Corporate Affairs Officer, Office of the CEO


The Office of the CEO collaborates with the Finance and Corporate Services Division to lead governance and Board management activities. It also collaborates with the Strategic Partnerships, Cancer Control and Cancer System Performance and Innovation Divisions to engage partners and profile the work of the Partnership to deliver on the priorities of the 2019-2029 Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control.

The Corporate Affairs Officer, Office of the CEO reports to the Manager, Board and Government Liaison to support the CEO’s Board accountabilities and external engagement priorities. This includes supporting the strategic and operational management of Board-related activities and executive engagement of high- stakes government and health system partners. Demonstrated ability to support an executive team, approach projects with an enterprise view, work at a strategic and operational level, build relationships and collaborate vertically and horizontally in an organization, as well as consider implications of broader federal, provincial and territorial policy and political directions on organizational priorities are key success factors for the role. A commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and reconciliation is a fundamental focus of the Partnership team.

Core responsibilities and activities

1. Board support (60-70%)

Board and Board committee meeting planning

  • Contribute to preparations for and project management of Board and Board committee meetings
  • Draft and contribute to the development and distribution of meeting materials and Board communications, including the quarterly CEO report to the Board, governance documentation and strategic updates from functional areas across the organization
  • Contribute to the coordination of meeting logistics

Board governance

  • Contribute to Board governance related activities, such as updating governance materials and conducting the annual Board evaluation
  • Keep apprised of relevant changes in legislation, and evolving governance best practice and thought leadership, and contribute to efforts to reflect these as appropriate in governance materials and practices
  • Support the implementation of the Board’s diversity, equity and inclusion, and reconciliation action plans

Board orientation, mentoring and learning and development

  • Support the coordination of Board orientation, mentoring and learning and development activities, including development of materials in consultation with functional areas across the organization

2. External engagement (30-40%)

  • As needed, support external engagement priorities for the Office of the CEO, such as outreach to federal, provincial and territorial government officials and executive partners in the health and cancer care domains, including collaborating with teams across the organization to develop relevant materials
  • Keep apprised and prepare analysis of federal, provincial and territorial policy and political developments relevant to the Partnership’s priorities, including risks, opportunities and potential impact
  • Support the Manager’s accountabilities related to government relations

3. Special projects (up to 10%)

  • Contributes to special projects as required and requested by the Manager, in support of organizational priorities


The Partnership’s core competencies are a key element to reviewing performance. While the duties and responsibilities of a position tell you the “what,” the competencies tell you the “how.” We have developed five universal competencies which we expect to be exhibited by all employees regardless of

level or position, as well as five leadership competencies which we expect to be exhibited by staff in people management positions.

Universal competencies

  • Inclusive – values diversity and applies an equity lens; consciously thinks about who needs to be included
  • Agile – is constantly adapting to the needs of the workforce, partners, priorities and outcomes; is committed to continuous learning and improvement; promotes new ways of doing things
  • Collaborative – partners and builds strong relationships; works effectively with team members
  • Outcomes-focused – focuses on the ultimate impact; prioritizes work with a focus on underserved groups
  • Systems-thinking – has political acuity and connects the dots between their work and the broader system

Experience and qualifications

  •  Undergraduate degree or combination of comparable education and experience working in the not-for-profit sector, as well as knowledge of Board governance practices and executive stakeholder engagement
  • A minimum of five years’ cumulative work experience in policy, public sector, health care or a related field is preferred
  • Strong interpersonal skills and networking capabilities, including consulting across teams
  • Knowledge of the Canadian health care and government landscape an asset
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability contribute to strategic and operational projects
  • Demonstrated analytical, systems and critical thinking abilities, as well as strategic insight and solutions orientation
  • A can-do attitude combined with the ability to anticipate needs, adapt to changing priorities, work under pressure and handle confidential matters with discretion
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and take initiative
  • Experience with developing corporate or executive level materials
  • Experience working with Boards of Directors and committees
  • Strong MS Office skills using Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Bilingual in both English and French is an asset

Apply now

To apply, please forward your CV and cover letter combined in one file in Word or PDF format to:

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer thanks all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If contacted for an interview, please inform us should accommodation be required.

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer has a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunity employer.

Position Details

Reports to:

Manager, Board and Government Liaison


Downtown Toronto Downtown Toronto (work from home until the expected return to the office in 2022)

Employment category:

Full Time

Job level:

Level 5 salary range: $68,003- $92,003; Compensation offered will be based on an assessment of the candidate’s knowledge, skills, competencies and experience, while ensuring internal equity.

Posting date:

June 17, 2022

Closing date:

July 1, 2022