Development Coordinator (Full-time Permanent)

Posted on September 20, 2022. Primary Region: Kenora, ON

Job Type

Full-time Permanent


1.00 FTE


Lake of the Woods District Hospital Foundation


$55,000.00 - $65,000.00 annually

Based on previous experience

Closing Date

Friday, September 30, 2022

At no other time in history has health care mattered more to Canadians. Lake of the Woods District Hospital is an acute care hospital, providing high-quality patient-centered care to residents of the City of Kenora, surrounding communities and a large seasonal population.

Lake of the Woods District Hospital Foundation (LWDHF) raises funds to invest in the programs, technologies and equipment that make our Hospital’s superior patient care a reality. This spirit of innovation is powered by the Foundation’s donors and volunteers, who share our vision for better healthcare and who recognize that investment is always needed for the next innovation as much as the last one. With a strong focus on performance and best practice, and guided by a skilled Board, LWDHF offers a positive, collaborative team environment and opportunities for professional development.

The Opportunity:

Currently, the Foundation is seeking an experienced professional to help engage our community in new ways, raise funds and articulate the many reasons why LWDHF is a worthy place of philanthropic support. The Development Coordinator is an integral member of the Development Team, building relationships and managing a portfolio of donors and prospects, and providing professional volunteer management for fundraising volunteers. The Development Coordinator is primarily responsible for generating fundraising revenue, identifying potential sources of corporate sponsorship and driving acquisition of mid-level gifts in the $1,000 - $9,999 range.

Key Responsibilities:

Fundraising & Events

  • Manage a portfolio of mid-level donors and corporate sponsors
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to develop and define well-integrated and innovative strategies for giving initiatives, event-based fundraising, recognition and stewardship
  • Support the Executive Director in securing meetings (in- person & virtual), preparing meeting notes, targeted proposal writing and gift processing
  • Coordinate fundraising event logistics as a way to create unique supporter experiences that build interest, engagement and support for LWDH’s transformational healthcare projects
  • Steward special event attendees to qualify for potential upgrade to Major Gifts
  • Manage volunteers to cultivate and solicit donors as part of the broader development strategy and provide additional outreach to support volunteer fundraising activity
  • Provide fundraising support to special event Committee Members to assist their fundraising efforts and work with members to identify new potential prospects


  • When required, assist in implementing specific fundraising campaigns, including marketing, events, messaging and personal contact
  • Compose materials that speak to the impact of philanthropy at the hospital with the support of Hospital’s Brand Management Lead

Planning & Reporting

  • Assist in developing and maintaining the Major Gifts Pipeline with an emphasis on action reporting and timely and accurate moves management practices
  • Participate in monthly reviews with the Executive Director to evaluate fundraising achievements, monitor fundraising productivity and identify issues that require additional support to advance fundraising success and/or areas where course correction is required
  • Update Raiser’s Edge (R/E) in a timely fashion to reflect all fundraising activity including Call Report outcomes, actions, notes, intelligence, and relationships connections and create new Raiser’s Edge proposals as required
  • Monitor and proactively follow up on R/E Open Actions Report items
  • Manage pipeline and forecast, updating proposal details whenever new intelligence is obtained

What You Bring:

  • Post-secondary degree, supported by an equivalent combination of education and demonstrated work experience
  • Previous experience in a non-for-profit organization preferably with a development focus
  • Strong project management ability with proven track record in managing complex logistics
  • Strong initiative and customer service orientation
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proven ability to manage multi-phase projects from inception to completion, including the ability to build consensus among team members and balance multiple concurrent priorities

What We Offer:

  • Competitive compensation package that includes a group benefits plan
  • Small, dynamic team-oriented environment with professional development opportunities
  • Active engagement in community involvement

Please apply through the online application process via

We thank all applicants for their interest but advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Please prepare your application in accordance with the qualifications posted in the job advertisement. Applications will be screened based on the posted qualifications.

LWDH is committed to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion and belongingness in our operations, throughout our workplace, and seeks to employ individuals who are committed to and value these principles.

We believe in and promote the rights of all persons with disabilities as outlined in the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA 2005) and its related Accessibility Standards Regulations. To meet this responsibility, LWDH will make appropriate accommodations, including alternative formats available. Please inform Human Resources of any accommodation(s) at any point throughout the recruitment and selection process to ensure your equal participation.

LWDH values the importance of creating a workplace that reflects the population it serves and promotes the representation of the Employment Equity groups as outlined by the Employment Equity Act (1993). Applicants are encouraged to self-declare at the time of application.

For more information or to request an accommodation please contact the Human Resources Department at 807-468-9861 ext. 2393


21 Sylvan Street
Kenora, ON

Job type: Full-time

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