Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation – Vice-President, Major Gift Philanthropy & Strategy

Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation – Vice-President, Major Gift Philanthropy & Strategy{

The opportunity

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Construction on Saskatchewan’s new children’s hospital began on September 25, 2014 and the 176-bed facility, named Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital, opened on September 29, 2019. Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation is 100% dedicated to Saskatchewan children, mothers, their families and their hospital, and proud partners of the Saskatchewan Health Authority on the provincial Children’s Hospital project. The Foundation supports current pediatric and maternal needs across the province through grant disbursements. These funds purchase state-of-the-art equipment, improve medical treatments and help attract first-rate specialists and medical caregivers to Saskatchewan. Donations also help provide family-centered care and allow Saskatchewan’s medical community to conduct vital research and be innovative in providing the latest in treatment and procedures.

It is within this context that Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation (“the Foundation”) invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice-President Major Gift Philanthropy & Strategy.

Reporting to the President & CEO, the Vice-President Major Gift Philanthropy & Strategy (“VP”) is a key member of the Foundation’s senior leadership team and works collaboratively across the organization to develop and implement the overall strategic direction and priorities of the Foundation. In support of this key responsibility, the VP will ensure all revenue targets are met, while also managing their own major giving portfolio to secure major and legacy gifts. The VP is a key people manager who will coach and mentor the strong philanthropy team, and oversee all succession planning, recruitment, learning and development of the team. The VP also leads the development and implementation of annual operating budgets and plans and supports the development of key external alliances and relationships to build the Foundation’s philanthropic presence and visibility. 

The ideal candidate is a strategic, donor centered, results oriented major gift fundraiser. Respected by peers and donors a like, you bring an in-depth understanding of industry best practices in setting and achieving operational goals, campaign planning, fundraising strategies and strategic initiatives. Your successful and progressive fundraising career includes soliciting and closing major gifts through the creation of customized comprehensive donor engagements plans. You have strong communication skills, including proposal and report writing, and are comfortable presenting to groups of varying size.  As a leader who will positively impact the Foundation’s fundraising initiatives, you must truly embrace the Foundation’s work towards achieving its vision of world-class maternal, children’s care and research that’s distinctly Saskatchewan. 

To apply or explore this impactful leadership opportunity with Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation, please submit a comprehensive resume along with a cover letter in confidence to Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) and Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca).                

Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including, but not limited to women, Indigenous persons, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

In accordance with the provincial legislation, accommodation will be provided by Griffith Group and Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact jane@griffithgroup.ca and/or sam@griffithgroup.ca.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.


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