Job Posting 101761

Senior Major Gifts Officer
Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Atlantic
Central / Halifax area
closes in 14 days (Sun, 7 Jul)
full time  •  60,000.00-81,000.00

Senior Major Gifts Officer


The Opportunity

RMHC Atlantic has BIG BOLD plans for the future. We are seeking a dynamic and passionate Senior Major Gifts Officer to lead our revenue development efforts that ultimately support our mission of keeping families together when they need to travel for their child’s medical treatment.

The new Senior Major Gifts Officer will develop and execute strategies for major and planned giving initiatives within the organization, including planning, implementation, and evaluation, and will work to inspire and ignite six-figure giving.

The Senior Major Gifts Officer will also work across departments and with senior volunteers as we continue to strive for optimal growth and enhanced family care through philanthropy.

The successful candidate for the position will be passionate about our programs, initiatives, and our families, and will become a knowledgeable champion for the organization and the communities we serve.

About Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC) Atlantic

Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Atlantic helps families with sick children stay together and near the medical care they need. Our programs include Ronald McDonald House in Halifax, a “home-away-from-home” for out-of-town families with sick children, and Ronald McDonald Family Rooms® in Halifax and Moncton, an oasis of calm and support inside the hospital. Each year we help more than 2,000 families from across the Maritimes through our House and Family Room programs.

RMHC Atlantic is a non-profit organization.  We depend upon charitable donations and volunteer support from many individuals, corporations and foundations to fulfill our mission. We are forever grateful for the support of our founding and forever partner McDonald’s.


Our Mission

Ronald McDonald House Charities Atlantic helps families with sick children stay together and near the medical care they need.

Core Values

  • Lead with compassion
  • Focus on the critical needs of children and their families
  • Celebrate the diversity of our people and programs
  • Operate with accountability and transparency


Our new Ronald McDonald House to better support the Maritime families that need our help-

We’re proud to support our community and families across the Maritimes each year at our current Ronald McDonald House.  Later this year, our new “home” will allow us to expand our current programs and allow supporting even more families in need.

Additional Information

Key Duties & Responsibilities

Major Gift Fundraising

  • Develop and execute strategies to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward major donors, focusing on gifts of $25,000 or more.
  • Manage a portfolio of major donor prospects, nurturing relationships and soliciting gifts through personalized cultivation plans.

Planned Giving

  • Develop and implement strategies to cultivate and solicit planned gifts from donors interested in making legacy commitments to RMHC Atlantic.
  • Identify and steward prospective planned giving donors, providing personalized support and guidance throughout the gift planning process.
  • Maintain accurate records of planned giving commitments and provide regular updates to the CEO on planned giving activity and revenue projections.

Donor Cultivation and Stewardship

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with existing major donors, ensuring their continued engagement and support.
  • Develop personalized stewardship plans to recognize donors' contributions and keep them informed about the impact of their gifts.

Prospect Research and Pipeline Management

  • Conduct prospect research to identify potential major gift donors, utilizing donor databases, wealth screening tools, and other resources.
  • Manage and track donor interactions and moves through a comprehensive moves management system.

Collaboration and Integration

  • Work collaboratively with the CEO, Development Team, and Board of Directors to align major gift fundraising efforts with organizational priorities and goals.
  • Coordinate with other fundraising initiatives, including annual giving, and special events, to maximize donor engagement and revenue generation.

Reporting and Analysis

  • Provide regular reports on major gift fundraising activities, including progress toward fundraising goals, donor engagement metrics, and revenue projections.
  • Conduct ongoing analysis to evaluate the effectiveness of major gift fundraising strategies and make data-driven recommendations for improvement.

Qualifications & Key Competencies

What you thrive on

  • Crafting innovative and creative frameworks around complex problem/solution dynamics.
  • Continually learning and growing in your field.
  • Building bridges and brokering relationships.
  • Being part of a movement rather than a team.
  • A natural bridge builder and deeply community-oriented, you thrive on crafting unique solutions for every challenge.
  • Being goal-oriented with sound judgement and integrity.
  • Being creative, social-focused thinking, resourceful, and entrepreneurial.


  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in major gift fundraising, with a proven track record of securing significant gifts from individual donors.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build rapport and establish trust with donors and stakeholders.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, with the ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously.
  • Proficiency in donor management software (DonorPerfect) and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Commitment to the mission and values of RMHC Atlantic and the families we serve.
  • Valid Drivers License is required for this role.
  • A current Criminal Record Check, vulnerable sector check, and Child Abuse Registry check are conditions of employment.
  • Capital campaign experience is an asset.
  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field, such as Non-profit Management, Fundraising, or Business Administration is an asset.
  • A current Criminal Record Check, vulnerable sector check, and Child Abuse Registry check are conditions of employment.

More Information

KCI (Ketchum Canada Inc.) has been retained to conduct this search on behalf of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Atlantic. For more information about this opportunity, please contact Helena Debnam, KCI Search + Talent at RMHCA by July 7, 2024. Candidates are encouraged to apply early as applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

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Interested candidates are invited to send a resume and letter of interest to the email address listed above. All inquiries and applications will be held in strict confidence.

The Senior Major Gifts Officer will work from 5151 Terminal Road (with occasional time spent in our program spaces, including Ronald McDonald House on Tower Road), until Fall 2024, at which time the team will be working from the new House which is currently under construction on South Street, directly across from the IWK Health Centre. Our new House will enable us to expand our impact by providing a home for an additional 600 children and their families.

RMHC Atlantic is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity, equity, inclusion, access and belonging. We encourage applications from persons with diverse abilities, racially visible persons, persons from the 2SLGBTQ+ community, and all candidates who contribute to the diversity of our community. RMHC Atlantic is committed to providing accommodations to help you perform to the best of your ability. In an effort to honour diversity, equity and inclusion, we invite all applicants to self-identify.

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