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Coordinator, Population and Public Health - BC Centre for Disease Control

Coordinator, Population and Public Health

BC Centre for Disease Control

Vancouver, BC



As the Coordinator, Food Security you will have the opportunity to influence food security and food insecurity policy and practice. This role will allow you to be innovative, collaborative and to apply your knowledge of health equity and the determinants of health. You will be part of the Population and Public Health team and will report to the Lead, Food Security. You are responsible for coordinating and promoting projects and initiatives throughout the planning, development, implementation and evaluation phases. This role provides professional expertise when leading the review process of provincial population & public health projects and resources, and actively promotes food security to share knowledge and influence policy. You will facilitate collaborative work with key partners including PHSA programs, Health Authorities, Ministry of Health (MoH), project consultants, non-governmental organizations and other identified partners. This position works both independently and as a team member to balance priorities and workflow, exercising leadership, initiative, flexibility, judgment and problem-solving skills to complete work.


What you’ll do


  • Develop content for project management tools and supporting documents such as charters; contracts; Request for Proposals (RFPs), by planning, writing and determining deliverables, timelines and methodologies in consultation with leadership.
  • Track project progress, including monitoring and assessing financial and performance reports, according to the project plan, and report on the status of projects and any barriers encountered. Complete projects on time using appropriate project coordination methodologies.
  • Synthesize and analyze research and best practices, and draft reports, briefing documents, and processes and procedures to inform projects, policies and team decision-making.
  • Create presentation materials for a variety of audiences including health professionals, health service administrators, university students and the public and engage with appropriate partners for input and direction.
  • Provide administrative support for project(s) and their key stakeholders as required, by responding to emails, providing information and answering routine questions, coordinating meetings, preparing and distributing minutes of meetings, and coordinating general administrative support functions.


What you bring


  • A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in health or another related field and additional courses or training in the content area this role will support. Master’s Degree in Public Health, Social Sciences or other related field an asset. Three (3) years of recent, related experience in content–specific field and/or population and public health.


You will also have:


  • Strong knowledge of population and public health and health equity. Ability to review and assess literature and translate it into practice.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate and facilitate working groups and projects. Knowledge and experience in project management an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a team and external partners and to appreciate diverse perspectives.
  • Solid understanding of topics of health equity and the social determinants of health and how to apply these to projects in their portfolio.
  • 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).
  • 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 vast 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: Temporary, Full-Time (Until October 25, 2024)
Salary Range: $ 65,884-$ 94,708 /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: 655 W 12th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4R4
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Hours of Work:
Monday to Friday; 0830-1630
Requisition # 150096


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


The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) is dedicated to preventing and controlling communicable diseases and promoting environmental health for the province of BC.


BCCDC is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).


The Provincial Health Services Authority (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 BCCDC 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 sustainable 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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