Posted On: 2018-05-22
Closing On: 2018-06-17
Location: Toronto
Effective: July/August
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Senior
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Job Description

Michael Garron hospital is a true general hospital providing care from birth to end-of-life, serving 400,000 people living in East Toronto. We deliver first-rate care on a first-name basis - 90 per cent of the health-care people need, at a level of excellence rivalling anywhere else in the city. We also excel in developing tomorrow’s health-care leaders, with the largest community and family medicine teaching program affiliated with the University of Toronto. 

Michael Garron Hospital’s catchment area is unique in Toronto and the most diverse in Canada. As well, more seniors live alone in East Toronto than anywhere else in the city. Poverty and isolation—two of the most critical social determinants of health—affect people in our neighbourhoods disproportionately. 

Michael Garron Hospital Foundation has embarked on the Heart of the East Campaign, our $100-million fundraising effort in support of our $500-million redevelopment project. The Heart of the East will completely transform our campus, including construction of the new, eight-storey Ken and Marilyn Thomson Patient Care Centre and the dramatic redevelopment of our existing facility. Join our team to help us equip Michael Garron Hospital to meet the needs of our growing city and our diverse, often under-served community. 

Currently we have an exciting opportunity for an individual who wants to advance their career as a Senior Major Gifts Officer (Full-Time).

MGH Foundation is in the process of building a solid team of talented fundraising professionals for the Heart of the East $100M Campaign.

To this end, we are presently searching for a seasoned fundraising professional with a proven track record of successfully securing high impact gifts ($25K or greater) who will join our team as a Senior Major Gift Officer.

The successful candidate will enjoy a high-energy work environment that is results oriented and encourages creativity, professionalism, innovation, teamwork and pride in one's work.

Reporting to the Vice President, Major and Planned Giving, the Senior Major Gift Officer will be responsible for managing the full scope of activities related to the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gift donors. The candidate will work to develop and implement a program that will expand the major gift portfolio of prospects and donors with a donor-focused philosophy and adherence to the highest ethical standards of the fund raising profession.

The successful candidate will work in collaboration with the Foundation staff, board, volunteers, and physicians to further enhance the positioning and fundraising effectiveness of the Foundation in concert with the Hospital and Foundation's overall objectives.


  • University/College degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • CFRE designation is an asset.


Qualifications & Experience:

  • Minimum of 8 years of progressive experience in fundraising at a senior level
  • Experience with managing a donor pipeline with responsibility for planning, maintaining and executing strategic initiatives in major gifts.
  • Experience in working with volunteers.
  • Proven proposal and presentation delivery experience.
  • Raisers’s Edge experience an asset.
  • Computer Skills: Microsoft Office, e-mail and Internet applications.
  • Exceptional work and attendance record required.


The candidate should possess the following skills to ensure success in this role:

  • Self-motivated and able to work independently as well as part of a team to develop strategies that ensure the Foundation's goals are reached.
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work with a diverse group of volunteer board members and physicians are essential for success in this position.
  • The energy, enthusiasm, stamina, and flexibility to keep pace in this rapidly growing organization.
  • A creative approach to increasing the level of support for the Foundation.
  • Detail oriented, strong organizational and analytical skills.
  • Evidence of leadership skills, initiative, tact, and diplomacy.
  • Ability to manage people, process, deadlines and budget while adhering to policies and procedures.
  • Ability to get along with colleagues and volunteers and maintain a positive, constructive attitude while problem solving.
  • Knowledge of Michael Garron Hospital's catchment area is an asset.
  • All employees of Michael Garron Hospital (MGH), a division of Toronto East Health Network (TEHN) [formerly Toronto East General Hospital (TEGH)] agree to work within the legislated practices of the Occupational Health and Safety Act of Ontario.
  • All employees of MGH are responsible to contribute to a transparent culture of patient and staff safety by adhering to and abiding by patient and staff safety policies and procedures set by MGH.
  • All employees are accountable for protecting the psychological health and safety of themselves and their co-workers through adherence to MGH's policies and practices.


If you are ready to join MGH, please email your resume & application form indicating FND1806 – Sr. Major Gifts Officer in the subject line to: 

Please visit our Careers page at > Careers > Current Opportunities > How to Apply to download the application form.

Michael Garron Hospital fosters an inclusive and diverse work environment. We are committed to providing accommodations for applicants upon request at any stage of the recruitment process. Should you require an accommodation, please let us know how we can work with you to meet your needs. 

Our diverse staff is our most valued resource. 

Compassion, Integrity, Courage and Accountability are the values that set Michael Garron Hospital apart.