Health Director – H’ulh-etun Health Society

H’ulh-etun Health Society has an immediate opportunity for full-time Health Director. The Health Director reports directly to the Board of Directors. This role is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the organization including staff, budgets and planning processes. The Health Director also acts as the spokes-person for the Society and must build and maintain healthy and strong relationships with the Chiefs and Councils from the nations we serve. Alongside the Strategic & HR Director, the Health Director will ensure that the Strategic Initiatives are planned and implemented successfully. This role is integral in overseeing the success and high-level of services and events.

H’ulh-etun Health Society currently serves three First Nations and employee 25 permanent staff and several casuals. We also have professional contractors that provide services in-house, such as a Dentist, a Nurse Practitioner and a Family Physician.

Participate with the Board of Directors and the Strategic & HR Director in developing and implementing the strategic plan to guide the organization
Identify, assess, and inform the Board of Directors of internal and external issues that affect the organization
Act as an advisor to the Board of Directors on all aspects of the organization’s activities
Develops strong and effective relationships with all staff
Leads with fair and consistent application of policies and procedures
Manages staff respectfully, fairly and earnestly
Promotes and supports a strong team environment
Builds capacity within individuals and teams
Takes initiative to promote and seek out new communities to join our Society
Open style communication
Role-model high levels of accountability, ethics and values
Represent HHS at community activities to enhance the organization’s community profile.
Act as the Privacy and Securities Guardian to ensure compliance with the Panorama Policy and Procedures Manual and Provincial Regulations and Requirements

Develop an operational plan which aligns with the goals and objectives of the strategic direction and health plan
Ensure that the operation of the organization meets the expectations of member Nations, Board and Funders
Oversee the efficient and effective day-to-day operation of HHS
Develop and update policies for the approval of the Board and prepare procedures to implement the organizational policies; review existing policies on an annual basis and recommend changes to the Board as appropriate
Ensure that personnel, community members, volunteers and financial files are securely stored and privacy/confidentiality is maintained
Provide support to the Board by preparing meeting agendas and supporting materials
Attends staff meetings as required
All other related duties in a back-up capacity

Oversee the planning, implementation and evaluation of health programs and services and ensure that they contribute to the organization’s mission set by the Board
Develop and implement culturally relevant programs and services for all community members to benefit from
Monitor the day-to-day delivery of the health programs and services of the organization to maintain or improve the health and well-being of the community members
Oversee the planning, implementation, execution and evaluation of special projects

Communicate with stakeholders to keep them informed of the work of HHS and to identify changes in the community served by the organization
Establish good working relationships and collaborative arrangements with member Nations, community groups, funders, politicians, and other organizations to help achieve the goals of the organization
Oversee the proper allocations of the annual budget of approximately 1.5 million as per policies and processes and free of conflict of interest
Is responsible for the financial health of the organization makes recommendations to the Board on ways to improve financial stewardship
Responsible for ensuring new revenue funding streams for programs, services, events and initiatives are secured regularly to help the financial health of the Society
Maintains and ensures budgetary controls and alignment including controls on expenditures and signing authorities
Develop annual budget, with the Finance department
Resides as a member of the Finance Committee
Paydirt, Adagio and Sage experience
Brings established relationships and understanding of funders such as: FNHA, AANDC, Federal and Provincial programs, etc.

Identify and evaluate the risks to the organization’s people (clients, staff, management, volunteers), property, finances, goodwill, and image and implement measures to control risks
Ensure that the Board of Directors and HHS carries appropriate and adequate insurance coverage
Ensure that the Board and staff understand the terms, conditions and limitations of the insurance coverage

A degree in a business or administrative discipline is preferred, or a combination of a Health degree with 5 years’ experience in an Administrative Executive role operating a Health Facility
A minimum of 3 – 5 years’ experience as a senior Executive, in a community health environment is preferred
Experience supervising and evaluating staff
Experience with the policies and processes of the Federal and Provincial Grants and Contributions Funding Agreements
Experience with computerized accounting systems and procedures
Experience with federal and provincial grants and contributions funding programs
Persons with Aboriginal ancestry or experience working with and understanding of the dynamics that an Aboriginal organization faces would be an asset and given higher priority
Must maintain strict confidentiality and apply the privacy and confidentiality governing laws
Maintain high level standards of conduct and work ethics
Computer skills including the ability to operate spreadsheets, word-processing programs, email, computerized accounting software and health information systems (Simply Accounting, Mustimuhw)
Excellent communications skills
Knowledge of culture and traditions of the member First Nations
Positive attitude, self-starter, team player and solutions orientated
Ability to follow HHS policies and procedures
Excellent organizational and planning skills
Clear Criminal Record Check
Valid BC Drivers’ License an asset

The salary range for this position will be based upon levels of education and experience: $79,060.80 – $88,966.42 Annual Salary
Hours of operation are: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Monday to Friday, however there is an expectation for the Health Director to attend evening Board meetings, as well as some evening and weekend events
A friendly, but fast-paced environment with a very established and cohesive team of professionals
Two center locations: Halalt Reserve, Chemainus and Malahat Reserve, Mill Bay
Some travel between locations
Regular meeting attendance at Vancouver Island Health Caucus, FNHA, and any other external/internal stakeholder meetings are a requirement

All candidates that make it through to the interview short list will be required to:
complete an Essay Assignment of 1200 words addressing a solution to a scenario that will be provided
prepare a PowerPoint summary of their paper to present to the interview panel the day of the interviews, as well as attend a 1.5 interview with a panel of approximately 8 participants
join the Interview Panel, Chief and Councils, and the other interviewees to a social dinner the evening of the interviews
Please quote the Health Director position when submitting
your Curriculum Vitae and a completed professional reference page before or by September 8, 2017 at 4:00 pm to:
Michel Woolner, Human Resources Manager
H’ulh-etun Health Society
8019 Chemainus Road, Chemainus
EMAIL: or FAX to 250-246-9537

Thank you in advance to all that are interested in working with H’ulh-etun Health Society however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Please Note: Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Aboriginal ancestry
We thank all applicants in advance only those short-listed will be contacted

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