Senior Philanthropy Director
Sinai Health Foundation raises and stewards funds to support Sinai Health. Sinai Health is Canada’s leading integrated health system and comprises of Hennick Bridgepoint Hospital; Mount Sinai Hospital; Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute; and Circle of Care. The generous support of our community fuels everything we do from seamless care to scientific discovery.
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Reporting to the Vice-President, Philanthropy, the Senior Philanthropy Director will manage a portfolio of major gift prospects and oversee the development, execution, and management of a fundraising campaign focused on raising transformational support for the Christopher Sharp Cancer Centre at Mount Sinai Hospital, cancer-related programs at Sinai Health, and cancer research taking place at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute. The Senior Philanthropy Director will be a major gifts fundraiser with a track record of closing $1 million+ gifts, leading complex solicitations, and with experience managing a volunteer fundraising committee. As part of a dynamic fundraising team, the Senior Philanthropy Director will play an important role in building on Sinai Health’s rich history and deeply valued culture of philanthropy. The Senior Philanthropy Director will work directly with senior volunteers, clinicians, and researchers, to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward prospective and current donors at the major gift level ($50,000+), focusing on the Sinai Health Cancer Centre and institutional priorities of Sinai Health.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Build and manage a portfolio of 80-120 major gift prospects and donors, including individuals, corporations, and foundations
- Develop donor-centric strategies to identify, cultivate, and solicit gifts at the six-figure and seven-figure level for the Christopher Sharp Cancer Centre, cancer research and/or institutional priorities
- Provide timely and meaningful stewardship to major gift donors to strengthen relationships and identify opportunities for gift renewal
- Partner with physicians and hospital staff to identify grateful patient opportunities to strengthen the donor pipeline
- Be Sinai Health Foundation’s subject matter expert on cancer care (medical oncology, surgical oncology, and cancer research). Develop expertise through building strong relationships with medical and research partners (physicians, researchers, nurses, and allied health partners) to understand their work and needs for philanthropic support
- In partnership with the CEO and the Vice-President, Philanthropy, develop and execute a fundraising plan that will secure multiple gifts of $1M or more for the Christopher Sharp Cancer Centre and cancer research, to achieve a campaign goal of a minimum of $25M The development of a case for support, fundraising priorities and presentations for internal and external use will be critical to the success of this initiative.
- Play a leading role in the recruitment of a volunteer campaign cabinet. The role of cabinet members will be to support prospect identification, engagement, cultivation, and solicitation
- Work directly with Sinai Health Foundation Board Members and other senior volunteers on various donor and prospect engagement opportunities
- Meet or exceed annual fundraising targets and performance metrics, determined in consultation with the Vice-President, Philanthropy
- Responsible for the accuracy of all donor record information in Raiser’s Edge, the Foundation’s database of record; briefing notes; and contact reports.
- Minimum of seven (7) years of recent and related experience, preferably within a large not-for-profit environment
- Successful completion of a University degree in a relevant field from an accredited educational institution or equivalent combination of education and experience
- A track record of building relationships with donors and volunteers, and closing gifts in the six-figure plus range
- Exemplary verbal and written communication skills; ability to communicate in a tactful and professional manner
- Capacity to understand, and effectively translate complex clinical, scientific and basic research concepts to prospective donors, volunteers, and external stakeholders
- Working knowledge of Raiser’s Edge or similar database
- Respectful and service-oriented to donors, volunteers, foundation and hospital staff
- Demonstrated ability to attend to details; exceptional follow-through as demonstrated through effective project management experience
- Works well in a diverse team environment with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
- Strong understanding of donor stewardship fundamentals
- A professional aligned with Sinai Health Foundation’s five values: collaboration, flexibility, fun, respect and trust.