Posted On: 2021-06-02
Closing On: 2021-06-23
Location: Toronto, ON
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Intermediate
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Job Description


Since 1875, the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) has been leading the fight to make every kid a healthy kid. For the sixth straight year, SickKids has been named to Canada’s Top 100 Employers and has also been recognized by Mediacorp Canada as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People. With respect to SickKids Foundation—the largest charitable funder of child health research in Canada—it has made remarkable inroads with organizations, communities, and individual donors to support the critically important work of the hospital. Decades of generous donations have enabled a number of life-saving discoveries, medical breakthroughs, and national and international partnerships with more to come. In 2017, SickKids launched the largest fundraising campaign in Canadian healthcare history—the SickKids VS Limits campaign—and are on a promising path of reaching its $1.5B goal.

SickKids Foundation is an extraordinary organization, one filled with individuals who possess an unwavering passion for making a difference. It is within this context that SickKids Foundation invites applications for the role of Manager, Major Gifts, a position that will give a relationship-oriented individual the opportunity to contribute to the inspiring mission of the hospital.

The Manager is an integral part of the Major Gifts team at SickKids Foundation. As the organization is actively working to end anti-Black systemic racism, one of the key accountabilities of this role is launching the Black Experience @SickKids strategy (which includes supporting its advisory board and collaborating with the Black Experience @SickKids co-leads). In addition to this, the successful candidate will identify, build, and manage productive relationships with donors to secure support for the hospital’s funding priorities; focus on donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship activities; and, support volunteers to activate relationships in support of SickKids. Reporting to the Vice President, Major Gifts, the incumbent will work closely with several teams at the Foundation, including stewardship and donor relations, , corporate and community partnerships, special events and gift and estate planning.


The ideal candidate brings a strong interpersonal flair to their interactions and is a real doer—someone who is passionate about inspiring colleagues and communities to take action through philanthropy, achieve more, and think creatively towards solutions. They will have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment; a track record of successfully directing new initiatives or enhancing existing programs; and, superior verbal and written communication skills as well as a capacity for or direct experience with public speaking. The incumbent will be comfortable navigating technology and systems, and will possess a bachelor’s degree or diploma preferably in a discipline that serves the work of fundraising, marketing, or sales.  


SickKids Foundation invites applications from all qualified candidates; however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. SickKids Foundation is partnering with BIPOC Executive Search to ensure an applicant list that includes Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour, thereby reflecting Canada’s diverse population. Applicants can send their resume to Zafira Scott at and/or to Helen Mekonen at

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We thank everyone for their expression of interest—and are truly appreciative of the time individuals put into applying—but with the limitations of time, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


SickKids Foundation is committed to creating an inclusive culture where expressing one’s authentic self is celebrated. This includes embedding diversity and inclusion in its policies, practices, and behaviors to build the skills, knowledge, and awareness of diversity and inclusion across the Foundation and with its external partners. The Foundation is committed to fostering a safe, accessible, and positive working environment.


In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), accommodation will be provided throughout the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities.