Sr. Executive Coordinator, Strategic Initiatives

Sr. Executive Coordinator, Strategic Initiatives

Company: Rick Hansen Foundation

Date Posted: May 19, 2021
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Job Details

  • Location:
    Richmond, BC, Canada
  • Company:
  • Type:
  • Remote Status:
    Combined Remote/Office
  • Career Level:
    Experienced Professional
  • Preferred Experience:
    6 Year
  • Educational Requirement:
  • Apply Before:
    Jun 01, 2021

Job Description

Business Unit:         Strategic Initiatives

Reports to:               VP, Strategic Initiatives

Status:                      Full-time, Term

Term:                           June, 2021 – March, 2022 with the possibility of extension

Location:                   RHF Office in Richmond, BC (temporarily remote)


Founded on the legacy of Rick Hansen’s Man In Motion World Tour, the Rick Hansen Foundation (RHF) is a Canadian registered charity with the vision of creating a fully inclusive and accessible world where people with disabilities are living to their full potential. Through our programs and partnerships, we break down barriers for people with disabilities by changing attitudes, creating accessible spaces and inspiring an inclusive society.


RHF is a dynamic, challenging and rewarding place to work. Our success begins with our people. We are committed to building a diverse workforce representative of the communities we serve.  If you are interested in being a part of our innovative team and are passionate about making a difference, we hope that you will consider a career with us.


Preference will be given to applicants who are persons with disabilities, and we highly encourage persons with disabilities who are qualified candidates to apply (our office space is fully accessible to people of all abilities). If this applies to you, we invite you to disclose your disability in your cover letter.



The Sr. Executive Coordinator, Strategic Initiatives is responsible for providing executive support to the VP, Strategic Initiatives.



This position reports to the VP, Strategic Initiatives, and works very closely with other key stakeholders within and outside of the Foundation.



As an integral member of the RHF team and as expected of all staff, this position actively participates with:

  • Strategy
  • Organizational Culture
    • Contributes in regular sessions, develops goals, supports and implements action plans.



  • Acts as conduit for information between VP, Strategic Initiatives and teams under the VP’s purview. Also serves as a conduit for staff requiring information and/or meetings with the VP.
  • Develops biographies, backgrounders, and contact information;
  • Drafts briefing notes, correspondence, reports, and presentations;
  • Maintains a bring forward system for VP, Strategic Initiatives and captures reporting requirements to CEO, Founder and Board;
  • Manages and maintains oversight of executive schedule and meetings. Includes handling logistics for unit meetings as well as preparing and distributing agendas, materials and minutes;
  • Manages and maintains oversight of VP’s external committee obligations. Serves as a liaison with external group leaders as required.
  • Develops internal procedures and processes, and maintains all contacts and information in Salesforce;
  • Maintains Sharepoint’s folders ensuring that briefing materials, meeting notes and other records are entered and folders are up-to-date;
  • Prepares expense claims, purchase orders, and contract approval forms;
  • Develops and implements office systems to support efficient office operations. Updates and maintains electronic files/records;
  • Assists with Senior Leadership Team, Strategy Group and All Staff meetings as needed;
  • Works on special projects as required;
  • Manages packages and correspondence with Advisory Committees. Includes serving as a liaison with committee members, scheduling committee meetings and meetings for the VP and Chair, RHFAC Advisory Committee;
  • Serves as back-up coverage as required;
  • Maintains the highest level of accountability, confidentiality, disclosure and discretion; and
  • Performs other related duties in keeping with the purpose and accountabilities of the job.



Education: University degree in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Minimum

Certification/Designations: None



  • Minimum 6 years of experience in a related field with proven experience with supporting a senior executive;
  • Computer experience required including MS Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
  • Experience with SalesForce, SharePoint and databases an asset; and
  • Knowledge of issues and information relating to people with disabilities an asset.



  • Effective oral communication with the ability to communicate effectively and tactfully with others;
  • Effective written communication including proficiency with grammar, spelling and punctuation, and the ability to compose clear, concise business correspondence;
  • Effective relationship management skills including building and maintaining relationships;
  • Effective interpersonal, organizational and problem-solving skills;
  • High degree of professionalism, flexibility and adaptability;
  • Ability to deal with pressure of competing priorities;
  • Excellent attention to detail;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and use discretion; and
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team player in a fast-paced environment.

An equivalent combination of education, experience and skills/behaviours will be considered.



If you are interested in being a part of our innovative team and are passionate about making a difference, we hope that you will consider a career with us.


Interested and qualified candidates can apply quoting competition #2021-09 by June 1, 2021. While we thank all applications for their interest, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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Richmond, BC, Canada

In 1985, Rick Hansen set out on the Man in Motion World Tour; a 26 month, 34 country, 40,000 km wheelchair marathon. The Tour raised $26 million and changed the way people with disabilities were perceived. The Rick Hansen Foundation (RHF),... Read More

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