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Job ID 96
Officer, Major Gifts

(Richmond Hill / Vaughan / Greater Toronto Area)

Mackenzie Health

Mackenzie Health is a dynamic regional healthcare provider serving a population of more than a half million people across York Region and beyond. Nationally recognized for its commitment to safety and quality patient care, Mackenzie Health is a healthcare leader with a wide variety of academic partners. Mackenzie Health includes Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital, the future Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital, as well as a comprehensive network of community-based services in Richmond Hill, Vaughan and the surrounding communities.

Mackenzie Health's vision is to create a world-class health experience. This means delivering quality, compassionate and timely patient-centered care. It means that everything we do is focused on our patients and community.

Mackenzie Health Foundation

Established in 1977, Mackenzie Health Foundation has raised more than $125 million for capital projects, medical equipment, technology and educational opportunities for Mackenzie Health. With the mission to inspire inspirational gifts, we are proud of our long tradition of partnership with our generous community.

The Exceptional Care Belongs Here campaign

Mackenzie Health Foundation is spearheading the $250-million Exceptional Care Belongs Here campaign – the largest fundraising drive led by a community hospital in Canada – to help build and equip Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital and enhance care at Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital.  The campaign will help build an outstanding state-of-the-art hospital and purchase the leading-edge equipment and technology that will attract and inspire best-in-class specialists and health care teams at both its hospitals.  To date, the Foundation has attracted over $80 million towards the campaign.   A lead transformational pledge from Magna International Inc. of $10-million will name the emergency department at Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital, the Magna Emergency. 


Officer, Major Gifts:

Reporting to the Senior Manager of Leadership Gifts, the Officer, Major Gifts plays a critical role in securing funds for the organization by managing a group of assigned, qualified donors and acting as an ambassador for Mackenzie Health Foundation across the community. Working closely with the Manager, Leadership Gifts and the Director, Philanthropy & Campaigns, the incumbent is responsible for overseeing the stewardship of current donors and solicitation of prospective donors to the current capital campaign as well as other special initiatives. Maintaining a portfolio of 100 donors/prospects ranging from $25,000 - $100,000 level, the incumbent will focus on donor prospecting and solicitation.


  • Minimum of 3-5 years of progressive experience in fundraising, the most recent in Major Gifts fundraising or relevant experience required. 
  • Minimum of two (2) years relevant experience with a demonstrated track record of achievement in securing major gifts or key accounts management front – facing with donors or clients.
  • Displays an exceptional level of professionalism, knowledge, productivity, and high ethical standards.
  • Excellent communication skills including written, verbal and presentation skills. 
  • Excellent time management skills with an ability to handle several tasks simultaneously and set priorities with a sense of urgency.
  • Strong computer skills with a background in donor/prospect databases (experience with Raiser’s Edge preferred).
  • Strong team player with proven collaboration skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to interact effectively with individuals across the organization and demonstrates tact. 
  • Able to maintain and work with confidential information. 
  • Prepared to respond to a fast-paced changing environment requiring flexibility and adaptability with respect to working hours.
  • Proven attendance record.
  • Demonstrates understanding and complies with patient and staff safety policies and procedures that foster a safe and inclusive environment for all.
  • Access to a vehicle and a valid Ontario driver’s licence.


  • University degree /college diploma in relevant field required. 


  • Healthcare or not-for-profit experience an asset.
  • Major Gift or Campaign experience.
  • Experience working with diverse cultures.
  • Second language an asset.

This national search is being conducted on behalf of Mackenzie Health Foundation by crawfordconnect, a search firm specializing in recruiting leaders and fundraisers for Canada’s non-profit sector. If someone you know may be interested in this position please feel free to forward this document – we would be pleased to connect with them.   

To apply:

By May 11, 2018, please apply with your cover letter and resume to both, our website, click the "Apply for this position" button and by email directly to Janice Wooster at referencing Job ID 96 – Officer, Major Gifts in the subject line.

Questions about the position? Please reach out to Janice Wooster at (416) 388-4049.
Issues with applying? Please call 1 (866) 647-5149 or email

Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resume and letter of interest online, through our website or by email to our consultant, in confidence. We thank all applicants for applying, however, only qualified candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.