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.

Chief Operating Officer/Directeur.rice de l’exploitation

In the spirit of respect, reciprocity, and truth we honour and acknowledge that our work occurs across Turtle Island (North America) that has been home since time immemorial to the ancestors of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Peoples. We recognize the contributions of Indigenous people around the world and support the ongoing struggle for self-determination and sovereignty. We work to understand the history of the lands upon which we are guests and contribute to justice for all Indigenous Peoples.
Tamarack Institute (Tamarack) catalyzes collective action with diverse leaders to solve major community challenges including ending poverty, building youth futures, building belonging, and building just climate transitions. Tamarack’s vision is to build a connected force for community change. Through its work in Vibrant Communities, Tamarack supports networks focused on four outcomes.
• Communities Ending Poverty: A network and movement dedicated to ending poverty in Canada, made up of more than 400 municipalities and represented by 90 regional roundtables.   
• Communities Building Belonging: Strengthening neighbourhoods and ending social isolation and polarization in Canada. Communities Building Belonging is a network of 8000+ learners and growing, helping communities to build belonging and thrive.
• Communities Building Youth Futures: A youth-led and youth-centered network of 20 communities across Turtle Island that supports the creation of new pathways from high school to post-secondary, training, employment, and community leadership opportunities.  
• Community Climate Transitions: A movement of 35+ collaboratives across 10 provinces and one US state that are advancing local climate action and equity through multi-sector partnerships and approaches that centre residents and the community.  
Tamarack’s Learning Centre translates community-developed knowledge and success stories into purposeful practice and skill-building tools that advance the five interconnected practices of community change. 
Since its founding, Tamarack has sought to centre those with lived and living experience of poverty in its work. More recently, in the Tamarack 2030 Plan, Tamarack committed to contributing to work that brings Canada’s poverty rate below 5%; and that interrupts racism, colonialization, xenophobia, and other forms of oppression. Tamarack has also committed to increasing its connection to the more than 25% of people on Turtle Island who identify as Francophone.
It is within this context that Tamarack invites applications and nominations for the appointment of its inaugural Chief Operating Officer (COO). The COO will join Tamarack’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Board, the Institute’s amazing team, and the larger Tamarack community in catalyzing transformational, community-led outcomes.
As a key partner reporting to the CEO, the COO will enhance Tamarack’s people & culture, operational, risk management, and financial capabilities and build processes that support alignment across the organization. The COO will create and champion structures that support Tamarack’s team to understand the changing contexts of communities, to build the capacity of changemakers, to accelerate the impact of place-based partnerships, and to amplify local work to influence public policy and advance systems change at a national level.
The COO will work alongside and provide leadership to the people & culture, finance, operations, and technology/digital infrastructure teams. They will drive people and culture practices, including initiatives related to decision-making authority and role clarity, continued team cohesion, and the talent management cycle of a growing, geographically dispersed, 100% remote team. The COO will also play a key role in supporting a multi-year journey to implement the recommendations that emerged from Tamarack’s equity, diversity, inclusion, justice, and reconciliation audit.
The COO will steward Tamarack’s financial health and sustainability and oversee all financial reporting, budgeting, forecasting, financial analysis, and compliance requirements. They will prepare Board reports and act as Board Secretary. They will play a key role in evolving Tamarack’s social enterprise and in diversifying revenue for the organization and for place-based partnerships across Turtle Island.
Using an existing risk management framework, the COO will oversee and prioritize Tamarack’s opportunities and mitigate risks. The COO will develop and steward internal planning processes (e.g. annual operational planning); assess and prioritize areas for improvement in internal processes and workflows; develop tools to support all team members; and steward an organizational dashboard that supports the use of meaningful data for learning and improvement.
In the language of place-based partnerships, Tamarack’s COO will be the “backbone of the backbone.”
This appointment calls for a leader who is equally decisive, adaptive, relational, and strategic. As the ideal candidate, you are a people-, process-, and systems-focused leader and understand how to enable, nurture, and transform organizations, and operationalize strategic initiatives and collective vision. You would appreciate frequent thought-partnership with a CEO, and you would find energy in assessing emergent opportunities.
You bring demonstrated team leadership experience, operational expertise, the ability to lead people and culture practices, and have financial acumen, including but not limited to budgeting, forecasting, analysis, and reporting experience. You can support good governance in a non-profit setting by working with a volunteer Board of Directors, and you would be comfortable leading teams in a remote and geographically dispersed environment. Demonstrated commitment to, and the ability to support and embed, equity, diversity, inclusion, justice and reconciliation (EDIJR) is required. You can work within anti-racist and anti-oppressive frameworks and have an understanding of the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action. You are someone who believes in the power of partnerships that involve people with a range of experiences and perspectives. As Tamarack is committed to engaging and elevating the voice of those most impacted by issues who have the greatest insight into possible solutions, lived/living experience is a definite asset.
With proven change management experience and conflict resolution skills, you build structure and lead through growth with genuine care, compassion, and action. Your analytical and process improvement skills, alongside your exceptional communication and interpersonal skills allow you to implement strategies and foster effective communication pathways, collaborative spaces, efficiencies, and connectedness. You can establish goals, develop implementation plans, monitor progress, ensure effective accountability and strategic alignment, and use data to celebrate, learn, plan, and improve. You work across ideological differences, seek other perspectives, opinions, approaches, and are a lifelong learner. The ability to communicate in both French and English is an asset.
Salary & Benefits:
Tamarack provides a competitive salary and benefits, RRSP package after two years of service, an annual professional development fund, a monthly technology fund, an annual gratitude fund to express gratitude to partners and teammates, flex time, and Focus Fridays. Tamarack’s paid time off includes the flexible option to take three statutory holidays on days that hold meaning to you. Tamarack close its offices the last week of December. Tamarack operates within a progressive management philosophy. This is a full-time 40-hour per week position and compensation is rated between $120,000 and $150,000 a year. The successful candidate will be offered a salary that is commensurate with experience.
Work Environment:
As with most positions at Tamarack, you may reside in any location in Canada. Tamarack is a remote work environment, and your designated office space may be in your home. This role will require overnight travel approximately quarterly in Canada and potentially in the US and other countries, via a learning fund allocated to all team members. It will also require some local travel.
Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority, in accordance with Canadian immigration regulations.
Application Process:
To apply or explore this key leadership position at Tamarack Institute further, please submit a comprehensive resume along with a cover letter, in confidence, to Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca) and/or Caroline McLean (caroline@griffithgroup.ca) or visit: INSERT HYPERLINK
Tamarack is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Tamarack welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, and strongly encourages applications from systemically underserved communities to apply, including Indigenous persons, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and/or gender identities, and members of other equity-deserving groups.
Tamarack and Griffith Group are committed to an inclusive, accessible and welcoming hiring process that provides reasonable accommodation to all applicants. Please advise Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca) should you require any accommodation to participate in this posting, recruitment, selection and/or assessment processes.
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Dans un esprit de respect, de réciprocité et de vérité, nous honorons et reconnaissons que notre travail se déroule sur l’ile de la Tortue (Amérique du Nord) qui, depuis toujours, est la demeure des Premières Nations, des Métis et des Inuit.e.s. Nous reconnaissons les contributions des peuples autochtones du monde entier et nous appuyons la lutte continue pour l’autodétermination et la souveraineté. Nous nous efforçons de comprendre l’histoire des terres sur lesquelles nous sommes des invité.e.s et contribuons à la justice pour tous les peuples autochtones.
L’Institut Tamarack contribue à catalyser l’action collective d’une diversité de leadeur.euse.s pour résoudre les principaux enjeux de la communauté, notamment pour mettre fin à la pauvreté, bâtir l’avenir des jeunes, renforcer les liens communautaires et lutter contre le changement climatique. Notre vision est de construire une force collective multipliée en faveur du changement communautaire. Grâce à notre travail au sein de nos Réseaux pour le changement, nous soutenons de multiples communautés axées sur quatre résultats.
• Les Communautés éliminant la pauvreté : un réseau et un mouvement dédié à l’élimination de la pauvreté au Canada, composés de plus de 400 municipalités et représentés par 90 tables rondes régionales.   
• Les Communautés bâtissant l’appartenance : un réseau qui renforce les quartiers et met fin à l’isolement social et à la polarisation au Canada.
Les Communautés bâtissant l’appartenance est un réseau de plus de 8 000 apprenant.e.s en pleine croissance, aidant les collectivités à développer leur appartenance et à prospérer.
• Les Communautés bâtissant l’avenir des jeunes : un réseau dirigé pour et par les jeunes de 20 communautés de l’île de la Tortue, qui appuie la création de nouvelles voies d’accès de l’école secondaire au postsecondaire, la formation, l’emploi et les possibilités de leadeurship communautaire.  
• Les Communautés en faveur d’une transition socioécologique : un mouvement de plus de 35 collaborations dans 10 provinces et un État américain qui font progresser l’action climatique locale et l’équité grâce à des partenariats et des approches multisectorielles qui centralisent l’importance des résident.e.s et des communautés.  
Le Centre de compétences pour le changement : transforme les connaissances et les récits de réussite acquis depuis les communautés en une pratique ciblée et en outils d’acquisition de compétences qui font progresser les cinq pratiques interreliées du changement communautaire. 
Depuis sa fondation, l’Institut Tamarack a cherché à positionner les personnes ayant une expérience vécue et courante des enjeux qu’il traite dans son travail. Plus récemment, dans le Tamarack 2030 Plan, l’Institut Tamarack s’est engagé à contribuer aux travaux qui ramèneront le taux de pauvreté du Canada en dessous de 5 % ce qui interrompt la croissance potentielle du racisme, du colonialisme, de la xénophobie et d’autres formes d’oppression. L’Institut s’est également engagé à accroître ses liens avec plus de 25 % des résident.e.s de l’île de la Tortue qui s’identifient en tant que francophones.
C’est dans ce contexte que l’Institut lance un appel à candidatures et à nominations pour son/sa premier.ère directeur.rice de l’exploitation. Le/la directeur.rice de l’exploitation rejoindra la présidente-directrice générale (PDG), le conseil d’administration, l’incroyable équipe de l’Institut Tamarack et la communauté plus large de l’Institut dans son ensemble pour faciliter les résultats reliés aux changements dirigés par les communautés et basés sur le lieu.
En tant que partenaire clé relevant de la PDG, le/la directeur.rice de l’exploitation améliorera les processus reliés aux ressources humaines et à la culture d’entreprise, la capacité opérationnelle, la gestion des risques et des finances et élaborera des processus qui soutiennent l’harmonisation à la grandeur de l’Institut Tamarack. Le/La directeur.rice de l’exploitation créera des structures qui soutiennent l’équipe de l’Institut dans la compréhension du contexte changeant des communautés, des structures qui renforcent la capacité des acteur.rice.s du changement, qui accélèrent l’impact des partenariats basés sur le lieu et qui amplifient le travail local d’influence des politiques publiques tout en faisant progresser le changement des systèmes à un niveau national.
Le/La directeur.rice de l’exploitation travaillera de pair avec la direction pour assurer le leadeurship des équipes chargées des personnes et de la culture, des finances, des opérations et de la technologie/infrastructure numérique.
Il/elle dirigera les pratiques concernant les personnes et la culture, y compris les initiatives liées au pouvoir décisionnel et à la clarté des rôles, la cohésion continue de l’équipe et le cycle de gestion des talents d’une équipe en pleine croissance, géographiquement dispersée et œuvrant à 100 % en distanciel. Le/La directeur.rice de l’exploitation jouera également un rôle clé en soutenant un parcours pluriannuel qui met en œuvre les recommandations issues de notre examen de contrôle sur l’équité, la diversité, l’inclusion, la justice et la réconciliation.
Le/La directeur.rice de l’exploitation veillera à la santé financière et la pérennité de l’Institut et supervisera toutes les exigences en matière de rapports financiers, de budgétisation, de prévisions, d’analyse financière et de conformité. Il/Elle préparera les rapports du Conseil d’administration et agira en tant que secrétaire du Conseil. Il/Elle jouera un rôle clé dans l’évolution de l’entreprise sociale de l’Institut et dans la diversification des revenus de l’organisation et des partenariats locaux à travers l’île de la Tortue.
En utilisant un cadre de gestion des risques existant, le/la directeur.rice de l’exploitation supervisera et priorisera les occasions qui peuvent se présenter pour l’Institut et atténuera les risques potentiels. Il/Elle développera et gérera les processus de planification interne (par exemple, la planification opérationnelle annuelle), évaluera et priorisera les éléments à améliorer concernant les processus et le flux du travail à l’interne, développera des outils pour soutenir tous les membres de l’équipe et gérera un tableau de bord organisationnel qui prend en charge l’utilisation de données significatives pour des fins d’apprentissage et d’amélioration.
Dans le langage des partenariats locaux, le/la directeur.rice de l’exploitation de l’Institut Tamarack sert « d’épine dorsale appuyant l’ossature de l’organisme ».
Ce poste requiert un.e leadeur.euse tout aussi décisif.ve, et flexible que relationnel.e. et stratégique. En tant que candidat.e. idéal.e, vous êtes un.e leadeur.euse axé.e sur l’humain, les processus et les systèmes et comprenez comment activer, entretenir et transformer les organisations, et opérationnaliser les initiatives stratégiques et la vision collective. Vous appréciez l’échange et la réflexion en continu en partenariat avec le/la PDG et vous êtes doté.e de l’énergie requise pour identifier et évaluer les opportunités émergentes.
Votre expérience en leadeurship d’équipe est bien établie, de même que votre expertise opérationnelle, votre capacité de diriger des personnes ainsi que la culture d’entreprise. Vous avez le sens des affaires, y compris, mais sans s’y limiter, une expérience en matière de budgétisation, de prévision, d’analyse et de création de rapports s’y rapportant. Vous êtes capable de soutenir une gouvernance saine dans un environnement à but non lucratif en travaillant avec un conseil d’administration bénévole, et vous seriez à l’aise pour diriger des équipes dans un environnement œuvrant en distanciel et géographiquement dispersé.
Vous faites preuve d’engagement et vous avez la capacité de soutenir et d’intégrer l’équité, la diversité, l’inclusion, la justice et la réconciliation (EDIJR) dans les processus. Vous avez la capacité de travailler dans des cadres antiracistes et anti-oppressifs et de comprendre les appels à l’action de la Commission de vérité et réconciliation. Vous êtes une personne qui croit au pouvoir des partenariats impliquant des personnes proposant une gamme d’expériences et de perspectives variée. À l’Institut, nous nous engageons à mobiliser et à promouvoir la voix des personnes les plus touchées par les enjeux que nous visons à transformer, qui en ont une expérience pertinente, afin de mieux envisager les solutions possibles.
Muni.e d’une expérience éprouvée en gestion du changement et de compétences en résolution de conflits, vous construisez des structures et en dirigez la croissance avec une attention et une compassion réelles. Vos compétences analytiques et en amélioration des processus, ainsi que vos forces exceptionnelles en communication et en relations interpersonnelles, vous permettent de mettre en œuvre des stratégies et de favoriser des voies de communication efficaces et des espaces collaboratifs avec efficacité tout en gardant un sens de la connectivité communautaire. Vous établissez des objectifs, élaborez des plans de mise en œuvre et suivez la progression des initiatives. Vous assurer des processus de responsabilisation efficaces et un alignement stratégique, et utilisez les données pour célébrer les gains, apprendre des expériences communes, planifier l’avenir et améliorer le tout en continu. Vous naviguez bien les différences idéologiques et recherchez les perspectives, opinions et approches diversifiés, et la perspective d’être un.e apprenant.e tout au long de votre vie vous stimule. La capacité de communiquer en français et en anglais est un atout.
Salaire et avantages sociaux
L’Institut Tamarack offre un salaire et des avantages sociaux concurrentiels, un programme de REER après deux ans de service, un fonds annuel de perfectionnement professionnel, un fonds servant à la technologie, un fonds de gratitude annuel pour les membres de l’équipe afin qu’ils/elles puissent exprimer leur gratitude aux partenaires et aux coéquipier.ère.s, du temps flexible et des vendredis sans réunions. Nos congés payés comprennent l’option flexible de prendre deux jours fériés les jours qui vous tiennent à cœur. Nous fermons nos bureaux la dernière semaine de décembre. L’Institut Tamarack fonctionne au moyen d’une philosophie de gestion progressive. Il s’agit d’un poste à temps plein de 40 heures par semaine et la rémunération se situe entre 120 000 $ et 150 000 $ par année. Le/la candidat.e retenu.e se verra offrir un salaire proportionnel à son expérience.
Milieu de travail
Comme pour la plupart des postes de l’Institut Tamarack, vous pouvez résider n’importe où au Canada. Le travail de l’Institut se fait à distance et votre espace de bureau désigné peut être à domicile. Ce rôle nécessitera des déplacements de nuit environ tous les trimestres au Canada et potentiellement aux États-Unis et dans d’autres pays, appuyés par un fonds d’apprentissage alloué à tous les membres de l’équipe. Le poste nécessitera également quelques déplacements locaux.
Veuillez noter que tous les candidat.e.s qualifié.e.s sont encouragé.e.s à postuler, cependant, les demandes des citoyen.ne.s canadien.ne.s et des résident.e.s permanent.e.s seront prioritaires, conformément à la réglementation canadienne en matière d’immigration.
Processus d’appel à candidature
Pour postuler ou explorer davantage ce poste de direction clé de l’Institut Tamarack, veuillez soumettre un curriculum vitae complet accompagné d’une lettre de motivation, à titre confidentiel, à Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca) ou/et Caroline McLean (caroline@griffithgroup.ca) ou sur notre site web : INSERT HYPERLINK
L’Institut s’engage à créer un environnement diversifié et est fier d’être un employeur respectant l’égalité des chances. L’Institut Tamarack accueille les candidatures de toutes les personnes qualifiées et encourage fortement les candidatures des communautés mal desservies par les systèmes, y compris les Autochtones, les personnes racialisées, les personnes en situation de handicap, les personnes de toutes orientations sexuelles et/ou identités de genre et les membres d’autres groupes méritant l’équité.
L’Institut Tamarack et le Griffith Group s’engagent à suivre un processus d’embauche inclusif, accessible et accueillant qui offre des aménagements raisonnables à tous les candidat.e.s. Veuillez informer Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca) si vous avez besoin d’aménagements pour participer à ces processus d’affichage, de recrutement, de sélection et/ou d’évaluation.

Account Director

Blakely is a woman owned and led strategic fundraising and marketing agency that combines expertise with fresh thinking. Since its founding, Blakely has helped some of the largest, and smallest, non-profits drive results and change lives. While Blakely’s team of strategists, creators, analysts, and project managers have many backgrounds, they all share one ambition: to help non-profits achieve their goals. Blakely values transparency, collaboration, hard work, and curiosity and believes in ideas over egos, guts over glory, collaboration over competition.

It is within this context that Blakely welcomes applications and nominations for the appointment of its Account Director.
Reporting to a Senior Fundraising Strategist, as an integral member of the Client Relationships team, the Account Director serves as the account lead to Blakely clients. Working in partnership with an Account Manager and a Senior Fundraising Strategist, the Account Director leads campaign planning and strategy implementation through the use of budgets and digital-first, integrated campaign strategies. The Account Director plays a leadership role for their clients, supporting the Account Manager in managing the day-to-day activity, and provides leadership through bringing together the creative, data, digital & print production teams to ensure strategy and delivery excellence. Externally, the Account Director represents Blakely at events, conferences, and client meetings and builds relationships across the sector.

As the ideal candidate, you are a proven fundraiser with experience developing direct marketing programs for not-for-profit organizations. You bring a depth of knowledge about integrated direct marketing and annual giving, including digitally integrated campaigns via email, paid media, video, and direct mail. You appreciate the role of data in fundraising programs and can analyze program performance and determine appropriate strategic priorities. You are at ease presenting to various sized audiences and have excellent interpersonal skills. You have managed multiple projects with competing priorities and timelines with a broad range of internal and external partners simultaneously. As such, you are able to think strategically about challenges while developing and executing plans in a fast-paced customer focused manner.
To learn more about this important leadership opportunity with Blakely, please submit a comprehensive resume along with a cover letter in confidence to Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca) and/or Robin Noftall (robin@griffithgroup.ca).

Salary Range: $70,000-$90,000, commensurate with experience. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental and vision care, 3 weeks vacation plus an additional 9.5 Blakely days off (half day Fridays before each long weekend and the office is closed for one week at the end of December each year).

Location: This is a location flexible position. The successful candidate will be able to choose where they do their day-to-day work either from home or the Blakely office, located in Aurora, ON. This position can also be fully remote and is considered remote if you live more than 150 kilometers from the Blakely office. Maintaining a good working relationship is key to success, for non-remote workers, there will be a requirement to come into the office occasionally for meetings and meet in person with clients as the role requires. For remote workers, there will be a requirement to come to the Blakely office for in-person meetings approximately 4-6 times per calendar year and occasional travel for in person client meetings dependent on the client and Blakely needs, with reimbursement for travel based on Blakely’s policy.

As a workplace which strives to create a culture based on inclusivity and teamwork, Blakely believes that its culture is its biggest competitive advantage. Blakely provides equal opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to race, religion, colour, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, neurodiversity or disability, visible or invisible. All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Blakely and Griffith Group are committed to an inclusive, accessible and welcoming hiring process that provides reasonable accommodation to all applicants. Please advise Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca) should you require any accommodation to participate in this posting, recruitment, selection and/or assessment processes.

Board of Directors

Jack.org was created in memory of Jack Windeler, a first-year student at Queen’s University who died by suicide at 18 years old. Jack’s parents, Eric Windeler and Sandra Hanington, co-founded Jack.org to provide young people with mental health education and to ensure that those struggling can access the support they deserve.

Jack.org is on a mission to empower young individuals with community, knowledge, and tools to champion mental well-being. It stands poised and empowered for this crucial task, fortified by dedicated donors, a robust financial reserve, visionary leadership, and a high-performing team eager to drive change. Focused on addressing the prevalent issue of mental health distress among youth, particularly those systematically excluded from mental health dialogue and action, it adapts programming to cater to diverse youth demographics and communities across Canada. Its approach centers on upstream prevention of mental distress and the promotion of mental well-being.

It is within this context that jack.org welcomes nominations for the appointments to its Board of Directors.

The Board of Directors is responsible for governing the affairs of the organization. The Board discharges its responsibilities by delegating the day-to-day operations to the President & CEO and by delegating certain other responsibilities to Board Committees. This position description sets out how individual Directors are expected to engage in the Board’s work and discharge their duties and responsibilities. In discharging their responsibilities, each Director is required to act honestly and in good faith with a view to the best interests of Jack.org, and exercise the care, diligence, and skill that a reasonably prudent person would exercise in comparable circumstances.

Commitment:

Each Director will be asked to serve on at least one Board Committee. Committee appointments are made by the Board on the recommendation of the Chair and in consultation with individual Directors, the President & CEO, and the Governance and Nominating Committee.

Directors are expected to commit the necessary time required to fulfill Board and Committee responsibilities, which includes preparation for and attendance at Board and Committee meetings, the annual general meeting, strategic planning session(s), and special events. The average annual time commitment to fulfill the responsibilities as a Director is 40-50 hours.

Directors are elected by the members for terms of three years and may serve to a maximum of six years. When circumstances warrant, a Director may be elected for a third three-year term subject to the approval of two-thirds of votes cast by members.

Geographical Representation

As a national organization, Jack.org welcomes nominations of individuals from across Canada, and specifically welcome nominations for those residing outside of Ontario and BC.
Skills Matrix
Jack.org is seeking Nominations from individuals with skills in the following areas:
1. Fundraising
2. Mental Health Systems
3. Strategy

Nomination Form

To nominate an individual, including self nominations, please visit: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScclwRqlJlThOKANWLNVGFs_d7M53ARD8rZb0cQKY9O45NPwA/viewform

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Executive Director / Directrice générale

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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.

Director of Development

We acknowledge the land we are meeting on is 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. We also acknowledge that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit.
Toronto Botanical Garden (TBG) is the leading destination in Toronto to experience sustainable horticulture, and to better understand our collective role as stewards of our ecosystem. With free admission and over 300,000 visitors a year, TBG welcomes everyone to learn to love plants. Beyond an inspiring plant oasis, we are a dynamic community hub and an engaging learning environment.
In partnership with the City of Toronto, TBG is embarking on an exciting landmark capital expansion. Today the Garden is a 4-acre botanical garden nestled in the City of Toronto’s Park System adjacent to Edwards Gardens and the Wilket Creek Trail. As the Garden prepares to expand its managerial oversight across thirty-five acres (in a phased approach), the organization is scaling up to achieve sustained organizational performance as a relevant and inspiring living museum.
Toronto Botanical Garden connects people and plants, fostering sustainable communities and developing reciprocal relationships with nature through lifelong learning.
It is within this context that Toronto Botanical Garden invites applications and nominations for the appointment of its next Director of Development to join TBG on its journey of continued growth as an inspired plant place, an engaging learning environment and a dynamic community hub.
Reporting to the Executive Director, and as a key member of the leadership team, the Director of Development plays an active and strategic role in developing a culture of philanthropy that builds communities of support and attracts high impact philanthropy to TBG’s strategic priorities. The Director creates a development strategy and designs, directs and executes a multifaceted and full complement of fundraising programs, including major gifts and capital campaigns, sponsorship marketing, grant writing, planned giving, core mission and program initiatives, and special events. The Director fosters cross-team collaboration, and motivates and supports a team of staff, Board of Directors and volunteers, including members of the Development Committee, who advocate for TBG in the execution of the development plan.
This appointment requires an entrepreneurial, results oriented and community minded leader who is passionate about the mission of TBG, connecting people to plants, fostering sustainable communities and developing reciprocal relationships with nature through lifelong learning.
As the ideal candidate, you are a collaborative and experienced leader, fundraiser and strategic implementation professional who seeks and inspires excellence and impact in all endeavours. You are a motivated and motivating team builder and organization developer. You are an exceptional and engaging communicator, and have strong interpersonal skills. You can manage multiple priorities, think outside the box, solve problems, and take initiative.
You have proven experience creating and leading comprehensive fund development programs, achieving revenue targets, and building and maintaining relationships with a diverse base of engaged donors, sponsors and partners. You are comfortable managing annual and capital campaigns concurrently, and have knowledge of, and experience with, planned giving, special events planning and management, and marketing processes and concepts. Experience working with membership-based organizations such as museums, cultural, environmental or educational institutions is an asset, as is experience working in support of a voluntary board of directors. Post-secondary education is an asset, as is a CFRE designation. You have demonstrated commitment to advancing equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility, and are committed to TBG as a garden for all; a diverse community that recognizes the life-giving role of nature, working together for a more sustainable world.
To apply or explore this key leadership position at Toronto Botanical Garden further, please submit a comprehensive resume along with a cover letter, in confidence, to Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca) and/or Noshina Choudhary (noshina@griffithgroup.ca).
Toronto Botanical Garden is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a welcoming, safe, diverse and inclusive environment. TBG’s workplace has a long-standing policy of providing fair, equitable, and accessible opportunities for all employees and prospective employees. TBG encourages all qualified applicants for employment regardless of age, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion, or disability status.
All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
Toronto Botanical Garden and Griffith Group are committed to an inclusive, accessible and welcoming hiring process that provides reasonable accommodation to all applicants. Please advise Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca) should you require any accommodation to participate in this posting, recruitment, selection and/or assessment processes.

Executive Director

London Cares Homeless Response Services (“London Cares”) are champions with and for people experiencing homelessness, particularly persons with the most complex needs and greatest barriers. The 90 staff are an exceptionally committed team that works with people to be well in stable, safe housing, helping to build a compassionate, inclusive community where no one is left behind. London Cares support individuals experiencing homelessness through a service model that includes street outreach, housing stability services, including supports for veterans experiencing homelessness and the newly opened highly supportive housing program. 

Like many of the people the organization serves, London Cares is on a journey to home. London Cares was formed in 2012 through a partnership of Addiction Services Thames Valley, Regional HIV/AIDS Connection, and Unity Project, and funded by the City of London. Over the years, the organization has evolved both structurally and programmatically to become a more integrated and coordinated response to chronic homelessness in the City of London. In 2018, what began as a pilot project under the auspices of several organizations was formalized as a separate entity.

With the upcoming retirement of its Executive Director, London Cares invites applications and nominations for the appointment of its next Executive Director to steer the organization to the next phase of its development through its continued evolution.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director ensures the achievement of London Cares strategic objectives, and is responsible for operational planning and evaluation, financial management, human resources, external relations and stakeholder engagement, and resource development. The Executive Director oversees a budget of approximately $7 million and leads a committed team of approximately 70 full-time employees and 25 casual staff. As the primary spokesperson for London Cares, the Executive Director is responsible for working collaboratively with partners and funders, and represents the organization at municipal tables and all levels of government. The Executive Director maintains positive relationships with community partners and ensures London Cares is an active member of the community helping advance community goals and objectives.

As the ideal candidate, you are a system-oriented, innovative and collaborative leader with demonstrated leadership experience, ideally in the not-for-profit, social services, or healthcare sector where relationship building is evidenced. Experience working within the homelessness sector and navigation of the system; including mental health, harm reduction and trauma-informed best practices and social services, is an asset. You have experience working with a Board of Directors, coupled with experience in human resources, financial planning and oversight, and fundraising. With a track-record of strong and strategic stakeholder engagement, you have the skill to strengthen and expand London Cares’ connection with government and institutional funders. You have exemplary communication and interpersonal skills and are comfortable actively and effectively representing and advocating for London Cares. You are adaptable, solutions focused, and can advance the organization in a complex and shifting landscape. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility, coupled with passion for the mission of London Cares in serving the needs of people experiencing homelessness with a trauma informed, harm reduction approach. A post graduate degree in health sciences, social sciences, public administration, business, or a related field is an asset.

To apply or explore this key leadership position at London Cares further, please submit a comprehensive resume along with a cover letter, in confidence, to Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca) and/or Noshina Choudhary (noshina@griffithgroup.ca).

London Cares is an equal-opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, and strongly encourages applications from 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.

London Cares and Griffith Group are committed to an inclusive, accessible and welcoming hiring process that provides reasonable accommodation to all applicants. Please advise Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca) should you require any accommodation to participate in this posting, recruitment, selection and/or assessment processes.

President & Chief Executive Officer

The City of Hamilton is situated upon the traditional territories of the Erie, Neutral, Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee and Mississaugas. This land is covered by the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, which was an agreement between the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabek to share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. We further acknowledge that this land is covered by the Between the Lakes Purchase, 1792, between the Crown and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.
Today, the City of Hamilton is home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island (North America) and we recognize that we must do more to learn about the rich history of this land so that we can better understand our roles as residents, neighbours, partners and caretakers.
Hamilton Community Foundation (HCF) is deeply humbled by, and grateful, to our Indigenous partners and would like to acknowledge their grace and work over the past two years in helping to shape this Declaration of Action on Truth and Reconciliation. We commit to ongoing reciprocal relationship and trust building, to implementation that will bring this Declaration to life, and to measuring progress in the short and long-term.
With the mission to drive positive change by connecting diverse people, ideas and resources, Hamilton Community Foundation (HCF) has grown to hold over $260 million in assets, and grants over $10 million a year to community. Founded in 1954 as Ontario’s first community foundation, HCF is a well-respected community leader in Hamilton, and a member of the Community Foundations of Canada, the national membership organization whose members contribute time, leadership and financial support to initiatives that benefit their community most, based on an intimate understanding of local needs and opportunities. Guided by an engaged Board, and a highly engaged and committed team, HCF is now in the third year of an ambitious five-year strategic plan that includes major initiatives in education, affordable housing, impact investing, equity, diversity and inclusion and relationships with Indigenous communities.
It is within this context that the Hamilton Community Foundation welcomes applications and nominations for the appointment of its next President & Chief Executive Officer, commencing fall 2024 or soon after.
Reporting to a volunteer Board of Directors, the President & CEO is responsible for the execution HCF’s mission, strategy and business plan. With oversight of the entirety of the organization, the President & CEO’s responsibilities include all aspects of HCF’s budget and financial direction, operational and governance policies, community leadership and investment, revenue and fund development activities, and with ensuring that the culture of HCF remains one of inspiration, engagement, and impact. The President & CEO, in conjunction with the Board, its sub-committees and staff, also provides judicious and diligent assessment of HCF’s investment portfolio, including oversight of the investment management of HCF’s financial assets. The President & CEO represents the organization, liaising and advocating with various levels of government, HCF’s community partners, and its donors to further the goals of the organization. Serving as the organization’s spokesperson, the President & CEO also convenes meetings, forums and discussion groups in support of building a collaborative approach to community leaders initiatives.
As the ideal candidate, you are a highly regarded and respected community-focused leader who has worked at a leadership level in an organization of similar complexity. You have a strong commitment to Hamilton Community Foundation’s mission and values and recognize its critical role investing its philanthropic capital in initiatives that will have a positive community impact. You have exceptional community engagement skills, financial and business acumen, experience and comfort with all aspects of fundraising, donor stewardship, grant making and community investment, and with organizational strategy. Experience working with or reporting to a Board of Directors is considered a strong asset. Your peers describe you as a community-builder who empowers high performance, mission-driven, and results-oriented teams. You are a future-focused leader with the required skills to influence societal change and manage complex, multi-faceted dynamic relationships with leaders in Hamilton, across the province, and country. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility, to Indigenous ways of knowing and being, and the necessary cultural competencies to lead a multi-generational, culturally diverse workforce.
To learn more about this impactful leadership opportunity within Hamilton Community Foundation, please submit a comprehensive resume along with a cover letter in confidence to Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) and/or Caroline McLean (caroline@griffithgroup.ca) or visit LINK
Hamilton Community Foundation 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.
Hamilton Community Foundation and Griffith Group are committed to an inclusive, accessible and a welcoming hiring process that provides reasonable accommodation to all applicants. Please advise Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) should you require any accommodation to participate in the recruitment and/or assessment processes.