The Executive Director is responsible for executing the goals and objectives of the Alberta Hospice Palliative Care Association, as guided by the current strategic plan. The person in this position implements the policies that are established by the Board of Directors. The Executive Director provides leadership, direction, and guidance for the organization’s activities. This individual analyzes and evaluates the effectiveness of the organization’s operations. This person develops and maintains the organization’s structure and effective personnel. The Executive Director coordinates major activities, and assumes primary responsibility for project development and implementation. This is a part time position of 21 hours per week.
A. Position Duties and Responsibilities
- Oversees the efficient and effective day-to-day operations of the Association in accordance with its strategic directions and its approved policies.
- Maintains a competent and effective staff to carry out the organization’s initiatives by disseminating information, delegating authority and responsibility appropriately, ensuring job descriptions are current and relevant, monitoring staff and volunteers, completing performance appraisals, and maintaining appropriate salary structures.
- Ensures the organization is represented appropriately to members, regulatory bodies,community and civic organizations, donors, funders, supporters, and the general public.
- Fosters effective teamwork between the Board and ED and between the ED and staff.
- Identifies new opportunities for AHPCA growth and development, and informs Board
- Establishes good working relationships and collaborative arrangements with members,community groups, donors, politicians and government staff, and other stakeholders to help achieve the goals of the Association.
- Ensures compliance to required standards in accordance with all government legislation,regulations and guidelines pertinent to the organization’s role as an employer and a not-for-profit agency.
- Recommends to the Board changes to policies and procedures that would improve the organization.
- Determines staff training and/or equipment needs of employees and volunteers taking into account annual budget allocations.
- Prepares and submits all information, reports, and records as requested or required by the Board of Directors.
- Develops and implements operational plans, polices, and goals that further strategic objectives.
- Prepares the annual budget for Board approval and completes quarterly budget reports.
- Completes and maintains financial, statistical, and accounting records of the organization.
- Controls operating expenses in keeping with the budget.
- Signs all cheques for the organization.
- Researches funding sources, participates in development of fundraising plans, writes funding proposals, and completes grant applications.
- A minimum of 3 or more years of leadership experience, preferably in the not-for-profit sector.
- Knowledge and experience in hospice/palliative/end-of-life care an asset.
- Relevant post-secondary education an asset
- Experienced in non-profit organization management, project management, group leadership,and facilitation preferred.
- Familiarity with current social media platforms.
- Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft office (Word, Excel, and Powerpoint) applications,and Google (Gmail and other) applications.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Excellent relationship-building skills.
- Ability to multi-task and manage time effectively.
- Has access to a motor vehicle and possesses a current driver’s license, and able to work occasional weekends and evenings as required.
- Current clear criminal record history,with evidence of clean criminal check conducted within the last 3 months prior to employment with AHPCA.
Please supply the following two documents to Donna Wilson, AHPCA board chair, firstname.lastname@example.org:
- A resume or CV that outlines previous work and education experiences, as well as functional capacities. Contact information is also required.
- A letter indicating why you are interested in the position and what you would like to do if you were hired into this position
All applications will be carefully and respectfully reviewed in confidence. Alternatively, please tell your friends and colleagues in Alberta or outside of Alberta about this employment opportunity.
Applications will be accepted until January 11, 2019. This position will remain open until a suitable person is hired.
The AHPCA staff and Board of Directors