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POGO (Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario)

Chief Development Officer

Posted On: December 5, 2023
Closing On: January 22, 2024

Location: Toronto, ON - Hybrid
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: senior
Salary Range: $120,000 - $160,000 annually

POGO (est. 1983) partners across Ontario and beyond to achieve system efficiencies and positively impact the childhood cancer care system by ensuring access to high quality, coordinated care and support. From a child’s diagnosis, through treatment and into survivorship, POGO is here for kids with cancer, for now, for life.

POGO proudly stands as the collective voice of this community, holding the distinguished honour of being the official advisor to Ontario’s Ministry of Health on children’s cancer control and treatment.

In collaboration with pediatric oncology centres across the province and guided by the dynamic roadmap of its Childhood Cancer Care Plan: A Roadmap for Ontario 2018-2023, POGO has achieved remarkable milestones. Yet, in the spirit of continuous improvement, there’s still more ground to cover.

Now, POGO is seeking a new Chief Development Officer, a visionary leader ready to catapult them into an even brighter and healthier future for the courageous young people they champion.

As the Chief Development Officer (CDO), you will work closely and collaboratively with the CEO to lead a passionate and mission driven team. Your goal is to develop and implement the strategic communication and fundraising efforts which strengthen POGO’s brand and secures, expands, and diversifies POGO’s funder base. The CDO is responsible for ensuring POGO’s culture, systems, and procedures support fund development and elevate awareness of POGO’s successes throughout the province. In this role, the CDO directs and implements the strategic plan regarding developing donors, research and cultivation, gift processing and recognition, and overall accountability and compliance for donors and funding sources.

As the ideal candidate, you bring experience and expertise in the non-profit sector having successfully led a fund development team. You have strong understanding of communications and the ability to enable a skilled communications team. You understand how to build brand recognition while addressing the fundraising needs of a provincial non- profit organization. Your dedication to innovation and marketing help inspire and motivate your dynamic team to reach new heights in turning strategic vision into tangible outcomes that help POGO achieve its mission and vision. You understand the power of partnership and engagement and seek to support existing and new donors in their efforts to help POGO expand its range.

If you are interested in learning more about POGO, please email Leslie Feldman ( To apply, please click here:

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.