Job Posting 87593

Gift & Estate Planning Manager
Canadian Cancer Society
Work From Home - Quebec
closed 6 days ago (Fri, 30 Sep)
full time

This is a hybrid work model



The Canadian Cancer Society works tirelessly to save and improve lives. We fund the brightest minds in cancer research. We provide a compassionate support system for all those affected by cancer, from coast to coast and for all types of cancer. As the voice for Canadians who care about cancer, we work with governments to establish health policies to prevent cancer and better support those living with the disease. No other organization does all that we do to improve lives today and to change the future of cancer forever.



At CCS, we embrace everyone’s uniqueness and recognize the strength that lies in differences. We believe in the power of our collective potential and strive to achieve a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace to empower and create opportunities for all. We welcome and encourage applications from all qualified candidates regardless of their gender, age, religion, race, ethnicity, and nationality. Particularly equity deserving groups, such as members of the BIPOC, and LGBTQ2+ communities, people living with disabilities, veterans, and anyone who may contribute to the further diversification of the Canadian Cancer Society. Together we unite and inspire all Canadians to change the future of cancer.

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The Gift & Estate Administration Manager is responsible for overseeing the administration and management of the Quebec Estate portfolio for the Canadian Cancer Society. The Manager reports to the National Director, Estate & Gift Planning and acts as subject matter expert for gift and estate matters in Quebec.



  • Reviews and administers estates, including financial statements and life insurance policies. 
  • Maintains estate files and database records for statistical, audit and program needs.
  • Collaborates with other departments (e.g. Finance, Donor Services) to ensure the consistent  operation of the database and implementation of process improvements.
  • Make determinations about estate (simple, complex)
  • Collaborates with National colleagues in synchronization of estate administration process.
  • Deal with matters regarding contested estates, including communication with other beneficiary charities, recommending escalation to Director, external lawyers, track all outstanding cases, adjust tracking sheets, Sales force.
  • Represent the Canadian Cancer Society on legal and contentious estate issues and decides when to escalate to the Director, Planned giving and outside counsel or other professional advisors. 
  • Prepares releases and other legal documents for execution by the Canadian Cancer Society’s appointed signing officer.
  • Maintains current knowledge of trends, legal requirements, tax aspects of charitable gifts and revenue rulings affecting such gifts.
  • Actively contribute to our culture of justice, belonging, equity, diversity, and inclusion by ensuring that all staff feel represented and heard regardless of their gender, age, religion, ethnicity, and nationality or race. 


  • Completed post-secondary education as well as 3-5 plus years of relevant experience, or a combination of education and experience
  • Estate administration experience in a non-profit environment preferred
  • Successful completion of Estate Law Clerk course or having an estates related professional designation preferred;
  • Trust and Estate Practitioner certification preferred
  • Experience in a CRM environment, preferably Sales Force
  • Proficiency in MS Office
  • Bilingualism is required (French and English)


CCS offers meaningful opportunities to help make a difference in the lives of Canadians with cancer, their caregivers, families and communities. We are committed to building and nurturing an inclusive community for our employees by highlighting their unique experiences. We value diverse skills and strongly encourage applications from all qualified candidates. CCS is committed to fostering a culture that is inspiring, supportive and exemplifies our core values: 



In return for your skills and dedication, we offer an attractive compensation package that encompasses a competitive salary, excellent benefits, which include paid parental leave, paid family sick time and health insurance, and the opportunity to have a rewarding employment experience where your contributions can make a true difference every day. 



Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume, cover letter and salary expectations.


For internal candidates, this position is assigned to salary band 6.


CCS is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. In accordance with the local provincial Accessibility Act, accommodation will be provided as requested throughout the recruitment process.  We want to make the interview process a great experience for you!


We thank all candidates for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please note that in keeping with the mandate of CCS to model and promote healthy lifestyles, employees are not permitted to smoke in or about CCS premises or while carrying out CCS business.


As an employer, occupational health and safety legislation requires that we protect our workers from health and safety risks in the workplace. CCS has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy requiring that all staff who work in any of our physical workplaces must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. All employees will need to attest to their vaccination status through a secure online form or automated applications. Reasonable accommodation and remote working will be discussed on a case-by-case basis. 


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