Senior Development Officer, Major Gifts – THE FOUNDATION OF GUELPH GENERAL HOSPITAL

The Senior Development Officer, Major Gifts, is responsible for developing relationships with donors, prospects, corporations and volunteers to advance the mission of The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital to transform healthcare through giving.

They will actively research, cultivate, solicit and steward major gifts, with a focus on contributions of $10,000 and more. This position also provides strategic oversight to assigned projects, working closely with the Marketing, Communications and Annual Giving team to ensure a sustainable source of annual and major giving support for Guelph General Hospital.

Reporting to the CEO, the Senior Development Officer, Major Gifts, is a member of the senior manager group of The Foundation and along with the Senior Development Officer, Major and Planned Giving, plays a role in setting and executing major gift strategy. Fundraising requires a team approach. The success of the candidate in this position will be in part determined by their collaboration with colleagues across the Foundation and wider hospital.  Salary Range:  $72,500 – $89,000

Posted On:  December 27, 2022

Closing On:  January 27, 2023

Location:  Guelph, Ontario

Employment Type:  Full Time

Effective:  Immediately

Job Experience:  Senior

Salary Range:  $72,500 – $89,000


Are you passionate about connecting with people, building community, and making positive change? Have you ever experienced the impact of compassionate healthcare?  Do you want to play an important role in transforming healthcare for our Guelph-Wellington community now, and in the years to come?

If you have a track record of progressive experience in fundraising and are seeking a new challenge in the area of major gifts, please review and consider applying today for this position.

Together with Guelph General Hospital, we seek to create a healthier community for everyone. Please send a cover letter and resume to with subject line referencing the job title.  Applications are encouraged on a rolling basis and prior to January 27, 2023.

Contact: Julie Byczynski

Key Responsibilities

Required Experience and Skills*

 Desirable Attributes and Competencies

*Not everyone fits neatly into a box. We value new perspectives and skills that divergent experience brings. If you have transferrable skills from other areas, and feel you can make a meaningful contribution to our work, please apply.

What we offer:

Fast-paced, customer-service and mission-driven team environment. Significant amount of activity outside the office for meetings with donors, prospects and volunteers. Occasional evening or weekend work such as events. Hybrid work option for those who prefer it.

This is a regular full-time position, based on 37.5 hour of work, with the expectation that senior managers will flex their time to meet the shifting demands of the job to ensure a fulfilling balance of work/life.

Exact salary will be commensurate with skills and experience, and in accordance with internal equity and guidelines.  An excellent benefit package including a defined benefit pension plan is included within a healthy and respectful workplace, which provides equal opportunities to people with disabilities.

As part of our commitment to the health and safety of patients, staff and our community from COVID-19, subject to any accommodation required by applicable human rights legislation, The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital requires that all staff have received all required doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada prior to their start date.