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President and Chief Executive Officer – Cancer Research Society


Founded in 1945, Cancer Research Society (CRS) is a national not-for-profit organization whose sole mission is to fund research on all types of cancer to help prevent, detect and treat this disease.

During the past five years, the Society has invested $62.3 million in research and has funded 335 new research projects on cancer throughout Canada. Guided by the highest standards and an uncompromising commitment, the Society aims to exceed expectations in research. While they dedicate their careers to this fight, the Society is committed to supporting them with the financial means necessary to make important discoveries.



The President is accountable to the Board of Directors for providing leadership and vision to the Society, and for ensuring that it addresses the needs and opportunities for high priority while achieving and maintaining a high level of public acceptance and respect. He plays a key role in the management of human, material and financial resources as well as funding systems.



In collaboration with the Board of directors, the CEO is accountable to achieve strategic and operational goals in the following areas:
▪ Board Relations and Services
▪ Development strategy
▪ Donor Services
▪ Research and Scientific Partnerships
▪ Philanthropic Leadership
▪ Marketing and Communications.
▪ Investments
▪ Management and Administration

In the role of first representative and spokesperson, he is actively promoting its mission. In this context, he is responsible for the development and implementation of an external communication strategy to promote the organization, to maintain its reputation for excellence and to inform target audiences of the multiple impacts (media relations, strategic events, communication tools and national positioning). He also promotes effective and harmonious collaborations with partners from the academic, philanthropic and industrial sectors, at the provincial and national levels as well as with a variety of stakeholders.



CRS is committed to investing in research for all kind of cancer, one of the main challenges of the next CEO will be to maintain a constant dialogue with all the various external stakeholders in the field of research so as to be able to articulate clearly and effectively the mission, objectives and funding. He will be required to plan and implement a strategy to ensure the sustainability of its activities within the framework of the scientific projects it initiates and funds in order to contribute to the future well-being of society.



▪ A University graduate degree in a relevant field.
▪ A solid ten (10) years of management experience in a senior management position.
▪ Proven experience working effectively and harmoniously with a Board of Directors
▪ Extensive knowledge of the research field with an established network of contacts within government circles, in the field of research and scientific networks and in the private sector.
▪ Proven record for developing beneficial partnerships
▪ Experience and familiarity with all forms of fundraising within a complex institutional environment
▪ Strategic vision in the deployment of innovation with solid capacities of analysis and conceptualisation.
▪ A natural and energetic leader who motivates his team and collaborates effectively with various stakeholders at different levels.
▪ Recognized sense of innovation and creativity.
▪ Strong skills in mediation and negotiation, with a demonstrated ability to build and promote consensus.
▪ Excellent interpersonal skills combined with the ability to deal harmoniously with a wide range of stakeholders (internal and external).
▪ Representation experience in the role of spokesperson with demonstrated communication skills and fluency in public relations activities.
▪ Acute sense of values; a person who easily engages in community.
▪ Excellent oral and written communication skills in French and English.


How to Apply:

Please send your resume in Word or PDF format to: Copy and Paste the following job title and code and place it in the subject line of your email so we can identify the job and confirm receipt of your application:
A013790 (AUAH-602450) President and Chief Executive Officer – Cancer Research Society - QC - Montreal (OTIAPPLY)

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