Reporting to the Director, Development (Annual Giving) and serving as an important member of the Development team, the Manager, Annual Giving & Donor Stewardship is responsible for the Foundation’s multi-faceted annual giving and stewardship programs. Working in collaboration with the Director, the Manager will provide strategic program design and will work to maximize annual philanthropic revenue, ensuring long-term financial support for Regina’s hospitals. The Manager will also ensure the success of direct reports, the Donor Stewardship Officer and the Development Officer, Gift Entry & Receipts. A pro-active, strategic, goal-oriented fundraising professional, the Manager, Annual Giving & Stewardship will play a key role in the strategic growth plan of Hospitals of Regina Foundation.



  • Oversee, manage and grow the existing direct mail and email programs, including writing direct response letters and other communications, liaising with suppliers, managing timelines, and working collaboratively with colleagues to identify relevant and impactful patient stories.
  • Implement and enhance the plan to grow the monthly donor giving program
  • Oversee the online employer matching gift system
  • Project manage the annual tele-fundraising initiative with external suppliers
  • Collaborate effectively with development colleagues in planned and major giving to ensure an integrated approach to fundraising and donor stewardship
  • Research, develop and implement a hospital staff giving program
  • Other duties as assigned

Program Growth and Development

  • Actively participate in annual business planning and budgeting
  • Identify opportunities and lead activities related to the growth of the Foundation’s Annual Giving Program, including but not limited to direct response mail and email programs
  • Create queries, exports and reports in Raiser’s Edge in order to analyze and track data to evaluate program effectiveness and recommend annual program planning.
  • Create and manage donor segments and lists in Raiser’s Edge Manager, Annual Giving & Donor Stewardship

Program Expertise and Team Leadership

  • Learn from colleagues and professional development opportunities in order to be an ambassador for best practices in charitable fundraising
  • Stay abreast of philanthropic developments, trends and industry challenges that may assist or impact the annual giving program
  • Ensure the success of direct reports:
  • o Oversee the quality and timeliness of donor stewardship by providing effective management and mentoring to the Donor Stewardship Officer
  • o Oversee the accuracy and timeliness of gift entry and receipting by providing effective management and mentoring to the Development Officer, Gift Entry & Receipting


  • A strong understanding of the nuances of direct response programs
  • Excellent writing and communications skills
  • Demonstrated ability in designing and implementing new revenue streams
  • A track record of excellent donor stewardship
  • Interest in, and significant experience with, data analytics and data base management
  • Good organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong project management skills; able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and adherence to process and protocols
  • High level of personal and professional integrity and commitment to ethical behaviour
  • Demonstrated ability to work well as a member of a team
  • Self-starter who takes initiative and always follows through on a commitment
  • Commitment to the team and the Foundation’s mission and objectives


  • Minimum four to five years relevant experience in the charity sector
  • Previous experience managing staff
  • University degree or college diploma
  • High proficiency with Microsoft Office required
  • Strong knowledge of Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge 7 or NXT
  • Member in good standing with Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)


The Manager, Annual Giving & Donor Relations works 37.5 hours per week, and will be located at the Foundation’s downtown office, but may in the future be relocated to another Foundation office, at the discretion of the President & CEO. Occasional work outside of regular office hours will be required during periods of peak activity and at special events, including evenings and weekends. Work may require occasional travel within Regina and/or southern Saskatchewan.

Salary Range: $60,000 – $80,000. Hospitals of Regina Foundation may offer a salary outside the range, depending on skills and experience.

Location: Regina, Saskatchewan


The Foundation raises funds for Regina’s three hospitals – Pasqua Hospital, Regina General Hospital and Wascana Rehabilitation Centre, which serve the southern Saskatchewan community of almost 500,000 people. With a team of 14, the Foundation raises between $10-$12 million each year through annual giving, major and planned gifts, special events and a home lottery program.


Regina is the capital of Saskatchewan and has a population of 258,233; it is located in the south-central area of the province and is the sunniest capital city in Canada. With over 830 hectares of parks and 120 km of pathways, Regina has a wealth of green spaces and an abundance of sport and recreation facilities. Residents enjoy arts and cultural centres, museums and performance spaces, major attractions and events all year round; there is something for everyone. In addition to being a very livable city in terms of amenities, little traffic, short commute times and green space, Regina has one of the lowest housing costs in the country. The residential benchmark price for homes in Regina was $330,600 in July 2022, according to the latest data from the Saskatchewan Realtors Association. That figure trails well behind the national average price of $629,971.

To apply for this position, we ask that all candidates directly send cover letter and resume in confidence to:
Kathleen Specht at

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