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Saanich Peninsula Hospital & Healthcare Foundation
President & Chief Executive Officer

The Saanich Peninsula Hospital serves the needs of a community of approximately 65,000 residents and is part of the Vancouver Island Health Authority. It has 58 acute care beds, 150 long-term care beds, a busy Emergency Department, and a Lab and Medical Imaging departments. In 1985, a group of concerned community members came together to establish what would ultimately become the Saanich Peninsula Hospital & Healthcare Foundation (the Foundation). The generosity of donors and their understanding of how important healthcare is to a community has contributed to the success of the Foundation, which has raised $65 million since its inception. 

The President & CEO is responsible for the successful leadership and operational management of the Foundation according to the strategic direction and governance standards approved by the Board of Directors. The President & CEO develops organizational strategy, implements sound practices and builds relationships, both internally and externally to ultimately inspire support and help the Foundation achieve its vision. The President & CEO’s accountabilities include setting the vision collaboratively with the Board; inspiring and coaching the Foundation’s small team; developing and executing the overall strategy; and overseeing all organizational and operational aspects of the Foundation including philanthropic initiatives, finance, marketing and communications, community outreach, administration, IT and HR management.

The ideal candidate is community-oriented, creative, compassionate, and strategic, with an outstanding reputation as an individual who builds genuine relationships and achieves true impact in the community. You are a caring spirit who can rally internal resources and external partners to have surprisingly significant outcomes for a small organization.

You possess a successful track record in working with diverse groups of internal and external partners including board of directors, government, health authorities, employees, volunteers, and donors, to achieve impressive philanthropic achievements. Warm, empathetic and highly relational in your communication style, combined with personal energy and sound business acumen, you are committed to the Foundation’s projects and investments, ultimately shaping health outcomes on the Peninsula. If you are interested in this position, please submit your application below.

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