Vice President, Programs and Services

First Nations Health Authority

The First Nations Health Authority is a diverse and transformational health organization of professional, innovative and dedicated team members and leaders.
The first of its kind in Canada, FNHA works as a health-and-wellness partner with BC First Nations to support self-determination and decision-making to improve health outcome.

Vice President, Programs and Services
West Vancouver, BC

As an accomplished executive with a track record of successfully initiating, leading and implementing highly complex health programs and services, you are a strategic and systems thinker that has the energy and vitality to go the distance, not just on a deadline or during multiple and competing crises, but day after day. Your ability to provide strategic and strong leadership and to get new and innovative things done through inspiring trust, collaboration and focus, sets you apart from your peers.

Reporting to the COO, this role provides executive, strategic and operational leadership, advice and expertise to the development and implementation of community health and wellness programs and services, operational partnerships, health surveillance and data, research, and knowledge exchange and funding arrangements. Services and programs include Environmental Public Health, Mental Health and Wellness, Wellness Programs Supports and eHealth. The work includes the transformation of existing programs in line with community and organizational direction; which includes efforts to regionalize programs and services, which will, over time, significantly shift the work of this position and the department. This role requires the ability to interact with community level leadership and health directors as well as executives at the Ministry of health and regional health authorities. The successful candidate will have familiarity with First Nations context and factors affecting health care.

Education & Experience
  • Master’s degree in a health or health related field;
  • recent, relevant and significant experience at an executive level in Indigenous health and wellness policy, relationships, planning, reporting/surveillance, evaluation, knowledge exchange and comprehensive health and wellness service and program delivery;
  • experience working with First Nations at political, regional and community levels in the areas of health and wellness;
  • experience providing oversight and support to the building, implementation and evaluation of funding arrangements to First Nations;
  • experience providing executive leadership to large and geographically dispersed teams.
What You Can Expect From Us
Joining our family means joining an organization that supports personal growth, in-house training, a paid volunteer day and a unique full-day orientation program.

Leading with culture, all FNHA employees complete San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training.  We support our family to be leaders in wellness and all staff members develop a yearly wellness plan as part of their performance partnership and goal-setting. 

FNHA offers competitive salary, pension, extended health benefits and employee supports for mental wellness including an EAP and cultural supports.

Join Our Historic Journey
At FNHA, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute to BC’s history.  With a unique governing structure and mandate, our fluid work environment means you can play an active role in real change.

Our talented teams value respect and foster lateral kindness in their working relationships.  Our holistic approach to wellness, based on First Nations teachings, is incorporated into all aspects of work culture.  Where else will you get to create a personal wellness plan as part of your performance goals?

Make your professional home in our West Vancouver office, located on beautiful Squamish territory, where sea and sky meet. During lunch, walk next door to Park Royal for food and shopping or join us for a jog along the sea wall.

If you are looking for more than a job, come join the FNHA family.

Application Deadline:  December 22, 2017 at 4:00pm

Submit your Cover Letter & Resume as one document.

Apply online: or Confidential Fax: (604) 913-6135

Please include “Self-Identified”, if you are voluntarily identifying yourself as First Nations or Aboriginal.

For more position details and information about us, please visit:

Please note that only those applicants shortlisted will be contacted. If you do not hear from us about this position, please accept our sincere appreciation for your interest in FNHA!  We encourage you to watch our job board for future opportunities.

Location: West Vancouver, BC.

Region: Lower Mainland

Professional Category(s): Health Services,Strategic Initiatives/Planning.

Posted: December 6, 2017, 3:49 pm

Expires: December 22, 2017, 3:50 pm

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