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Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation

Executive Director

Canada-British Columbia-Vancouver


Company Information

Peter Jepson-Young (1957-1992) was a young Vancouver physician diagnosed with AIDS in 1986. When his condition became too debilitating to continue practising medicine, he sought to inform and educate the public and others living with HIV/AIDS. Dr. Peter believed that there was no substitute for the ongoing involvement and support of caring people. He saw the landscape of HIV and AIDS changing and knew the needs of those affected would become more complex. The Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation was established by Dr. Peter Jepson-Young just prior to his death in 1992. For twenty years, the Dr. Peter Centre has been providing care to those with HIV and AIDS, many of whom cope with additional vulnerabilities such as addiction, mental illness, poverty, homelessness and additional complex medical conditions.

As part of its compassionate care, expressed through values of courage, inclusion, and innovation, in 2002 the Centre was the first location in North America to provide a nurse-supervised injection service. In 2016, the Dr Peter Centre was issued a Health Canada exemption to the Canadian Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA), and is now pursuing provision of additional opioid support services at the Centre. Annually, the
Dr. Peter Centre provides care to 455 clients in its day health program, 24 hour licensed care residence, and enhanced supported housing program; its knowledge transfer and evaluation program is having an impact provincially, nationally, and beyond.

Job Description

The retirement of the current Executive Director presents an opportunity for a successful leader to leverage this outstanding and solid foundation and help take the organization to its next level of impact.

The successful candidate will have overall responsibility for strategic leadership of the organization and effective management of the Dr. Peter Centre health care operations. He or she will have proven leadership abilities in complex health care delivery, preferably meeting the needs of vulnerable populations, either from within a healthcare organization, or as a leader within a related not for profit organization. Knowledge and experience related to HIV/AIDS, harm reduction, knowledge transfer, risk management, governance, communications, strategic planning, and revenue generation, including philanthropy, will be seen as key assets. This individual will have a solid reputation for integrity, and effective leadership within and external to organizations.

Based in Vancouver, this is one of those rare career opportunities to make a significant impact, contributing to the legacy of a great Canadian and by applying your leadership, vision and relationship skills to a highly influential and leading edge organization.

If you are interested in exploring this opportunity further please contact Bennett Royer, Kathryn Young or Ken Werker in our Vancouver office at 604-685-0261, or please submit your resume and information to and state the title of the position in the subject line of your e-mail.

Contact Information

Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation
Bennett Royer
604 685 0261
Posting Date: 04-May-2017Other Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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