Philanthropic Services Officer – HAMILTON COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

We are looking for a highly organized individual to provide excellent service to a portfolio of diverse donors, play a key role in our philanthropic services team and help organize information and events.

As the successful candidate, you will enjoy organizing multiple projects and working in a small team, and have an understanding of best practices related to stewarding donor relationships. You are a great communicator with experience relating to a variety of audiences (donors, potential donors, professional advisors). You are familiar with common donation options including planned gifts, giving circles, and annual gifts, and are interested in learning about complex donations and creative donor solutions.

The Philanthropic Services Officer is an important member of the Foundation’s Philanthropic Services team, and who is able to work well independently as well as with colleagues across the organization. You will respond to internal and external requests for information from a variety of audiences, organize a variety of event details and donor documents, and participate in executing our strategic and operating plans.  Salary Range:  $60,000 – $65,000

Posted On:  August 10, 2023

Closing On:  August 28, 2023

Location:  Hamilton, Ontario

Employment Type:  Full time, Contract, Hybrid

Level:  Intermediate

Effective:  Fall 2023 – December 31, 2024

Salary Range:  $60,000 – $65,000


To be successful in this role, you’ll need to have a willingness to learn and have related or transferrable skills. You will have a positive attitude, be organized, work well in a team, have well developed communication skills, and be able to comprehend basic financial documents. You will share a commitment to HCF’s values of equity, reconciliation, courage, relevance, accountability and collaboration.


Ideally, you have the following qualifications:


Application deadline is August 28, 2023.

All applicants are asked to submit a resume with cover letter answering the following questions:

  1. Why would you like to work for Hamilton Community Foundation?

      2. Describe your relevant education, work and/or volunteer experience.


We appreciate your interest but only applications who include a resume and cover letter will be considered and only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted.

Resumes and cover letters should be sent to:

For questions about this position, please contact:


Salary Range: $60,000 to $65,000, commensurate with experience plus additional compensation in lieu of benefits.

Job type: This is a full-time contract position, working in a hybrid work environment. The contract position is covering a permanent staff on leave. The contract will begin as soon as possible in fall 2023 and ends December 31, 2024, with possible extensions. This is a hybrid position and applicants must be willing to work in the Hamilton Community Foundation office minimum two days a week.

Hours: Monday-Friday. Hours are typically 8:30 am-4:30 pm although there is some flexibility on the hours based on applicants’ preferences. Occasional after-hours events may be required.

Condition of Employment: As a condition of employment, you are required to provide proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide proof of valid exemption satisfactory to HCF prior to your start date. You must acknowledge and agree to comply with any future COVID-19 vaccine policy requirements as a condition for ongoing employment.



 Hamilton Community Foundation is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. We encourage applications from diverse populations and equity-seeking groups, including applicants who require accessibility accommodations. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise us if you require an accommodation.

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 Hamilton Community Foundation (HCF)’s vision is a vibrant, diverse, and inclusive Hamilton and our mission is to drive positive change by connecting people, ideas, and resources. We do this by helping people give in a way that has meaning to them and impact in the community, providing grants and financing to charitable organizations and initiatives and bringing people together to address priority issues that affect Hamiltonians. Last year HCF gave 942 grants to 378 charities and provided loans of $18.3 million to charities and non-profits across Hamilton.

HCF is part of a network of over 200 Canadian community foundations that contribute time, leadership and financial support to initiatives that benefit their community.