Director, Fundraising

  • The Salvation Army Toronto Grace Health Centre
  • Nov 08, 2023
Full time Director

Job Description


Join our Team!

We are actively recruiting for Director, Fundraising - Full Time 

The Toronto Grace Health Centre (TGHC) provides, specialized care to those individuals who require Complex Continuing Care, Post-Acute Care Rehabilitation, Transitional care, and Palliative Care services. The care and services provided at TGHC help facilitate the patient flow through the health care system and ensures recovery to those individuals who may return to their homes or to Long Term Care (LTC) facilities in their communities. TGHC operates in 2 sites – the Main site (Church & Bloor St) and our Harbour Lights site and Specialized Care Centre (Victoria Park & McNicoll). Our organization is committed to collaborating with patients and families in their journey through the health care system effectively supporting their integration back into the community.

As a compassionate, caring, and influential member of the inter-professional team, you will make a personal difference in the quality of life of our patients, residents, and families. If you want to work in an environment where every face is familiar and where care, compassion, and commitment flow to the persons that we serve as well as the staff, join our team and become part of an amazing team with the Toronto Grace family.

TGHC is in the midst of continuing growth and development and much excitement. It is an exciting time to join a values-based organization and make a difference.


Reporting to the President & CEO the Director, Fundraising is an experienced, result-oriented self-starter. This role leads and is responsible for the development and execution of a strategic plan in partnership with colleagues within the Hospital and Board of Trustees. The Director will be accountable for the direction of the Hospital’s planned giving efforts, resulting in leading-edge fundraising practices including but not limited to online and other modes of donor events, telemarketing, direct mail, surveys, and a yearly fundraising and awareness event.

As a senior leader in the organization, this individual will be an influential member of the Hospital’s leadership team and help set strategic direction for donor activities.

This is an opportunity to build upon an existing program while bringing innovation, best practices, consistency, and sustainability. As the lead advocate for the program, the Director will work closely with the Social Media and Fundraising Coordinator, leadership, stakeholders and closely with colleagues that inspire donor support and build awareness. 


  • Establish the Gift & Estate Planning program's strategic focus and help develop annual goals and objectives.
  • Ensure strategies support and are aligned with TGHC’s mission vision and values.
  • Work with Hospital stakeholders to understand strategic priorities and initiatives, and directly contribute to securing philanthropic support.
  • Act as a key advisor and SME in donor and fundraising activities.
  • Develop policies and procedures as needed.
  • Integral part of a team that is responsible for planning annual fundraising and awareness events.
  • Develop and manage a portfolio of planned giving donors and prospects through the donor life cycle.
  • Serve as a strategic partner to colleagues providing counsel and support on donor strategy.
  • Actively participate in donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of prospects.
  • Work with hospital staff to identify grateful patients and build a prospective planned giving donor pipeline.
  • Provide oversight for estate administration, guidance, and file management.
  • Engage and support senior volunteers and ambassadors, leveraging relationships, advice, and support to help support donor activities as needed.
  • Measure, monitor, and manage the overall performance of the program against established targets.


  • Progressive experience and a successful track record in a gift planning, major gifts, or a fundraising role.
  • Strong knowledge of gift and estate planning with exposure to and experience with major gift fundraising and donors.
  • Proven personal success in securing philanthropic contributions from individual donors.
  • Successful relationship builder with varied stakeholders’ groups.
  • Demonstrated commitment to collaborative leadership in a values-driven, faith based, mission-driven organization consistent with The Salvation Army protocols and expectations.
  • Demonstrated success in building donor engagement programs, protocols, policies, and processes to support the delivery of meaningful donor experiences.
  • Experience with prospect management best practices, data, and reporting, with a keen understanding of metrics and key performance indicators.
  • A strong understanding of donor stewardship and its importance in strengthening and deepening donor relationships.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to influence, inspire and engage stakeholders for success.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and interest in promoting a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.
  • Understand and successfully navigate the philanthropic industry, keeping abreast of best practices.

Qualified candidates may apply to:

To apply for this exciting career opportunity, please email your resume and cover letter to referencing job:10252023-Director,Gift & Estate Planning.  Please visit our website to learn more about the rewards of building a career at the Toronto Grace Health Centre: We are a “Great Place to Work”. Toronto Grace Health Centre is committed to inclusive and accessible employment practices. If you require accommodation during any stage of the recruitment process, please notify the Human Resources Department.

We offer many perks and benefits including GENEROUS paid time off, HOOPP Pension Plan, on-site free staff gym and many more!            

Thank you for your interest in The Toronto Grace Health Centre. Please note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Our Core values: Compassion, Respect, Excellence, Integrity, Committed, Cooperation and Celebration


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Toronto, ON