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Vancouver Coastal Health

Talent Development Lead

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Job Description

Come work as a Talent Development Lead with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!


Reporting to the Director, Talent Development and Career Pathways, the Talent Development Lead initiates and oversees high-visibility projects that will shape Vancouver Coastal Health’s talent development strategy to recruit retain and grow talent, impact people productivity and deliver analytics and project insights across the organization. Partners with clinical operations leaders to drive aspects of assigned talent development projects and leverage strategic analytical skills with a foundation in people-centric design principles to develop forward-looking approaches for enhancing people attraction, recruitment, onboarding, development, and retention. Collaborates with peers and partners including talent acquisition, people analytics, work design, clinical education, and professional practice leaders with a broad focus to solve talent development challenges across VCH. Identifies opportunities for talent development and organizational improvement, plans and executes improvement initiatives, evaluates project performance, and provides subject matter consultation in talent development. Works with internal and external partners at all levels and inspires others to achieve goals and deliverables through facilitation and effective communication. This work is framed within VCH’s commitments to our pillars of Indigenous Cultural Safety, Anti-Racism, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and Planetary Health.


As a Talent Development Lead with Vancouver Coastal Health you will:

  • Develop and drive strategies and tactics based on data and analysis to improve and scale talent acquisition and talent development practices and processes. Facilitate the integration of the strategic initiatives and forecasting processes across operational units.
  • Develop and drive initiatives endorsed by the Provincial Health Human Resources Coordination Centre including new entrant and earn and learn programs.
  • Develop action plans to implement talent development strategies and metrics for assessing strategic progress and improvements across the employee life cycle and employee value proposition (including Attraction, Recruitment, Onboarding, Development, Retention, and Exits), talent management and development, technology enhancements, systems solutions, and organizational education pathways.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert and partner with operations leaders and cross-functional colleagues in other people teams, clinical education and professional practice to create, implement, monitor and fully leverage capabilities of talent development strategies and solutions.
  • Communicate with all levels of management within the CoC and/or across VCH to facilitate consensus, consult, negotiate and share information.
  • Liaise with consultants, vendors and other health care entities and other external agencies, including the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Post Secondary Education and Future Skills.
  • Develop and refine executive briefing and business cases, key performance metrics, and reporting strategies and processes to support the organization’s talent development strategies.
  • Establish detailed project charters, plans, and objectives. Develop project budgets aligning with operational demands and environmental and resource constraints. Lead project teams and use best practice methodology to thoroughly monitor and adhere to allocated budgets and people resources.
  • Maintain ongoing support for initiatives from project sponsors and user groups, keep partners aware of project status and ensures effective communication channels are in place.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.



Education & Experience

  • Degree (Master’s preferred) in a relevant field such as Health Services Administration, Human Resources, Business Administration or relevant health care discipline.
  • Seven (7) to ten (10) year's recent, related experience that includes leading projects and change initiatives with organizational impact, and facilitating and managing consultation processes with a wide range of internal and external partners.
  • Current registration with relevant professional College/Association, if applicable.
  • Excellent communication skills to function within a complex interdisciplinary environment.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Success in working effectively at senior management levels to impact and influence decision making
  • Initiative, vision, independent thinking and creative problem-solving abilities to implement strategic initiatives.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of project management principles and methodologies and ability to coach team members on these skills.
  • Change management, team leadership, and influencing decision-making at the individual, group, and organizational level
  • Broad knowledge of patient care delivery systems in primary, acute and community settings.
  • Effective facilitation, persuasion and negotiation abilities to achieve consensus, resolve conflict and achieve desired outcomes.
  • Works effectively under time pressure to meet deadlines, balance work priorities and resolve problems in a timely manner.
  • Develops and maintains strong relationships with key internal and external partners to promote and enhance services provided with sensitivity to diversity and Indigenous lens.
  • Practices the recognition, inclusion and support of all types and aspects of diversity at all stages of engagement, with an understanding of the issues faced by people from equity-deserving groups.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

Closing Statement

The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes. Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.

As per the current Public Health Orders, as of October 5, 2023, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have received a single dose of the most-recent, updated COVID-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination status will be required.


VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and 'going first' when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

• Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan
• Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
• Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
• Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
• Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2024.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

About Vancouver Coastal Health

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is one of five regional health authorities that work under the Ministry of Health together, with the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) and the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA), to provide high-quality, appropriate and timely health services to British Columbians. VCH is a world-class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering care to more than one million B.C. residents living in Vancouver, the North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky corridor, Sunshine Coast and the Central Coast. We are dedicated to providing exceptional care across the full continuum in areas including public health, primary care, acute services, community-based long-term care and home health, mental health, substance use, and research. We are an organization fully committed to supporting healthy lives in healthy communities with the robust resources of more than 27,000 staff, 3,200 medical staff, 13 hospitals, 55 long-term care and assisted living sites, a number of urgent primary care centres, and 17 community health centres.


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Application closing date is 2024-06-23

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