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South Okanagan Similikameen Medical Foundation

The South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation (SOS) connects philanthropically minded individuals, corporations, and groups with priority health care needs in the South Okanagan Similkameen region. As the Foundation’s leader, the CEO will create a vision for the next level of community and public health care across the South Okanagan and Similkameen region.

The South Okanagan Similkameen region in the southern interior of BC is a vibrant hub of thriving municipalities such as Penticton, Osoyoos, Oliver, Keremeos, Summerland, and Princeton. Nestled among beautiful countryside, mountains, Lake Okanagan on the north and Skaha Lake on the south, world-class golf, skiing, and vineyards, it offers something for all.

In recent years the Foundation leadership has recruited new Board members, completed a number of fundraising initiatives, and established key foundational policies, procedures, and other infrastructures.  The Foundation now seeks a new CEO to build on these recent changes and:

  • Establish relationships with committed and passionate donors and health care staff;
  • Contribute meaningfully to public health while it is most important and topical;
  • Complete a compelling Oncology campaign, and plan for future priorities;
  • Leverage and engage an open and intentional Board of Directors;
  • Partner with the Board and community leaders on the long-term visioning for the Foundation, including a plan for a significant land asset;
  • Harness the strengths of a dedicated and mighty staff team of six;
  • Become a member of a generous and fun community, and remind residents that their giving makes a significant difference in the lives of people in the region.

Thank you for your interest. This opportunity is now closed.


    * Required Field

    Desired competencies:

    • Significant experience in fundraising, fundraising leadership, and donor relationships, preferably from a hospital, healthcare, or community health environment.
    • An extensive and clear understanding of a comprehensive fund development program, including annual and monthly giving, major gifts, and planned giving.
    • Significant experience in any combination of major giving, planned giving, and campaign planning is strongly preferred.
    • Strong understanding of priority setting, strategic planning principles and best practices.
    • Broad-based leadership and management experience, including the ability to grow staff skills and delegate effectively. Experience in a unionized environment is helpful.
    • Experience working with high-level volunteers, in particular a Board of community leaders.
    • Strong leadership and decision-making skills with an exceptional capability for resolving conflict in an open and consultative manner.
    • Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge NXT fundraising software, or an equivalent.
    • Commitment to professional and personal growth, through education and participation in professional fundraising organizations and initiatives. CFRE designation is an asset, as is membership in AHP, AFP, and/or CAGP.
    • A university degree or equivalent coursework and experience.
    • Residency in the South Okanagan region is required, as is travel throughout the region by car.
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