Hospitals of Regina Foundation

Manager, Annual Giving & Donor Stewardship 

Job Summary: 

Reporting to the Director, Development (Annual Giving) and serving as an important member of  the Development team, the Manager, Annual Giving & Donor Stewardship is responsible for the  Foundation’s multi-faceted annual giving and stewardship programs. 

Working in collaboration with the Director, the Manager will provide strategic program design and  will work to maximize annual philanthropic revenue, ensuring long-term financial support for  Regina’s hospitals. The Manager will also ensure the success of direct reports, the Donor  Stewardship Officer and the Development Officer, Gift Entry & Receipts.  

A pro-active, strategic, goal-oriented fundraising professional, the Manager, Annual Giving &  Stewardship will play a key role in the strategic growth plan of Hospitals of Regina Foundation.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities: 


Oversee, manage and grow the existing direct mail and email programs, including writing direct  response letters and other communications, liaising with suppliers, managing timelines, and  working collaboratively with colleagues to identify relevant and impactful patient stories. 

Implement and enhance the plan to grow the monthly donor giving program Oversee the online employer matching gift system 

Project manage the annual tele-fundraising initiative with external suppliers Collaborate effectively with development colleagues in planned and major giving to ensure an  integrated approach to fundraising and donor stewardship 

Research, develop and implement a hospital staff giving program. 

Other duties as assigned 

Program Growth and Development 

Actively participate in annual business planning and budgeting 

Identify opportunities and lead activities related to the growth of the Foundation’s Annual  Giving Program, including but not limited to direct response mail and email programs. 

Create queries, exports and reports in Raiser’s Edge in order to analyze and track data to  evaluate program effectiveness and recommend annual program planning. 

Create and manage donor segments and lists in Raiser’s Edge

Program Expertise and Team Leadership 

Learn from colleagues and professional development opportunities in order to be an  ambassador for best practices in charitable fundraising. 

Stay abreast of philanthropic developments, trends and industry challenges that may assist or  impact the annual giving program. 

Ensure the success of direct reports: 

Oversee the quality and timeliness of donor stewardship by providing effective  management and mentoring to the Donor Stewardship Officer

Oversee the accuracy and timeliness of gift entry and receipting by providing effective  management and mentoring to the Development Officer, Gift Entry & Receipting

Key Skills and Competencies:

A strong understanding of the nuances of direct response programs 

Excellent writing and communications skills 

Demonstrated ability in designing and implementing new revenue streams

A track record of excellent donor stewardship 

Interest in, and significant experience with, data analytics and data base management 

Good organizational skills and attention to detail 

Strong project management skills; able to manage multiple projects simultaneously

Ability to meet tight deadlines and adherence to process and protocols 

High level of personal and professional integrity and commitment to ethical behaviour

Demonstrated ability to work well as a member of a team 

Self-starter who takes initiative and always follows through on a commitment

Commitment to the team and the Foundation’s mission and objectives 

Education and Experience

Minimum four to five years relevant experience in the charity sector 

Previous experience managing staff 

University degree or college diploma 

High proficiency with Microsoft Office required 

Strong knowledge of Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge 7 or NXT 

Member in good standing with Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)

Occupational Needs
The Manager, Annual Giving & Donor Relations works 37.5 hours per week, and will be located at  the Foundation’s downtown office, but may in the future be relocated to another Foundation office,  at the discretion of the President & CEO. Occasional work outside of regular office hours will be  required during periods of peak activity and at special events, including evenings and weekends.  Work may require occasional travel within Regina and/or southern Saskatchewan.

Salary Range:

$60,000 - $80,000. Hospitals of Regina Foundation may offer a salary  outside the range, depending on skills and experience.

To apply for this position, we ask that all candidates directly send cover letter and resume  in confidence to: 

Kathleen Specht at