HIRED - Manager of Philanthropy (Major Gifts) APPLY NOW

Work Where You Want (WWYW) and we believe that this kind of fundraiser needs close access to Kitchener-Waterloo
Engagement Team
60000 - 100000 cad / year
Tue, Oct 05, 2021
Full time

Are you our next Manager of Philanthropy?

Top Level Description

  • Be the change you want to see in health care and the community. Grand River Hospital is Aiming High and we are looking for a fundraising professional to connect personally with donors to make the plan a reality. Your focus is on connecting with individuals and organizations who would consider supporting at $25,000 or more over five years. You have a passion to solve these problems differently and connecting and engaging our community.
  • Grand River Hospital and it's Cancer Centre serve an area of more than 1.4 million, across southwestern Ontario. Our eight care areas:
  • Cancer Care
  • Grand River Kids
  • Kidney Care
  • Mental Health
  • Emergency & Critical Care
  • Continuum of Care
  • Patient Experience
  • Learning + Innovation

Winning Aspiration and Values

To rally every member of our communities to ensure world class healthcare right here.

  • Enable Easy
  • Tenacious & Relentless Action
  • Transparent First
  • We Welcome You
  • Traiblaze
  • Surprise, Delight and Overdeliver


  • You wake up in the morning with a passion to raise funds for your cause
  • Your follow-up is second to none, even your mother complains that you send her too many notes and greeting cards
  • You are hungry to learn about people's philanthropic dreams and how you can make them come true
  • You are an incredible listener and a creative match-maker who aligns every gift to a donor's highest philanthropic passion.
  • You are attentive, patient, fun to be with and oh so persistent.
  • You delight in working with donors in your own portfolio and you love a team approach even more.
  • You're an original thinker and get the best results when you can work in a culture that craves new ideas and change.
  • You've fundraised for Major Gifts before - whether at a University, Hospital, the Arts...

What You'll Do

  • Connect with prospective and current donors; primarily individuals but corporations and organizations are incredible supporters of health care as well.
  • You'll work closely with our Director of Philanthropy, Betty Bax, our Director of Strategy Petra Taylor and our CEO.
  • Secure incredible commitments for generosity to our cause from $1000 to $10,000,000 and beyond.
  • Leverage our Grand Opportunity List of hospital needs to connect a donor's passion to the right project in the right way.
  • Help us grow and create the Care. Never. Stops. Campaign. with a goal to rally our communities to help us build a world-class health care system right here.

What We Offer

  • The annual salary is in Band C - $60,000 - $100,000 based on your experience and success, we see a range of individuals that may be a good fit.
  • 4 weeks vacation and 4 day weeks from Victoria to Labour Day and December
  • Full-time role with comprehensive benefits and HOOPP Pension
  • Work where you want (WWYW) - with planned team get togethers and strategy sessions every 13 weeks (#12WY). We do believe that this kind of fundraiser needs close access to Kitchener-Waterloo for in person connections.
  • Chromebook and Mobile (Iphone or Android)
  • Growth culture with big dreams and on a mission to rally the community to create a world class health system.
  • An organization that is passionate about your success personally and professionally - we want to enable you to do the best work of your life
  • An organization that has grown more than 50% a year in each of the last two years with more than $16M in cash support last year

The Process

  • You apply, traditionally (resume, cover letter & portfolio) or not (video, greatest hits montage etc..)
  • We welcome all, unequivocally, we just ask you to bring a passion for the values and the attributes
  • It is unrealistic for us to believe we will find someone who fits this position 100% and that is just fine with us
  • Speed Interview up to 10 selected candidates (5 min with each of 10-12 team members by Google Meet - sometimes we'll do a next round more in-depth)
  • You start as soon as you can, we are looking to onboard right away


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