Posted On: 2019-12-16
Closing On: 2020-01-31
Location: Vaughan, ON
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Senior
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Job Description


Canada's Children's Hospital Foundations (CCHF) is seeking a Director, Donor Relations & Impact Reporting who has an unwavering focus on helping donors make things possible when they invest in the future of children’s health. This is a once-in-a-career opportunity to be part of the team to create the next generation of impact to transform children's health in Canada.

Reporting to the President & CEO, Mark Hierlihy, the Director, Donor Relations & Impact Reporting is a new role within CCHF, and will be responsible for developing new integrated stewardship and communication strategies that measure and report back on the impact of contributions, initially with a focus on two specific corporate partners’ investments within children’s health care across Canada.

The Director will create the impact model with active Foundation participation and execute it for both corporate partners. Our partners are both leading corporate Canadian brands with multi-million dollar long-term investments aimed at improving key children’s health in areas such as mental health and adolescent care. Our partners are fully on-board with the creation of this role, and keen to support the strategies to understand and highlight their impact. In time, the lessons learned from the Director’s work will significantly inform and enhance our impact reporting with other supporters, and across our hospital partner network.

As this role is national in scope, the incumbent will be responsible for gathering data from our 13 member foundations and translating it into impactful reporting and storytelling. As the only Director reporting to the President, the Director will work collaboratively with the President, Vice President, corporate relationships leads at CCHF, and relationship teams at our member foundations across Canada responsible for local fundraising, relationship building, service and stewardship.


The Director will be accountable to the CEO to deliver on relevant performance objectives and an organizational priority to create a track for measurement of impact to corporate partners – with a focus on two multi-million-dollar partners with long-term commitments to support children’s hospitals in Canada. The Director will be accountable to:

  • Deliver all aspects of impact and mission related deliverables related to the strategic partnerships which are supporting specific designated hospital programs.
  • Create a framework for CCHF impact reporting.
  • Develop an approach for measuring impact tailored to strategic corporate partnerships.



Canada’s Children’s Hospital Foundations (CCHF), established in 2017, is a not-for-profit organization that raises funds for a national network of hospital foundations as the largest single, non-government funder of children’s health in Canada. CCHF raises over $50 million annually and receives generous support through donors of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals campaigns, as well as contributions through additional strategic partnerships with other companies and supporters across the country. Together we represent 13 of Canada’s children’s hospitals where the greatest challenges are tackled. 

We are inspired by our vision if we change the health of children, we will change the health of Canada and know that developing larger, more strategic partnerships is key to significantly expanding fundraising and impact for children's health in Canada.

CCHF has been collaboratively developed by its 13 member foundations to respond to the increasing demand of donors wishing to establish national partnerships to have a greater impact on children’s health across the country. The CCHF team helps increase the impact delivered through these hospitals collectively in a nation-wide story of impact.

Located in Vaughan, Ontario, CCHF currently has a staff headcount of 19 with an annual operating budget of over $5 million, comprised of membership fees paid by the Children’s Hospital Foundations and supplemented by corporate sponsorship and underwriting of CCHF awareness and fundraising properties. Foundation revenues represent current funds raised by CCHF Children’s Miracle Network partners, as well as other national partnerships outside of CMN.



CCHF’s founding members are Canada’s 13 Children’s Hospital Foundations:

  • Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation, St. John’s, NF
  • IWK Foundation, Halifax, NS
  • CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation, Montreal, QC
  • The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation, Montreal, QC
  • CHEO Foundation, Ottawa, ON
  • SickKids Foundation, Toronto, ON
  • McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation, Hamilton, ON
  • Children’s Health Foundation, London, ON
  • The Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB
  • Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation, Saskatoon, SK
  • Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, Edmonton, AB
  • Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, Calgary, AB
  • BC Children’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC



Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals across North America, 13 of which are in Canada. All contributions raised by companies and their employees in communities across Canada go back to each Member Foundation to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and research. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the non-profits’ mission to do what is right for kids so they will have the healthiest most fulfilling childhood possible.

Each day, over 4,900 children will receive medical treatment for various diseases, sickness and injuries at member hospitals across Canada. These children’s hospitals depend on financial support so that critical priorities, vital programs, equipment and research devoted to children’s health continue to thrive.





The ideal Director will ideally possess the following traits:

  • Excellent problem solving abilities, with a proven track record in developing and implementing strategic solutions.
  • Superb written and oral communication, including active listening and being adept at knowing what language will resonate with various audiences.
  • Highly adept at building and maintaining meaningful relationships, with people across the country and through various media.
  • Vision and creativity to see impact from its various angles.
  • Flexibility and curiosity to understand our unique partner and funder needs.
  • Focus and persistence; decisiveness and ownership of their responsibilities.
  • Strong and strategic project management abilities to operate effectively within a complex structure.
  • Enthusiastic and collaborative by nature; able to harness the skills and expertise of others.
  • A proactive and engaging relationship-builder; credible with senior leaders across sectors.
  • Tangible passion for children’s health.
  • Experience in a not-for-profit, or community investment area would be ideal; Donor relations are a strong asset.
  • Experience with a national organization will be helpful.



The Director, Donor Relations & Impact Reporting is responsible for planning, designing, and delivering an exemplary and highly customized donor/partner experience for two partners seeking to raise the bar on impact measurement and reporting. To achieve this, the Director will:

  • Articulate an impact story so that key corporate partners can become known for their support for children’s hospitals in their area of focus children’s health.
  • Write donor-centered communication tools to support mission and impact goals.
  • Develop highly customized corporate stewardship reports that articulate measurable outcomes.
  • Create, collect and analyze models of outcome measurements to create a simplified framework and plan that meets the goals of the corporate partner.
  • Identify emerging trends, based on framework agreed to with the donor/partner.


  • Engage a community of like-minded people across member foundations to create a national platform for impact storytelling.
  • Work with member Foundations and their stewardship/impact reporting teams to gather source information for impact reports.
  • Utilize the best thinkers and experts wherever they reside to draw out common themes, insights and measures of success.
  • Work closely with the corporate team to integrate the message into activation and with Marketing and Stewardship teams to create customized and well-designed impact reports.



Our successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following credentials:

  • Experience in impact reporting and communication.
  • Strong collaborator, in a multi-office environment to leverage best thinkers and experts.
  • Exceptional ability as a writer and ability to convey a compelling story, especially as it relates to healthcare and medical research.
  • Ability to adapt and translate technical medical language, to donor and impact language.
  • Medical terminology comprehension.
  • Excellent donor and stakeholder relations skills, with a strong sense of diplomacy.
  • Comfort with statistics and measurement to spot trends in order to deliver impact.
  • Ability to collaborate and build consensus across hospital and foundation priorities.
  • Advanced organizational skills, balancing competing demands and priorities.
  • Exceptional problem solver.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher, preferably in English, Journalism or related Communications disciplines.



If you are looking for an outstanding challenge to build something new, develop a dream team of fundraising professionals and challenge the status quo while working in a complex multi-stakeholder environment - don't delay.

We invite you to be in touch with our search partners, KCI, with your resume and a cover letter. 

Christoph Clodius

Vice President, Search + Talent

KCI (Ketchum Canada) Inc.

416-340-9710 ex. 1035

Tara George

Partner / Lead, Search + Talent

KCI (Ketchum Canada) Inc.

416-340-9710 ex. 1013


All inquiries and applications will be held in strict confidence. To apply, please send a resume and letter of interest, to the email address listed above by January 31, 2020.

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Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis so early submission is encouraged.