Position opening: Executive Director – This position has been filled!

Hospice of Homer is seeking a full time Executive Director. Salary DOE. To apply send resume and letter of interest to b.graber.alaska@gmail.com by March 31.

Position description:


The Executive Director is responsible to the Board of Directors for the overall management of all aspects of Hospice of Homer (Hospice) consistent with the mission, goals, objectives and policies established by the Board of Directors.

  1. Financial Management
  2. Oversee budget development and present an annual draft budget to the board reflecting program priorities.
  3. Manage Hospice finances in compliance with the approved budget, maintain clear records of financial activity, and provide board with accurate financial status reports each month.

Provide accurate financial status reports to the board each month.

  • Fundraising Management
  • Plan, organize, and carry out fundraising activities including events, grant writing, membership drives, direct mail fundraisers, and other fundraising as directed by the board.
  • Oversee the Hospice donor database and provide donor reports to the board as requested.
  • Program Team Leadership
  • Provide leadership and build teamwork through inclusive supervision of Hospice programs, office staff and volunteers.
  • Identify, procure, and maintain appropriate equipment and supplies to ensure efficient running of office and programs.
  • Work with Service Coordinator to organize and facilitate volunteer training and opportunities.
  • Create, review, and update operational policies, procedures, and forms that support and track Hospice functions.
  • Public Relations
  • Develop and maintain cooperative relationships with related community agencies.
  • Oversee timely and accurate public outreach through various print and electronic media.
  • Provide community education about the Hospice mission and programs through various media and public forums.
  • Represent Hospice in its relationships with other organizations and groups on the local, regional, and state level.
  • Board Support
  • Prepare and distribute board packets for the monthly board meetings, including materials related to finances, fundraising, and program activities.
  • Participate with the Board to develop and update strategic plan for short and long-term goals based on Hospice’s vision and mission.
  • Provide counsel to the board regarding needs of the community and the program team to fulfill our mission.


  1. Minimum of 3 years combined education and/or experience in human services, business management, non-profit management, or related field.
  2. Demonstrated excellence in business administration, including budgets and financial management.
  3. Demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication skills, interpersonal communication skills and public relations.
  4. Demonstrated competence in computer technology related to ED job duties.
  5. Demonstrated fund-raising knowledge and skills, including grant writing.
  6. Experience in supervision/management of staff and/or volunteers. Experience with direct client care desirable.
  7. Demonstrated ability to manage time efficiently, prioritize tasks, and handle high-pressure and delicate situations.
  8. Valid Alaska driver’s license and up-to-date automobile liability insurance.

NOTE: Position requires occasional driving to meetings and clients’ homes, sometimes in inclement weather and icy roads. Occasional moving of equipment may also be required.

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Leave a legacy that will improve end-of-life care for people in need for many years to come. Your legacy gifts ensure the continuation and expansion of Hospice of Homer. Please contact your attorney for information and update laws.

You may include Hospice of Homer when preparing your will, or ask your estate planner to add a codicil to an existing will designating Hospice of Homer when preparing your will, or ask your estate planner to add a codicil to an existing will designating Hospice of Homer as a charitable beneficiary. You may choose to leave any combination of:

  • A specific dollar amount.
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  • A gift in trust that pays a portion of the trust property to individual beneficiaries and a portion to Hospice of Homer.

You may designate Hospice of Homer as the beneficiary of the insurance policy. You will be entitled to an income tax charitable deduction in the year of your gift.

The principal advantage of donating retirement plan assets to Hospice of Homer is that you avoid all income and estate taxes. If you leave these assets to a non-spousal individual beneficiary, they are subject to extremely high estate tax and income taxes. You may instruct the institution that handles your retirement accounts to designate Hospice of Homer as the beneficiary of your IRA or pension plan..

Transfer assets to a trustee and each year you and/or someone you have designated will receive income from the trust. The trust may last either for a term of years or for life. The trust allows you to receive an income tax deduction now, arrange for tax-free growth of retirement assets, and receive a retirement income from the trust when you retire. When the trust ends, the remaining trust assets will pass to Hospice of Homer.

Donating in stocks to Hospice of Homer can give you significant income tax savings.

Hospice of Homer is a qualified 501(c)3 charitable organization. Tax ID: 92-0115943