Manager, Philanthropy

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Windsor, ON 


Public Affairs


TBD Yearly

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N9E 1A1

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Full time

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Marketing-Product: Marketing Communications

Job Description:

The Opportunity

The Windsor Regional Hospital Foundation is seeking a Manager of Philanthropy. Reporting to the Director Public Affairs, Communications and Philanthropy, this position will be assist with the planning, stewardship, cultivation, and solicitation of major gifts as well as cultivation of third party fundraising organizations and special events. The Manager of Philanthropy will work with executive level staff and volunteers on donor engagement strategies and assist in soliciting and cultivating major gifts. The position would provide an opportunity for advancement to a more senior position within the next 2 to 3 years.

About Windsor Regional Hospital

Windsor Regional Hospital is a multi-faceted, health services organization operating from two main sites, the Metropolitan and the Ouellette Campuses. As one of the largest community hospitals in the Province of Ontario, we are the regional provider of advanced care in areas that include complex trauma, renal dialysis, cardiac care, stroke and neurosurgery, intensive care, acute mental health, family birthing centre, neonatal intensive care, paediatric services, regional cancer services and a broad range of medical and surgical services required to support these specialized areas. We serve more than 400,000 people in Windsor and Essex County.

About the Windsor Regional Hospital Foundation

Windsor Regional Hospital Foundation is committed to enabling the mission of Windsor Regional Hospital and supporting its Strategic Plan. We value the close, collaborative and respectful relationships we have formed with our Windsor Regional Hospital partners. Located within Windsor Regional Hospital, our shared Foundation and Public Affairs Team of 12, enthusiastic, professional staff are excited about the transformation this campaign will mean for our organization and the community.

Key Responsibilities

Reporting to and working for the Director of Public Affairs, Communications and Philanthropy the incumbent must:

    • Demonstrate knowledge of, and have experience in, a rigorous process for identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gift donors.
    • Manage the day-to-day operations of the WRH Foundation including Raiser’s Edge management and gift processing.
    • Research and prioritize the maximum giving potential/opportunity for each donor (may include upselling to include sponsorship opportunities to maximize revenue and/or donation renewal).
    • Plan and execute major donor/prospect cultivation events.
    • Create and develop (and/or oversee the development of) customized major gift proposals and solicitation materials for prospects.
    • Maintain a prospect tracking process using Raiser’s Edge Prospect Module and ensure all prospect lists are consistently updated and tracked in Raiser’s Edge.
    • Ensure all recognition and stewardship promises for all major gift agreements are completely executed and within established timelines.
    • Work closely with the foundation staff in managing the day-to-day operations of the WRH Foundation.
    • Work in conjunction with appropriate Windsor Regional Hospital staff to write and/or facilitate the writing of proposals
    • Qualifications
    • Charitable sector experience and a successful record of accomplishment of closing major gifts preferably with a health-related charitable organization.

      • CFRE designation an asset.
      • Current knowledge of donor cultivation, major gift/moves management fundraising initiatives, as well as giving vehicles and the tax aspects of these fundraising strategies.
      • Sound knowledge and understanding of the importance of donor stewardship and current CRA guidelines as it relates to fund development.
      • Strategic thinker with the ability to influence and inspire others and have demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with, and motivate, volunteers and donors.
      • Experience and ability to coach and train staff and volunteers in the area of major gift fundraising and fundraising.
      • Strong team player who is also able to work independently and exercise sound judgment in relations with Executive Volunteers, staff, committee members and the general public.
      • Understanding of the working schedule of non-profits and flexibility of hours required.
      • Demonstrated superior written and verbal skills with superb attention to detail and deadlines.
      • Emotionally mature, self-motivated professional individual with a strong work ethic.
      • The highest degree of ethical standards and professional conduct and operates with integrity.
      • Experience working with Raiser’s Edge or similar fund development database.
      • Undergraduate Degree.
    • For More Information and where to apply

      Interested Candidates are to forward their resume in confidence to:

      Attention: Human Resources, Melissa Simas



      We thank all applicants in advance for their interest, however only those under consideration will be contacted.

      Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, and therefore early submission is encouraged.

      Deadline to apply is March 25, 2019.

Company Info
Windsor Regional Hospital 1030 Ouellette Avenue
Windsor, ON, Canada

Phone: 519-973-4411
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