Branch Executive Director

The Kidney Foundation of Canada is one of the country's most respected, vibrant, and important national health charities. Unfortunately, 1 in 10 Canadians have kidney disease and the numbers are on the rise. This is why the Foundation's role in research, advocacy, education, and patient services is so critical.

On behalf of the Atlantic Canada Branch Board of Directors, we seek a leader responsible for Branch program delivery, fund development, staff and volunteers, stakeholder relations, government relations and advocacy, strategic planning, and operations as their new Branch Executive Director.

What qualities are required as Branch Executive Director?

As the Executive Director of the Atlantic Canada Branch, your role will be to assist the Foundation in establishing strategic objectives and then lead the implementation of this plan within the context of the organization's overall mission, by-laws, policies and procedures.

This will entail, among other things, overseeing the planning and implementation of fundraising campaigns, developing a human resource strategy, particularly for volunteers, ensuring the highest quality in program administration and delivery, and initiating various marketing and communication initiatives.

Reporting to the Branch Board of Directors through the Branch President, you will build strong relationships in the community as you liaise with outside supporters and stakeholders, including corporate groups, government officials, donors, volunteers, and other health-related communities.

Day-to-day operations such as finance and human resources fall within the scope of your responsibilities. You will also play a vital role at the national level as you participate in the Senior Management Forum, a committee of your peers from across Canada.

As the ideal candidate, you have a successful track record of senior-level leadership experience, preferably in the not-for-profit sector. In addition, you have worked with a Board of Directors and therefore have a solid understanding of governance issues. You have managed successful fundraising programs and understand the impact of a well-designed communication and marketing strategy.

As a senior-level manager, your track record speaks volumes about your leadership, communication, interpersonal, and relationship-building skills. You also possess well-honed financial, human resource and program management expertise. Your ability to motivate volunteers and staff is well recognized, while your collaborative and consultative approach to conducting business is very much respected. Knowledge of health care issues and bilingualism would be beneficial in this role.

A full position description is available here.

If this opportunity appeals to you, please forward your resume and a letter explaining clearly how your background and experience will meet the needs of The Kidney Foundation. Applications can be emailed to Gerald Walsh Associates Inc. at, quoting project number 1898 in the subject line.

We welcome applications from all qualified candidates, including Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, and persons of a minority sexual orientation or gender identity.

Apply Now