Manager Development

Since its foundation in 1970, Portage has helped thousands of people regain control of their lives through specialized addiction rehabilitation programs for adolescents, adults, pregnant women and mothers with young children, substance abusers with mental health problem

Portage’s treatment approach is based on the therapeutic community in its many centers in the Atlantic,

Québec and Ontario.


The Manager, Development – Portage Ontario will be a member of the Portage team reporting to the Director of Development – Portage Ontario. S/he will work closely with the other Manager, Development. In addition, s/he will liaise regularly with colleagues in Montreal and the staff at the Portage treatment Centre in Elora.

This position works out of the Portage treatment Centre in Elora. Some limited travel to the Toronto office may occur. Frequent travel to meetings in/ around the Centre Wellington, Kitchener, Waterloo, London areas is necessary.

A key requirement to note is that the Manager is expected to bring professional judgment and focused energy, to building a culture of philanthropy where giving becomes a by-product of a compelling mission and a commitment to relationship building and growth.

 Out of all above arise the following:

  • Working in consultation with the Director of Development, establish community fundraising goals, metrics and priorities.
  • In collaboration with staff, volunteers and donors execute community fundraising events & activities.
  • Work with Communications to support community fundraising and special events’ needs.
  • Develop and manage a portfolio of corporate donors/ prospects, small/ medium business donors/ prospects and community groups through identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.
  • Work with internal stakeholders to evaluate existing fundraising activities and develop strategies and plans that lead to growth and efficiencies.
  • In collaboration with the Director of Development, define and execute donor stewardship plans.
  • Monitor performance of programs according to defined goals and metrics.
  • Ensure full compliance with all policies, best practices and standards of AFP as it relates to professional fundraising and relationship management.
  • Foster a culture of sincere appreciation for community development, engagement and volunteerism.
  • Create, develop and sustain development activities to ensure life-long community engagement and support.
  • Successfully integrate a donor centred fundraising approach throughout Portage Ontario.

 We are looking for :

  • A University degree preferably in fundraising or business.
  • 7+ years of experience leading successful development of community and events based fundraising.
  • Demonstrated experience and commitment to excellence in customer service while supporting internal/ external stakeholders, volunteers and donors.
  • Strong communication skills (written and oral) and interpersonal skills. This person would represent Portage Ontario to various external stakeholders and be required to make presentations.
  • Experience working with volunteers would be considered a strong asset.
  • Results driven work ethic coupled with analytic and project management skills.
  • High proficiency in all Microsoft Office Suite programs.
  • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge/ Donor Perfect would be beneficial.
  • A current driver’s license and use of a car is required.
  • Due to the nature of the working conditions of this role, a satisfactory vulnerable sector record check is mandatory for this position. While a job offer will be made to the most suitable candidate after a satisfactory criminal record check, it shall remain conditional, for up to four months, until receipt of a satisfactory vulnerable sector check from the candidate.

Position: full-time, 35 h per week

Schedule: day shift, Monday to Friday

Salary: according to the salary grid

Please direct your letter of interest along with your resume to saddy@portage.ca. Resumes will be reviewed as they are received until a suitable candidate is selected. No resumes will be accepted after January, 18, 2019.

Special Events Coordinator

18 month contract, 37.5 hours/week

St. Mary’s General Hospital

Located in the heart of Kitchener, St. Mary’s is the second-largest acute care hospital in the St. Joseph’s Health System and a Regional Cardiac Care Centre. It proudly serves the residents of Waterloo, Wellington County, and extends its reach to Dufferin, Grey-Bruce and beyond.

Its nearly 2,000 staff, physicians and volunteers provide excellent, compassionate care to hundreds of thousands of patients and families every year in its core areas of clinical focus: Cardiac Care (Regional Cardiac Centre), Respiratory Care (Level 1 Thoracic Surgery Centre), Outpatient (Day) Surgery, General Medicine, 24/7 Emergency Care.

The Foundation

While the Foundation was formally incorporated in 1986 to act as the official fundraising arm of the hospital, St. Mary’s has counted on the generosity of its community since 1924.  Its goal is to tell the stories that make the hospital great and to ask the community to invest in St. Mary’s mission of healing and hope.

The Foundation has a strong team and is looking for one more key person to fill the role of Special Events Coordinator.

The Position

Reporting to the Special Events & Sponsorship Manager, the Special Events Coordinator will be responsible for assisting in the creation, development, promotion and implementation of St. Mary’s General Hospital Foundation’s signature events.  The Special Events Coordinator will also oversee the cultivation, support and stewardship of third party events; helping  event organizers maximize their fundraising potential while providing a positive interaction and experience with St. Mary’s General Hospital Foundation.

The Special Events Coordinator will also support and execute other duties as assigned.

Skills, Experience & Knowledge

  • Minimum two (2) years’ experience in event coordination, fundraising and volunteer management
  • Ability to work proactively, managing competing priorities
  • Exceptional interpersonal and team skills
  • Capable of managing teams of volunteers providing leadership and guidance
  • Advanced computer skills including Microsoft word, excel, publisher, and outlook are required.
  • Familiarity with Raisers Edge and Adobe Creative Suite is an asset
  • Proficient in the use of Social Media platforms –Hootsuite, Facebook, Instagram & Twitter
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle required
  • Available to work weekend and evening hours, as required


  • College diploma/University degree related to Special Events such as Communications, Marketing, Public Relations and Sports Management
  • Past Experience in fundraising or not-for-profit environment in desirable.

Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resume and letter of interest in one document/attachment online or via email no later than February 1, 2019

 We thank all applicants for applying, however, only qualified candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

St. Mary’s General Hospital Foundation

911 Queen’s Boulevard

Kitchener, On, N2M 1B2