Posted On: 2017-05-18
Closing On: 2017-06-12
Location: Toronto, ON
Effective: July 17, 2017
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Management
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Job Description

Department:                           Executive

Reports To:                             CEO

Location:                                 Downtown Toronto


As a skilled, experienced executive with a record of innovation and success as a fundraiser and marketer, the VP Philanthropy, Marketing and Communications will develop opportunities and convert them to results.  With an impressive fund-raising record, the VP will lead the national team, providing strategic and operational direction to a senior team of five Directors through superb relationship skills with internal and external stakeholders. 



  • Lead Directors in creation of long term and annual plans to deliver  fundraising goals based on a portfolio of events, campaigns, raffles/lotteries, partnerships, corporate and individual major gifts
  • Develop planning based on comprehensive data and reporting to lead cultivation strategies based on history, relationship and geography
  • Identify key stewardship opportunities with corporate and individual donors for further engagement

Marketing and Communication:

  • Create and implement the strategic marketing and communications plan for national, regional and local impact consisting of Direct Marketing, Digital Marketing, and Communications/PR
  • Lead the marketing and communication team to execute brand, campaign and PR programs to support fundraising and mission (research, advocacy, health promotion and support services)

Staff and team:

  • Manage and inspire a senior group of fundraising and marketing professionals who either lead teams or act as key individual contributors
  • Ensure appropriate resourcing according to campaign/other needs for optimal performance and results

Financial and Contract Management:

  • Establish and track annual fundraising and program goals in concert with strategic plan, Executive and Board
  • Manage donor and sponsorship contracts

Senior Management and Governance:

  • Attend Board meetings to act as a resource, as required, while ensuring ownership of any action items or outcomes
  • Work closely with the Mission team on communication activities which support relationships between PCC and its external constituents
  • Champion philanthropy in all aspects of PCC culture internally and externally with staff, volunteers and donors



  • Departmental business plans and operating budgets
  • Staff complement including interns and summer students
  • Contracts and MOUs prior to finance/legal

Contributes to:

  • Strategic planning with SMT
  • PCC annual plans
  • Finance and Research departments planning as required



  • Senior Management Team
    • Attends regular senior management meetings with CEO, VP Finance and Regulatory Affairs and VP Research Health Promotion and Survivorship to monitor results, adjust operations, prepare for Board meetings
  • Direct Reports
    • National Director, Partnerships and Community Giving
    • Director, Direct Marketing
    • Director, Digital Marketing
    • Executive Directors, Western and Atlantic Regions
    • Manager, Communications
  • Board and committee members
    • Attends Board and relevant committee meetings to provide updates or obtain input on key campaigns or issues


  • Donors, Corporate Partners and Sponsors
    • Attend prospecting,  closing  or stewardship meetings with Directors or CEO
  • Key agencies and external partners
    • Develop and maintain relationships with both paid and pro bono vendors providing marketing, advertising or communications services to PCC



Post-secondary Education:        

  • Degree or diploma in a related field, such as marketing and communications; philanthropy, fundraising;  sales and business development


  • Demonstrated success in developing and meeting aggressive targets
  • Managing competing priorities
  • Leading a diversely qualified team
  • Exceptional interpersonal and relationship building skills


  • Minimum 10 years’ combined experience in fundraising, marketing and business development, preferably with at least 5 years in an executive role
  • Proven leadership experience working in a high performance, team environment, including experience managing fundraising professionals and supporting high-profile volunteers
  • Extensive experience in both campaign development and partner cultivation


  •  Fundraising professional certification an asset.


  • Microsoft suite
  • Raisers Edge

Please apply by June 12, 2017 clearly stating your salary expectations through this link:

We appreciate all applicants and their interest in Prostate Cancer Canada.  However, we will only contact candidates moving to the next stage of our process.

No telephone calls.

No agencies.