Director of Development – GUELPH HUMANE SOCIETY

The Director of Development is responsible for leading a comprehensive donor relations and stewardship program that relays impact through storytelling, inspires donor support, and fosters lasting relationships to advance the mission of GHS.  They will be responsible for elevating GHS’s fundraising achievements through the creation and implementation of strategic directions that actively engage community partners, sponsors, prospects and donors at all levels; leveraging key relationships to achieve fundraising goals; securing major gifts, and promoting and enhancing the public image of the organization.

Reporting to the Executive Director and leading a team of four direct reports, the Director of Development is a key member of the senior management team at GHS and plays a leadership role in setting and executing the organization’s fundraising strategy.  Salary Range:  $85,000 – $115,000

Posted On:  February 5, 2024

Closing On:  February 19, 2024

Location: 190 Hanlon Creek Blvd., Guelph, ON

Employment Type:  Full Time

Level: Senior

Salary Range:  $85,000 – $115,000


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The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) advocates for all animals and in particular those animals whose lives it can influence through care, education, community engagement and relationships.

Are you passionate about the critical role that animals play in our lives, the important connection between animals and their people? Do you want be part of a leadership team that helps countless vulnerable animals in our community?  Are you passionate about the role philanthropy plays in advancing this work?

If you have a proven track record in fundraising at a senior leadership level, and a passion for making our community a better place for animals, please consider applying today.

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 How to Apply:

Please include a resume and cover letter (including salary expectations) to Lisa Veit at  Please indicate Director of Development in the subject line of your application.  Applications are encouraged on a rolling basis up to February 19, 2024.

We welcome diversity, value differences, and foster inclusion in our employment practices.  We invite applications from all qualified individuals who are philosophically aligned with our mission, vision, and values.

GHS welcomes and encourages applications from individuals with disabilities.  Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment process.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.