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The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation

Senior Development Officer


Posted On: November 28, 2022
Closing On: December 7, 2022

Location: 700 University Avenue, 4th Floor, Toronto, ON
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: senior
Salary Range: $95k to $130k


Do you want to be part of a bold and ambitious team that will Conquer Cancer In Our Lifetime?

About Us

Established in 1982, the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation (PMCF) raises funds for Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world.

Since it’s inception, the PMCF has been setting daring and audacious goals with a mindset that is driven by our culture and passion for the cause. We have pioneered many successful fundraising programs, including our world-leading Princess Margaret Home Lottery, and some of the world’s largest cancer fundraising events, and have a sophisticated Major and Estate Giving program. The Foundation’s vision, which you would share, is to Conquer Cancer in Our Lifetime.

The Princess Margaret is a proud member of University Health Network, Canada’s largest research hospital network, which also includes Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto Rehab Institute and The Michener Institute for Education.

About The Role

Our highly skilled Senior Development Officer will report directly to one Senior Director of Major Gifts.  As an integral part of the Foundation’s Major and Estate Giving (MEG) team, the Senior Development Officer works closely with all members of the MEG team and other teams within the foundation.

Key Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the following satisfactorily:

Portfolio Management (50%)

  • Manage a portfolio of 75-100 major gift prospects and donors, focusing on identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of prospects primarily in the six figure range.
  • Close approximately $1.5M in new commitments annually, dependent on portfolio.

Cancer Centre Relationships (30%)

  • Build meaningful relationships with selected Princess Margaret Cancer Centre partners by serving as the Foundation’s initial point of contact for research groups, referrals from select assigned site groups and, where advantageous, attending site group and research group meetings.
  • Work with supervising Senior Director of Major Gifts to identify referred prospects with $1M+ potential and collaborate on such prospects as appropriate.

Operations and Systems Management (5%)

  • Navigate donor database and request reports
  • Help ensure integrity of database and donor data
  • Execute timely and accurate entry of all substantive interactions and next steps with assigned prospects.
  • Prospect pipeline management and monitoring

Special Projects as Assigned (15%)

  • Partner with the Senior Director to develop select fundraising strategies and portfolios, as appropriate.
  • High level support of supervising Senior Director of Major Gifts on a small number of the Senior Director’s most significant prospects.

Candidate Qualifications

  • 5 years of progressive experience in fundraising – healthcare environment is an asset
  • University Degree/college diploma required
  • Demonstrated skills in managing multiple projects
  • Proven organizational and analytical skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Willingness and desire to learn and grow
  • Commitment to excellent donor service
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure, juggle competing priorities, be part of a team, be responsive, and meet deadlines
  • MS Office skills
  • Experience with relational databases is an asset
  • Passion for our vision: To Conquer Cancer in Our Lifetime
  • Demonstrate a high level of ethics in fundraising and help others succeed in this area as well

Why Work with Us?

  • Experience a sense of purpose that you won’t get anywhere else, in any other job: You will be making a difference for millions of people impacted by cancer in Canada and around the world
  • We offer a competitive compensation package including competitive salary, incentive pay, health benefits, and Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP)
  • We have an open and approachable culture that enables you to bring your best ideas forward
  • We offer flexible working arrangements to support your need to balance life at work and at home

Work Environment:

 Regular daily hours of work with the occasional need for irregular work hours

  • While a hybrid work environment exists, time at the office is expected (700 University Avenue, Toronto)

Please use the following link to apply: https://www.recruitingsite.com/csbsites/uhncareers/JobDescription.asp?SiteID=10031&JobNumber=910564