Job Posting 97782

Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships
The Montreal General Hospital Foundation
Montreal Metro area
Hybrid - 1650 Cedar Ave E6-129, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1A4
closed 17 days ago (Fri, 24 Nov)
full time

The Opportunity

The Montreal General Hospital Foundation (MGHF) is currently looking for a Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships to join its vibrant team.  Reporting to the President & CEO and as a member of the senior management team,  the new incumbent will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of healthcare excellence.

The Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships will  be responsible for supporting the Foundation leadership in developing business cases as well as leading and effectively structuring critical agreements in order to advance strategic projects and transformational initiatives in line with the priorities and goals of the Foundation. 

The Senior Director’s responsibilities will extend to ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory requirements and providing strategic advice on a broad range of initiatives in order to ensure optimal decision making, oversight, project management and business operations.  In parrallel,  the Senior Director will oversee Board administration and develop strategies to capitalize on existing opportunities, ensurig the full-leverage of the Foundation’s Board and its Committees.

The Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships will have the ability to inspire change and foster collaboration toward a shared vision and will have a profound impact on healthcare and innovation in our community and beyond. 

The MGHF offers a hybrid work model. A minimum of two days per week would be expected to be in-person at the Foundation’s office at the Montreal General Hospital on Cedar Avenue in downtown Montreal.


About the Montreal General Hospital Foundation

Established in 1973, the Montreal General Hospital Foundation’s mission (MGHF) is to provide vital support for vital care. The Foundation is mandated to raise money, manage significant funds and invest responsibly in healthcare research, training and technology at the MGH, the MUHC and more broadly, within the McGill academic health network. We work closely with donors and dedicated collaborators to raise awareness and foster excellence in vital care to all patients, present and future.

Over the last ten years, the Foundation has invested $150 million in support of patient services and research and during the fiscal year 2022-2023 period, our donors generously contributed $23.3 million to fund our work. In the last fiscal year, our community’s incredible generosity combined with the hard work of our foundation team resulted in us achieving an administrative expenditures ratio of 13.4%  (based on the Canada Revenue Agency T3010 rules), well below the Canadian average for large hospital foundations.

In keeping with the wishes of donors, the funds raised by the MGHF go toward supporting leading research programs, acquiring cutting-edge equipment, and helping medical teams with their priority needs. Its strong relationships with the various stakeholders of the healthcare community have made the MGHF a valuable partner when it comes to advising donors as to where investments should be made and advocating for the important investments that donors provide. The MGHF supports a variety of projects at the McGill Network and other establishments.


Campaign Code Life: vital support for vital care (2018-2021)

Our most recent campaign, CODE LiFE, exceeded it’s original target of $100 Million in three years and closed successfully in December 2021 with a total raised of $110 Million.


Additional Background and Resources

About the Montreal General Hospital Foundation


MGHF 2022-2023 Annual Report

Financial Statements 2022-2023

CODE LiFE Campaign


Key Areas of Responsibility

  1. Strategic Partnerships and Initiatives
  • Support the MGHF in its overall strategic planning initiatives;
  • Provide oversight, structure and project management in leading the development of new partnership opportunities, based on emerging market trends and competitors;
  • Help integrate operational plans and timelines for projects and workflows across the organisation;
  • Help establish and track progress towards organization wide goals, including data driven development reports for the organization (dashboard);
  • Establish effective communications with key potential partners and community stakeholders, including corporations, governmental entities, academics or community organizations;
  • Assess potential risks and challenges to the Foundation’s strategic objectives and develop contingency plans to mitigate risks, or identify opportunities for improvement and solutions.
  1. Board Administration & Governance
  • In partnership with the CEO, develop strategies to ensure maximum leverage of our Board and it’s committees, in line with priorities and goals of the organization.
  • Organise and support Board and committee meetings, acting as Secretary of the Board;
  • Advise the President & CEO and the management team on governance matters.
  1. Legal Affairs 
  • Ensure all legal and regulatory requirements;
  • Review legal agreements (e.g. Gift, partnership and supplier agreements);
  • Identify, select, and work with legal consultants to supplement expertise when necessary;
  • Responsible for compliance with Foundation By-Laws.
  1. Other related tasks


Qualifications and Competencies

  • Bachelor's degree in business, legal or related field;
  • Minimum ten (10) years of relevant professional experience;
  • Excellent understanding of business operations and experience in project managment;
  • Experience or achievements in promoting new ideas and concepts and implementing new strategic initiatives;
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Discretion, diplomacy, ease in maintaining harmonious interpersonal relationships;
  • Strong organizational and planning skills;
  • Outstanding research, analytical and synthetical abilities;
  • Exercises mobilizing and positive leadership;
  • Ability to influence, persuade and mobilize individuals and teams
  • Proficiency in French and English, spoken and written
  • Integrity and respect for ethics and values
  • Ability to represent the Foundation as a strong and credible ambassador;
  • High degree of efficiency, autonomy and thoroughness;
  • Judgment and flexibility, ability to work under pressure;
  • Strong ability to adapt to varied assigned tasks and able to prioritize requests;
  • Ability to manage unforeseen or complex situations;
  • Decision-making and problem-solving skills;
  • Experience in the not-for-profit sector would be an asset as well as knowledge of the issues in Quebec health care and of the main public policies governing the sector.
  • Solid knowledge of Office 365 Suite and SharePoint - an asset.

For More Information

KCI Search + Talent has been retained to conduct this search on behalf the Montreal General Hospital Foundation. For more information about this leadership opportunity, please contact Sylvie Battisti, KCI Vice President, Search + Talent by email at


All inquiries and applications will be held in strict confidence.


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Please note the deadline for submission is November 24, 2023. Candidates should send a résumé and letter of interest to

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