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The George Hull Centre for Children and Families

Chief Development Officer

Posted On: January 18, 2023
Closing On: February 10, 2023

Location: Etobicoke, ON
Effective: March 2023
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: management
Salary Range: 100,000 - 130,000



Chief Development Officer

Full-Time Position


Location:        The George Hull Centre for Children and Families

81 The East Mall, 3rd Floor, Etobicoke, Ontario, M8Z 5W3


The Chief Development Officer (CDO) leads the George Hull Centre Foundation’s Development Office and is a member of the Centre’s senior management team, instilling a culture of philanthropy and providing leadership in visioning, planning, implementing, and managing fundraising activities to ensure the organization is able to deliver on its mission and strategic priorities.

The CDO communicates regularly with other organizational departments and actively participates in the overall strategic direction of the George Hull Centre, with an emphasis on managing a portfolio of major gifts and overseeing the strategic operations of the Development Office as it intersects with the organization as a whole.

The CDO drives the fundraising strategies and plans, cultivates partnerships for both corporate and individual giving, directs campaigns, and oversees fundraising events to meet strategic and operational targets. The CDO will also source grant income from private foundations and donor directed trusts, while cultivating and managing stewardship practices with funders and donors. Through the active partnership, engagement, and support of Foundation Trustees, you will lead all major gift donor management activities such as prospect identification, cultivation, and solicitation, while demonstrating superior stewardship practices, ensuring transparency and accountability. While participating in Foundation and senior management meetings, you will serve as the primary spokesperson for the Development Team.

With a minimum of 5 years experience as a senior fundraising professional and 5 years in a leadership role, the ideal candidate will be a dynamic and deeply motivated professional with a record of achievement in fundraising. They will possess extensive experience in managing a broad non-profit fundraising portfolio of revenue streams and demonstrated expertise in major gift giving.  The incumbent will be an expert relationship builder and possess excellent communication and writing skills, executive-level presence, strong emotional intelligence, and a reputation for integrity. A self-starter with excellent organizational and project management skills, the CDO will lead the Foundation as it enters into a new period of growth and strategic visioning. Familiarity and adherence to the Association of Fundraising Professional Code of Ethics is required. Familiarity with Imagine Canada’s standards program is an asset.

Reporting to the Executive Director of the George Hull Centre, the Chief Development Officer leads the Development Team works closely with the Foundation Trustees and seeks support from the Fundraising Advisory Committee to achieve financial and non-financial targets.

Please apply with cover letter and resume to:

Human Resources


About the George Hull Centre Foundation

The George Hull Centre Foundation was established in 1995 to raise and maintain funds which support children’s mental health activities at the George Hull Centre for Children and Families. We believe that supporting children’s mental health is an investment in our children and families, in our communities, our society and our future.

Thousands of children come through the George Hull Centre doors each year. Many of these children are impacted by mental health issues, some in very complex ways. Our work is vital to ensuring infants, children and youth suffering from mental health issues have the chance for hopeful and healthy futures.

We are committed to raising funds to support the Centre’s children’s mental health services and prevention and early intervention programs. We also fundraise to support the Centre’s Institute for Childhood Trauma and Attachment, research, educational training and staff development to ensure the George Hull Centre maintains its leadership position through innovative, evidence-based treatment and programs, and an unwavering commitment to clinical excellence across assessment, treatment, prevention and education.

The George Hull Centre and the George Hull Centre Foundation are committed to building intervention teams that reflect the diversity of our clients.  Priority will be given to applicants that identify with and have experience supporting racialized communities, in particular Black and African Canadian Communities.


The George Hull Centre for Children and Families and the George Hull Centre Foundation provide an excellent benefit plan and generous vacation entitlements.  In addition, we are proud to offer a Lifetime Retirement Pension.  For more information on our pension plan, please click on the link below.

Our highest priority is the safety of clients, families and staff.  As a result, we are adopting all prevention measures to ensure the safety of our clients, families and our staff.  Only applicants who are fully vaccinated (2 doses) will be considered.  Any offer of employment is conditional upon submission of proof of full vaccination with a Health Canada or World Health Organization (WHO) approved COVID-19 vaccination. Proof of vaccination must be provided no later than five (5) calendar days prior to the effective start date, in addition to satisfying any other condition(s) that may be set out in an offer.  If a candidate fails to satisfy this condition (or any other condition(s) set out in an offer), any offer of employment shall be immediately rescinded.

We thank all those who apply, however, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.  Throughout the recruitment process, the Centre will make every effort to accommodate any needs of candidates under the Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) upon request.

POSTING DATE:  January 18, 2023

CLOSING DATE:  February 10, 2023