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Executive Director


The Aroostook Hospice Foundation, owner of the Aroostook House of Comfort, in partnership with the community, provides individuals and families compassionate care, comfort, dignity, and support on their journey through hospice.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is the primary spokesperson and will promote awareness of, and support for, the mission of the Foundation and exemplify its core values. The Executive Director is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Foundation and will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for the Foundation’s programs, expansion, and execution of its mission.


Leadership & Management
• Ensure consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications, and systems; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the Foundation’s goals and fulfill the Foundation’s Vision.
• Actively engage and energize the Foundation’s volunteers, board members, event committees, donors, and partnering organizations.
• Develop, maintain, and support a strong Board of Directors; serve as ex-officio of each committee; seek and build board involvement with the Foundation’s activities.
• Ensure effective systems to track operations of the Foundation and regularly evaluate activities of the Foundation, so as to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the board, donors, and other constituents.

Fundraising & Communications
• Expand local revenue generating and fundraising activities to support existing operations of the Foundation while simultaneously retiring building debt.
• Work with media coordinator to deepen and refine all aspects of communications—from web presence to external relations with the goal of meeting the values of the Foundation.
• Build a growing, enthusiastic circle of individual and community supporters.
• Solicit and expand foundation, public agency, and business support.
• Oversee the development of a fundraising and financial sustainability plan that expands the organization’s current level of traditional fundraising activities.
• Identify and develop relationships with funders, both within Maine and outside.

• Develop and implement effective systems to improve the operations of the Foundation.
• Maintain awareness of all operations and committee work and provide leadership as required to keep the progress moving.
• Oversees the maintenance and operations of the facilities.
• Maintain a record of detailed procedures regarding the permits, licensing and other regulatory requirements of the Foundation.

Program Development and Evaluation
• Provide leadership for the development of compelling educational content and opportunities.
• Work with committees of the Board to create and implement a schedule of education and hospice awareness programs.

Financial Management
• Provide financial oversight, particularly compliance with fund restrictions, interest allocation, and financial policies.
• Provide financial oversight of events and revenue generating activities.
• Develop an annual budget and prepare budget reports for submission to the board that accurately reflect the financial condition of the Foundation.
• Identify and maintain compliance for competitive grants and funds.

Administration, Policy, & Planning
• Board - schedule and prepare for regular meetings of the Board, provide support to the board regarding board member recruitment, keep board informed of major issues and serve as non-voting ex-officio member of each committee
• Staff and Volunteer Capacity - ensure board compliance with all internal policies and procedures, legal requirements, and financial standards, develop annual Executive Director goals and objectives with the Executive Committee, and develop, for board review and approval, the annual work plan and budget for the multi-year strategic plan. Work with board and committees on the implementation of plans and policies.

• Establish and maintain strong, positive working relationships with a wide range of partners and stakeholders, including volunteers, government agencies and officials, community leaders, and other non-profits.
• Build partnerships and collaboration.
• Serve as a spokesperson for the Foundation.

Professional Qualifications
• Significant educational and/or work experience leading and growing a small non-profit foundation.
• Commitment to the ideals of hospice.
• Compassion, integrity, professionalism and discretion in discourse.
• Excellent communication skills
• Effective writing skills, including grant application experience
• Skill in public speaking
• Ability to represent the Foundation in a public forum.
• Ability to interact well with diverse communities, government officials, the press, donors, the public, and a disparate Board of Directors.
• Technical proficiency in computer office management platforms and communication programs such as Zoom.
• Ability to combine sound business sense and judgment with a strong commitment to the mission of the Foundation.
• Skilled with budgeting, fundraising, grant writing and management of a non-profit organization, its board members and volunteers.
• Seeks ongoing educational opportunities and professional development.
• Willingness to adhere to CDC guidelines for Covid-19 and other pandemic diseases with full vaccination, booster and masking.

The Executive Director is a full-time, salaried position, with the possibility of some remote work. Compensation is commensurate with relevant experience, within the framework of the Foundation’s annual budget, and in the approximate starting range of $52,000-60,000. Employee benefits package to be negotiated.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The start date is September 1, 2022, or sooner.

Apply via email with letter of interest, résumé, references, to Rick Duncan, Chairperson, Aroostook Hospice Foundation at, with a copy to Ray Hews, Foundation Search Committee at

The application deadline is June 30, 2022.