President & CEO

University Hospitals Kingston Foundation

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Lieu: Kingston, ON 

The University Hospitals Kingston Foundation was created in 2005 as the joint fundraising arm of Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) and Providence Care, responsible for fundraising, granting, distributing and reporting. Our fundraising efforts support health care facilities development, programs, equipment, education and research. UHKF currently has a dedicated and talented team of 21 employees. Most staff work at our main Foundation office, while the major gift staff are deployed to the three hospital sites.

With the support of our 115 committed and caring volunteers, our team expects to raise over $9 million in donations in fiscal 2019, plus investment income of about $1.9 million. On average UHKF receives approximately 19,000 gifts from about 9,000 donors annually. Our projected operating expenses are approximately $3.5 million. Since 2005, more than 40,000 unique donors from across southeastern Ontario have given gifts to UHKF in support of KHSC and Providence Care, these include individuals, service clubs, faith groups, businesses and local governments.

UHKF main fundraising focus, as determined by the member hospitals, is unrestricted giving along with fundraising for major capital redevelopment projects. In 2018 the Foundation completed Phase One of the Extraordinary People, Innovative Health Care campaign, raising $65 million.

Moving forward on Phase Two, the Foundation will partner with KHSC and Providence care to raise significant funds by 2026. This phase of the campaign will help to fund the redevelopment of:
• The Kingston General Hospital site, replacing four aged buildings with a new patient tower that will be home to an Emergency Department, Clinical Laboratories, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Maternal and Child Health, and Surgical Suites.
• Providence Manor, relocating it to the new Providence Village, being developed on the parklike, historical site owned by the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul. The Village will be a community within a community, offering health services, supportive housing, recreation, and social services to Village residents.

The Opportunity

University Hospitals Kingston Foundation (UHKF) is seeking a new President & CEO to partner with our Board, our donors, and our member hospitals to transform healthcare throughout South Eastern Ontario and beyond. This position is available due to the upcoming retirement of the current incumbent.

The President & CEO will serve as the Chief Development Officer for the Foundation, setting the overall fundraising strategy and actively engaging prospective and current donors. The new incumbent will be responsible for facilitating the work of the Board, liaising with the member hospitals, managing the programs and operations of the foundation, leading and managing staff, and coordinating professional relations with the community.

The President & CEO of UHKF will report directly to the Board Chair, and will work in partnership with the Board to set a strategy of the organization. The new leader will be ultimately responsible for identifying and implementing programs to achieve this strategy, and will have operational accountability to the Board. With oversight for UHKF’s fundraising success, the President & CEO will be responsible for building donor relationships in the community and ensuring the achievement of financial objectives.

As a member of the leadership team of Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) and Providence Care, the President & CEO will maintain strong, productive, and collaborative relationships with the executive teams of our member hospitals and work closely with these stakeholders. The new incumbent will foster positive relationships within the health care philanthropic community.


Key Qualifications and Competencies

The primary qualifications include:

  1. Successful fundraising experience ideally in the health care field.
  2. Demonstrated leadership skills
  3. Superb communication skills in dealing with donors, the public, member hospitals and staff
  4. Experience in operational management of a fundraising organization
  5. Collegial approach to managing staff

Specifically candidates should possess:

  • Significant and progressive leadership and management experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in fundraising management with direct responsibility for significant annual revenue generation, including campaign management and major gifts experience.
  • Experience managing the daily operations of a complex organization is preferred.
  • Established, outstanding and respected reputation within current community;
  • Proven ability to develop long-term, sustainable relationships, internally and externally.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead progressively, and to motivate and manage other professionals;
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in relationship-building and working with peers; ability to maintain contacts at all levels within an organization, volunteer Boards, volunteer fundraising groups, prospects and stakeholder groups;
  • Proven sound judgment, integrity and strategic vision;
  • Proven ability to influence others positively, through effective interpersonal skills;
  • Proven facility with financial analysis and project reporting;
  • Current knowledge of technology and its application in the advancement sector.
  • A learning mindset and progressive professional development.
  • An undergraduate degree is required for this position, and a master’s degree is preferred. An equivalent combination of education and related work experience may be considered.
  • Experience working in or on behalf of healthcare or a health-related field would be an asset.


For More Information

Please view the full Executive Brief for this position, which can be downloaded at . The deadline for submission of resume and letter of interest is February 6, 2019. Submissions may be sent to

KCI (Ketchum Canada Inc.) has been retained to conduct this search on behalf the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation. For more information about this leadership opportunity, please contact Tara George, Partner / Lead, KCI Search + Talent by email at or by phone at (416) 340-9710, ext. 1013.


All inquiries and applications will be held in strict confidence. The University Hospitals Kingston Foundation is committed to inclusive and accessible employment practices. Please notify the above if you require an accommodation to fully participate in the hiring process or require recruitment documents in French.