Executive Director – The Sunshine Coast Hospice Society

Are you a collaborative and experienced non-profit leader ready to lead a non-profit organization into its next phase of growth? Are you seasoned at managing change?  Our client, the Sunshine Coast Hospice Society is looking for their next Executive Director to lead a vital organization and to support the current capital campaign for a new Hospice Centre.

The Sunshine Coast Hospice Society is pleased to announce they are searching for a skilled Executive Director to lead their dedicated team.

The Beautiful Sunshine Coast of BC

The Sunshine Coast of BC, long touted as a 180 KM stretch of paradise, gains its rich heritage from the original inhabitants – the Coast Salish people. It is a contemporary hub that balances abundant, natural beauty and a surplus of adventure with growing industry sectors in technology, retail and tourism. Located just a 40-minute ferry away from Vancouver, “The Coast” also counts on forestry, cultural arts, and fishing to support the area.

The Sunshine Coast Hospice Society

The Sunshine Coast Hospice Society is seeking a value driven and passionate leader as they enter their next phase as a vibrant, multi-dimensional organization providing compassionate, respectful, end-of-life and bereavement support for residents of the lower Sunshine Coast by trained staff and volunteers. The Society is entering a new and dynamic stage of growth. Long recognizing that demand for Hospice/Palliative care is greater than our community’s existing capacity, planning is underway for a new Centre that will provide increased space for residential hospice care, day programs, and individual and group support for people and their loved ones facing life ending illnesses as well as for people experiencing bereavement loss. The Society has significantly increased staffing and operations capacity and investing in new database systems and technology. Please visit for more information.

What Will the Executive Director Undertake?

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the Society in alignment with the mission, vision, and strategic priorities. The mission of the organization is to enhance the quality of life for those facing advancing illness, death, and bereavement, through skilled and compassionate support, education, and advocacy.

As the ED you will partner with the Board of Directors in developing the organization’s strategic plan, develop the annual operational plan and budget, and lead the daily management of the Society’s programs and services, overseeing five full and part time staff and more than 70 volunteers. The ED is responsible for the prudent financial management of the society, and compliance with all fiduciary and legal requirements for a health-oriented, nonprofit charity in BC.

The ED ensures that the programs and services meet the needs of the community and clients and creates a working environment that fosters the values and philosophy of the Sunshine Coast Hospice Society. The ED also engages in meaningful relationships with local health care providers and community partners to advance the mission, and acts as a key spokesperson for the Society.

The ED is responsible for providing leadership, in partnership with the board, during an exciting growth period projected over the next five years. The successful candidate will take a leadership role in all aspects of the Hospice expansion project as it unfolds. They will be responsible for overseeing a major capital campaign, as well as annual fund campaigns, and will bring demonstrated enthusiasm and initiative.

What Skills, Competencies and Experience Does the Executive Director Possess?

This is a challenging and engaging opportunity for an experienced non-profit leader who is committed to providing compassionate end-of-life support to all who seek it. As the ideal candidate you bring strong written and oral communication skills with outstanding interpersonal, business and political acumen, and an understanding of fundraising and grant sourcing. You have a proven track record of working with a Board of Directors, financial management, grant writing, reporting and experience in strategic planning including developing operational plans and policies. You have successful experience with community-based  fundraising and a strong interest in establishing and maintaining effective relationships with key community stakeholders.

You will have a degree in a relevant program area (including, but not limited to, healthcare and/or non-profit leadership) with over five years of progressive leadership experience in a non-profit or healthcare organization. Strong understanding of Human Resources practices, charity taxation and financials, information technology, and key legislation and best practices governing the delivery of client care in a community and hospice-based end-of-life community.

How Can I Apply?

The Society offers a value driven work environment, the opportunity to make an impact, the chance to make this role your own, and flexible scheduling. You will also live in a spectacular community with abundant natural beauty, water and mountain activities, cultural events, and community services. 

Please submit, in confidence, your resume with a letter of introduction and your salary requirements, to before May 11, 2021.  We respond to all queries and applicants.

Praxis Recruitment is a Recruitment Firm located on the Sunshine Coast (the traditional and unceded homelands of the shíshálh and Skwxwú7mesh Nations) in beautiful British Columbia. We provide exceptional customer service and operate with the highest level of respect to our clients and applicants.

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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 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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