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Regional Director, Community Engagement

Position: Regional Director, Community Engagement  
Reports to: National Director, Community Engagement 
Department: Community Engagement
Location: Vancouver, BC, or Edmonton or Calgary, AB 
Status: Permanent; Full-time 

The Opportunity

Are you a seasoned leader who enjoys building high performing teams? Are you seen as a mentor and coach who is able to achieve goals through others? Then this is the opportunity for you!

In this role you will

  • Participate on the provincial senior leadership team(s)
  • Lead the execution of the National strategy to deliver community programs and volunteer engagement in support of the Foundation’s mission in British Columbia and Yukon, and Alberta and Northwest Territories
  • Provide leadership and community giving expertise to a team of staff and senior level volunteers to successfully achieve fundraising goals 
  • Collaboratively with internal partners to effectively steward relationships which includes identifying and engaging top donor prospects in the region
  • Ensure Area Offices in the region successfully achieve/exceed their fundraising and volunteer development goals
Key Responsibilities

Fundraising and Revenue Generation:

  • Work collaboratively with the Provincial CEO, National Director, Community Engagement to establish realistic revenue goals for each program, on annual basis
  • Provide leadership to the regional team in developing implementation plans and supporting teams to achieve revenue objectives
  • Play a leadership role in the development of the revenue growth strategy for the region ensuring strong integration of the community-based initiatives with other Foundation departments including corporate partnerships, major gifts (Development) and community mission initiatives 
  • Monitor and analyze the performance of the community fundraising campaigns and volunteer development programs within the region and develop strategies for closing gaps and/or make adjustments to minimize business risks and maximize profitability 
  • Lead, inspire, guide, coach, and train Managers to provide proactive and effective support for revenue generation and sponsorship activities 
  • Manage day-to-day business, emerging opportunities, risks and broader issues; consider different options and takes necessary action

Community Engagement and Volunteer Development:

  • Develop and implement strategies to build lasting and meaningful relationships with volunteers, donors, and event participants within the region
  • Drive the ongoing process of identifying, recruiting, and activating an influential and diverse volunteer leadership base to champion the success of H&S through their corporate and personal giving while also influencing the involvement and giving of others
  • Ensure effective implementation of the Foundation’s Volunteer Engagement strategy
  • Represent the Foundation and speak at community events across region
  • Participate in and serve as the H&S representative/speaker at community events as well as corporate and health-related functions that will provide networking opportunities and new business contacts
  • Oversee regional plans and logistics, with support from the team, for supporter and volunteer engagement events, recognition receptions, and cultivation events
  • Develop powerful partnerships with corporate and community leaders in the region to build a culture of health to fund research and education
  • As required, play a National leadership role in the execution of a key Community Engagement fundraising program

Budget Management and Planning:

  • Lead the development and management of annual business plans and financial outlooks and budgets
  • Complete a detailed monthly review of regional 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 the regional team 
  • 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

Talent Management:

  • Provide clear direction on business goals and priorities; ensure optimal deployment of resources to achieve business goals
  •  Develop Managers to be strong people leaders, enabling the development of a high performing team by following established best practices
  • Develop collaborative cross functional and lateral relationships  
  • Partner with Human Resources to recruit skilled talent in support of current and future Foundation needs aligned with Foundation practices
  • Establish individual performance plans and objectives; provide coaching and feedback to direct reports and comply with performance review cycle
  • With the National Director, establish salary management plans in alignment with Foundation compensation policies and practices 
  • Develop succession and leadership development plans to build and sustain a high performing, highly engaged and Nationally aligned team
  • Frequently travel with staff participating in sales calls, modeling behavior and coaching for success

Direct Reports

  • Six (6) Managers, Community Fundraising


  • University degree, preferably in business

Skills and Experience

  • Valid driver’s license and access to personal vehicle
  • Flexibility to travel throughout region to visit area offices approximately 2-3 days per week, which may occasionally include overnight travel 
  • Able to lead, participate, and support evening and weekend community events as needed
  • 10+ years fundraising and/or related experience
  • Strong business sense and demonstrated ability to fundraise, manage volunteer relationships, and achieve business results
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and create plans in line with a national strategy that connects strategic business objectives to coaching and performance solutions
  • Ability to translate organizational strategies into concrete business plans and establishes accountability systems to review activities and goals against strategies
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building/management skills
  • High energy and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Flexible, adaptable, and able to adjust to changing priorities
  • Holds self and others accountable for agreed upon commitments, actions taken/not taken, and ensuring outcomes 
  • Advocates for and leads by example in building the culture aligned to the organization’s values
  • Act as an ambassador of the Foundation’s mission to internal and external audiences

If you have the qualifications, and share our passion for our mission, we invite you to forward your resume and cover letter (including salary expectations) to
Please be sure to include the reference number RDCE2019ABC and your name (first and last) in the subject line of your email so that your application is received by the appropriate party.
We thank all applicants for their interest however, due to volume, we can 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.
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