Posted On: 2020-02-14
Closing On: 2020-03-20
Location: Toronto, ON
Effective: ASAP
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Intermediate

Job Description

The Organization

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's largest mental health teaching hospital and one of the world's leading research centres in its field. With a dedicated staff of more than 3,000 physicians, clinicians, researchers, educators and support staff, CAMH offers outstanding clinical care to more than 34,000 patients each year. The organization conducts ground-breaking research, provides expert training to health care professionals and scientists, develops innovative health promotion and prevention strategies, and advocates on public policy issues at all levels of government. 

CAMH Foundation is charged with raising and stewarding funds in support of CAMH. Its role is to help transform the way we understand and address mental illness by raising awareness and increasing engagement across the country. Generous and dedicated supporters help CAMH advance discovery and innovation, build spaces that promote recovery, and break down the stigma of mental illness. 

The Philanthropy team plays a critical role within the Foundation. It helps advance CAMH’s vision for the future of mental health research and care by deepening support from individual donors and volunteers.

The Opportunity

Do you believe mental health is health? At CAMH, we do. Over 50 million people are impacted by mental illness in Canada every year, and we are unlocking solutions to change lives. CAMH Foundation is embarking on the largest mental health fundraising campaign in history to advance research, knowledge and care. As part of a newly named Philanthropy team, the Foundation is seeking a mission-driven, detail-oriented person to support the bold fundraising goals established for mid, major and planned giving.


The Position

CAMH Foundation is seeking a Coordinator, Philanthropy that will support the development and execution of the Foundation’s philanthropy program. As part of the Philanthropy team, this position will report to the Senior Manager, Campaign, and the incumbent will provide direct administrative and fundraising support to front-line Philanthropy team members (a donor pool of approximately 300-400).

The Coordinator will be part of the successful development and implementation of cultivation and stewardship strategies for Major Gift and Mid-Level pipelines. They will also support key campaign cultivation strategies that help advance overall team goals as required.

The successful candidate will be a highly proactive and collaborative team-player, contribute positively to team culture, and have demonstrated experience building strong partnerships with peers. The successful candidate enjoys the challenge of contributing to a high-performing fundraising team, with responsibility for a broad range of campaign strategies and projects. They will require strong administrative, multi-tasking and organizational skills to track and complete assigned fundraising activities, projects and prospect portfolios. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in related fundraising or administrative roles.

The successful candidate will be a mature, professional, energetic and adaptable individual who can manage multiple priorities in a busy and fast-paced environment, and will possess a deep passion for the work being done at CAMH and will express a genuine curiosity toward the research, services, and breakthroughs being achieved at the hospital. They will be a proactive, energetic and versatile team player who enjoys the challenge of working in a vigorous, successful environment.


  • Provide accurate, responsive and professional administrative and organizational support to the Philanthropy team members they support.
  • Schedule and coordinate logistics for meetings and tours with prospects, donors, volunteers, CAMH senior leaders, and other stakeholders.
  • Draft donor cultivation and stewardship materials, such as briefing memos, meeting materials, progress reports, donor correspondence, gift acknowledgements, invitations, pledge reminders and planning documents as required.
  • Assist with donor communications such as proposals, stewardship reports and emails correspondence.
  • Support Philanthropy team members with donor portfolios through the timely and accurate coordination, inputting, tracking and reporting of prospect actions and proposals in Raiser’s Edge.
  • Ensure timely and accurate follow up and implementation of prospect and gift related actions.
  • Provide volunteer management support to Philanthropy team members by tracking senior volunteer activity, keeping reports up to date and producing materials as needed to support volunteer meetings.
  • Assist as needed with planning and organizing cultivation, stewardship and recognition events, including onsite support as needed. Some evening work will be required.
  • Under the direction of the Senior Manager, Campaign, assist with assigned duties and projects that will support the operations of the current fundraising campaign.
  • Support Philanthropy Team operations, such as coordinating team meetings and compiling packages, organizing mailings, assisting with communication projects, and maintaining internal prospect and donor lists.
  • Update and maintain the donor database, electronic and hard copy files and records.
  • Run, prepare and format prospect, pledge, gift, volunteer and other reports from Raiser’s Edge and business intelligence software.
  • Demonstrate timely responsiveness to internal and external partners, contributing to strong alliances with key stakeholders.
  • Engage with other members of the Foundation team to ensure a high level of integration and coordination of activity.
  • Work as a team player promoting a positive and professional work environment and conduct role with integrity and respect.
  • Consistently demonstrates the behavioural norms in CAMH Foundation’s Guiding Principles (included below).
  • Other duties and responsibilities consistent with Coordinator job classification.



  • University degree, college diploma or equivalent experience.
  • Relevant work experience in fundraising or in another support role with transferrable skills for the not-for-profit sector.
  • Major Gifts experience within a healthcare or other large, complex not-for-profit environment considered to be an asset.
  • General knowledge of fundraising practices, procedures and standards preferred as evidenced by a combination of relevant work, education or professional development.
  • Proven track record of professionalism, diplomacy, good judgment and discretion in dealing with confidential matters. Excellent attention to detail and accuracy is required.
  • Excellent relationship building and customer service skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Superb organizational, time-management and analytical skills.
  • Strong overall administrative skills, including well developed business writing and proof-reading experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and to successfully manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced and high-performance environment.
  • Advanced computer literacy: Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint); Adobe; database software; familiarity with Raiser´s Edge a significant asset.
  • A flexible team player with demonstrated ability to collaborate and support colleagues.
  • Motivated and energized to achieve results.
  • Takes initiative and demonstrates positivity, creativity and resourcefulness in problem-solving.
  • Willingness to learn and to take on additional responsibilities as appropriate.
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development.


CAMH Foundation Guiding Principles

Our north star is creating hope and improving outcomes for people facing mental illness. We work in respectful partnerships with each other and our hospital partners to inspire philanthropy and raise awareness in support of mental health.


Guiding Principles


Positive Intent: As individuals and teams, we assume positive intent in all interactions.

Responsibility: Being employed at CAMH Foundation comes with a responsibility to serve the organization. We are individually and collectively accountable to ensure CAMH Foundation as a whole is bigger and better than the sum of the parts.

Culture Carriers:  We are role models and advocates for an inclusive and diverse culture. We aspire as individuals and as a collective team to continuously enhance the culture we want to see.

Transparent & Open Communication: We show courage by having open dialogue and tough conversations in a respectful and authentic way. 

Personal Accountability: We are personally accountable for our actions, behaviours and results as defined by our strategic and operating plans, and guiding principles.

Action Oriented: We aim to continuously achieve clarity on roles, responsibilities and next steps. Once a decision is made, we move forward and always have one another’s back. We thrive and work best as one united team.

Proactive Collaboration: We proactively seek opportunities for collaboration across teams and stakeholders, develop trusted partnerships, and create integrated plans to further our mission.

Empowerment: We support and encourage the empowerment of ourselves and colleagues.

SLT and management are responsible for creating opportunities for professional growth, and creating space to voice opinions and concerns in a safe and respectful environment.

Best Judgment:  As representatives of the Foundation, we make ethical and legal decisions that align with our guiding principles and enhance the reputation of the entire organization.

Gratitude: We are grateful for the support we receive, for what we get to be a part of, and to be in a position to inspire and create change.


CAMH Foundation thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. CAMH has a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunity employer.

As an employment equity employer, CAMH Foundation actively seeks Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, women, people with disabilities, (including people with who have experienced mental health and substance use challenges), and additional diverse identities for our workforce.


How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and résumé via email to by 5pm ET on Friday, March 6, 2020. We thank you for your interest in this role.

Please enter “Response to CAMH Foundation Coordinator, Philanthropy” in the subject line of your email.