Tri-County Mennonite Homes

Executive Director

4 weeks ago
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Tri-County Mennonite Homes is proud to partner with Hospice Care Avon Maitland in hiring for an Executive Director.


Hospice Palliative Care is a philosophy of care, which focuses on comfort, quality of life and supporting the precious moments families share as their loved one lives the final chapter of his/her life. Hospice care is not as much about dying as it is about living – living each day and each moment to the fullest. We will be here to help our residents live each day with dignity, by providing compassionate, end-of-life care in a home-like setting.


Hospice Care Avon Maitland (HCAM) will have two residential hospices – the Stratford Perth Rotary Hospice located in Stratford, which will include ten suites (opening with six), and the Huron Residential Hospice in Clinton, which will have four suites. The Stratford-based hospice is expected to open in late 2018, while the hospice in Clinton plans to open March 31, 2018. Additional spaces in the hospices will include family gathering and meal spaces, room for family members to stay overnight if they wish, a bereavement support area, resource library and meeting rooms. We will also grow new outreach programs and play a role in developing a centre of excellence on Hospice Palliative Care for healthcare providers and the families of Perth County and Huron County.

Be part of our new dynamic team and make a difference.  If you enjoy building an organization, creating an effective work environment and making an impact on people’s lives – and are interested in palliative and end-of-life care – this could a great opportunity for you!  


As Executive Director, you will be responsible for implementing the strategic plans and policies of Hospice Care Avon Maitland (HCAM) this new organization.  You will undertake the task of leading a diverse team of volunteers and staff in building, maintaining and managing a residential hospice program at two separate sites located in Stratford and in Central Huron County near Clinton, ON.  This position shall be responsible for the overall management, direction and delivery of HCAM’s high quality, client driven hospice palliative care and services. As an effective leader, coach and mentor, you will build a workplace environment that incorporates a team based approach to attract and retain employees and volunteers to provide care and services. 


This is a permanent, full-time position with Hospice Care Avon Maitland. The successful candidate must be able to travel to locations, and work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends as required.

Your outstanding and unique skills will help you in your key responsibilities …

Leadership – support to HCAM board, including regular reports; strategic planning and operationalizing HCAM mission, vision, values; facilitating orientation of new board members

Government relations – advocate for government funding; current knowledge and assessment of hospice palliative care programs, service delivery, legislation and policies

Risk management and compliance – Hospice Palliative Care Association standards and best practices and generally accepted financial principles; health and safety; ongoing property and equipment operation and maintenance 

Hospice planning and policy development – develop and implement initial operational plan aligned with strategic plan, mandate and goals; ongoing quality improvements; high quality patient programs and services consistent with provincial end-of-life framework; standards of care compliance; monitor community needs

Financial management and administration – preparation of annual budget; manage financial performance; regular reports to HCAM board; effective financial administration policies and procedures

Human resources – overall leadership to all staff and volunteers; create a culture of open, respectful and professional communications; supportive of ongoing learning and development; coaching and mentorship; effective HR policies and processes including total compensation, recruitment and performance management; engage with local health care and business partners to develop meaningful relationships that establish credibility for HCAM as a leader in the field of hospice palliative care and services in end-of-life care

Community stakeholder management and funds development – key community champion, liaison, partner and advocate; principle spokesperson; build strong relationships with neighbouring hospices, government agencies, elected officials and community leaders


  • Post-secondary education in healthcare, social services, business administration or non-profit management
  • Minimum 5 years relevant business and financial management experience, preferably in healthcare or not-for-profit sector
  • Prior experience managing a residential hospice/hub of palliative care programs and services considered a significant asset
  • Experience working with government agencies and funding agencies
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills to interact effectively with colleagues, residents, employees, volunteers and community

Position Description available upon request at

HCAM is an affirming organization supporting the Ontario Human Rights Code which states that every person has a right to equal treatment with respect to employment without discrimination or harassment because of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, record of offences, marital status, family status or disability.


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