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Announcing Search for Executive Director

Jan 18, 2018

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After 20 years with the Aberdeen Health Foundation, our intrepid Executive Director has decided it is time to retire. While we are sorry to lose Susan Malcolm, someone who has always worked with the highest integrity and commitment to our donors and other stakeholders, we are pleased to know how much Susan is looking forward to this exciting new chapter in her life.
The Foundation’s Board of Directors knows we have big shoes to fill and we are committed to finding the best possible candidate to help our organization build on the strong relationships that Susan has cultivated in our community. We hope you’ll help share this opportunity so we have the best field of candidates to select from.

Executive Director Aberdeen Health Foundation

The Aberdeen Health Foundation was established in 1986 to support the Aberdeen Regional Hospital’s fundamental mission to provide quality health care to the people of Pictou County. The Foundation has done so by providing continuing and coordinated financial support, helping the hospital to adapt its operations, programs, equipment, and services to ever-changing technologies and improved standards of care. To date, the Aberdeen Health Foundation has funded a remarkable $23 million in capital and service improvements. The Aberdeen Health Foundation relies on community support and the generosity of individuals to fund medical equipment and patient care technology, innovative treatment methods, modern facilities, professional development and support for health care professionals, and community health projects. The Aberdeen Health Foundation is guided by a volunteer Board of Directors who provide direction and oversight to the Foundation’s activities and its mandate of enhancing health care in Pictou County.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for the operation of the Aberdeen Health Foundation and will provide day to day leadership, direction and guidance of the Foundation’s activities and programs to meet the goals and objectives of the organization. The Executive Director represents the Foundation to all stakeholders including regulatory bodies, government, donors, hospital and community health staff, and community groups/organizations. The Executive Director will ensure the efficient use of resources to achieve the vision, mission and objectives of the Foundation.
As the ideal candidate, you have a degree in Health Administration, Business Administration, or Public Relations. You bring five or more years of progressive experience in a management role, preferably within a not-for-profit or public sector organization, and have worked within a board governance framework. Ideally, you understand health care systems and are knowledgeable of legislation applicable to foundations, charities and philanthropic organizations. With a collaborative spirit, you are a superb communicator and a relationship builder who understands the importance of collective impact. You excel at strategic planning, leadership, pro-active communications, policy development, staff training, and asset management.
If you are excited by the opportunity to play a key role in supporting quality health care for residents of Pictou County, contact Shauna Quinlan or Jeff Forbes at 902-425-2148, or submit your application online at: