Development Officer, Community Engagement & Business Development

The Ottawa Hospital

The Ottawa Hospital is one of Canada’s largest learning and research hospitals, with more than 1,100 beds, approximately 12,000 staff members and an annual budget of about $1.2 billion.

Our focus on learning and research helps us develop new and innovative ways to treat patients and improve care. As a multi-campus hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa, we deliver specialized care to the Eastern Ontario region, but our techniques and research discoveries are adopted around the world. We engage the community at all levels to support our vision for better patient care.

From the compassion of our people to the relentless pursuit of new discoveries, The Ottawa Hospital never stops seeking solutions to the most complex health-care challenges.

The Ottawa Hospital Foundation

The Ottawa Hospital Foundation’s (TOHF) purpose is to inspire and enable people to support the highest quality health care and world class research at The Ottawa Hospital.

At TOHF, we are proud to have what we believe to be the best, the brightest and the most dedicated employee team in the entire country! We have worked hard to create a work environment that fosters collaboration, creativity and work satisfaction for all of our employees. Consistently, we are ranked as one of the highest performing foundations in Canada.

TOHF is challenging all energetic, self-motivated and results-oriented individuals to join our exciting, dynamic and donor-centered team! We are currently searching for an experienced individual to join our team as a Development Officer, Community Engagement & Business Development.

Development Officer, Community Engagement & Business Development

Reporting to the Director, Community Engagement & Business Development, the Development Officer, is responsible for supporting revenue objectives related to business development for our two participant based events: THE RIDE and Run for a Reason. This position will be focused on the renewal, cultivation and stewardship of our event teams and individual participants for these signature events.

Key Responsibilities

  • Identify, cultivate, and solicit philanthropic support by developing and maintaining relationships with prospective event participants and teams
  • Proactively support and develop effective and innovative approaches to business development solicitation strategies to acquire new event participants and teams
  • Deliver presentations to corporate and community partners, prospects and event participants
  • Collaborate with internal (communications, donor relations etc.) to facilitate the development of presentations, promotional and recognition collateral for assigned events
  • Attend cultivation, recognition or stewardship activities as required


  • Minimum of three to five year of progressive experience working in a fundraising and/or business development role for an organization of similar scope and complexity – in the not for profit sector is an asset

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Work cooperatively with members of team; contribute to development of a team environment where team members ultimately achieve established goals
  • Use communications strategies in an effort to achieve team goals, influence and gain others' support
  • Effectively plan and organize self and/or others to achieve goals, prioritize tasks and allocate time and resources to ensure completion within set timelines and fast-paced environment
  • Identify problems, implement solutions and evaluate the outcomes
  • Make decisions involving varied levels of risk and ambiguity. Risk assessment and management (emergency planning)
  • Seek and build alliances with internal and external stakeholders to meet their needs and further TOHF's objectives
  • Experience in SharePoint, Microsoft Suites, Artez, TeamRaiser, Raiser’s Edge/database software is considered an asset

Operational Requirements

  • Access to a vehicle and valid driver’s license
  • Willingness and ability to work outside of regular business hours is required
  • Bilingualism, French and English, is a definite asset


In addition to an exceptional and collaborative work environment, The Ottawa Hospital Foundation offers an excellent benefits package and values and supports ongoing professional development opportunities.


The Ottawa Hospital Foundation offers a competitive compensation package. Remuneration will commensurate with experience and qualifications.

If you have a passion for our community’s health care system, please forward your resume and a cover letter outlining why you think you would be a suitable candidate for this position by January 5, 2018.

Job Contact Information

Human Resources

The Ottawa Hospital Foundation 737 Parkdale Avenue, 1st Floor Ottawa, ON K1Y 1J8

(Fax) 613 761-5014