Posted On: 2018-02-06
Closing On: 2018-02-23
Location: Toronto, ON
Effective: ASAP
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Senior

Job Description

Status: Full-Time, Permanent

Location: Toronto, ON


Are you an influential communicator? Someone who enjoys building lasting relationships? Seeking to make a difference in the not-for-profit world? Do you want to work for an amazing cause at a successful national charity?

If so, we’d love to hear from you!


About Us:

Cystic Fibrosis Canada (CFC) is a national charitable not-for-profit corporation established in 1960, and is one of the world’s top three charitable organizations committed to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis (CF). As an internationally recognized leader in funding innovation and clinical care, we invest more in life-saving CF research and care than any other non-governmental agency in Canada.



As the Major Gifts Officer you will be responsible for developing and executing strategies designed to achieve the financial goals of the Fund Development program and Make CF History Campaign. You will support all activities related to securing philanthropic donations for the Ontario region. You will identify, cultivate and solicit donors as it relates to the priorities of CFC and build strong relationships with key constituents and will be responsible for developing strategies to gain and/or enhance the interest and involvement of volunteers who directly or through other sources are capable of making and/or influencing commitments at the $25,000+ level.

In this role, you will report directly to the Chief Executive Director – Ontario and work closely with the Director, Campaign.



  • Three (3) to five (5) years demonstrated experience and success in fund development, sales, business development, marketing or related experience;
  • Practical experience in volunteer management;
  • Competent in Microsoft Office programs and Raiser’s Edge or related databases;
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills and superior relationship management skills;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Relevant higher education to the equivalent of bachelor level or higher.



  • Develop, implement and manage plans for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations;
  • Facilitate volunteer development with the Campaign Leadership Cabinet to support fund development initiatives such as identifying $25,000+ prospects and where appropriate either personally or in tandem with senior staff and volunteers develop a strategic plan for solicitation;
  • Prepare proposals, briefing notes, presentations and progress reports and other documents/materials in support of the cultivation/solicitation and stewardship of donors and prospects;
  • Research and prepares foundation applications, including letter of inquiry and proposals;
  • Nurtures relationships with leadership and major donors through regular communication and face-to-face meetings and events;
  • Update and maintain accurate records in Raiser’s Edge;
  • Stewardship of deferred gifts from individuals specific to the planned giving program;
  • Provide strategic input into the development, establishment and implementation of the Make CF History Campaign fundraising goals;
  • Conduct analysis of economic trends of the not for profit sector as it relates to CFC and the community-at-large;
  • Create and implement donor recognition plans opportunities;
  • Perform other duties as required.


How to Apply:

Please submit your resume and cover letter to Please indicate “Major Gifts Officer” in your subject line, and include your salary expectations.

*Note: All job postings will be open a minimum 5 business days from the date of posting.

While we wish to acknowledge all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Cystic Fibrosis Canada is committed to making the recruitment process accessible to all candidates. Accommodations for disabilities are available upon request.

For additional information on our values (Excellence, Accountability, Caring & Teamwork), Cystic Fibrosis Canada and the courageous fight being waged against this disease, please visit