Regional Director, Community Engagement
Heart and Stroke Foundation
British Columbia, Canada
15d ago

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
  • Education

  • 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
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