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Women’s College Hospital Foundation

Senior Director Philanthropy

Posted On: July 29, 2022
Closing On: September 8, 2022

Location: Hybrid
Effective: November 2022
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: senior
Salary Range: $121,,449 - $151,811

For more than 135 years, Women’s College Hospital has been developing revolutionary advances in healthcare. Today, Women’s College Hospital is a world leader in health for women, health equity, and health system solutions – a hospital designed to keep people out of hospital. Through the generosity of the community, the Women’s College Hospital Foundation (WCHF) fuels the Hospital’s quest for excellence in research and health care. Women’s is at the leading edge of fundamental changes in the healthcare system and the Foundation plays a critical role in advancing this agenda by supporting the Hospital and its extended mandate.

Understanding that donors have been, and continue to be, paramount to the success of progressive healthcare, Women’s College Hospital Foundation is seeking a strategic, entrepreneurial, and driven Senior Director Philanthropy to join its high-performing Philanthropy team.

Reporting to the Vice President, Philanthropy and Partnerships, the Senior Director Philanthropy sets the direction and is responsible for the overall success of the portfolio related to individual giving, including Annual Giving, Major Gift fundraising, and Prospect Research. The Senior Director is responsible for prospect management for the Philanthropy Department to ensure WCHF is leveraging opportunities with existing donors and cultivating new communities, using a lens of diversity and inclusion, in support of the funding priorities of Women’s College Hospital. The Senior Director operates as an “out-the-door” fundraiser, spending more than 40% of their time on donor-facing activities, while working simultaneously with the VP Philanthropy to develop key growth strategies, manage operational work plans, and monitor and evaluate key performance metrics to support the outcomes of the strategic plan. As a key people leader within the organization, the Senior Director also supports senior volunteers to enhance donor identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. Finally, the Senior Director works to oversee and guide staff responsible for prospect research, major gift relationship management, and annual giving, including, but not limited to, direct mail, telemarketing, door to door, and digital fundraising.

As the ideal candidate, you are a passionate advocate, empathetic leader, and a skilled and experienced member of the Foundation management team with a track record of success as a fundraiser, strategist, and manager. A strong developer of relationships and a strategic thinker, you care deeply about people and applying your skills to drive positive impact. You possess an entrepreneurial mindset, excellent time and priority management, proficiency in financial management and revenue generation, and an understanding of integrated multifaceted revenue streams. You have a demonstrated commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and access, with networks and competencies that illustrate your leadership in these areas. You are level-headed and calm under pressure, consistently displaying approachability and the ability to inspire and direct staff with empathy and grace. You are recognized as a leader with regards to fundraising, major gifts, and annual giving best practices. Through a combination of professional experience and academic preparation, you have a demonstrated ability to lead teams at a senior level. A Certified Fund-Raising Executive (CFRE) designation is an asset.

If you have the character, skills, and passion to deliver on Women’s College Hospital Foundation’s vital mission, please submit your CV and Cover Letter via:

As a condition of employment, you are required to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to the Hospital’s Occupational Health, Safety & Wellness department. We thank all applicants for their interest; we will contact only those applicants selected for further considerations. Please note that submissions will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, and therefore early submission is encouraged.

Women’s College Hospital Foundation is committed to fairness and equity in employment and our recruitment and selection practices. We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, people with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, members of racialized groups, women and any others who may contribute to the further diversification of our Foundation and Hospital community. Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under our Access for People with Disabilities policy. Applicants are asked to make their requirements known in advance.

The salary range for this position is $121,449-$151,811 with the eligibility for merit pay and comprehensive benefits including Healthcare Ontario Pension Plan enrollment.