The Erie Shores Health Foundation (ESHF) is seeking a growth-minded, relationship-focused Executive Director to drive philanthropic support, build team capacity, and provide administrative oversight for the Foundation. Both leader and doer, the Executive Director will bring vision and creativity combined with an action orientation and strong follow through in order to achieve the Foundation’s goals.

Reporting to the Foundation Board of Directors and working collaboratively with both the hospital and hospice leadership and staff, the Executive Director will develop the overall fundraising strategy and lead its implementation, aligned with the aspirations and needs of each partner organization.

A fundraising generalist who brings experience leading diverse revenue streams, the Executive Director will invest in furthering the culture of philanthropy; refining and building systems, tools, and processes to support a strong culture of accountability; and providing mentorship, guidance, and inspiration to the growing and evolving staff team.

Salary Range:  $120,000 – $160,000

Posted On:  April 4, 2023

Closing On:  May 8, 2023

Location:  Leamington, Ontario

Employment Type:  Full Time

Level:  Management

Salary Range:  $120,000 – $160,000

Website:  https://www.eshf.ca/

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With proven skills in cultivating and securing significant gifts, the new incumbent will build upon relationships with the hospital and hospice’s proud and loyal supporters while developing new networks of support across the community and region as the Foundation prepares for a significant campaign, enabling us to move further along on the path to excellence.

This is a unique opportunity to lead a growing organization and be at the forefront of Erie Shores HealthCare as it embarks on a transformational journey to become one of the top community hospitals in the province. At a time when unprecedented demands are being placed on our hospital, hospice, and the provincial health system, our community is thinking big and envisioning a whole new future.



For over 30 years, through the power of philanthropy, sponsorship and volunteerism, Erie Shores Health Foundation (ESHF) has advanced and supported the provision of compassionate and quality healthcare in Leamington and across Essex County.

Today we raise funds in support of both Erie Shores HealthCare and the Hospice of Windsor and Essex County – Erie Shores Campus. With the strength of our community partnerships, donations support the acquisition of medical equipment, technology and capital improvements for our Hospital and the provision of care for our Hospice patients, close to home.

Led by the Executive Director and supported by a growing staff team, current fundraising programs include signature and 3rd party events, direct response, in memoriam, corporate and community partnerships, and individual giving.

Following a Strategic Review led by KCI, key areas of strength and development were identified. The Foundation is in a strong position of understanding and has made a commitment to and investment in building capacity in order to achieve desired growth.

Mission: Through the generosity of our community, raise funds to support Erie Shores HealthCare and The Hospice Erie Shores Campus to ensure the highest quality health care in Essex County.

Vision: Leading change. Empowering our donors. Caring for our community.

Values: Integrity, Compassion, Collaboration, Innovation.

Strategic Imperatives:



Erie Shores HealthCare is committed to providing exceptional patient care and services to the over 150,000 people across our Essex County catchment area. Our facility features 58 inpatient beds and comprehensive programs to meet the healthcare needs of our community. In addition, our hospital includes a 24/7 Emergency Department, Diagnostic Imaging, Ambulatory Care, General Surgery, Maternal Newborn Services, Orthopedics, and Internal Medicine services.

Our team of highly skilled and dedicated healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses, nursing assistants, technicians, and support workers, provide top-notch care to over 31,000 patients annually. Our team also administers 96,000 diagnostic tests annually, ensuring accurate and timely diagnoses for our patients.

In addition, Erie Shores HealthCare has a dedicated focus on education and research through partnerships with the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and the WE-SPARK Health Institute research collaborative.

We take pride in our commitment to excellence, which is why we are thrilled to have been awarded the prestigious Exemplary Standing designation from Accreditation Canada in 2022. We continue to grow and adapt to the needs of the communities we serve.


The Hospice of Windsor and Essex County – Erie Shores Campus is the first palliative hospice village in North America. The Hospice is an 11-bed facility that hosts families and their loved ones in Essex County dealing with palliative circumstances. Our Hospice addresses the physical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs of patients and their families, and are provided at no cost.





Strategic Leadership & Governance

Fundraising, Donor Relations & Communications

Team Leadership

Finance and Operations




KCI Search + Talent has been retained to conduct this search on behalf of Erie Shores Health Foundation. For more information about this opportunity, please contact Ellie Rusonik, Vice President, KCI Search + Talent by email at ESHF@kcitalent.com.

All inquiries and applications will be held in strict confidence. Interested candidates should send resume and letter of interest to the email address listed above by May 8, 2023.

To view the full Executive Brief, please visit:  www.kcitalent.com

The salary range for this position is $120,000 – $160,000 including HOOPP, generous vacation, comprehensive health benefits, and relocation support.

COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement of the position.