Posted On: 2017-07-10
Closing On: 2017-08-15
Location: Toronto, ON
Effective: TBD
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Management
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Job Description

Position Overview

Organization:                   CAMH Foundation

Title:                                 Vice President, Corporate Partnerships and Strategic Events

Reports to:                       President & CEO, Darrell Gregersen

Location:                          100 Stokes Street, Toronto (Queen & Ossington)

Is this you?

Are you an accomplished fundraiser in a not-for-profit organization? Entrepreneurially minded, an expert that loves results, open for innovation and understand that you’ll need to lead as well as roll up your sleeves and ‘do’? You rise to the challenge of delivering against a financial accountability and are known for developing your team along with you.

Do you thrive on the challenge of providing strategic leadership that fosters relationships and delivers fundraising results? Is it true your proven business development, sales and marketing experience has driven success in your past roles? Do you enjoy working with the myriad of stakeholders (including board members, corporate executives) and have natural credibility with C level decision makers?

Would peers and colleagues describe you as being intellectually curious; a critical and creative thinker; detail driven; an excellent communicator, both verbal and written; a stellar relationship builder internally and externally with a tireless work ethic?

You enjoy leading and mentoring a team of people and have a successful track record in doing so.You also possess a great deal of business maturity - you know when to take the lead and when to step back and support other team members or volunteers to ensure the most successful outcome.

You love working with a people-friendly, high performance senior leadership team that’s both collegial and demanding and are looking for colleagues who share your passion, intellect and professionalism.

And, you have a passion for the mental health cause.

If yes, to all of the above then please read on…

The Organization

CAMH is recognized as the organization leading the treatment, cure, and prevention of mental illness for Canada.  CAMH Foundation strives to be the charity of choice for mental health philanthropy by mobilizing a significant segment of the Canadian population offering donors and prospective donors multiple ways to engage with CAMH in support of mental health.

CAMH Foundation is charged with raising and stewarding funds that will empower CAMH to achieve its aspirations and change mental illness – locally and globally.

The Position

The Vice President, Corporate Partnerships and Strategic Events (title and overarching accountability TBD based on hired Candidate’s experience) will be responsible for directing and managing the full scope of fundraising activities related to Corporate Development and Events. This position is responsible for proactively developing/refining, executing, monitoring and evaluating corporate development and special/community events. Strong strategic ability is vital to success, as is high energy, creativity and innovative thinking.

A strategic decision maker and exceptional planner, our successful candidate will be an entrepreneurial and innovative self-starter who is able to calmly juggle multiple priorities, projects, and deadlines.  A seasoned events strategist and corporate development professional who is able to anticipate and absorb the bumps in the road, this person will combine an optimistic attitude and a sense of urgency with a quick mind and a strong dose of common sense. With an eye for both the big picture and bottom line, s/he will balance the portfolio to efficiently maximize both revenue and costs.

Our successful candidate will be both a team leader and a team player, with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to relate effectively to a wide diversity of people. A commitment to living by the Foundation’s values and to building and enhancing the culture will be critical and easily seen through your leadership style.

This role is part of the senior leadership team and will actively contribute to the development of the Foundation’s strategic plan, annual business plan, operations, culture and overall success.

This role will be accountable for a financial target of $7.5M in 2017/18 Fiscal.

Our Ideal Candidate

Our successful candidate will have:

  • Extremely effective interpersonal and relationship skills coupled with a professional presence and manner – confidence, poise, a well-developed ability to enable and engage with Senior Volunteers
  • An exceptional track record and experience in fundraising driven by innovation, effectively applied
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple priorities and be self-motivated in a complex and, at times, demanding work environment
  • Excellent organization, planning and time management skills with exacting attention to detail
  • Highly collaborative – enjoys helping team members succeed; a great listener; someone who can manage his/her own stress and is a positive contributor who likes to have fun
  • A love of leading people and has a track record of success developing talent
  • Demonstrated proficiency in strategic planning and superb critical and analytical thinking, decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • A University degree and/or equivalent education and experience
  • Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) an asset

If you are someone who is looking for an outstanding challenge, working with a great team for a very important, uniquely focused and successful organization then what are you waiting for?  Please email:

In applying, please include a cover letter along with your updated CV and one or two writing samples.