Regional Director
Canadian Cancer Society 61 reviews - Kelowna, BC

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Southern Interior Region
Regular Full Time

The Regional Director is responsible for providing local leadership by engaging people and communities to get involved in the Canadian Cancer Society’s (The Society) initiatives. The incumbent will provide direction and support to regional staff and volunteers by ensuring effective and efficient operations of community and fundraising programs in the Interior and Kootenays.


1. Planning and Financial Management

  • Provides leadership in creating a vision, direction and objectives for The Society in the regions that are aligned with the Division’s directions, priorities and strategies and are responsive to the Regions’ needs and strengths.
  • Ensures input from regional stakeholders and establishes processes for collaborative participation in planning and evaluation of programs and activities.
  • Ensures that emerging needs, issues and strengths of the Region are assessed to ensure that, in consultation with functional managers, appropriate models of prevention, support and fundraising are developed and implemented.
  • Develops and manages the annual operating budget for the Region, ensuring the efficient and effective use of resources.
  • Ensures direction and guidance is provided to volunteers and staff in the appropriate use and monitoring of resources.

2. Operational/Action Management

  • Ensures the efficient and effective delivery of programs in the Region, developing local tactics consistent with National and Division strategies, policies and procedures.
  • Ensures action plans are created and staff and volunteers effectively engaged and held accountable to achieve regional objectives.
  • Translates organizational revenue development strategies to lead, select and monitor a comprehensive fundraising program for the region.
  • Ensures that revenue development targets are set and met for the Region.
  • Monitors regional performance towards objectives, communicates progress, identifies issues and ensures corrective action is taken when needed.
  • Provides accurate regional information and data required for reporting, monitoring and evaluation purposes.
  • Effectively utilizes organizational expertise by consulting with functional experts in the Division for support with program development, implementation and evaluation.
  • Ensures the timely implementation of Division wide strategies, policies and procedures.
  • Effectively manages change within the regions.

3. Workforce Management

  • Provides direction, support and motivation to volunteers and staff regarding regional health promotion activities, support programs and revenue development activities.
  • Communicates effectively with volunteers and staff and ensure effective internal communication processes are in place within the region.
  • Hires, orients and supervises staff, through effective coaching, performance management, recognition and fostering learning and career development opportunities.
  • Ensures volunteer recruitment, screening, selection, orientation, training and continuing education meets established standards.
  • Builds leadership capacity within the regions.
  • Ensures the provision of guidance and training to all regional staff and volunteers on division-wide standards, directions, policies and procedures.

4. Relationship Management

  • Models effective volunteer/staff partnerships, for example through relationships with the Regional President, Program committee chairs, Revenue Development leaders.
  • Actively networks to identify and engage community leaders and influencers in our mission. Ensures maximum opportunities for community partnerships in all aspects of program development and delivery by strengthening existing community relationships and actively seeking new opportunities for community partnership and collaboration.
  • Develops and maintains positive relationships with a broad range of stakeholders including leading community members and donors, government representatives and organizations such as regional health authorities and other non-profit organizations.
  • Fosters a culture in which engagement is optimized at every contact point and that is intentional about asking people to give or volunteer.


1. Knowledge of marketing and/or fundraising approaches and activities.
2. Understanding of community development principles and approaches.
3. Understanding of program development and evaluation.
4. Strong leadership and change management skills.
5. Outstanding relationship building skills.
6. Excellent interpersonal skills including team-building, conflict resolution and facilitation skills.
7. Superior verbal and written communication skills including presentations and public speaking.
8. Proven human and volunteer resource management skills including the ability to coach and mentor others to build capacity.
9. Successful revenue development expertise including a background and strong track record in marketing, business and revenue development.
10. Demonstrated skills in operational planning and budgeting.
11. Demonstrated skills in financial analysis and management.
12. Ability to exercise tact, objectivity, sensitivity, strategy and judgement in dealing with sensitive, complex and confidential issues.
13. Ability to communicate effectively with people at various levels of the organization.
14. Ability to work a flexible schedule and to travel throughout the regions and to Division office (Vancouver).
15. Possession of a valid (BC) driver’s license and own motor vehicle.

1. University degree in business administration, health or social sciences or equivalent experience and training.
2. A minimum of seven years managerial experience, or equivalent.
3. Leadership experience in the non-profit sector is an asset
4. Marketing, sales and/or revenue development training and/or experience.

Interested applicants please submit your cover letter and resume in one document no later than Friday, July 19, 2013.

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The Canadian Cancer Society is a national community based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the...