Director, Philanthropy

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Mississauga
  • 125 - 150
  • Salary: 125 - 150

Trillium Health Partners

Job Description

Position Title: Director, Philanthropy

Status: 12 Month Mat leave contract (with possibility of extension)

Department: Foundation

Location: Hybrid work at Trillium Health Partners Foundation office at 2085 Hurontario

Street, Mississauga, with occasional work at hospital sites – Mississauga,

Credit Valley Hospital and Queensway Health Centre sites.

Post Date: Monday, March 8, 2024 -Friday, April 12, 2024 @11:59 pm EST

At Trillium Health Partners Foundation (THPF), we envision a future where health care transcends expectations and every member of the community has access to the care they need, when they need it the most.

Our vision is bold: build a new kind of health care for a healthier community.

We are the driving force behind Trillium Health Partners. Our team is raising money for the hospital so that millions of patients in the West GTA and surrounding communities have access to the care they need. Trillium Health Partners is comprised of Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga Hospital and Queensway Health Centre and is one of the largest community-based, academically affiliated acute care facilities in Canada serving one of the fastest growing populations in the country. Trillium Health Partners is a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto and home to the Institute for Better Health, the hospital’s research and innovation engine. It is also the regional specialist for over 14 programs such as cardiac, cancer, stroke, neurology, mental health and so much more. Our doctors and nurses partner with your local hospital to offer highly complex care.

Our 40+ member team is comprised of exceptional talent, with diverse backgrounds and expertise dedicated to raising the crucial funds needed to address the highest priority needs of our hospital.

We operate with respect, collaboration and a drive for excellence and have already made a massive impact! Our fundraising milestones include securing the largest donation ever made to a hospital in Canada by Peter Gilgan and the Peter Gilgan Foundation of $105 million to help build the future home of The Peter Gilgan Mississauga Hospital. We also secured the largest corporate match by Orlando Corporation of $75 million to support development of the new hospital, mental health and research and innovation.

While we love setting records, we are hungry for more and need your help getting there.

Join us to help revolutionize the future of health care in the West GTA

The Role

Our successful candidate will report to the Associate Vice President, Philanthropy. They’ll inherit and lead a high-performing team of 4; a Manager, a Senior Development Officer, Development Officer and a Coordinator Our successful candidate will be seasoned team leader and will focus on Major, Corporate and third party event growth, increased donor stewardship, pipeline management and team mentorship.


  • Revenue Generation & Senior Level Volunteer Support
  • Provide leadership to a team of fundraisers and, supporting with cultivation and solicitation strategies to advance our mission and achieve ambitious targets.
  • Build and manage a portfolio of major gift donors with the capacity to make a gift of $250K, $500, or $1M+ toward a team goal
  • Lead & support meetings and presentations with prospective and current donors
  • Collaborate with team and develop donor strategies to engage and inspire community members towards gift commitments
  • Maintain frequent and appropriate communication with the donors through in-person meetings, emails, phone, zoom, etc.
  • Advise on named gift opportunities and donor recognition plans in order to maximize donor engagement
  • Support with Board and Cabinet Member solicitations
  • Work with senior level volunteers from the community and internally from the hospital to identify prospective donors, secure meetings, close and steward gifts
  • Actively seek out new prospects interested in advancing the mission and success of THPF
  • Engage and coach volunteers in a meaningful way to generate enthusiasm and successful outcomes

  • Strategic oversight of Corporate and (3P) Community Fundraising
  • Lead the team responsible that executes and leads the strategy of our corporate and third party philanthropy programs
  • Provide leadership and accountability for major gift and third party fundraising programs
  • Solicit and steward corporate gifts through major gifts and sponsorship channels toward the achievement of a corporation’s greatest impact as a donor

  • People Management
  • Provide support and guidance to 3 Direct Reports (Manager, Senior Development Officer and Coordinator), and indirectly to a Development Officer.
  • As a leader within the broader Foundation team, act as a collaborative resource, advisor and mentor to build fundraising capacity and help instil best fundraising practices
  • Support with the retention, development and performance of the team
  • Provide guidance to team regarding engagement with diverse cultural communities
  • Offer support and training to colleagues on Raisers Edge database

  • Hospital Relationships
  • First point of contact for many hospital colleagues, providing assistance and triaging requests on a case by case basis
  • Work with hospital partners t to identify and engage corporate hospital vendors to advance meaningful, philanthropic partnerships with THP


  • 8-10 years of major gift experience in a sophisticated philanthropic institution, ideally within a health care system.
  • Demonstrated experience cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding individual, corporate, and foundation gifts at the $250K – $1M+ level.
  • Demonstrated experience and success managing, motivating, and mentoring development professionals bringing out the best in teams and individuals.
  • University or College degree

  • Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation or working toward is considered an asset.
  • Comprehension of donor management systems (Raiser’s Edge or RENXT).

Work Environment

  • Willingness to work flexible hours and to tight deadlines as needed —some after-hours work may be required.
  • Hybrid work schedule with 1 day in the office
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle an asset.

Notes to applicants:

If you do not see yourself fully reflected in every job requirement listed on this posting, we still encourage you to reach out and apply. Research has shown candidates from underrepresented groups often only apply when they feel 100% qualified. We encourage applicants who are members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the Ontario Human Rights Code to consider this opportunity.

Trillium Health Partners is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a healthy, safe and respectful environment for healing, based on our values compassion, excellence and courage. To be Better Together, we commit to fostering a respectful workplace culture that promotes a safe and supportive environment for everyone who provides care, supports caregiving, receives care or visits the hospital.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Trillium Health Partners will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities as required.

Applicants must be eligible to work in Canada. We would like to thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Trillium Health Partners is recognized under the French Language Services Act.

As a condition of employment, we require all staff to be fully vaccinated for COVID19, in addition to other vaccinations required by the Public Hospitals Act.



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