The Opportunity 

The Coordinator will join a dedicated group of energetic professionals working to position the Foundation for future growth and success as a leader in healthcare philanthropy.  This position will be filled by a dynamic and professional individual and will report to the President & CEO.

The incumbent will support donor-centric fundraising efforts through the enhancement of trusting relationships between the Foundation and donors, encouraging lifetime support from individual, corporate and foundation donors. He/she will provide administrative, events planning and project support to the team, to support efforts critical to fundraising and donor relations activities.

About the Montreal General Hospital

Founded in 1821, the Montreal General Hospital (MGH) was the first non-denominational public hospital in Montreal and, thanks to continuous support from the community, has developed into one of the leading healthcare institutions in the country.

A pioneer hospital in North America, the MGH introduced teaching at the bedside and founded the first medical school in Canada — the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University.  The hospital has remained a teaching hospital for the century and a half of the Faculty’s existence. The Montreal General Hospital is dedicated to patient care through diagnosis, treatment, research and teaching.   The hospital, a member of the McGill University Health Centre network, is the only adult Level 1 Trauma Center in downtown Montreal, as well as has a special mission in Mental Health and Surgery.

About the Montreal General Hospital Foundation

Established in 1973, the Montreal General Hospital Foundation’s mission is to provide vital support for vital care.  The Foundation is mandated to raise money, manage significant funds and invest responsibly in healthcare research, training and technology at the MGH, the MUHC and more broadly, within the McGill academic health network. We work with donors and dedicated collaborators to raise awareness and foster excellence in vital care to all patients, present and future.


The Montreal General Hospital Foundation is entering into a new significant, multi-year fundraising campaign. CODE LiFE is our pledge to support vital care and our expression of respect for the precious nature of life. It is the symbiotic relationship between our donors’ desire to make a real difference, and the informed and unbiased selection of priority healthcare projects to support. Through CODE LiFE, we seek to protect, heal, extend, and save lives in all the medical institutions with which we are affiliated. We also seek to foster the advancement of knowledge through academic programs, and to promote and support all forms of caregiving.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide event planning support for both fundraising and stewardship activities, including invitation design and approval; invitation mailings and RSVP tracking; place card and name tag creation; vendor relations; maintenance of event records for final reports and presentations;
  • Support and work with Marketing & Communications team to obtain approvals for event websites, invitations, ads, email blasts, banner ads, social media creative, on-site signage;
  • Acts as liaison with hospital leadership to ensure proper representation at events;
  • Provide on-site event support including set-up, check-in, and other logistical details as assigned;
  • Provide general administrative support including calendar management, data entry, and processing of contracts and invoices;
  • Specific assignments as needed.

Key Working Relationships:

Internal: Management, fundraising team, marketing & communications team, finance team.
External: Major donors, medical leadership & recipients of the philanthropic support.

Personal Skills:

  • Excellent organization skills, detail oriented
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, French and English
  • Collegial, collaborative style
  • Highly organized with the ability to prioritize multiple requests
  • Good decision-making skills, tactful, good listener, willingness to search out answers, ability to recognize when others need to be involved in activities or decisions
  • Creativity, curiosity, high energy level, and an enthusiasm for meeting and working with a wide range of individuals
  • Knowledge of principles and techniques relevant to major gift fundraising and stewardship
  • Understanding of individual donor needs and perceptions


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field is an asset
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in fundraising related activities or an equivalent client-focused environment
  • Demonstrated skills in writing (English and French), organization, and attention to detail
  • Experience with donor databases and prospect tracking systems
  • Experience working in a staff capacity to support fundraising activities and with cultivation & recognition events
  • Knowledge of key priorities of the MGH, MUHC and McGill Academic Health Network is an asset
    If you would like to apply for this position, please forward your cv and cover letter to: