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Director of Development
Post Date: 04/25/23   Company: Lee Health

Job Description:

Director of Development

Lee Health

Fort Meyers, FL

Full Time Day


We currently have the following specialties available:

  • Director of Development
  • Associate Director of Development
  • Senior Director of Development


Responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors to raise philanthropic funds on behalf of the Lee Health, its entities and its programs. Works directly with volunteers, medical staff, administrative staff, and other hospital employees as well as with both individuals and corporate donors. Builds relationships with major donors and works as part of the team to increase donations to Lee Health. Collaborates with the special events team to identify attendees with large capacity to support the foundation. Responsible for identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major donors to Lee Health. Simultaneously manages portfolio of 150-175 prospects and donors (50 prospects for organizational giving, stewardship, and Childrens Miracle Network), prepares, and executes solicitation/stewardship strategy plans for each including working with senior hospital leadership, physicians, board members, volunteers, or professional legal and financial advisors, to solicit gifts of $25,000 or more for established strategic philanthropic priorities. Works in a metrics and goal driven environment requiring a minimum face-to-face visit with donors, dollar goals, and works effectively with other members of the Foundation team on identifying, cultivating, and stewarding major donors. Serves as a liaison to a system priority area, facility, or geographic region as needed.



  • Bachelor’s degree in science or arts required.
  • Master’s degree preferred.
  • 1 year or more of experience in sales, development, marketing, communications, direct mail, or general business required.
  • 3 years fundraising required.
  • CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) certification preferred.


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About Lee Health

Lee Health is one of the largest public health systems in the U.S. and one of the largest not-for-profit public health systems in Florida. With 4 acute care hospitals; Lee Memorial, Healthpark Medical Center, Cape Coral Hospital and Gulf Coast Medical Center, two specialty hospitals; Gaisano Children’s Hospital and The Rehab Hospital. Lee Physician Group with over 80 practices throughout Southwest Florida, a Regional Cancer Center, seven outpatient centers, three walk-in clinics and two pediatric outpatient facilities.

HEALTHGRADES ranks Lee Health’s four acute care hospitals in the top 5% in the nation for overall clinical excellence in 2019, 2020, 2021 AND 2022 and is included in America’s 250 Best Hospitals

For more information about Lee Health, please follow the link below:


Lee Health is a drug/tobacco-free employer. EOE