Chief Development Officer

Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation
Posted Date: 
Friday, February 15, 2019
Closing Date: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

The Opportunity

We are seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic and results-driven fundraising professional to join Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation as the Chief Development Officer (CDO).

Reporting to the President, the CDO will lead the Foundation’s development programs, directly responsible for leading, executing and monitoring an integrated development program that supports the overall mission of the Foundation.  The CDO will lead a team of fundraising professionals, and oversee all areas of major and annual giving, including the identification of new revenue streams within these portfolios, while collaborating with the Foundation’s Communications and Stewardship team in the strategic development process. As a key member of the Foundation’s senior management team, the CDO will also play an important role in supporting the President with strategic planning, budget management and day-to-day operations of the Foundation as required.

The CDO will work to deliver exceptional customer service and support to key internal and external stakeholders and groups, while meeting and exceeding annual targets. This role is critical to sustaining productive relationships with new and existing donors and recognizing the significant contribution made by all donors.

These responsibilities are accomplished while actively participating in a fast-paced, team environment with multiple priorities and competing deadlines. Demanding, challenging and exciting, this role requires a motivated and creative individual with demonstrated leadership and relationship-building skills.

About Joseph Brant Hospital (JBH)

Founded by a group of citizens eager for a community hospital, Joseph Brant Hospital (JBH) opened its doors in 1961 and doubled in size in 1971. JBH is the only acute care hospital in Burlington, serving more than a quarter of a million people from Burlington and communities in Halton and Hamilton including Waterdown, Flamborough, Stoney Creek and east Hamilton. The Hospital is regarded as a leader in implementing best practices in a patient and family approach to care, rooted in organizational values known as the CARE (Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence) Commitment.

The Hospital provides a range of primary and secondary services, including specialty clinical services. It also participates in, and supports, key regional programs including cancer care, vascular and thoracic services, cardiac care and maternal and newborn services. The Emergency Department supports the local community and handles approximately 44,000 annual visits.

It’s an exciting time at JBH as the largest redevelopment in Burlington’s history has been completed. Beginning with the Halton McMaster Family Health Centre, which opened in the spring of 2015, JBH also opened the new, state-of-the-art Michael Lee-Chin & Family Patient Tower in the summer of 2017 and in the fall of 2018, redevelopment of our original tower including a fully renovated Ambulatory Care Centre, and the expansion of our Diagnostic Imaging Department to double its original size was completed.

Most recently, JBH achieved Accreditation with Exemplary Standing for the period of 2018 - 2022, the highest possible designation for an accredited organization.  This is the second consecutive time JBH has achieved the distinction of Exemplary Standing which is awarded to organizations that go beyond Accreditation Canada’s requirements and demonstrate excellence in quality improvement.

About Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation (JBHF)

JBHF was founded in 1976 to support Joseph Brant Hospital. We are committed to engaging our community, inspiring investment in our Hospital and making a difference in healthcare for our community. Our vision is to make a difference in our community, and through the generous giving of our supporters to provide an exceptional healthcare experience right here in Burlington.

The Our New Era Campaign in support of the new Joseph Brant Hospital surpassed its goal of $60M, raising an unprecedented $65M, enabling the incredible transformation of our Hospital, and having a tremendous impact on our community for generations to come.

With the successful conclusion of the capital campaign, we are poised to leverage the overwhelming support of the community to support new and emerging priorities which will continue to support our Hospital’s vision of providing exceptional healthcare.

The Foundation is governed by a team of community volunteer leaders and is managed by a dedicated staff of professionals who ensure that every donation is used effectively and efficiently to meet the needs of patients and their families.

Key Responsibilities

• Lead development of strategies and initiatives to achieve overarching fundraising and financial goals of the Major Gifts and Community Engagement portfolios of the Foundation.
• Have oversight responsibility for the Major Gifts and Community Engagement programs including capital campaigns, long and short-term fundraising plans, marketing initiatives and stewardship activities.
• Lead, implement and evaluate the impact of annual and strategic plans that encompass fundraising and donor relations for donors.
• Accountable for the management of cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors at all levels, with annual personal moves management (cultivation and solicitation) and financial targets.
• Manage the overall relationship with the relevant committees and volunteer leadership as appropriate.
• Hire, manage, and develop all professional major giving and community engagement staff to ensure that individual performance goals are achieved.
• Lead and manage the prospect research activities of the Foundation to identify and incorporate new donors for major giving and community engagement programs.
• Prepare Department budgets and track results, report through regular quarterly reports to the President.
• Maintain up to date knowledge and expertise in all aspects of legislation affecting philanthropy.
• Maintain a high degree of motivation and superior work ethic consistent with the employment philosophy of the Foundation.
• Participate actively as a team member of the Foundation Leadership Team, and the Foundation team as a whole.

Qualifications and Experience Required

• Post-secondary education and minimum 10 years of related experience and demonstrated success of major and annual giving program management.
• Demonstrated success in Capital Campaign management.
• Demonstrated success driving results.
• Demonstrated success persuading and influencing groups and individuals to support the organization’s agenda with respect to colleagues, team members, volunteer leadership and other stakeholders.
• Demonstrated success leading and managing other professionals, support staff and volunteers to achieve short and long-term goals individually and as members of a team.
• Ability to effectively delegate.
• Ability to develop and implement strategic activities and tasks with clear goals and objectives.
• Excellent communication, interpersonal and writing skills.
• Strong project management skills, with a proven ability to manage timelines.
• Excellent diplomacy and proven ability in working successfully with volunteer groups.
• Strong technical/computing skills with experience working with Raiser's Edge fundraising software.
• Able to work successfully both in a team environment as well as independently.
• Demonstrated creativity, detail-oriented and well-organized, as well as attention to accuracy.
• Demonstrated analytical skills and decision making skills.
• Ability to organize multiple tasks, set priorities, meet deadlines and work under the pressure of time constraints.
• Commitment to maintain confidentiality and a high degree of accuracy with donor records.
• Proficiency in all Microsoft Office suite applications.
• CFRE designation considered an asset.

Interested candidates should forward their resume and cover letter to:

Anissa Hilborn, President JBH Foundation
c/o Michelle Sullivan

Closing Date: March 15, 2019

Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.