Posted On: 2020-01-07
Closing On: 2020-01-31
Location: Toronto, ON
Employment Type: Full-Time
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Job Description

Arthritis comes in many forms. It can lead to significant, often irreparable, damage to your joints, skin, organs and other areas of the body. Pain, fatigue, loss of function, disability, even death can result. There is no cure. One in five Canadians is diagnosed with arthritis; for many adults and some children, it is a life sentence. The Arthritis Society is working hard to change that by raising awareness, supporting people with arthritis, advocating for public policies as a critical patient voice, and funding vital research.

A career at the Arthritis Society is more than just a job. It’s an opportunity to use your talents to make a difference in the lives of people affected by arthritis. Our new strategic plan, Accelerating Impact, conveys a vision for growth as we work to meet the needs of increasing numbers of people (six million Canadians of all ages) impacted by this devastating disease. In addition to work that has a positive impact, you will be joining an organization that embraces innovation and is committed to being a great place to work. We are an energizing corporate culture, constantly learning, rigorously measuring our work, and building on our achievements to reach more people nationwide. Our people are essential to this success and we will empower you to be successful in your role. The Arthritis Society is honoured to be a 2019 Canada’s Most Admired™ Corporate Cultures winner, and proud to be accredited under Imagine Canada’s Standards Program.


Planned Giving Specialist

Ontario Division | Location: Toronto


The Opportunity:

Reporting to the Vice President of Philanthropic Giving, the Planned Giving Specialist is accountable for administering the planned giving program and supporting the work of the department in the identification, prospect research, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of estates, planned gifts, individuals and other stakeholders. In addition, the Specialist will provide administrative support to the fundraising team on the facilitation of stock/security transfers nationally inclusive of assisting with database maintenance, ensuring accuracy, quality and integrity of data inputted.


Required Skills & Experience:

The successful candidate will hold a bachelor’s degree in business and possess at least three (3) years of experience gained within a planned giving environment, ideally within the healthcare and/or non-profit sector. Excellent relationship management and communication skills are essential, with the individual required to interact regularly with a wide range of stakeholders including donors, professional advisors and colleagues at all levels nationwide. A proven self-starter, he/she will be extremely organized, efficient and detail-oriented, operating with a sense of urgency in a busy environment. As such, the ability to prioritize conflicting workload demands and multi-task is essential. The ideal candidate will be extremely trustworthy and operate with the highest level of integrity, with a proven ability to exercise sound judgement. Given the nature of the portfolio, experience handling confidential information with the required discretion, care and compassion is a must.

We are proud to be an inclusive employer dedicated to building a diverse workforce, and welcome and encourage applications from qualified and talented candidates who embrace our core values. We focus on recruiting for both talent and alignment with our core values, and look for candidates who are interested in growth, learning and encourage new and smarter ways of working. If you are interested in, and qualified for, this exciting opportunity, please submit a cover letter and resume to by January 31, 2020.

We thank all applicants for their expression of interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


You are encouraged to visit our official careers site at where you can view all our current job opportunities across Canada and learn more about why you should join our team!