Director - Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)
601 West Broadway
Vancouver, Canada
4d ago

Job Description

Are you the next Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)? Apply today to join our team!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Director - Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to join the People & Culture team in Vancouver.

Reporting to the Executive Director, People, Culture, Talent and Diversity, and with accountability to the Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) Senior Executive and Board of Directors Human Resources Governance Committee for setting the direction and driving the organizational strategy for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), the Director is responsible for incorporating DEI into the organization’s DNA.

Apply today to join our team!

As the Director, Client Relations & Risk Management your work will involve :

  • Developing, managing, driving and promoting local strategy through a range of diversity and inclusion activities and programs.
  • You are the key point of contact with programs / departments and leaders across the organization, partnering to educate, advise, guide and champion behaviours and to support and incorporate DEI into core organizational systems and practices, achieving improved results from both a patient / resident / client perspective as well as organizationally.

  • Developing a three year strategy and action plan to advance the Global Diversity and Equity Benchmarks and overseeing leadership development resources and programs related to diversity, equity and inclusion, including hiring and search practices, developing a positive organizational culture.
  • Broad oversight of DEI communications, strategic coaching, curriculum, training, programs and support for leaders throughout VCH on sustaining and advancing diversity, equity and inclusion efforts including the organization’s ability to attract retain and develop more diverse leadership and staff, and enhance organizational diversity.
  • Partnering closely with VCH Medicine, Quality and Patient Safety, Aboriginal Health, Regional Programs, Medical Affairs and Communications leadership across the organization, as well as provincial and national counterparts to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion and belonging for providers and patients / residents / clients.
  • Identifying and building relationships with external partners that deliver, impact and support VCH DEI strategies.

    Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver's North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Sunshine Coast, and the Central Coast (Bella Bella and Bella Coola.

    At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families.

    At our core, we are a people-focused organization where entrepreneurial spirit runs deep, and opportunity exists for all those who see themselves in the transformation of health care as we know it.


    Education & Experience

  • Masters’ Degree in diversity studies, psychology, sociology, business administration, and / or organizational behavior, supplemented with over ten (10) years’ experience in leading diversity, inclusion & equity programming and initiatives, or an equivalent combination of education, training and development.
  • Demonstrated experience setting up and overseeing an organization’s Ombudsman’s Office is an asset.
  • Knowledge & Abilities

  • Proven experience in overseeing the development and delivery of diversity, equity and inclusion programming.
  • Proven experience in developing strategy directly linked to the Global Diversity Equity and Inclusion Benchmark (GDIB)
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a diverse, complex, sometimes ambiguous and decentralized organization to provide leadership for cultural change.
  • Ability to influence and operate in a matrix organization.
  • Ability to be resilient, flexible and creative in approaching complex problems.
  • Ability to assess interventions, measure effectiveness and design tools to evaluate success.
  • Advanced skills in change management education and consultation.
  • Outstanding listening, collaboration and team building skills that facilitate coordination and cooperation with the demonstrated ability to lead with both courage and humility.
  • Displays comprehensive knowledge of project management principles and methodologies and ability to coach team members on these skills.
  • Uses well developed leadership, customer relations and problem solving abilities to lead a variety of complex, diverse and integrated services and initiatives and to achieve desired results within critical timeframes.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with key internal and external stakeholders including management and staff at all levels, government agencies, other health authorities, and external stakeholders and others as applicable.
  • Demonstrated experience in the effective management and resolution of discrimination and harassment complaints, as well as with patient / client / resident complaints.
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting research studies or publishing papers in academic journals.
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing, with a variety of audiences internally and externally to the organization.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
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