Posted On: 2017-05-03
Closing On: 2017-05-26
Location: Toronto, ON
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Intermediate

Job Description

The Arthritis Society has been setting lives in motion for almost 70 years. Dedicated to a vision of living well while creating a future without arthritis, The Society is Canada’s principal health charity providing education programs and support to the over 4.6 million Canadians living with arthritis. Since its founding in 1948, The Society has been the largest non‐government funder of arthritis research in Canada, investing over $195 million in projects that have led to breakthroughs in the diagnosis, treatment and care of people with arthritis. The Arthritis Society is accredited under Imagine Canada’s Standards Program.

Planned Giving Specialist

Ontario Division | Location: Toronto

Role Profile:

Reporting to the Vice President of Philanthropic Giving, the Planned Giving Specialist is responsible for administering the planned giving program and supporting the work of the department in the identification, prospect research, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of estates, planned gifts, individuals and other stakeholders. In addition, he/she will provide administrative support to the fundraising team on the facilitation of stock/security transfers nationally inclusive of assisting with database maintenance, ensuring accuracy, quality and integrity of data inputted.

Required Skills and Experience:

The successful candidate will hold a bachelor’s degree in business and possess at least three (3) years of experience gained within a planned giving environment, ideally within the healthcare and/or non-profit sector. Excellent relationship management and communication skills are essential, with the successful candidate required to interact regularly with a wide range of stakeholders including donors, professional advisors and colleagues at all levels nationwide. A proven self-starter, he/she will be extremely organized, efficient and detail-oriented, operating with a sense of urgency in a busy environment. As such, the ability to prioritize conflicting workload demands and multi-task is essential. The ideal candidate will be extremely trustworthy and operate with the highest level of integrity, with a proven ability to exercise sound judgement. Given the nature of the portfolio, experience handling confidential information with the required discretion, care and compassion is a must.

We are seeking talented individuals who embrace our core values and are passionate about furthering their careers within the planned giving field. If you are interested in and qualified for this exciting opportunity, please submit a resume and covering letter in the strictest of confidence to by May 26, 2017

We thank all applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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