Diabetes Canada – Regional Director (BC/Yukon)

Diabetes Canada

Regional Director (British Columbia/Yukon)

Vancouver, BC



Take on a significant leadership role while making an impact at Diabetes Canada!

Today, 11 million Canadians live with diabetes or pre-diabetes. Current growth rates mean that young people at age 20 face a 1 in 2 lifetime risks of developing the condition. To stem the tide of this epidemic, Diabetes Canada is raising its sights to deliver impact at a population level by advocating for healthy public policy, driving exceptional diabetes care, promoting research towards a cure, and enhancing our digital delivery consistent with the needs of those we serve today and the desires of our donors. To do this we need a leader who can set their sights high, generate funds and manage an exceptional team of staff and volunteers.



The Regional Director is responsible for providing leadership and direction to employees in the Region to ensure business plans are developed; regional goals and objectives are met; and that Diabetes  Canada has a strong community presence.  This key leadership role will help shape, nurture and support  the fundraising priorities in all revenue streams (Events, Community, Annual Giving, Foundations, Major Gifts, Third Party, etc.) through effective team leadership, provincial networking and a desire to get things done.



About the Regional Director Role

Under the direction of the Executive Director, National Fund Development, the Regional Director is responsible for the effective employment, engagement, development and deployment of employees and volunteers in the region to meet or exceed fund raising revenue targets; develop and oversee operating budgets; and ensure KPis and management objectives are achieved. The Regional Director  plans and implements annual business plans which translate into the day to day community and regional  work responding to local/regional needs and integrating the organization’s key priorities and processes. The Regional Director ensures Diabetes Canada policies are followed.



Some highlights of the Regional Director role include:

  • Understands and promotes the mission of Diabetes Canada to the public, employees, donors and volunteers to build quality and long-lasting relationships. Has a thorough knowledge of the organization’s ends, vision, key priorities, services, programs, and organizational structure
  • Helps to create quality relationships externally with all stakeholders, including those affected by diabetes. Motivates and helps influence the support of existing and new donors, government, corporate partners, foundations, individuals, the media, suppliers, service organizations and health professional associations
  • Works collaboratively with various departments at the national office (Toronto)
  • Develops and implements the Region’s annual operating and fund-raising plan vis a vis community and regional level activities.  Includes fund development, exceptional donor cultivation/stewardship experiences, supports advocacy and government relations, marketing and communications, and human resources (employee/volunteer) management
  • Recruits, hires, orients, directs and evaluates regional employees.  Uses a performance-based, team-building, facilitative approach and provides appropriate support, development opportunities, recognition and coaching for the team
  • Facilitates best-practice sharing in the delivery and implementation of Diabetes Canada fundraising, programs, and business processes, while being sensitive and responsive to regional needs
  • Maintains a working knowledge of developments and trends in the field of fund raising, diabetes research and market shifts in the province which support the Diabetes Canada mission
  • Provides Regional reports to the Executive Director, National Fund Development as requested



About You

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • 5-10 years fundraising/sales experience with proven track record of success- which includes a track record of success and balance of major gift, community, corporate, event and sponsorship development
  • Post-secondary degree in Marketing, Business or equivalent in a related field.
  • Management/Supervisory experience of at least 5 years in a complex and diverse organization
  • Experience with a non-profit sector is an asset especially as it relates to volunteers, clients, working with Boards, and the community at large
  • Able to recruit, develop, and motivate people, and create a positive work environment
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills
  • You have experience in problem resolution and determining appropriate course of action
  • You embrace a continuous improvement and positive attitude in an ever-evolving sector and can think proactively and independently
  • Strong budgeting, analysis and operational oversight experiences
  • Possess computer skills in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Having knowledge of a CRM tool (Blackbaud, IWave, etc.) an asset



What Diabetes Canada Can Offer You

  • A meaningful leadership role in an organization that is making a direct impact on the fight to #EndDiabetes
  • Competitive compensation package commensurate with experience
  • Comprehensive health benefits, as well as a positive work environment
  • Employee discounts including Goodlife corporate membership discount
  • Opportunity to be involved and represent Diabetes Canada
  • To learn more, go to – www.Diabetes.ca



What You Need to Know

  • Must be legally eligible to work in Canada and must have a valid work permit or study permit that allows the candidate to fulfill the requirements of the role
  • Role will require limited travel within the province and at times to the National Office
  • At Diabetes Canada, we encourage applications from all qualified individuals, and value a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve
  • Diabetes Canada is committed to accommodating people with disabilities as part of our hiring process. If you have special requirements, please advise Human Resources during the recruitment process
  • We thank all interested applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted and we ask that no agencies or phone calls be directed to Diabetes Canada
  • Please apply on line www.diabetes.ca/careers