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Belmont House

Director, Development

Posted On: November 28, 2023
Closing On: January 8, 2024

Location: Toronto, ON
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: senior
Salary Range: $100,000-$115,000


The Belmont House Foundation is seeking an experienced fundraising generalist as the new Director of Development. This position has been created in response to the significant growth of the Senior’s Home and a resulting need to increase fundraising at the Foundation to support best in class programming for residents.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer and working closely with the Board of Directors of Belmont House Foundation, the Director will lead fundraising strategy and implementation for the Foundation and drive capital and annual fundraising goals. The incumbent will be responsible for the planning and execution of all fundraising programs, which includes a capital campaign to fund a new building. The Foundation has engaged KCI Philanthropy to provide strategic leadership and develop the plan for the Campaign, and a Campaign Steering Committee is now in place.

This position will provide leadership, guidance, and support to the Fund Development Officer and the Administrative Assistant, who drive a diverse fundraising program that includes annual giving, planned giving, major gifts, grants, and community and special events. The successful candidate will represent the Foundation to donors, residents, the community at large, media, and professional associations and organizations.

This position is an opportunity for a fundraiser who is inspired to build long-term relationships with key partners and supporters, and advocate for seniors’ care and quality of life to realize the mission, vision, and values of Belmont House.


The Belmont House Foundation is a registered charity dedicated to supporting the efforts of Belmont House in the fulfillment of its mission, vision, and values. Established in 1993, our Foundation’s sole focus is to enhance the lives of our residents by engaging generous donors.

Belmont House is a charitable, non-profit, Christian home for seniors offering long term care and retirement living.

Beautifully furnished and located in a garden-like setting in downtown Toronto, Belmont House is a community in which individuals, from all income levels and walks of life, are professionally and sensitively cared for according to their needs and wishes in an intellectually, socially, and spiritually stimulating environment.

Belmont House provides seniors with a breadth and quality of programs that are second to none, due in significant part to its charitable model. This means that profits from rental income are continually reinvested in Belmont House, and contributions from our generous and caring donors help provide added value not often seen in other seniors’ homes.

Originally founded more than 170 years ago by women to provide women with equitable care, Belmont House has provided quality care to residents in a safe and stimulating home environment. Belmont House is forward-looking and has a long history of quickly adapting to the changing needs of the community.

A trusted leader in the sector, Belmont House provides guidance to other seniors’ homes on best-practices, and our proven model of care; a people-centered, innovative approach to helping seniors age in place. Personal care, skilled nursing and medical care, palliative care and support, spiritual and religious programs, and various social, therapeutic recreational, arts, and inter-generational programming all contribute to Belmont’s reputation as the “Seniors’ Home of Choice.”


Belmont House is a charitable, not-for profit Christian organization dedicated to providing seniors with excellent care within a safe, stimulating community. Belmont House provides support for independence, companionship, choice, dignity, and privacy.


To be an exemplary community for seniors within a caring environment.


  • Caring
  • Excellence
  • Innovation
  • Respect
  • Responsiveness
  • Teamwork


Belmont House operates within an Accountability Framework, which guides the development and implementation of our operational and strategic goals. This framework sets the direction that guides everyone at Belmont House towards achieving our mission of being “The Seniors’ Home of Choice”.


Our year-round fundraising efforts raise money to support increased nursing staff, electric beds, medical equipment, pastoral care, art therapy, horticultural therapy and our gardens, music therapy, pet therapy, and special entertainment for our residents.

Belmont House Foundation engages donors through direct mail and annual campaigns, events, major and planned giving and other methods of fundraising. Foundation staff work within the building and interact with residents daily. With the implementation of the capital campaign for the new building, the time is right for strategic leadership with an aim to grow fundraising.


As in many cities across the country and around the world, there is a housing crisis. In particular, there is an urgent need to build spaces for seniors that include more long-term care beds and retirement living that offers higher levels of care in our Toronto. Belmont House is committed to addressing this issue and is expanding its “campus of care” to add a new building with 100 long-term care beds and 32 retirement assisted living rooms to its current 140 long-term beds and 81 retirement living apartments.

The planning for this new building is underway as is capital campaign planning. KCI Philanthropy has been engaged to provide strategy and guidance for the capital campaign. As part of this work the Campaign Steering Committee has been struck with a mandate of supporting the 20-million-dollar goal.   Implementing the strategy and delivering a successful capital campaign is a critical part of the Foundation’s new Director of Development role.

It is anticipated that the larger facility with larger room capacity will require an overall boost of annual revenue in the future to continue to support residents’ quality of life. This is a transformational time for Belmont House and for the Foundation as this exciting project comes to fruition.




  • Works collaboratively with the CEO and fundraising team to drive short and long-range fundraising strategies including the creation, monitoring, and evaluation of the Foundation’s multi-year development plans and targets in alignment with organizational priorities and needs.
  • Plans and directs all fundraising programs; oversees the development of annual plans for achieving fundraising success and monitors key performance indicators.
  • Participates as a member of the Senior Leadership Team, and engages regularly with the Board of Directors, and other teams to ensure a solid understanding of current and future care needs, and that teams are informed and appropriately engaged in fundraising activities.
  • Acts as a representative and spokesperson for Belmont House within the community, with media, and at events, building and maintaining relationships that support greater philanthropic support.
  • Builds and strengthens fundraising processes, policies, and activities ensuring adherence to regulatory requirements.
  • Provides leadership to the development staff team in the planning and direction of all fundraising programs.
  • Provides support to the Board of Directors and all standing committees of the Board, with respect to trends and new developments in fundraising, as well as legislation impacting philanthropy and/or operations of the Foundation.
  • Ensures that the business, fiduciary and legal responsibilities of the organization are met as it pertains to fundraising, working closely with legal and audit counsel, and reporting regularly at meetings of the Board of Directors.


  • Further develops and builds existing ongoing fundraising programs with action-oriented plans including robust donor pipelines for Major Gifts, Special Events, Direct Response, and Planned Giving programs.
  • Manages a personal portfolio of high-value major gift prospects and donors.
  • Coordinates and participates in the identification, evaluation, cultivation, and solicitation of prospective donors, including individuals, foundations, corporations, and organizations.
  • Oversees research and preparation of grant proposals by the Foundation staff team.
  • Oversees and executes effective acknowledgement, recognition stewardship strategies to ensure donors properly and equitably acknowledged and appropriately recognized and stewarded for their current and future gifts.
  • Leads the development of the cases for support to build awareness of philanthropic opportunities.
  • Builds the culture of philanthropy within Belmont House’s internal community.
  • Develops strategic communication plans and activities that highlight donor impact.
  • Oversees communications to all donors.
  • Actively promotes the development of philanthropic support for Belmont House throughout the region and amongst a wide variety of constituencies and stakeholders.


  • Provides leadership, support, and guidance to the Capital Campaign Steering Committee and Campaign Cabinet volunteers and Board members.
  • Supports the CEO and senior volunteer team (Cabinet) members in managing their portfolios of prospects and donors.
  • Plans cultivation and solicitation of leadership and major gifts.
  • Coaches and motivates Cabinet and Board volunteers to achieve personal and collective targets.
  • Prepares all Cabinet communications, and material for meetings and events.
  • Creates a plan for the public phase of the campaign.
  • Creates and implements a comprehensive recognition and stewardship program for capital campaign donors.


  • Manages performance, training, and development of direct reports.
  • Provides inspiring leadership to the Development team, ensuring clear accountabilities, ongoing work quality, and effective project management.
  • Measures, monitors, and manages the overall performance of the program and Foundation fundraising staff against set performance targets.
  • Performs all work in compliance with all hospital policies and procedures and legislation (Occupational Health & Safety Act, Fire Code, WHMIS, etc.) relevant to health and safety, security (including relational/therapeutic security) and potential risk hazards, and in particular, “duties of the worker” as defined in Section 28 of the OH&S Act.


  • Acts as the administrative lead for the fundraising staff team including monitoring, and approving all major expenditures, service contracts, and other expenditures.
  • Develops and manages annual budgets and provides regular reports to the CEO and Foundation Board of Directors, in collaboration with the Director, Finance & Information Management.


  • Progressive experience in a charitable organization with a demonstrated record of achieving financial and strategic goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop philanthropic strategies that include multiple revenue streams; proven ability to develop new revenue opportunities.
  • Experience in prospect development, management, and stewardship.
  • Excellent leadership skills, strategic judgment, entrepreneurial spirit, and the drive to originate and effectuate effective fundraising campaigns and strategies end-to-end.
  • Demonstrated strategic thinking and leadership skills, with ability to work within a senior management team.
  • Experience managing staff and volunteers.
  • Strong relationship building skills with experience working with diverse groups of donors, senior volunteers, and committees and ability to build partnerships and consensus.
  • Highly developed interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively to build and foster solid relationships with a broad range of stakeholders, donors, funders, and governmental bodies.
  • Excellent problem solving, research, and analytical skills, with a drive to exceed expectations.
  • Ability to exercise tact and diplomacy and maintain confidentiality with a high degree of concern for ethical conduct.
  • Demonstrated project management experience with ability to multi-task effectively and meet competing deadlines through a result-oriented, customer-centric approach.
  • Commitment to uphold professional standards and ethics, knowledgeable on fundraising trends, Canadian charity, and related tax implications and CRA regulations.
  • Working knowledge of Ontario’s Freedom of Information (FOIPOP) Act.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Raiser’s Edge (or similar CRM).
  • A mature leader with an enjoyment of older persons.
  • Understanding of the issues facing older persons in Toronto, Ontario and Canada-wide.
  • A related post-secondary degree and/or other equivalent combination of education and demonstrated work experience.
  • Experience in seniors care, healthcare or social services sector is an asset.


KCI Search + Talent has been retained to conduct this search on behalf of Belmont House. For more information about this opportunity, please contact Mia Gardiner, KCI Search + Talent, by email at

Interested candidates are invited to send a resume and letter of interest to the email address listed above by January 8, 2024. All inquiries and applications will be held in strict confidence.

The hiring range for this role is $100,000-$115,000 with a full range of benefits.

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