Vice President, Communications and Donor Engagement – ST JOSEPH’S HEALTH CENTRE FOUNDATION

St. Joseph’s Health Centre Foundation is seeking an experienced, strategic, and innovative marketing and communications leader who combines experience in institutional marketing and communications with a specialized expertise in enhancing the donor experience to become the new Vice-President Communications and Donor Engagement.

Currently preparing for the largest campaign in our history, St. Joseph’s Foundation’s new Vice-President will play an integral role leading marketing and communications initiatives and developing donor communications and engagement strategies to support the various campaign phases. By strategically targeting our many audiences through compelling communications and engagement strategies, together with the Foundation team, the incoming Vice-President will play a powerful role in helping us ignite giving and exceed our campaign and Foundation objectives.  Salary Range:  $120,000 – $150,000

Posted On:  December 15, 2022

Closing On:  January 26, 2023

Location:  Toronto, Ontario

Employment Type:  Full Time

Level:  Management

Salary Range:  $120,000 – $150,000


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With a sophisticated, experience-based understanding of philanthropy the Vice-President Communications and Donor Engagement will bring a strong creative vision and strategic mindset to this new role within the Foundation as a key member of the Foundation Senior Leadership Team. Reporting to the President and CEO, the Vice-President will integrate the key areas of Marketing, Stewardship and Impact and effectively lead a dedicated team of three managers through an evolution of strategic donor communication with the goal of maximizing fundraising success and donor loyalty, and enhancing the approach to brand management, campaigns, and stewardship.

Focused on achieving the five priorities in the Foundation’s strategic plan and supporting the evolution of fundraising and engagement with existing and potential donors, the Vice-President will be a strategic thinker who can also be a “hands on” implementer, with a thorough understanding of the importance of brand building and positioning to ensure the continual evolution of St. Joseph’s vibrant community profile.

St. Joseph’s Health Centre has been serving southwest Toronto for over 100 years and is one of Canada’s busiest community teaching hospitals looking after a vibrant community of over half a million people. This is an exciting time to join the Foundation and be part of a highly motivated team of professionals where everyone contributes to our success in raising funds that will transform our hospital in the years to come.


St. Joseph’s Health Centre Toronto is a Catholic community teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto and accredited with exemplary standing by Accreditation Canada. For over 100 years, St. Joseph’s has been serving the health-care needs of the diverse communities of southwest Toronto.

Through its affiliation with the University of Toronto, St. Joe’s is part of the Unity Health Toronto along with St. Michael’s Hospital and Providence Health Centre. The network serves patients, residents and clients across the full spectrum of care, spanning primary care, secondary community care, tertiary and quaternary care services to post-acute through rehabilitation, palliative care and long-term care, while investing in world-class research and education.

St. Joseph’s has a long and proud tradition of serving the diverse and growing needs of a vibrant west Toronto community for more than a century. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1921 to serve the needs of the west end, it began as a 25 bed hospital and a school of nursing. Within the year it had grown to 112 beds and within the decade it had an emergency department and operating room facilities. As this neighbourhood grew, so did the need for care. From opening the first pediatrics department in a general hospital in 1949 to becoming the first to open an intensive care unit in Toronto in 1962, the Sisters continued to respond to the needs of the community.

Today, St. Joseph’s stands as a proud community teaching health centre affiliated with the University of Toronto, serving nearly half a million people. St. Joseph’s roots in the west end community continue to run deep, as does its commitment to living the promise first made by the Sisters of St. Joseph when they founded the hospital to care for those in need. In April, the Government of Ontario made a commitment of $1B+ to support a transformation of St. Joseph’s in the coming years so that the hospital can continue looking after those who turn to it for care, with compassion for all.


At the St. Joseph’s Health Centre Foundation we are committed to continuing to transform St. Joseph’s, advancing the health of our community and ensuring the best care experiences to Toronto’s west end. We are guided by our mission to inspire philanthropy from our community and raise the funds needed to support that transformation.

The Foundation has grown in recent years to be a leading community hospital foundation with a strong and engaged board of directors. Following on the success of our recent $100M+ Promise campaign, the Foundation is launching its most ambitious campaign to date supporting the largest transformation of St. Joe’s in its history.

Last year was our most successful fundraising year ever and we raised over $19.2 million to support care at St. Joe’s. Donations were immediately put to work in response to pandemic needs in addition to funding renovations, equipment and vital programs at St. Joe’s.



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KCI Search + Talent has been retained to conduct this search on behalf of St. Joseph’s Health Centre Foundation. For more information about this opportunity, please contact Samantha David, Associate Vice President, KCI Search + Talent by email at

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All inquiries and applications will be held in strict confidence. Interested candidates should send resume and letter of interest to the email address listed above by January 26, 2023.

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.

The target salary range for this role is $120,000 to $150,000. We also offer an industry leading pension plan (HOOPP), and an excellent benefits package. A performance-based bonus is also available to the successful candidate.

Foundation staff enjoy the flexibility of a hybrid work model working in the Foundation office located at 30 The Queensway in west Toronto three days a week, and from a home office two days a week.