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Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario

Development Officer, Corporate Partnerships (Hybrid: Remote & In-Office)


Posted On: January 13, 2023
Closing On: February 27, 2023

Location: Toronto, Ontario
Effective: ASAP
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: intermediate
Salary Range: $60K - $70K


Are you looking for an opportunity to evolve your fundraising career in a growing organization? Do you want to be a part of a small and dynamic charitable healthcare organization working to achieve the best childhood cancer care system in Ontario and beyond?

If so, we’d love to hear from you!

POGO Offers

  • A competitive compensation package including comprehensive health benefits;
  • Participation in a defined benefit pension plan with HOOPP (Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan);
  • Work-life balance with flexible work hours;
  • Hybrid work (candidates must reside in Ontario and be available for in-office presence as needed);
  • Continuing education, training, mentorships and stretch assignments;
  • Opportunity to evolve in a growing organization and make a difference in the childhood cancer care system for children, youth, their families, survivors and healthcare teams in Ontario.

Here’s a bit about POGO:

Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO) works to ensure that everyone affected by childhood cancer has access to the best care and support. We partner to achieve an excellent childhood cancer care system for children, youth, survivors, their families and healthcare teams in Ontario and beyond. POGO champions childhood cancer care, and as the collective voice of this community, is the official advisor to Ontario’s Ministry of Health on children’s cancer control and treatment. POGO is a non-profit organization with charitable status, here for kids with cancer, for now, for life.

Here’s what you will do:

The Development Officer, Corporate Partnerships builds and executes strategies to support the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of corporate partnerships (90%) and major gift donors (10%). As a frontline fundraiser with annual revenue goals, a considerable amount of time is spent with prospective and active donors and corporate partners. This position is supported by a solid Development team and a committed and engaged volunteer Development Cabinet. The incumbent will be an energetic, collaborative individual with strong project management abilities and a high level of professionalism. You will:

  • Collaborate with the Chief Development Officer to develop and execute portfolio strategic plans focusing on revenue generation opportunities and retention;
  • Build community relationships across Ontario with internal/external stakeholders to build valued and trusted partnerships and opportunities to grow POGO’s brand and business;
  • Partner with the Development team to create comprehensive strategies to move donors and prospects through the donor lifecycle and migrate where appropriate along the donor continuum;
  • Collaborate with the Communications team to build on impact reports, proposals and recognition content;
  • Work within protocols and procedures to maintain and grow donor database (Raiser’s Edge);
  • Engage with prospects and donors in a donor-centric model of stewardship.

Here’s what you’ll need to be successful:

  • University degree or college diploma in fundraising, marketing, sales or other applicable disciplines or equivalent experience;
  • 5+ years comprehensive fundraising experience in a charitable organization. Experience working with healthcare professionals and knowledge of medical terminology are assets;
  • A proven track record in securing gifts, developing third-party fundraising programs, and managing relationships with corporate partners;
  • Proven program management abilities with the demonstrated ability to drive and achieve financial targets;
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills, including demonstrated ability to develop and present strong cases for support;
  • MS Office skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook;
  • Possess strong technical skills including experience with fundraising database applications (knowledge of Raiser’s Edge is an asset), and ability to use and analyze data;
  • Understanding of corporate employee environments is an asset;
  • Superior organizational skills, and an ability to meet deadlines;
  • Strong team player with the ability to work independently and with minimal supervision;
  • Willingness to work outside of regular business hours and travel as necessary;
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle preferred.

Interested in being a part of POGO?  We look forward to your application!

We believe diverse perspectives strengthen our ability to deliver on our mission, and that to achieve our vision of excellence requires an environment in which everyone feels welcomed and valued, including our team, and those we serve and with whom we work.

POGO is committed to meeting the accessibility needs of all applicants throughout the recruiting and selection process.  Please let us know about any accommodation and/or support requirements.