Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation — Planned Giving & Estates Officer

Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation (HHSF) is a registered charitable organization that exists to support patient care, research and education across the Hamilton Health Sciences family of hospitals and cancer centre (Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre (RJCHC), Hamilton General, Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre, McMaster Children’s Hospital, McMaster University Medical Centre (MUMC) and St. Peter’s Hospital.

HHSF is committed to a values-based work environment that is characterized by:

Caring:    by our pursuit of a donor centered fundraising environment and the team environment in which we work

 Respect:    for our donors our volunteers and each other

 Innovation:    by our celebration of new ideas and challenges

 Accountability:    by our transparency as a corporate entity and our commitment to meet the needs of our partner hospital.

HHSF is committed to the Donor Bill of Rights and to being a donor-centered organization.  All members of the HHS Foundation Staff Team support development activities by ensuring the maintenance of accurate records of information on the Raisers Edge database.  HHSF is committed to protecting the privacy of our donors and prospects.

Working within this value system the duties of the Planned Giving & Estates Officer will include but not be limited to the description that follows.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the VP of Development and Planned Giving, the Planned Giving & Estates Officer is a key member of the Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation development team, providing fundraising expertise to benefit our mission.  This role champions private sector support with a focus on relationships with individual donors who have a propensity to make a planned gift to HHSF in their will or through other planned giving instruments such as life insurance, trusts, and so on.  The position is also responsible for administration of estates gifts and relationships with executors, family members, lawyers, trust and insurance companies and others involved in gifts of bequests, trusts, life insurance and other estate gifts.

A dedicated fundraising professional, the Planned Giving Officer proactively manages an assigned portfolio of individual donors and is responsible for building strong and productive relationships to maximize revenue generation opportunities through  both estate and current gifts. This position is also responsible to coordinate activities with partners such as allied profession volunteers, consultants and service providers affiliated with the Planned Giving Program. This position is required to function independently, exercising a considerable amount of initiative, innovation and resourcefulness to achieve strategic and impactful outcomes to realize the Foundation’s goals.


Specific responsibilities include, but may not be limited to:

Fundraising & Relationship Management (80%)

Estate Administration (20%)



Accountability:      Direct:      COO, VP Development and Planned Giving

Functional Relationships:


Candidate Qualifications


Knowledge, Skill, Abilities:

Working Conditions:


Interested applicants please submit your application to Naoka Feth at feth@hhsc.ca


HHSF is an equal opportunity employer and will accommodate any needs under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code.  Hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities, if requested.  Should any applicant require accommodation through the application process, please contact Naoka Feth (905.521.2100 x 44249 or feth@hhsc.ca) for assistance.  If the applicant requires a specific accommodation because of a disability during the interview, the applicant will need to advise Naoka Feth when scheduling the interview and the appropriate accommodations can be made.


We would like to thank all who apply, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Deadline date for receipt of applications is Wednesday, March 31st, 2021.