Position: Project Lead
Application Deadline: Thursday September 28th, 2023
Part-time Contract Position: 24 hours per week
Anticipated Start Date: Oct. 16, 2023
Anticipated End Date: September 12, 2025
Work Conditions: Hybrid work including in-office presence, travel within the Bruce Peninsula.
Who we are:
Bruce Peninsula Hospice (BPH) is a non-profit, charitable community hospice serving Tobermory, Lion’s Head, Wiarton, Sauble Beach, and surrounding rural areas with in-home hospice and bereavement supports. Services are predominantly provided by volunteers who are screened and specially trained and serve in multiple capacities including providing direct client care, serving on the Board of Directors and/or Board Committees and helping with office work or fundraising. Our non-medical compassionate care is provided to individuals and families experiencing serious illness or grief at no cost and we work cooperatively with health care and community service providers. BPH has one permanent full-time paid staff person, the Manager of Volunteer Programs & Outreach. Founded in 1995, we have over 25 years of offering our compassionate care to over 1,000 people in our area. (www.bphospice.ca).
BPH is seeking a caring, compassionate and results oriented team player that brings a solid understanding of rural community service delivery. This person will serve as the Project Lead for Bruce Peninsula Hospice’s new Age Well at Home Project, to deliver programs that meet the needs of our aging population and clients as they age well at home and to introduce a compassionate community approach for our area.
The Project Lead will work with the Bruce Peninsula Hospice team to create, develop, and implement activities to fulfill the project objectives and engage in all aspects of the day-to-day project management including supervision of staff. The successful candidate will be an excellent collaborator and have strong project management skills as well as written and verbal communication skills. They ideally will bring experience in public health, marketing, media, grant management and have worked in the not for profit and / or related community service sector.
Responsible to the Manager, Volunteer Programs and Outreach, and working closely with the Project Coordinator and the Project Administrative Assistant, the Project Lead will:
• Contribute to the creation, development, implementation, and enhancement of new and existing services and produce project plans and policies to support the achievement of the aims of the project.
• Collect and collate data to monitor progress and outcomes of the project, identifying risks and barriers and finding solutions as required.
• Prepare reports to present to Board of Directors and Manager as required.
• Prepare reports to funder as required and oversee project expenditures and tracking of financial information in collaboration with BPH’s Finance Committee.
• Participate in funder’s statistical and survey data collection and meetings as required.
• Organise and facilitate community events, conversations, workshops, information sessions and training to raise awareness of the project activities and to deliver project objectives.
• Work in collaboration with BPH’s Community Education Committee and suppliers to identify and produce clear and consistent messages for the creation of materials including, but not limited to; postcards, press releases, brochures, media advertising and radio spots, social media and web pages, to promote the purpose and benefits of the project.
• Contribute to and support the formulation and delivery of BPH’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity strategy.
• Provide supervision and coordinate activities of the Age Well at Home project team.
• Provide leadership in and support to the development of a Compassionate Community approach, involving volunteers and community stakeholders in various activities generated.
• Collaborate and engage with existing community groups/programmes to make connections and share information to further the activities of the project.
• Participate in personal training, and attend identified relevant conferences to enhance knowledge and performance review as required.
• Any other duties as required by the Manager or Board of Director’s team.
• Adhere to all organization policies and procedures, and respect and uphold confidentiality.
Preference will be given to candidates with:
• Previous experience in a community development role and ideally experience working with local rural communities.
• Hospice palliative care experience and knowledge of community resources relevant to the field.
• Proven project management, facilitation, and collaboration skills.
• Post-secondary education in public health, community development, social work, or marketing.
• Excellent communication (verbal and written), interpersonal and relationship management skills, including working with seniors and volunteers.
• Highly organized with excellent attention to detail, problem-solving skills and workflow organization.
• Relevant work experience in a related non-profit, healthcare or community service setting. Proven ability to work with diverse groups of individuals.
• Understanding and awareness of different communities and needs within Bruce Peninsula Hospice’s service area.
• Experience presenting to public audiences, developing social media and media relations campaigns.
• Computer literacy (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, the internet, social media).
• Comfort working with older individuals, persons experiencing serious illness and with discussing quality of life, aging well and end‐of‐life issues.
• Knowledge of volunteer management and experience in coordination of volunteers an asset.
• Availability to work flexible hours, including evenings as needed; and proven ability to work remotely.
• Travel throughout the Bruce Peninsula is required. A reliable vehicle, class G license and two-million-dollar insurance policy is necessary.
• Integrity, commitment to protecting the confidentiality and privacy of persons served and a healthy sense of humour and fun!
• Reside within our service area and have familiarity and knowledge of the Bruce Peninsula.
• The successful candidate will be required to complete Hospice Palliative Care training and provide a Vulnerable Reference Check.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Qualified applicants can apply by sending their cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than Thursday September 28th at 5:00 pm EST.