Lady Minto Hospital Foundation is seeking a forward-thinking, energetic Executive Director

The Lady Minto Hospital Foundation is seeking a forward-thinking, energetic Executive Director.

Reporting to and working in close partnership with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will have accountability and management responsibility for all Lady Minto Hospital Foundation signature programs, plus strategic and general oversight of fundraising, financial, and operational activities.

The Foundation is currently engaged in a Capital Campaign to raise funds for the new Emergency Department . The Executive Director will be responsible for managing, structuring, and keeping the Lady Minto Hospital Foundation’s $6 million Capital Campaign on schedule. The Director will support the efforts of the Foundation’s Campaign Chair and Committee to cultivate and solicit donors and the community.

The Executive Director will supervise the contract bookkeeper and inspire the staff and committee members to find innovative ways to improve the organizational culture in the areas of fundraising, finances and communication.

The successful candidate will possess experience, knowledge, and vision along with a superb operational skillset, a record of success in fundraising, marketing and donor growth. The Executive Director will have an ambitious, imaginative approach to raising funds and experience working with a volunteer board of directors.

The Executive Director plans, organizes, directs and administers Foundation activities consistent with approved Board policies, goals and objectives and in accordance with legal, statutory and other requirements. This is an exciting and unique opportunity for a leader who can bring together their vision, experience, and passion for community support. The ideal candidate will be a creative and energetic individual who, with the board of directors, will help lead the Foundation into the future.

The Lady Minto Hospital Foundation is a registered charity dedicated to raising funds which enhance services and facilities of the Lady Minto hospital on Salt Spring Island. Lady Minto Hospital is a primary care hospital in the Vancouver Island Health Authority serving the residents of Salt Spring and the Southern Gulf Islands.

Governed by a volunteer Board of Directors the Foundation provides funds for equipment, staff education and major renovations. The role of the Board is to manage the Foundation funds prudently, and to raise funds that will ensure the long-term preservation of quality health care on the Island while meeting short term needs of providing medical professionals with the tools that they need to do their jobs. The Foundation was officially registered as a charitable society on the 24th of February 1992, following a number of years of informal fund raising.

Executive Director Responsibilities


• Manages the day-to-day operation of the LMHF business office
• Develops, implements and maintains procedures in accordance with Foundation policies
• Maintains the donor data base, analyzes data and prepares fundraising reports as required
• Together with the Finance Committee, assists with developing and recommending an annual budget
• Oversees and maintains control of approved budget and expenditures
• Assists in the preparation of financial and other reports as required by law or by the Board of Directors
• Assists with all legal and tax obligations of the LMHF
• Supervises the maintenance of the accounting and bookkeeping systems.
• Ensures all systems in place maintain confidentiality in all matters related to donations or fundraising.

Personnel and Contract Administration

• Provides support and supervision to individual contractors and staff
• Liaises with contractors, staff, consultants and other professional advisors
• Fosters harmonious working relationships within the Foundation


• Participates with the Communications and Fundraising Committee in the development and implementation of the Foundation’s fundraising strategies
• Supervises LMHF fundraising activities including campaigns, events and donations, including records of activities
• Together with the Communications and Fundraising Committee and Board members, identifies key fundraising opportunities.

Communications and Public Relations

• Together with the Communications and Fundraising Committee, develops and recommends communications plans and strategies
• Prepares publications, promotional materials, press releases and media opportunities as required
• Fosters and maintains effective communications with Board, contractors, hospital staff, Island
Health, affiliated organizations, stakeholders, donors and the public.

Planning, Policy and Board Support

• Provides leadership in the articulation and implementation of the mission, goals and objectives
• Attends all Foundation meetings, Board meetings, Society and Annual General Meetings and other
ad hoc and committee meetings and events as may be directed by the Board of Directors
• Participates in an annual strategic planning process
• Participates in policy development as appropriate
• Ensures the LMHF Board meetings and other meetings are recorded as may be determined by the Board of Directors

Capital Campaign Responsibilities

• Collaborating with the LMHF Capital Campaign leadership, manages the campaign to raise capital funding while coordinating with the need to raise funds for ongoing operations, ensuring strategies to meet these two major needs work together
• In conjunction with the Campaign Chair and Committee, develops donor strategies, planning and procurement on all campaign and donor events
• Schedules and supports campaign leadership meetings, driving the campaign forward
• Coordinates all outreach and meetings with prospects on behalf of the Campaign Chair and
• Facilitates correspondence and meetings with vendors
• Oversees the Capital Campaign Administrative Assistant
• Conducts donor research and develop cultivation plans for donor prospects
• With the Campaign Chair and Committee, establishes solicitation priorities and strategies
• Cultivates identified institutional prospects, and prepares foundation and corporate gift proposals
• Provides regular results-based reports to the LMHF Board and Campaign leadership
• Develops communication materials in partnership with the Chair of the Communications & Fundraising Committee
• Ensures that data related to prospects and donors is recorded and tracked in the Foundation’s donor management system (Donor Perfect)
• Develops and maintain donor management system to track campaign and major gifts progress, while overseeing campaign gift documentation and the acknowledgment process to ensure personal, timely, and appropriate recognition of support
• Creates and distribute prospect management reports for leadership and update documents and tracking systems
• Solicits contributions to the campaign in conjunction with Campaign Co-Chairs and Committee
• Assures donor stewardship best practices
• Oversees campaign event planning and coordination around stewardship and recognition plans

Qualifications and Characteristics

The successful candidate will have a demonstrable track record in fundraising and financial management and will bring a unique mix of experience and leadership to this position. A natural collaborator and a creative, flexible thinker, the Executive Director will have the proven capacity to cultivate effective relationships with multiple stakeholders, and have a demonstrated understanding of the fundraising, financial, strategic, and operational side of a non-profit organization or foundation.

With high emotional intelligence and political savvy, the Executive Director will be a motivated ambassador and advocate for an organization in a dynamic and special community. The ideal candidate will be comfortable engaging in conversations that build effective partnerships, raise levels of engagement, and advance innovative approaches to community needs. The Executive Director will be an inspirational leader, proven business manager, and skilled relationship builder.

Application Instructions

The Lady Minto Hospital Foundation Executive Director Search is led by Pamela Fry and Martin Bragg in collaboration with the Board of Directors. To apply in confidence please email your letter of interest and resume in Word or PDF format to Martin Bragg & Associates at All applicants will receive an acknowledgement of their application. No phone calls please.

The review of applications will begin immediately. The deadline for receipt of materials is July 9, 2021, and all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

The Lady Minto Hospital Foundation respectfully acknowledges that we live and work within the ancestral and unceded traditional territory of the Coast Salish people, including the Hul’qumi’num and SENĆOŦEN speaking peoples.