The new Director of Philanthropy (DOP) will drive all aspects of the revenue development strategy, including planning, implementation, and evaluation of the Annual, Major and Planned Giving streams, and will work to inspire and ignite six-figure giving. As a talented relationship broker, our DOP will also manage their own portfolio of key Major and Planned Giving prospects.

Under the Chief Executive Officer’s supervision, the DOP will serve as a strategist and an operational leader, acting as a second in command and lead a high-performance team. They will also work across departments and with senior volunteers, including our Board of Directors, as we continue to strive for optimal growth and enhanced family care through philanthropy.

Salary Range:  $99,590 – $117,165

Posted On:  March 6, 2023

Closing On:  April 9, 2023

Location:  Halifax, Nova Scotia

Employment Type:  Full Time

Salary Range:  $99,590 – $117,165


Level:  Management


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RMHC Atlantic has BIG BOLD plans for the future. We are seeking a dynamic and passionate Director of Philanthropy to inspire their team and lead our revenue development efforts that ultimately support our mission of keeping families together when they need to travel for their child’s medical treatment.

The successful candidate for the DOP position will be passionate about our programs, initiatives, and our families, and will become a knowledgeable champion for the organization and the communities we serve.

About Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC) Atlantic

Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Atlantic helps families with sick children stay together and near the medical care they need.  Our programs include Ronald McDonald House in Halifax, a “home-away-from-home” for out-of-town families with sick children, and Ronald McDonald Family Rooms® in Halifax and Moncton, an oasis of calm and support inside the hospital.  Each year we help more than 2,000 families from across the Maritimes through our House and Family Room programs.

RMHC Atlantic is a non-profit organization.  We depend upon charitable donations and volunteer support from many individuals, corporations and foundations to fulfill our mission.  We are forever grateful for the support of our founding and forever partner McDonald’s.

Our Mission

Ronald McDonald House Charities Atlantic helps families with sick children stay together and near the medical care they need.

Core Values

Key Duties & Responsibilities

Strategy and Planning

Fundraising and Program Management

Leadership and Team Management

Qualifications & Key Competencies

What you thrive on:

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For More Information

KCI (Ketchum Canada Inc.) has been retained to conduct this search on behalf of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Atlantic.  For more information about this opportunity, please contact Helena Debnam, KCI Search + Talent at

Interested candidates are invited to send a resume and letter of interest to the email address listed above by April 9, 2023.  All inquiries and applications will be held in strict confidence.

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The Director will work from 5151 Terminal Road (with occasional time spent in our program spaces, including Ronald McDonald House on Tower Road), until March 2024, at which time the team will be working from the new House which is currently under construction on South Street, directly across from the IWK Health Centre.  Our new House, will enable us to expand our impact by providing a home for an additional 600 children and their families.

RMHC Atlantic is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity, equity, inclusion, access and belonging. We encourage applications from persons with diverse abilities, racially visible persons, persons from the 2SLGBTQ+ community, and all candidates who contribute to the diversity of our community.  RMHC Atlantic is committed to providing accommodations to help you perform to the best of your ability.  In an effort to honour diversity, equity and inclusion, we invite all applicants to self-identify.

The salary range for this role is $99,590 to $117,165 with a comprehensive benefits package.