Senior Development Officer -Good Shepherd Centres

Good Shepherd Centres Hamilton, a ministry of the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God, strives to enhance the quality of life for all who seek assistance and support in our community. An opportunity currently exists at the Development Office in the role of:

Posted on: June 9, 2022
Closing Date: June 22, 2022

Salary Range: $80,0000..00 TO $90,000.00
Employment Type: Full-Time

With the demonstrated commitment to the values of availability, responsibility, adaptability, quality and dignity, the Senior Development Officer is responsible for identifying, cultivating and soliciting donors for capital funding projects. The ideal candidate for this position will be a dedicated and energetic individual who welcomes challenges, is able to react quickly to situations; in addition to working well with donors at all giving levels with the utmost professionalism.

The successful candidate will work as a member of a dynamic team of individuals to assist us in making a difference in the lives of the people in our community.  Requirements include five years’ fundraising experience and a demonstrated track record in individual gift programs, donor relations, creativity and marketing. Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, this individual will build on current successes through retention and growth of existing donors and through the acquisition of new donors.

Managing a portfolio of major gift prospects through the donor cycle and utilizing the principles of relationships management, the individual will personally conduct a pre-determined number of one-to-one visits with prospects on a yearly basis in order to secure donors and funds, developing and implementing cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies, as well as providing the strategic planning and support within the Development Team.

The ideal candidate is detail oriented, organized and has excellent computer skills and a working knowledge of software such as:  Raisers’ Edge, Excel, Word, and Outlook. The ability to speak French and/or other languages in addition to English is a definite asset.

Please  reply with cover letter and resume quoting job #DV-02-22 by June 22, 2022 to:

Attn: Cathy Wellwood – Chief Development Officer

Fax: 905-528-9614

Good Shepherd is an equal opportunity employer operating within an anti-racist and anti-oppression framework. We strive to establish workplaces that reflect and are enhanced by the rich diversity of the community we serve.

Good Shepherd welcomes and encourages applications from all people with disabilities.  Accommodations are available during all aspects of the selection process.  If you are in need of accommodations, please contact Human Resources at 905 528-5877 ext. 2265 or email

A condition of employment is the ability to provide verification of having received a second dose Covid-19 vaccine prior to commencing employment, and verification of receiving a third dose vaccine the later of start of employment or within 5 days of becoming eligible for the booster dose unless a valid medical or religious/creed exemption, pursuant to the Human Rights Code, can be established and approved prior to commencement of employment