Regional Manager- South East & Central East Ontario - ALS Society of Canada

Apr 30, 2021
Belleville, Ontario

The ALS Society of Canada (ALS Canada) is looking for a Regional Manager to join our awarding winning team. As a successful candidate, you will be responsible for supporting people living with ALS (pALS) to navigate the health care and social services systems. You will advocate for pALS, provide ongoing support and information as well as support community fundraising efforts. Join our team today!

What You Will Do:

Services and Support

  • Support a caseload of pALS navigate the health system and their disease by identifying issues, manage information as well as provide non-clinical support to pALS and their families
  • Act as a liaison between health care professionals, families, pALS and the ALS Canada’s Equipment Program
  • Facilitate support groups for pALS and their families
  • Liaise with health care and social services professionals to support client care

Advocacy & Awareness

  • Organize educational opportunities with external partners and agencies, including community groups 
  • Coordinate and participate in local and provincial advocacy efforts by attending/ speaking at events as required
  • Develop partnerships with local health care professionals and social services
  • Collaborate with Public Affairs and Communications team in liaising and developing relationships with print, radio, TV media
  • Attend government meetings with provincial advocacy efforts on behalf of ALS Canada

Fund Development

  • Develop and support the local Walk to End ALS events, leading volunteer committees to implement Walk events within the region. Oversee all aspects of planning, budgeting, sponsorship, promotion and media during Walk preparations and evaluation 
  • Work closely with the Events team to identify potential donors and relationships that will enhance regional activities
  • Participate in and/or develop Fund Development community events in the region as required\

What We Are Looking For:

A resourceful self-starter who has strong interpersonal, communication, active listening skills. You are empathetic and sensitive and can stay neutral, working effectively under pressure and between priorities. You understand ALS and its progression and have a strong knowledge of the Ontario health care system and regional resources. You have a proven fundraising track record and previous experience working with volunteers and volunteer committees. You demonstrate leadership within your area of responsibility and want to do meaningful work with an engaged community supporting a cause that requires significant awareness and support.

You have a combination of the following experience, knowledge, and skills:

  • Successful completion of an accredited health discipline program and eligible for registration with professional regulatory college preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a healthcare-related field
  • Excellent computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Experience with CRM systems required
  • Experience in a non-profit environment and experience working with individuals with a terminal illness required
  • Demonstrated excellence in relationship building, working as part of a team, problem-solving, advocacy skills and time management
  • Proficient presentation skills, comfortable speaking in front of a group of people
  • French/ English bilingualism is an asset

Special Considerations

  • Travel based on client meetings and organizational requirements – valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle with appropriate insurance required
  • Flexibility to work some evenings and weekends and occasional overnight stays
  • Home office required

Apply Today!

Submit a cover letter and resume in pdf format, along with a portfolio demonstrating your support on recent projects, to jobs@als.ca. Please be sure to indicate the job title in the email subject. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.

ALS Canada would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Why join ALS Canada?

A charitable organization that lives its values of accountability, collaboration, compassion, integrity, resiliency and respect, ALS Canada works with the ALS community to improve the lives of people affected by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis through support, advocacy and investment in research for a future without ALS. Fully funded by donors, we were fortunate to benefit from the generosity of Canadians during the Ice Bucket Challenge of 2014 and are now focused on implementing our 2018 to 2023 strategic plan in support of the following long-term impacts: people affected by ALS receive the best possible standard of care; more treatments are available to improve quality of life and extend lifespan; and people are empowered to make informed decisions about ALS.

Our world is challenging. The people we serve are dealing with a devastating illness. But in the midst of it, their resiliency and spirit is remarkable and moving. You will be touched by the community and will find a way to naturally and effectively engage.

ALS Canada is committed to accommodating the individual needs of job candidates, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), ALS Canada is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities within our recruitment processes. Please contact the HR department at jobs@als.ca if you require an accommodation during the recruitment process.

ALS Canada is committed to being an equitable employer, we strongly encourage people from equity seeking groups to apply.

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