Chief Executive Officer

Newfoundland and Labrador
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Chief Executive Officer, Brightisle

St. John’s, NL

Brightisle, part of the Seafair Capital group – one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies – is a leading provider of health and community care services in Newfoundland and Labrador. Brightisle is searching for its next CEO to build an innovative and dynamic legacy of high-quality community care.

The Organization

The largest operating company in the Seafair group, Brightisle delivers a range of community care services including homecare, residential care, community supports, health and wellness services, community capacity building and more. Focusing on quality service delivery and innovative community care solutions the Brightisle team believes in making care better by responding to growing demand for more integrated, person-centred care delivery. With a culture of caring and a strong set of core values, the team of almost 1000 employees leverages technology and uses national standards to deliver services across the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Role

Reporting to and working closely with the Board of Directors, the CEO is responsible for the overall success of the organization. Leading with Brightisle’s core values and vision, the CEO will develop strategy, drive sustainable growth, and create lasting value while ensuring the utmost quality, efficiency, and safety in the care of the people served by Brightisle. The CEO must foster effective, trusting, and fruitful relationships at all levels within the organization and continue to build partnerships and networks that engage community healthcare providers, municipalities, government, unions, and other stakeholders. They will model the core values in their day-to-day leadership and ensure Brightisle’s overall commitment to imagining, learning, building, and delivering excellent care to Newfoundlanders and Labradorians.

Key areas of oversight and responsibility are:
Strategic Leadership and Governance – Leads with innovative and forward-thinking strategies that are in harmony with Brightisle's core values, goals, and strategic direction. Ensures value creation for shareholders while delivering high-quality community care services, emphasizing sustainability and strategic growth.

Partnerships and Development – Builds and nurtures relationships with industry stakeholders, including government and community partners, to enable collaboration that reflects Brightisle’s mission and contributes to mutual growth. Focuses on developing innovative care solutions and expanding service offerings to enhance community impact and revenue streams.

Operational Oversight – Oversees Brightisle's operations in 27 communities in NL, ensuring efficient and effective management. Mentors and leads a multidisciplinary team while fostering positive culture, encouraging professional growth, and achieving strategic objectives and operational goals.

Advocacy and Representation – Acts as a passionate advocate and voice for Brightisle, sharing its contributions to community care and health innovation at local, regional, and national levels. Represents the organization effectively to stakeholders, partners, and the media, highlighting its role in enhancing community well-being and economic development.

The Ideal Candidate
As the ideal candidate, you are a dynamic leader who is energized by the opportunity to build a great company. You combine strategic business insight, a healthy drive to achieve superior organizational performance, and a commitment to the social and community care ethos of Brightisle. You are adaptable, a lifelong learner, and possess the ability to integrate diverse cultures and operational models within an organization. You are a decisive, compassionate, and communicative leader with strong team management skills that have earned you the respect of your team and peers. You are confident and creative, able to convey the organization’s story and your vision to board members, employees, and industry partners in compelling ways.

Qualifications and Experience

While the Search Committee recognizes that no one candidate is likely to meet all qualifications in equal measure, those listed below are desirable and will be used to compare candidates.
• Proven success as a senior executive in a multi-stakeholder environment, with a strong record of strategic leadership and business performance.
• Demonstrated success in developing and executing on a strategic plan, preferably in direct collaboration with a board of directors.
• A proven track record of fostering positive relationships and partnerships with government, health care professionals, community leaders, unions, and other local institutions and organizations.
• Strong business acumen, including the ability to identify, source and report business intelligence from within and outside the organization.
• Demonstrated commitment to Reconciliation, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.
• Experience in health or community care is considered an asset but is not required

Skills and Attributes
• Alignment with the company’s core values, with a mission-driven approach to leadership.
• Capable of fostering a culture of courage, innovation, accountability, and resilience.
• Integrity, creativity, and sound judgment.
• Financial literacy.
• Excellent communication skills.

BrightIsle is committed to employment equity and diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women; people of any sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression; Indigenous peoples; visible minorities/racialized people; and people with disabilities.

We will provide support and accommodations to applicants with disabilities, upon request. If you need accommodation in order to participate as a candidate in the recruitment process, please contact or communicate your needs to the recruitment professional named in the job description.

If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Michelle Doyle at, or Dr. Jennie Massey at or submit your full application package online clicking the "Apply Now" button below.   We encourage applications to be submitted by May 10, 2024.