The Health Foundation of East Central Saskatchewan Inc

Job Profile


POSITION TITLE:                 Major Gift Officer

REPORTING TO:                  Executive Director

SALARY RANGE:                 $61,500 to $80,000


Job summary


The Health Foundation (THF) is committed to improving patients’ lives by raising funds for the advancement of health care in our region. For 25 years the Foundation has raised funds to build new facilities and purchase medical equipment to allow for enhanced and expanded healthcare services in east central Saskatchewan. The lives of thousands of people are made better each year, thanks to our efforts and the community’s generosity.


Reporting to the Executive Director the Major Gift Officer is responsible for managing and developing donors and prospects to secure major gifts in support of the Foundation’s mission. Goal oriented, interested in building a career in major gift fundraising and committed to success, the candidate possesses great relationship building skills.




  • THF anticipates a capital campaign for a new regional hospital. A feasibility study and other preliminary work in advance of the capital campaign will  take place in 2024. The major gifts officer will be involved in all aspects of this preliminary work and the capital campaign
  • Personally manage a portfolio of approximately 150 major gift donors and prospects for personal, face-to-face cultivation, solicitation and stewardship
  • In collaboration with the Executive Director formulate plans for the successful cultivation and solicitation of major gift prospects and ensure personalized recognition and stewardship of donors
  • Achieve ambitious major gift activity levels and fundraising goals
  • Develop customized, compelling major gifts proposals and stewardship impact reports
  • Actively engage and steward all donors in the portfolio through regular, thoughtful and strategic stewardship moves
  • Support fellow fundraising staff, participate in professional development and foster an environment of continuous learning and improvement 






  • ·      Strong relationship building skills
  • ·      Confidence and aptitude for verbal communication, including passionately communicating about the organization’s mission
  • ·      Exceptional communications skills; a tactful and diplomatic communicator and strong writer
  • ·      High level of personal and professional integrity and commitment to ethical behaviour
  • ·      Self-starter who takes initiative and always follows through on a commitment
  • ·      Ability and interest in working in a high-performing, highly professional environment
  • ·      Goal oriented, with a strong commitment to success
  • ·      Demonstrated ability to work well as a member of a team
  • ·      An organized individual with strong analytical skills, attention to detail, creativity and excellent time management abilities
  • ·      Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines





  •    University degree or post-secondary diploma
  •      One or more years of experience working in non-profit sector, preferably major gift fundraising or related experience
  • ·        Proficiency with using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  •              Familiarity with database management highly desirable, though not required



occupational needs


The Major Gift Officer is a fulltime position; with a flexible work schedule expected. Meetings outside the office with donors and potential donors will be required, and participation at special events. Work will require travel within east central Saskatchewan.


The Foundation has a generous benefits package for the successful candidate that includes professional development, a strong health and dental plan, and a pension plan.


Location:  Yorkton, Saskatchewan


To apply for this position please send cover letter and resume to:

Ross Fisher, Executive Director