Foundation, Development Associate, Annual Giving
London Health Sciences Centre
London, Ontario, Canada
14d ago

Department Name

We believe people deserve care that is above and beyond the standard. We believe in caring for you and innovating for the world.

This is why we inspire investment in excellence at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC). London Health Sciences Foundation (LHSF) has recently completed the largest hospital campaign in Southwestern Ontario support raising an astonishing $215 million.

LHSF is now building upon the amazing response of our community during Campaign to inspire philanthropy in support of a vision that will continue to transform how we treat patients.

This vision includes, but not limited to, key programs like Cancer Care, Cardiac Care, Mental Health, Orthopaedic Care and Women’s Care.

London Health Sciences Foundation is a charity accredited by the Better Business Bureau and Imagine Canada. Our goal is to link our community and health care experts together in pursuit of medical excellence at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC).

Our Mission : To inspire investment in excellence at London Health Sciences Centre

Our Vision : To meet the needs of London Health Sciences Centre by revolutionizing the response of our communities to health care philanthropy

Our Values : Trust Respect Focus Collaboration - Accountability

London Health Sciences Foundation (LHSF) is looking for a well-organized Development Associate, Annual Giving who will play an essential role in the overall success of the Annual Giving Program.

Reporting to the Manager, Annual Giving, the Development Associate is responsible for supporting and actively coordinating Annual Giving activities including identifying and co-

managing a pool of mid-level donors (including individuals, foundations, corporations, and service clubs), as well as actively coordinating aspects of direct response appeals (including mail, online, and phone).


  • Actively supports and contributes with the execution of the Annual Giving Program business plan.
  • Provides support to the Manager, Annual Giving to cultivate, solicit, steward a portfolio of approximately 100 mid-level donors / prospects (individuals, foundations, corporations).
  • Works collaboratively with the Manager, Annual Giving for all direct response activities including : content sourcing, design review, data and segment coordination, copy-
  • proofing, monitoring expenses and preparing briefings.

  • Involvement in the hospital-wide Grateful Patient Program, including assisting with presentations to hospital program areas as well as ensuring that brochures are stocked in all of the hospital locations (University and Victoria sites).
  • Works with Marketing / Communications for the development and execution of online donation forms.
  • Works collaboratively with Donor Relations and Stewardship to effectively and efficiently support the stewardship of Annual Giving Program donors.
  • Works with Information Management in the extraction and preparing data for online campaigns and monthly donor welcome packages.
  • Receives and updates donor information in Raiser’s Edge.
  • Briefs internal gift processing groups, and other staff, on upcoming direct mail appeals.
  • Distributes samples to appropriate internal and external parties.
  • Prepares materials and / or packages for donor / prospect meetings or other meetings / purposes as required.
  • Prepares up-to-date and comprehensive performance analysis of all Annual Giving Program appeals.
  • Attends and supports fundraising, cultivation and recognition events as needed.
  • Completes appropriate gift processing forms, manages invoices and reconciles / prepares monthly financial reports.
  • Provides organizational support and assigned special projects from time to time as required for the Annual Giving Programs
  • Qualifications

  • Successful completion of post-secondary degree or diploma and / or equivalent related work experience
  • Minimum three (3) years recent, related work experience
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and strong ability to multi-task
  • Professional, confident, positive and self-motivated work style
  • Able to successfully work in a collaborative, team-oriented organization
  • Demonstrated success in managing multiple deadlines and flexibility in taking on projects as assigned
  • Strong database experience - Raiser’s Edge experience preferred
  • Strong computer skills and experience, including proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to use tact and diplomacy
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills, with active listening skills, and primarily must be highly numerate and literate
  • Able to maintain discretion as relates to donor requests and gift information
  • Able to work independently and effectively on a variety of priority projects with competing deadlines with a high degree of accuracy
  • Able to interact effectively with all levels of the organization at LHSF and LHSC, members of the public and the ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Availability to work flexible hours as needed
  • Ability to act as an Ambassador throughout the Community, positively representing the Hospital and the Foundation
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to the principles of patient and family centred care
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to patient and staff safety
  • Demonstrated ability to attend work on a regular basis
  • London Health Sciences Centre fosters a culture of patient and staff safety whereby all employees are guided by LHSC's Mission, Vision, Values and Code of Conduct.

    We are committed to providing a safe, healthy and inclusive work environment that inspires respect. LHSC encourages applications from persons with disabilities and we are committed to providing accommodations upon request.

    As part of the assessment process applicants may be required to complete a written examination or test. Please be advised that a reference check may be conducted as part of the selection process.

    Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Successful candidates, as a condition of job offer, would be required to provide a satisfactory police information check (original document) completed in the last 3 months.

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