Position: Executive Director

Ridge Meadows Hospice Society
We are currently seeking an experienced and dynamic leader for the full time position of Executive Director. The Executive Director (ED) will successfully lead and manage people, programs and services that meet the needs of our community, clients and stakeholders. Reporting to the volunteer board of Directors, the ED will be responsible for operational leadership, direction and guidance to all aspects of the society’s operations. The successful candidate will have extensive demonstrated experience in the area of staff and volunteer management. Although not a specific requirement, it would be preferable for candidates to live locally or in the community.
The Role:
The Executive Director will be responsible for the effective overseeing of all human resources and financial accountability of this organization. The ED represents the organization to regulatory bodies, media, community partners, donors, funders, supporters and the people we serve.
Our Mission Statement: Providing compassion, support and care to individuals and their loved ones in our community experiencing the end of life journey, grief and bereavement.

Qualifications and Requirements:
 Undergraduate degree in a related field
 Knowledge of hospice/palliative care
 Minimum of 5 years’ recent experience in a senior leadership role in a non-profit organization
 Demonstrated ability to effectively lead a multidisciplinary leadership team
 Demonstrated experience of planning, developing and implementing programs
 Proven ability in significant fund development and project management successes
 Demonstrated proficiency in data base and common software applications
 Excellent communication and presentation skills

Key Duties and Responsibilities include:
 Develops and implements the organization’s operational plans, policies and goals
 Directs and oversees the implementation of the organization’s short and long term strategic plans
 Integrate, develop and grow the organization team with a focus on team building and open communication skills between staff, volunteers and Board Members
 Identify, assess and inform the Board of Directors of any internal and external issues and trends that might impact hospice society, nationally, provincially and regionally
 Establishes sound working relationships and collaborative arrangements with community partners, funders and other organizations to help achieve the goals of the organization
 Researches all funding sources while overseeing fund development plans and completing funding grant proposals
 Maintains full awareness and overseeing of the approved budget, monitors monthly cash flow, statistical, taxation and accounting records of the organization
 Able to read and understand Financial Statements
 Oversees selection, recruitment and development, performance management and compensation of all staff
 Retains a competent and effective multidisciplinary leadership team
 Ensures effective development and operational effectiveness of volunteer recruitment, training, recognition and volunteer program policy and procedures
 Oversees the operation of the hospice thrift store

Terms of Employment:
 Salary range dependant on qualification and experience
 Satisfactory criminal record check must be provided on commencement of employment
 Satisfactory professional reference checks will be completed prior to employment

To Apply: Email to
This position will be open until filled. Interested applicants please submit your resume and cover letter immediately.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.



The Ridge Meadows Hospice Society is NOT actively recruiting foreign workers.  We will never ask job applicants to send money as part of the job application process.  Our community programs, unless otherwise noted, are free of charge to attend.  Should you receive an email, text or other communication similar to that described above, contact your local police station or anti-fraud agency.