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Director of Development, Ontario Medical Foundation (OMF)

Posted On: September 28, 2023
Closing On: November 3, 2023

Location: Hybrid - Toronto, Ontario
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: management
Salary Range: $110k-$120k

Do you want to play a pivotal role in the drive to transform Ontario’s Health System into a more equitable one for all Ontarians?  The Ontario Medical Foundation (OMF) is the philanthropic arm of the Ontario Medical Association (OMA).

Join the team to empower and mobilize Ontario’s physicians to remove barriers to timely and quality care for all Ontarians.  The OMA was named one of Greater Toronto’s Top 2023 Employers.

As Director of Development, Ontario Medical Foundation (OMF), you will lead the OMA’s charitable activities. Working with the OMF Board of Directors and OMA staff, you will build on the newly developed Case for Support and Strategies to identify, attract, and steward donors to support physician-led research and initiatives designed to break down barriers to access to care.


Job Summary

You will set and achieve fundraising goals, maintain knowledge of fundraisers’ interests, and cultivate relationships with donors, association members, and fellow employees. You will also ensure a strong public profile through events and communications.

You will be responsible for driving revenue and leading the growth of major gifts to meet and exceed revenue goals annually. You will keep donors informed on how their philanthropy is making a significant difference. You are a self-motivated, deadline-driven multitasker, with a keen eye on accountability and knowing how to ask for donations and leverage your board and the OMA in raising funds.

You will act as a champion of the One OMA brand to ensure alignment of the organization as a subsidiary towards a common purpose and outcome. You will ensure integration of efforts and strategies towards the goal of supporting Ontario’s doctors in the delivery of better health care.


You Will Make a Difference By

  • Acting as lead on the Strategic Fundraising Plan and the subsequent working plan that supports the strategy
  • Soliciting financial support from corporations, foundations, and individuals that align with our mandate
  • Acting as a trusted advisor and liaison to the Board and subsequent committees on the scope and role of fundraising as it fits within clear governing principles
  • Strategically engage the Executive Team and Board Directors in prospect cultivation and solicitation.
  • Monitoring and evaluating key performance indicators to provide status updates to the OMF Board of Directors and executive leadership. Maintaining relationships with existing sponsors, donors, partners, and key stakeholders
  • Building a strong prospect pipeline, cultivating relationships with prospects and donors whose philanthropic interests align with the organization’s fundraising priorities.
  • Managing the annual fundraising event
  • Generating development materials, such as grant proposals.
  • Leading a team of staff responsible for event planning, bursary program, data entry and gift processing
  • Working collaboratively with OMA departments that provide support to the OMF, such as finance and communications.


Requirements That Are Important to Us

  • 8-10 years fundraising experience, with at least 5+ years’ experience in major gift fundraising.
  • Strong record of securing gifts in the six-figure range
  • Powerful relationship builder with a network of contacts across high profile corporations and organizations.
  • Degree in business, non-profit management, or related field
  • CFRE (Certified Fundraising Executive) considered an asset
  • Proficient with sponsorship solicitation
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency with MS Office applications and CRMs
  • Demonstrated ability to manage staff and engage colleagues to create collaborative impact.
  • In depth knowledge of relevant best practices in fundraising
  • Demonstrated knowledge of diverse giving vehicles
  • Strategic planning, budgeting, and financial management skills
  • Ability to focus in a fast-paced work environment
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Able to travel, work weekends, and evenings, when required; valid driver’s license required


The OMA has moved to a permanent hybrid work environment. As such, the individual in this position will be required to work a minimum number of days in our Toronto office.


What Do We Have to Offer You?

  • A work environment whose values are to be — respectful, bold, responsive, and transparent in our work and our behaviours
  • Fantastic opportunity to grow with the team and help shape the strategic direction of the OMA, its members, and the health-care system
  • An organization that is committed to the equity, diversity and inclusion principles of humility, accountability, collaboration, courage, and integrity
  • A commitment to growth and development through paid professional development and continuous in-house learning
  • Friendly and flexible hybrid work environment
  • Competitive salary and bonus program
  • Exceptional group benefits package, including a spending account and a robust wellness program
  • An organization that has been recognized as a Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for three consecutive years

As a condition of employment, OMA conducts background checks and reference checks for all open positions.

To Apply: Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter HERE


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The Ontario Medical Association is strongly committed to diversity within its community and welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. In accordance with the AODA Act, accommodation will be provided throughout the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities.