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Corporate Director Strategic Planning & Deployment SC&I

Vancouver, British Columbia, CA

Company: PHSA

Category: Management Occupations

Published on 2022-04-28 12:29

As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

The Corporate Director, Strategic Planning & Deployment provides strategic and operational leadership to the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) in the management of ideation, prioritization, and selection of major health care change initiatives in order to achieve the most value with respect to patient related outcomes in carrying out the overall strategic and provincial direction of the organization. Leads the development of strategic change initiative feasibility / value cases to specify both scope of change and resources required to allow for prioritization and selection of key changes that will have the most impact; oversees the integration of existing and emerging methodologies in strategic planning and defining change to lead best practice in the organization; and ensures that strategic/directional plans include evaluation and sustainment strategies so that benefits are realized and tracked.

The Corporate Director works within the Ministry of Health strategic planning frameworks and functions as an expert resource to senior executives in strategic planning. Collaborates with key stakeholders externally, including the Ministry of Health and other Health Authority senior executives, and internally with executives and Agency/Division/Service leadership to lead the planning and deployment process of major strategic changes, as well as working with other corporate departments to seek alignment and to understand resource impacts of proposed strategic directional plans being formulated. The Corporate Director identifies opportunities to partner with other health authorities, regional entities, community agencies and private partners in system redesign, care and service improvements, and knowledge translation.

The Corporate Director oversees a team of experienced professionals through Managers and provides strategic leadership and direction to align the strengths, competencies and technical skills of the consultant team with PHSA’s strategic direction and needs. Utilizes advanced communication skills to negotiate, facilitate consensus, and synthesize and present complex information to a variety of internal and external stakeholders. Through key partnerships, the Corporate Director provides governance, oversight and strategic planning in a climate where consensus building is key for success both internal and external to PHSA. Leads, models, and fosters the Strategic Change & Improvement Portfolio values: learning orientation, initiative, and team collaboration.

What you’ll do 

  • Negotiates problem definition, goals, outcomes and overall approaches for major strategic health care changes with extreme political sensitivities and/or high complexity and uncertainty working with the Ministry of Health and the PHSA Senior Executive team.
  • Develops, documents, and communicates strategic change initiative feasibility / value cases to Executive Sponsors to specify both scope of change and resources required to achieve desired outcomes. Develops budgets for Change Initiatives.
  • Collaborates with other members of SC&I to initiate, support, and ensure the development and deployment of an evaluation/measurement framework for change initiatives implemented to ensure that anticipated outcomes are achieved, leading to organizational learning and ongoing assessment of strategic investment decisions. Develops effective change processes and achieves outcomes in partnership with operational leadership. Partners with other departments in the development, maintenance, and promotion of the organization's strategic priorities.
  • Collaborates with other members of SC&I, leads the ongoing assessment and refinement of the SC&I tools and delivery methods utilized; champions the various strategic planning and strategy deployment methodologies.
  • Negotiates and defines resource allocation, commitments, and deliverables with internal clients. Directs operations, prioritizing and assigning work to the cross-functional team of consultants within the portfolio. Develops an annual operating budget and monitors actual expenditures, identifies variances from approved budgets and recommends remedial actions where required.
  • Oversees the assignment of work and builds the capabilities of the team to enhance the organization’s ability to achieve its strategic objectives. This includes fostering excellence of the consultant team through coaching, mentoring and training. Sets performance targets and expectations for team members to ensure objectives are met; measures, monitors, and manages overall performance. Evaluates individual and team performance in collaboration with appropriate stakeholders, sponsors, and peers. Identifies issues and develops strategies to improve efficiency and effectiveness of the team and individuals to ensure the department continues to meet organizational needs.

What you bring

  • A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a Master’s degree in health administration or related discipline with formal courses in project and change management and/or lean plus a minimum of ten (10) years’ of progressively responsible leadership experience including five (5) years in a strategic planning or strategy deployment or change initiative/program management role in large organizations with experience in project management, change management, consulting approaches, and the supervision of others.
  • Leadership Capabilities in the areas of leading self, engaging others, achieving results, developing coalitions, and system transformation are required.
  • Proven ability to constantly review and understand the organization’s provincial priorities, work closely with leaders both internal and external to the organization, and provide sound decision-making and support in a challenging climate where consensus building is a key for success.
  • Expert critical-thinking, creativity and problem-solving skills with a systems perspective.
  • Demonstrated ability to define, direct, and strategically manage the portfolio of projects within a division; in-depth working knowledge of culture and transformational change methods and processes, and issues associated with such changes; and ability to bring about change in a proactive manner.
  • Possess’ mastery of the essence and subtleties of communication in order that exchanges are understood at all levels within a complex internal and external network.
  • Be responsive to the needs of stakeholders supported by an awareness of the impact of action and sensitivity to political and other issues and their impact on health care.
  • Tested ability to establish a course of action for self and others that is results-oriented.

What we bring


Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.

  • Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Perks include access to fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.

Job Type: Regular Full-Time
1333 West Broadway, Vancouver BC V6H 1G9
Hours of Work: 
08:00-16:00 Monday-Friday
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What we do


The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.


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PHSA is committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

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