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Philanthropic development advisor

Do you dream of playing an important role in the influence and development of a foundation recognized for its humanist cause? Are you enthusiastic about contributing to the growth of our financing and fundraising programs, developing a high-potential network, and working closely with a dedicated multidisciplinary team?


The Vaudreuil-Soulanges Palliative Care Center provides free palliative care to terminally ill people of all ages in order to promote an end of life with dignity and serenity. Each of the 12 individual rooms enjoys a view of the gardens and can accommodate more than 200 beneficiaries per year. Since its opening, more than 2,100 patients have experienced the end of their life there. The care provided seeks to relieve their suffering, without hastening or delaying death, in order to help them maintain the best possible quality of life. Health professionals, support staff and a team of volunteers have the mission of offering them, as well as their loved ones, the support they need.

Schedule Type

35 hours / week


  • Develop and maintain a network of high-level contacts;

  • Seek and confirm new partnerships by targeting different opportunities with external business partners;

  • Update and create solicitation tools: requests, presentations, visuals, plans, recognition table, etc. ;

  • Contribute, in collaboration with the Communications Advisor, to the implementation of digital donation initiatives to increase the conversion of one-time donors into monthly donors & contribute to the writing of various content to solicit or retain the donor;

  •  Prepare memorandums of understanding and recognition and ensure their follow-up and application;

  • Identify the needs of partners in terms of recognition and communications in order to negotiate agreements that will allow mutually beneficial outreach;

  • Participate in the development of tools and performance indicators to monitor the progress of efforts;

  • Participate in the holding of events likely to generate lasting business relationships (eg Chamber of Commerce);

  • Support fundraising committees, canvassers and volunteers in the context of an annual campaign, in collaboration with other team members;

  • Stay abreast of best practices and trends in the philanthropic world to provide expertise in this area to the team;

  • Contribute to the creation of presentations for corporate partners;

  • Update the recognition and visibility plan for major donors, in collaboration with other team members;

  • Develop and maintain a relationship of trust with major donors and strategic donors by conducting meetings and courtesy calls;

  • Seek new potential avenues of funding, in order to diversify the Foundation's sources of revenue;

  • Support and communicate the vision and mission of the House;

  • Carry out a strategic watch of the best practices of Foundations and Hospices;

  • Produce weekly, monthly and annual donation reports to have an overall picture of the financial situation.


  • Excellent relational skills and developed political sense;

  • Mobilizing leadership;

  • High level of autonomy and initiative;

  • Ability to remain flexible, agile and in control under pressure;

  • Great autonomy, professionalism, rigor and sense of ethics.


  • University degree in business administration, marketing, philanthropic development, communication or experience deemed equivalent;

  • 3 to 5 years of significant experience (fundraising, project management, sales);

  • Confirmed success in philanthropic development (solicitation of donations, ideally major gifts);

  • Well-established network with companies and managers;

  • Good knowledge of the regional philanthropic ecosystem;

  • Mastery of business development techniques and strategies;

  • Strong skills in sales and negotiation;

  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite and the Microsoft 365 environment;

  • Experience with management tools (eg PRODON or other CRM);

  • Very good oral and written French and ability to express yourself in English;

  • Must have a driver's license and have access to a car;

  • Availability to meet donors and/or attend networking events/activities outside of regular working hours.

*Any combination of experience and diplomas may be considered.


  • Salary $26.22 to $43.49 per hour;

  • Vacation: equivalent to 8% of accumulated working weeks after one year of service;

  • 3 days of sick leave and 2 personal days;

  • Advantageous group insurance paid at 50% by the employer which includes: health insurance, life insurance, travel insurance and long-term disability insurance which applies to all permanent employees of a position after 1 month of service (for full-time employee). 

  • Desjardins Voluntary Retirement Savings Plan (VRSP);

  • Teleworking possible;

  • Enchanting and peaceful workplace in Hudson;

  • Free parking;

  • Possibility to get hot meals at a modest cost in the dining room.

Please send your CV to the attention of Chantal Legault, Assistant General Manager at the following address:

Please click here to view the detailed job description 

* Please do not call. Only selected candidates will be contacted.

*The masculine is used for the simple purpose of lightening the text. 

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