Welcome to Hospice Kingston!

You’ve come to the right place. Hospice Kingston was established in 1985 and for over 30 years has provided comfort, support, and companionship to people with a life-limiting illness, their caregivers and families, and those who are affected by grief or loss. We offer a variety of services and programs such as In-home Care, Day Wellness, Caregiver Support, Grief & Bereavement Support and Volunteer Services. Hospice Kingston and its partners are committed to enhancing healthcare in our community and improving access to end-of-life care by building a Palliative Care Centre of Excellence. 

Hospice Kingston is recruiting for an Executive Director

Hospice Kingston is a not-for-profit organization that arranges and provides community hospice care services in Kingston and surrounding area to people facing a life-limiting diagnosis and their families and caregivers at no cost. Working closely with healthcare professionals and trained volunteers to provide supportive care in client’s homes, hospitals, long-term-care homes, retirement homes and palliative care units Hospice Kingston delivers a wide range of supportive programs. Care includes physical, psychosocial, spiritual and practical support so that clients and their loved ones can live on their own terms. With a budget of $770K, a staff of 10 and approximately 165 volunteers Hospice Kingston delivered over 13,000 hours of service to 349 individuals and their families and caregivers last year. Hospice Kingston is actively engaged in a $7.8 M capital campaign to expand its services to include a 10-bed residential care program. Operating funds for the 7-bed residential hospice have been approved by the South East Local Health Integration Network (SELHIN) 
As Executive Director of Hospice Kingston you will collaborate with the Board in the implementation of its strategic plan and operational plans in keeping with the mission, vision and values of the organization; ensuring the effective development and operation of Hospice Kingston. The Executive Director reports regularly to the Board of Directors on the progress and results of these plans; exercises overall authority for the day to day operations and management of Hospice Kingston, and advises the Board on agency programs, business and finance. The Executive Director is responsible for the effective operation of all aspects of Hospice Kingston, including all services, products and programs. 
The Executive Director provides leadership to all staff, and fosters a culture of compassion, ethical conduct, and teamwork. The Executive Director promotes and represents Hospice Kingston to donors, funders, volunteers, the community, regulatory bodies, and partners. 
  • An authentic and passionate understanding of the people served by the organization and a deep appreciation of the role of hospice palliative care in relieving suffering and improving the quality of life for people who are living with or dying from advanced illness. 
  • Inspirational, creative and collaborative, able to develop partnerships and grow relationships;  
  • A committed leader with extensive experience in strategic planning, the preparation of business cases and the implementation of operational plans. 
  • Exceptional communication, interpersonal and presentation skills; 
  • Skillful in guiding and managing change; 
  • Strong analytical, management and organizational skills.
The successful candidate will have a university degree or equivalent experience in Health, Social Sciences or other closely related discipline. They will possess a minimum of 7-10 years of senior non-profit leadership. He or she has experience in growth, development and expansion of an organization, has been involved in implementing a new vision and managing significant change. The successful candidate is a seasoned leader with proven experience in working collaboratively with a voluntary Board of Directors, community partners, government agencies, staff and stakeholders. Proficient French, Portuguese and/or Dutch language skills are considered an asset. 
Interested applicants are invited to submit a resume and cover letter (including compensation expectations) in confidence by August 1, 2018 to the Chair, Selection Committee, Hospice Kingston at Allen.Prowse@kingstonhsc.ca. 
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