Posted On: 2019-04-25
Closing On: 2019-05-19
Location: Toronto, ON
Employment Type: Full-Time

Job Description

Competition #: 840886

Job Title: Officer Philanthropy

Job Category: Foundation

New Work Type: Full-Time Permanent

Positions Available: 4

Union Affiliation: NU

Posted Date: 24/04/19

Closing date: 19/05/19

Salary Range: To be determined

FTE Assignment (Cas=0.000001): 100

St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation, through its philanthropic activities, assists St. Michael’s Hospital in attracting the resources required to fulfill and enhance its mission of caring, research and education as inspired and fostered by the Sisters of St. Joseph. Our physicians, surgeons, scientists and staff are relentless in taking on some of the world’s most intractable health challenges. At St. Michael’s, our health-care teams have a unique attitude. They never say no. They never give up. No matter the problem, St. Michael’s looks for a way to solve it. St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation is leading the way in helping the hospital break new ground in kidney transplantation, neonatal care, multiple sclerosis, and cardiac and neuro innovation. It’s thanks to our die-hard donors and champions – who go to the wall for St. Michael’s, day in and day out – that St. Michael’s can continue to develop revolutionary approaches to patient care and to conduct research that changing how diseases are treated and future generations of doctors and scientists are educated.

The Foundation supports St. Michael’s ongoing mission to be a healthcare leader providing innovative and compassionate care driven by the incredibly generous help and support of all its donors. Since the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute debuted in 2011, St. Michael’s has become internationally renowned as a research powerhouse – at the forefront of new medical discoveries and home to the world’s top talent.  By joining St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation, you will become part of a growing team of top and incredibly dynamic team of fundraisers who support St. Michael’s as an internationally renowned patient care and research powerhouse – at the forefront of new medical discoveries and home to the world’s top talent.

Philanthropy Officers at St. Michael's Hospital Foundation are part of a dynamic, diversified and talented team of fundraising experts. This role’s primary responsibility will be to contribute strategically to the planning, implementation, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship activities to maximize individual, corporate and foundation donor support through various channels integral to building a robust pipeline of prospects and donors. Positions will focus on (but are not limited to) annual and leadership giving levels, our grateful patient program, campaign development and pipelines , and support of our sophisticated donor relations and planned giving programs.

These positions work closely and collaboratively with the Sr. Director and a team of dynamic Directors of Philanthropy, in the rollout of effective and sustainable programs to achieve targets and other agreed financial and non-financial goals for the Annual and Leadership Giving, Grateful Patient, Campaign, Planned Giving and Donor Relations portfolios.

Fundraising Activities:

  • Develop an understanding of the educational, research, clinical and financial needs and goals of St. Michael’s.
  • Work on a team that engages regularly with Hospital leadership, physicians and staff to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward donors.
  • Liaise with the events and communications teams to ensure that all solicitation plans and fundraising activities are coordinated, on-brand and in synergy with all foundation initiatives.
  • Collaborate with the donor relations team to ensure stewardship and donor communications are proactive and timely.
  • Liaise with the prospect researcher to identify prospects that are appropriate matches for priority areas.
  • Support the development and execution of gifts and pledges focusing on gifts of over that range $10,000 annually.
  • Support a dynamic team of Philanthropy Directors in the development and execution of solicitation and annual pledge renewals for donors.
  • Support relationships with key hospital contacts for fundraising activities. Manage a group of 80-100 prospects (identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship) using a focused and accountable approach of strategy development and implementation.
  • Identify potential partners and donors and work with Foundation Leadership to develop strategies to solicit those prospects and steward their gifts, including written materials such as cases for support, proposals, and scripts.
  • Prepare reports and materials that support fundraising activities.
  • Be responsible for tracking and data entry required to maintain assigned portfolio.
  • Support volunteers in the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors.
  • Liaise with assigned groups and committees for fundraising activities

Other Activities:

  • Work as a highly collaborative team player with integrity and respect.
  • Act as an Ambassador throughout the community to positively represent the Hospital and the Foundation.
  • Abide by the policies and procedures of SMH and SMHF.
  • Abide by the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and works in a manner that is safe, reporting incidents immediately to direct supervisor.
  • Perform other duties as assigned in order to meet the goals of the Foundation.
  • Operate within the culture and core values of the organization.


  • A university degree or a combination of comparable skills and experience.
  • Must have a minimum of 4 years of experience working in fundraising or related experience
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and very strong person to person relationship-building skills.
  • Ability to work with senior leaders, physicians, and other foundations effectively and collaboratively.
  • Basic understanding of healthcare delivery system in Ontario.
  • Ability to attain financial and program goals within prescribed timelines.
  • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple and changing demands.
  • Proven ability to exercise diplomacy and good judgment.
  • Ability to work as part of a fundraising team.
  • Proficient in the use of all corporate productivity tools including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Internet Explorer as well as Raiser’s Edge or other donor database management systems.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality is essential.
  • Demonstrated commitment to and understanding of the mission and values of St. Michael’s Hospital.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends.

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