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Regional Director, Nova Scotia & PEI and Corporate Partnerships Nova Scotia 


Position: Regional Director, Nova Scotia & PEI and Corporate Partnerships Nova Scotia  
Reports to: National Director, Community Engagement & CEO Nova Scotia &PEI 
Department: Community Engagement & Development
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Status: Permanent, Full-time 

The Heart and Stroke Foundation

Life. We don’t want you to miss it.™ Saving moments. Funding breakthroughs. Saving lives.™

That’s why Heart & Stroke leads the fight against heart disease and stroke. Powered by donors and volunteers, we fund life-saving research and help Canadians lead healthier lives. 

Heart & Stroke is a health charity active in communities across the country. We are sustained by the commitment and generosity of more than 100,000 volunteers and more than 1.4 million donors.

The opportunity

The Regional Director leads the execution of the National strategy for the effective delivery of community fundraising and volunteer engagement through communities in Nova Scotia and PEI.  The Regional Director is responsible for meeting fundraising and volunteer development goals by overseeing delivery of fundraising programs through effective volunteer and employee deployment.  

Key responsibilities

Fundraising revenue and volunteer development 

  • Work collaboratively with the Provincial CEO, VP, Community Engagement, National Director, Community Engagement and Program Directors to establish realistic revenue goals for each program, on annual basis.
  • Play a leadership role in the development of the revenue growth strategy in Nova Scotia and PEI  ensuring strong integration of the community based initiatives with other Foundation departments including corporate partnerships, major gifts (Development) and community mission initiatives 
  • Provide leadership to the team in developing implementation plans and motivating  them to achieve revenue objectives
  • Monitor and analyze the performance of the community fundraising and volunteer development programs within Nova Scotia and PEI and makes adjustments to plans to minimize business risks and maximize profitability 
  • Accountable for achieving community based fundraising goals in Nova Scotia and PEI
  • Manage, coordinate and provide ongoing evaluation of the activities of the provinces to achieve established revenue goals 
  • Develop and implement strategies to build lasting and meaningful relationship with volunteers, donors and event participants within the provinces 
  • As required, play a National leadership role in the execution of a key Community Engagement fundraising program
  • Ensure effective implementation of the Foundation’s Volunteer Engagement strategy
  • Represent the Foundation and speak at community and corporate events across the provinces

Corporate engagement and development 

  • Collaborate with the provincial or Atlantic Director of Philanthropy to ensure a coordinated donor centered approach is achieved in donor engagement and stewardship
  • Identify and cultivate individual relationships to further support the strategic work of the National Philanthropy team
  • Identify, cultivate and steward corporate prospects to further support the strategic work of the HSFC National Corporate Development Program. 
  • Serve as a key relationship manager for the identified partnerships and alliances throughout Nova Scotia in collaboration with national teams.  
  • Develop new corporate opportunities and initiatives with partners to create fundraising initiatives, increase revenue and generate awareness for the cause and the essential service delivered throughout Nova Scotia and the rest of Canada. 

Operations, business planning and budget management

  • Lead the development and management of annual business plans and financial outlooks and budgets.  
  • Complete a detailed monthly review of provincial spending and costs against budget and ensure accurate and timely accounting and reporting.  
  • Familiarize and comply with all HSFC Financial, IT, Marcomm, Contract and Purchasing Policies and Procedures.  Ensure supplier relationships are properly established, clearly documented and managed in accordance with Contract and Purchasing Policies.
  • Identify opportunities to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of direct reports
  • Develop and maintain organizational excellence in all aspects of field office operations and management
  • Ensure alignment with central Community Engagement Program Team on key implementation strategies for each of the programs

Human resources management 

Lead the development of an effective and high performing regional team, ensuring high standards of delivery, competence and Foundation values are maintained and that individuals are well supported in fulfilling their accountabilities, developing their skills and achieving their career potential.   Specifically,

  • Provide clear direction on business goals and priorities; ensure optimal deployment of resources to achieve business goals. 
  • Identify development opportunities that exist and put appropriate strategies in place 
  • Establish individual performance plans and objectives; provide coaching, leadership and feedback to direct reports.
  • Develop Managers to be strong people leaders, enabling the development of a high performing team by following established best practices
  • Evaluate the performance of direct reports on a regular basis ensure goals are on track.  Comply with HSFC Performance Management cycle and at a minimum, conduct two formal reviews during the year; in February/March and in August/September.  With the National Director, establish Community Engagement salary management plans that comply with Foundation compensation policies and procedures. 
  • Develop succession and leadership development plans
  • Recruit skilled talent in support of current and future Foundation needs following Foundation policies and assessment guidelines. 

Reporting relationships:

  • Direct Reports include:
    • 2 Managers in Nova Scotia

Accountability Dimensions

  • Community Engagement Revenue budget of $2+M 

Competency/Knowledge requirements:

  • Strong business sense and demonstrated ability to understand fundraising, volunteer and business needs
  • Ability to translate organizational strategies into concrete business plans and establishes accountability systems to review activities and goals against strategies
  • Simultaneously keeps track of day-to-day business, emerging opportunities, risks and broader issues; considers different options and takes necessary action 
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building/management skills
  • High energy and ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Flexibility and adaptable to rapidly changing priorities
  • Holds self and others accountable for agreed upon commitments, actions taken/not taken and ensuing outcomes 
  • Advocates for and leads by example in creating a culture that aligns to the organization’s values
  • Acts as an ambassador of the Foundation’s mission to internal and external audiences
Qualifications 

Education

  • Minimum education – University Degree

Experience and skills:

  • 10+ years fundraising and/or related experience
  • Strong understanding of fundraising management and volunteer engagement and corporate partnerships 
  • Experience in leading and managing a team from a distance and achieving results through others 
  • Budgeting and financial management experience
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and create plans that connect strategic business objectives to coaching and performance solutions.
  • Strong business sense and demonstrated ability to understand fundraising, volunteer and business needs
  • Ability to translate organizational strategies into concrete business plans and establishes accountability systems to review activities and goals against strategies
  • Simultaneously keeps track of day-to-day business, emerging opportunities, risks and broader issues; considers different options and takes necessary action 
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building/management skills
  • High energy and ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Flexibility and adaptable to rapidly changing priorities
  • Holds self and others accountable for agreed upon commitments, actions taken/not taken and ensuing outcomes 
  • Advocates for and leads by example in creating a culture that aligns to the organization’s values
  • Acts as an ambassador of the Foundation’s mission to internal and external audiences
  • Valid driver’s license and access to personal vehicle
  • Flexibility to travel and visit provincial offices as necessary

 

Applying 

If you have the qualifications and share our passion for our mission, we invite you to forward your resume, cover letter and salary expectations to
hr-rh@heartandstroke.ca.  We offer comprehensive benefits including, dental and medical coverage. 

This posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

Please include the exact job title, including location, in the subject line of your email.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this opportunity and will only contact those selected for interviews.

Candidates from diverse groups are encouraged to apply. We are committed to fostering an inclusive, barrier-free and accessible environment. If you have been contacted for an interview and require an accommodation due to disability to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please advise and we will work with you to meet your needs.

Learn more and get involved with Heart and Stroke at www.heartandstroke.ca

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