Chief Philanthropy Officer – STELLA’S PLACE

Reporting to the Executive Director, the ideal candidate for the position of Chief Philanthropy Officer will be an experienced fundraiser and fundraising champion with a demonstrated ability for relationship-building, staff management and teamwork. They will create successful strategies to drive philanthropic revenue ($3M+ in annual revenues) for Stella’s Place, employing best practices for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding individuals, foundations, corporations and some government funding. They will develop donor engagement, solicitation and stewardship programs, set annual performance goals for the department and individual contributors, and lead and motivate a passionate fundraising team in support of these goals.

Salary Range:  $110,000 – $125,000

Posted On:  January 13, 2023

Closing On:  February 13, 2023

Location:  Toronto (Hybrid)

Employment Type:  Full Time

Level:  Senior

Salary Range:  $110,000 – $125,000


Hybrid Working Position

Stella’s Place Assessment and Treatment Centre is the first comprehensive, integrated, community-based assessment and treatment centre in Canada for young adults (age 16 to 29) experiencing mental health challenges.

Founded by a concerned parent and philanthropist Donna Green in 2016, it now delivers a range of strength-based individual and group counseling, which includes peer support services, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Social Anxiety Disorder Program, BeanBag Chat (BBC), a virtual platform for counselling/support services, and a range of psychosocial programs in-person, in Toronto, and virtually each year. Since its inception, it has served thousands of young adults in Ontario.

Stella’s Place is privately funded and is unique in its approach to healing that includes peer support and a co-creation model that includes young adults – a proven strategy for success. A recently completed $11-million capital campaign has resulted in a state-of-the art program facility in downtown Toronto, to be officially opened by Toronto Mayor John Tory in the spring of 2023.

This visionary organization is ready for the next stage of its evolution as one of Canada’s leading mental health causes for young adults, raising $3M and greater in current and future years to sustain its vision, mission and innovative program model.

What you bring to the role

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What Stella’s Place offers you in return

This search is being conducted on behalf of Stella’s Place by crawfordconnect, a search firm specializing in recruiting non-profit and charitable professionals for Canada’s non-profit sector. If someone you know may be interested in this position, please feel free to forward this information – we would be pleased to connect with them.

If you have questions about this position, please reach out to Ann Armstrong at 647.261.3566 or ann@crawfordconnect.comWe request all applications be submitted online only.

Application Details

To submit your application by February 13, 2023, please visit: openings/Select the role and ‘Apply’ to upload your cover letter and resume in two separate documents.

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Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resume and cover letter online in confidence. We thank all applicants for applying, however, only qualified candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Stella’s Place is committed to having a workforce that reflects the diversity of the City of Toronto and its participants. We strongly encourage applications from racialized persons, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression and all those who can provide and contribute to the diversification of perspective at Stella’s Place.