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BC Alliance for Healthy Living Society – Executive Director

 

Executive Director

Vancouver, BC

 

Employment: Contract position to March 31 2019 with option for renewal.

Hours: Flexible 3 – 4 days / week if preferred

Location: #310 – 1212 West Broadway, Vancouver

 

About the BC Alliance for Healthy Living Society (BCAHL)

 

The BC Alliance for Healthy Living is a registered not‐for‐profit society that first came together  in 2003 with a vison to improve the health of British Columbians. BCAHL’s mission is “to  improve the health of all British Columbians through leadership and collaboration to address  the risk factors and health inequities that contribute significantly to chronic disease.”

The BC Alliance for Healthy Living is an alliance in the truest sense – the leaders of some of the  province’s largest and most influential health organizations make up the representatives that  govern BCAHL and determine strategic priorities and directions.  The membership includes: BC  Healthy Communities Society, BC Lung Association, BC Pediatric Society, BC Recreation and  Parks Association, Canadian Cancer Society, BC and Yukon Division; Canadian Mental Health  Association, BC Division; Diabetes Canada, Dietitians of Canada, BC Region, Heart and Stroke  Foundation of Canada, BC & Yukon; Public Health Association of BC, Union of BC Municipalities,  and YMCA of Greater Vancouver.

BCAHL advances health promoting policies, programs and environments that support the
physical and mental well‐being of British Columbians.  Since 2005, BCAHL has provided  oversight for over $35M in health promotion programming. These initiatives have affected tens  of thousands of British Columbians reaching across BC– from the far north Daylu Dena Council  near Lower Post to Sooke in the southwest to Sparwood in the southeast of the province. As an  advocacy group, we work with government and hold them accountable to promote wellness  and prevent chronic disease.

To learn more about BCAHL please visit www.bchealthyliving.ca

 

Position Overview

 

The Executive Director reports to a provincial level Board of Directors and serves to provide advice and  recommendations on strategic directions for the Alliance and works closely with the Board on setting  strategic priorities. The ED has the delegated responsibility for all operational functions within the limits  defined in policy and in accordance with an annually approved Business Plan.

The ED’s major responsibilities include governance, advocacy, administration, communications, external  relations, fundraising, financial management and human resources.

The ED represents BCAHL and serves as liaison to government and other external groups and provides  information as appropriate to BCAHL partners and governments on BCAHL’s activities and current
policy positions.

The ED is expected to develop strategic plans and proposals for potential future roles and projects which  might be undertaken by BCAHL, as well as for future policy positions. This requires engagement of key  stakeholders in collaborative annual and long‐term planning to increase the organization’s impact.

The ED ensures the financial sustainability of the organization, seeks out new funding opportunities and  manages key funder relationships. Supervises two staff (Manager of Advocacy and Communications and  Administration Manager) and other consultants as required.

Currently, the ED is also responsible for the oversight of the implementation of the Physical Activity  Strategy for Children and Youth grant from the Ministry of Health in partnership with the Ministry and  the executing agencies.

 

Required skills and knowledge

 

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in public health, health promotion and health administration or a  related area.
  • A minimum of seven years of senior management experience including two to four years’
    experience in multi‐organizational project management.
  • Strong leadership skills with a proven record of effective organizational development.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a governing body as well as fostering strong relationships with  senior leaders in government and not‐for‐profit sectors.
  • Commitment to health promotion and solid knowledge of chronic disease prevention and health equity.
  • Proven track record of successful government relations and experience in policy‐making and advocacy.
  • Familiarity with current policy issues in health promotion and ability to see opportunities to align  with government priorities, cultivate internal champions and build political support.
  • Understanding of financial management best practices and nonprofit and charitable regulatory
    frameworks.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement successful fundraising strategies and manage key funder relationships.
  • Excellent written, speaking and presentation skills and exceptional interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to show initiative and ingenuity.
  • Skill with managing competing priorities and divergent interests of stakeholders.
  • Able to make challenging decisions respectfully and effectively.
  • Experience providing guidance, support and constructive feedback to motivate staff and achieve  organizational objectives.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, presentation and decision‐making skills. Tact and good  judgment required.

 

Compensation: 

Salary is negotiable.  Benefits include paid vacation starting at three weeks per year plus time off during  the annual office closure between Christmas and New Year’s.

Application Information: 

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter outlining their relevant experience and  interest in the position to BC Alliance for Healthy Living Society, 310 ‐ 1212 West Broadway, Vancouver,  BC V6H 3V2 or email to info@bchealthyliving.ca.

Application deadline is Wednesday January 31, 2018.  Only candidates selected for further  consideration will be contacted.  We thank all applicants for their interest.

 

 

Conference 2018: Call for Abstracts Extended until September 24th, 2018

Conference and AGM

Call for Abstracts Extended until September 24th, 2018 

 

 

 

We know, we know, September is a busy time of year. School is back in session, everyone is home from vacation, extracurricular activities start up again and you are just getting back into your regular schedule. We know you wanted to submit an abstract for our upcoming conference but between everything else you haven’t found the time and soon it will be too late…

 

Or will it??

 

We are pleased to announce we will be extending our call for abstracts until Monday September 24th, 2018! If you have research or are part of a promising practice you think is helping to foster safety and inclusion in your community we encourage you to submit your abstract for our conference, “Building Safe & Inclusive Communities: The Public Health Approach,” happening from November 15th to 16th, 2018 at the Sutton Place Hotel in downtown Vancouver. Click here or copy the link below to read the call and submit yours before it’s too late!

 

https://phabc.org/2018-phabc-conference-call-for-abstracts/


 

 

Our call for nominations for 2018-2020 board member positions is still open until 5pm Monday September 24th, 2018. If you are interested in becoming more involved with the Public Health Association of British Columbia, please consider joining our board. Being a PHABC Director is an interesting and challenging opportunity, a terrific way to build your professional network, connect with like-minded people to advance the principles of public health in British Columbia.

 

The call for nominations can be found on our website by clicking here or by copying the link below.

https://phabc.org/phabc-board-of-directors-call-for-nominations-now-accepting-applicants/

 

Don’t forget! Only e-mail applications sent to staff@phabc.org are accepted. We hope many of you will consider becoming more active within PHABC and apply for a board member position. We have had an exciting couple of years of growth and more is expected in the following years. Help us shape the future of our association and public health across BC and beyond.


We are always looking for volunteers to help note-take, keep time, support our public forum and work the registration desks. We are pleased to provide volunteers with a complimentary registration provided they complete 8 hours of volunteer work.

 

 

If you would like to volunteer, please contact Christina at coordinator@phabc.org to sign up. Preference will be given to those who have successfully completed a volunteer shift for PHABC in the past (in either the summer school or conference).


Keep checking on our events page for the most up to date information on the conference, and stay tuned for details about our public forum, happening the evening of November 14th, 2018.

Conference 2018: Early Bird Passes and Call for Abstracts close Sept 15th! BOD Call for Nominations now on

Public Health Association of British Columbia’s

Annual Conference & AGM

PHABC - Public Health Association of BC

Building Safe & Inclusive Communities:

The Public Health Approach

November 15th & 16th, 2018
Sutton Place Hotel
845 Burrard St
Vancouver, BC
V6Z 2K6

 

The final countdown is on! This week is your last chance to register for early bird passes to the premiere public health conference of the year, “Building Safe and Inclusive Communities: The Public Health Approach,” happening at the Sutton Place Hotel in downtown Vancouver on November 15th and 16th, 2018. Prices increase September 16th, 2018.

 

This two-day conference is a unique collaboration of key-note presentations, case studies and hands-on workshops designed to give attendees new and innovative solutions to a variety of issues within their communities and beyond while providing the opportunity for professionals throughout the province to meet, mingle, and learn from each other.

 

Click here  or copy the link below to take advantage of the discounted rate before it’s too late!

https://phabc.org/2018-phabc-conference-registration/ 


This week is also your last chance to submit an abstract for the fall conference, if you have research or are part of a promising practice you think is helping to foster safety and inclusion in your community we would welcome your contribution to our dialogue.

 

Click here  or copy the link below to read more about the call for abstract and submit yours.

https://phabc.org/2018-phabc-conference-call-for-abstracts/

 

While the main theme is divided into five subthemes; Violence Prevention, Community Inclusion & Literacy, Health Equity, Building Safe & Inclusive Physical Environments, and Healthy Relationships & Emergency Responses, we encourage submissions from the full spectrum of public health and endeavour to be inclusive of quality submissions even if they do not fit under our conference theme.


Our annual call for nominations for our board of directors is now on. If you are interested in becoming more involved with the Public Health Association of British Columbia, please consider joining our board. Being a PHABC Director is an interesting and challenging opportunity, a terrific way to build your professional network, connect with like-minded people to advance the principles of public health in British Columbia.

 

We are seeking individuals for a total of 10 positions including 3 executive position: Vice-President (2 year term), Treasurer (2 year term), Secretary (2 year term) and 7 Directors-at-large positions (2 year term).

 

The call for nominations can be found on our website by clicking here or by copying the link below.

https://phabc.org/phabc-board-of-directors-call-for-nominations-now-accepting-applicants/

 

The call for nominations will close on September 24th, 2018. All nominations must be posted by 5 pm on that date. Only e-mail applications sent to staff@phabc.org are accepted. A slate of candidates will be prepared and the election process will commence on October 1st, 2018 and close on October 22nd, 2018 with the results announced at the annual general meeting during the fall conference.


As always, continue checking back on our event page to keep up to date on everything conference related. We look forward to seeing you in Vancouver this fall!

 

PHABC Board of Director’s Call for Nominations – Now Accepting Applicants!

The Public Health Association of British Columbia

 

Board of Director’s

Call for Nominations 2018

Open now until September 24th, 2018

 

The Board of Directors call for nominations  is now open for the following Director positions for 2018-2020. There are 3 Executive position: Vice-President (2-year term), Treasurer (2-year term), Secretary (2 year term) and 7 Director-at-large (2-year term) positions available. Being a PHABC Director is an interesting and challenging opportunity, a terrific way to build your professional network, connect with like-minded people and advance the principles of public health in British Columbia.

 

Directors come from different professions and locations in the province. It is the Board’s hope and intention to have each major geographic area of BC represented on the Board. Directors can expect to put in a minimum 4 to 5 hours of volunteer work per month – more if you are a member of the Executive Committee, or a committee chair. Many of the Board meetings and other committee meetings are conducted by telephone conference call.

 

A Director may be called upon to undertake a number of functions. Most of these functions are outlined in the Bylawson the PHABC website. In addition, a Board member may be asked to Chair a committee such as the PEC (Public Engagement Committee), PARC (Policy, Advocacy, Research and Communications Committee), CBC (Capacity Building Committee) or to work on specific projects or issues. A Director may be asked to attend events in their area to represent PHABC. More information can also be found about PHABC on our website. If you are interested in becoming a Director you must be a PHABC member in good standing. In case your membership is expired here is a link to renew your membership. In order to complete your nomination application 2 PHABC members must support your nomination.

 

If you are interested in being a Board member, please send the completed form by email to Sarah Dyer at staff@phabc.org, she will also be happy to answer any questions you may have. The call for nominations is now open and the deadline for applying is September 24th  at 5:00 pm.

 

The Elections open and close respectively on October 1st and October 22nd @ 5 pm, 2018. Results of the Election are announced at the AGM on November 15th, 2018. After receiving your completed form, a member of the Governance Committee or one of the current Directors may will contact you by phone for more information.

 

Check out the form below and download it here: PHABC BOD call for nominations 2018

Launch of Health Promotion Canada 2018 Recognition Awards

Health Promotion Canada 2018

Recognition Awards

 

Health Promotion Canada is a non-profit organization dedicated to connecting health promoters from every province and territory in Canada, sharing tools, resources and strategies to practice health promotion effectively, ethically and comprehensively.

 

In accordance with its mission to advance the practice of health promotion in Canada, Health Promotion Canada is pleased to announce the launch of its 2018 Recognition Awards. This competition aims to elevate health promoters at various stages in their careers, and celebrate those who are making significant contributions in the field of health promotion across Canada. Individuals, organizations, and teams/groups can be nominated for one of six award categories: Rising Star Award, Mid-Career Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, Organization Achievement Award, Team/Group Award, Student Award.

 

The competition opens on August 21, 2018 and closes on October 15, 2018 at 11:59PM Pacific Standard Time.

 

Recognition Award winners will be announced at Health Promotion Canada’s Annual General Meeting via teleconference on December 13, 2018. Each winner will receive a one year complimentary membership to Health Promotion Canada, a 2018 Recognition Award Certificate, and the publication of their professional profile on the Health Promotion Canada website.

 

More information about the Health Promotion Canada 2018 Recognition Awards is described here and at: https://www.healthpromotioncanada.ca/get-involved-canada/recognition-awards/

 

 

Call for Nominations – PHABC Board 2018-2020

The Public Health Association of British Columbia

 

Board of Director’s

Call for Nominations 2018

 

 

The Board of Directors will begin accepting nominations for the following Director positions for 2018-2020. There are three Executive position: Vice-President (2-year term), Treasurer (2-year term), Secretary (2 year term) and 7 Director-at-large (2-year term) positions available. Being a PHABC Director is an interesting and challenging opportunity, a terrific way to build your professional network, connect with like-minded people and advance the principles of public health in British Columbia.

 

Directors come from different professions and locations in the province. It is the Board’s hope and intention to have each major geographic area of BC represented on the Board. Directors can expect to put in a minimum 4 to 5 hours of volunteer work per month – more if you are a member of the Executive Committee, or a committee chair. Many of the Board meetings and other committee meetings are conducted by telephone conference call.

 

A Director may be called upon to undertake a number of functions. Most of these functions are outlined in the Bylaws on the PHABC website. In addition, a Board member may be asked to Chair a committee such as the PEC (Public Engagement Committee), PARC (Policy, Advocacy, Research and Communications Committee), CBC (Capacity Building Committee) or to work on specific projects or issues. A Director may be asked to attend events in their area to represent PHABC. More information can also be found about PHABC on our website. If you are interested in becoming a Director you must be a PHABC member in good standing. In case your membership is expired here is a link to renew your membership. In order to complete your nomination application 2 PHABC members must support your nomination.

 

Positions currently available on the Board are: Vice-President, Treasurer (2-year term), Secretary (2-year term)  and 7 Director-at-Large positions.

 

If you are interested in being a Board member, please send the completed form by email to Sarah Dyer at staff@phabc.org, she will also be happy to answer any questions you may have. The call for nominations opens on September 3rd 2018 and the deadline for applying is September 24th  at 5:00 pm. The Elections open and close respectively on October 1st and October 22nd @ 5 pm, 2018. Results of the Election are announced at the AGM on November 15th, 2018. After receiving your completed form, a member of the Governance Committee or one of the current Directors will contact you by phone.

 

Check out the form below and download it here: PHABC BOD call for nominations 2018