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Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital Foundation

Senior Philanthropy Officer

Posted On: April 5, 2023
Closing On: April 30, 2023

Location: Orillia, ON
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: senior
Salary Range: $61,500 - $80,000

Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital Foundation raises and stewards funds to support Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital (Soldiers’). The Foundation’s mission is to support the Hospital in its quest to become a centre of excellence for our community and our region.

Soldiers’ is a hospital where you can receive world-class healthcare just down the street from where you live or spend your summers. A place where you are more than just a number and are treated with warmth and compassion. A hospital that offers wraparound care that puts you at ease.

The small-town nature of our hospital offers patients an added dimension of care not often seen in big-city institutions. Many of our physicians dedicate their entire lives to caring for our community, and, in doing so, build strong relationships with the patients they serve. These deep connections span generations and create a calming familiarity not easily duplicated in other care settings. This translates into meaningful, personal care and enhanced healing for our patients.

What’s more, Soldiers’ is a community hospital providing critical regional health services to the population of North Simcoe Muskoka, a population of 540,000. This includes communities as far east as Lindsay, as far west as Collingwood, Parry Sound to the north and Alliston to the south. For a community hospital, Soldiers’ exceeds expectations in the level of care it provides to an area of this size. Regional programs include the Kidney Care Program of Simcoe Muskoka, the Regional Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Treatment Centre, the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre (SMRCC) Satellite Clinic, the Paediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO) Satellite Clinic, the Regional Women and Children Program and the Level II Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

Why work at Soldiers’ Foundation?

Our goal at the Foundation is to be ambitious in our support of Soldiers’ and raise money so that we can equip our healthcare professionals with the technology and tools required to provide the best healthcare possible. We are proud to belong to a community with shared purpose that is committed to improving health and wellness.

We value the willingness to take risks to learn and grow. We provide you the opportunity to immerse yourself in an unparalleled setting, poised for significant growth. We offer a competitive total compensation package that includes:

  • Membership in the HOOP Pension Program
  • Extensive health and dental benefits package
  • Professional Development
  • Hybrid work opportunities
  • And a chance to be part of a great community!

About the opportunity: 

Reporting to the Director of Philanthropy, the Senior Philanthropy Officer (SPO), is to secure philanthropic support by engaging our community in the life and work at Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital. The SPO works to actively grow the major gift pipeline, meeting fundraising targets and bring visibility to the work of Soldiers’. Collaborating with an integrated team of frontline fundraisers, hospital staff and volunteers, the SPO contributes to building a strong culture of philanthropy and a sense of shared goals throughout the Soldiers’ community.

The pay band for this position is $61,500 – $80,000, with three weeks’ vacation to start.

Key Accountabilities:

  • In collaboration with the Director of Philanthropy, create strategic plans for major donors and their families in order to establish strategies to engage and grow their connection to, and support for, Soldiers’
  • Works closely with colleagues to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward prospective donors with the capacity to make a major gift ($10,000+)
  • Actively engages with a portfolio of prospective and current supporters through hospital tours, in-person meetings, phone visits, written communications and Foundation events
  • Implements agreed-upon metrics for major gift fundraising, using Raisers’ Edge to track all donor and prospect activity
  • Plans, schedules and conducts solicitation meetings; provides briefing support for senior volunteers, hospital partners, President & CEO, Director of Philanthropy
  • Supports and collaborates with Events colleagues in the development and identification of new individuals and families
  • Contributes to the development and growth of the Planned Giving Program
  • Consistently and convincingly demonstrate to Foundation colleagues, Volunteers and the public-at-large the role and importance of philanthropy and the Foundation’s mandate
  • Embeds diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging values into all activities

Skills, Experience and Attributes:

  • Bachelor’s or college degree in an appropriate discipline, or professional experience equivalent, combined with five years of major gift fundraising experience
  • CFRE certification an asset, or be willing and able to obtain certificati
  • Direct experience and demonstrated success in cultivating, securing and stewarding major gifts
  • Demonstrated commitment and success in working to create a fair and inclusive environment, and to supporting diverse constituencies and populations
  • Experience in writing proposals and other persuasive documents
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Experience working productively and positively with senior level staff and volunteers
  • Superior listening skills and the ability to interpret the concerns and interests of potential stakeholders and translate them into attractive opportunities for investment in Soldiers’ priorities
  • Must have demonstrated work experience with Microsoft Office products including Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint as well as Raiser’s Edge fundraising software (or equivalent)
  • Must be willing to travel and work as needed on evenings, weekends and holidays and must have a valid driver’s license
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction, while working within the framework of an integrated development program and team-oriented environment
  • Knowledge of Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital, and/or healthcare fundraising

Our Employees Enjoy

  • a professional practice environment
  • a collaborative atmosphere with emphasis on teamwork
  • wellness initiatives
  • continuing education grants
  • employee recognition and assistance programs
  • a competitive salary and benefits package
  • equal opportunities for growth and development

Employment Equity

OSMH is committed to diversity and equity in the workplace and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S persons and others who may contribute to a diverse workplace.

Accommodation in the Workplace

Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity, equal opportunity and maintaining a barrier-free selection process for job applicants. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known to the Human Resources department when contacted. All requests are handled confidentially.

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