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Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwestern Ontario (RMHCSWO) is seeking a dynamic Chief Executive Officer (CEO) who is passionate about our mission to provide a home away from home to the families of seriously ill children living in Southwestern and Northern Ontario.
As the result of excellent leadership, a dedicated staff team, and a well-respected brand, our charity is primed for the exponential growth of our programs, fundraising, and partner relationships. Reporting to the Board of Directors and leading a staff team of 50, the new CEO will be a committed spokesperson and advocate who will take our organization to its next stage of development.
A compelling and authentic communicator, the new CEO will further develop our key relationships and increase engagement across our broad RMHC community. A proven connector, the successful candidate will strategically and thoughtfully build relationships internally with staff, volunteers, and families, and externally with donors, hospital partners, local support groups, McDonald’s owners, the RMH network, and all levels of government.
Possessing a growth mindset with the ability to leverage current organizational strengths, the new CEO will bring a business-minded approach to strategic planning, operations, and revenue development. Knowledgeable and collaborative in all interactions, the successful candidate’s strategic vision will inspire confidence, enabling senior leadership and the Board to make sound decisions and heighten our collective impact as we continue to evolve and renew our direction and commitment to our families, and work towards the launch of capital campaigns in London and Windsor.
The new CEO will primarily work at our London House which is on the grounds of London Health Sciences Centre with frequent travel to other sites, and to meetings in the community.
About Ronald McDonald House Charities Southwestern Ontario
To provide comforting and supportive programs and services for families of seriously ill children who require medical care.
Giving sick children what they need most… their families.
Ronald McDonald House Charities Southwestern Ontario is a growing chapter that continues to expand its services to help more families with seriously ill children.
We provide a place where out-of-town families with seriously ill children can stay for as long as they need and are part of a global network that prioritizes family-centered care through our three core programs:
Ronald McDonald House London
Offering families traveling far from home a welcoming community where they can re-energize with a home cooked meal and good night sleep. Together, families can also enjoy time in our courtyard, spend quality family time together in Finn and Friends Den watching movies, playing games or using the indoor gym, and participate in family programs like Pet Therapy and Family Art Nights.
Ronald McDonald Family Room London
Located inside London Children’s Hospital, our Family Room gives all caregivers with a child receiving medical care a space to nap, shower, use laundry amenities, or grab a snack. The Cart with a Heart helps bring many of these simple comforts directly to a child’s hospital room.
Ronald McDonald House Windsor
Giving families a “home-away from-home” directly inside Windsor Regional Hospital, this 7-bedroom House provides families with a place to sleep, shower and refresh, while taking a break from the hustle and bustle of the hospital. The Day Pass Program and Cart with a Heart bring comfort to even more families with seriously ill children
To help provide families with supportive resources, we rely on strong partnerships with the medical community. These relationships have grown over our 30+ year history and help us to bridge access to health care for families through:
To provide this support to families with seriously ill children (the cost to host one family for one night of comfort is $177), Ronald McDonald House Charities Southwestern Ontario is dependent on public donations and fundraising. We are very thankful to receive generous donations from individuals within the community, current and former house families, and a number of corporate entities that help ensure our house is able to continue helping families when they need it most.
To strengthen our programs and ensure we are meeting the needs of those we serve we defined four key areas of focus for 2018-2022. Our current focus on these strategies allows us to continue to deliver on our commitment to keep families close. The new CEO will work with the Board, staff, volunteers, hospital, and community partners to define and advance the chapter’s 2023 – 2027 strategic goals.
Enhancing Family Experiences
Expand Strategic Partnership
Deepen & Broaden Donorship
Cultivate our Peoples Potential
Key Duties & Responsibilities
Strategy, Planning & Governance
Network & Public Relations
Revenue Development & Capital Projects
Qualifications & Key Competencies
For More Information
KCI (Ketchum Canada Inc.) has been retained to conduct this leadership search on behalf of Ronald McDonald House Charities Southwestern Ontario. For more information about this opportunity, please contact Samantha David, Associate Vice-President, KCI Search + Talent at RMHCSWO@kcitalent.com.
To view full Executive Brief, please visit www.kcitalent.com
Interested candidates are invited to send a resume and letter of interest to the email address listed above by October 10, 2022. All inquiries and applications will be held in strict confidence.
The salary range for this role is $160,000 to $190,000 including an excellent benefits package.
Ronald McDonald House Charities Southwestern Ontario is dedicated to providing an atmosphere free from barriers in order to promote equity and diversity. We celebrate and welcome the diversity of all employees, stakeholders and external personnel. It is the policy of Ronald McDonald House Charities Southwestern Ontario to foster an environment that respects people's dignity, ideas and beliefs thereby ensuring equity and diversity in employment. We demonstrate our commitment to this by providing a supportive work environment and a corporate culture that welcomes and encourages equal opportunities for all employees.Apply Now
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