Posted On: 2017-04-10
Closing On: 2017-04-25
Location: Toronto, ON
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Senior
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Job Description

Position: Campaign Director
Site: Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation
Department: Major Gifts
Hours: 35 Hours/ Week
Status: Permanent Full-Time

With a long tradition of groundbreaking firsts and a vision of achieving global impact through exemplary patient care, research and education, the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together some of the world´s top medical, research and clinical specialists. Working together with health care and research professionals, patients and the community, The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation raises over $100 million annually to support breakthrough research and patient care and education programs of UHN’s Princess Margaret Cancer Centre – one of the Top 5 cancer research centres in the world.

Job Summary

Working under the direction of the Vice President, Development, the Campaign Director will be responsible for the development of the Major Gifts fundraising campaign for their respective portfolio and overarching priorities by identifying and engaging individuals, corporations or Foundations who are capable of making gifts over $100,000. Working closely with active volunteers and senior medical leaders they will be responsible for all aspects of the management and delivery of the major gifts efforts for these programs.

In addition to building relationships and soliciting gifts, the incumbent will also ensure proper stewardship takes place following a gift commitment to maintain the donor's involvement, interest and support. It is important that the Campaign Director be committed to success by being comfortable in any setting, sensitive to nuance, and determined to make the right approach in each circumstance.

Bringing significant fundraising experience to the Foundation, it is essential that the Campaign Director also provide leadership to and help support the development of colleagues, working effectively and respectfully with members of all departments in the Foundation. Known for their professionalism and integrity, the candidate must also have the ability to work independently while maintaining commitment to the Foundation as a whole.

Duties and Responsibilities

Primary responsibilities include:

  1. Identifying potential sources of major and planned giving donors - individuals, foundations and corporations.
  2. Ensuring appropriate research is undertaken to provide background information on prospects to confirm that the prospect has the capacity to be a major donor.
  3. Working effectively with the clinicians and scientists in their respective programs to identify prospects, clarify priorities and work cooperatively to successfully engage donors.
  4. Working with members of the major gifts team, the cancer centre community and volunteers, the incumbent develops tailored programs which are designed to gain/enhance the interest and involvement of the prospect in clinical and research priorities.
  5. Overseeing the ongoing identification, monitoring and evaluation of a prospect's capacity level as well as their readiness to give.
  6. In consultation with others involved with a prospect, determines the appropriate timing for solicitation, ensuring that volunteers are properly briefed and prepared in advance of any contacts being made. Participates in solicitation calls, as appropriate.
  7. Works with Campaign Operations to prepare written materials including case statements, tailored proposals, correspondence, impact reports and planning documents.
  8. Maintains up-to-date knowledge of planned giving vehicles to ensure the full suite of gift planning opportunities are presented to prospects. Works with donors’ professional advisors as appropriate.
  9. Develops career path/performance goals in consultation with the Vice President, Development
  10. Performs cross-functional duties, as assigned.
  11. Ensures the maintenance of up-to-date records of contact with prospects/donors in the database and hard files
  12. Performs other duties consistent with the job classification, as required.

Work Environment

Significant amount of activity outside the office in meetings with prospects and volunteers.
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Regular daily hours of work with some evenings and weekends.
Shared commitment and support of the overall Foundation goals.


  • Demonstrated major gift development experience with $100,000+ donors including working closely with senior volunteers.
  • Five or more years’ involvement in a major gift fundraising role with a proven track record of success.
  • Passion for the cause.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a team in a hectic and results-oriented environment.
  • Computer literacy: Microsoft Word, database software and spreadsheet programs, familiarity with Raiser's Edge an asset.
  • Exceptional personal and communication skills.
  • University degree or equivalent experience.
  • Strong organizational, strategic and analytical skills. Evidence of leadership and initiative, tact, diplomacy, attention to detail, creativity and trustworthiness.
  • CFRE an asset

If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, please apply on-line at

You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.

CLOSING DATE: April 25, 2017 

University Health Network thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.