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Senior Philanthropy Officer, Soldier’s Foundation

Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital (OSMH) is located in the City of Orillia – a beautiful community nestled along the shores of Lake Simcoe and Lake Couchiching. Orillia offers an environment where a health work/life balance is easy to achieve as exceptional urban amenities, natural resources, points of interest, and recreational opportunities abound.

People have always been OSMH’s greatest strength. Our committed team has helped our community for over a century. We offer an environment where each individual works interdependently towards common goals: we value Trust, Courage and Teamwork. We are an organization where individuals’ contributions are valued and there are many opportunities for personal growth and development.

Position Summary
Reporting to the Director of Philanthropy, the Senior Philanthropy Officer (SPO), is to secure philanthropic support by engaging our community in the life and work at Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital. The SPO works to actively grow the major gift pipeline, meeting fundraising targets and bring visibility to the work of Soldiers’. Collaborating with an integrated team of frontline fundraisers, hospital staff and volunteers, the SPO contributes to building a strong culture of philanthropy and a sense of shared goals throughout the Soldiers’ community.

• Bachelor’s or college degree in an appropriate discipline, or professional experience equivalent, combined with five years of major gift fundraising experience
• CFRE certification an asset, or be willing and able to obtain certification
• Direct experience and demonstrated success in cultivating, securing and stewarding major gifts
• Demonstrated commitment and success in working to create a fair and inclusive environment, and to supporting diverse constituencies and populations
• Experience in writing proposals and other persuasive documents
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills and exceptional interpersonal skills
• Experience working productively and positively with senior level staff and volunteers
• Superior listening skills and the ability to interpret the concerns and interests of potential stakeholders and translate them into attractive opportunities for investment in Soldiers’ priorities
• Must have demonstrated work experience with Microsoft Office products including Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint as well as Raiser’s Edge fundraising software (or equivalent)
• Must be willing to travel and work as needed on evenings, weekends and holidays and must have a valid driver’s license
• Ability to work independently with minimal direction, while working within the framework of an integrated development program and team-oriented environment
• Knowledge of Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital, and/or healthcare fundraising

Our Employees Enjoy
• a professional practice environment
• a collaborative atmosphere with emphasis on teamwork
• wellness initiatives
• continuing education grants
• employee recognition and assistance programs
• a competitive salary and benefits package
• equal opportunities for growth and development

Employment Equity
OSMH is committed to diversity and equity in the workplace and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S persons and others who may contribute to a diverse workplace.

Accommodation in the Workplace
Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity, equal opportunity and maintaining a barrier-free selection process for job applicants. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known to the Human Resources department when contacted. All requests are handled confidentially.

Interested candidates should apply to the position through the Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital website.