Senior Development Officer – Good Shepherd Centres

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.

Good Shepherd Centres
Senior Development Officer
Hamilton, Ontario
Full time, Senior level
Closing 9/26/21


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.

Reply with cover letter and resume quoting job #DV-01-21 by September 26th, 2021 to:

Attn: Cathy Wellwood – Chief Development Officer

Fax: 905-528-9614

Called to Never Stop Loving, Good Shepherd, a ministry of the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God, provides person-centred, health, housing and human services to enhance the quality of life for all who seek assistance and support in our community.

Good Shepherd is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to work within an integrated anti-racist/anti-oppressive framework and to establish workplaces that reflect and are enhanced by the rich diversities within the community we serve.

Good Shepherd encourages applications from all people with disabilities.  Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.  If you need accommodation, please contact Human resources at or (905)528-5877 Ext. 2265.