Director, community giving – mackenzie health foundation

  • Full Time
  • Vaughan
  • 125 - 150

Mackenzie Health

Director, Community Giving – Mackenzie Health Foundation


Mackenzie Health Foundation is seeking a forward-thinking, results-driven fundraising professional who is passionate about healthcare philanthropy to be our Director, Community Giving. An experienced fundraising leader, the Director will drive excellence through the development of clear strategy, the coaching of a high-performing team, and by inspiring a culture of innovation.

This newly developed position will report to the Vice President, Philanthropy and be responsible for an annual giving portfolio that includes signature events, community events, third-party events, in honour gifts, in memory gifts, and the staff giving program.

The incumbent will establish and lead a community-focused fundraising team and will collaborate internally to establish strategies and plans that are aligned across fundraising streams and with overall goals, ensuring a positive donor experience and maximized revenue portfolios.

This is an opportunity for a result-driven fundraising generalist to re-imagine and re-invigorate the community giving portfolio. On the heels of one of Canada’s largest and most successful community hospital campaigns and the resulting growth in patient services and supports, Mackenzie Health Foundation has a goal of sustaining and growing annual revenue to meet the needs of the communities it serves.

This is an exciting time to become a part of this evolving team and help build the future for the hospitals and community programs that support a number of rapidly growing communities.


Program and Community Leadership
• Work collaboratively with senior leadership team to establish strategies and plans that are aligned across fundraising streams, and with overall goals, ensuring a positive donor experience and maximized revenue portfolios.
• Establish and lead a high-performing team, providing leadership and guidance for direct reports.
• Plan for and support the recruitment and engagement of volunteer leaders for community-based fundraising.
• Promote the creation of third-party events in the community through networking and engagement initiatives.
• Act as an Ambassador for Mackenzie Health Foundation in the community, including attending community events and activities, and speaking on behalf of the Foundation.
• Demonstrate commitment to the value of the diverse cultures of the York Region, encourage inclusive behaviour, and ensure that Mackenzie Health is represented with integrity and care.
• Develop internal relationships with Hospital and Foundation staff, promoting a culture of philanthropy.
• Model and foster a culture of excellence, innovation, and collaboration.
• Work collaboratively across departments on shared objectives, fostering innovation and teamwork.

Fundraising Strategy & Execution
• Develop, manage, and execute comprehensive business and marketing strategies for the Community Giving Portfolio.
• Lead the development of the annual plan, budget, and key performance indicators to meet annual revenue targets for Community Giving.
• Evaluate fundraising activities and develop strategies to improve revenue performance and efficiencies and make recommendations to increase revenue and community support.
• Grow and expand Community Giving through promotion and exploration of new opportunities.
• Work in partnership with Marketing and Communications to develop communications plans for the Community Giving portfolio in alignment with the Foundation’s overall communications plan.
• Collaborate internally on communications materials and assets, including website content, annual reports, newsletters, brochures and pamphlets and social media to enhance marketing.
• Work collaboratively with the Stewardship team to develop and implement a stewardship framework for volunteers, sponsors, donors, third-party groups, and/or event participants, ensuring that communication is timely, targeted, and effective.
• Effective oversight and management of Signature and Community events including logistics, partnerships with suppliers, sponsorships, participants, and volunteers.
• Effectively engage and cultivate partners of third-party events and ensure tools are in place to support revenue.
• Develop and manage processes and logistics for In Memory, and In Honor giving programs.
• Work closely with Major Gift and Stewardship teams to facilitate the growth and maintenance of the prospect pipeline.
• Plan and implement hospital physician and staff engagement and giving programs.
• Work with the finance team to prepare financial reports and analysis of donor trends.
• Effectively leverage Raiser’s Edge donor database to track, evaluate and report on fundraising activities.
• Monitor program revenues and expenses to ensure they remain within budget.


• Proven history of developing fundraising plans and strategies and meeting targets.
• Fundraising experience across multiple revenue streams including events, corporate sponsorships, and mid-level giving strategies.
• Experience leading the development and execution of community-based fundraising activities and partnerships.
• Demonstrated experience building, mentoring, coaching and fostering innovation within high-performing teams.
• Excellence in collaboration with the ability to generate innovative initiatives and solutions.
• Strong writing skills and experience tailoring messages to a variety of audiences.
• Excellent relationship-building skills and a history of building trusting relationships with donors.
• Experience working with data analytics to evaluate and guide planning for increased revenue generation activities.
• Public speaking skills and enthusiasm for representing Mackenzie Health Foundation in the community.
• Awareness of and sensitivity to the various cultures represented in the York region along with a commitment to inclusivity, diversity, equality, and accessibility.
• Team player with a demonstrated commitment to driving excellence.
• Organized, attentive to detail and effective time management skills.
• Ability to work in a fast-paced changing environment requiring flexibility and adaptability to meet deadlines and targets.
• Experience with Raiser’s Edge is considered an asset.
• Passion for healthcare philanthropy and community-based fundraising.
• Experience working in a healthcare-related environment is considered an asset.
• Availability to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends.
• Must have a valid Ontario driver’s license and a reliable insured vehicle.

• University degree or college diploma in fundraising or related field or equivalent combination of skills and experience.


KCI Search + Talent has been retained to conduct this search on behalf of the Mackenzie Health Foundation. For more information about this opportunity, please contact Mia Gardiner, Senior Consultant Search + Talent at

The deadline for candidate submissions is March 28, 2024.

Please email your resume and letter of interest to the email address above.

To view the full position brief, visit

Please note that the hiring range for this position is $102,500 – $143,000 annually, plus benefits.

Mackenzie Health Foundation is a hybrid work environment. The position encompasses York Region, and some external commitments may require regional travel.

Mackenzie Health is an inclusive and equal-opportunity employer committed to being representative of the people of York Region.

We encourage all interested applicants of diverse gender, sexual orientation, religion, racial or cultural identity, or whether they are a person living with a disability. We will provide accommodations for applicants upon request at any stage of the recruitment process.

If you require any accommodations during the recruitment process, please notify the Search Consultant.