Health Director

Job Description

JOB POSTING – Health Director

Term: Full Time (37.5 hours per week)

Closing Date: July 2nd, 2021

Reporting To: Executive Liaison

Overview of Position

The Health Director understands and has knowledge around the political, cultural, and spiritual protocols associated with our USIB community and is directly responsible for upholding the vision of community leadership.

The Health Director will have knowledge of the health and wellness challenges and opportunities specific to the USIB community and provides leadership to develop culturally relevant and safe community health programs and services that will meet the health needs of the community.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership and direction to planning, organizing, implementing, maintaining, and evaluating health and wellness programs and services, incorporating input from community and other health system professionals.
  • Proactively build and nurture collaborative and respectful working relationships with First Nations in BC, health and wellness partners, government agencies, regional health authorities, other Aboriginal organizations, support agencies including health providers; utilizing these relationships as an avenue to assist the community to achieve its health and wellness goals and objectives.
  • Communicate and coordinate intervention, directly or indirectly, in emergency, trauma and crisis situations.
  • Ensure emergency management, preparedness planning and/or pandemic planning is in place.
  • Ensure programs and services follow legislation and organizational policy, processes and procedures.
  • Advise on policies, create, and/or implement objectives set out by Administration.
  • Ensure financial management of programs, budgets, and services and proactively seek out diverse funding sources.
  • Prepare and monitor work plans, including reporting through regular and annual reports.
  • Lead and provide day-to-day supervision of the Health & Wellness, Family Centre, and Education teams and their staff.
  • Conduct performance management audits, probationary, and annual reviews for all direct reports.
  • Foster a cooperative and collaborative working environment through team activities and personal leadership, including the management and resolution of conflicts.
  • Recommend and implement action with respect to staffing, performance management, recruitment, succession planning, and training and development.
  • Identify and research opportunities for new funding sources and write or oversee the development of funding proposals.
  • Develops and oversees service contracts and contractors; oversees contract execution and expenditures.
  • Represent and advocate for the community services programs and staff in its day-to-day relationship with all community service institutions, governments and local entities.
  • Lead a healthy lifestyle grounded in cultural tradition, including achieving work/life balance and engaging in self-care, and promotes this to community members and staff.
  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities as required, and in accordance with the USIB policies and procedures, and as directed by the Executive Liaison or their designate.


  • A university degree in Human Services, Health Sciences or a related field (e.g., nursing, health care management, home support worker, social development or other related degree) is preferred.
  • An acceptable combination of education, training and experience will be considered.
  • Significant, recent, and relevant experience working in a health setting; including the development, implementation, delivery, monitoring and evaluation of health and social services programs and services.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • A valid BC Driver’s License and acceptable driving record will be required for this role.

Qualifications – Knowledge & Skills

  • Excellent active listening, negotiation, and presentation skills
  • Competence to build and effectively manage interpersonal relationships at all levels and in a professional manner
  • Exceptional communication, writing, and interpersonal skills with an ethical mindset
  • Adept to problem-solving and conflict resolution


  • Experience in project management, and the drive to successfully oversee those projects.
  • Experience in the development of culturally relevant and safe programs and services, including monitoring and evaluation, ideally with a health and social services focus.
  • Demonstrated experience in people management including describing work, recruitment, learning, development and career planning, coaching, mentoring, and performance management.
  • Experience in collaborative planning at a community level, ideally with a health and social services focus, and including monitoring and evaluation.
  • Experience in the collaborative and integrated development, implementation, monitoring and reporting on community health and wellness plans.
  • Candidates with experience working with First Nation organizations will be held in high regard.
  • The successful candidate must be willing to undergo a Criminal Record Check with a vulnerable sector.
  • Please note that you may be asked to work overtime hours and to travel occasionally.

Submit resume and cover letter to Human Resources at or by clicking the “Apply Now” button above.

A competitive starting hourly rate, commensurate with appropriate experience.