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William Osler Hospital System Foundation

Senior Manager, Donor Experience

Posted On: January 13, 2022
Closing On: January 28, 2022

Location: GTA
Effective: Feb 15, 2022
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: senior
Salary Range: $80,000-$85,000 with some flexibility

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JOB TITLE: Senior Manager, Donor Experience

REPORTING TO: Director, Major Gifts 

LOCATION: Brampton, hybrid-remote work environment 

Are you passionate about healthcare philanthropy and interested in joining a dynamic and strategic team that has been recognized for fundraising excellence and is poised for growth?

Are you committed to creating exceptional donor experiences, working as an integrated team across departments, and striving to achieve the highest standards? Do you inspire donors and team-mates to explore the art of the possible in the pursuit of the maximum impact for our donors, our hospitals and our community?

If you are dedicated to providing great health care close to home and are ready to dig in and help us to fulfill our vision of healthier communities through giving – we’ve got a position for you!

William Osler Health System Foundation:

William Osler Health System Foundation (Osler Foundation) is committed to supporting health care in our community. Never before has the need to provide quality health care close to home been greater within our hospitals. Osler Foundation is excited to expand our team in the pursuit of supporting the health care heroes of our hospital partner, William Osler Health System. 

Serving one of Canada’s largest multi-site hospital systems, we pride ourselves in connecting the generosity of our community to the needs of our three hospitals – Etobicoke General Hospital, Brampton Civic Hospital, and the Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health & Wellness. Our community, which covers an area with more than 1.3 million people, is one of the most culturally- rich and ethnically-diverse regions in Canada. 

Ten years ago, the Osler Foundation launched You Have The Power, our most ambitious capital campaign to date, with the goal of raising $100 million , in support of our three patient care sites. Thanks to our community and our champions, Osler exceeded our ambitious fundraising goal, raising $109 million. Our secret? Our team has heart. We’re innovative, persistent, and we work together to get the job done. 

As part of the Osler System family, we are committed to providing a fulfilling work environment that inspires our staff to learn, innovate and grow. Osler is proud to be recognized, year after year, as one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers and Canada’s Best Diversity Employers. Here you will work alongside a highly-committed and respected team that understands what it means to go beyond to meet the health care needs of our communities. 

Osler Foundation is equally committed to supporting our employees, through flexible work arrangements, professional development, and a commitment to creating an environment of inclusiveness and belonging. 

And, within the philanthropy sector, our team members are highly effective leaders, instructors and mentors with the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and Association of Healthcare Philanthropists (AHP), including as current Chair, AFP Canada, and AFP Fundraiser of the Year, 2019.

Position Description:

The Senior Manager, Donor Experience will join a highly successful team at a key time of growth and will be a contributing part of the department responsible for the major gift activities of William Osler Health System Foundation (the Foundation). 

Reporting to the Director, Major Gifts and Campaigns, the Senior Manager, Donor Experience will embrace an exciting opportunity to design and lead a comprehensive donor recognition and stewardship program for the Foundation – creating outstanding experiences for our donors through recognition, engagement and impact to inspire donors and drive support.  The incumbent will think and act creatively to bring meaningful opportunities to engage donors in our mission, using their demonstrated experience in donor relations and communications, strong commitment to innovation and keen understanding of industry trends to make the Osler Foundation a leader in donor growth and retention.

This role will focus on customized stewardship plans for major gift donors as well as stewardship activities and programs for signature event sponsors, grateful patients, third party events, planned giving donors, and monthly and mid-level donors.

A strong commitment to donor-centred fundraising, vision for the big picture, attention to detail, and exceptional ability to anticipate and resolve problems will be critical in this role.

As the Senior Manager, Donor Experience, you will: 

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive donor relations and stewardship framework that embraces and elevates all donor segments;
  • Develop and execute strategic donor stewardship and cultivation events/ digital opportunities that provide meaningful engagement opportunities for donors and volunteers and attract new prospective donors as the Foundation builds to its next capital campaign;
  • Lead logistics for cultivation and stewardship events;
  • Support the development of and coordinate the logistics of major gift donor communications including naming opportunity proposals, stewardship reports, and recognition certificates;
  • Drive collaboration with colleagues to create compelling collateral for donor and volunteer cultivation and stewardship, ensuring they receive professional and timely information regarding the impact of their support;
  • Monitor and ensure that all obligations outlined in donor agreements are fulfilled in a timely manner and tracked in RE, with specific emphasis on Major Gift Donors and signature event sponsors;
  • Act as the internal voice of our donors by considering their perspective in all that we do;
  • Remain abreast of industry best practices through participation in peer groups, and professional development;
  • Embrace the unique and exciting opportunities of working with donors and stakeholders in one of the most culturally-rich and ethnically-diverse regions in Canada;
  • Effectively track activity in Raiser’s Edge donor database;
  • Actively work to enhance and grow positive relationships with all departments within the organization;
  • Be highly effective at working independently and exceptional at being a team player, with a proactive approach and a strong commitment to success; 
  • Have a demonstrated ability to successfully work in a fast paced, dynamic environment with excellent time management and organizational skills;
  • Attend and assist at functions held in the community and organized by the Foundation as required; 
  • Commit to the Mission of William Osler Health System (Osler) and the Foundation; 
  • Be committed to life-long learning and professional development; 
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • University degree (preferably in fundraising management, marketing, or business administration), or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • A recognized fundraising certification or CFRE designation would be an asset;
  • Minimum of five years recent related experience with building and delivering innovative and highly effective donor engagement vehicles and programs; 
  • Demonstrated experience in a Major Gifts / Capital Campaign fundraising environment, and an understanding of health care fundraising is preferred; 
  • Ability to communicate the vision and key messages of William Osler Health System Foundation to the community; 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; 
  • Demonstrated professional style that is proactive, innovative and collaborative; 
  • Demonstrated excellence in communications, relationship building, teamwork and problem-solving; 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, through various mediums (I.e., email, phone, video conference calls, and in person);
  • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge database and InDesign considered an asset;
  • Access to reliable transportation required.

Osler values inclusivity and diversity in the workplace. We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds. We are committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require an accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process, please notify us through your application.

The WOHS Foundation offers a comprehensive benefits package including a defined-benefit pension plan (HOOP), outstanding health/dental benefits and generous vacation allowance. The target range for this position is $75,000-$85,000 with some flexibility based on experience and qualifications. 

The WOHS Foundation is working remotely during the pandemic, with an eventual hybrid model of working from home and in-office on a weekly basis. 

Application Instructions

Gerard Search has been retained to coordinate the search for this position. For additional information and to discuss your suitability for the role, please contact Mariya Yurukova, Talent Manager-Ontario ( .  You may apply online via