Senior Development Officer
Position Title: Senior Development Officer
Reports To: Director of Development & Communications
Location: Flexible for the right candidate among Toronto, Vancouver, or Montreal
Partners In Health (PIH) is a global health organization relentlessly committed to improving the
health of the poor and marginalized. PIH partners with local governments to build capacity and
works closely with impoverished communities to deliver high-quality health care, address the
root causes of illness, train providers, advance research, and advocate for global policy
change. In a world too willing to value one human life over another, PIH stands in solidarity with
the destitute, the marginalized and the sick. We pursue a moral mission within a medical
context: to provide the best health care to those who need it most. Partners In Health Canada
(PIHC) works in partnership with care delivery sites including in Haiti, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi,
Mexico, Peru, Rwanda, and Sierra Leone.
You will be responsible for bringing new donors into PIH Canada through prospect research and
cultivation strategies, and will manage a portfolio of existing donors with a mandate to deepen
engagement and grow revenue. If you are an experienced major gift fundraiser with a track
record of success who believes the following things, we’d love to hear from you:
- Health is a human right. Delivering on that right for people who have been systematically
excluded from it is social justice work at its finest. This work can’t happen without
resources…and that’s where you come in.
- There is a special kind of excitement that comes from making people feel as good about
their philanthropy as you feel about the organization you’re representing.
- If you’re asked to prioritize either interpersonal skills or organizational skills as more
important for this position, the only right answer is “both.”
- An underdeveloped portfolio is an outsized opportunity.
- Fundraising is a team sport.
Our Ideal Candidate:
- Has minimum 7-10 years of experience in fundraising/business development roles and a
track record of developing new relationships and raising five- and six-figure gifts in
health, academic, and/or international development sectors
- Has the ability to effectively and passionately engage and inspire a wide variety of
audiences both orally and in writing. French language skills are a significant asset.
- Is detail and systems-oriented, with experience using Salesforce or other CRM software
- Has proven ability to use metrics to drive development decisions and achieve strategic
- Understands development best practices and has the ability to apply them in innovative
ways to identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward major gift donors
- Develops and sustains relationships with colleagues, donors, and partners in diverse
settings from a position of humility and generosity.
Note: If you do not meet all the above criteria but still believe you are the perfect fit for this role
and for Partners In Health Canada, we encourage you to apply and let us know why!
Compensation will depend on experience and market within a range of $75,000 – $90,000. We
offer a flexible and hybrid work schedule, a health and dental benefits package, professional
development and learning, and the opportunity to collaborate and grow with a diverse global
team deeply committed to equity and social justice. Applicants must be legally eligible to work in
Please send CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Senior Development Officer’ in the
subject line by Sept 26, 2022. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
We thank all applicants but regret we will be unable to respond to all submissions. We request
that you do not follow up on your application with a phone call or email. We will contact only
those candidates selected for interviews and thank you for your understanding.
Commitment to Diversity and Accessibility:
Partners In Health Canada is committed to equal opportunity and equal treatment for every
prospective and current employee. We value diversity in the workplace and believe our work is
stronger when it benefits from the experience and knowledge of a diverse team. People with
disabilities, women, Indigenous peoples, members of racialized groups and members of other
marginalized communities are encouraged to apply. Partners In Health Canada is also committed
to developing an inclusive, barrier-free selection process and work environment. If contacted in
relation to a job opportunity, please notify us as soon as possible of any adaptive measures you
might require. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed