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Casey House Foundation

Development Officer, Foundation Grants

Posted On: February 10, 2022
Closing On: March 4, 2022

Location: Toronto
Effective: ASAP
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: intermediate
Salary Range: $60,000 to $70,000 annually


Casey House Foundation raises funds exclusively for Casey House, a sub-acute HIV specialty hospital with inpatient and outpatient careCasey House believes clients deserve dignity and judgement-free health care. Through their innovative and comprehensive approach, an extensive inter-disciplinary team provides holistic care within the context of people’s lives, choices, communities and circumstances. Casey House is much more than a place for clients to get better. It’s a place where clients receive compassion. Where they can feel empowered. Where they can feel respected. Where they can feel included.

Position: Development Officer, Foundation Grants

Reports to: Chief Development and Marketing Officer

Hours: 37.5 hours/week, Monday to Friday (with the potential for evening/weekend work as required)

Salary Range: $60K to $70K annually

Status: Full-time permanent

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The Development Officer, Foundation Grants is a new role being introduced as part of the growth and evolution of the Casey House Foundation. Reporting to the Chief Development and Marketing Officer (CDMO) you will be responsible for overseeing the achievement of Casey House Foundation’s, foundation revenue targets and overall grants strategy. You will personally identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward donors and prospects within the foundation’s portfolio, in accordance with performance targets set by the CDMO.

In collaboration with the foundation and communications team, you will develop and implement processes to achieve efficiencies in pipeline management and donor cultivation. You will also direct the prospect research activities for the department, as well as lead the grant application process from initial research to fulfillment, ongoing administration, and reporting.


  • Engage in planning activities in collaboration with CDMO, to identify and implement fundraising goals and objectives related to foundation partnerships.
  • Serve as key departmental specialist for grant opportunities; manage Casey House Foundation’s grant application process from start to finish.
  • Manage a core list of 50 – 75 prospective donors for cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship, and pursue leads with identified foundations.
  • Manage the research and identification of foundation grant opportunities.
  • Lead the foundation pipeline management and reporting process.
  • Lead the creation of donor/grant proposals, in collaboration with the CDMO, hospital staff, and Finance; prepare external budgets, work plans, and deliverables for grant applications and proposals.
  • Monitor and execute grant administration: oversee timelines, deliverables, reporting and recognition requirements, and liaise with other hospital and foundation colleagues to meet requirements.
  • Participate in ongoing administration activities and communication with Casey House Foundation’s funders.
  • Lead the development of Casey House Foundation’s “grants and proposals toolkit,” including proposal templates, proposal and application content, and application materials (budgets, work plans, measurable outcomes), to streamline the process for generating proposal packages.
  • Oversee Prospect Research to conduct research activities for the department, including building out the prospect pipeline, generating detailed prospect profiles, and ongoing maintenance of donor records.
  • Work closely with the foundation team to ensure all donor records in the CRM database have up to date information, and that opportunities and gifts are properly coded and allocated.
  • Forge strong relationships with hospital stakeholders, including physicians, nurses, clinicians, managers and directors, front-line staff, administrative staff, volunteers and clients.


  • A passion for Casey House, our community, and healthcare fundraising.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a genuine interest and pleasure in people’s lives and charitable aspirations.
  • Deep relationship-building expertise that embodies a warm, respectful and patient approach with prospects, donors and other stakeholders, while at the same time relying on well-honed intuition to recognize and respond to cues that will strategically advance the relationship.
  • A “storyteller” with outstanding communication skills, incorporating written, verbal, public speaking, tailored messaging and active listening.
  • A “go getter”, team player and strong relationship builder as evidenced through assertiveness, attentiveness, compassion, initiative, sharing/learning, and calmness under pressure.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to manage and operate in an environment of uncertainty.
  • Organization skills in support of determining priorities/workflow; maintaining flexibility to contribute to group efforts; demonstrating excellent project management, planning and coordination.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize to ensure deliverables and deadlines are met or exceeded.
  • Meticulous attention to detail, accuracy and follow through.
  • Commitment to professional and personal growth through continuing education programs and self-directed learning.
  • Critical thinking, problem-solving and sound judgement in making recommendations and decisions.
  • The ability to respect confidentiality and discretion while demonstrating tact, poise and sound judgement.
  • Highly professional, mature and confident.
  • Creative, innovative and resourceful.
  • Embraces positivity, friendliness and cheerfulness to create and sustain a positive team and work culture.
  • Client-Focused: to deliver an experience that is second-to-none.


  • A university degree or college diploma (with a focus on fundraising, communications or other related filed), or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • 4 years of non-profit communications experience preferably focused on Individual and Foundation philanthropy audiences.
  • Experienced with donor recognition and stewardship practices, with a keen understanding of and respect for the donor cycle, journey, and experience; you can proactively identify engagement and stewardship opportunities to enrich donor relationships.
  • Fundraising donor systems experience with the ability to pull reports, manage and track major gift activity.
  • Computer / word processing / database experience required, preferably in Microsoft Office and Raiser’s Edge/NXT environments.
  • CFRE designation is an asset.
  • Prior experience in a healthcare environment, public relations and/or sales experience an asset.

Please note that screening for this position will include a psychometric assessment.

At Casey House, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live and serve, including those living with HIV/AIDS. Casey House is committed to providing accommodation in all parts of the hiring process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

Please be aware that Casey House has adopted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, which requires all staff to be fully vaccinated, or for those not able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, provide medical documentation and undertake point of care antigen testing no later than 48 hours prior to the start of each on-site working day. 

This posting will close at 11:30 PM on Friday, March 4, 2022

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