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Casey House Foundation

Leadership Gifts Officer

Posted On: April 21, 2023
Closing On: May 7, 2023

Location: 119 Isabella Street, Toronto, ON / Remote
Effective: ASAP
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: intermediate
Salary Range: $70,000 to $90,000

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About Casey House

Casey House Foundation raises funds exclusively for Casey House, a sub-acute HIV specialty hospital with inpatient and outpatient care. Casey 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.

To support us in this work, we are committed to building a team that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live and serve, including 2SLGBTQ+, Indigenous, Black, and other racialized communities, as well as those living with HIV. Every Casey House staff member, peer, and volunteer acts and delivers care to clients in accordance with our purpose, values, and philosophy of care. If you share our values, we would love to have you in our team!

Casey House is committed to providing accommodation in all parts of the hiring process. If you require an accommodation, please notify us, and we will work with you to meet your needs.
For more information about Casey House, please visit our website.

About the Opportunity

We currently have an opportunity for a Leadership Gifts Officer to join our team in Toronto, ON, on a full-time, permanent basis.

Hours: 37.5 hours/week, Monday to Friday (with periodic work on evenings and weekends at events and committee meetings)

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Reporting to the Chief Development and Marketing Officer, the Leadership Gifts Officer will be responsible for providing strategic fundraising support, building relationships with individual and prospective donors, and demonstrating excellent communication and relationship-building skills. The chosen candidate will also ensure superior stewardship to maintain donor involvement and support, and will foster great working relationships with medical leaders, clinician partners, and volunteers, including board champions.

The Leadership Gifts Officer will have an annual revenue target of $1m and will engage a personal portfolio of approximately 75 prospects, with a focus on securing leadership gifts greater than $5,000. They will possess a passion for philanthropy and bring depth of experience and knowledge of moves management principals. They will also have dynamic interpersonal and presentation skills to increase financial support and employ new ideas to cultivate prospects, solicit donors, and provide personalized stewardship. The Leadership Gifts Officer will be highly motivated and excited to embrace the philanthropic opportunity within the 2SLGBTQ+ community.

In addition, the Leadership Gifts Officer will have unique opportunities to participate in campaign development, inspire a generous community to give at a transformative level, and engage key community members in making annual donations, multi-year pledge commitments, and legacy gifts. The full scope of accountabilities of this role will entail, but are not limited to:

  • Champion Casey House Foundation’s strategic and annual plans
    Build and manage a portfolio of approximately 75 potential donors capable and inclined to give $5,000 or more.
  • Maintain a visit schedule of 10-15 in person cultivation/solicitation visits per month.
  • Cooperatively develop strategies and processes used to migrate donors from the Direct Response portfolio to the Leadership Gifts program, and vice versa.
  • Work with the CDMO to develop and implement annual and long-range plans, including Campaign plan(s), to maximize the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of Leadership gift donors and prospects.
  • In collaboration with the CDMO and foundation team, plan relevant communication materials for leadership and legacy giving, such as project descriptions, case statements, funding proposals, and gift agreements.
  • Forge strong relationships with medical leaders, clinician partners and volunteers, including our engaged board champions.

About You

In order to qualify for this role, you will need a minimum 5+ years of related experience, a proven track record of personal success in securing major philanthropic contributions, preferably in the hospital or non-profit sector, and be able to demonstrate your experience developing and executing major gift strategies, including cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.

The following experience, qualifications and core competencies will ensure your success in this role:

  • A university degree or college diploma (with a focus on fundraising, public relations, or other related field), or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Proven ability to develop and execute a planned giving program.
  • Prior experience engaging, training and inspiring volunteers, committees, and boards.
  • Fundraising donor systems experience with the ability to pull reports, manage and track major gift activity. Experience with Raiser’s Edge/NXT would be an asset.
    Computer / word processing / database experience required, preferably in Microsoft Office and Raiser’s Edge environments.
  • Prior experience in a healthcare environment, public relations and/or sales experience an asset.
  • CFRE designation is an asset.
  • A passion for Casey House, our community and healthcare fundraising.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a genuine interest/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.
  • 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.
  • Meticulous attention to detail and follow through.
  • Commitment to professional and personal growth through continuing education programs and self-directed learning.
  • Critical thinking and sound judgement in making recommendations and decisions.
  • Respects 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.

As our ideal candidate for this role, you will be an energetic and enthusiastic team player who displays a high degree of professionalism. You will also be an excellent communicator, with the ability to create relationships with individuals, groups, and organizational stakeholders.

About the Benefits

For your hard work, you will be rewarded with a competitive salary of $70,000 to $90,000 based on experience and skills, as well as the following excellent benefits:

  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Extended health and dental coverage
  • Life insurance and LTD insurance
  • Participation in Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP)
  • Competitive personal entitlement plan
  • Free on-site indoor parking 6PM to 8AM Monday to Friday, and 24 hours on Saturday/Sunday
  • Access to 24/7 Employee Assistance Program

If you want to join a compassionate team that’s making a difference – Apply Now! Most importantly, you will join us with an open mind, and a compassionate and empathetic desire to make a positive difference in your community.

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

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 shift.