Manager, Healthy Public Policy

Vancouver Coastal Health


Job Description:
Job Title: Manager, Healthy Public Policy

Work Site: 601 West Broadway

Status:
Start Date:
Hours:
Regular Full Time

As soon as possible

0830-1630

Days off: Saturday, Sunday, Statutory Holidays

Salary: $47.39 – $68.12 per hour

Reference#: 164682-ayc

Come work as a Manager, Healthy Public Policy with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Manager, Healthy Public Policy to join the PopHlth Policy & Strategy Team. Apply today to join our team!

Reporting to the Executive Director, Population Health, the Manager for Healthy Public Policy (HPP) oversees the development and implementation of strategic policy initiatives aimed at improving determinants of health in the VCH region, and the financial, human and operational resources assigned to this portfolio. Working in close collaboration with Medical Health Officers (MHOs), the Executive Director of Population Health and other leaders in VCH’s Office of the Chief Medical Health Officer (OCMHO), the Manager for HPP is responsible for the development of the OCMHO’s long-term strategic plan to improve the determinants of health and for the planning, implementation, maintenance and evaluation of various strategic policy initiatives and programs ensuring that they align with population health best practices and meet Provincial targets for healthy living and healthy communities.

The Manager provides leadership in strategies that facilitate inter-sectoral collaboration to improve determinants of health, representing VCH in senior management discussions with partners to coordinate HPP initiatives and share best practices and ensuring collaborative working relationships with local and regional government, education, non-profit, early childhood environment and private sectors are developed and maintained. Guided by the VCH Policy Monitoring Framework and working closely with MHOs, the Public Health Surveillance Unit and other OCMHO staff, the Manager of HPP oversees policy monitoring, analysis and advocacy efforts to ensure high quality products/processes, operational efficiencies and meaningful impacts, and oversees evaluation, reporting and communications efforts to demonstrate impact of the OCMHO in the area of healthy public policy advocacy and population health. The Manager for HPP leads the Healthy Public Policy Team, coordinates the work of other staff working on HPP initiatives, and oversees the work of contracted practicum students and contractors.

As a Manager, Healthy Public Policy with Vancouver Coastal Health you will:

Provide leadership, supervision and guidance to Healthy Public Policy Team staff using effective management techniques including but not limited to coaching and mentoring staff, conducting performance evaluations and enabling developmental opportunities, participating in recruitment activities and making hiring decisions. Ensures employee adherence to VCH policies and standards (AWP, respectful workplace, confidentiality, etc.).

Plan, implement and manage the financial, human and operational resources assigned to this portfolio.

Oversee the development of multi-year strategic plans that include priorities, partnerships and funding for HPP initiatives within the OCMHO. Develops implementation timelines, operational plans, performance outcomes and indicators, and future expectations for the Healthy Public Policy Strategy.

Ensure VCH HPP Strategic Plans and all HPP initiatives align with population health best practices, meet Provincial targets for healthy living and healthy communities, and take into account the visions, perspectives and expertise of Ministry and other key partners through the development and maintenance of collaborative partnerships and other stakeholder engagement.

Oversee the development and implementation of strategic policy initiatives aimed at improving determinants of health in the VCH region. Leads, coordinates and oversees the work of the Healthy Public Policy Team, practicum students and contractors. Coordinates the work of other staff working on HPP initiatives.

Mobilize and support collaborative partnerships among community, private business, and local, regional and other government associations, organizations and agencies to plan, implement, and evaluate projects, programs and other initiatives that address community health issues. Ensures an appropriate level of public engagement in all processes.

Provide leadership in facilitating inter-sectoral collaboration to improve determinants of health. Represents VCH in senior management discussions with partners to coordinate HPP initiatives and share best practices.

Work to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with local and regional government, education, non-profit, early childhood environment and private sectors.

Oversee policy monitoring, analysis and advocacy efforts to ensure high quality products/processes, operational efficiencies and meaningful impacts.

Oversee evaluation, reporting and communications efforts to demonstrate impact of the OCMHO in the area of healthy public policy advocacy and population health.

Perform other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Education & Experience

Master’s Degree in Public Policy, Public Health, Public Administration, Law, Planning, Urban Health or another relevant field, supplemented by five to seven (5 to 7) years of experience in team management, public policy advocacy, planning, evaluation, and qualitative and quantitative research skills and at least three (3) years’ leadership experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Valid B.C. Driver’s License is required and access to a personally owned vehicle, as travel within the health authority is required.

Knowledge & Abilities

Demonstrates strong knowledge, skills and leadership experience in public policy development, applied strategic research methodologies, and affecting social change and organizational change.

Demonstrates knowledge and leadership experience in urban, rural and regional planning and policymaking processes, advocacy and/or activism.

Demonstrates broad knowledge of population health, social, environmental and behavioural determinants of health, local politics, and social, economic, political and health trends and statistics.

Demonstrates knowledge of policies, programs, funding streams, capacity building opportunities, community and industry interventions, events, campaigns and other relevant considerations as related to population health.

Leadership experience in senior level working groups and/or steering and advisory committees.

Strong demonstrated knowledge of effective facilitation of stakeholder groups, public consultation, collaboration, negotiation, consensus building, and conflict resolution.

Demonstrated leader with the ability to foster a motivating and respectful working environment where individual competencies can thrive.  Strong experience leading highly productive, adaptive, evidence-informed teams preferably within a large organizational and/or government setting.

Demonstrated effective human resource management skills including but not limited to coaching and mentoring staff, conducting performance evaluations, enabling developmental opportunities, and effective team recruitment and hiring.

Strong experience in adaptive and efficient management of financial and other operational resources, including continuous learning systems.

Strong experience in managing large complex projects and initiatives, and in leading or coordinating strategic planning processes.

Superior communication skills and experience in coordinating the drafting of reports and other communication materials.

Works effectively under time pressure to meet deadlines, balance work priorities, and resolve problems to achieve deliverables and outcomes in a timely manner.  Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

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.

WHY JOIN VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH?

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 2022.

Please note that a resume is required to apply to this posting.

Hours of Work may vary due to project requirements.

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

***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the https://my.vch.ca/working-here/job-postings site for How to Apply instructions. 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.

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