Leader, Manager Resource Network in Vancouver, British Columbia

Vancouver Coastal Health


Come work as a Leader, Manager Resource Network with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Leader, Manager Resource Network to join the Transformation team. Apply today to join our team! *Candidates must have current or previous experience as a VCH Manager.

Join the Transformation team and help shape positive, innovative change for VCH managers. We are seeking three collaborative partners for the position(s), Leader, Manager Resource Network. This role calls for a dynamic, resourceful, self-starter who draws upon their own experiences and leadership journey in healthcare to support VCH managers. The ideal candidate possesses a holistic perspective, collaborating closely with key stakeholders across VCH to both learn from and influence innovative, organizational change. Specifically, the leader will focus on implementing the top-voted manager solutions from the Caring for Managers initiative, aimed at resetting, rebuilding, and retaining VCH managers. This role encompasses a wide spectrum of responsibilities, ranging from strategic planning to cultivating meaningful partnerships with managers and directors, ultimately transforming our work environment. The Leader, Manager Resource Network should proactively identify internal collaboration opportunities while assessing potential risks. They will serve as a trusted mentor to managers, demonstrating a positive attitude, adept problem-solving, critical thinking, creativity, diplomacy and exceptional facilitation and communication skills. In addition to supporting the pivotal Caring for Managers work, the position benefits from gaining a strategic, VCH-wide perspective as part of the overall Transformation team.

As a Leader, Manager Resource Network with Vancouver Coastal Health you will:

  • Source your own strengths and leadership experiences to develop and facilitate an organization-wide manager knowledge translation network.

  • Build relationships with and provide consultative mentorship to managers across Vancouver Coastal Health, acknowledging that managers are autonomous, collaborative practitioners, while supporting leadership excellence through education, facilitation, and coaching to enable service optimization across the organization.

  • Create a supportive infrastructure that facilitates opportunities for mentorship, continuous feedback, collegial relationships with physicians and other medical staff, and deepen the collaborative practice within the interprofessional teams.

  • Assess which specific and consistent systemic gaps exist to strategically inform a long-term, organizational manager retention plan.

  • Perform occasional relief manager duties to remain active in their management practice to mentor/inspire/guide other managers who have key accountabilities for quality assurance, team functionality, and patient safety.

This work is framed within VCH’s commitments to our pillars of Indigenous Cultural Safety, Anti-Racism, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and Planetary Health.

Education & Experience

  • Masters’ Degree in a relevant health care profession supplemented with leadership and business management courses

  • Ten (10) years’ recent, related and progressive leadership experience in a medium to large health care organization, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

  • Current registration or membership with a recognized professional association.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Demonstrated understanding of issues faced by members of equity-deserving groups, including intersectional effects of inequality.

  • Demonstrated ability to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate programs and planned changes.

  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with various groups and agencies.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of contracts, government policies, regulations and funding mechanisms relevant to acute, community, and primary health care.

  • Demonstrated experience as an organizational change agent in establishing and operationalizing principles

  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others in a complex unionized environment

  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills, including presenting to key partner groups and the ability to work effectively with a wide variety of multi-level partners in a diverse community.

  • Demonstrated understanding of conflict resolution, team building and change-management principles

  • Demonstrated ability to coach, mentor and build consensus at a system level and within interprofessional areas across the organization.

  • Demonstrated ability to identify opportunities that promote improved service delivery and project/program implementation, management and evaluation.

  • Proficiency in the use of related technology and software applications.

  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

  • Travel within the health authority as needed or required (drive and/or fly as needed)

As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.


VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. 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. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

• Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan

• Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities

• Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families

• Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers

• Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers in 2023.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

Employees of VCH must apply online via the Internal Career Portal on CareerHub, you are currently viewing the External Career Portal. Refer to the https://my.vch.ca/working-here/job-postings site for instructions on how to view internal job postings and how to apply as an employee. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.

Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.

Job Requisition ID: 2023-107258

Name: 00 – Excluded – VCHA

Union: 905 – Mgt/Excluded-VCHA (37.5 Hr)

Position Type: Baseline

FTE: 1.00

Standard Hours / Week: 37.50

Salary Grade: 09

Shift Times: 0830 – 1630

Days Off: Saturday, Stats, Sunday

Position End Date: 4/16/2025

Position End Date – Incumbent: Position ends on the listed end date or upon the return of the incumbent.

External Company URL: www.vch.ca

Street: 601 West Broadway

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