Executive Director - End of Life Choices New York

We are an exciting, forward-looking organization, in search of a candidate who wants to be an agent for change. End of Life Choices New York seeks an Executive Director who is passionate about improving care and expanding choices for the dying.  Applicants must have at least 5 years experience, preferably in health care, with some end of life experience, and some management experience, who enjoys fundraising, who has excellent interpersonal, public speaking and writing skills, and who values autonomy and flexibility.

Our small non-profit organization engages in activities to educate health care professionals, students, and citizens about advance care planning, palliative care, hospice and end of life choices. We work on legislation promoting medical aid in dying, advance directives, and palliative care. We have developed a unique advance directive regarding hand feeding of those with advanced dementia. We offer direct counseling to patients and families on many issues including one on one counseling at the end of life.

The Executive Director is expected to work and coordinate with other health care organizations and institutions focusing on the end of life. Access to the media to keep our work in the public view is critical.

The Executive Director is expected to maintain appropriate relations with the board of directors and standing committees.  She/he hires and supervises staff, and prepares annual budget recommendations for review and approval by the board of directors.  

Salary $80,000-$100,000, DOE.
Applications should be submitted including a cover letter and resume with a list of three references.  The following questions should be answered in the cover letter: (maximum of 2 pages in total for all answers):
  1. Why would you like to be Executive Director of End of Life Choices New York?
  2. What are some highlights from your work experience that you think would make you a good fit for this position?
  3. What would you like us to know about you personally?
  4. How did you learn about this position opening? 
Applications should be submitted to ed@endoflifechoicesny.org.