Regional Manager- North West Ontario
- Job Type
- Part time
- Job Level
- Experienced (non manager)
- Thunder Bay, ON
- Impact Area
- Impact Category
- Company Type
About this position
About 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.
Regional Manager | North West Ontario: Part-time permanent (7.5 hours per week) position for an individual residing in the North West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) region, ideally Thunder Bay area.
Reporting to and working with the Vice President, Client Services and the Senior Regional Manager, the individual is a positive, energetic, empathetic and self-directed person who can work well with all stakeholders in the ALS Community including clients, families, ALS clinics, LHINs, healthcare providers, community agencies and partners, and volunteers. They will be responsible for providing support services for clients with ALS and their families, helping them navigate the health care system, and creating and supporting opportunities for awareness, advocacy and fund development.
Services and Support
- Act as the go-to person for and establish regular communication (through client contact such as home visits, email, phone contact, etc.) with clients with ALS and their families
- Identify issues, manage information as well as provide non-clinical support to clients and families - disease facts, coping strategies, identification of resources, community events and opportunities for inclusion
- Support equipment program process as needed
- Facilitate/enable support and/or bereavement programs and/or make referrals to community support/bereavement programs as needed
- Liaise with health care and social services professionals as required
Advocacy & Awareness
- Provide ALS education to healthcare providers, community agencies, key corporations, service clubs, students, families and the public as requested. Organize educational opportunities with vendors and suppliers and relevant partner agencies e.g. hospice
- Organize and participate in local and provincial advocacy efforts
- Develop partnerships and relationships with health care professionals and social services
As part of a cohesive Fund Development team:
- Develop and support the Walk for ALS working with volunteer committees as required
- Participate in and/or develop Fund Development community events in the region as required
- Identify, assist in qualifying and communicating Fund Development leads as required
Leadership & Resource Development
- Contribute to the development of the operations plan/work plan
- Act as a representative of ALS Canada within the region – including media interviews and presentations
- Create and foster relationships with Community Members/ Corporations/Foundations/Service Clubs/Community Groups and health-related resources
- Support grant applications and monitor pilot projects as appropriate
- Other duties as required
- Successful completion of an accredited health discipline program and eligible for registration with professional regulatory college preferred
- Knowledge of the Ontario health care system, regional resources
- Demonstrated success in fund development preferred
- Minimum 2-5 years’ experience in a healthcare-related field
- Experience in a non-profit environment
- Strong interpersonal, communication, active listening skills
- Demonstrated excellence in relationship building, working as part of a team, problem-solving, advocacy skills and time management
- Sensitive with ability to stay neutral and work effectively under pressure and between priorities
- Exceptional organizational and leadership skills
- Excellent computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
- Experience with Raiser’s Edge is an asset
- Proficient presentation skills
- Travel based on client meetings and organizational requirements – valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle with appropriate insurance. May also require overnight stays
- Flexibility to work some evenings and weekends
- A home office is required
Submit a cover letter and resume in pdf format 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you require 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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