President and Chief Executive Officer
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Innovation and Exceptional Care Through Inspired Giving.
The Dartmouth General Hospital is undergoing a transformational change in how it delivers care and as an important institution in Nova Scotia Health Authority’s vision of the future. A $132 million investment is being made in facility renovations, expansion, equipment and technology to further expand breadth and access of service. More than just bricks and mortar, everyone associated with the Dartmouth General has passion for their work and together they have created a strong sense of community partnership.
A trusted community anchor, the Dartmouth General Hospital is a 24-hour emergency, inpatient medical, surgical and critical care facility providing services to approximately 120,000 people in Dartmouth and surrounding areas. In the future, once the redevelopment is complete, the Dartmouth General will play an even more critical role in the delivery of acute care in the Central Zone and beyond. As one of the largest employers in the area with a highly talented team of more than 900 employees, the hospital experiences more than 40,000 emergency patient visits, 210,000 outpatient visits, 60,000 lab visits, and conducts 48,000 diagnostic imaging procedures through in-patient programs on an annual basis.
Today and since its inception in 1975, the Dartmouth General Hospital Foundation (DGHF) has been a driving force in connecting community and hospital. Through the tremendous generosity of community, friends and partners, the DGHF has positively impacted and supported the delivery of exceptional patient care at the Dartmouth General Hospital through more than $42 million dollars invested in equipment, facilities and programs since its inception.
Reporting to Board of Directors, the President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is an inspirational leader who believes deeply in the hospital’s mission and who embraces the diverse community it serves. The CEO sets the strategic vision for the Foundation, raises funds and delivers on financial objectives and priorities as established in alignment with the hospital and evaluates progress towards performance targets established by the Board. The CEO is responsible for managing the Foundation, cultivating strong relationships within Dartmouth and surrounding communities, working closely with staff, leading fundraising and fund development, communicating and representing the Foundation in the community. The new CEO joins the organization at an exciting time as it launches an ambitious, high-profile capital campaign. As the face of the Foundation in the hospital and external community, the CEO enjoys making meaningful connections with donors and diverse stakeholders.
The successful candidate will possess a university degree in a relevant discipline, coupled with at least eight years of leadership experience spent leading a similar community-based organization(s). Experience in healthcare fund development is preferred. They will have a proven track record of success in developing and executing on long term strategic fundraising plans, leading high-performing teams and generating strong performance results. The new CEO is an exceptional communicator who is adept at telling the hospital’s story and has depth in fund raising, donor development, and capital campaign experience.
To learn more about the Dartmouth General Hospital Foundation, please visit www.dghfoundation.ca.
If this exciting opportunity to personally impact the quality of health care provided to patients, speaks to you, please forward your résumé and interest in confidence to Royer Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information, please contact Kim West or Amy Reid at 902-422-2099.
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