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Development Officer

The Mount Forest Louise Marshall Hospital Foundation is currently accepting applications for a Development Officer. The Development Officer will play an integral role in advancing the organization and achieving its’ mission and vision to meet the financial challenges for quality health care.

The Development Officer will be responsible for the coordination of all Foundation activities in a health care environment with a high regard to timeliness, detail and risk management. Reporting to the Foundation Board of Directors, the Development Officer will be responsible for, but not limited to: the management of Foundation activities, ensuring the successful organization of hospital events, securing sponsorship funds, implementing fundraising strategies, and acting as an ambassador for the Louise Marshall Hospital Foundation.

This is an opportunity for an energetic individual who is extremely personable, well organized, has a brilliant attention to detail, possess a can-do attitude, works well under pressure and is able to communicate effectively with clients.

We are:

Our Foundation has been instrumental in enhancing the health care of the Mount Forest rural community since 1990. Our primary purpose is to raise much needed funds to purchase capital equipment for the Louise Marshall Hospital, through various fundraising campaigns and events. The Louise Marshall Hospital serves our community of people by proving fully accredited acute care services, including 24/7 Emergency Department, surgical, obstetrical and ambulatory care.

You will:

  • Develop lifelong relationships with donors to raise awareness of equipment needs and to seek funding. This involves visiting donors and arranging appropriate appreciation and recognition such as updating the donor wall and photo opportunities
  • Support the development of a fundraising business plan, containing strategies related to individual donors and prospects including identification, qualification, cultivation and successful solicitation
  • Identify opportunities for revenue growth across the Louise Marshall Hospital community, in order to build effective fundraising strategies
  • Administration of office operations and foundation-initiated community events.
  • Research and analyze situations/transactions/contracts to meet board standards and advise the Board of developments
  • Develop an annual development plan, the annual budget, and a system of reporting success monthly to the Board
  • Coordinate with the hospital accounting department for month end and annual reporting including T3010/T1235
  • Research all potential sources of revenue such as grants and online opportunities
  • Be responsible for the stewardship of Foundation key documents, investments, website and databases
  • Prepare documents (agenda, minutes, reports, briefing notes) for board and committee meetings; and be responsible for the implementation following meetings

You will have:

  • 5 years of fundraising and administration experience in not-for-profit organization
  • Excellent communication skills, especially oral presentation and print communication requiring consistent writing and design
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationship with staff, hospital staff, volunteers, organizers of third party events and vendors, and other relevant stakeholders
  • Solid knowledge of CRA charity law especially regarding when to produce an official tax receipt; accounting practice
  • Ability to work independently to manage multiple priorities simultaneously through demonstrated organizational and administrative skills
  • Self-motivation and reliability withdemonstrated ability to achieve goals and meet deadlines
  • An exceptional level of professionalism, knowledge, leadership and independent decision making
  • Skills to advocate and support the culture of rural community and demonstrates an understanding of how the Foundation contributes to overall patient safety
  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • Ability to maintain and work with confidential information

Travel may be required locally and in the surrounding areas for various obligations, so a valid driver’s license, insurance and reliable vehicle is required at all times. 

You would stand out if you have:

  • Strong interpersonal skills, effectively using empathy in interactions with others

You may:

Hours of Work:

  • Monday – Friday 0900 – 1700
  • Hours may vary according to campaign requirements and will include occasional evening Committee meetings and attendance at Campaign events.

If you are interested in joining us in this exciting role, please reply to Jane Ford ( ) with your resume attached by 4:00 pm on Friday February 22nd, 2019. Your subject line should indicate “Louise Marshall Hospital Foundation, Development Officer”. While we thank and appreciate the interest of all applicants, only those most qualified will be contacted.

Louise Marshall Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a respectful, accessible and inclusive work environment.  Upon individual request, we will endeavour to remove any barrier to the hiring process to accommodate those candidates with disabilities.

Posting Date: 

Monday, January 28, 2019 - 08:45


Mount Forest

Job Type: 

All Others (Management, Administrative, Support Services etc.)

Contact Name: 

Jane Ford

Contact Email:

Contact Phone: 

519-323-2210 x2750


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