Reporting to the Vice President, Development, the Manager, Legacy Giving champions private sector support with a focus on relationships with individual donors who have a propensity to make a planned gift to The Foundation in their will or through other planned giving instruments such as life insurance or trusts.

As the lead and champion for Legacy Giving, the Manager will work closely with colleagues across The Foundation on approaches and opportunities that build awareness and inspire donor support.  The Manager will work closely with Development teams as a mentor and strategist to incorporate planned giving as a part of ongoing donor discussions.  Across the matrix of the organization, this role will collaborate with the Annual Giving Program to create synergies for both programs as well as the Marketing and Communications team to promote and market Legacy Giving.  Salary Range:  $65,000 – $75,000

Posted On:  February 14, 2023

Closing On:  March 3, 2023

Location:  Hamilton, Ontario (Remote)

Effective:  When able

Employment Type:  Full Time

Level:  Intermediate

Salary Range:  $65,000 – $75,000


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Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation provides vital funding to enable the best possible patient care. We inspire and motivate gifts that fund medical equipment and patient amenities, innovative research initiatives, essential redevelopment of clinical care spaces, and the education and training of health care providers.

As a registered charitable organization, we proudly support patients and families across south-central Ontario, and from outside the region, who receive specialized care at Hamilton Health Sciences including Hamilton General Hospital, Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre, McMaster Children’s Hospital, and St. Peter’s Hospital. The associated programs at the Regional Rehabilitation Centre, McMaster University Medical Centre and Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre are also included.  The Foundation is committed to the Donor Bill of Rights and to being a donor-centered organization.  All members of The Foundation’s staff team support development activities by ensuring the maintenance of accurate records of information on the Raisers Edge database.  Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation is committed to protecting the privacy of our donors and prospects.

This is an exciting time to join Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation as we build upon a strong foundation of our Culture Code that includes the values of respect, impactful and inspiring.  We believe that relationships and partnerships are the basis of excellence in fundraising and have a vision to see a community of inspired and committed donors who embrace It’s Vital to Care.  Every position in The Foundation contributes to a safe, inclusive environment for all through compliance with The Foundation’s diversity, equity and inclusion philosophy and patient and staff safety policies and procedures.

As dedicated fundraising professional, the Manager, Legacy Giving proactively manages an assigned portfolio of donors and is responsible for building strong and productive relationships to maximize revenue generation opportunities through both future planned and current gifts.

This role is also responsible to coordinate activities with partners such as allied professionals, volunteers, consultants and service providers affiliated with Legacy Giving and 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

Legacy Giving



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The salary range for this position is between $65,000 and $75,000, commensurate with experience. The Foundation provides a competitive benefit package and pension plan (HOOPP).

How to Apply: Please submit your resume and cover letter to by March 3rd, 2023 with the job title in the subject line.  Applications will be reviewed and invited for next stages of the recruitment process, as received. We would like to thank all who apply, but only those selected to move forward will be contacted.

The Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer. Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion within HHSF reflects a belief that we will make the greatest impact to our mission when everyone can genuinely and fully participate without barriers or exclusion. We are dedicated to creating a workplace reflective of the community we live, work and serve and welcome applications from diverse and equity-deserving groups.

 The Foundation is committed to providing a barrier-free recruitment process and work environment. Accommodation, if requested, will be provided throughout the recruitment process in accordance with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Should any candidate require accommodation in any phase of the recruitment process, please contact Heather Slye (905.521.2100 x 44624 or for assistance.