Posted On: 2017-10-02
Closing On: 2017-11-06
Location: Toronto, ON
Effective: ASAP
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Intermediate

Job Description

Fund Development Officer

Located in Downtown Toronto (5 minutes from Bay/Bloor), Belmont House is a charitable, non-profit, Christian home for seniors offering long term care, retirement living and apartments. For 165 years we have provided quality care to our residents in a safe and stimulating home environment.   Belmont House values respect, caring, innovation, teamwork, excellence and responsiveness.  We are currently seeking a Fund Development Officer on a Regular Full Time Basis (37.50 hours weekly).

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Fund Development Officer is responsible for planning and coordinating all aspects of the fundraising program for Belmont House.  This role is a direct fundraising role, which will require experience with cultivation of donors. The successful candidate will provide leadership on fundraising initiatives including annual giving, direct mail, planned giving, donor cultivation and stewardship, sponsorship and special events. They will also identify, organize and manage the fundraising activities with a focus on new opportunities to obtain on-going and increased support from, major donors and planned gifts and individuals. 


(Other duties may be assigned).

  • Oversee and execute effective stewardship strategies to strengthen donor relationships; ensure gifts are processed appropriately, thank you calls, letters & tax receipts are executed promptly and stewardship reports/letters are issued on a timely basis.

  • Research and prepare grant proposals.

  • Provide guidance and assistance to the Chief Executive Officer and Board of Directors in the planning and direction of all fundraising programs.
  • Draft and distribute communication to donors and potential donors on a regular basis.

  • Provide timely information concerning trends and new developments in the Charitable/Not-for-Profit sector, as well as legislation impacting upon philanthropy and/or operation of a public foundation.

  • Ensure department operates within budget.

  • Present to Board of Directors, Senior Management Team and/or other parties as required regarding department on goings and initiatives.

  • Participate in 3rd party internal audit as required.

  • Maintain positive relationships within the Belmont House community by maintaining a regular presence in Long Term Care and Retirement.


  • University degree or community college diploma in a related field or equivalent background in fundraising; CFRE an asset.
  • Three to five years of progressive fundraising experience including relevant experience at a health care institution, working with senior volunteers.
  • Advanced computer skills and expert proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Raiser’s Edge experience desirable
  • Past experience and demonstrated success in the direct solicitation of major gifts and planned gifts
  • Desire to work as part of a team and willingness to promote the principles and values of Belmont House.
  • Excellent marketing and communication skills with a focus on producing newsletters.
  • Strong customer service oriented approach complemented by excellent organizational and time management abilities.
  • Ability to use sound judgment and maintain discretion and confidentiality at all times
  • Self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to inspire, train, motivates and supervises volunteers.
  • Experience and contacts in the Toronto area are considered an asset

The successful candidate will work 37.50 hours per week Monday to Friday (with an ability to work flexible hours where needed).  Belmont House offers a competitive compensation package with a salary range of $55,000 to $65,000 per year with benefits coverage (Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, Accidental Death & Dismemberment, Medical & Dental) and participation in the Pension Plan (Defined Contribution).

Please send a cover letter and resume in one PDF document to

We thank all applicants for their interest however, only those who qualify will be contacted.  No phone calls or agencies please!

Belmont House accommodates the needs of job applicants throughout the recruitment and selection process in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.