Development Coordinator

St. Thomas, ON

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Foundation

Development Coordinator

Full Time Permanent, Non-Union

Salary: $40,499.50 - $54,000.00



Ensuring access to essential, life-saving care and equipment and excellence in patient care. That’s what empowers the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) Foundation team every day. Together, we support our Hospital through fundraising and help provide the heartfelt healthcare our incredible, tight-knit community deserves.

STEGH Foundation was established 1986. Since this time, over $46 million has been invested into St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH). STEGH Foundation mobilizes, connects and stewards the community’s philanthropic investments by raising awareness, and supports health care excellence and state-of-the-art equipment, staff education and capital infrastructure technology focused on patient-centered care at STEGH.

To meet the needs of health care delivery today and into the future, STEGH Foundation continues to strategically plan to ensure our hospital’s healthcare teams have the equipment, facilities and resources necessary to respond to the needs of patients and their families so they can receive care close to home.

STEGH Foundation is currently in the early stages of the Transforming Tomorrow (Diagnostic Imaging Campaign), which is an $8 million fundraising campaign to support the purchase and installation of a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine and the enhancement and expansion of the entire Diagnostic Imaging (DI) Suite, making upgrades to the CT, nuclear medicine, x-ray and ultrasound facilities.

Mission, Vision and Values

Mission – To partner with the community to support OUR Hospital in the delivery of an excellent patient care experience                  

Vision – To inspire a lifetime of philanthropic support for our Hospital

Values – Integrity, Leadership, Community and Results



As a key member of the STEGH Foundation, the Development Assistant will serve a vital role in the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors and prospects by providing administrative and organizational support to the Development team.  This includes supporting the Director of Development and the Annual Giving & Community Engagement Officer.



  • Provides support in the execution of the Development Annual Business Plan.
  • Creates and distributes Key Performance Indicator reports on a regular basis.
  • Assists with the development and analysis of the Development budget as needed.
  • Proactively takes initiative in developing new analytical tools/reports to inform strategy.
  • Supports the Director of Development and the Annual Giving & Community Engagement Officer as required.
  • Provides responsive and timely administrative and organizational support for the activities of the Development team including:
    • Collaborating with Marketing and Communications Specialist to ensure the appropriate development and updating of necessary fundraising content, including but not limited to, cases for support, proposals, stewardship reports etc.
    • Assisting team with materials and content for the ongoing solicitation, cultivation and stewardship of donors, including producing donor preparation packages as requested.
    • Coordinating and managing team expense reports.
    • Coordinating team and campaign meetings as required, including the creation and distribution of agendas and preparatory reports.
    • Responsible for but not limited to data entry, generating reports, note taking and conducting research.
    • Organizing internal and external meetings with high profile volunteers, donors and senior hospital leaders for the Director of Development and Annual Giving & Community Engagement Officer on a regular basis.
    • Managing and coordinating schedules of the team on an ongoing basis.
    • Arranging professional development registration and logistics.
    • Coordinating all logistics of the Gifts of Gratitude Program including, but not limited to, internal meetings, hospital staff/clinician training and regular campaign meetings with engaged hospital “champions.”
  • Collaborates with the team to enhance and maintain data integrity.
  • Attends and supports fundraising, cultivation and recognition events as needed.
  • Demonstrating ability to exercise discretion and good judgement, and respect the confidentiality of sensitive information.



  • Successful completion of post-secondary degree or diploma and/or equivalent related work experience.
  • Minimum 3-5 years of administrative support experience.
  • Strong database experience - Raiser’s Edge experience considered an asset.
  • Excellent computer skills - including proficiency and expertise in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Superior organizational skills, attention to detail and strong ability to multi-task.
  • Demonstrated success in managing multiple deadlines and flexibility in taking on projects as assigned. 
  • Professional, confident, positive and self-motivated work style.
  • Able to successfully work in a collaborative, team-oriented organization.
  • Great interpersonal skills, including the ability to use tact and diplomacy.
  • Able to maintain discretion as relates to donor requests and gift information.
  • Able to work independently and effectively on a variety of priority projects with competing deadlines with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Able to interact effectively with all levels of the organization at STEGH Foundation and STEGH, members of the public and maintain confidentiality.
  • Availability to work flexible hours as needed.

The above statements are not intended to encompass all functions and qualifications of the position. Rather, they are intended to provide a general framework of the requirements of the position. Employees may be required to perform other functions not specifically addressed in this job description.



The Development Coordinator works 37.5 hours per week in a hospital office environment. Occasional work outside of regular office hours will be required during periods of peak activity and at special events. Work will require travel within Elgin County and London area.

The Foundation has a generous benefits package for the successful candidate that includes professional development, a strong health and dental plan, HOOPP Pension Plan and opportunities for growth.


St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Foundation is committed to a barrier-free respectful, accessible and inclusive work place. Upon individual request, the Foundation will endeavour to remove any barrier to the hiring process to accommodate those candidates with disabilities. Please inform us should accommodation be required at any point in the recruitment and selection process.

We thank all applicants who apply for this position, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. In accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, personal information will only be used for candidate selection.


St.Thomas Elgin General Hospital Foundation

St.Thomas Elgin General Hospital Foundation


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