Manager, Capital Campaign

Management Whitby, Ontario Temporary, Full-Time ReqID: 20288


Position at Victorian Order of Nurses for Canada

FTE Status:  Temporary, Full-Time (up to12 months)

Number of Vacancies Required: 1

Program/Department: VON Community Corporation and Durham Hospice Board of Directors

Organization Overview:

This project is a collaborative partnership between Durham Hospice Clarington (building a 5 bed residential hospice) and VON Community Corporation/VON Ontario (building a 10 bed residential hospice). This contract will reside with the Durham Hospice Clarington group. It is intended that these 2 residential hospices will serve citizens in the Durham Region. The Capital Campaign is to raise a total of $15M for both the VON Durham Whitby Hospice and the Durham Hospice in Clarington.

Job Summary:

Based in Whitby Ontario, Reporting to a to the Durham Hospice Clarington Board, and VON Durham Community Corporation /VON Ontario Steering Committee, the Manager is responsible for executing a Joint Capital Campaign in support of two Residential Hospices in the Whitby and Clarington locales within Durham Region. The Manager is responsible for working with our governance and Campaign Cabinet volunteer teams to implement our capital campaign including continued generation of philanthropic support from individuals, corporations and foundations at the annual, major gifts and planned giving levels.


  • Participate in the tactical implementation of a multi-year $15M Joint Capital Campaign;
  • Participate and take leadership responsibility for managing the comprehensive campaign plan;
  • Assist with establishing and manage capital campaign operating budget;
  • Build upon existing donor pools and maintain a diverse portfolio of donors at the major gift level and develop a monitoring and tracking system;
  • Identify and qualify prospects, create ongoing plans for the cultivation and solicitation of prospects and ensure recognition and stewardship of donors;
  • Develop customized major gifts proposals and personalized gift agreements;
  • Build and manage Direct Mail and Online Giving Campaigns Assist with the establishment of policies and procedures for gift processing and receipting;
  • Support Campaign Cabinets and the Boards of VON Durham Hospice and Durham Hospice – Clarington, ensuring appropriate communications to keep senior volunteers up-to-date on campaign progress;
  • Support a volunteer team to assist with identifying prospects and with solicitation activities;
  • Develop clear roles and responsibilities for volunteers, Use data management system to ensure the accurate and timely recording and reporting of data, Collaborate with the Boards and their staff/consultants to advance community outreach initiatives and provide guidance for key fundraising events.


  • Post-secondary degree in relevant field of study required, Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation preferred
  • Minimum five (5) years fundraising management experience is essential
  • Proven experience of managing a capital campaign
  • Proven track record in managing a capital fund raise in a similar size campaign
  • Experience in planning and executing significant fund development programs and campaigns in collaboration with volunteers
  • Credible expertise in the full spectrum of fund development with demonstrated experience working with senior level volunteers
  • Proven track record of attracting, retaining and deepening the engagement of donors
  • Experience working in an organization with a national/local dynamic
  • Experience working in the health and/or community support services sector an asset
  • Must be fully conversant with CRA requirements as they apply to registered charities
  • Experience in managing and overseeing budgets
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills including the ability to relate effectively with people at all levels (internal and external)
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong work ethic, professional and personal integrity
  • Literate in computer programs including the Microsoft Office Suite, Raiser's Edge, and Adobe
  • A current and original copy of a satisfactory Criminal Records check is required upon the start of your employment
  • A Vulnerable Sector Search Check may be required
  • Must be willing and able to travel throughout the site/region and familiarity with Durham Region will be considered an asset

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities: Fast-paced Environment; Attention to Detail; Lift and carry using appropriate lifting techniques; Bend, push, pull, grip, reach, kneel, crouch using good body mechanics; Walk, sit, stand, climb stairs; Fine hand movements.

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Other Relevant Information:

Approximately 1 one year term (consulting contract) with potential for extension

Interested applicants are requested to provide a current and comprehensive CV and a cover letter explaining how their experience and interest in residential hospice positions them for success in this role.