Sutter Health Communications and Annual Giving Coordinator - Philanthropy (Full Time - Days) in Sacramento, California


Philanthropy Project Coordinators are part of the centralized Philanthropy Services Team that supports frontline fundraising activities throughout the Sutter Health Valley Area. Specific assignments are delegated by one or more Directors or Managers. This position requires a high degree of individual initiative and decision-making autonomy.

Philanthropy Project Coordinators will be assigned a variety of projects to coordinate in one or more of the following philanthropy service areas: communications, events, annual giving, direct mail, employee giving, stewardship, recognition, planned giving, research, or prospect management. He or she will collaborate with Philanthropy Directors and Managers on strategic development and planning of the projects he or she is coordinating, but will be able to work with a high degree of independence.

Philanthropy Project Coordinators will actively partner with other development staff including Directors of Philanthropy, Managers, Senior Development Officers, Development Officers, the Vice President for Philanthrop, Coordinators, Associates and Assistants on the Philanthropy Services team. He or she will develop and maintain effective working relationships with hospital administrators, department directors and other affiliate staff, and will professionally represents the Sutter Health philanthropy mission with donors, prospects and patients.

The Communications Coordinator has frequent contact with senior management and medical staff leadership and many departments and facilities within SHSSR. To support specific communications needs, the incumbent may also have contact with others outside the Sutter organization, including donors, patients, other health care providers, and members of the community.



  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.


  • Knowledge of graphic design concepts..

  • Knowledge of researching and writing for donor newsletters.

  • Excellent knowledge of the English language and grammar is required.

  • Knowledge of administrative office procedures and protocol.

  • Knowledge of healthcare setting is preferred.


  • Demonstrated experience with timely project management.

  • Demonstrated experience coordinating multiple vendors.

  • Demonstrated proficiency with graphic design.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in advanced administrative skills and MS Office Suite applications, in particular Publisher.


  • Complex and multiple projects in fast-paced environment; required to make decisions based on incomplete data.

  • Must have strong graphic design skills.

  • Ability to compile, organize, summarize, prepare in text or graphic form and proofread data from a variety of sources.

  • Must have strong organizational skills and ability to balance numerous priorities.

  • Must be proficient in grammar, spelling, punctuation, and proofreading.

  • Must be detail oriented, self-directed and able to work with minimal supervision.

  • Must be able to deal appropriately with confidential or sensitive information, and to demonstrate diplomacy, tact and a high level of professionalism.

  • Ability to exercise discretion, initiative, and good judgment in coordinating and performing work assigned.

  • Ability to deal with donors, event attendees, vendors, volunteers, physicians and the general public in a tactful, courteous and effective manner and to establish and maintain cooperative work relationships.

  • Must be professional in appearance.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to provide instruction and technical direction to others.

Primary Location: California, Greater Sacramento Area, Sacramento

Organization: Sutter Valley Hospital

Employee Status: Regular

Employee Referral Bonus: No

Benefits: Yes

Position Status: Non-Exempt

Union: No

Job Shift: Day

Shift Hours: 8 Hour Shift

Days of the Week Scheduled: Monday-Friday

Weekend Requirements: None

Schedule: Full Time

Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: 80

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.