Partner

Griffith Group acknowledges the land upon which we work is the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishinaabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. We also acknowledge that Toronto, or Tkaronto, is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit.
Griffith Group Executive Search is a privately owned Canadian firm that provides exceptional services to our valued clients. Focused on senior-level recruitment, our team partners with organizations across Canada to support their executive search needs. Our approach Is encapsulated within our vision: “International Reach. Proven Expertise. Boutique Service.” Griffith Group is known for our values of integrity, professionalism, and empowered innovation and our deep commitment to, and demonstrated results in, supporting Indigenization, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (I-EDIA). As recognized experts in recruitment, Griffith Group Executive Search is named on Hunt Scanlon Media’s “2023 Top 60 Canadian Recruiters,” and “2023 Top 50 Higher Education Recruiters” rankings, as well as the “2023-2024 HR/Diversity Power 65.”
It is within this context that Griffith Group Executive Search is seeking a senior executive search professional to join the team as Partner.
Reporting to, and working in close collaboration with, Managing Partner Jane Griffith, Partners at the firm are revenue generators whose salary are 100% commissioned based. We are seeking Partners who can build a portfolio of clients in a complimentary sector, including but not limited to, healthcare, government, board work, and the private sector. Partners are responsible for creating lasting relationships with clients to support their executive search needs. Working with the firm’s team of dedicated search executives, the Partners oversee and have final responsibility for the search assignments they win. At Griffith Group, Partners are expected to contribute actively to all aspects of the search, from the creation of advertisements and briefs to candidate interviews, long listing, client interviews, and offer negotiations.
As the ideal candidate, you must bring a successful tenure in a revenue generation role from within the executive search industry. You are adept at managing multiple searches simultaneously and can manage competing search timelines and shifting priorities. You are a strong and sophisticated communicator with exceptional writing and editing skills. You are an exceptional relationship builder, and your tenure working on senior level searches provides you with a high level of judgment and the ability to show discretion in managing confidential information. As a proven recruiter, you are adept at conducting interviews and assessing talent, presenting information at client meetings, and navigating with grace and skill all interactions with clients and candidates, whether they be good news updates or providing feedback to unsuccessful candidates. Candidates must possess experience and comfort in ensuring recruitment practices are equitable and inclusive to all candidates, and particularly to equity-deserving candidates. Candidates must hold an undergraduate degree from a recognized university, and a graduate level degree would be considered an asset. Proficiency in both French and English would also be considered an asset but is not required.
Griffith Group prides itself on its excellence and a culture that is team focused, inclusive, innovative, and fast paced. There is a strong and engaged commitment to I-EDIA across the firm; candidates must have interest in contributing to and continuing this commitment. Only candidates who meet the required position experience, will work towards the collective success of the firm, contribute to Griffith Group’s culture, and build collaborative and respectful relationships with colleagues will be selected for interviews.
To express interest in this opportunity please apply in confidence to Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca). Please note this is a 100% remote position.
Griffith Group welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including, but not limited to women, Indigenous persons, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
In accordance with the provincial legislation, accommodation will be provided by Griffith Group throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact jane@griffithgroup.ca.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Vice-President, Marketing and Communications

Women’s College Hospital Foundation – Vice-President, Marketing and Communications

Women’s College Hospital Foundation is located on the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.

For 140 years, Women’s College Hospital (WCH) has been at the forefront of developing groundbreaking healthcare solutions that address the most pressing challenges of our healthcare system. As Canada’s first hospital dedicated to women’s health, WCH is committed to achieving healthcare equity by ensuring that everyone has access to high-quality, compassionate, and efficient care. Today, WCH is a global leader in revolutionizing healthcare for women and advancing health system solutions for all.

The Women’s College Hospital Foundation (WCHF) plays a crucial role in supporting WCH’s excellence in research and healthcare. The Foundation engages donors and volunteers to elevate support for the hospital’s research, people and care. Its individual, foundation and corporate donors and sponsors are instrumental in enabling it to support the hospital’s mission today and into the future. WCHF’s donor family today includes over 39,000 individuals and is focused on raising funds for the life-changing work taking place at Women’s College Hospital, including groundbreaking new women’s health research, and clinical care that puts the unique needs of women and their families first, and innovations that create a stronger health system for everyone.

It is within this context that Women’s College Hospital Foundation welcomes applications and nominations for the appointment of its Vice-President, Marketing and Communications, commencing summer 2024, or soon after.

Reporting to WCHF President & Chief Executive Officer, Leslie McCarley, the Vice-President, Marketing and Communications (“Vice-President”) is an integral member of the senior leadership team who is responsible for shaping WCHF’s overarching marketing and communications strategy, while supporting revenue generation at Women’s College Hospital Foundation. Overseeing a broad portfolio, the Vice-President leads marketing, communications, donor/development communications, corporate partner communications, digital and online strategy, media relations, events communications and donor stewardship. The Vice-President oversees all applications of the Foundation’s brand, including expression across all marketing channels, in donor-facing materials and events, and with the distinct purpose of elevating the profile of Women’s College Hospital in a strategic manner that inspires support from individuals, foundations and corporations. The Vice-President is responsible for the Marketing and Communications department’s budget development and management, and with its human resources, including setting of key performance indicators for a team of approximately 8 people. The Vice-President works across both the foundation and the hospital, creating collaborative, trusting and transparent relationships with WCHF’s Senior Leadership team and with the executive communications team of the Hospital.

As the ideal candidate, you have held progressively senior leadership positions in the portfolios of marketing, communications and/or branding at similarly complex organizations. Experience from within the not-for-profit sector, with a strong focus on driving fundraising, is considered a strong asset. You are adept at crafting and implementing successful marketing strategies to reach a broad and highly diverse audience and have a depth of experience across all communications channels. Colleagues describe you as a key contributor who is innovative, inclusive and who fosters a team culture of customer service and teamwork. Your strategic mindset results in you being able to translate complex information into strategies to capitalize on your organization’s distinct brand. You are adept at building and maintaining strong relationships with agencies and partners, and with optimizing the use of owned, earned, and paid media channels to deliver desired results. You are media trained and are comfortable acting as the spokesperson for an organization. Experience with crisis communications is considered a strong asset, as is a working knowledge of freedom of information and protection of privacy legislation. Candidates must be strong supporters of equity, diversity and inclusion, with supporting decolonization and Indigenous ways of knowing, being and excellence, and with working with diverse communities with respect, sensitivity, creativity, innovation and cultural understanding. Candidates must hold a degree from a recognized Canadian University.

Compensation – A salary of $185,000 – $195,000, commensurate with experience, and eligibility for merit pay. This is paired with a comprehensive group benefits and pension package through the Hospitals of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP).

To learn more about this impactful leadership opportunity with Women’s College Hospital Foundation, please submit a comprehensive resume along with a cover letter in confidence to Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) and/or Robin Noftall (robin@griffithgroup.ca).

Diversity and inclusion are essential to WCHF, and it seeks to hire top talent from all backgrounds. WCHF encourages applications from Indigenous peoples, people with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, members of racialized groups, women and any others who may contribute to the diversification of our Foundation community. Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under our Access for People with Disabilities policy. Please advise Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) should you require any accommodation to participate in the recruitment and/or assessment processes.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

President and Chief Executive Officer

CanadaHelps is a dynamic, fast growing, technology-driven charitable organization with the mission of increasing charitable giving in Canada. Since its founding in 2000, CanadaHelps has helped over 3 million Canadians donate over $2.2 billion to Canadian charities. Since 2013, it has gone through a period of rapid, double-digit growth, increasing its staff complement to 115FTE, enabling it to process approximately one third of all online giving in Canada (~$450M annually). CanadaHelps is the Canadian leader in online giving and continues to internally develop and promote innovative giving solutions for Canadian charities and donors. It has a nimble and entrepreneurial culture with passionate and engaged staff. It employs a hybrid office model. The head office is located in downtown Toronto, with a second office in Vancouver.
It is within this context that CanadaHelps welcomes applications and nominations for the appointment of its President & Chief Executive Officer.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the President & CEO will drive further growth of the organization so that CanadaHelps continues to achieve its mission with vigor and urgency. The President & CEO will advance the mission of the organization externally through original thought leadership, advocacy, community involvement within the charitable sector, and acting as a primary spokesperson on behalf of the organization. Internally the President & CEO will anticipate technology and donation trends and their impacts, based on sound analysis, and devise strategies to advance the mission through rapid change. The President & CEO will lead the organization through the successful execution of the strategic and operational plans, particularly in software development, managing risk and ensuring wise allocation of resources. The President & CEO leads a senior executive team that manages the daily operations of the organization in a high-performance, entrepreneurial culture across a group of diverse and talented individuals.
As the ideal candidate, you have a successful track record in senior leadership roles along with growing results in a technologically focused, dynamic, and highly competitive environment. You have a strong commitment to CanadaHelps’ mission and values and understand the complexities of ecommerce and its application to charities and donors. You understand and have employed best practices in managing software development. You have exceptional financial and business acumen, a track record of innovation and growth, and ideally, experience working with or reporting to a Board of Directors. You are a future-focused leader with a start-up mindset, a strong sense of urgency and an understanding of how to compete in a fast-changing environment. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility, and the necessary cultural competencies to lead a multi-generational, culturally diverse workforce. As a key spokesperson for CanadaHelps, the successful candidate should be comfortable with presentations, media, and public relations. Knowledge of the charitable sector and the charitable regulatory framework is an asset. Candidates must hold a degree from a recognized post secondary institution, and an MBA or relevant Master’s degree is considered an asset.
To learn more about this significant leadership opportunity with CanadaHelps, please submit a comprehensive resume along with a cover letter in confidence to Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) and Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca).

CanadaHelps welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including, but not limited to women, Indigenous persons, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and persons of all sexual orientations and/or gender identities. All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
CanadaHelps is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes and encourages applications from all persons including those with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. If you require accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process, please contact jane@griffithgroup.ca.