Shriners Hospitals for Children - Canada

Shriners Hospitals for Children - Canada

Shriners Hospitals for Children (SHC), a non-profit organization, has been leading specialty pediatric healthcare since 1922. We deliver ultra-specialized orthopedic care to children in Quebec, other Canadian provinces, the United States and around the world, providing an innovative and comprehensive range of treatments and services that help improve the quality of children's lives and allow them to reach their full potential.

At Shriners Hospitals for Children, stewardship is one of our core values. That is why approximately 85 percent of all funds spent by SHC each year is dedicated to patient care, research and education. We work hard to make sure every gift is used in the most efficient and effective manner.

Join our Donors Development Department and be part of a dynamic, enthusiastic and collaborative team of professionals as we work to inspire new and existing donors and bring them joy through their strategic giving.

Salary Range:$45,000 to $85,000


Job description:

The Major Gifts Officer is responsible for the implementation and delivery of a comprehensive major gifts program and the execution of activities related to its success in order to grow revenue in the short, middle and long-term.

With a donor-centered approach to portfolio management, he/she will work with individual donors on immediate, differed and blended gifts, developing a donor pipeline from identification through to solicitation and stewardship. The individual in this position is also responsible for foundations and corporate support.

The Major Gifts Officer will work closely with other members of the Development team to build deep and meaningful relationships with stakeholders, prospective and current donors in a warm, respectful approach while strategically advancing the relationships.

The incumbent will help to sustain and deepen prospective and current donors’ interest and commitment to the Hospital by providing support in areas such as event planning, prospect research and financial reporting.

Job outline

  • Personally manage a portfolio of approximately 75 major and legacy gift prospects.
  • Develop and implement strategies to identify, qualify, determine inclination and interest, cultivate, solicit, and steward donors.
  • Participate in prospect management meetings to develop tailored cultivation.
  • Build meaningful working relationships with hospital stakeholders including physicians, nurses, and researchers, to identify grateful families to build a prospective donor pipeline and build strong cases for philanthropic support.
  • Redaction of philanthropic communications tools, such as cases for support, funding proposals, and impact reports.
  • Collaborate with team members, as part of an integrated approach of identification, cultivation and stewardship, in the organization and hosting of events that involve prospects and donors, including donor tours and our golf tournament.
  • Draft briefing documents, solicitation plans and contact reports, track donor interaction in the database, ensuring accuracy of donor files.
  • Prepare updates for the Director of Donor development documenting successes, milestones, challenges, and support needed.

Job requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration (marketing, public relations) or other academic discipline combined with relevant experience. Studies in philanthropic management is an asset.
  • Minimum of 5 years of fundraising experience for a non-profit organization with a proven record of accomplishment of personal success in securing major philanthropic contributions.
  • Experience working with high net worth individuals and senior level volunteers.
  • Experience with prospect management best practices, data, and reporting.
  • A “go getter”, team player and strong relationship builder as evidenced through determination, attentiveness, compassion, initiative, sharing/learning, and calmness under pressure.
  • Proven ability to motivate others, i.e., volunteers, team members, donors.
  • Flexible and adaptable to change with the ability to navigate and forge ahead in ambiguous scenarios.
  • A person of outmost integrity, committed to upholding professional ethics and encouraging philanthropic best practices.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with strong presentation, oral and written communication skills (French and English).
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, and planning skills; attention to detail.
  • Critical thinking and sound judgement.
  • Curious and committed to professional growth.
  • Good knowledge of major gift vehicles such as gifts of publicly traded securities, insurance policies, flow-through shares, etc.
  • Professional membership with CAGP and CFRE designation is an asset.
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle is required.

We offer you

Permanent full-time position.
Annual salary: $ 45,000 to $85,000 according to experience.
Shriners Hospitals for Children — Canada as a private institution under agreement in the health and social services network, we offer the same conditions as the public sector, including a retirement plan (RREGOP), 13 statutory holidays per year, 9.6 sick days per year, collective insurance, 4 weeks of vacation after one year, and an employee assistance program. In addition, free parking (under certain conditions) or discount for the use of public transportation (opus card), a supportive work-life balance, and a social club.

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