Posted On: 2017-08-01
Closing On: 2017-08-15
Location: Toronto, ON
Effective: asap
Employment Type: Contract
Level: Intermediate

Job Description


CAMH Foundation raises funds for research, education and the enhancement of patient care at CAMH, the leading hospital in Canada for people with mental illness and their families. Each year, CAMH provides exceptional care for more than 31,000 patients and responds to 500,000 outpatient visits. CAMH is acknowledged as a world leader in brain science. They inspire change in the mental health field through the professionals they train, the knowledge they discover and share, and in the modern facilities they are building: embedded in the community and open to the world.

Position Summary

CAMH Foundation is currently seeking a Development Coordinator, Major Gifts.

(1 Year Contract Full-Time Position)

CAMH Foundation is seeking a dynamic, detail-oriented person to join CAMH Foundation’s Major Gift team to help achieve aggressive fundraising goals. The incumbent will provide direct administrative and fundraising support to two Senior Development Officers.

The incumbent will be part of the successful development and implementation of strategies for Major Gifts, and assist in raising funds from major and planned gifts prospects and donors. The Development Coordinator will support other strategic projects that help advance overall team goals as required. The successful candidate will be a mature, proactive, energetic and versatile individual who can manage multiple priorities in a busy office. The successful candidate enjoys the challenge of working in a vigorous, successful fundraising environment with responsibility for a wide range of assigned duties and projects. The incumbent will require strong administrative, multi-tasking and organizational skills to track and complete assigned development activities and prospect/donor portfolios. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in related fundraising roles and a strong interest in the Major Gifts field.


Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide accurate, responsive and professional administrative and organizational support to the Senior Development Officers.
  • Schedule and coordinate logistics for meetings and tours on behalf of the Senior Development officers, with prospects, donors, volunteers and others.
  • Draft written materials on behalf of the Senior Development Officers, including briefing materials, call reports, meeting materials, progress reports, daily correspondence and planning documents as appropriate,
  • Draft, format and edit a range of donor correspondence including gift acknowledgements, invitations, pledge forms and more.
  • Assist with the preparation of proposals, stewardship reports, and other Major Gift materials and packages.
  • Assist Senior Development officers in managing their prospect portfolios through the timely and accurate coordination, inputting, tracking and reporting of prospect actions.
  • Ensure timely and accurate follow up and implementation of prospect and gift related actions.
  • Assist as needed with organizing cultivation, stewardship and recognition events. Provide support at functions as needed. Some evening work is required.
  • Update and maintain donor database, electronic and hard copy files and records.
  • Prepare regular and ad hoc prospect, pledge, gift and other reports from Raiser’s Edge and online business tools.
  • Respond to internal and external requests for information in a way that builds rapport and relationships.
  • Participate actively as a member of the Foundation team.
  • Other duties and responsibilities consistent with job classification.




  • University degree, college diploma or equivalent experience
  • 2 or more years relevant work experience as a fundraising team member. Major Gifts team experience is an asset.
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent relationship building and customer service skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Superb organizational and analytical skills
  • Strong overall administrative skills, including well developed business writing and proof-reading experience
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and to successfully manage multiple priorities in a hectic and results oriented environment
  • Advanced computer literacy: Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint), database software and spreadsheet programs; familiarity with Raiser´s Edge a significant asset.
  • A flexible team player with demonstrated ability to collaborate and support colleagues and motivated to achieve results.
  • Evidence of professionalism, judgement, initiative, tact, discretion, diplomacy and creativity
  • Willingness to learn and to take on additional responsibilities as appropriate
  • Experience working in a health care or other large, complex not-for-profit environment


Living the Values

CAMH Foundation has adopted four core organizational values that guide how we achieve our goals. Every staff member is responsible for carrying out their role in accordance with our values and behaviours.

Make a Difference

  • Strive to create change in mental health.

  • Take time regularly to share inspiring stories related to our work.

  • Align on overarching purpose/vision.

  • Live our values in the service of our mission.

  • Maintain clarity of direction

  • Define/achieve long-term goals.

  • Contribute with drive, ensure results.

  • Partner with stakeholders, in particular donors and hospital staff.


    Communicate Openly

  • Be respectful/supportive of one another.

  • Encourage different points of view.

  • Engage with an appreciation for one another’s point of view.

  • Ask questions, listen and seek to understand.

  • Treat one another with the same care deserved by those we serve.

  • Provide timely, constructive feedback.

  • Trust the thoughtful exercise of judgement

  • Contribute to a positive environment.

  • Share information/keep others informed.

  • Think of implications for others.

  • Explain rationale for decisions.

  • Be accessible.

  • Collaborate across teams.


    Be Accountable

  • Take responsibility for making things work.

  • Act with energy to get results.

  • Focus on our collective performance.

  • Trust people will get it done right.

  • Go beyond filing issues and be solutions-oriented.

  • Recognize one another’s contribution.

  • Define clear roles/expectations.

  • Empower one another with accountability.

  • Optimize resources with effective processes.

  • Commit to professionalism/excellence.

  • Seek feedback to enhance how we support one another.


    Learn and Innovate

  • Learn and coach people around you.

  • Voice constructive criticism and stay open to feedback.

  • Keep challenging/investing in people.

  • Stay open to new ideas.

  • Ask for their help when needed.

  • Be ready to support colleagues.

  • Respect ability to challenge.

  • Interact with energy and humour.

  • Acknowledge and learn from mistakes.

  • Impart knowledge as part of work.

  • Drive positive change with courage.

  • Be creative, innovate and seek new ways to conduct business.


    Interested candidates should forward their resume and cover letter to: Please enter “Response to HR Development Coordinator” in the subject line of your email.

    Closing Date: August 15, 2017

    CAMH Foundation thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. CAMH has a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunity employer.