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Apply Now Job ID 1258431 Date posted 05/08/2019
Community :KELOWNA
Position Summary

This exciting new role is responsible for supporting the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in coordinating and managing key organizational accountabilities of the office.

The Corporate Director acts as a primary contact and liaison on behalf of the CEO for maintaining critical linkages with key stakeholders including the Ministry of Health, other Health Authorities, Aboriginal partners, and communities. The Corporate Director oversees and coordinates activities of the Senior Executive Team (SET), including the flow of information with key internal and external stakeholders, ensuring timely and appropriate responses to emerging issues, coordinating executive level messaging, and facilitating CEO and Board engagement initiatives. The Corporate Director leads the analysis of complex issues and implementation of action plans to support priorities identified by the CEO, IH Board and/or government directives.

The Corporate Director supports and sustains Interior Health (IH) as a high performing organization by contributing to excellent organizational performance and customer service.


• Manages and coordinates activities for the CEO including issue management, activities related to key strategies and initiatives, and organizational planning. Oversees the appropriate flow and content of information to and from the CEO.

• Collaborates in the planning, coordination, integration and implementation of IH-wide initiatives across SET portfolios. Tracks and reports on progress of operational and strategic plans as well as individual VP workplans.

• Works to remove barriers that hamper inter and intra-department communications, in particular,
ensuring linkages between and among the CEO’s office, SET members and their portfolios.

• Identifies strategic issues and proposes short and long-term strategic plans that support and enhance IH-wide goals and Ministry requirements.

• Develops briefing materials for a variety of stakeholders including the Board, Ministry and Senior Executive Team. Tracks and reports on progress and achievements.

• Represents IH on behalf of the CEO at a variety of internal and external committees and forums.

• Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders to support and advance IH goals and objectives.

• Facilitates and negotiates agreements and letters of understanding on behalf of IH relating to corporate intiitaives.

• In collaboration with the Director, Public Relations & Engagement, identifies and arranges speaking and publication opportunities for the CEO.

• Leads projects and initiatives, on behalf of the CEO. Monitors program plans and operations, measuring progress toward goals and objectives and identifying barriers.

• Participates with other key stakeholders to ensure timely completion of business cases, operational reviews, needs assessments, and environmental scans.

• Champions an environment that supports decision-making, accountability, and linkages at all levels in the organization.

• Develops effective policies and procedures for the President and CEO’s office to promote the efficiency of internal processes, the image of the organization, and the attainment of office goals. Plans and delivers other strategic administrative services to the CEO as required.

• Performs other duties as assigned.


• Master’s degree in Health, Business Administration, or a related field.
• Ten years of experience in a large, complex environment in progressively more responsible leadership/administration roles, including experience in project management, research, policy development, and issues management.
• Or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
• Experience in and knowledge of the BC health sector preferred.

LEADS Capabilities:
Demonstrates all LEADS Capabilities, in particular:
• Leads Self – self-awareness, demonstrates character
• Engages Others – fosters the development of others, communicates effectively, builds effective teams
• Achieves Results – sets direction, strategically aligns decisions with vision, values & evidence
• Develops Coalitions – builds partnerships & networks to create results, navigates socio-political environments
• System Transformation – demonstrates systems/critical thinking, strategically oriented to the future, champions & orchestrates change

Skills and Abilities:
• Substantial knowledge of the BC healthcare system, including operations and administration in the acute, residential, and community settings.
• Broad knowledge of administrative practices and reporting requirements in the public sector.
• Ability to engage multiple internal and external stakeholders in developing creativity and innovation to respond to emerging issues.
• Ability to analyze complex, multifaceted issues and report on findings and recommendations.
• Effective leadership, communication, interpersonal, decision-making, and problem-solving skills.
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Interior Health values diversity and inclusion. Our goal is to cultivate a workforce rich in culture, experience and knowledge to ensure equitable health outcomes for all of the clients we serve. We are welcoming of all populations including our Aboriginal partners throughout the Interior Health Region. We are committed to increasing our Aboriginal representative workforce to build an engaged, culturally diverse organization focused on the goal of providing high quality, sustainable healthcare through an engaged workforce and healthy workplaces. We build inclusive, trusting and respectful relationships through our partnerships. At Interior Health, Every Person Matters.

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