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Executive Director, Foundation Operations

Company: STARS (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service)
Date Posted: April 21, 2017

When STARS took to the air for the first time over 30 years ago, our founder, Dr. Powell, checked the mail every morning to see if enough donations had been received to keep our doors open one more day. Motivated to dramatically change emergency care for communities across a vast landscape, he threw his passion into creating a helicopter air ambulance service – built and supported by the community.

Today, STARS provides world-class services across Western Canada and continues to be fueled by grassroots community support. For many, STARS is their lifeline.

We want you to be part of the crew that makes this all possible.

Executive Director, Foundation Operations

Reporting to the EVP Foundation and contributing as a member of the Foundation's senior leadership team, the Executive Director, Foundation Operations will apply demonstrated leadership experience and charitable sector knowledge to help STARS Foundation achieve its goals. This position will be based in Calgary and have specific accountability for the strategic development and day to day leadership of the Foundation's functional areas of annual giving; face to face, merchandise and lottery fundraising; volunteer program and central donation processing.

We seek a results oriented individual with a minimum of 15 years' experience in progressive senior leadership roles, with a persuasive and compelling leadership style and exceptional communication skills.  The successful candidate will bring proven fund development program knowledge, strong understanding of data analytics and brand integration, business process and project management expertise.   Financial literacy and business planning acumen will be important skills to bring to the role. A post-secondary degree is expected (specialty in Marketing, Communications, Business or Fund Development would be an asset).  A post-graduate degree in a relevant field will also be considered.

We offer a competitive salary based on education and experience, as well as an excellent organization-paid benefit package with a matched RRSP program.

More importantly, you will be a key member of the STARS organization and a link in our ability to execute our mission of saving lives safely within the chain of survival.

To explore this opportunity further, please submit your resume to  Close date May 5, 2017.

While we thank everyone for their interest, we are only able to contact applicants selected for an interview. You are encouraged to watch for future opportunities by checking