Job Posting: Executive Director, Comox Valley Hospice Society

The Comox Valley Hospice Society is:
A community supported, self-sustaining organization that models excellence

Our purpose is:
To ease the journey of dying and grieving

We believe in:
Compassionate person-centered care and support

  • Respect for personal autonomy and choice
  • Teamwork and community collaboration
  • The value of our volunteers
  • Relationships grounded in honesty, integrity, and trust
  • Thoughtful stewardship of all financial resources

POSITION SUMMARY
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) is pivotal in the execution of the organization’s strategic plan and policies as they relate to planning, organization, coordination, and management of all Comox Valley Hospice Society (the Society) programs and services. As the face of the Society, the ED is a passionate, system-wide thinker who builds productive relationships with funders, donors, partners with the healthcare system and the broader community.

Working with others as a leader and partner, the ED encourages engagement of staff and volunteers who provide psycho-social support to Comox Valley residents who are palliative and to their loved ones as they support their person’s end-of-life journey and as they grieve the loss, respecting and supporting end-of-life choices including Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD).

The ED drives positive outcomes for clients, families, and caregivers in a professional work culture that demonstrates compassion and the highest standards of care.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Works in an office environment with some local and regional travel required
  • Works closely with the Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers
  • Daily hours are flexible and are required to be consistent with the business needs of the organization (30 to 35 hours per week)
  • Valid BC Driver’s Licence and vehicle with appropriate insurance required
  • Current Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening required (and updated as required by the Board)

KEY LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES
The ED leads and manages the day-to-day operations of the Comox Valley Hospice Society including program planning and management, operational planning, financial oversight, community relations, fundraising, communications, human resource management, quality, safety, and risk management.

  • In collaboration with the Board, undertakes to secure the long-term viability and sustainability of the organization
  • Drives clarity of the vision, mission, and values of the Society, exercising compassion and skill to ensure dignified, client-focused care, and family-centred support
  • Enhances collaborative relationships with various healthcare and social service agencies relevant to the provision of hospice palliative care and bereavement
  • Provides support to a small but dedicated staff and a sizeable contingent of volunteers who service individuals and families experiencing the challenges of end-of-life care and loss; these services are provided within the home, hospital, care facilities, our community hospice, and the Society offices
  • Envisions and conveys the organization’s strategic future to staff, volunteers, donors, clients, community partners, and the rest of the community
  • Demonstrates commitment to the work of the Society, hospice palliative care, and bereavement