Director, Development – BELMONT HOUSE

The Belmont House Foundation is seeking an experienced fundraising generalist as the new Director of Development. This position has been created in response to the significant growth of the Senior’s Home and a resulting need to increase fundraising at the Foundation to support best in class programming for residents.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer and working closely with the Board of Directors of Belmont House Foundation, the Director will lead fundraising strategy and implementation for the Foundation and drive capital and annual fundraising goals. The incumbent will be responsible for the planning and execution of all fundraising programs, which includes a capital campaign to fund a new building. The Foundation has engaged KCI Philanthropy to provide strategic leadership and develop the plan for the Campaign, and a Campaign Steering Committee is now in place.  Salary Range:  $100,000 – $115,000


Posted On:  November 29, 2023

Closing On:  January 8, 2024


Location:  Toronto, Ontario

Employment Type:  Full Time

Level:  Senior

Salary Range:  $100,000 – $115,000


Website:  https://www.belmonthouse.com/


This position will provide leadership, guidance, and support to the Fund Development Officer and the Administrative Assistant, who drive a diverse fundraising program that includes annual giving, planned giving, major gifts, grants, and community and special events. The successful candidate will represent the Foundation to donors, residents, the community at large, media, and professional associations and organizations.

This position is an opportunity for a fundraiser who is inspired to build long-term relationships with key partners and supporters, and advocate for seniors’ care and quality of life to realize the mission, vision, and values of Belmont House.

ABOUT BELMONT HOUSE FOUNDATION AND BELMONT HOUSE

The Belmont House Foundation is a registered charity dedicated to supporting the efforts of Belmont House in the fulfillment of its mission, vision, and values. Established in 1993, our Foundation’s sole focus is to enhance the lives of our residents by engaging generous donors.

Belmont House is a charitable, non-profit, Christian home for seniors offering long term care and retirement living.

Beautifully furnished and located in a garden-like setting in downtown Toronto, Belmont House is a community in which individuals, from all income levels and walks of life, are professionally and sensitively cared for according to their needs and wishes in an intellectually, socially, and spiritually stimulating environment.

Belmont House provides seniors with a breadth and quality of programs that are second to none, due in significant part to its charitable model. This means that profits from rental income are continually reinvested in Belmont House, and contributions from our generous and caring donors help provide added value not often seen in other seniors’ homes.

Originally founded more than 170 years ago by women to provide women with equitable care, Belmont House has provided quality care to residents in a safe and stimulating home environment. Belmont House is forward-looking and has a long history of quickly adapting to the changing needs of the community.

A trusted leader in the sector, Belmont House provides guidance to other seniors’ homes on best-practices, and our proven model of care; a people-centered, innovative approach to helping seniors age in place. Personal care, skilled nursing and medical care, palliative care and support, spiritual and religious programs, and various social, therapeutic recreational, arts, and inter-generational programming all contribute to Belmont’s reputation as the “Seniors’ Home of Choice.”

OUR MISSION

Belmont House is a charitable, not-for profit Christian organization dedicated to providing seniors with excellent care within a safe, stimulating community. Belmont House provides support for independence, companionship, choice, dignity, and privacy.

OUR VISION

To be an exemplary community for seniors within a caring environment.

OUR VALUES

OUR ACCOUNTABILITY FRAMEWORK

Belmont House operates within an Accountability Framework, which guides the development and implementation of our operational and strategic goals. This framework sets the direction that guides everyone at Belmont House towards achieving our mission of being “The Seniors’ Home of Choice”.

FUNDRAISING AT BELMONT HOUSE FOUNDATION

Our year-round fundraising efforts raise money to support increased nursing staff, electric beds, medical equipment, pastoral care, art therapy, horticultural therapy and our gardens, music therapy, pet therapy, and special entertainment for our residents.

Belmont House Foundation engages donors through direct mail and annual campaigns, events, major and planned giving and other methods of fundraising. Foundation staff work within the building and interact with residents daily. With the implementation of the capital campaign for the new building, the time is right for strategic leadership with an aim to grow fundraising.

THE CAPITAL CAMPAIGN

As in many cities across the country and around the world, there is a housing crisis. In particular, there is an urgent need to build spaces for seniors that include more long-term care beds and retirement living that offers higher levels of care in our Toronto. Belmont House is committed to addressing this issue and is expanding its “campus of care” to add a new building with 100 long-term care beds and 32 retirement assisted living rooms to its current 140 long-term beds and 81 retirement living apartments.

The planning for this new building is underway as is capital campaign planning. KCI Philanthropy has been engaged to provide strategy and guidance for the capital campaign. As part of this work the Campaign Steering Committee has been struck with a mandate of supporting the 20-million-dollar goal.   Implementing the strategy and delivering a successful capital campaign is a critical part of the Foundation’s new Director of Development role.

It is anticipated that the larger facility with larger room capacity will require an overall boost of annual revenue in the future to continue to support residents’ quality of life. This is a transformational time for Belmont House and for the Foundation as this exciting project comes to fruition.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

FUNDRAISING LEADERSHIP

FUND DEVELOPMENT & DONOR RELATIONS:

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN:

STAFF AND RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT:

FINANCE & OPERATIONS:

QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES

FOR MORE INFORMATION

KCI Search + Talent has been retained to conduct this search on behalf of Belmont House. For more information about this opportunity, please contact Mia Gardiner, KCI Search + Talent, by email at BelmontH@kcitalent.com.

Interested candidates are invited to send a resume and letter of interest to the email address listed above by January 8, 2024. All inquiries and applications will be held in strict confidence.

The hiring range for this role is $100,000-$115,000 with a full range of benefits.

To view the full position brief, visit www.kcitalent.com.