Executive Director, BC Schizophrenia Society
The British Columbia Schizophrenia Society has a vision where those affected by schizophrenia and psychosis receive excellent treatment and services, and are accepted and included in their communities. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for those affected by schizophrenia and psychosis through education, support, public policy and research. Founded in 1982, BCSS is a charitable society with a head office in Vancouver.
The Executive Director will possess strong governance knowledge and report to the BC Schizophrenia Society Board. A proven leader, the ED is responsible for the overall performance, impact and growth of the organization. Displaying strong financial, fundraising, administrative and programmatic insight, the ED will be responsible for a $2.3M budget. As a strategic thinker, the ED will lead public policy and government relations activities, develop and/or nurture strategic partnerships, and bring the strategic plan to life through incorporating the goals and objectives of the organization. Demonstrating a deep knowledge of severe mental illness, the ED will demonstrate the highest professional ethical standards, compassion, inclusion and thoughtfulness while leading a team of volunteers and staff who are geographically diverse. Holding a degree in a relevant field and possessing 10+ of senior management experience, the successful candidate will have a passion for BCSS and the ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
Responsibilities and Duties:
- Negotiates and provides regular oversight for all regional health authority contracts and BC Partners contract administered by the provincial society
- Provides necessary supports to the Regional Coordinators with regard to their regional contracts and to relevant programs, policies and provincial initiatives and resources
- Provides oversight to ensure that all financial reporting to health authorities related to provincially administered contracts is maintained and completed in a timely manner
- Provides supervision to regional coordinators and other staff as required
- Assist Regional Coordinators as required in developing working relationships with various sectors of the mental health system (regional health authorities, hospital psychiatry, mental health centre staff, family/general practitioners etc.)
- Assist Branches and Coordinators in reaching out to families of various cultures
- Ensures that the BCSS 1-800 number is maintained and responds to and refers calls on to the appropriate body
- Ensures that the BCSS e-news letter is produced and distributed on a regular basis
- Responds to media inquiries in a timely manner in conjunction with the Board President as required
- Provides oversight to ensure that the BCSS web-site is maintained and updated regularly
- Maintains internal communication with BCSS branches and staff through the BCSS branch e-list
- Provides and maintains critical external communications as required
- Executes decisions of the Board of Directors as required
- Perform related duties as assigned
Requires the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; maintain confidentiality of information; establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others; prepare and deliver oral presentations; meet schedules and timelines; work independently with minimal direction; read, interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies, and procedures; use personal computer and related software; use tact and courtesy with others.
BCSS offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.