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Pancreatic Cancer Canada

Officer, Philanthropy (Full Time, Permanent)

Posted On: December 22, 2021
Closing On: January 12, 2022

Location: Toronto, Ontario
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: intermediate
Salary Range: $50,000 - $55,000

Officer, Philanthropy (Full Time, Permanent)


Pancreatic Cancer Canada (PCC) is a vibrant, progressive organization taking on the world’s toughest cancer. We know just how aggressive we must be in taking on the fight for so many Canadian lives. With devastating statistics and an unjust lack of progress over the past 40+ years, our patients and their families need all of us fighting for them. Being told to go home and get their affairs in order is not enough. Fundamental advancements in cancer are happening every day – the time is now for pancreatic cancer. That is why our fundraising and awareness efforts are bold and unapologetic. Saying sorry doesn’t save lives but people do! We dare to set ourselves apart by taking chances with attention-grabbing campaigns and unique partnerships. Led by a visionary Chief Executive Officer, governed by an influential board of directors, and driven by a staff team with passion and expertise, we are taking on pancreatic cancer with an ultimate goal to save more lives. Our new strategic plan starts in 2022 and we have set significant goals to expand our reach and deepen our impact. Imagine doing what you love while also being part of a legacy that changes the history on a deadly cancer!

Position Overview

The Officer, Philanthropy is an essential role with a high-energy team environment at an ambitious Canadian non-profit. The Officer is an integral part of PCC’s dynamic fund development team, who support bold efforts to raise the survival rate of this devastating disease.

Reporting to the Director, Philanthropy, the Officer will contribute to reaching the $1.5M objective of the philanthropy program and play a key role in its growth over the next three years. The Officer will contribute to building out the monthly giving program, revitalizing the tribute giving experience, and formalizing the legacy giving program. The Officer will develop and manage research profiles on donor prospects. While supporting the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of potential donors, the Officer will contribute to new and innovative fundraising initiatives and will provide exceptional service to members of the community using sound fundraising instincts, sensitivity, and tact.

Key responsibilities of the role:

  • Works closely with the Director, Philanthropy to understand PCC’s programmatic content, strategic priorities, and initiatives, and directly contributes to securing funding aligned with these projects and priorities
  • Manages and builds relationships with a portfolio of prospects and donors
  • Provides prospect research support to identify key funder and partnership opportunities
  • Builds and grows the monthly giving program, including the launch of a digital acquisition campaign, welcome package, and the implementation of retention tactics
  • Updates and manages the tribute program, including in-honour and memorial pages, stewardship of key contacts, and communication with funeral homes; makes recommendations for enhancements
  • Works to formalize the legacy giving program
  • Collaborates with the development team to enhance the donor experience through recognition and stewardship initiatives to increase retention and giving
  • Implements strategies to identify, cultivate, and solicit a range of individual and corporate donors
  • Researches, identifies, and pursues opportunities for annual funding
  • Identifies and applies to foundations and submits grant applications


  • University Degree or Community College Diploma with 4 – 5 years of experience in a non-profit environment
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge required – ability to pull queries and reports at minimum; experience with Luminate an asset
  • Experience with prospect management best practices, data, and reporting
  • Demonstrated strength in building strong relationships with diverse audiences
  • Professional, personable, organized, with high attention to detail
  • Proven ability to take initiative, especially around problem-solving and improving processes
  • Able to multi-task and work independently as well as collaboratively
  • Excellent command of English both oral and written
  • Proficiency in MS Office with proven mail merge skills – ability and willingness to upgrade skills upon request

Special Considerations:

  • Some evening and weekend work may be required
  • Minimal travel may be required


PCC provides its employees with a highly competitive, comprehensive benefit package. The package includes participation in a defined benefit plan (HOOPP – Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan), coverage for drugs, dental, vision and travel insurance, as well as access to an Employee Assistance Plan. In addition, PCC offers a Health Spending Account for services not covered by standard plans (eg. massage, acupuncture, physio, chiropractic care, etc.). PCC offers considerable paid time off, as well as opportunities for paid professional development.

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

If you are interested in this opportunity, please forward your resume with a cover letter including salary expectations before January 12, 2022.

Jordanna Fry

Director, Philanthropy

Only those candidates being considered will be contacted. Outreach to candidates may be conducted before close of job posting.