Projects Coordinator Position, BC Hospice Palliative Care Association

About the role

  • Job Type: Part-time, Contract, Casual
  • Start Date: February 8th 2021
  • End Date: August 2021, the possibility of extension, based on funding
  • Location: Work from home

We have created an exciting opportunity for an experienced project coordinator to join our team, primarily focused on high-level executive support, management and coordination of BCHPCA’s new provincial hospice palliative care projects and executive administration. The role will work across BCHPCA’s networks and closely with the Executive Director, to implement and deliver an initial three-year work plan of hospice palliative care projects, in accordance with contractual and grant accountability responsibilities.

Key Responsibilities

As a Projects Coordinator, responsibilities include:

  • Demonstrated experience in working on provincial programs, projects and contracts with Government and other funding bodies, including managing budgets, planning,monitoring and reporting
  • Knowledge of and ability to work within a non-profit member organization
  • Experience in resource development including content, design and stakeholder engagement
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to solve problems and network with, consult and respond to the needs of a diverse group of Board and stakeholders
  • Highly-developed administrative and organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize and manage work efficiently and accurately
  • Experience working with GSuite, Zoom, Member/Sites Databases and collaboration and project planning tools
  • Ability to handle multiple projects, working independently and collaboratively within a small team

About You

You will have demonstrated experience in provincial and/or regional project coordination within a team environment, including:

  • Previous experience in a similar role with a minimum of three years of project experience
  • Ability to plan, prioritize, work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to create strong internal and external stakeholder relationships, including with working groups and committees
  • Highly-developed verbal and written communication skills
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • Experience working within the palliative care, health or social services sector

About the organization

BC Hospice Palliative Care Association is a not-for-profit, membership organization, which has been representing individuals and organizations committed to promoting and delivering hospice/palliative care to British Columbians since 1986. Our Members provide a broad range of services to British Columbians who are dying and to their loved ones who are grieving; BCHPCA Members provide these services in all regions of the Province.

Please send resumes to:
BCHPCA Main Office
General Mailbox
Unit 1100 – 1200 West 73rd Ave
Vancouver, BC V6P 6G5

Executive Director, North Okanagan Hospice Society

Located in Vernon in the beautiful Okanagan Valley, the North Okanagan Hospice Society (NOHS) is a registered charity that operates a 12-bed palliative care facility in Vernon for residents of the North Okanagan. The NOHS was incorporated in 1984 in Vernon as a charitable organization to relieve suffering and improve quality of life through skilled and compassionate care to those with a palliative diagnosis along with support for their loved ones and the bereaved. Initially formed as a small volunteer organization with a visiting program, the Society is currently recognized as a leader in the development and delivery of comprehensive hospice palliative care.  NOHS is a contracted partner with the Interior Health Authority and receives generous support from the community through donations and grants, bequests, fundraising and volunteer services. Please visit NOHS.CA for more information including financial statements and Annual Reports.

With the upcoming planned retirement of our Executive Director in October 2021, the North Okanagan Hospice Society is offering an incredible opportunity for an individual to achieve a legacy impact by providing outstanding leadership and operational management in a caring and compassionate organization dedicated to palliative care.  Working with a Board of Directors, the ED sets the vision and develops and executes the overall strategy. The ED also inspires and coaches the leadership team, supports internal and external relationships and oversees all organizational and operational aspects of the Society including residential care, administration, contract negotiations, marketing and communications, fundraising, human resources and IT.

The ideal candidate is an accomplished professional with a passion for improving the lives of others and their community. This person brings experience running all aspects of an organization and establishing and managing complex relationships. The candidate is a strategic thinker who is transformational and innovative and will continue to enhance the Society’s well recognized programs and services devoted to compassionate end-of-life care in the North Okanagan. This person will demonstrate strong leadership and interpersonal skills, resiliency, a talent for networking, advocacy and community relations and a solid record of financial management of an organization with complexity in terms of revenue sources, investments, cost management, etc.  The ideal candidate will be a team player who brings a solid record of working with a diverse group of stakeholders including a Board of Directors, governments, the community, volunteers and donors.

If you would like to explore this opportunity, please submit your cover letter and resume in confidence to   No phone calls please.

Executive Director at Nanaimo Community Hospice

The Nanaimo Community Hospice Society is seeking an enthusiastic, natural leader for the full time position of Executive Director.

The Society has a rich and long history of providing hospice palliative care in the mid Vancouver Island region. With compassion and dignity, our trained volunteers and professional staff offer many psychosocial support services to the terminally ill and their caregivers and families in their homes, at Hospice House and at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital’s Palliative Care Unit.

The Society operates a thrift store as our social enterprise, engaging a committed group of volunteers. This revenue, along with donations from individuals and corporations, is critical to our financial sustainability. You are required to have a university degree or combination of education and senior management experience; preferably in the health or social services. With a minimum of five years experience in a senior/executive position, you are able to demonstrate solid understanding in human resource management (staff and volunteers), financial management, communications and public relations skills. Your experience includes contributing to the development of a strategic plan and then leading the implementation of the plans. You are creative, compassionate and have a collaborative leadership style that lends itself to strong team and relationship building. You have solid experience with fund raising and preparing grant applications. You have a sound knowledge of budgeting, financial management and legal issues specific to non-profit organizations. As we are a small organization you must have strong computer/technical competence. An understanding of hospice palliative care and local community resources will be an asset. With strong time management skills you must work flexible hours in order to accommodate community based events and Board activities.

For the full position description please see our website at
Salary: $70 – $90,000/annum

To apply for this position, please e-mail your resume and cover letter to by 4:00 PM October 16, 2020. Please put Executive Director Position in the subject line. No phone calls please.

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be acknowledged as received, reviewed to determine which candidates’ education and experience best meets the needs of the position. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

Practice Consultant, Serious Illness and Palliative Care

The Serious Illness and Palliative Care Practice Consultant is responsible for the provision of consultation, advice, and education related to clinical practice surrounding palliative care.  Works in collaboration with other members of the nursing service, FNHA departments, community based care teams, clients and their families to support appropriate approaches to palliation.

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