Director of Philanthropy, Canadian Mental Health Association, Vancouver-Fraser Branch

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada · Canadian Mental Health Association, Vancouver-Fraser Branch


We are looking for an experienced Director of Philanthropy to take our successful event-based fundraising department and expand it to a full-spectrum philanthropy department (annual and monthly giving, major gifts, sponsorships, grants, planned giving, fundraising events, donor stewardship and deeper donor involvement in our organization and mission). This is a unique and exciting opportunity as you will hire and build your entire team, which is anticipated to be one full-time (the Director position) and three part-time positions (likely an event planner/manager, communications, and a volunteer/data management, but the exact composition will be negotiated between you and the Executive Director).

The successful candidate will:

CMHA, Vancouver-Fraser Branch has adopted an ambitious goal to grow our fundraising revenue so that we can deliver more mental health services to people in our communities. We currently raise approximately $750,000 per year from our fundraising efforts. Our goal is to grow our fundraising revenue to $1.6 million by 2025.



CMHA provides our employees with a defined benefit pension plan, extended health and dental benefits, paid sick leave, long-term disability insurance, group life insurance and this position will start with at least four weeks paid vacation.

CMHA, Vancouver-Fraser Branch is committed to our workforce reflecting the diversity of the communities within which we work. As such, we encourage applications from persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the diversity of our staff. Personal experience with mental health issues, either through self or a loved one, is an asset.

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