Vice President, Development – ST JOSEPH’S HEALTH CARE FOUNDATION

St. Joseph’s Health Centre Foundation is seeking a strategic and results-oriented fundraiser who combines experience in major and planned gifts, capital campaigns, volunteer management and team leadership to become the new Vice President, Development.

Reporting to the President and CEO, and a member of the Foundation senior leadership team, the Vice President will build and lead an accomplished and highly productive major and legacy giving team of 6.

With plans for the largest campaign in our history underway, the new Vice President will play an integral role executing and building on the roadmap for success focused on a major and transformational gift strategy, while actively fundraising and leading and growing their team throughout the various campaign phases. Working closely with the President and CEO, the Campaign Co-Chairs and the Campaign Cabinet, and Foundation & Unity colleagues, the incoming Vice President will play a powerful role in helping us grow giving and exceed our campaign and Foundation objectives.

Salary Range:  $150,000 – $190,000

Posted On:  May 19, 2023

Closing On:  June 16, 2023

Location:  Toronto, Ontario

Employment Type:  Full Time

Level:  Management

Salary Range:  $150,000 – $190,000


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With a growth mindset and a sophisticated, experience-based understanding of philanthropy, the Vice President Development will bring a passion for healthcare, a strong track record of success and a versatile approach to this role within the Foundation as a key member of the Foundation Senior Leadership Team.

Focused on developing and executing fundraising strategies, while building and motivating a high performing team, the Vice President will be a nimble and dynamic strategic thinker with a thorough understanding of the importance of forming and nurturing authentic and lasting relationships with a variety of internal and external audiences within the St. Joseph’s community and Unity Health. As a solutions-based problem solver, the Vice President will be energized by the opportunities that lay ahead for the Foundation, sometimes taking the lead, and, in some instances, supporting others in their leadership, all focused on the success of this historic campaign and the important impact it will have on the community.

St. Joseph’s Health Centre has been serving southwest Toronto for over 100 years and is one of Canada’s busiest community academic 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 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 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 2022, 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.

The last few years have been among our most successful fundraising years ever and we have raised $18 to $19 million to support care at St. Joe’s. Donations were immediately put to work to fund renovations, purchase equipment and support 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

 To ensure an equitable and inclusive process, KCI staff will respond to all enquiries and will be individually reviewing all resumes. All inquiries and applications will be held in strict confidence. Interested candidates should send their resume and letter of interest to the email address listed above by June 16, 2023.


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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 compensation for this role is $150,000 to $190,000 inclusive of bonus. We also offer an industry leading pension plan (HOOPP), and an excellent benefits package.


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.



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