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Our Team

 

The development staff of the Foundation works to develop programs of major and annual giving opportunities, by seeking gifts from foundations and corporations, through estate planning, and by facilitating numerous fundraising and recognition events. All gifts are designated to programs or projects within one of the six LSU Health New Orleans schools: Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Graduate Studies. Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health.

The accounting and finance staff of the Foundation manage more than $100 million in funds and maintain accountability for all reporting required by the IRS and the State of Louisiana for LSU Health New Orleans. The research and development services staff maintain a database of alumni and donors for all LSU Health New Orleans schools, centers and programs.

The entire Foundation staff works closely with the chancellor, schools, the Foundation board of directors and select community and business leaders to continue bringing excellence and value to LSU Health New Orleans.

Please direct all donations and correspondence to:

LSU Health Foundation New Orleans
2000 Tulane Avenue, 4th Floor
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: 504-568-3712
Fax: 504-568-3460

ADMINISTRATION

 

MattAltier

Matthew Altier

President and Chief Executive Officer
504-568-5721
maltier@lsuhealthfoundation.org

DEVELOPMENT TEAM

 

oliveira

Krystal Oliveira

Chief Development Officer
504-568-2422
koliveira@lsuhealthfoundation.org

Keisha Calvin

Database Associate
504-568-5727
kcalvin@lsuhealthfoundation.org

jenna

Jenna Cronin, bCRE-PRO

Director of Advancement Services
504-568-2421
jcronin@lsuhealthfoundation.org

Elise

Elise Curole

Director of Annual Giving & Marketing
504-568-2433
ecurole@lsuhealthfoundation.org

hernadez

Brandi Hernandez

Director of Operations & Research
504-568-5716
bhernandez@lsuhealthfoundation.org

Katherine O’Hagan

Director of Development – School of Medicine
504-568-2430
kohagan@lsuhealthfoundation.org

south

Christina South

Senior Director of Development
504-568-5718
csouth@lsuhealthfoundation.org

ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE TEAM

 

Hemphill

Timothy A. Hemphill, CPA

Vice President & CFO
504-568-5726
themphill@lsuhealthfoundation.org

phillips

Laurie Phillips

Accounting Manager
504-568-5720
lphillips@lsuhealthfoundation.org

harness

Joseph Harness

Accounting Manager
504-568-5719
jharness@lsuhealthfoundation.org

BUSINESS VENTURES TEAM

Benjamin Caplan

Benjamin Caplan

Executive Director of Business Ventures
504-568-5728
bcaplan@lsuhealthfoundation.org

J. Morgan

General Manager,
LSU Health Fitness Center
504-619-9960
jmorgan@lsuhealthfitness.com

Kelly Gervais

Kelly Gervais

Operations Manager of Business Ventures
504-568-7795
kgervais@lsuhealthfoundation.org

Join Our Team

The LSU Health Foundation New Orleans is growing and we are always looking for talented, qualified professionals to join our team and help us find cures and advance healthcare for all. To learn more or be considered for our rapidly growing foundation, please send your resume and cover letter to: careers@lsuhealthfoundation.org and stay tuned as we post additional career opportunities.


Seeking for Accounting Associate

Classification
Exempt

Reports to
Vice President & CFO

Position Type
Full-Time

About LSU Health Foundation, New Orleans

The LSU Health Foundation, New Orleans is an institutionally-related 501(c)(3) organization that
supports LSU Health Sciences Center – New Orleans and its fourfold mission of education, patient
care, research, and community outreach. The mission of the Foundation is to inspire donors to
invest in the LSU Health Sciences Center – New Orleans and its future and to properly steward
those contributions, and to help meet the ever evolving needs of the LSU Health Sciences Center
– New Orleans by providing new philanthropic and business resources, partnerships, programs,
real estate and property leases, auxiliary businesses and other services that support and
strengthen the educational and community mission of the LSU Health Sciences Center.

Summary/Objective

The Accounting Associate plays an important role in working with the Foundation’s finance team
to support the rapidly growing needs of the Foundation and the LSU Health Sciences Center.

The Accounting Associate has dual dotted line reporting to the Accounting Managers. The Vice
President & CFO will be the direct administrative supervisor.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform
the essential functions.

This position is responsible for the following:

  • Processing accounts payable (e.g. invoices, check requisitions, and expense reports)
  • Prepare check runs, at a minimum twice per week, in a timely manner
  • File and maintain check copies and all appropriate back up
  • Verify all expenditures and maintain financial integrity by following internal accounting
    controls and established policies and procedures
  • Interfacing with members of the campus community (both in person, phone and by email),
    staff and vendors on matters related to disbursements and general ledger transactions
  • Index electronic images and scans into the system of record for Finance, including fund
    management
  • Responsible for organizing, accounting for and delivering deposits to the bank
  • Respond to data request for fund reports and transactions
  • Document processes and procedures

This position will assist the Finance team with the following:

  • Reconcile bank and credit card reports with supporting detail and general ledger
    transactions
  • Verify records and the underlying support to prepare journal entries
  • Assist with the preparation of records for monthly, quarterly, annual and ad hoc reports
  • Assist with the annual audit and Form 990 preparation; other compliance matters as
    needed
  • Act as a runner and backup support as needed for finance and administration
  • Assist in implementing new technologies for department efficiency
  • Support Finance, Administration and Development as needed with other duties as
    assigned

Required Education & Experience

  • Related associates or technical degree
  • Some office or industry related professional experience
  • Outstanding attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Proven time management skills, with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks in
    order to meet deadlines
  • Excellent professional communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Ability to interact with stakeholders (e.g. board, donors, staff, faculty) in a professional,
    courteous manner
  • Work collaboratively with Finance, Administration and Development teams on joint projects
  • Proficient with technology, such as Office 365 including MS Word, Excel and Outlook

Preferred Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • One to three years’ experience in database entry, bookkeeping, financial reconciliation or other
    relevant experience, preferably with a non-profit
  • Experience with philanthropy related information systems such as Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge,
    Financial Edge or other relevant experience a plus

In addition, a successful team member in this role must demonstrate the following:

  • Positive attitude toward their duties and co-workers, flexible and willing to pitch in
  • Open to training and learning new topics and technologies, especially as it relates to applicable
    tax laws, the fundraising process, and the concept of advancement services
  • Must have a strong customer service orientation
  • Perform duties under minimum supervision, both independently and in a team environment
  • Good problem-solving, critical thinking and analytic skills
  • Diligent and organized note taker
  • Be proactive, take initiative, resolve problems, follow through, and simultaneously manage
    multiple priorities to ensure goals are met in a timely manner with a strong sense of urgency
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in a high-performing, fast-paced professional environment
  • Ability to envision and execute new ways to deliver value to donors/clients
  • Ability to maintain confidential information and ensure security compliance
  • Interested in a growing role and career track with the organization
  • Strong commitment and passion to the mission of the organization

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of
activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties,
responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee
to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job,
the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand;
walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. This position requires
the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20-pounds.

Location

New Orleans, Louisiana.

Travel

Some local travel may be required for this position.

Compensation

Competitive with opportunity for growth. Benefits include medical insurance, employer-paid
dental, vision, long-term disability, AD&D and life insurance, as well as access to contributions to
a 403(b) plan, complementary gym membership, paid parking, PTO and company holidays.

Work Authorization/Security Clearance

Authorized to work in the United States and can provide documentation supporting this
authorization.

AAP/EEO Statement

LSU Health Foundation, New Orleans values diversity within our organization and encourages
individuals of any race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin,
disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law to apply
for any open positions they deem themselves qualified for.

Application & Interview Process

All resumes should be submitted to careers@lsuhealthfoundation.org with the subject line
reading “Accounting Associate Position”. All cover letters, resumes, curriculum vitae, etc. should
be in either MS Word or Adobe Acrobat PFD format. No other formats will be accepted. We
reserve the right to request additional information and to perform a background check on eligible
candidates.


Seeking for Executive Coordinator

Classification
Exempt

Reports to
Chief Development Officer

Position Type
Full-Time

About LSU Health Foundation, New Orleans

The LSU Health Foundation, New Orleans is an institutionally-related 501(c)(3) organization that
supports LSU Health Sciences Center – New Orleans and its fourfold mission of education, patient
care, research, and community outreach. The mission of the Foundation is to inspire donors to
invest in the LSU Health Sciences Center – New Orleans and its future and to properly steward
those contributions, and to help meet the ever evolving needs of the LSU Health Sciences Center
– New Orleans by providing new philanthropic and business resources, partnerships, programs,
real estate and property leases, auxiliary businesses and other services that support and
strengthen the educational and community mission of the LSU Health Sciences Center.

Summary/Objective

The candidate in this blended role will be spending 80% of their time performing Executive
Coordinator duties and the remaining 20% of their time performing Receptionist duties. The
Executive Coordinator duties include providing support to the C-suite and Development staff by
carrying out various administrative activities and special projects. This position is also responsible
for managing the front desk, providing exceptional customer service to staff and visitors, and
performing general administrative duties as assigned.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions:

Executive Coordinator Duties (80%):

  • Responsible for closing gifts under $25,000 in response to donor requests and assignment
  • Assists with the closing of all gifts coordinating collaboration with leading major gift
    officers
  • Return calls and relays information needed for project completion
  • Manages the emails and calendar of the Chief Development Officer
  • Assist major gift officers with coordinating travel itineraries and related administrative
    support
  • Contact donors on behalf of the CDO, Director of Development – School of Medicine and
    Senior Director of Development – Planned Giving to secure visits and provide necessary
    follow-up with the goal of closing gifts or moving relationships forward
  • Assist other members of the development team as needed to complete projects including,
    but not limited to, collecting data and following-up with stakeholders
  • Assist the CDO with tracking and reporting on all ongoing development projects to identify
    status and ensuring next steps are implemented (i.e. moves management)

Receptionist Duties (20%):

  • Greeting visitors and making guests feel welcome
  • Manage IT and technical issues related to audio visual equipment and coordinate with the
    appropriate vendors
  • Handle all mailing and package administration for the office
  • Assist the Director of Operations with all Board and Committee meetings, as well as other
    meetings scheduled in conference rooms and with the C-Suite
  • Handles administrative needs of the program staff, including scheduling meetings with
    internal and external stakeholders, photocopying, filing, scanning, drafting
    correspondence, etc., as needed
  • Tracks staff travel and paid time off (PTO) on Company calendar
  • Processes expense reports for C-Suite and development staff, including working with
    manager and accounting to assure adherence to Foundation policies
  • Assists with processing of contracts and consultant invoices as needed
  • Coordinates internal meeting logistics, including agendas, materials, refreshments,
    technical needs, etc. for program staff
  • Maintaining the conference rooms and shared spaces
  • Assists Development team with events and convenings, including, but not limited to
    corresponding with vendors, liaising with venue staff as needed, tracking event RSVPs and
    printing/collating materials.

Required Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or Associate’s Degree with commensurate experience
  • Minimum 3 years of administrative experience within an office environment
  • Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication, customer service, and interpersonal skills with
    the ability to interact effectively with all levels of staff, the board and external relations.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize, multi-task and manage time, while paying attention to
    detail
  • Ability to anticipate issues and needs and takes initiative to respond appropriately
  • Works well independently and collaboratively within a team
  • High level of professionalism, diplomacy and discretion with the ability to maintain
    matters of confidentiality
  • Interest in philanthropy and the Foundation’s mission and priority areas
  • Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making
    capability
  • Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion, be adaptable to various
    competing demands, and demonstrate the highest level of customer service and response
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fastpaced
    environment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Power Point)
  • Experience in Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge, Adobe Acrobat, and Social Media platforms is a
    plus

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment, both with a team and independent work.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of
activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties,
responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee
to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job,
the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand;
walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. This position requires
the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20-pounds.

Location

New Orleans, Louisiana.

Travel

Some local travel may be required for this position.

Compensation

Competitive with opportunity for growth. Benefits include medical insurance, employer-paid
dental, vision, long-term disability, AD&D and life insurance, as well as access to contributions to
a 403(b) plan, complementary gym membership, paid parking, PTO and company holidays.

Work Authorization/Security Clearance

Authorized to work in the United States and can provide documentation supporting this
authorization.

AAP/EEO Statement

LSU Health Foundation, New Orleans values diversity within our organization and encourages
individuals of any race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin,
disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law to
apply for any open positions they deem themselves qualified for.

Application & Interview Process

All resumes should be submitted to careers@lsuhealthfoundation.org with the subject line
reading “Executive Coordinator/Receptionist.” All cover letters, resumes, curriculum vitae, etc.
should be in either MS Word or Adobe Acrobat PFD format. No other formats will be accepted.
We reserve the right to request additional information and to perform a background check on
eligible candidates.


 

Seeking for Student Assistant – Communications

LSUHFNO is seeking a Student Assistant- Communications to work with our fundraising and communications team to help raise awareness and engage donors, faculty and students. This role will support the activities and operations of the Communications function which includes social media content support, website support, and event logistics assistance. Qualified applicants will be a full-time student at a junior or senior level who is detail oriented, organized, and has excellent interpersonal communication skills. Generally, this position will work up to 20 hours per week between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.

 

Required Education & Experience

  1. Full-time student status as a junior or senior at an accredited college or university
  2. Available to work up to 20 hours a week between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday; Available to work up to 40 hours a week during holiday breaks and summer months; Available to work occasional night or weekend hours.
  3. Competency with Microsoft Office products
  4. Detail oriented and organized
  5. Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  6. Ability to think critically
  7. Ability to handle confidential matters
  8. A professional, polished demeanor

 

Application & Interview Process

To apply, the following documents should be submitted to careers@lsuhealthfoundation.org with the subject line reading “Student Assistant Internship”:

  1. Resume
  2. Three work or project related social media posts
  3. Writing sample speaking to the value of communications in a robust work strategy (1000 word cap)

All cover letters, resumes, curriculum vitae, etc. should be in either MS Word or Adobe Acrobat PFD format.  No other formats will be accepted.  We reserve the right to request additional information and to perform a background check on eligible candidates.

 

AAP/EEO Statement

LSU Health Foundation, New Orleans values diversity within our organization and encourages individuals of any race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law to apply for any open positions they deem themselves qualified for.