Chief Partnerships Officer
CAMH Foundation is charged with raising and stewarding funds in support of CAMH’s high priority research, education, and advocacy needs, all with the goal of improving patient outcomes. Raising over $80 million annually, the CAMH Foundation team of over 60 staff works closely with donors, sponsors, partners and stakeholders to drive positive change for CAMH and the cause of mental health.
The Foundation’s role is to help transform the way mental illness is understood by raising awareness and increasing engagement across the country and around the world. Its generous and dedicated supporters help CAMH advance discovery and innovation, build spaces that promote recovery, and break down the stigma of mental illness. The Foundation earns the trust of supporters by aligning their passions with the work of CAMH and through transparent communication and stewardship.
In recent years, CAMH Foundation has led two successful fundraising campaigns that have propelled the Foundation forward as a leading fundraising organization, raising over $400 million in philanthropic and private-sector contributions: Transforming Lives (2004-2011) raised $108 million and Breakthrough (2011-2017) raised $285 million. Currently underway and preparing to go public is the most ambitious campaign in support of mental health in Canadian history; raising $500 million for capital and research investments. These results have enabled the Foundation to have a significant impact in supporting better mental health care and improved patient outcomes through the excellent work of CAMH.
CAMH Foundation has an exceptional opportunity for a passionate, visionary leader with strong fund development and partnership skills to inspire corporate and community philanthropy in support of the cause of mental health and the Foundation’s $500 million comprehensive campaign to transform mental health care and research. CAMH’s global leadership positions us as best qualified to build the world’s leading collaboration facility to accelerate discovery and improve outcomes for people with mental illness. Not only are we the best qualified, we have a duty to do this work. Reporting directly to the President & Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Partnerships Officer is a key thought leader on the Executive Committee for the Foundation. They will have the unique opportunity to bring this campaign across the finish line and to celebrate the historic and transformative impact this will have on mental health research, not just in Canada but around the world. Now more than ever, corporate and community organizations are focused on the mental health and well being of their people and recognize the valuable opportunity to partner with CAMH, recognized globally as a leading hospital and academic research centre.
The ideal candidate will bring the following skills and experiences:
- An established track record in corporate partnerships, sponsorship or sales focusing on long term growth and integration. Experience managing and growing complex relationships with corporate partners in the charitable sector or corporate philanthropy.
- A proven understanding of the complete sales cycle from rapport building, needs analysis through to negotiating, closing, stewardship and effective pipeline management.
- Superior management skills with proven experience building, mentoring, coaching and leading high performing and engaged teams.
- Strong communication skills with an ability to write, network, and communicate in a friendly and clear manner and a proven track record of delivering an inspiring narrative.
- Professionalism and ability to work closely with and sell to senior-level executives and corporate partners.
- Ability to handle matters of a sensitive and confidential nature with extraordinary problem-solving skills, innovation and creative thinking.
- Ability to work well independently and as part of a team; a leader and subject matter expert in the corporate partnership space.
- Extensive professional experience in and a strong understanding of non-profit sector (understanding of the healthcare sector is an asset) including donor stewardship and recognition fundamentals, tax receipting policies.
- A commitment to mission and enthusiasm to contribute across any aspect of the organization.
- Understanding of and interest in advancing equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives in the not-for-profit sector.
CAMH Foundation is committed to fostering a climate of equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. This commitment is central to, and mutually supportive of, our research excellence mandate. We welcome and respect the diversity of all members of our community, and we support an inclusive culture for our clients, families, research scientists, staff, and participants, trainees, volunteers, trustees, and partners. We welcome applications from Black individuals and other racialized persons, Indigenous Peoples, women, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2SA+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas within our community. We are committed to fair assessment of a candidate’s abilities, and consideration for diversity of thought, method, and experience, including non-traditional career paths. Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process where needed.
A detailed position profile is available upon request.
Siegel Executive Search Solutions Inc., member of the Executive Search Alliance, is advising the CAMH Foundation on the basis of an exclusive consulting assignment. Interested applicants may explore this opportunity in confidence by submitting a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than August 31, 2022. The publication of this advertisement is neither an assurance that an applicant will be hired, nor that the position will be held open for any specific period of time in the event that a suitable candidate for the position is identified at an earlier date. We thank all applicants for their interest but only those who are considered for an interview will be contacted.