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Scarborough Health Network Foundation (SHN Foundation)

Prospect Research Officer

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

Location: Toronto
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: beginner
Salary Range: The salary range for this position is $60,000 to $70,000 annually, dependent on experience.

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Who we are:

Scarborough Health Network is a leading community teaching health network, consisting of three hospitals and eight satellite sites in Scarborough, one of the most diverse communities in Canada.  Our Foundation works with generous donors, volunteers and community members to raise funds for state-of-the-art infrastructure and medical technology to support the hospital’s mission to improve lives through exceptional care. 

SHN Foundation is raising the profile of our hospitals through the Love, Scarborough marketing and fundraising campaign.  The extraordinary success of Love, Scarborough has helped generate mass awareness, has inspired transformational gifts, and has shone needed attention onto healthcare inequity and gaps in Scarborough.  The Foundation has seen tremendous growth all around (staff, events, donations, media coverage, partnership, etc.).  It’s an exciting time to join the organization as we continue to build upon this momentum!

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What you’ll be doing:

Are you a collaborative research professional who will proactively identify prospects? Do you like to partner with fundraisers to identify opportunities to build their pipeline?

SHN Foundation is seeking an enthusiastic professional to join our team in the new role of Prospect Research Officer.

Your responsibilities:

  • Conduct research on individuals, corporations and foundation prospects through analysis of their financial capacity, affinity and linkage to SHN and prepare in-depth profiles.
  • Analyze the donor database to proactively identify prospects to increase the pipeline.
  • Provide media monitoring by analyzing industry, business, and financial news aligned to fundraising, SHN and/or health care priorities.
  • Prepare briefing documents for Board/Cabinet members and for cultivation and stewardship events.
  • Develop an understanding of Foundation fundraising priorities and demonstrate ability to effectively assist the Philanthropy and Community Development teams with their research needs.
  • Participate in prospect management meetings to provide input on prospects being discussed and to subsequently record the information in the fundraising database afterward.
  • Manage prospect research related documentation, ensuring that information is kept up to date and accessible through all Foundation files.
  • Record research activity in Raisers Edge in a timely manner.

What you bring to the position:

  • Minimum 3-5 years experience in a prospect research role with a non-profit organization, or advanced training in prospect research for philanthropic support.
  • Knowledge of development, the donor lifecycle and engagement activities.
  • Expertise utilizing Raiser’s Edge and research tools such as iWave or other relational fundraising databases.
  • Experience using the Microsoft applications (ex. Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).
  • Demonstrated ability to handle matters of discretion, highly sensitive and confidential material and possess a high degree of integrity.
  • Commitment to providing excellent client service, maintaining relationships and collaborating with the team.

Your competencies include:

  • Critical thinker and self-starter with strong organizational, research and information-gathering skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure, handle competing deadlines and prioritize a large volume of work in a fast-paced, high performance collaborative team environment.
  • Exemplary written and verbal communication skills, with demonstrated ability to obtain and relay information clearly, concisely and in a timely manner.

What we have to offer:

When you work for SHN Foundation, you join a caring and collaborative team that is invested in both your success and career development. This is an exciting time to join a growing and meaningful organization, with ambitions to make the biggest impact yet to healthcare in Scarborough.

We offer an excellent package to employees, including a competitive salary and annual performance bonus, an industry-leading defined benefit pension plan through HOOPP, comprehensive benefits, and the opportunity to progress and build your career.  The salary range for this position is $60,000 to $70,000 annually, dependent on experience.

How to apply:

We would love you to join our team! To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume through our Careers page at

The job posting will close on Friday February 17, 2023.  Applicants may be screened throughout application period.

All applications will be held in strict confidence.  We thank all applicants in advance.

Accommodation Statement:

Scarborough Health Network Foundation (SHN) embraces and celebrates our community’s unique multicultural heritage and diversity.  SHN is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a culture of inclusiveness and diversity reflecting our diverse patients, staff and community alike. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).  Should you require accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs.

Job Number: J0123-0952

Job Title: Prospect Research Officer

Department: Foundation

Job Category:  Foundation

Location: General; travel is required to other sites, events, and meetings as necessary

Job Type: Full-time, permanent

Reports to: Director, Major Gifts

Number of Positions: 1

Number of Direct Reports: 0

Hours: Monday to Friday, with flexibility for some evenings and weekends

Job Description Last Updated: January 16, 2023

Application Deadline:  February 17, 2023; applicants may be screened throughout application period