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Senior Director - Indigenous Cultural Safety Learning Programs, Indigenous Health, Provincial Health Services Authority

Senior Director
Indigenous Cultural Safety Learning Programs, Indigenous Health, Provincial Health Services Authority

What you’ll do

  • Provide leadership and accountability for the planning, alignment and evaluation of services within the portfolio. Ensure consistency with PHSA’s overall strategic plan, Truth and Reconciliation recommendations, PHSA Indigenous Health strategy, the First Nations Health Plan, the Tri-partite Health plan, and provincial mandates regarding cultural safety learning and training.
  • Create a learning resource center for PHSA and the province. Oversee the educational development and training team who coordinate, deliver and develop learning tools and resources for learning and training provincially and nationally.
  • Oversee the current San’yas business model including management and negotiation of contracts, monitoring of deliverables, development of curriculum, recruitment and allocation of contractors or staff with other agencies and non-governmental organizations (within BC and Canada). 
  • Identify opportunities to develop additional curriculum based on need and best practices within a sustainable business model.
  • Identify and cultivate research and evaluation opportunities based on curriculum for PHSA and its Programs and Services, and provincial partners such as health authorities, academic institutions, and regulatory bodies. 
  • Ensure resources available to the portfolio are used effectively and efficiently and that the deployment of resources is aligned with the mission, vision and strategic directions of PHSA and the Indigenous Health portfolio. Evaluate program outcomes, service performance and resources and recommend reallocation of resources to achieve established goals. 

What you bring

  • A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a Master’s degree in a relevant health care profession.
  • A minimum of ten (10) years of recent related progressive leadership experience, including five to seven (5-7) years of curriculum development experience and at least two (2) years in a managerial/leadership role; and if applicable, current registration / membership with a professional college. 
  • Demonstrated ability to relate effectively to a variety of people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Canadian colonial impacts on Indigenous people in social and health contexts, supported by significant knowledge of Canadian and Indigenous ideologies.
  • Knowledge and appreciation of the unique history, cultures, and rights of Indigenous Peoples in Canada is required.
  • Lived experience with Indigenous populations and demonstrated extensive knowledge of Indigenous health care needs, services, and issues as well as knowledge of culture, protocols, traditions, and ideology of Indigenous people and organizations in British Columbia is an asset. 
  • *Preference will be given to Indigenous candidates.

What’s in it for you

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 and development.
  • Access to more than 2,000 in-house training programs.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan.
  • 12 annual statutory holidays with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • Perks include onsite fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.

Regular, Full-Time
1333 West Broadway, Vancouver
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Monday to Friday; 0900 - 1700
Requisition Number: 96195

For more information about the role contact Linda Hand, Manager, Talent Acquisition at

What we do

PHSA’s Indigenous Health program aims to improve the health and well-being of Indigenous people, and to close the health gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous British Columbians.

Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, coordinates 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. Learn more about PHSA and our programs:

PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit, 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, backgrounds and experiences, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.