Coordinator, Donor Relations

University Health Network - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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Do you want to be on a dynamic team that will Conquer Cancer In Our Lifetime?

We are seeking a passionate, collaborative, detail-oriented individual to help support our Donor Relations Department.

The Coordinator, Donor Relations will be responsible for supporting the Foundation’s fundraising goals and promoting its mission and impact to donors by providing support to the donor relations program.

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Donor Relations, the Coordinator works closely with all Foundation departments including Philanthropy (Major Giving, Estate Giving, and Leadership Giving), Special Events, and Finance. The Coordinator collaborates with these departments to support projects including donor recognition proposal packages, manage donor recognition tracking systems and processes, and design and evaluate the effectiveness of donor relations programs that foster life-long relationships between donors and the Foundation.

This is not just about the role itself, but is equally about the opportunity for impact. This role presents a unique opportunity to join one of the top fundraising teams in Canada as we advance on our vision (which will be your vision): To Conquer Cancer in Our Lifetime.

About The Organization – The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation

The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation (The PMCF) is one of the world’s leading cancer charities. Our vision is to Conquer Cancer In Our Lifetime. The PMCF raises funds for Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world, to deliver future care now. For more than a decade, The PMCF has been on an aggressive growth trajectory. In 2019, we raised $109 million—and we are on track to raise even more in 2020.

Setting daring and audacious goals is a mindset that is driven by PMCF’s culture and passion to perform. We have pioneered many successful fundraising programs, including our world-leading Princess Margaret Home Lottery, and some of the world’s largest cancer fundraising events, including:

Rexall OneWalk to Conquer Cancer
Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer
Scotiabank Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer

The PMCF has a strong track record of securing and stewarding major and estate gifts. We engage our supporters through annual campaigns, leadership and tribute giving, and more than 100 community events and ethnocultural programs.

Through our diverse and complementary portfolio of fundraising events, we attract over 300,000 gifts, 250,000 unique lottery purchasers, and 15,000 event participants and volunteers each year. And we engage with hundreds of corporate partners and their employees.

The PMCF has a distinguished board that engages in fundraising, and provides governance and support through a number of very active committees. Princess Margaret is a proud member of University Health Network, Canada’s largest research hospital network, which also includes Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto Rehab Institute and The Michener Institute for Education. The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation is relentless in its pursuit to fulfill its vision to Conquer Cancer In Our Lifetime.

The PMCF is pursuing a bold and ambitious agenda. If you have a passion for our cause, are a team player with a can-do attitude, have the right skills, and you would like to be part of the team that’s making the impossible possible—we would like to hear from you.

About The Role

The Coordinator, Donor Relations role is a full-time contract position, reporting to the Senior Manager, Donor Relations. The role will support the production and project management needs of the Donor Relations department, which includes providing administrative support for donor recognition systems and procedures to fulfill donor recognition requirements and ensure all donors receive meaningful recognition in an appropriate manner.

The successful candidate will be an adaptable team player who is organized with incredible attention to detail, is self-motivated and enthusiastic.


Works with the Senior Manager, Donor Relations to help deliver high quality projects on time and on budget
Assists with review and implementation of regular updates for existing (and future) donor walls in the Cancer Centre locations
Manages donor acknowledgements
Manages print and production orders
Maintains donor recognition filing systems
Provides administrative support for donor recognition systems which includes, but is not limited to Raiser’s Edge data entry/coding and tracking practices
Assist with the Digital Asset Management system for donor recognition listings and stories
Works with internal “clients” and/or external vendors on design/renderings and installation of donor wall updates, signage and other physical recognition
Assists with the design donor recognition proposal packages


Post-secondary degree or diploma or community college diploma completed, fundraising education preferred
2+ years’ experience in a Fundraising environment
Strong PC skills (MS Office: Excel, work, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
Experience working with Raiser’s Edge database
Strong organizational and administrative skills; highly detail oriented
Must be able to prioritize work for multiple projects at the same time and maintain a high level of quality and productivity
Highly adaptable; willingness and eagerness to “jump in” and help where required
Proactive in nature; a self-starter who sees opportunity and will react to improve a situation or process
Ability to deal with clients in a professional and courteous manner, and to develop and leverage professional working relationships
Basic graphic design skills an asset

Work Environment

Regular daily hours of work with some evening and weekends
Work will take place primarily at our offices at 700 University Avenue, Toronto

POSTED DATE: January 13, 2020 CLOSING DATE: until filled

For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.

University Health Network thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.