Our team's mission

Children’s Hospital Foundation is an independent 501(c)3 that works to maximize philanthropic impact in children’s health at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU. We are dedicated to raising and stewarding philanthropic resources that will enable CHoR to become a top, nationally-ranked children’s hospital. With roots going back more than 100 years to the incorporation of Richmond’s original children’s hospital on Brook Road in 1920, we are proud to work with generous members of our community to drive excellence in patient care, education and research.

Children’s Hospital Foundation is currently engaged in a $100 million capital campaign to fund construction of the Wonder Tower, CHoR’s new home for inpatient, emergency and trauma services. Set to open in spring of 2023, the new facility will complete an entire city block—one million square feet—dedicated to the care of children.

Current open positions

Director of Development

The Director of Development is responsible for independently managing a portfolio of major gift prospects as well as planning and implementing strategies to identify, qualify, cultivate and solicit major and principal gift donors. The Director works in concert with leaders, clinicians, faculty and researchers responsible for elevating the reputation and prominence of key initiatives at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU. The Director will serve as a liaison to departments, divisions and programs of CHoR as assigned. As a member of the individual and foundation team, the Director will assist in planning and implementing comprehensive fundraising strategies that will lead to new and increased support from community leaders, grateful families, pediatric alumni and other friends of the institution. The Director will develop, launch and lead a philanthropic council designed to provide support through their own giving, who are connectors to other sources of funding; and who serve as ambassadors raising public visibility of CHoR. Learn more

Special Events Manager

The Special Events Manager is responsible for the acquisition, planning and implementation of special events which promote both internal and external interest, understanding and support for Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU. Responsibilities include designing and executing the organization’s overall events strategy, encompassing relevant activities across all donor segments. The Special Events Manager is primarily responsible for owned and third-party fundraising events and also works closely with members of the development, corporate fundraising and donor relations teams to support engagement, cultivation and stewardship events. Learn more

Prospect Development Manager

The Prospect Development Manager oversees and performs all aspects of prospect development, including portfolio management, prospect research, data analysis, and proactively building the prospect pipeline. This newly created position is responsible for the creation of a standardized, best practices approach to prospect development. This position works collaboratively with key leadership and development staff to guide their usage of this system to enhance our overall fundraising efforts. Learn more

Reporting and Integration Manager

The Reporting and Integration Manager implements and maintains best practice solutions that guide and enhance fundraising programs, most specifically in the areas of system development, database management, data analytics, and data visualization. Under the direction of the Vice President, and in collaboration with advancement staff, this position manages fundraising datasets in a Blackbaud environment, including Raiser’s Edge and ancillary systems (e.g. Luminate Online, Classy, and Omatic). This position works collaboratively with leadership and staff to guide their usage of the systems to enhance overall fundraising efforts. Learn more

Communications Specialist

The Communications Specialist assists with all organizational communications and leads the development of digital media, including website, social media and email. They also serve as the primary manager of the organization’s online fundraising and communications tools and systems. Learn more

Development Coordinator

The Development Coordinator provides project coordination and high-level administrative support for the communications, donor relations and corporate fundraising team members. This position will provide overall support to team members with specific areas of responsibility to include meeting and event logistics, calendar management and oversight, donor correspondence and reporting, and general project management. Learn more

How to apply

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to Please be sure to list the position title in the subject. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Children's Hospital Foundation is an equal opportunity/affirmative action organization providing access to employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, political affiliation, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or disability.