Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation (JBHF) is seeking an experienced senior leader to be our next President & CEO, and to build on the excellent groundwork that has been built over the last decade. With the pending launch of campaign in support of the mental health and addictions program (MHA) in 2024, along with the continuation of our strategic priorities, this is an exciting time for a new President & CEO to join JBHF.

Reporting to the Foundation Board, and leading a team of 15, the CEO will manage overall operations and work with our capable and highly engaged staff and volunteers to deliver the Foundation’s strategic vision, mission, and goals.  As the lead partner with the Hospital, working closely with the Hospital’s senior leadership team, the President & CEO will ensure an ongoing focus on Hospital priorities within all Foundation activities. The Foundation President & CEO will also engage with Hospital colleagues to ensure alignment on the delivery of donor agreements.

An excellent spokesperson and community ambassador, the new President & CEO will collaborate with others to drive the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major and transformational gifts, and will personally manage a portfolio of $1M+ prospects and donors. A highly motivational team leader and coach, the President & CEO will also drive fundraising success by helping staff and senior volunteers build internal and external networks and relationships that advance Foundation goals.

Salary Range:  $240,000 – $270,000

Posted On:  November 29, 2023

Closing On:  January 2, 2024

Location:  Burlington, Ontario

Employment Type:  Full Time

Level:  Management

Salary Range:  $240,000 – $270-,000


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This position will be available as early as February 2024, but a later start date is possible. The target salary range for this role is $240,000 to $270,000 plus the potential for a performance-based bonus of up to 15%, and excellent benefits with the HOOPP pension plan.

The position is full-time and will be based at 1221 Lakeshore Road, Burlington, Ontario. A hybrid work model will be implemented in January 2024. 


Joseph Brant Hospital (JBH) is a full-service community teaching hospital located in the growing and thriving community of Burlington, Ontario, serving more than 185,000 residents in Halton, Hamilton, Waterdown, Flamborough and Stoney Creek. It is honoured to be recognized as one of Hamilton Niagara’s Top Employers for nine (9) consecutive years, with a skilled staff of 194 physicians, 2,016 full- and part-time staff, and more than 300 volunteers.

JBH is a Clinical Education site in conjunction with McMaster University and is designated as an Academic Community Teaching Hospital. Its expanded campus includes the state-of-art Michael Lee-Chin & Family Patient Tower, featuring a new Emergency Department, 172 acute inpatient beds, 9 new Operating Rooms, and a post-anesthetic care unit to support expanded medical, surgical, and outpatient services. JBH is also a partner member of the Burlington Ontario Health Team.


Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation was founded in 1976 to support Joseph Brant Hospital. We are committed to engaging our community, inspiring investment in our Hospital, and ensuring exceptional healthcare for our community. We work to be the catalyst that enables philanthropy for our Hospital to thrive through the generosity of our supporters, with a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion in partnership with Joseph Brant Hospital.

The Our New Era Campaign in support of the new JBH surpassed its goal of $60M in 2017 raising an unprecedented $65M, enabling the incredible transformation of our Hospital, and having a tremendous impact on our community for generations to come.

With the successful conclusion of the capital campaign, the Foundation continues to raise $10M+ annually and is poised to leverage the overwhelming support of the community to support new and emerging priorities which will continue to support our Hospital’s vision of providing exceptional healthcare.

The Foundation is governed by a team of community volunteer leaders and is managed by a dedicated staff of professionals who ensure that every donation is used effectively and efficiently to meet the needs of patients and their families.

For a look into the future vision of the Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation, we are pleased to share our Strategic Plan Map 2022-2025.

$20M Mental Health & Addictions Campaign: For All Minds

The Hospital and the Foundation will continue to build on past achievements and fund new areas to ensure that our community always has access to high-quality, safe and compassionate care, close to home.

Despite the many successes with our new patient care spaces, there remains an urgent and growing need to redevelop our Mental Health and Addictions (MHA) program space to create facilities that ensure person-centred care, support recovery and improve outcomes for every patient group we serve, including children, youth and adults from across the region and beyond.

The three core elements of this redevelopment project will include:

  1. Inpatient Mental Health and Addictions Unit

Our vision is to build a modern, therapeutic environment that is purposefully designed to instil hope and support healing, and that is consistent with our program philosophy to provide the safest and most dignified care to our patients. Highlights of the new MHA inpatient unit include:

  1. Outpatient Mental Health Unit

The new Outpatient Mental Health Unit will be comprised of various clinics and a day hospital, which will be located within the North Tower, with strategic colocation of select services with the new MHA Inpatient Unit. All spaces will be welcoming and warm, and situated to maximize available views to the outdoors and natural light. The environment design will be therapeutic, support independence for individuals with a continuum of sensory capabilities, and will promote patient independence, recovery and return to healthy community living.

  1. Child and Youth Mental Health Day Hospital

The addition of a Child and Youth Mental Health Day Hospital at JBH will help us meet the significant and growing demand for mental health and addictions services that are accessible at the local level to children and youth in our community.

Widely recognized to be a core element of a robust continuum of acute child and youth mental health services, a Child and Youth Mental Health Day Hospital provides an alternative to inpatient admission where appropriate, and enables earlier discharge while allowing continuation of treatment, education, and support thereby improving outcomes for this vulnerable patient group.


Additional Information:

Joseph Brant Hospital

Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation

Annual Donor Report

Patient Stories

Foundation FAQ


Reporting to the Board of Directors and leading a diverse staff team, the President & CEO of the Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation (JBHF) is responsible for the oversight and management of Foundation strategy, operations, and results in accordance with applicable laws and regulations; and consistent with the policies and direction established by the Foundation Board of Directors.

Key Responsibilities:

Leadership, Planning & Operations:

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KCI Search + Talent has been retained to conduct this search on behalf of Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation. For more information about this opportunity, please contact Tara George or Samantha David at KCI Search + Talent by email at

All inquiries and applications will be held in strict confidence. Interested candidates should send resume and letter of interest to the email address listed above by January 2, 2024.

To view the full Executive Brief, please visit:

We are committed to diversity and inclusion as we continue and expand our efforts to become a more inclusive workplace. We welcome and encourage applicants from all diverse and underrepresented groups to apply.

As a condition of employment, the successful candidate is required to provide proof of two COVID-19 vaccines authorized by Health Canada within 24-48 hours of receiving an offer of employment, or proof of a documented exemption pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.