Posted On: 2017-10-31
Closing On: 2017-11-17
Location: Bracebridge, ON
Effective: January 2017
Employment Type: Full-Time

Job Description

Overview of South Muskoka Memorial Hospital

South Muskoka Memorial Hospital is a 59-bed hospital serving 35,000 permanent residents, 75,000 seasonal residents and an estimated 1,000,000 plus tourists.  Our hospital offers a wide range of inpatient services from maternity to palliative care and a broad spectrum of clinical care on an outpatient basis, including diagnostic imaging services.  Our 24-hour emergency department sees approximately 20,000 patients a year with approximately a third of those in July and August. South Muskoka Memorial Hospital is part of Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare together with Huntsville District Memorial Hospital.

Position Summary

In conjunction with the Executive Director, provides leadership and direction with respect to fundraising initiatives. Designs and implements appropriate solicitation strategies in support of fundraising campaigns and special events, including prospect identification, clearance and cultivation, and development of briefing materials, presentations and proposals. Develops work plans, and monitors approved fundraising initiatives, evaluating progress and reporting on same to the Executive Director, adjusting strategies and priorities as required. Ensures that all relevant donor and fundraising information and materials are appropriately filed and entered into the fundraising databases.

Relationship and Alliance Building

Develops and maintains effective partnerships with key stakeholders, building awareness and gaining support in order to further the goals and objectives of the Foundation. Works with physicians and hospital staff in order to gain their cooperation and involvement in campaign initiatives in the areas of prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship. Provides direct support to volunteers, including one on one advice and expertise, as well as logistical support and coordination of campaign activities and related committees and working groups.

Corporate Communications and Stakeholder Relations

In conjunction with the Executive Director, contributes to the development of communications vehicles and materials in support of all campaigns. Develops and implements program-specific Donor Recognition plans, and coordinates the implementation of donor recognition activities.

People Leadership

Engages volunteers by building their commitment over the longer term to the goals of the Foundation, ensuring that the skills, capabilities and strengths of volunteers and volunteer leaders are recognized, developed and maximized within the Foundation’s goals and priorities.

Team Membership

Is a proactive, committed member of the Foundation team. Demonstrates personal excellence, bringing knowledge, expertise and experience to the team, Committees, working groups and other team initiatives, contributing to and supporting team decision making.


Minimum 3-year college diploma or equivalent in a communications or administrative discipline.

Minimum 3 years fundraising experience is preferred, in multiple areas of fundraising, including special events and annual programs with previous campaign experience considered an asset.

Demonstrated advanced skills in database technology and Microsoft Office programs.  Raisers Edge database experience considered an asset.

Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and communications skills in English both written and verbal as well as discretion and good public relations skills.

Must have valid driver’s permit and access to vehicle.

Application Process

Please submit your resume, letter of interest and salary expectations. to: by no later than November 17 and include “Development Officer” in the subject box of your email

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.