Senior Development Officer (Major Gifts) – HAMILTON HEALTH SCIENCES FOUNDATION

Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation provides vital funding to enable the best possible patient care. We inspire and motivate gifts that fund medical equipment and patient amenities, innovative research initiatives, essential redevelopment of clinical care spaces, and the education and training of health care providers.

As a registered charitable organization, we proudly support patients and families across south-central Ontario, and from outside the region, who receive specialized care at Hamilton Health Sciences including Hamilton General Hospital, Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre, McMaster Children’s Hospital, and St. Peter’s Hospital. The associated programs at the Regional Rehabilitation Centre, McMaster University Medical Centre and Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre are also included. The Foundation is committed to the Donor Bill of Rights and to being a donor-centered organization. Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation is committed to protecting the privacy of our donors and prospects. We are proud to have been an early adopter of the Imagine Canada accreditation program.

Location: Hamilton, Ontario
Employment Type: Full Time
Level: Senior
Salary Range: $70,000-75,000

Posted On:  November 17, 2023
Closing On:  December 31, 2023
To apply, send your resume and cover letter to:

This is an exciting time to join Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation as we build upon a strong foundation of our Culture Code that includes the values of respect, impactful and inspiring.  We believe that relationships and partnerships are the basis of excellence in fundraising and have a vision to see a community of inspired and committed donors who embrace It’s Vital to Care.  Every position in The Foundation contributes to a safe, inclusive environment for all through compliance with The Foundation’s equity, diversity and inclusion philosophy and patient and staff safety policies and procedures.

Working within this value system the duties of the Senior Development Officer will include but not be limited to the description that follows.

Position Summary: 

Reporting to the Vice President, Development, the Senior Development Officer (Major Gifts) is a key member of the Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation development team, providing fundraising expertise to benefit our mission.  This role champions private sector and community support with a focus on progressive relationships to the $25,000 and above level.  

An experienced fundraising professional, the Senior Development Officer manages an assigned portfolio that could include philanthropic donations, corporate engagement, and partnership opportunities and is responsible for building strong and productive relationships to maximize revenue generation. This position is required to function independently, exercising a considerable amount of initiative, innovation and resourcefulness to enhance existing relationships and create new opportunities to achieve strategic and impactful outcomes to realize The Foundation’s goals.

Specific responsibilities include, but may not be limited to:

Fundraising & Relationship Management

Community Engagement


Accountability:      Direct:      Vice President, Development

Functional Relationships:

Candidate Qualification


Knowledge, Skill, Abilities:

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 Working Conditions and Mandatory Requirements

 Targeted Hiring Range:

The targeted hiring range for this position is between $70,000 and $75,000, commensurate with experience. HHSF provides a competitive benefit package and pension plan (HOOPP).

How to Apply: to help us learn more about you, please submit your resume and cover letter articulating why you are interested in working for Hamilton Health Science Foundation to HHSFcareers@hhsc.caSubmissions are due by December 8th, 2023. If you do not have all qualifications, we are still interested in your application. Applications will be reviewed and invited for next stages of the recruitment process, as received. We would like to thank all who apply, but only those selected to move forward will be contacted.

Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer. Our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion within HHSF reflects a belief that we will make the greatest impact to our mission when everyone can genuinely and fully participate without barriers or exclusion. We are dedicated to creating a workplace reflective of the community we live, work and serve and welcome applications from diverse and equity-deserving groups.

The Foundation is committed to providing a barrier-free recruitment process and work environment. Accommodation, if requested, will be provided throughout the recruitment process in accordance with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Should any candidate require accommodation in any phase of the recruitment process, please contact Heather Slye (905.521.2100 x 44624 or  for assistance.