Posted On: 2018-05-29
Closing On: 2018-06-29
Location: Toronto, ON
Effective: asap
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Management

Job Description

The Heart and Stroke Foundation

Life. We don’t want you to miss it.TM

That’s why Heart & Stroke leads the fight against heart disease and stroke. Powered by donors and volunteers, we fund life-saving research and help Canadians lead healthier lives.

Heart & Stroke is a health charity active in communities across the country. We are sustained by the commitment and generosity of more than 100,000 volunteers and more than 1.4 million donors.


The Opportunity

We are seeking a Vice President, Philanthropy and Campaigns.  Reporting to the Chief Marketing and Development Officer with a dotted-line to the CEO, Canada, this role will ensure that opportunities are maximized in a collaborative and strategic way.

This role will provide strategic leadership and management of a team of fundraising professionals who are responsible for identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship to achieve ambitious fundraising goals.  It will be directly responsible for engaging with donors and supporting other professionals who share in this responsibility with a goal of securing financial support for the Foundation’s highest priorities. This role will also be responsible for leading the strategy development, implementation and continuous improvement of special fundraising initiatives and campaigns including the nation-wide integrated Women’s Initiative. 


To be successful in this role, the ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • An accomplished fundraiser with a proven track record of successful relationship management and asks at the $1 million+ level.
  • Previous experience working in a complex, matrixed organization.
  • Superior communication and relationship skills with internal and external stakeholders are essential.
  • Success at building, mentoring and motivating a team of fundraising professionals.
  • Passion for our mission is exceptionally important in this role.
  • CFRE designation and involvement in a professional association are assets.


Application Process

If you have the qualifications and share our passion for our mission, we invite you to forward your resume, cover letter to Please include the exact job title in the subject line of your email. 

Candidates from diverse groups are encouraged to apply. We are committed to fostering an inclusive, barrier-free and accessible environment. If you have been contacted for an interview and require an accommodation due to disability to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please advise and we will work with you to meet your needs.

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