Posted On: 2017-04-03
Closing On: 2017-04-21
Location: Toronto, ON
Effective: asap
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Management
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Job Description

POSITION TITLE:                              Associate Director of Philanthropy

LOCATION:                                        Provincial Office                                

REPORTS TO:                                   Vice President, Marketing, Communication and Development

About The Lung Association:

Breathing. It’s what unites us and it’s what keeps us pushing ahead, whether it’s searching for cures to lung diseases, helping people to quit smoking and ensuring that children never start, or fighting for clean air.

The Lung Association was originally founded to provide care for tuberculosis patients. Over the years, we’ve evolved to meet the changing needs of Canadians, expanding our focus to asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer and other forms of lung disease.

Today, The Lung Association is the leading organization working to promote lung health and prevent and manage lung disease. We do this by funding vital research, pushing for improved treatments and better policies, and helping patients manage their health.

We are helping all Canadians breathe.

Position Overview:

Having successfully launched an exciting new brand, The Lung Association – Ontario is looking for a dynamic and accomplished fundraising professional to join our Marketing, Communications and Development Team in the role of Associate Director of Philanthropy.

Reporting to, and working in close collaboration with the Vice President, Marketing, Communication and Development, the Associate Director of Philanthropy will be responsible for stewarding existing relationships, and for developing, cultivating and closing new gifts with individual, corporate and institutional donors.  A key member of the team and an active participant in making strategic decisions affecting The Lung Association - Ontario's development activities, the Associate Director of Philanthropy will design and implement a comprehensive plan for cultivating philanthropic support, expanding and diversifying The Lung Association - Ontario's donor base/pipeline, and working closely with other team members to secure funding for new initiatives.


  • Develop and implement plans and strategies to advance donor prospects, enhance strategic fundraising priorities, and to generate consistent and significant increases to the funds generated, in conjunction with the VP of Marketing, Communication, and Development.
  • Develop the annual workplans and budgets for individual, foundation and corporate fundraising
  • Be accountable for the management and implementation of approved workplans, and ensuring that the annual revenue objectives and budget are met
  • Support and partner with the Vice President, Marketing, Communication and Development on all philanthropic fundraising activities
  • Build, manage and mentor a team of development professionals
  • Develop and implement case statements (including budgets) for strategic priority fundraising projects and use in qualifying, cultivating and soliciting identified project-based prospect lists
  • Ensure the systematic collection of donor information and tracking of points of contact in accordance with best practices; provide and present statistical analysis to senior leaders
  • Develop and implement a stewardship program aimed at cultivating deeper ties with donors and corporate partners
  • Be accountable for developing and managing relationships within his/her own major gift portfolio, personally conducting cultivation visits, solicitation calls and stewardship activities
  • Monitor own activity and participate in monitoring requirements of the team
  • Write for development including: solicitation and acknowledgement letters, case statements, proposals and stewardship reports
  • Ensure the key components of institutional and central-based fundraising campaigns are coordinated with key initiatives to capitalize on relationships with community, corporate partners, foundations and individuals
  • Effectively manage fundraising resources and practice ethical fundraising
  • Other duties as assigned by the Vice President, Marketing, Communications and Development


  • University degree or equivalent
  • Member in good standing with CAGP, AFP or AHP; CFRE is an asset
  • Minimum of 10 years of fund development experience, with a proven track record in securing gifts and managing relationships at all giving levels
  • Minimum of five years of management experience
  • Experience communicating with, influencing and engaging high-level donors, and demonstrated success in soliciting and securing intermediate and five and six figure (or higher) major gifts
  • Proven program management abilities with the demonstrated ability to drive and achieve financial targets
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills, including demonstrated ability to develop and present strong cases for support and effectively report on impact of gifts
  • Coaching and mentoring skills with the ability to build and lead an effective team
  • Experience inspiring, developing and working with senior level volunteers
  • Superior organizational skills, and an ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong team player with the ability to work independently and with minimal supervision  
  • Possess strong technical skills including experience with fundraising database applications (knowledge of Raisers Edge is an asset), and ability to use and analyze data
  • Willingness to work outside of regular business hours and travel as necessary
  • Bilingualism is a definite asset

Applicants can submit their cover letter and resume to Geeta Thomas:

Closing Date: April 21, 2017