Posted On: 2019-04-10
Closing On: 2019-04-30
Location: Brampton
Effective: TBD
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Intermediate

Job Description

JOB TITLE: Development Associate, Major Gifts

REPORTING TO: Vice President, Philanthropy

LOCATION: Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health & Wellness, with periodic travel to Brampton Civic and Etobicoke General Hospitals

William Osler Health System Foundation (Osler Foundation) builds and fosters relationships within the community to raise funds to support the equipment and capital needs of Etobicoke General Hospital, Brampton Civic Hospital, and Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness.

Serving one of Canada’s largest multi-site hospital systems, we pride ourselves in leading innovative campaigns and programs to captivate our fast-growing community. The William Osler Health System covers an area with over 1.3 million people, and our community is one of the most culturally-rich and ethnically diverse regions in Canada. The secret? Our team has heart. We’re innovative, we love new ideas and we work together to get the job done.

Going Beyond: Together, is our new 2019-2024 Strategic Plan that brings the hospital’s and Foundation’s process in parallel and lays the groundwork for our commitment to build healthier communities. It's a big job, because we fundraise for a big community and we have fun while doing it.

For the past eight years, the Foundation has been championing its 10-year, $100M You Have the Power campaign, in support of the hospital’s three patient care sites. Over the course of this campaign, the Foundation has been fortunate to experience significant and sustained revenue growth. Our fundraising initiatives are growing and so is our team. If you’re a creative, out-of-the-box thinker – we’ve got a position for you.



Reporting to the Vice President, Philanthropy, the Development Associate, Major Gifts is an integral part of the William Osler Health System Foundation team focused on helping the Major Gifts team achieve its goals by providing administrative leadership and strategic fundraising support. This role will have a wide-range of cross-functional responsibilities, including donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship activities, as well as providing direct support to the VP, Philanthropy and fundraising-related support to the President & CEO.


RESPONSIBILITIES: (include but not limited to)

  • Assists in the development and implementation of personalized cultivation and solicitation plans for prospective donors

  • Manage calendars and schedules as well as prepare donor correspondence, including briefing notes, proposal briefs, call reports and other materials as required

  • Assist with coordinating meetings and tours

  • Help facilitate internal coordination of fundraising activities such as donor and gift records/files management, including tracking in Raiser’s Edge

  • Pulls queries and reports and compiles information to support the Major Gift manager’s goals and activity

  • Provide support at functions for cultivation, fundraising and stewardship

  • Provide administrative support to the Vice President, Philanthropy to ensure the smooth and successful operation of the Major Gift Team

  • Commit to the mission and vision of William Osler Health System (Osler) and the Osler Foundation



  • University Degree, College Diploma or a combination of relevant experience

  • 2+ years or more within a charitable/not-for profit organization

  • Experience in a healthcare organization, and/or in a Major Gift capacity is a definite asset

  • Deadline and results-oriented, with excellent attention to detail and accuracy

  • Excellent relationship building skills

  • Experience working with diverse communities

  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills

  • Strong organizational and analytical skills

  • Evidence of leadership, initiative, diplomacy and creativity

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with colleagues and volunteers

  • Strong computer literacy: MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point), Raiser’s Edge; familiarity with Adobe Photoshop & InDesign an asset

  • Holds a driver’s license and has access to a vehicle

  • Ability to communicate the vision and key messages of William Osler Health System and Osler Foundation to the community



Please submit your cover letter and resume to Nicole McCahon, Vice President, Philanthropy via by April 30, 2019 at 5pm.  Subject Line: Development Associate, Major Gifts

We thank all candidates for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All applications are considered confidential.

Interviews will be scheduled as resumes are received.