the princess margaret cancer foundation

director of major gifts


Position Overview

Organization: The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation

Title: Director of Major Gifts

Reports to: Vice President Major Gifts

Location: 700 University Avenue, Toronto

Do you want to make a difference?

As part of our incredible team of talented people, you’ll experience a sense of purpose that you won’t get anywhere else. You will be making a difference for literally millions of people.

Do you want to help Conquer Cancer in Your Lifetime? Do you want to significantly grow new revenue for Canada’s leading Cancer Centre and have a direct impact on saving lives? Do you have a proven track record closing $Million+ gifts?

To work for us in this high-profile position, you must be able to develop strategies to inspire individuals, who may never have been to Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, and show them that their gift can have the greatest impact with our researchers and clinicians. You must have the passion to make that happen, because our patients, researchers, doctors and nurses are depending on it. We are making a difference, and we only want people on our high-performing major gifts team who have the same goal. We are not looking for mediocre or even good—you need to be great, because lives are at stake and millions of people—people at our cancer centre, across Canada, and around the world—will be relying on your talent and passion. And we will accept nothing less, because we have made important promises and we intend to keep them.

You will participate in the design and execution of a pipeline for a $Billion+ campaign that will be unprecedented in Canadian healthcare history—a campaign that will capture the imagination, hearts and interest of all Canadians and beyond. We already have the foundation in place for this; now we need an experienced major gifts fundraiser to partner with us to bring it to fruition.

You are skilled at forming meaningful, lasting relationships, and take pride in owning accountability and achieving goals, challenging yourself with stretch revenue targets, and then exceeding them. You firmly believe that achieving your goals is critical, and how you achieve them, through strong partnerships, authenticity, and integrity, is of equal importance.

You are prepared to work harder than you have ever worked in your professional career to power the best cancer science and clinical support in the world. You are keenly aware that, for peak performance, you must spend 80% of your time out of the office conducting business in order to drive results.

You are at ease with diverse operational styles, and you excel at developing and leveraging strong, profitable relationships with Board members, committee members, local, national and global partners, donors, and volunteers. You enjoy working with senior volunteers, and encouraging creativity and tenacity as you work with a broad spectrum of donors across their philanthropic life-cycle.

But we're not just invested in curing cancer in our lifetime; we're also invested in our people. We know that our overall success is a combined effort, and therefore we provide opportunities for our employees to learn, grow and thrive. Organized extracurricular activities and social outings bring our team even closer together, making our work environment inviting and inspiring. Our mission is to have employees find a job they love. We are disrupting an industry by creating an environment and a community where you’ll be happy. Who says building a career can't be fun!?

This is an opportunity to expand the global network of impact of The Princess Margaret. A chance to become a key member of the leading cancer foundation in the world; to help expand the PMCF brand, donor base, corporate sponsorships, and partnerships in pursuit of our vision, which will be your vision: To Conquer Cancer in Our Lifetime.

If you want to make a difference, and if this sounds like you, then please read the entire position profile.