Executive Director

Our client is seeking an Executive Director (ED) who will collaborate with the Board of Directors in the development of a strategic plan in keeping with the mission, vision and values of the agency, and the Ideal Patient Experience. The ED exercises overall authority for the day to day operations and management of the organization, and is responsible for maintaining community and funder relations, and will advise the Board on agency programs, business and finance.

Key Attributes

A committed, compassionate leader with extensive experience in strategic planning, the preparation of business cases and the implementation of operational plans;

An authentic and passionate understanding of the people working in a clinical capacity, and a deep appreciation for the program principles;

Inspirational, creative, and collaborative; able to develop partnerships and grow relationships;

Proven ability and experience working with a voluntary Board of Directors;

Effective human resources leadership/guidance to a geographically dispersed workforce;

Exceptional communication, interpersonal and presentation skills;

Skillful in guiding and managing change;

Strong analytical, management and organizational skills.


The successful candidate will have a Master’s degree or equivalent education and experience in Health, Social Sciences or other closely-related discipline; a minimum of 5-10 years’ experience in a senior position (public or private sector) in the health care field. A collaborative leader with proven experience in a union environment working with a voluntary Board of Directors, community partners, government agencies, staff and stakeholders. Proficient French language skills considered an asset.

If you would like to further explore this exciting leadership opportunity, please email your résumé or questions, confidentially, to:

Allen Prowse

Palmer & Associates
Venture Business Centre
556 O'Connor Drive
Kingston, ON K7P 1N3