Chief Advancement Officer

Job type: Administrative


The Chief Advancement Officer (CAO) will lead Perimeter’s advancement effort in the strategic development and execution of Perimeter’s ambitious advancement mandate. This position will report to the Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer and will be responsible for developing, leading and implementing bespoke, ambitious, sustainable, long-term private funding strategies with the goal of diversifying the Perimeter donor base, and building ongoing donor engagement and commitment to the Institute. In addition to an external focus with donors and prospective funders, the CAO will act as a trusted advisor and partner to the Board, Perimeter’s Director, and the Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, deepening internal coordination and capacity to deliver at the highest levels. The CAO will have a direct impact on Perimeter and ultimately on Canada’s ability to advance diversity in the sciences and bring together the world’s most brilliant minds to achieve scientific breakthroughs that will change the world. 



Perimeter Institute is working with KCI Search + Talent to recruit candidates for this important position. For more information about this opportunity, please contact Tara George, Partner / Lead, Search + Talent by email at: [email protected].


Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume and letter of interest prior to January 9, 2024, to the email address listed above. All inquiries will be held in strict confidence. This is a permanent position open to all Canadian citizens, permanent residents and those legally able to work in Canada. Other individuals may be considered, per immigration laws, and such candidates should include their status when applying for the position.


Perimeter Institute is committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. If you require any accommodations, please notify the Search Consultant.