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Director, Provincial Programs - BC Cancer - Various Locations


Director, Provincial Programs

BC Cancer

Various Locations, BC

The Director, Provincial Programs provides leadership to and oversees multiple provincial program areas. This includes all provincial committees, groups and work streams. At the core of the responsibilities, this role will be required to work in collaboration with program medical directors and operational leaders in leading, developing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating their designated program areas. In partnership with operations and the program medical directors, the Director will also develop provincial strategies and standards and be responsible to ensure the program areas are successful in implementing desired changes.

What you’ll do

  • Take a lead role in the strategic development of the program’s short and long-term priorities/direction; its annual objectives and development of a program performance management framework (including benchmarks and quality metrics), within the overall portfolio and strategic priorities of BC Cancer. In this role, the ability to work strategically with key provincial partners is essential.
  • Provide leadership and accountability for the planning, delivery and evaluation of patient care processes and services within the program areas and assist the program medical directors in both developing province wide clinical service standards and priorities, and in supporting regional leadership in their work to achieve and sustain these standards. 
  • Lead in the development of program operating and capital budgets and cost pressure and business case submissions related to the program areas. This work includes assisting the program medical directors in identifying service and budget priorities, determining the best allocation of resources and building implementation plans to support program development and improved service delivery.
  • This position is required to work closely with and facilitate the strategic guidance to provincial partners which includes, but is not limited to, Health Authorities, Ministry of Health (MoH), UBC Department of Medicine, other Provincial and National cancer agencies, committees and organizations.
  • This position provides sound decision-making and leadership collaboration with provincial and regional partners both internal and external to the PHSA in regards to the delivery of systemic therapy, primary care, CON, radiation therapy and oral oncology and will represent the program areas at various committees and meetings.
  • Decisions made by the Director have the potential to impact multiple organizations provincially. The Director exercises independent judgment in performing their duties to ensure the program initiatives are developed in accordance with the needs of the program areas, the regional cancer centres and regional health authorities. The Director will identify, consult and work towards consensus on how the program areas can best position themselves to meet these needs. 

What you bring


  • A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a Master’s degree in a health related discipline
  • Ten (10) years’ experience working with policy makers, practitioners, researchers and senior administrators.
  • A broad knowledge of healthcare systems with demonstrated ability and experience in managing strategic planning, health system initiatives at the organizational, regional and provincial levels is required, including demonstrated leadership and management skills in a large diverse environment.
  • Recent experience in change management is an asset as is training or experience in project management.

Skills & Knowledge

  • Strong conceptual, policy and analytical skills are required, including the ability to synthesize complex ideas and information.
  • Ability to creatively problem-solve with a global perspective in order to incorporate the organization’s systems and strategies when developing solutions.
  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to facilitate negotiate and persuade others, both internal and external to the organization.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including demonstrated ability to work in a multidisciplinary environment; extensive knowledge and experience in policy analysis and formulation; ability to plan, organize, and complete large-scale projects including strategic planning. Ability to analyze complex issues and develop recommendations using facilitation and consensus building;  demonstrated ability to negotiate with internal and external parties to allocate staff time and budgets, and undertake collaborative initiatives.
  • Ability to supervise staff and manage budgets; strong oral and written communication skills required to prepare and present information to multiple audiences; and knowledge of the principles of communication and web-based technologies; and superior writing skills.
  • Understanding of various reports including Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight Report (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), In Plain Sight, Reclaiming Power and Place Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls calls for justice, and how they intersect across the health care system.
  • Models and supports full team commitment to Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism.
  • Collaborates with peers to ensure ICS lens applied holistically through department as whole
  • Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
  • As a strong asset for consideration, we are looking for our successful candidate to have: Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.).

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 opportunities for growth, development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
  • 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)
  • Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.

Job Type: Regular Full-Time

Salary Range: $113,195 - $162,718 /year. The starting salary for this position would be determined with consideration of the successful candidate’s relevant education and experience, and would be in alignment with the provincial compensation reference plan. Salary will be prorated accordingly for part time roles.

Location: Provincial - Can be located at/in association with any BC Cancer Centre in the province.

Hours of Work: Monday-Friday; 0800-1600

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Requisition # 155951E

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

What we do

BC Cancer provides comprehensive cancer control for the people of British Columbia. BC Cancer is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).

(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 and BC Cancer are 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.

Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments’ unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey—one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainablae path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.

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Please note the internal job posting will no longer be accessible after the expiry date of November 27, 2023. If the internal job posting has expired, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk and advise that you would like to be considered as a late internal applicant for this position. Please do not apply for the external job posting.

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