Reporting to, and working in collaboration with the National Director, Community Programs (Interim) & After Stroke, the National Manager, After Stroke & Professional Practice provides strategic leadership across Canada with a focus on the development and delivery of high-quality programs and services to those impacted by stroke. The role will ensure all program offerings adopt evidence-based best/leading practices, are outcome focused and provide person-centred assessments and support, concentrating on optimizing quality of life as is defined by the client. Close attention will be given to program design, quality improvement, meaningful outcomes, and risk management. The support and program opportunities available to stroke survivors and their families, across the country, are key to the image of March of Dimes Canada and the fulfilment of its mandate and strategic plan.
The National Manager will work closely with Associate Directors; National Manager, Community Programs & Professional Practice,; National Manager, Virtual Programs & Information Services; CPAS Regional Managers; Coordinators, After Stroke; Manager, Strategy; and the Research and Quality Improvement team to ensure all individuals affected by stroke have access to the same valuable opportunities, no matter where they live. This role is a critical resource for CPAS teams nationally, offering advice and expert consultation in developing, delivering, and evaluating new programs, and enhancing current programs offered in all regions across Canada.
A good understanding of the organizational structure and strategic direction will be critical, as they will be responsible for harnessing their expertise as a significant contributor and leader for a variety of National strategic initiatives. The National Manager will work pro-actively and collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders from across the country to influence the successful execution of all organizational projects. Building trusting and credible relationships, while representing the organization professionally is essential.
The National Manager will work closely with the Marketing and Communications team to coordinate and support the marketing of After Stroke programs and other initiatives, including the production and distribution of promotional and educational materials. A strong relationship will also be necessary with the National Philanthropy team, as the National Manager will have high level oversight for all fund development initiatives and support the identification of donor or grant opportunities that support program growth that is aligned with emerging consumer needs.