Parkinson Society British Columbia
Chief Executive Officer
Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects approximately 11,000 British Columbians and 100,000 Canadians. Parkinson Society British Columbia (“PSBC”) is an independent, not-for-profit, charitable organization that exists to address the personal and social consequences of Parkinson's disease through education, community outreach, scientific research, advocacy and public awareness. To accomplish this, PSBC provides education and support services to British Columbians living with Parkinson’s disease to ease the burden, and directs funding to research initiatives to find a cure. PSBC is also a Regional Partner of the Parkinson Society Federation, a pan-Canadian network of regional organizations with common objectives.
The Chief Executive Officer reports to the Board of Directors and implements the strategic plan, ensuring PSBC delivers on its mission. As the Society relies primarily on individual donations, corporate sponsorship and event revenue, you will be responsible for revenue growth through the advancement of existing initiatives and the development of new activities. You will oversee the delivery of programs and services, which includes facilitation of support groups in 53 communities across BC, coordination of education conferences, preparation of education materials, and direct consultation to British Columbians living with Parkinson’s disease. You will collaborate with other Regional Partners of the Parkinson Society Federation to provide a consistent service and a national voice for those affected by the disease.
As the ideal candidate, you have proven strength in revenue growth as evidenced by your success in achieving revenue targets, and your outstanding relationship-building skills will open doors to new opportunities for PSBC. Your excellent interpersonal and communication skills combined with your ability to work collaboratively with a variety of people at all levels will enhance your capacity to promote PBSC’s activities to the broader community while creating an internal environment of trust and respect. Your government relations experience will be considered an asset.
You are a senior leader who brings energy, enthusiasm and passion to the role. Your experience in an entrepreneurial not-for-profit or corporate setting has given you a proven track record in developing high-performance teams, creating value for an organization through revenue growth and delivering results. Your ability to unite people around a common vision has been a hallmark of your success.
This is an exceptional opportunity to join a team that is creating positive change in the lives of those with Parkinson’s disease, at a time when there is real momentum to find a cure. If you are interested in being a part of this dynamic organization, please provide a cover letter and résumé in confidence to Allison Rzen or Esther McGregor.