Posted On: 2018-10-09
Closing On: 2018-10-28
Location: Toronto
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Management

Job Description

Good Shepherd Centres Hamilton, a ministry of the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God, strives to enhance the quality of life for all who seek assistance and support in our community. An opportunity currently exists at the Development Office in the role of:

Director Major Gifts
Full Time


The Director of Major Gifts is responsible for identifying, cultivating and soliciting donors for capital funding projects. The ideal candidate for this position will be a dedicated and energetic individual who welcomes challenges and is able to react quickly to situations, in addition to working well with donors at all giving levels with the utmost professionalism. 

The successful candidate will work as a member of a dynamic team of individuals to assist us in making a difference in the lives of the people in our community.  Requirements include five years’ fundraising experience and a demonstrated track record in individual gift programs, donor relations, creativity and marketing. Reporting to the Vice President of Development, this individual will build on current successes through the acquisition of new donors and through retention and growth of existing donors.

Managing a portfolio of major gift prospects through the donor cycle and utilizing the principles of relationships management, the individual will personally conduct a pre-determined number of one-to-one visits with prospects on a yearly basis in order to secure donors and funds, developing and implementing cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies, as well as providing strategic planning and support within the Development Team. 

The ideal candidate demonstrates commitment to the values of hospitality, availability, responsibility, adaptability, quality and dignity. The candidate is detail oriented, organized and has excellent computer skills and a working knowledge of software such as: Raisers’ Edge, Excel, Word, and Outlook. The ability to speak French and/or other languages in addition to English is a definite asset.  Must have a valid Driver’s License and access to a vehicle.


Reply with cover letter and resume quoting job #DV-01-18 by October 28th, 2018 to:                     
Attn: Cathy Wellwood – Vice President of Development
Email:  or Fax: 905-528-6967


Good Shepherd is an equal opportunity employer operating within an anti-racist and anti-oppression framework. We strive to establish workplaces that reflect and are enhanced by the rich diversity of the community we serve.

Good Shepherd welcomes and encourages applications from all people with disabilities.  Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.  If you are in need of accommodations, please contact Human Resources.