Hôpitaux Shriners pour enfants – Canada

Hôpitaux Shriners pour enfants – Canada

Shriners for Children has a mission to provide the highest quality care to children with neuromusculoskeletal conditions, burn injuries and other special healthcare needs within a compassionate, family-centered and collaborative care environment.

Provide for the education of physicians and other healthcare professionals.
Conduct research to discover new knowledge that improves the quality of care and quality of life of children and families.
This mission is carried out without regard to race, color, creed, sex or sect, disability, national origin, or ability of a patient or family to pay.


Job description:

The Major Gifts Officer is a full time position that reports directly to the Director of Communications, Marketing and Donor Development. The Major Gifts Officer is responsible for developing and implementing engagement and fundraising strategies to enhance and grow revenue and prospective donors. Paramount to this position is the ability to work with a high degree of independence, and juggle various projects at once, while maintaining a clear view of how each project supports the organization’s mission.

The Major Gifts Officer is responsible for raising money and tailoring programs to engage the interest and involvement of individuals who are capable of making significant contributions. The Major Gifts Officer will also ensure proper stewardship takes place following a gift to maintain the donor’s involvement, interest and support.


  • Solicit donations
  • Write cases for support
  • Establish and manage information tracking processes regarding acknowledgement, recognition, on-going communications and continued cultivation of past and current donors and members to enhance their relationship and increase the likelihood of continued contributions
  • Maintain online profiles
  • Attends internal and external meetings and community events as required
  • Discovers donor companies’ corporate social responsibility and/or workplace giving objectives identify opportunities that align with our mission statement, and work with staff to create engagement initiatives and opportunities 
  • Maintain physical donor communication materials and inventory of general development team supplies
  • Answer general development phone inquiries.
  • Provide professional assistance and interaction with donors (via phone, computer and face-to-face).
  • Provide support when acknowledging appropriate financial and in-kind donations by correspondence.
  • Support team to generate development reports from database (sponsors, major donors, individuals, lapsed donor, etc.)
  • Solicit in-kind donations for various events


  • Excellent written and oral communication skills that are effective with a diverse range of audiences including board members, volunteers, internal staff, donors, executives, potential funding partners and all constituencies.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Exceptional understanding of philanthropy as it relates to the not-for-profit organization and a wide and deep knowledge of fundamental disciplines of resource development
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team; detail-oriented, well organized, focused and goal-oriented, with a high level of initiative and energy, as well as problem-solving skills.
  • Prior experience in a database management system is an asset
  • The knowledge and ability to create, execute and/or support, and oversee a comprehensive donor acknowledgement and recognition plan, including advising on complex and carefully orchestrated cultivation events and programs for the major donors


  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) with a minimum two years of nonprofit donor relations experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent verbal, written and digital communication skills

Please send your résumé and a letter of intent before February 26, 2021, to the human resources department at recrutement@shrinenet.org.

Shriners Hospitals for Children – Canada supports the principle of equal access to employment and invites women, members of visible minorities, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and Aboriginal peoples to apply.

NOTE: The masculine gender has been used for brevity and includes the feminine gender.

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