The Goldie Company

Norfolk General Hospital Foundation - Foundation Director


Norfolk General Hospital (NGH) is a dynamic and forward-thinking full-service hospital in the heart of southwestern Ontario. NGH’s catchment area is large. As one of the largest counties in the province, Norfolk's 62,000 residents are spread out across a number of communities. Comfortable, safe and affordable, Norfolk is a great place to raise a family!

NGH is a great rural hospital, large enough to have advanced technology yet small enough to offer patients, staff and volunteers a sense of community. We record approximately 28,000 emergency visits, 60,000 outpatient visits a year with approximately 4,000 patients admitted each year. NGH also operates an on-site long-term care facility.

The Opportunity

The Hospital Foundation is looking for a fundraising professional to lead the foundation through its next stage of development. Reporting to the hospital CEO, the Foundation Director’s responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Collaborate closely with all Board members, staff and volunteers to ensure a coordinated, donor focused approach to gift opportunities
  • Lead the planning, cultivation, solicitation and recognition of fund-raising appeals including special events, annual, major, corporate and planned gifts
  • Manage a Capital Campaign including sub-committees and volunteers
  • Participate with the Board of Directors in achievement of the foundation’s vision and strategic plan, directing and overseeing short and long term goals
  • Advance and sustain the foundation’s brand in all community initiatives and represent the foundation as a community leader
  • Support collaborative efforts between NGF Foundation, NGF staff and administration, and Norfolk General Hospital Volunteer Association
  • Establishes, develops and maintains communication and appropriate relationships with key stakeholders
  • Develops and maintains strategies to support strong and positive donor relations, including recognition, donor appreciation and stewardship
  • Ensures the day to day operations of the Foundation are compliant with current legislation and agreements governing charitable donations
  • Identifies, cultivates and recruits key volunteer leadership candidates for the Foundation Board

 Required Knowledge & Skills

  • Strong leadership and change management skills
  • Outstanding relationship building skills
  • Proven human and volunteer engagement skills including the ability to coach and mentor others to build capacity
  • A minimum of five years experience in successful fund development with a solid understanding of all fund development vehicles and a proven record of high performance in major gift closing
  • Experience with at least one successful capital campaign that met or exceeded goal
  • Familiarity with key supporters of the organization
  • Familiarity with philanthropy in rural and smaller centres
  • CFRE (beneficial but not essential)

If you are interested in this position, please contact The Goldie Company at by May 31, 2017.