Organization: Fraser Northwest Division of Family Practice

Location: New Westminster

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The Fraser Northwest Division of Family Practice is seeking an Executive Director.

Are you a natural collaborator? A seasoned team leader and motivator? An innovative community builder? Do you want to influence positive change for primary care physicians and patients in the Fraser Northwest communities?

The Fraser Northwest Division of Family Practice is seeking an Executive Director to build upon our vision of a network of healthy and engaged family physicians driving primary care that is reflective and responsive to our diverse community. This position is a great opportunity to enhance strong local, regional, and provincial partnerships and promote the well-being, involvement, and leadership of physicians. You will be bringing the voice of family physicians to influence and shape responsive, local delivery of patient care.

Who is the FNW Division?

We are a non-profit society that represents over 450 family physicians covering New Westminster, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody. The Division provides opportunities for physicians to work collaboratively with Fraser Health, community partners, the Family Practice Services Committee (FPSC) and the Ministry of Health to identify primary health care needs, and to develop solutions to meet those needs in the communities we serve. We develop and deliver a suite of programs, including those that focus on long-term care, maternity support, physician wellness, recruitment, and retention, addictions, and mental health. Our culture of innovation and thinking outside the box has generated initiatives that have been scaled up at the provincial level. The Division is committed to ensuring that its programs consider the calls to action by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and the In Plain Sight report.

Who are we looking for?

Fundamentally, you have a deep understanding of the value of Family Practice within health care and know how to identify, reflect, and address the community need with a lens on strengthening community-based care. You have experience bringing diverse local and provincial leaders together to accomplish long-term goals and address the issues surrounding healthcare in our community in a way that is sustainable, tailored, targeted and effective. You will report to and have the support of an active Board. You will both maintain and develop our successful programs which support Family Practitioners while continuing the implementation of the Primary Care Network. You will bring to bear your ability to negotiate from a position of strength on behalf of the Division. Your understanding of the practical concerns of physicians and the community and how they interact is key. Your success will be driven by your proven ability to bring together, direct, train and motivate a team of 17 staff, providing effective communication and relationship-building with various stakeholders to accomplish short and long-term goals. We wish to invest in your career success and enjoyment, providing training, competitive salary, market-based benefits, flexibility and autonomy in your work that reflects our deep trust in your capability.

What Skills, Competencies and Experience Does the Executive Director Need to Possess?

This is an ambitious and engaging opportunity for an experienced non-profit leader who is committed to the advancement and support of primary health care and integrated service delivery. As the ideal candidate, you bring a collaborative leadership style, with the ability to advocate, negotiate, communicate and problem-solve in a complex, multi-disciplinary environment, with and among Board members, family physicians, healthcare practitioners and community partners. You are highly organized and can bring your interpersonal, financial, governance and strategic planning acumen to the Division table. You will have a degree in a relevant program area (including, but not limited to, healthcare and/or non-profit leadership) with over five years of progressive leadership experience. You model our commitment to work with our indigenous partners in the spirit of reconciliation and share a commitment in the journey towards Cultural Safety and Humility.

Work Environment and Remuneration

This position requires you to be living and working within commuting distance to and within the Fraser or Metro Vancouver region and requires a valid driver’s license with the ability to travel and attend meetings outside of regular working hours. We require that the Executive Director be available in person at the Division office for 3 days per month. This is a full-time, salaried position. Hours of work are flexible however there will be a need to attend early morning, evening and occasional overnight meetings or conferences. The annual salary is a range starting at $130,000 and includes a comprehensive health and wellness benefits package. Flexible work schedule to meet the needs of the members.

  • Monday to Friday with the odd weekend day required throughout the year and with notice
  • 40 hours per week
  • 3 days minimum per month from the office
  • Availability from 7 AM – 10 PM for meetings
  • Travel within New Westminster and Tri-Cities

How Can I Apply?
Please submit your application in confidence to:
Only e-mail applications with a cover letter and resume will be accepted. Applications will be acknowledged and reviewed as they are received. 

The deadline for applying is October 28, 2023. Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Interviews are expected to begin in mid to late November. Please note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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