Virginia Garcia Memorial Foundation provides enduring support for Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center through funding, community relations and the cultivation of community partners. Since 1975, Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center has provided high quality, comprehensive and culturally appropriate primary health care to the communities of Washington and Yamhill Counties with a special emphasis on those with barriers to receiving care.

Job Summary: The Individual Partnership Officer (IPO) is an integral member of the Virginia Garcia Memorial Foundation team and will lead the Foundation’s efforts to raise funds from individual donors to support the work of Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center (the Center). The IPO will implement a variety of fundraising programs including: major gifts, planned giving and annual giving campaigns. The IPO will work with the team to ensure the success of the Foundation’s fundraising events and communications.


The individual in this role will work with the Foundation team to create and maintain a positive and proactive work environment. Some night and weekend work will be required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Create the annual fundraising strategy and projections for all individual donors.
Be an ambassador for Virginia Garcia among new and potential donors.
Cultivate and secure major gifts for Virginia Garcia with a special emphasis on growing the donor group “Friends of Virginia Garcia.”
Work closely with the Board and Executive Director to reach new and renewing donors.
Ensure the success of the Foundation’s annual fundraising events, working closely with the team to confirm guests, committed gifts, and in-kind donations.
Proactively create opportunities to meet new individual donor prospects.
Implement the Foundation’s planned giving program.
Cultivate and steward non-major gift individual donors, in partnership with the Corporate & Individual Development Associate.
Create semi-annual direct mail appeals to individual donors and coordinate direct mail outreach to individuals with the Corporate & Individual Development Associate.
Assist the Foundation team with its marketing strategy including nominating the Center and its staff for awards as appropriate throughout the year; assisting with writing and/or editing copy for the e-newsletter and website.
Perform other duties as required.
Handle protected health information in a manner consistent with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).

HIPAA Requirements:

The IPO will have some access to patients for the purposes of interviewing to gather patient stories. Applying the minimum necessary standard of HIPAA, if interviewing patients, the IPO shall not disclose individual identifiable information without the proper consent form completed by the individual interviewed.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
A self-driven, positive and professional work ethic.
Ability to set priorities, take initiative and manage diverse responsibilities.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
Passion for the work of Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center.
Valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, safe driving record and insurance coverage required for some travel within Oregon and Washington.

Education and Experience Required:

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or equivalent experience.
Five or more years of experience in fundraising.
Experience in major gift fundraising required.
Proven successful experience working as a member of a team.
Experience in planned giving preferred.

Behavioral Competencies:


Role model VG’s mission, vision, and shared values

Listen to the voice of the customer and strive to delight them by exceeding their expectations

If someone needs help, help them

Be innovative, apply fresh ideas, and continuously improve how you do your work

Maintain strict confidentiality and respect the privacy of others

Demonstrate integrity, honesty, and stewardship in all encounters at work

Demonstrate consideration and appreciation for co-workers and patients

Demonstrate the ability to convey thoughts and ideas as well as understand perspective of others

Physical Requirements:

Percentage of time spent:

Standing: 5%
Walking: 10%
Sitting: up to 75%
Lifting/Carrying: 5%
Bend, Reach, Stoop: 5%
Use of Computer: up to 80%
Must be able to lift/carry up to 40 lbs – supplies

Office Equipment Used:

Computer: to perform data entry and word processing
Telephone, fax, copier, scanner


Staff member must meet immunizations requirements as stated in VGMHC’s immunization policy.

Job description represent a general outline of the essential and major job duties, functions and qualifications required. They cannot be all-inclusive and comprehensive due to the dynamic nature of work performed to accomplish VGMHC’s Mission.

VGMHC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No person is unlawfully excluded from consideration for employment because of race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, veteran status, marital status or physical challenges. The policy applies not only to recruitment and hiring practices, but also includes affirmative action in the area of placement, promotion, transfer, rate of pay and termination.

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