St. Mary's General Hospital Foundation

Development Officer, Major Gifts
Posted Date: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

St. Mary’s General Hospital Foundation

Located in the heart of Kitchener, St. Mary’s is the second-largest acute care hospital in the St. Joseph’s Health System and is a Regional Cardiac Care Centre. It proudly serves the residents of Waterloo, Wellington County, and extends its reach to Dufferin, Grey-Bruce and beyond.

Its nearly 2,000 staff, physicians and volunteers provide excellent, compassionate care to hundreds of thousands of patients and families every year in its core areas of clinical focus: Cardiac Care (Regional Cardiac Centre), Respiratory Care (Level 1 Thoracic Surgery Centre), Outpatient (Day) Surgery, General Medicine, 24/7 Emergency Care.

The Foundation

While the Foundation was formally incorporated in 1986 to act as the official fundraising arm of the hospital, St. Mary’s has counted on the generosity of its community since 1924. Its goal is to tell the stories that make the hospital great and to ask the community to invest in St. Mary’s mission of healing and hope.

The Opportunity

This is a new position that is designed to support the growth of our organization.

Accountable to the Director of Leadership Development and working in partnership with the Foundation team, the Development Officer will be responsible for identifying, evaluating, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding major gift donors and prospects in support of the annual goals and objectives of St. Mary’s General Hospital Foundation. This position is also responsible for recruitment of event sponsors.  Key responsibilities include:

• Manage a portfolio of major gift donors and prospects representing individuals, foundations, corporations, community associations and service clubs for the purpose of securing support for priority needs at the hospital.
• Develop and implement strategies for identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of prospects and donors.
• Advance prospects and donors through the donor cycle by developing new and fostering ongoing relationships in the community.
• Work with events team to assess event needs related to sponsorships and approach potential sponsors.
• Develop and deliver compelling proposals and presentations
• Ensure accurate tracking of all gift, solicitation and donor information within Raiser’s Edge.
• Maintain a good working knowledge of the hospital and its funding priorities.
• Work collaboratively with the entire Foundation team to maximize gift opportunities as well as to ensure donors are appropriately stewarded.

Skills, Experience & Knowledge:

• 3-5 years of fundraising experience, preferably in major gifts or equivalent experience.
• Exceptional interpersonal and presentation skills, as well as the ability to interact meaningfully with senior volunteers, donors, hospital staff and physicians.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships.
• Ability to work proactively, managing multiple competing priorities.
• Strong knowledge of the Waterloo region.
• Legacy giving experience.
• Raiser’s Edge experience or similar database is an asset.
• Ability to work within a flexible schedule, including occasional evenings and weekends.
• Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle is required.

Above all we are looking for a great team player with the ability to contribute quickly and with enthusiasm towards the donor-centered fundraising approach.

Qualified candidates can submit their resume and cover letter in one document/attachment by email.

Closing date:  February 19th, 2020.

We thank all applicants for applying, however, only qualified candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

St. Mary’s General Hospital Foundation
911 Queen’s Boulevard
Kitchener, ON   N2M 1B2