Location. Abbotsford, British Columbia
Established in 1971 as a Christian ministry, Bethesda is a Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)-accredited agency providing an array of services throughout British Columbia (BC) including: Staff-Supported Homes, Home Share, Intentional Community, Community Inclusion, LIFE Services, Supported Independent Living, Children’s Respite, Family Support and Summer Camps to approximately 495 participants with diverse abilities and their families. Bethesda has a budget of $27 million and employs approximately 450 staff. Funding for our services is received through federal, provincial, and private donors and foundations. The primary funding partners are Community Living British Columbia (CLBC), BC Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD), BC Housing and the BC Ministry of Health (Fraser Health). Services and resources are based in the Lower Mainland and the Okanagan, with the provincial office located in Abbotsford. (See our Outcomes Management Report 2023 for further information about Bethesda.)
As the Chief Operations Officer (COO) of Bethesda, you will have the opportunity to enhance the effectiveness and sustainability of the organization’s services and initiatives, ultimately making a positive and lasting impact on the community it serves.
Internally, you will oversee the long-term, general and day-to-day administration, operations and services to ensure they are meeting the mission and values of Bethesda. In your external-facing role, you will develop and maintain strong working relationships with external stakeholders, be a passionate advocate for policy change, actively foster community engagement, and build strategic partnerships.
Join us on this exhilarating journey as the COO, embracing a full-time position located in Abbotsford, BC. You will have the opportunity to travel to our service sites across the Lower Mainland and the Okanagan, meeting and learning the stories of the people we support, their families and passionate staff. Together with your committed team, you will shape the organization, inspiring us to make a tangible difference in the lives of those we support.
The Chief Operations Officer (COO) is a key leadership position responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of Bethesda. The COO will work closely with the CEO and the executive team to develop and implement strategies that align with the organization's vision, mission, values, and strategic planning goals. The COO will provide leadership to resources within the organization, ensuring the delivery of high-quality services to people with intellectual disabilities.
At Bethesda, we’re about creating community among the people we serve, our staff and our surrounding communities. We are all interdependent as we experience life together, and all valuable for the abilities we share. We know we learn from and need each other to thrive.
Bethesda’s ministry is a Christian faith-based service. The position of COO requires a high degree of Christian commitment and love to the people we support and to the philosophy of Bethesda.
For more information about Bethesda, visit us at bethesdabc.com or on social media.
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