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Competition #: 00236125


Bargaining Unit: NON-CONTRACT



Close Date: AUGUST 05, 2010*


Location: Kelowna
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Position Summary

The Coordinator, Strategic Initiatives provides strategic support for the office of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). This
position oversees and manages the flow and exchange of information, streamlines interactions with key stakeholders,
and drives initiatives on behalf of the CEO as well as convenes and coordinates policies and issues with the Senior
Executive Team (SET). The Coordinator, Strategic Initiatives identifies and manages critical issues that have public
and/or political impact and require the attention of the CEO and other SET members. This role supports and sustains
Interior Health as a high performing organization by contributing to excellent organizational performance and customer
service. This position is the key link between the office of the CEO, SET, the VP Planning & Strategic Services and the
Communications department.


1. Oversees and represents the office of the CEO in preparing for interactions with key stakeholders.
2. Ensures the CEO is prepared and in possession of materials and information required for meetings, conferences,
political engagements and other scheduled events.
3. Leads the development of strategies for all external affairs including business and community relationships and
government and legislative affairs to provide a cohesive and comprehensive perspective of the organization.
4. Oversees the flow and content of information to the CEO, SET members and executive committees to assist the CEO
in managing those relationships.
5. Oversees and coordinates integrated policy analysis and strategic consultation to the office of the CEO on major issues
affecting the organization.
6. Does the research to formulate policy and program recommendations that support and enhance organizational-wide
goals and Ministry requirements.
7. Manages within approved budgets.
8. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with employees and stakeholders that support and advance
business goals and objectives.
9. Works to remove barriers that hamper inter- and intra-department communications, in particular ensuring linkages
between and among the CEO’s office, SET members, and the Communications department.
10. Supports the development of employees throughout the organization to identify and nurture talent and new
leadership that results in improved performance.
11. Creates and sustains an environment that supports decision making, accountability and linkages at all levels in the
12. Leads and supports efforts to continually improve business practices and processes within and around the office of
the CEO and SET to maximize organizational-wide resources and achieve operational excellence.
13. Articulates changes in organizational and business priorities to staff in ways that encourage action and support.
14. Serves on and/or provides support to organizational-wide or department strategic project teams as assigned.


Masters degree in Health or Business Administration, or related field, plus five to seven years of experience in a large,
complex environment in progressively more responsible leadership/administration roles, including experience in research,
issues management and process and policy development, or an equivalent combination of education, training and


Interior Health Emotional Intelligence Competencies.

Skills and Abilities

• General knowledge of the health care system, including operations and administration in the acute, tertiary, residential
and community settings.
• Broad knowledge of administrative practices and reporting requirements in the public sector.
• Ability to engage multiple internal and external stakeholders in developing creativity and innovation to respond to
emerging issues.
• Knowledge of research processes and methodology.
• Ability to analyze complex, multifaceted issues and report on findings and recommendations.
• Effective leadership, communication, interpersonal, decision making and problem solving skills.
• Ability to leads projects and direct and oversee staff.
• Ability to make formal presentations to various internal and external stakeholders.
• Ability to plan, organize, set and accomplish objectives and goals in a complex, fast paced environment.
• Ability to work independently and in collaboration with others.
• Ability to utilize word processing, spreadsheet and database computer applications effectively.

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