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Major Gift & Community Engagement Officer - Milton District Hospital Foundation in Milton at Halton Healthcare

Date Posted: 8/5/2018

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Job Description

Position:  Major Gift & Community Engagement Officer

Department: Milton District Hospital Foundation

Status: Full Time – Permanent

Hours: Monday to Friday Days, 8 hour shifts, evenings and weekends as necessary (subject to change based on operational requirements)

Site: Milton

Milton District Hospital Foundation

Over the years MDHF has developed a strong tradition of community support to ensure the people of Milton have access to quality healthcare close to home.  You can help to meet the healthcare needs of tomorrow by participating today. MDHF most gratefully acknowledges all those who continue their generous support through individual, community or corporate partnerships with MDHF to benefit the hospital.

The Foundation is managed by an Executive Director supported by a volunteer board. Board members, who are elected from Milton area residents, are committed to helping Milton District Hospital meet the needs of the community now and in the future.

Major Gift & Community Engagement Officer

Reporting to the Associate Director, Major Gifts & Development, the Major Gift & Community Engagement Officer will develop, cultivate and steward relationships with donors and volunteer committees to support their fundraising efforts and maximize fundraising potential. In addition, this role will support the development team by executing engaging donor events, engaging community members, and building trusted relationships with donors.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Together with senior Foundation staff, assist the major gift program to identify, analyze and evaluate donors utilizing Raiser’s Edge and other research tools
  • Manage system and software to track donors and prospects and work with the Major Gift team to implement Moves management plans
  • Provide support to the Development Committee and work closely with Foundation Staff to ensure successful execution of fundraising and stewardship strategies and programs to maximize revenues, including preparing and delivering proposals, presentations and other communications materials.
  • Build meaningful relationships with community leaders and inspire their philanthropy
  • Identify, cultivate, and solicit new prospects and community engagement opportunities
  • Work closely with volunteer committees, ensuring that the skill, capabilities and strengths of volunteers and volunteer leaders are recognized and maximized
  • Contribute to the planning and execution of assigned community and signature events
  • Collaborate with the development team to execute effective cultivation and stewardship events which engage new donors and steward existing donors
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders including community groups, cultural groups, BIA and Chamber of Commerce, and organizations interested in supporting Milton District Hospital
  • Represent the Foundation at external events, including meetings, luncheons, and recognition activities  

Job Requirements and Skills :

  • College and/or university degree required
  • Fundraising Management Certificate preferred
  • Minimum 2-5 years’ experience in a non-profit environment
  • Volunteer management experience including working with volunteer committees
  • Demonstrate self-confidence, flexibility, initiative, perseverance and integrity
  • Ability to maintain a positive, flexible and responsive attitude
  • Demonstrated ability to work both as a team member and on your own with minimal supervision
  • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge database an asset
  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Flexibility to work weekends and evenings when necessary
  • Satisfactory employment and attendance record required

Date Posted: August 2, 2018

Internal applications due by: August 9, 2018

If you are passionate about what you do, motivated by a job well done, and as committed to excellence, quality and patient satisfaction as we are, we'd like to hear from you.  Please submit your application via our website at  directly to this posting and include a current copy of your resume. 

We thank all those who apply but only those individuals selected for further consideration will be contacted.  

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Halton Healthcare will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process.  If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your accommodation needs to ensure your equal participation.


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