Alberta Cancer Foundation

Albertans helping Albertans is at the core of everything the Alberta Cancer Foundation does. Our very purpose comes from our desire to create more moments for all Albertans facing cancer, no matter where they live or the type of cancer they are facing. From the Canmore mountains to the canola fields in Lloydminster – we support leading edge treatment, care and research that is making a difference for cancer patients across the province. As the fundraising partner for the 17 Alberta Health Services cancer centres, as well as the new Calgary Cancer Centre (alongside the University of Calgary), we make life better for Albertans facing cancer by supporting world-class research and patient care, right here in our own backyard. We are here to create more moments for Albertans facing cancer by inspiring our community to give to innovation in detection, treatment and care.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Vice-President, Communications & Community Partnerships is the guiding force behind an innovative and compelling strategy which elevates the Foundation’s reputation and brand for donors and the broader cancer community. Through meaningful community engagement and partnerships, this role will also ensure the Foundation is a beacon of trust, collaboration and positively impacts the communities we serve. Leading a diverse team of professionals in Communications and Marketing, Community Partnerships, as well as Fund Development programs including mass marketing initiatives and signature events like Enbridge Tour Alberta for Cancer, your impact is widespread. You and your team will also work in close partnership with the Philanthropy team to create comprehensive marketing and communications strategies for the Foundation’s transformational campaigns that will change the landscape of cancer in Alberta.

The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, business, or an equivalent education, while an advanced or graduate degree is preferred. With exceptional leadership skills, the selected individual will have a minimum of 15 years of progressive experience in the social profit sector as a recognized industry leader and innovator. To be successful in this role, the ideal candidate must have proven experience as a strategic communicator with a history of developing successful brands in complex markets, as well as a track record of building and leveraging complex partnerships in the social profit sector, preferably the health sector.

Alberta Cancer Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity in the donors and greater cancer
community we serve and are committed to attracting, engaging, and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce.
As a Permanent, Full-Time Employee, you will participate in the Foundation’s benefit program, which includes:

▪ Flex Benefit Plan, including Health and Dental Benefits, Health Spending Account, Personal Spending Account, Savings Account (TFSA or Group RRSP), Optional Critical Illness and Core Life, AD&D and additional options
▪ Paid Sick Time, Vacation, Personal Leave and Employer paid LTD
▪ Participation in our defined benefit Local Authorities Pension Plan (LAPP)

Janet Soles and Associates has been retained to conduct this important search on behalf of the Alberta Cancer Foundation. For more information about this opportunity or to apply, please send your curriculum vitae and letter of interest in confidence to

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