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Sunnybrook Foundation

Philanthropy Officer

Posted On: May 9, 2022
Closing On: May 27, 2022

Location: 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON M4N 3M5
Effective: ASAP
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: senior
Salary Range: $74,000-$93,000

Title: Philanthropy Officer

Department: Advancement

Reports to: Philanthropy Director

Vacancies:  1

Sunnybrook is a premier academic health sciences centre, fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, with a vision to invent the future of health care. Today, with 1.2 million patient visits each year, Sunnybrook has established itself across three campuses and is home to Canada’s largest trauma centre.

Sunnybrook Foundation exists to raise awareness and funds required to ensure that Sunnybrook achieves its mission.

Our five strategic areas of focus are:

  • Cancer
  • Heart and vascular
  • High risk maternal and newborn
  • Image guided brain therapies
  • Trauma

The Philanthropy Officer, with the guidance and support of the Philanthropy Director, will independently build and manage a portfolio of 75-100 engaged prospects, donors, and volunteers in securing financial support for the priority projects and initiatives of Sunnybrook. They will work alongside hospital physician and staff partners in building cases for support towards clinical and research needs that advance patient care. They will enjoy interacting with prospects, donors, and grateful patients to better understand their experiences at Sunnybrook. The ideal candidate is highly collaborative, a self-starter, and has a high capacity for change. They will be accountable for an annual revenue goal of $1.5-2.5M.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Meet or exceed targets of $1.5-$2.5M and manage a portfolio of 75-100 assigned major giving prospects, donors, and volunteers
  • Develop and implement strategies to identify, cultivate, and solicit a range of individual and corporate major gift donors
  • Maintain accuracy of all active donor files including all related donor record administration, briefing notes, and contact reports
  • Work with hospital physician and staff partners as well as the Philanthropy Director to understand programmatic content, strategic priorities and initiatives, and directly contribute to securing philanthropic support
  • Work with hospital physician and staff partners to identify grateful patients and build prospective donor pipeline
  • When appropriate, work closely with other teams to assist with the strategic development and execution of cultivation and stewardship events and/or marketing initiatives to maximize donor engagement and advancement opportunities
  • Effectively steward major giving donors to ensure long-term commitment to Sunnybrook and identify opportunities for support renewal
  • Act as an internal resource on program and major gift activity for other Foundation staff and volunteers
  • Work with Philanthropy Director to achieve annual performance metrics and financial targets

Skills and abilities required:

  • Experience developing major gift strategies, and execution including cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship
  • Proven ability to work well with a wide range of constituents including volunteers, donors, program physicians and staff, and internal team members
  • Known for their relationship building ability and their passion for philanthropy
  • Possess a high level of intellectual curiosity toward the work being done at the hospital
  • Strong problem-solving abilities, critical thinking skills, high emotional intelligence and high level of professionalism
  • Demonstrated skills in problem-solving, analysis, political navigation and professionalism
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize a diverse workload
  • Ability to function as a member of a team to fulfill the team’s responsibilities
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • High regard for accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to take calculated risks in ambiguous scenarios

Job Requirements:

  • Minimum college or university degree or equivalent
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in major gift fundraising with direct donor contact
  • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge an asset
  • Working knowledge of MS Office suite software including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

To Apply:

If you would like to apply for this role, please send a cover letter and a current resume listing your qualifications and experience by May 27th, 2022 to .

Please quote “Philanthropy Officer” in the subject line of your e-mail. We thank all applicants in advance. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Sunnybrook Foundation is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (‘AODA’).  If you require accommodations for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter.

Sunnybrook Foundation is strongly committed to equity, diversity and inclusion within its community and encourages all applicants including but not limited to: Indigenous, Black and other racialized persons, all religions, cultures, and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons and persons of any gender identity and sexual orientation, and everyone who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Please be advised that in order to be eligible for employment at Sunnybrook, all new hires must have received the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine or combination of COVID-19 vaccines approved by Health Canada (e.g., two doses of a two-dose vaccine series, or one dose of a single-dose vaccine series); AND have received the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days ago. Medical exemptions or any other kind of requested exemption based upon the Hospital’s obligations pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code will be considered on a case-by-case basis.