St. Joseph’s Healthcare Foundation Hamilton is looking for a Manager, Major Gifts to join our team of dedicated, caring and mission-focused professionals who are committed to working together to empower healthcare in our community and are proud to support St. Joseph’s inspiring mission of Hope, Healing and Discovery.  At St. Joseph’s Healthcare Foundation, we’re dedicated to raising funds to support the highest priority needs of St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton – an academic health sciences centre committed to exceptional patient care, research and the education and training of healthcare professionals.

As a Foundation team, we work closely with grateful patients, individuals, corporations and foundations, healthcare professionals and research teams at the Hospital to raise and steward funds for vital equipment needs, to help renovate patient care areas at the Hospital, and fund research studies that will inform the future of care. Reporting to the Vice-President, Development, the Manager, Major Gifts is responsible for the overall management of the major gifts program, including the Clinician & Staff Engagement Program, a personal portfolio of prospects, as well as managing major gift staff and administrative projects.

Salary Range:  $79,274 – $85,726 

Posted On:  May 14, 2024

Closing On:  June 7, 2024

Location:  Hamilton, ON – Hybrid Work Model – 3 days on site required

Employment Type:  Full Time

Level:  Management

Salary Range:  $79,274 – $85,726


Why Work with Us?
• Opportunity to do meaningful work that supports hope, healing and discovery at our Hospital.
• Target salary hiring range of $79,274 – $85,726 annually and comprehensive benefits package, including health & dental benefits, a defined benefit pension plan (HOOPP), & maternity/parental leave top-up.
• Starting at 3 weeks vacation.
• Flexible work arrangements including hybrid work opportunities.
• Commitment to Professional Development including an annual budget for each employee.
• Newly renovated office space.


Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Develop and implement strategies for identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gifts, including: determining ongoing relationships with prospects/donors; recommending specific purpose and level of gift; identifying those to be involved in cultivation and subsequent solicitation; assuring that solicitation and stewardship activities are carried out.
• Manage the Clinician and Staff Engagement Program, including recruitment, training and stewardship of Hospital partners to support grateful patient giving.
• Manage major gift staff members, including setting and reviewing individual and team goals, developing plans to ensure success and conducting annual job performance reviews.

• Manage a portfolio of major gift donors and prospects through the donor cycle using the principles of relationship-management. Conduct a pre-determined number of one-on-one visits with prospects on a yearly basis to secure donations and steward supporters

• Support the President & CEO, Vice-President, Development, and selected senior Hospital leadership volunteers in moving top prospects through the donor cycle. This will involve the preparation of strategies and fundraising materials for calls and follow-up.
• Work closely with other areas of the Foundation (i.e. Special Events, Marketing & Communications and Annual Fund) to maximize leadership gift opportunities.
• Assist in other duties as required in furthering the goals of the Major Gifts Team and the Foundation.


Skills Required:
• University degree or college diploma
• Minimum five years experience
• Excellent writing, research, communications & presentation skills
• Superior Relationship building skills
• Strong knowledge of Raiser’s Edge or similar fundraising software
• Strategic thinking, attention to detail and strong program management skills
• Ability to work as a team player and manage staff
• Healthcare philanthropy experience is an asset

If this role interests you, please submit your resume and cover letter to by June 7, 2024.

Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: St. Joseph’s Healthcare Foundation is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion. We aim to reduce barriers and support accessibility and as such, we will accommodate any needs set out under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, and the Ontario Human Rights Code.
As a condition of employment successful applicants will be required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or proof of a documented exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Thank you for your interest in working with St. Joseph’s Healthcare Foundation; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.