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Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer

Company: Medical Ministry International
Contact Person: Lisa McClung
621 Barton Street East
Hamilton, Ontario

Position Description

About the Organization

Medical Ministry International's (MMI) roots trace back to 1969 when three organizations, Medical Group Missions (MGM) Christian Medical Society (CMS-USA) and Evangelical Medical Missionary Aid Society (EMMAS-Canada) began one and two week medical missions to provide essential medical care to underserved persons in foreign countries.  MGM later became Medical Ministry International. MMI now provides life changing medical services in 23 countries.  MMI’s ethos is best described by its Mission and Values statements:

Mission Statement

  • Medical Ministry International (MMI) is an opportunity to serve Jesus Christ by providing spiritual and compassionate health care in this world of need.

Values Statement

  • We seek to be people of integrity and good character as we strive to serve with excellence.
  • We seek to be faithful stewards & accountable of all that God has provided Medical Ministry International.

About the Opportunity

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the CEO is responsible for increasing the effectiveness and engagement of the overall ministry and raising the necessary funds to fuel the organization’s strategic plans and objectives. There will be a high degree of involvement in developing and managing donor relations (particularly in the United States), leveraging new initiatives, and deepening ministry partner and stakeholder opportunities.
The CEO will be a strong leader with a heart for ministry, passionate about the mission and values of MMI. A strong communicator, comfortable implementing change, and an authentic relationship builder, the CEO is a transformative, change-focused leader, energized by the prospect of leading an exciting next chapter at MMI. The CEO needs to be a confident, empathetic, and self-aware leader able to develop, equip, and empower all staff, volunteers, and stakeholders toward accomplishing MMI’s objectives in collaboration with the Board.

Key Responsibilities

Leadership and Management

  • Demonstrating a personal, authentic, and growing Christian faith, the CEO will uphold MMI’s mission, values, and Christian beliefs while providing overall leadership to MMI’s Canadian and American charitable entities, and their international team members.
  • Create an environment and culture that allows all team members to flourish in their individual and team efforts to fulfill the organization's mandate.
  • Embody a philosophy of team building that supports the growth and development of experience and skills, creating increased leadership capacity within MMI.
  • Conduct regular leadership staff performance reviews, ensuring that they are achieving objectives in alignment with positional and organizational goals and supporting their professional and personal development.
  • Work with the management team to streamline processes and systems internally to improve efficiencies and achieve operational excellence.
  • Collaborate with the board to develop new strategies, enabling the organization to grow and adapt to the changing economy.

Philanthropy, Fundraising and Donor/Partner Development and Management

  • Create a culture of philanthropy within the MMI team and a broader network of stakeholders.
  • Proactively develop meaningful relationships with new donors/partners including individual major donors, corporate partners, schools, and churches.
  • With an intentional and focused strategy, pursue and develop MMI’s significant philanthropic opportunities in the United States.
  • Provide leadership in the development of new prospecting strategies, the diversification of fundraising initiatives, and the identification of new partnership opportunities.
  • Evaluate and manage current International relationships/partnerships with the prospect of appropriate international donor trips to strategic projects.
  • Establish and manage fundraising revenue targets by setting KPIs and monitoring progress

Strategic and Financial Planning and Reporting

  • In cooperation/collaboration with the board, staff, and stakeholders, create a new, comprehensive, and adaptable strategic plan to guide the organization through the next 10 years.
  • Provide accurate and timely reports to the board as it pertains to finances and deliverables that have been established.
  • Direct the development of annual budgets consistent with MMI’s strategic and operational plans.

Board Governance

  • In tandem with the MMI Board, demonstrate an authentic and unified commitment to the achievement of MMI’s mandate.
  • In collaboration with the MMI Board Chair, develop board meeting agendas and ensure materials are relevant and supportive to the agenda.
  • Support the MMI Board in their work, apprising them of best practices in governance and the latest government and regulatory changes that affect the organization.
  • In consultation with the MMI Board, develop and give oversight to governance policies, and procedures as appropriate.
  • Monitor and apprise the MMI Board of all aspects of organizational risk.
  • Be in regular conversation with the MMI Board about the strategic plan, ensuring that deliverables are being met or why they are not.
  • Support the MMI Board by leading operational collaboration with MM USA, a separate registered American charitable entity, established with a fundraising mandate to support the work of MMI.


  • Possess the capability and enthusiasm to innovate, drive change, and explore new methods in resource investment, operations, and programming.
  • Exceptional networking and relationship-building skills with internal and external stakeholders and constituents based on trust and respect.
  • Exemplary team-building, interpersonal, and leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated expertise in offering strategic direction and planning skills.
  • Strong financial acumen and experience developing strategic and operational budgets.
  • Ability to handle multiple, concurrent issues, projects, and tasks.
  • Strong organizational, planning, execution, and time management skills.
  • Excellent assessment, decision-making, problem-solving, priority-setting, and critical thinking skills.
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written), including public speaking and presentation abilities.
  • Integrity and high ethical standards.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, Social Media Channels, and electronic communications.
  • Experience with CRMs and working knowledge of data analytics is an asset.

Experience and Education

  • Demonstrated evidence and articulation of a close personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Possessing a deep and mature Biblical worldview and able to express theologically sound truths both orally and in writing.
  • Progressive experience in executive leadership and management roles.
  • Experience working with, supporting and/or reporting to a governance board is preferred.
  • Align with the ministry’s statement of faith and foundational convictions.
  • Experience and capability working in cross-cultural settings, including international relations or overseas leadership experience.
  • Knowledge of international healthcare requirements.
  • Work experience or extensive knowledge of the American non-profit sector.
  • Other languages are an asset.
  • Relevant university degree.
  • CFRE designation is an asset.

Before You Apply


The hiring range for this role is $125,000 - $175,000 CAD and is dependent upon candidate qualifications, skills and prior relevant experience.


  • Cell phone, laptop, and desktop computer provided.
  • Mileage reimbursement is based on local travel.
  • RRSP contribution of 8% paid by MMI after 1 year.
  • Competitive Health Benefits Plan.

Workplace Environment

  • The MMI office is located in Hamilton, Ontario.
  • The responsibilities of the CEO may be performed hybrid or fully remote, and as such, applicants in the Greater Toronto Area or in the USA are encouraged to apply.
  • The CEO must be available to travel abroad when required – initially 10-15 trips per year. International travel will become less frequent once the CEO is established.

Apply for This Role

Cause Leadership Inc. is managing this leadership search on behalf of Medical Ministry International. 

Individuals interested in being considered for this opportunity are invited to apply by September 13, 2024. Please upload your cover letter and resume.
Note: The search will remain open until a successful candidate is selected.
We thank all interested parties but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Posted: July 9, 2024 | Expires: September 30, 2024
Posted Under: Executive
Career ID: [ 15693 ]