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We’re looking for our next Executive Director (0.75 FTE)

The Pender Islands Health Care Society (“the Society”) is looking for an Executive Director to take over from the current Executive Director who is retiring at the end of 2023.

In collaboration with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director identifies service delivery models that support the Society’s vision for quality, accessible health care and wellness support for the Pender
Islands community. The Executive Director advocates for both the substance and importance of the organization’s mission to relevant public, government, and strategic partners.

The Executive Director serves as the primary point of contact with external entities such as Island Health, BCAmbulance, Capital Region District, United Way, other health organizations on the Gulf
Islands, as well as relevant provincial and national community health associations. With the President of the Society, the Executive Director acts as the spokesperson for the Pender Islands Health Centre and
the Society.

Reporting directly to the Board, the Executive Director has a key leadership role with responsibility and accountability for managing the day-to-day operations of the Health Centre and its programs on behalf
of the Society. The Executive Director mentors and supports a team of part-time Society employees and contractors who report directly or indirectly.

About the Society
Our mission is “to facilitate access to primary health care and complementary services to support the health and wellbeing of the Pender Islands community”. The Society is a charitable organization that
owns and operates the 740m2 (8,000ft2) Health Centre under the direction of a 12-member, volunteer Board of Directors. The facility originally opened in 1981, has more than 17,000 patient visits per year,
and rents space to a diversity of licensed health care practitioners and wellness service providers, as well as BCAmbulance.

The Society currently does not hire/oversee health professionals such as physicians, nurses, dentist, chiropractor, etc. These practitioners are tenants and governed by the standards of their professional
associations. For example, Island Health is responsible for hiring physicians and the nurse practitioner.

• Maintain alliances with relevant government, regional, and funding organizations (e.g., Island Health; BC Ambulance; Capital Region District; United Way; other Gulf Islands health centres)
• Advise the board on governance, strategic direction, and planning for additional health services
• Advise and support the Board on matters of policy, budget, and external relationships, and ensure that Board policies and decisions are implemented
• Assist the Board’s working committees to progress their projects e.g., grant applications/fundraising; communications; community and donor relations; governance; and advocacy
• Accountable for operational finances and input into Society budgets
• Manage Society staff and contractors, including front office employees of the Medical Clinic
• Effectively manage the Health Centre’s day-to-day operations (incl. facility operations, maintenance, and tenant relations including leases (A project manager may be hired for major capital projects.)
• Involved in general administration, bookkeeping, facility management, custodial services, medical clinic administration, delivery of wellness programs and mental health programs, and a limited laboratory service.
Training & Experience
• Post-secondary degree, preferably with a background in administration, health care, or related field
• At least 5 years’ relevant experience in managing a public, private or non-profit organization, department, or business
• A combination of relevant training plus 10 years’ experience in a related administrative/management field will be considered

Would be great if you had:
• Experience leading or serving on a working board for an extended time
• Knowledge/experience with the unique character and needs of a rural/island community

Skills & Abilities
• Strong interpersonal skills with a proven track record in building positive, productive relationships with a wide range of organizational stakeholders, including championing an organization’s needs
• Demonstrated strategic thinking that balances everyday exigencies with forward planning
• Proven leadership for an interdisciplinary team, with a demonstrated ability to supervise, train and motivate them to deliver on an organization’s mission, vision, and values
• Excellent time management, priority-setting, and organizational skills
• Experience in tracking operational finances and developing budgets
• Above-average written and verbal communication skills, with a keen awareness of finding an authentic voice and caring presence for the organization in the community
• Ability to get up to speed quickly on complex issues, with the ability to work independently and know when to consult with the board/other staff
• Understands the importance of good governance and the handling sensitive, personal information with sound judgement and discretion
• Community-minded with a strong ‘people first’ mentality and a focus on patient care

Terms of Work
• This is a 0.75FTE position with flexible working hours of 30hr/week
• Salary to be negotiated based on the experience of the successful candidate
• Benefits to be negotiated
• Preference for 1-2 month overlap with current Executive Director for orientation

How to Apply
Send a covering letter outlining your interest in the position along with an up-to-date résumé to:
Attention: President, Pender Islands Health Care Society
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