Job Opportunity: Development Officer, Major Gifts – Contract, Maternity Leave

June 14, 2017


Reinventing Patient Care. 

Humber River Hospital stands apart. We are the first fully digital hospital in North America and our investment in cutting-edge technology is world-renowned.

The Humber River Hospital Foundation is a charity that raises funds to invest in the programs, technologies, and equipment that make our Hospital’s superior patient care a reality. Since the day we opened our new facility we’ve proudly stayed ahead of a changing world always innovating to continue reinventing patient care well into the future.

Please refer to the Foundation website and the Humber River Hospital website for additional information.


Position Summary:

The Development Officer is an integral member of the Development Team, building philanthropic relationships and managing a portfolio of donors and prospects, and providing professional volunteer management for fundraising volunteers. The Development Officer – Major Gifts is primarily responsible for generating fundraising revenue, identifying potential sources of funding, developing and executing cultivation and solicitation strategies and driving the acquisition of Major Gifts in the $10,000 – $100,000 range.  The candidate will provide Maternity Leave coverage for this position on a contract basis.

Reports to: Vice President Development & Campaign or Director of Development

Direct Reports: None

Key Responsibilities: Fundraising

  • Cultivate, steward and manage a portfolio of donor & volunteer relationships.
  • Proactively identify new prospects and volunteers; develop and execute cultivation strategies to engage these relationships.
  • Develop and execute strategic donor cultivation plans and effective solicitation strategies.
  • Cultivate physician and staff relationships within assigned Program of Care area(s); engage as donors and develop their potential to identify grateful patient prospects.
  • Oversee and execute effective stewardship strategies to strengthen donor relationships; ensure gifts are processed appropriately, thank you calls, letters & tax receipts are executed promptly and stewardship reports/letters are issued on a timely basis.
  • Prepare donor correspondence: thank you letters, stewardship updates, proposals, gift agreements etc.
  • Provide professional volunteer management for fundraising volunteers, including preparation and review of research & briefing notes to support volunteer call activity.

Key Responsibilities: Planning & Reporting

  • Participate in monthly reviews with direct report to review fundraising achievements, monitor fundraising productivity and identify issues that require additional support to advance fundraising success and/or areas where course correction is required.
  • Prepare Call Reports in a timely fashion (48 hours) to collect all intelligence, outcomes and actions required.
  • Update Raiser’s Edge in a timely fashion to reflect all fundraising activity including Call Report outcomes, actions, notes, intelligence, relationship connections and create new Raiser’s Edge proposals as required.
  • Monitor and proactively follow up on R/E Open Actions Report items.
  • Manage pipeline and forecast, updating proposal details whenever new intelligence is obtained.

Key Responsibilities: Professional Development

  • Identify professional development requirements and participate in external professional development opportunities


  • Participate in Development Team strategy, prospect clearance and pipeline management meetings.
  • Participate in Foundation events for cultivation, stewardship and fundraising purposes including weeknight and weekend events.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of related education and business experience.
  • CFRE preferred, or demonstration of commitment to obtain CFRE designation.
  • Demonstrated tact, diplomacy and creativity and problem solving capabilities.
  • Ability to use sound judgment and maintain discretion and confidentiality at all times.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and analytical skills.
  • Excellent administrative skills including solid working experience using relevant technology such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Raiser’s Edge.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities from different sources enhanced by problem solving capabilities.
  • Strong customer service oriented approach complemented by excellent organizational and time management abilities.
  • Ability to use sound judgment and maintain discretion and confidentiality at all times.
  • A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle is required.

Related Experience:

  • A minimum of four years fundraising experience, preferably in a hospital or healthcare environment.
  • Demonstrated success in major gift fundraising including managing and forging relationships with volunteers and donors.
  • Demonstrated experience with Raiser’s Edge database for updating/accessing information.

Interested applicants are required to apply online. We thank all candidates that apply but only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.