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Area Manager - Fraser

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Reports to: Regional Director, Community Engagement
Department:  Community Engagement
Status: Permanent; Full-time           
The Heart and Stroke Foundation

Life. We don’t want you to miss it.™ Saving moments. Funding breakthroughs. Saving lives.™

That’s why Heart & Stroke leads the fight against heart disease and stroke. Powered by donors and volunteers, we fund life-saving research and help Canadians lead healthier lives.

Heart & Stroke is a health charity active in communities across the country. We are sustained by the commitment and generosity of more than 100,000 volunteers and more than 1.4 million donors.
The Opportunity

We are seeking an enthusiastic, driven, flexible, and dedicated professional for the role of Area Manager for our Fraser office in Port Coquitlam. Reporting directly to the Regional Director, Community Engagement, this role provides leadership and direction to employees at the office to ensure that business plans are developed and implemented; area goals and objectives are met; and that the Heart and Stroke Foundation has a strong community presence. This position works to promote Heart & Stroke's profile and mission.

Key responsibilities

Program Delivery

    Supports the strategic planning of Heart & Stroke by developing an area business plan which aligns with the Heart & Stroke strategic plan
    Creates area office budgets and monitor on a monthly basis – with an understanding of how and when to create contingency plans to meet goal
    Provides support and leadership to achieve Heart & Stroke business plans at the area level including the development of benchmarks and timelines; monitors to ensure that benchmarks are being achieved
    Understands that Heart & Stroke business plans are a minimum standard; exceeding these plans is a target goal
    Oversees and is directly involved in Heart & Stroke Community Engagement programs and activities in the area
    Implements Heart & Stroke operational standards and procedures; leads by example and ensures that they are adhered to
    Evaluates all programs, initiatives, and activities, making recommendations to move them forward
    Seeks opportunities to be involved in the community in order to promote Heart & Stroke through building strong community relationships; does this through key community groups such as the Chamber of Commerce and college/university clubs in the local area
    Acts as the Heart & Stroke local community representative including participating in media interviews, guest speaking opportunities, and other marketing or public relations opportunities in collaboration with the marketing & communications department

Fund Development

    Develops strategies to protect and expand local revenue sources
    Promotes Heart & Stroke as a leading organization in the community; promotes Heart & Stroke as the authoritative voice on heart disease and stroke, both internally and externally
    Monitors the area environment, making recommendations to promote Heart & Stroke and optimize the Foundation's revenue potential; implements plans
    Collaborates with the Fund Development team to determine proactive marketing approaches for each program
    Works collaboratively with Marketing & Communications and other departments as required to ensure that all public relations activities are consistent and timely

People Leadership

    Collaborates with Human Resources to ensure that all positions are appropriately staffed and for advise with people management issues
    Consults with Human Resources and the Regional Director, Community Engagement as required for strong people management process
    Follows best practices to create an employer of choice environment
    Coaches, mentors, and develops staff
    Facilitates regular employee meetings (minimum monthly) to update employees and create a team environment
    Facilitates other meetings with relevant stakeholders, ensures that they are fully informed as to what is happening and are involved appropriately
    Ensures that the Regional Director, Community Engagement is fully updated on all business matters
    Works with other Area Managers to increase the profile of the Heart and Stroke Foundation
    Builds, manages, and sustains internal relationships

Management of People

    Ensures that work completed by the area offices is accurate and meets organizational deadlines
    Creates a productive and supportive team environment with direct reports; provides leadership and guidance
    Recruits, orients, and trains staff
    Provides timely feedback and conducts performance appraisals
     Works with the Senior Specialist, Volunteer Engagement to ensure that volunteer requirements are met


 Oversees all day-to-day management and operational issues including but not limited to:

    Timely resolution of problems, concerns and issues with respect to area matters. Appropriately informs immediate supervisor as required
    Works with other Area Managers and other stakeholders to identify, develop, and coordinate promotions, incentives, etc.
    Conducts environmental scans; collects, analyzes, interprets, and reports on results on matters in area within designated time frames

Facility Management

    Deals with security issues relating to employees and volunteers; cash handling in consultation with the Regional Director, Community Engagement
    Oversees matters relating to parking, office furniture and equipment, office allocation, heating and cooling systems, plumbing, electrical, etc.

Health and Safety

     Conducts onsite safety inspections (related to specific office)
    Coordinates hazard identification, assessment, and control as required
    Reports all employee and volunteer related workplace incidents or near misses to Human Resources

Financial Acumen

    Has an solid understanding of financial processes; accountable for projecting revenue, tracking, and accounting for expenditures, forecasting for the annual budget
    Knowledge of annual accounting cycle for a registered charity


    Ability to work with all levels of management and support staff
    Able to effectively manage a demanding schedule and prioritize various needs and requirements
    Establishes and follows a high level of integrity and ethical conduct; leads by example, holding others accountable to the same standards
    Analytical; able to make sound decisions and/or recommendations
    Strong leadership skills - able to delegate and empower employees, motivate, coach, and influence
    Ability to understand, interpret and develop a business strategy and plan as well as personal goals and objectives
    Fosters collaboration and teamwork with the BC team, office environment, and with other offices
    Strong interpersonal skills - able to communicate and build relationships at appropriate levels, including understanding and respecting boundaries and confidentiality, and uses discretion
    Demonstrated excellent team leadership skills
    Demonstrated working knowledge and skill in the Microsoft Office Suite
    Post-secondary diploma or degree in business, not-for-profit management or other related field
    Minimum of 5 years’ experience related to fund development
    Minimum 3 years’ management experience at a supervisory level or above
    AFP membership considered an asset
    Previous fund development database experience
    Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle


If you have the qualifications and share our passion for our mission, we invite you to forward your resume and cover letter to careers@hsf.ab.ca immediately.

Please include the reference number AM0917FRA and your name (first and last) in the subject line of your email.

This posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

We offer comprehensive benefits including pension, dental and medical coverage.

We thank all applicants for their interest however, due to volume, we can only contact those selected for interviews.

Candidates from diverse groups are encouraged to apply. We are committed to fostering an inclusive, barrier-free and accessible environment. If you have been contacted for an interview and require an accommodation due to disability to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please advise and we will work with you to meet your needs.

Port Coquitlam
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