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Lakeridge Health Foundtion

Manager, Philanthropy

Posted On: February 24, 2023
Closing On: March 17, 2023

Location: Oshawa, Ontario
Effective: Immediately
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: management
Salary Range: $80,000 to $90,000

Are you a fundraising professional with a passion for building relationships? Do you have a track record of securing impactful major gifts from donors? Are you a proven leader?

Lakeridge Health Foundation is seeking an experienced fundraiser to join our team as the Manager, Philanthropy. This driven professional will play a critical role in the strategic direction and implementation of our Foundation’s Major Gifts program.

What you’ll be doing:

The Manager, Philanthropy is a dynamic position responsible for building relationships with donors who have the capacity to give $10,000 or greater. Reporting to and collaborating with the Director, Development and Campaigns, the Manager, Philanthropy is accountable for the successful execution and tracking of major gift activity, including developing strategies and achieving revenue targets.

The Manager, Philanthropy has a key leadership role as part of the Foundation’s Development team and is an active community ambassador for Lakeridge Health Oshawa and Whitby Hospitals, including the R.S. McLaughlin Durham Regional Cancer Centre.

Over the long term, the Manager, Philanthropy will also be responsible for recruiting, coaching and inspiring a growing team of major gift professionals.

Summary of duties:

  • Lead the strategizing and execution of the Foundation’s Major Gifts program in collaboration with the Director, Development and Campaigns and Chief Executive Officer.
  • Develop and implement annual Major Gifts operating plan, including corresponding budget.
  • Analyze and report on results of major gift activity, including activity and revenue targets.
  • Manage a personal portfolio of key major donor relationships including individuals, corporations and foundations; achieve pre-determined cultivation and solicitation targets.
  • Manage portfolios of planned giving and event sponsorship prospects who also have potential to give major gifts.
  • Leverage and collaborate with Foundation’s fundraising volunteers to generate leads, strengthen relationships with donors and secure gifts.
  • Write proposals for the solicitation of major gifts and grants, and present corresponding recognition and naming opportunities.
  • Make presentations to groups to inform and inspire support.
  • Attend events and cheque presentations to represent the Foundation and deliver thank you speeches.
  • Recruit, train and coach new Major Gifts team members.

What you bring to the position:

  • A minimum of 7 years of experience in a professional fundraising organization.
  • Experienced major gift fundraiser with a history of success identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding donors at the five-figure level and above.
  • Post-secondary education or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Superb relationship-building skills, with a proven track record of building and advancing relationships in a fundraising environment.
  • Experience recruiting, managing and coaching direct reports.
  • Experience working with and motivating volunteers.
  • Solid knowledge of relational databases. Experience with Raiser’s Edge is considered an asset.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
  • A passion for health care and motivated by seeing the meaningful work of the Hospitals at Lakeridge Health.
  • CFRE designation is considered an asset.

Your competencies include:

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to relate well with donors, co-workers, peers, volunteers and others.
  • High level of professionalism and confidence.
  • Outstanding communication skills: written and verbal; strong public speaker; and, excellent listener.
  • Strong leader and active coach.
  • Effective and collaborative team player; shares information freely.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and high attention to detail.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to quickly adjust strategic approaches as required.
  • Able to work independently and effectively within a team environment as well as both in office and remotely.
  • Out-of-the-box and innovative thinker with a growth mindset to advance professionally and personally within the organization.
  • Sense of humour, energetic and positive attitude.
  • A drive to succeed personally and to support team success.

What we have to offer:

When you work for our Foundation you join a high-functioning, innovative and collaborative team with strong leadership and a supportive Board of Directors. With a strategic plan in place, the Foundation is in the midst of an exciting path forward with a focus on making our biggest impact yet on local health care.

We offer an excellent package to employees including an outstanding pension plan via Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP), competitive salary, benefits, and the opportunity to progress and build your career.

Who we are:

Supporting Lakeridge Health’s Oshawa and Whitby sites, the Foundation is committed to raising awareness and funds for one of Ontario’s largest health systems. Located in Durham Region, Lakeridge Health is home to a number of regional programs including one of Ontario’s top cancer centres, the R.S. McLaughlin Durham Regional Cancer Centre. Through the Foundation’s thriving Major Gifts, Planned Giving, Annual Giving and Community Giving programs, which are supported by the generosity of individuals, corporations and volunteers, we’re ensuring the very best health care is available, close to home.

All Lakeridge Health Foundation staff are required to be fully vaccinated (including against COVID-19) unless they have a valid medical exemption.

Lakeridge Health Foundation is accredited by Imagine Canada.

How to apply:

Lakeridge Health Foundation is strongly committed to equity, diversity and inclusion within its community and workplace. The Foundation encourages all applicants regardless of gender, race, age, sexuality, or disability. Accommodation, as required by law, will be provided in all parts of the recruitment and assessment. If you are applying for a position, please let us know of any needs you may have in advance. We value having an inclusive and welcoming workplace.

Lakeridge Health Foundation has engaged Predictive Success Corporation to assist with the selection process for the position of Manager, Philanthropy. Their analytics tool, the Predictive Index Behaviour Assessment, is a science-based, online behavioural assessment that provides objective data identifying the unique motivating drives and behaviours of prospective and current staff as well as system leaders.

Introductory emails will be sent only to candidates who we would like to participate in the Predictive Index Behaviour Assessment.

All inquiries and applications will be held in strict confidence.

To apply for this position, please send your cover letter and resume to:

  • Please quote “Manager, Philanthropy” in the subject line of your email.
  • The job posting will close on Friday, March 17th, 2023 at 12:00 pm.
  • No phone calls, please.

We thank all applicants in advance.