Leadership Giving Officer

Type: 1-Year Contract (Maternity Leave) 

Purpose of Position

The Leadership Giving Officer is responsible for the strategic cultivation and stewardship of mid-level ($500 – $10,000) donors for the province of Ontario.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Works with the Vice-President Development, Regional Director of Ontario, and members of the team to implement a mid-level giving strategy focused on identifying, cultivating and stewarding relationships with individuals, foundations, and service clubs;
  • Provides input into the Mid-Level Giving work plan and budget as part of the Ontario Region fund development annual operating plan;
  • Identifies, cultivates, solicits and stewards prospects cultivated from direct mail and annual giving programs, event participants, and other sources for the province of Ontario;
  • Plans and executes special cultivation and stewardship initiatives (including targeted mailings, donor seminars and events);
  • Supports the overall management of the national campaign, including setting priorities and managing operations;
  • Builds relationships within our provincial medical communities in order to enable raising funds;
  • Liaises with other members of the development staff team to deliver the highest standards of excellence in every donor interaction;
  • Monitors results and prepares monthly action reports;
  • Evaluates program performance against targets and adjusts plans and strategies accordingly to meet or exceed overall region revenue goals;
  • Keeps current with new legislation and Canada Revenue Agency rulings and tax aspects affecting gifts, and bringing best practice methodology to every aspect of the mid-level gifts function.


  • University degree or equivalent;
  • member in good standing with CAGP, AFP or AHP; CFRE is an asset;
  • 5 years of relevant experience, with a proven track record in securing gifts and managing relationships at all giving levels;
  • experience communicating with, influencing and engaging mid-level donors, and soliciting and securing four and five figure gifts;
  • demonstrated ability to drive and achieve financial targets;
  • excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills, including demonstrated ability to develop and present strong cases for support and effectively report on impact of gifts;
  • experience inspiring, developing and working with senior level volunteers;
  • superior organizational skills, and an ability to meet deadlines;
  • strong team player with the ability to work independently and with minimal supervision;
  • possess strong technical skills including experience with fundraising database applications (knowledge of Raisers Edge is an asset), and ability to use and analyze data;
  • willingness to work outside of regular business hours.

Working Conditions:

  • The candidate will work out of her/his home office, with regularly scheduled visits to the National Office in Toronto;
  • Some evening or weekend work may be required.
Crohn’s and Colitis Canada provides a competitive salary and benefits program and a rewarding work environment. Interested applicants are asked to submit their resume and cover letter indicating salary expectations to careers@crohnsandcolitis.ca by July 28, 2017. Please quote "Leadership Gifts - Ontario" in the subject heading in your email reply. We thank all applicants for their interest in a career at Crohn’s and Colitis Canada; however, only those selected for interview will be contacted.

  • Canada has among the highest incidence rates of Crohn's and colitis in the world.
  • 1 in 150 Canadians lives with Crohn’s or colitis.
  • Families new to Canada are developing these diseases for the first time.
  • Incidence of Crohn’s in Canadian kids under 10 has doubled since 1995.
  • People are most commonly diagnosed before age 30.

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