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CAMH Foundation

Philanthropy Officer

Posted On: February 5, 2024
Closing On: February 18, 2024

Location: Toronto, ON
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: intermediate
Salary Range: $71,000.00 to $79,000.00 annually


Toronto / Full-Time

Due to COVID-19 Guidelines, this role involves remote / work from home with a requirement for a minimum of 2 days per week working onsite and may be subject to change as the organization works through its hybrid workforce plan, and/or changing needs of the Foundation. We care about our team and community, and are closely monitoring the evolving situation. CAMH Foundation will continue to make the health and safety of our team a top priority.


Hi! I’m Yvette Lam, Director of Principal Gifts. I am excited to be doing a job I love, working for a meaningful cause, with the opportunity to add to an exceptional team.

I believe the key to an excellent Philanthropy Officer is not just the technical skills but the knowledge of the organization’s business, asking the right questions, listening to the answers and believing in the organization’s mission. We are looking for an experienced fundraiser who is a self-starter but still understands and is committed to the team.

I invite you to join me for a conversation about your interest in CAMH, have the chance to meet members of our incredible team, and tell me more about how your career aspirations align with our bold journey to create a world where mental health is health.

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.

With a vision to inspire philanthropy to solve the greatest mental health challenges of our time, the Philanthropy team is responsible for inspiring philanthropic support from individuals in the private sector, making up over 70% of CAMH Foundation’s annual revenue.  As members of the team, we are committed to being positive culture carriers, adaptable change agents, clear, proactive communicators and to leading a culture of helpfulness. Team members approach their work from the perspective of curiosity and a common purpose to nurture life-long relationships outside and inside CAMH.


Our team is looking to add a Philanthropy Officer to our dynamic and growing team. Reporting to the Director, Principal Gifts, you will contribute to the collective revenue goals of the Philanthropy team, by inspiring major gifts in support of the CAMH mission. You will be responsible for a donor pipeline of 125-150, supporting the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors who have capacity to support CAMH with multi-year gifts in the range of $25,000 to $100,000. You will work closely with hospital partners, including clinicians and researchers, to ensure alignment between identified funding priorities and the values and interests of donors.


       Fundraising Activity & Revenue

  • Managing your own pipeline of 125-150 major gift donors and prospects, and an average annual production goal of $1M+ (annual goals are aligned with the goals of CAMH’s comprehensive campaign).
  • Delivering an exceptional donor experience to a diverse pool of CAMH supporters.
  • Writing and preparing donor proposals and private foundation grant applications.
  • Developing and initiating successful cultivation plans for major gift level prospects and donors ($25,000 – $100,000 range).


  • Contributing to a strong culture for philanthropy across CAMH by creating collaborative partnerships with hospital peers, and specifically clinicians, researchers and staff in philanthropy.
  • Working closely with CAMH Foundation colleagues collaboratively to support the full cycle of donor engagement from prospect research through to solicitation.
  • Guiding donors and prospects through their donor journey.

Volunteer Leadership & Coaching

  • Supporting the recruitment and management of volunteers for the Campaign and the Board.
  • Inspiring and effectively engaging CAMH volunteers in the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gift donors.
  • Supporting CAMH volunteers by leading regular prospect activity meetings.
  • Building cultivation and engagement plans for CAMH volunteers, including their individual giving.


This is a great opportunity to take the next step in your career if you have worked successfully in a support role (especially in a hospital foundation).

  • A post-secondary degree or a combination of relevant comparable skills and experience.
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience working in fundraising, with experience soliciting and closing gifts from individuals or organizations.
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, proven focus on a positive donor experience, and strong person-to-person relationship-building skills.
  • Ability to work with senior leaders, physicians, and other foundations effectively and collaboratively.
  • Committed to achieving goals.
  • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple and changing demands.
  • Proven ability to exercise diplomacy and good judgment.
  • Exemplary attention to detail with excellent planning, organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work independently using an above average level of initiative.
  • Ability to work as part of a fundraising team.
  • Proficient in the use of all corporate productivity tools including Excel, Word, PowerPoint as well as Raiser’s Edge or other donor database management systems.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Demonstrated commitment to and understanding of the mission and values of CAMHF.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends.

Don’t sweat it if you don’t have everything listed above. We believe in growth and curiosity. If you have some of these qualities and believe this is the position that will make you excited to come into work every day, then we want to hear from you!

Salary Range: $71,000.00 to $79,000.00 annually

CAMH Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations and will work with you to meet your needs. If you are a person with a disability and require assistance during the application process, please don’t hesitate to reach out! Please contact We celebrate our inclusive work environment and welcome members of all backgrounds and perspectives to apply.

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.

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CAMH is a Tobacco-Free Organization.

CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and is a teaching hospital and research institute. As a CAMH employee, you will be expected to actively support CAMH’s teaching and research activities, in addition to supporting the clinical work of the hospital.

At CAMH, we strive to be an equitable and inclusive employer. Our commitment to equity is grounded in an institution-wide commitment to achieving a working, teaching, and learning environment that is free of discrimination and harassment.

CAMH actively seeks candidates from First Nations, Métis and Inuit, racialized and LGBTQ2S+ communities, women, and people with disabilities (including people who have experienced mental health and substance use challenges).

We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to our positions.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please inform us if you require accommodations during the interview process.