Executive Director

The Salvation Army B.C. Southview Heights and Rotary Hospice House
July 29, 2020
Vancouver, Canada
Job Type
$85,000 - $92,000
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Closing date
August 19, 2020



  • Full time


Position Purpose Summary:

South Vancouver/Richmond Health Services is a unit comprises of two healthcare sites: Rotary Hospice House in Richmond and Southview Heights and Terrace in Vancouver.



Spiritual Leadership:

  • Ensures a spiritual dynamic to all programming.
  • May be directly responsible for chaplaincy service.

Standard and Best Practices

  • Facilitates implementation of Territorial standards and best practices reflecting the economic, service, and business environment in compliance with The Salvation Army. Respects and models organizational values.
  • Has input to new policies and procedures pertaining to the management of financial resources in multi-departments.
  • Directs and oversees the annual budgeting process for the ministry unit.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of applicable operating policies, legislation, regulations, codes, and/or licensing requirements for the ministry unit.
  • Forwards copies of external review compliance reports to DHQ.
  • Monitors and ensures consistency in case management systems and practices.
  • Promotes and engages with the LEADS framework as a foundational element for leadership development.

Strategic Planning

  • Initiates strategic planning for the ministry unit securing necessary approvals from the Divisional Finance Board/Executive.
  • Within the ministry unit, prepares and analyses statistical and financial reports for the purpose of strategic planning and reports to the Divisional Finance Board.
  • Coordinates the creation and updating of the mission statement, vision and strategic plan.
  • Hires, orientates, trains, evaluates, recognizes, disciplines and terminates in concert with Territorial standards; submits and acts on incident reports; deals with complaints.
  • Participates in union negotiations as the senior line manager.
  • Works with and supervises other administration staff in various accounting functions: general accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, trust accounts, petty cash, payroll, bank statements and reconciliation, financial statements and audits.


  • Develops an organizational chart showing lines of responsibility and communication.
  • Develops and maintains a process to communicate with staff and clients (e.g. management meetings, supervision, staff meetings, bulletin board) Ensures that the ministry unit has access to current Territorial Manual of Operating Policies & Procedures.


  • Ensures all property is inspected and maintained in compliance with applicable legislation; works with the DSBA to prepare all property proposals for presentation to the appropriate boards.

External Relationships

  • Initiates, maintains and promotes positive working relationships/partnerships and communications with funders and community stakeholders; re-negotiates with government funder/s, contracts, proposals and program operation;
  • identifies and pursue opportunities to enhance program delivery by seeking new government funding sources in consultation with Divisional Headquarters.
  • Has access to all pertinent legislation, regulations and standards which impact the ministry unit’s operations.
  • Establishes and maintains a Community Council, recruiting members, setting agendas, taking minutes, and following up on actions arising from meetings.

NOTE: Not all incumbents perform all of the duties described above but perform a similar range of duties.


  • The successful job applicant will have completed an Undergraduate University Degree (e.g. B.A., B.Sc., B.Sc.N.).
  • An alternative level of education and experience may be acceptable.
  • Five years but less than seven years of prior related experience, including supervisory, financial management and business management experience in a not-for-profit social services environment.
  • Certificate in Health Care Management would be an asset.
  • The performance of the job requires frequently attending long meetings, moderate attention to brainstorming and planning, reading and writing reports and occasionally counselling or giving pastoral care.


Successful candidates, prior to hiring, may be required to provide:

  • Background check consent
  • A clear vulnerable sector screening
  • A clean drivers abstract
  • Completion of our online Armatus Abuse Training and required Health and Safety training

If there is a competition number associated with this posting, please include within the subject line of your email, fax or regular mail correspondence.

The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates as required under applicable Human Rights Legislation. If you require a disability related accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements.

In accordance with The Salvation Army policy and legislated requirements, employment is conditional upon the verification of credentials and completion of a background check.

This posting is open to external and internal candidates alike. If you are an internal applicant, please advise your Department Head of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

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