Posted On: 2018-10-04
Closing On: 2018-11-04
Location: Toronto, ON
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Senior

Job Description

The Opportunity

Women’s College Hospital Foundation is seeking an innovative, collaborative, relationship and results oriented Senior Development Officer, Inclusive Giving to join our high-performing Advancement team in this newly created role.


About Women’s College Hospital Foundation

We are revolutionizing healthcare. Side by side with our donors, community members, staff and medical teams, Women’s College Hospital Foundation (WCHF) raises, manages and invests funds to support Women’s College Hospital in its mission to revolutionize healthcare to ensure a more equitable and sustainable system. WCHF donors contribute generously to help fund equipment, research, and innovative clinical programs that address the unique needs of women and their families while working to close critical health gaps within the system.

A values-driven organization, respect, caring, integrity and partnership are core to who we are and we believe that authenticity and accountability strengthens all that we do. Fueled by our Triple Aim of Philanthropy, Partnerships and People, our vision is to be the charity of choice for advancing health for women in Canada and health system solutions for all.

Learn more about WCHF, visit: / @wchf


About Women’s College Hospital

Women’s College Hospital (WCH) is Canada’s leading independent, academic, ambulatory care hospital with a primary focus on the health of women. Founded in 1883 by Dr. Emily Stowe – a suffragist and the first Canadian woman licensed to practice medicine in Canada – our Hospital has earned its distinguished reputation through hard work, commitment, and a pioneering spirit of innovation.

Today, our ongoing achievements and our dedication to improving healthcare are building on that admirable legacy of leading-edge care and unparalleled caring.  WCH opened the Hospital of the Future – a new, $555 million, state-of-the-art fully ambulatory facility – in fall 2015.

The opening of our new facility amplified our position as one of the most ground-breaking institutions in the world focused on advancing the health of women and pioneering health system solutions that benefit all people.

WCH is home to one of the only hospital-based research institutes in the world focused on the health of women, and we are fully affiliated with the University of Toronto as one of Canada’s leading teaching hospitals.

Learn more about WCH, visit: / @WCHospital


The Role

Reporting to the Director, Advancement, the Senior Development Officer (SDO) Inclusive Giving is primarily responsible for contributing to the planning and implementation of authentic, inclusive philanthropy initiatives that will contribute to a robust, diversified, and successful fundraising portfolio across the organization. Knowledge and approaches to equity and inclusion is a core function of every Foundation staff member’s role, and the SDO Inclusive Giving will bring experience in working with diverse communities, ideally in a fundraising or business setting. The incumbent will formulate strategies and close individual gifts ranging from $10,000-$150,000 for the funding priorities of Women’s College Hospital.

The SDO will work closely with senior volunteers, board members and other staff in the Advancement department to raise funds to support WCH programs and priorities. This person will also work with the Marketing, Communications & Events team for strategic communications, donor and community engagement. This individual will actively participate in the prospect pipeline management process through the phases of identification, cultivation, gift solicitation, and stewardship with a view to meeting and exceeding annual major gift targets.


Core Deliverables:

  • Responsible for $500,000 in major gifts in 2018-2019 (portfolio value to grow annually commensurate with tenure in role).
  • Continue to deepen strategies within the Inclusive Giving pillar for fundraising.
  • Be an “out-the-door” fundraiser allocating a minimum of 80% of your time on donor-facing activities.
  • Develop annual work plan to meet or exceed annual revenue targets.
  • Conduct 24-32 portfolio calls per month.
  • Build a pipeline through prospect identification of 120-150 or more new prospects per year.
  • Active solicitation of gift proposals as per annual accountability plan.
  • Be a team player by embracing and consistently enacting organizational values of respect, caring, integrity and partnership, supported by being authentic and accountable to yourself and your team.
  • Exemplify the Advancement team’s commitment to work with purpose, passion and professionalism in all aspects of their role.


Accountabilities and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Leads and supports development of authentic philanthropic engagement for diverse communities, identifying prospective volunteers, donors and supporters.
  • Solicits gifts for portfolio targets in the $10,000-$150,000 range.
  • Identifies new potential donors to grow the major gift pipeline, particularly for inclusive giving prospects.
  • Develops individualized cultivation strategies for each prospect.
  • Works with Research Coordinator to develop research profiles on donors and new prospects.
  • Prepares donor correspondence, briefing notes, proposals, call reports, and other materials as required for portfolio activities.
  • Manages their own R/E data entry to capture donor activity for tracking and reporting purposes.
  • In conjunction with Senior Manager, Stewardship & Donor Engagement and Director, Advancement develops customized stewardship strategies for portfolio donors.
  • Engages with the Annual Giving and Events team for appropriate donor engagement and management.
  • Works with Donor Services team on gift processing to ensure that appropriate letters, tax receipts, invitations, and other correspondence are sent in a timely manner.
  • Actively engages with senior volunteers on WCH/F Boards of Directors and Development Committee in advancement activities upon request.
  • Positively represents Women’s College Hospital in the community.



  • University degree and/or equivalent education and a minimum of three (3) years’ experience (specifically relevant, progressive experience in fundraising, the most recent in related portfolios).
  • Demonstrated track record of achievement in securing gifts and/or sponsorships.
  • Demonstrated understanding and support for concepts of intersectionality, anti-oppression, equity and inclusion.
  • AFP Fellowship in Inclusion and Philanthropy an asset.
  • Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) an asset.
  • Proficiency working with Microsoft Office suite of products.
  • Proficiency with Raiser’s Edge or equivalent database is an asset.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including empathy, effective networking and listening skills.
  • Ability to clearly articulate the mission and priorities of Women’s College Hospital.
  • Ability to align donor interests with approved funding priorities/case for support.
  • Excellent organizational, communications (verbal/written) and problem-solving skills.
  • The ability to multi-task and set priorities with a sense of urgency to achieve goals.
  • Ability to work with flexibility including evening and weekend donor engagements.


Qualified applicants are invited to submit resume and cover letter, stating salary expectations by Friday October 22, 2018 via email to

Please include the position title in your email.

We thank all applicants for their interest; we will contact only those applicants selected for further consideration. Please note that submissions will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, and therefore early submission is encouraged. WCHF will be pleased to provide an accessible recruitment process to candidates invited to move forward in our process.