Since 1995, people impacted by cancer in Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph and the surrounding areas have found inspiration, information, and empowerment at HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre. Our programs and services are confidential, free of charge, and open to people newly diagnosed, living with cancer or post-treatment and their caregivers. In February 2017, HopeSpring nearly closed its doors due to lack of funding. As news of our closing became public, a generous and caring community rallied to support the “Hope for HopeSpring” Campaign and helped us to stabilize for this year. We are hiring a transformational Executive Director to help us fundraise and lead HopeSpring towards sustainability.
The Executive Director will be a in a unique opportunity to create tangible impacts and provide the leadership required to achieve the strategic goals of an evolving organization. You will be part of an innovative organization that is re-emerging through the generosity of donors. HopeSpring provides significant complementary wellness services to community members diagnosed with cancer.
We are looking for a candidate with senior leadership experience in the not-for-profit, public, or private sector, with exceptional skills in:
- strategic thinking
- building and nurturing strategic relationships
The Executive Director will lead the team of staff and volunteers for this community-wide organization, and champion the mission and values as HopeSpring’s “public face”. The Executive Director will be responsible for the successful leadership and management of HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre according to the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors. As the management leader, the Executive Director will oversee the administration, programs and strategic plan of HopeSpring. Other key duties will include fundraising, budgeting, marketing, and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors and will have a multi-faceted portfolio that includes significant opportunities to play a role in developing and implementing the Centre’s emerging annual and multi-year plans.
The Executive Director will oversee grant funding plans, research funding opportunities, developing proposals, and an impact strategy that fosters community relations to extend the HopeSpring Centre philanthropic goals with external community leaders. In addition, the Executive Director will nurture and enhance relations with current donors and cultivate relationships with potential donors/investors.
1. Board Governance: Works with the Board of Directors to fulfill HopeSpring’s mission
- Responsible for leading HopeSpring in a manner that supports and guides HopeSpring’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors
- Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions
2. Financial Performance and Viability: Develops resources sufficient to ensure HopeSpring’s financial health
- Responsible for the fiscal integrity of HopeSpring, including a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements which accurately reflect HopeSpring’s financial condition
- Responsible for fiscal management that anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintaining a positive financial position
- Responsible for fundraising and developing other resources to support the mission
3. Organization Mission and Strategy: Works with the Board of Directors and staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning and community outreach
- Responsible for the implementation of programs that carry out HopeSpring’s mission
- Responsible for strategic planning to ensure a successful future
- Responsible for the enhancement of HopeSpring’s image through active and visible community engagement
4. Organization Operations: Oversees and implements resources to ensure that HopeSpring’s operations are appropriate
- Responsible for the effective administration of HopeSpring operations
- Responsible for the hiring and retention of competent, qualified staff
- In consultation with the Board, responsible for signing all contracts, agreements, and other instruments made and entered into and on behalf of HopeSpring
Education and Experience
- Five (5) or more years of progressive management experience in the non-profit sector or equivalent professional expertise
- Proven leadership, coaching, and relationship management experience
- University degree in Business or Health studies
- Certificate in Fundraising Management
- Knowledge of current community challenges and opportunities relating to the mission of HopeSpring and ability to assess options and actions based on trends and conditions in the environment, and the vision and values of HopeSpring
- Hands-on, budget management skills, strong organizational abilities including planning, program development, and facilitation
Salary commensurate with experience.
HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre welcomes applications from all qualified applicants. We are committed to maintaining an inclusive work environment comprised of people with diverse perspectives, backgrounds, identities, and cultures. It is important to us that all our members and employees, including those with disabilities, find our workplace to be welcoming and supportive. Reasonable accommodations are available on request for candidates with disabilities taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
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