Posted On: 2021-01-26
Closing On: 2021-02-26
Location: Scarborough, Ontario
Effective: March 22, 2021
Employment Type: Contract
Level: Management
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Job Description

About SHN Foundation:

Situated in one of the most diverse communities in Canada, Scarborough Health Network Foundation (SHN Foundation) inspires the support necessary to improve patients’ lives through exceptional care at Scarborough Health Network across three hospitals and eight satellite sites. Since its inception, the Foundation has worked with generous donors, volunteers, and community members to raise funds needed to build state-of-the-art infrastructure and purchase the latest medical technology, supporting SHN’s vision to be Canada’s leading community teaching health network.

The work of the SHN Foundation team rests upon four core values that each member embodies in their work and interactions with colleagues. These core values are Teamwork, Excellence, Accountability, and Management.

Reporting to the President & CEO and working in partnership with the Special Advisor and Executive Vice President, Philanthropy, the Associate Director, Campaign will play a critical role in driving and managing key activities in support of the $100M campaign for SHN. In addition to playing a lead role in directing the campaign plan, the Associate Director will also have the opportunity to manage prospects select prospect and donor relationships.

The ideal candidate must be passionate about fundraising in a healthcare organization. They should be organized, energetic, and a self-starter, with proven experience in campaign management, achieving fundraising targets and growing revenues in a philanthropic environment.

Please note that this is a full-time contract position with a duration of two years, with potential for renewal/extension based on performance and circumstances. 


Key Responsibilities:

  1. Plays a pivotal role by managing the campaign plan, timelines and milestones in alignment with the campaign strategy developed by the President & CEO, Special Advisor and EVP Philanthropy.  Translates strategy discussions into concrete plans with start dates and deliverables for the campaign overall and key campaign constituencies. Maintains the master campaign calendar and ensures key activities are aligned with the plan, including cultivation events, focus groups, committee meetings, etc.
  2. Anticipates campaign activities and proactively prepares for the campaign to achieve its key milestones. e.g., committee recruitment, materials needed for key topics of discussion at meetings.
  3. Manages the campaign budget in partnership with the AVP Finance and the President & CEO. Develops multi-year planning assumptions for revenue expectations. Develops a multi-year expense budget plan for the campaign, informed by the key campaign milestones and investments identified in the plan. Works in concert with the AVP Finance to ensure donation reporting is accurate by project and gift acceptance is compliant with Foundation policies.
  4. Sets the agenda and materials for the weekly campaign strategy meeting, maintains materials, prepares meeting notes, tracks outcomes and deliverables, and invites guests as needed to cover priority topics.
  5. Establishes agenda and materials for the Campaign Cabinet Executive meetings, supporting the strategy for transformational donors. In partnership with the President & CEO, EVP Philanthropy and Special Advisor, develops, tracks and supports activity for top campaign prospects.
  6. Works in partnership with the Director, Marketing & Communications and the President & CEO to set meetings and liaise with key volunteers on the media/advertising/influencer campaign. Plays a lead role on donated media and prepares plans for specific asks for in-kind media.
  7. Works with the EVP to ensure coordination and alignment between the Campaign Cabinet, Campaign Leadership Committee and other campaign sectors as needed.
  8. Supports the President & CEO to draft correspondence, schedule meetings with prospects and donors, prepare for meetings with key volunteers, and prepare prospect briefing notes before key calls. Coordinates key donor follow up as needed.
  9. Supports the President & CEO and EVP on the physician campaign. Develops prospect lists and plans, prepares meeting agendas and notes, tracks progress. Documents progress of physician campaign in Raiser’s Edge.
  10. Manages own list of prospects including donors of in-kind media, physicians, as well as a donor prospects where appropriate.



  • Minimum 5 years of experience working in a registered charity in a fundraising capacity, preferably within a campaign
  • Results driven with demonstrated success in fundraising
  • Experience organizing, implementing and guiding transformational campaigns
  • Understanding of donor and volunteer management (particularly high value philanthropists, community leaders, and business executives)
  • Strong influencing and collaboration skills with the credibility and persuasiveness to secure support from diverse sources
  • Proficient in constituent relationship management (CRM) tools and software (Raiser’s Edge, Salesforce, Dynamics365, Raiser’s Edge, or Donor Perfect)
  • Superior planning, organization, and time management skills
  • Excellent at writing, Power Point, and visual presentation
  • Ethical and strives to understand and appreciate the diversity of our patient/staff population and community
  • Willingness to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekend
  • Use of a car, to travel between hospital sites



  • Undergraduate degree or diploma in fundraising, sales, or marketing (or similar field)



  • Previous experience in the healthcare sector (in a fundraising role)
  • Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) designation (or working towards designation)
  • Membership in a fundraising association, e.g. Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Canadian Association of Gift Planners (CAGP), Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA), and/or Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP)
  • Project management certification/designation (PMP, CAPM)

Interested candidates please email your cover letter and resume to

Accommodation Statement:

Scarborough Health Network (SHN) embraces and celebrates our community’s unique multicultural heritage and diversity. SHN is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a culture of inclusiveness and diversity reflecting our diverse patients, staff and community alike. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted, and we will work with you to meet your needs.