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Manager, Healthy Communities

Manager, Healthy Communities (WORKSITE LOCATION IS FLEXIBLE)

Competition #: 01435905
Bargaining Unit: NON-CONTRACT
Facility: Flexible
Close Date: AUGUST 25, 2020*


Position Summary
Interior Health is looking for a permanent full time Manager, Healthy Communities to join our Population Health team.About the Role:

The Manager, Healthy Communities, will develop, implement, manage, evaluate, and support new and current operational programs; time-limited projects and reports; and externally-contracted term activities for the Population Health Portfolio related to culturally appropriate services and programs such as healthy eating, food security, tobacco reduction, tobacco enforcement, healthy built environment, and healthy communities. This includes standardizing practice, developing operational plans and procedures, and working closely with team leaders to implement across programs. The Manager identifies staff training needs, develops training materials, monitors and reports key program performance data, and supports quality improvement of programs. Reporting to the Director (or designate) on administrative matters, the Manager is responsible for monitoring and managing budgets, workload, quality, labor relations, and human resource issues.

This is a regional role designed to evolve with the Portfolio to ensure consistency, accessibility, and applicability of Portfolio programs, projects, and activities across all Health Service Delivery Areas and to reduce health disparities among vulnerable populations including Aboriginal people.

This position offers a flexible worksite. The successful candidate can be located anywhere within our Interior Health region.

Some Key Duties may include:

• Develops, implements, manages, and evaluates both new and current operational programs ensuring cultural appropriateness and alignment, where possible, with the strategic goals and objectives of the Portfolio and organization; this includes consulting with relevant internal and external stakeholders including Aboriginal partners (such as First Nation Health Authority and Metis and local First Nation leadership) as well as contributing to planning with the leadership team.

• Human resource functions include the management and remote supervision of staff including recruitment, hiring, orientation, work assignments, ongoing performance evaluation, development, performance management, as well as the development and implementation of a cultural safety education plan. Succession and continuity planning is a key function to ensure seamless support of multiple stakeholder partnerships across Interior Health (IH) catchments and the province and the continuity of operational deliverables.

• Provides operational oversight by monitoring sick time and intervening as required, ensuring that employees are appropriately trained and oriented to contribute to a safe and healthy work environment, and taking actions to ensure IH policies are fully and consistently implemented and adhered to across departments.

• Monitors program activities to ensure deliverables and outcomes are achieved through regular appraisal of staff activity and to ensure compliance with work plans which includes culturally-safe and inclusive programming. Activity tracking informs reporting to internal senior executive as well as the Ministry of Health.

• Contract management – ensures all new and ongoing grant funds are allocated in compliance with funding agreements, strong outcome and reporting requirements are met, and appropriate adjustments are made to ensure program operational goals and project outcomes are achieved.

• Ensures adherence to annual program and contract budgets and carefully monitors progress throughout the year to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of plans and activities; anticipates potential financial risks to the department and proposes and implements mitigation strategies.

• Leads both new and current activities across various programs that inform organizational, provincial, and/or national initiatives by applying all aspects of project management. Outcomes may include, but are not limited to, briefing notes, reports, developing recommendations, and, in some cases, implementing in the community or across the organization.

• Through internal and external stakeholder engagement and collaboration, explores emerging new practice and ensures consistent best practice across all units, initiatives, and contracts in an effort to ensure program activities are culturally appropriate, effective, and efficient.

• Participates on regional and provincial working groups, committees, councils, and alliances in order to understand provincial partner mandates and approaches and identifies relevance to internal operational planning; shares practices and influences direction; and realizes synergies and efficiencies where possible. A key role is to advocate for Aboriginal partners when necessary and needed.

• Performs other duties as assigned.

Some of the Benefits of Joining Interior Health:

An attractive remuneration package and excellent career prospects awaits the right candidate. In addition to a competitive wage, we offer Medical, Dental and Extended Health coverage and paid annual vacation starting at 4 weeks (20 days) up to a maximum of 7 weeks (35 days). We also offer an attractive defined employee pension plan, disability and life insurance, and options for maternity &/or paternity leave top-up.

Interior Health strives to create an environment where you enjoy the work you do, the place where you work, and the people around you. Together, we create great workplaces.

Apply today!

• A Bachelor’s degree in a related field, with a Master’s degree in public health, administration, or a clinical field preferred.
• Five years of recent experience in public health (or a related field) and human resources management in a unionized environment.
• Certification and/or registration with the appropriate professional organization, if applicable.

* All postings with a closing date specified close at 11:59 pm PT

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