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Townsend Smith Foundation

Campaign Director

Posted On: February 11, 2022
Closing On: March 11, 2022

Location: Milton/Halton Hills
Effective: May 1, 2022 or earlier
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: management
Salary Range: $125,000 - $140,000

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Campaign Director

3 year Contract

Deadline: March 11, 2022

The Townsend Smith Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide access to palliative care for residents of North Halton, serving the needs of terminally ill people and their families.  To provide individualized care based on trust, integrity and personal choice offering physical, social, emotional and spiritual support in a comfortable and compassionate environment. The Townsend Smith Foundation is planning to build a 10-bed hospice in North Halton.  To realize this goal, Townsend Smith Foundation is seeking a Campaign Director.

The Campaign Director will be responsible to create and implement a strategic approach to a comprehensive capital fundraising program, which includes major donor solicitation, individual and corporate donations, grant solicitation, special events, planned giving, third party fundraising and sponsorship.  Integral to the strategic approach is the development and implementation of a donor stewardship program and a communications and marketing plan.

This is a new position for Townsend Smith Foundation. Reporting directly to the Executive Director and working in collaboration with the Board Fundraising Committee, the Coordinator of Fundraising, Cabinet and volunteers.

As Campaign Director your primary responsibility is to lead the Capital Campaign and overall fundraising strategies by building capacity to cultivate and solicit prospects at the leadership/major gift level and developing major gift strategies.

Currently this position will work from home, with frequent travel expected to meet with prospects and attend meetings.


Experience and Skills

  • A minimum of 7 – 10 years of extensive philanthropic leadership gained over 2 – 3 organizations managing major gifts programs using moves management and donor-centred fundraising.
  • Superior planning skills, including working with team members to develop the major gift program
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated success raising funds from diverse cultural communities
  • Demonstrated commitment to accountability, measuring outcomes in a results-oriented culture
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • You are comfortable using a donor database, prospect research and other wealth screening tools to assist in your strategy.
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate and sustain donor relationships.

 Working Style

  • A self-starter and goal oriented.
  • Ability to build and work with a team, develop a strategic approach and inspire the team toward the goals.
  • Ability to develop the strategy, implement it and to sell it internally.
  • Diplomatically, respectfully and collaboratively work with a wide variety of people; altering style based on the environment.
  • Able to understand the community and the diverse nature of the community.
  • Confident and mature with an executive presence and strong emotional intelligence.
  • Strategic and collaborative; a team player and builder with a commitment to creating a positive and inclusive working environment.



  • Bachelor’s degree or college diploma or the equivalent management experience in a related field.
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development.


  • Demonstrated experience building a capital program from “the ground up”.
  • CFRE designation (is beneficial).
  • Understanding of Hospice Palliative Care.

The Townsend Smith Foundation is strongly committed to diversity within its staff, Board and volunteers, and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons living with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Salary and Benefit Information

  • $125,000 to $150,000 commensurate with experience

To Apply

Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resume and cover letter by email to by March 11, 2022.

The full job description is available on the Townsend Smith website:

We thank all applicants for applying, however, only qualified candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.