Senior Development Officer, Major Giving – JOSEPH BRANT HOSPITAL FOUNDATION

Reporting to the Associate Director, Major & Planned Giving, the Senior Development Officer, Major Giving will support the overall strategic objectives of the Major Gifts program while actively managing a portfolio of 125+ prospects and donors with the capacity for gifts of $5,000+ to the Foundation.

An experienced fundraiser, these responsibilities are accomplished while actively participating in a fast-paced, team environment with multiple priorities and competing deadlines. The Senior Development Officer, Major Giving will act as a champion for ensuring a best-in-class donor experience, and excellence in stewardship while working collaboratively with a passionate, results-oriented, and experienced team of professionals.  Salary Range:  $65,000 – $70,000

Posted On:  May 17, 2023

Closing On:  June 9, 2023

Location:  Burlington, Ontario

Effective:  Immediately

Employment Type:  Full Time

Level:  Senior

Salary Range:  $65,000 – $70,000


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The Opportunity

Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation (JBHF) is seeking a collaborative and dynamic self-starter to serve as our Senior Development Officer, Major Giving.

Contributing to a mission-focused and cooperative team environment, the Senior Development Officer, Major Giving will manage multiple priorities and competing deadlines while living the JBHF values: collaborative, inclusive, innovative, responsive and transparent, and team-designed culture code: accountable, collaborative, fun, and respectful.

Demanding, challenging and exciting, this role requires a motivated, energetic, and relationship-oriented individual with a demonstrated track record of successful major gift fundraising.

About Joseph Brant Hospital

Joseph Brant Hospital (JBH) is a full-service community teaching hospital located in the growing and thriving community of Burlington, Ontario, serving more than 185,000 residents in Halton, Hamilton, Waterdown, Flamborough, Milton, and Stoney Creek. It is honoured to be recognized as one of Hamilton Niagara’s Top Employers for seven (7) consecutive years, with a skilled staff of 194 physicians, 1,911 full-time and part-time staff and more than 700 volunteers.

JBH is a Clinical Education site in conjunction with McMaster University and is designated as an Academic Community Teaching Hospital. Its expanded campus includes the state-of-art Michael Lee-Chin & Family Patient Tower, featuring a new Emergency Department, 172 acute inpatient beds, 9 new Operating Rooms, and post-anaesthetic care unit to support expanded medical, surgical, and outpatient services. JBH is also a partner member of the Burlington Ontario Health Team.

About Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation

JBHF was founded in 1976 to support JBH. We are committed to engaging our community, inspiring investment in our Hospital, and making a difference in healthcare for our community. Our vision is to make a difference in our community, and through the generous giving of our supporters to provide an exceptional healthcare experience right here in Burlington.

The Our New Era Campaign in support of the new JBH surpassed its goal of $60M, raising an unprecedented $65M, enabling the incredible transformation of our Hospital, and having a tremendous impact on our community for generations to come.

With the successful conclusion of the capital campaign in 2019, we are poised to leverage the overwhelming support of the community to support new and emerging priorities which will continue to support our Hospital’s vision of providing exceptional healthcare.

The Foundation is governed by a team of community volunteer leaders and is managed by a dedicated staff of professionals who ensure that every donation is used effectively and efficiently to meet the needs of patients and their families.

Key Responsibilities

Qualifications and Experience Required


Compensation: $65,000 – $70,000, plus a comprehensive benefits package and eligibility for annual merit incentive.  

 Interested candidates should forward their cover letter and resume to:

Emma Fitzpatrick, Associate Director, Major & Planned Giving

Closing Date: June 9, 2023


This position is open to all Canadian citizens, permanent residents and those legally able to work in Canada. JBHF invites applications from all qualified individuals. JBHF is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

We acknowledge that the land on which Joseph Brant Hospital is situated is part of the Treaty lands and Territory of the Mississauga’s of the Credit. We acknowledge the responsibility to honour and respect the four directions, land, waters, plants, animals, ancestors that walked before us, and all the wonderful elements of creation that exist. We wish to respect and honour the Original Peoples of this land and the histories and lived experiences of these communities. It is our commitment to learn and unlearn, support reconciliation, and foster strong relationships as we operate on these traditional lands now and for generations to come.

 This is a permanent, full-time, in-office position based in the JBHF offices located in the Halton McMaster Family Health Centre building at JBH, 1245 Lakeshore Road, Burlington, ON.

JBHF employees are required to attest to having COVID-19 vaccinations.

Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation thanks all applicants, however, will contact only those selected for an interview.