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Friends of Hopewell Hospice House Seeks Executive Director

The Opportunity:

Based in Portland Oregon, non-profit Friends of Hopewell House (HH) seeks a compassionate and collaborative Executive Director to lead the re-opening and new beginning of Hopewell House, a 30+ year hospice institution in Portland.  Hopewell House’s incoming Executive Director will assume a unique position, establishing and leading the first residential care facility in the Portland area focused solely on the end phases of life. Hopewell House seeks to provide an environment and culture where residents, family, and friends “live well in the presence of death”. Our leader will help us grow the full potential of what Hopewell House can be. Your ideas and adaptiveness are a necessary part of developing and perpetuating our culture and future as a provider of effective, compassionate, and innovative end-of-life care. This position is entrepreneurial, visionary, strategic, purposeful, and mission-driven, with initial responsibilities including hands-on building of the team, strategic planning, staff training and management of general start-up activities.  Key ongoing responsibilities include high level community outreach; major donor fundraising; ensuring HH follows all relevant state and federal regulatory requirements; ensuring effective implementation and periodic updating of policy and procedures; and management of the leadership team in charge of Hopewell House’s staff and volunteers. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors. In addition to being “something of a unicorn”, the priorities and personal attributes of our new Executive Director will be:

1. Organizational Health and Wellbeing:

Our leader will bring their heart and mind to this role and understand that the level of care we are able to provide our residents is directly related to the care we provide to ourselves. This role sets our tone and is our north star for our valued culture. Our leader will be authentic, self-reflective, courageous, and strong. The Executive Director will demonstrate impeccable integrity and sound interactive skills in the areas of communication, motivation, inspiration, and empathy. Importantly, the Executive Director will cultivate human centered leadership with senior staff that instills harmony among all staff. It will be your team to choose and your team to lead.  The Executive Director will be responsible for:

  • Hiring, development, and retention of competent, qualified leadership staff, as well as oversight of the same for support staff throughout the organization. 
  • Overseeing development and execution of all administrative policies and procedures and their periodic review and update as necessary. 
  • Incorporating choice, dignity, independence, individuality, and privacy into the job performance of Hopewell House personnel.
  • Committing to a culture of diversity while prioritizing equity and inclusiveness throughout the organization.

2. Financial, Contracting, and Facility Management: 

The Executive Director will be responsible for the fiscal integrity of Hopewell House, encompassing an expected $2 million operating budget.   The incumbent will lead the development and execution of the organization’s annual budget and oversee all resource procurement efforts. The financial health of the organization is dependent upon several vital functions including ensuring ongoing revenue generation, expense management, leading HH’s fundraising/development efforts, and ensuring accurate and timely reporting of financial results and management information.  Further aspects include:

  • Oversight of all day-to-day operations and administration of the organization. Complying with all requirements of the 501(c)(3) nonprofit tax status.
  • Developing and maintaining ongoing working relationships with all relevant state related licensing agencies.
  • Ensuring that risk management is appropriately addressed and provided for.

3. Philanthropy, Community Relations, and Communications:

The Executive Director will be the outward facing embodiment and representation of Hopewell House in our community through all channels.  Critical to your success is a proven ability to lead and represent an organization to a diverse group of stakeholders including community organizations, government agencies and elected officials, foundation representatives, donors, media, and the community at large. This will include interacting with major donors, building partnerships with various local hospice agencies, being the spokesperson for the media, community organizations and the general public. Further, the Executive Director will be responsible for:

  • Leading, and achieving with the help of the Development Manager, our annual fundraising goals.
  • Community outreach and local business partnership cultivation.
  • Fostering long term relationships with institutional community health system partners (bed day contracts), referring agencies, grant making foundations, and large donors.
  • Responsible for the enhancement of Friends of Hopewell House image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic, and private organizations.
  • Oversee marketing efforts, website, PR, social media, and public presentations.

4. Organizational Leadership, Management, and Strategy:

The Executive Director is the keeper of Hopewell House’s mission and vision, charged with fostering inspiration and motivation in the HH team.  The incumbent will oversee the development and implementation of a long-term strategic plan that drives the overall day-to-day activities and that fulfills the mission and vision of Hopewell House.  You will embrace organizational growth through consistent reflection on the results of previous actions to create an environment of continuous improvement.  Further accountabilities include:

  • Directing programs that carry out the organization’s mission, including the quality of care provided to our residents and those within the circle of care for our residents.
  • Direct supervision of the senior management team and the entire anticipated staff of 24, including a robust group of valued volunteers. Direct reports will include the Nurse Manager (RN), Social Work Liaison, Volunteer Manager, Development Manager, Executive Assistant, and select administrative roles.

5. Board Governance & Relations:

The Executive Director will be responsible for transparent and timely communication to the Board of Directors and will work collaboratively with the Board to fulfill the organizational mission.  In this capacity, the Executive Director will be responsible for:

  • Leading Friends of Hopewell House in a manner which supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors.
  • Providing all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.
  • Assisting the President of the Board in carrying out their leadership role including planning the agenda and preparation of relevant materials for Board meetings.
  • Keeping the Board informed on emerging issues that affect the organization’s well-being and the management of the organization.
  • Developing and maintaining expertise in all aspects of nonprofit organizations and Board governance.
  • Adhering to and assisting the Board in compliance with the bylaws, organizational policy and procedures.

Required Experience, Knowledge, and Capabilities:

  • Proven Leader: Experience with implementing a vision through executive level leadership with proven track record of increased responsibilities. A history of creating highly functioning/integrated teams based on honesty, trust, and an underlying care for one another.
  • Demonstrated emotional intelligence through personal insight and self-reflection.
  • Business acumen and agility: From a fiscal understanding of the information provided within spreadsheets, to balancing a budget, to public speaking, to problem solving capabilities; a demonstrated history of flexibility and comfort wearing many hats with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate, grow and maintain networks, alliances, and strategic relationships with community hospital institutions and hospice care providers.
  • Experience with non-profit boards, community groups, and organizational committees in addition to experience working with and reporting to a non-profit board of directors.
  • Previous Management experience: Minimum of five years of senior management experience overseeing multiple direct reports.
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university, preferably in a health care or social science related field.
  • Covid 19 Vaccine

Desirable (but not necessarily mandatory) knowledge, experience, and capabilities:

  • Minimum three years of demonstrated experience in leadership roles with hospice and/or end-of-life care. 
  • Knowledge of the local hospice landscape and working within the highly regulated healthcare systems. 
  • Being passionate and informed about developments in the provision of end-of-life care.
  • Comfortable with crisis management.

About FHH and Hopewell House:

When Legacy Health Systems announced the closure of Hopewell House, the community immediately responded with the formation of Friends of Hopewell House (FHH), a newly incorporated 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization. We are a diverse group consisting of accomplished hospice pioneers, business professionals, former staff members (doctors, nurses, chaplains), volunteers, community leaders, development professionals, journalists, and family members who have experienced the death of a loved one at the house.

Hopewell House has a 30+ year history of compassionate end-of-life care and support to all involved – resident/patient, family, loved ones and friends, with the ultimate objective of ”living well in the presence of death”. Hopewell House will be the only residential care facility in Portland focused solely on hospice care at the end of life when it opens in June of 2022. The facility is over 12,000 sq. ft. consisting of an original historic Tudor home with an additional wing that was built to accommodate 12 care rooms in a home-like setting on 4.5 acres of wooded land. With over 10,000 deaths at Hopewell House - nearly one death per day for 33 years - and each death touching many other people, much of Portland has a direct connection or second degree of separation story about the house, extending our reach into a vast and passionate community.

Friends of Hopewell House is led by long-time hospice advocate, Joan Strong Buell.



Hopewell House is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks applicants who will contribute to the diversity of the organization. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability or genetic information. 

Title:  Executive Director

Department:  Friends of Hopewell House

Exempt/Non-Exempt:  Exempt

Reports:  Senior Management Team

Pay Grade: Ranges from $120,000 to $132,000 (based on experience)

Effective Date: November, 2021

Pay Equity Group: Non-Clinical Executive

New Position: Yes

Friends of Hopewell Hospice House Seeks Executive Director

The Opportunity:

Based in Portland Oregon, non-profit Friends of Hopewell House (HH) seeks a compassionate and collaborative Executive Director to lead the re-opening and new…

Detalles a Simple Vista

  • Flexibilidad
    A Tiempo Completo
  • Tipo de contrato
    Contrato indefinido
  • Fecha de inicio
    3 de enero de 2022
  • Fecha límite de postulación
    30 de noviembre de 2021
  • Educación
  • Nivel Profesional
USD $120.000 - USD $132.000
/ año


  • Health insurance
  • Oregon Saves option
  • Paid Time off
  • Health insurance
  • Oregon Saves option
  • Paid Time off


6164 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97239, USA

Cómo aplicar

Please submit a resume and cover letter that demonstrate your interest and fit with our organization. (PDF preferred, Word Documents accepted)

Please submit a resume and cover letter that demonstrate your interest and fit with our organization. (PDF preferred, Word Documents accepted)

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