CHPCA | Director, Operations/Advance Care Planning (ACP) in Canada


Timeframe: Full-time position commencing January 2021 – March 2022.
Language requirements: Bilingual essential
Limitation: Subject to final funding approval
Location:  Must be located in the National Capital Region

The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) is the national voice for Hospice Palliative Care in Canada. We are a small, dynamic and highly-driven team who work tirelessly to advance and advocate for quality hospice palliative care in Canada, with a focus on public policy, public education, and awareness.

Position Summary:

The Director reports to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA).

The Director oversees the Advance Care Planning Project and assisting with Operations of the association by planning and coordinating all aspects of the association with the direction of the CEO. The Director oversees the ACP in Canada initiative which has been funded by Health Canada.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide Leadership to the Association under the direction of the CEO.
  • Guidance and support to the association.
  • Resource acquisition and management of finances associated with the ACP in Canada initiative
  • Supervision of the ACP in Canada initiative team
  • External Representation and Liaison with partner organizations
  • Some public speaking and national profile

Detailed expectations:

  1. To provide guidance, leadership, and advice on internal and external issues and opportunities.
  2. To supervise the ACP in Canada initiative including staff and associated contracts on behalf of CHPCA, ensuring that reporting requirements are met, and project activities completed in a timely and satisfactory manner in keeping with the approved project objectives.
  3. To actively seek out fund development opportunities through grants, individual and corporate donations, partnerships, and sponsorships.
  4. To represent CHPCA and hospice palliative care nationally, where appropriate.
  5. To encourage and maintain relationships with palliative care organizations at local, provincial and national levels. To establish liaisons with other national voluntary organizations.
  6. To actively seek out opportunities to enhance CHPCA, ACP in Canada and hospice palliative care in Canada.
  7. To respond to and/or prepare briefs and presentations on behalf of the association, seeking consultation and/or research assistance as indicated.


Education: University degree in public health, health and/or business management. Graduate degree preferred
Experience: Over ten years of management and/or leadership experience in the non- profit sector. The successful candidate will have experience managing staff. Also, has experience in day to day financial management and large government-funded initiatives.
Workplace: CHPCA is a small, flexible workplace. The successful candidate will be required to travel within Canada.
Salary expectations: $90,000 – $100,000 per annual (Medical and dental benefits included)
Deadline for applications: November 30, 2020, 5:00 PM (Eastern)

To apply:

Send a cover letter and resume to  Please use the subject line: “Application for Director, ACP”

We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.