Senior Development Officer, Major & Gift Planning – ST. JOSEPH’S HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION

The Senior Development Officer plays an integral role in supporting and contributing to the efforts of the Foundation’s Major Gifts team and will be responsible for advancing the mission of St. Joseph’s Healthcare Foundation by fostering strong relationships with friends, donors, and generating philanthropic support from individuals, corporations, and foundations. The Senior Development Officer, Major & Gift Planning is responsible for generating fundraising revenue, identifying potential sources of funding, including planned gifts, developing and executing cultivation and solicitation strategies and driving the acquisition of Planned and Major Gifts.

Salary Range:   $63,750 – $74,375

Posted On:  March 7, 2024

Closing On:  March 22, 2024

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

Employment Type:  Full Time

Level:  Senior

Salary Range:  $63,750 – $74,375


About St. Joseph’s Healthcare Foundation:
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.

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Foundation Hamilton is looking for a Senior Development Officer, Major & Gift Planning 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. Read more about us here:


Why Work with Us?
• Opportunity to do meaningful work that supports hope, healing and discovery at our Hospital.
• Competitive hiring range of $63,750 – $74,375 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 Accountabilities:
Reporting to the Director of Development, the Senior Development Officer’s responsibilities include:
• Assist in the development of cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies for major and planned gifts. This will involve researching, writing, and preparing fundraising materials including cases for support, proposals, briefing notes, reports, and other correspondence.
• Manage a portfolio of major gift and gift planning 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.
• Identify, cultivate, and solicit philanthropic support by developing and maintaining relationships with current
donors and prospects ($10,000+) to achieve an annual revenue target.
• Work with the President & CEO, Vice-President, Development, clinicians and selected volunteers in moving top prospects through the donor cycle. This will involve the preparation of strategies, briefing notes, presentations and proposals.
• Work closely with the Manager of Estates and Gift Planning to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward gift planning donors who include St. Joe’s in their Will or estate plans.
• Prepare and write fundraising materials including cases for support, proposals, briefing notes, reports and other correspondence to support fundraising efforts.
• Assist in other duties and special projects as required in furthering the goals of the Major Gifts team and the

Skills Required:
• University degree or college diploma.
• A minimum of 5 years of fundraising experience in major gifts and/or gift planning.
• Healthcare philanthropy experience is an asset.
• Excellent writing, research, communications & presentation skills.
• Strong knowledge of Raiser’s Edge or similar fundraising software.
• Impeccable attention to detail and strong program management skills
• Self-starter who is motivated to learn and grow
• Commitment to excellent donor service
• Strategic thinking, attention to detail and strong program management skills.
• Ability to lead projects and work effectively under pressure, to manage competing priorities, to be part of a team, to be responsive and to meet deadlines.

If this role interests you, please submit your cover letter and resume in one attachment directly to by March 22, 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.