Posted On: 2021-06-04
Closing On: 2021-06-18
Location: Toronto, ON
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Senior

Job Description

About our Foundation

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation is the largest foundation in Canada dedicated to supporting childhood disability. Established in 1996 to inspire community interest and raise funds in support of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, our focus is to improve the quality of life for children with disabilities. Located within the Hospital in Toronto, the Foundation has a staff of 25 full time professionals.

Thanks to generous donors, our Foundation raises over $14 million dollars annually for Holland Bloorview and supports the areas of research, quality of life programming, capacity building and client and family-centred care. It’s an exciting time at the Holland Bloorview Foundation as our team has embarked on our next chapter with fresh strategies to inspire community interest and raise funds to help Holland Bloorview create a world of possibilities for kids with disabilities.

Starting Salary: $65,000

The Opportunity

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation is seeking an experienced and energetic fundraising professional to join our team as the Sr. Officer, Philanthropy. This role plays a key part in cultivating, soliciting and stewarding Holland Bloorview leadership donors. Reporting to the Director, Philanthropy, the Sr. Officer, Philanthropy is responsible for a large portfolio of leadership donors ($10,000+).

This position will work closely with all members of the Philanthropy and Partnerships Team and staff from across the organization. Holland Bloorview’s Philanthropy and Partnership Team is comprised of leadership fundraisers, corporate fundraisers and community event fundraisers. Together the team raises approximately $10 million.


Leadership Giving

  • Develop and implement strategies and initiatives to acquire, renew, and upgrade leadership donors ($10,000+).
  • Act as relationship manager for a portfolio of donors and prospects, including cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.
  • Use a mix of phone, personal face-to-face, direct marketing (mail and email) solicitation and stewardship strategies for leadership donors and prospects.
  • Proactively use prospect identification, research and qualification processes to generate prospects and implement strategies to drive leadership giving.
  • Ensure appropriate donor cultivation, acknowledgement and stewardship plans and strategies are identified and implemented effectively and consistently.
  • Conduct donor stewardship including personalized telephone calls, thank you letters, personalized cards, tour invitations, face-to-face meetings.
  • Maintain accurate and consistent donor activity tracking in Raiser Edge, including call reporting, actions and database updates.
  • Prepare briefing notes, letters, proposals, stewardship reports, and other materials.


  • A post-secondary degree or a combination of relevant comparable skills and experience.
  • Must have a minimum of 4-5 years of experience working in fundraising.
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Combination of mail, phone, email and face-to-face fundraising success.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with data to drive fundraising results.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and very strong person to person relationship-building skills.
  • Excellent organizational, planning, and time management skills.
  • Proven ability to exercise diplomacy and good judgment.
  • Ability to work independently using an above average level of initiative.
  • Ability to work as part of a fundraising team.
  • Proficient in the use of all corporate productivity tools including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook as well as Raiser’s Edge or other donor database management systems.
  • Understanding of inclusive fundraising and accessibility practices an asset.
  • Commitment to and understanding of the mission and values Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours, including occasional evenings and weekends.

Join a world of possibility! Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is Canada's largest children's rehabilitation hospital focused on improving the lives of kids with disabilities. Our work environment is inspiring, innovative, collaborative and rooted in our organizational vision to create a world of possibility. We are a Top Employer for Young People, one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers, and offer competitive compensation, benefit packages and programs that support ongoing learning and professional growth.

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation is committed to fostering a climate of equity and diversity and welcomes and respects the diversity of our clients, families, staff, trainees, volunteers, trustees, donors, and partners. As part of our commitment to fair and equitable recruitment and selection practices, we encourage applications from racialized persons, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas within our community.

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