Posted On: 2020-01-31
Closing On: 2020-02-14
Location: Toronto, ON
Effective: Immediately
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Intermediate
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Job Description

The Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation raises funds for research, education and the enhancement of patient care at Toronto General Hospital and Toronto Western Hospital as well as their respective research arms, Krembil Research Institute, McEwen Stem Cell Institute and Toronto General Hospital Research Institute.  The Hospitals and the Research Institutes are members of University Health Network, which also includes Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, and The Michener Institute of Education.  University Health Network (UHN) is a major landmark in Canada´s healthcare system and a teaching hospital of the University of Toronto.  Building on the strengths of this remarkable Hospital network, the organization brings together the talent and resources that make it an international leader in healthcare.  The Foundation´s vision and mission is to enable global leadership and innovation in health by developing strong relationships with University Health Network stakeholders. Our Values are excellence, integrity, accountability, collaboration and donor-centered.

The Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation is currently seeking a Development Associates to join the Major Gifts team.

The Development Associate will provide administrative leadership and strategic fundraising support for select hospital Campaign priorities supported by the Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation.

The incumbent will be part of the successful development and implementation of significant major gift fundraising at the $100,000+ to $1M+ level, and will actively support experienced front line fundraising staff with their fundraising responsibilities. We are seeking a self-starting individual with aptitude and passion for supporting their colleagues, and who demonstrates excellent attention to detail, communication and relationship-building skills. Interaction with medical leaders, clinician partners and volunteers, including our engaged Board Champions and Campaign Cabinet, will be ongoing. Experience with the Raiser’s Edge donor database is an asset for this position.

In addition, the Development Associate will be called on to assist others in the department and the Foundation from time to time and must possess the ability to work as an active team member, while remaining cognizant of his/her primary role. The successful candidate will be a mature, energetic, versatile individual who can manage multiple priorities for a busy Campaign team. The successful candidate enjoys the challenge of working in a vigorous, successful fundraising environment with responsibility for a wide range of assigned duties and projects. The incumbent will require strong administrative, multi-tasking and organizational skills to track and complete assigned development activities and prospect/donor information and have demonstrated experience in related administrative and/or fundraising roles and a strong interest in the major gifts field.




  • Work with the Marketing & Communications department to coordinate complex materials including but not limited to speaking and meeting notes, strategic briefs, proposals and impact reports
  • Liaise with physicians and other hospital staff in the preparation of proposals and impact reports
  • Write letters and other correspondence to donors as required
  • Arrange complex donor meetings, tours and hospitality
  • Manage the calendar and scheduling for the fundraising lead
  • Build and maintain a strong knowledge of the hospital programs and related priorities
  • Assist in creating, updating and completing donor agreements
  • Support prospect management and the development cycle by entering, updating and retrieving information from the Raiser’s Edge donor database, including generating/requesting reports
  • Respond to internal and external requests for information from colleagues, hospital staff, donors and volunteers
  • Provide support at functions for cultivation, fundraising and stewardship
  • Other duties consistent with job classification



  • University degree or equivalent experience
  •  Minimum 3 years of experience in fundraising or administrative coordination/support
  • Experience in a large, complex, not-for-profit healthcare organization and/or in a Major Gifts capacity, is a definite asset
  • Deadline- and results-oriented, with excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • Exceptional relationship building skills
  • Exceptional written and oral communications skills
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Evidence of leadership and initiative, tact, diplomacy and creativity
  • Demonstrated ability to work with colleagues and volunteers
  • Ability to work in a hectic and results oriented environment
  • Computer literacy: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint), database software and spreadsheet programs, familiarity and aptitude with the Raiser´s Edge donor database is a significant asset
  • Interest in the Major Gifts process



  • Busy, service- and results-oriented environment. Some activity outside of the office in meetings with prospects, donors and volunteers
  • Regular daily hours of work with occasional evenings
  • Ability to work cooperatively with colleagues in all positions throughout the Foundation
  • Shared commitment and support of the overall Foundation goals


Interested candidates should forward their resume and cover letter to:


Yarlini Hearn

Executive Assistant to the Vice President, Major Gifts




Closing Date: Friday, February 14, 2020

University Health Network thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. UHN has a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunity employer.