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.

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