Everywoman’s Health Centre (EWHC), BC’s first and leading freestanding abortion clinic, is accepting applications for an experienced Executive Director with strong business, people dynamics, and management skills. The role is based in Vancouver, BC and will oversee an organization of experienced unionized clinicians, physicians, and operational staff. The Operations Manager is their direct report alongside an internal clinical group. They report to the Board of Directors.
This is a great opportunity for someone to lead an organization with long-standing history in providing access to critical women’s health services in a person-focused way and to multi-cultural and immigrant patients.
Please review the Job Description for the full list of duties, responsibilities, requested qualifications and personal characteristics.
The ideal candidate is a professional individual who has strong business sense, can maintain, deepen, and live the organization’s purpose, and can juggle the demands of a busy clinic with a lean but strong administrative team. They have experience navigating and managing change and people dynamics, and work across knowledge experts to bring everyone together to achieve a common purpose.
The candidate can lead in a not-for-profit setting with a diverse unionized staff and patient roster and understands the demands of the health care sector, specifically the challenges involved in the abortion and reproductive health field. Their leadership approach is collaborative and facilitates others and the clinic to succeed. They have strong stakeholder relations and negotiation skills which will support their relationship with the unions, funders, and internal stakeholders. A medical background is considered an asset, but it is not required for this position.
For more information please contact:
Alison Marshall |
Jennifer Fong |
The Executive Director is a full-time position within a strong value-based organization. This position requires a high level of team collaboration and transparency, yet also requires significant autonomy and ability to move forward effectively on decisions. The work can involve moderate exposure to some disagreeable conditions (e.g., exposure to adverse environmental characteristics, requirement for personal sacrifice and exposure to confrontation situations).
EWHC offers a competitive total compensation package:
As a condition of working at EWHC, you must pass certain background checks under the standards set by the Vancouver Coastal Health Services Authority including an initial and recurrent criminal records check(s) and an Immunization check, including full vaccination against COVID-19.
EWHC is a non-profit society and registered charity that provides abortion and sexual health services. The organization receives its base funding from the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority. The facility is accredited by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC and the National Abortion Federation. EWHC employs approximately 30 staff and contractors, and the clinic has a unionized workforce. It is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.
EWHC provides care for all women, inclusive of LGBTQ2SAI+ individuals, and has always worked on a model of service which empowers women to participate in their own health care. The organization adheres to the principles of responsibility, accountability, and teamwork in its internal organizational structure. The interdisciplinary care team includes physicians, nurses, counsellors, and support staff. They offer the following services:
Our Vision: To be a daring and compassionate leader and champion for change.
Our Mission: To create a safer world by pioneering care that empowers and celebrates reproductive choice for current and future generations.
EWHC is an effectively run organization that provides excellent and high-quality care in a supportive, safe, and confidential setting. The staff culture is aligned to the mission and there is a consistently strong commitment to the values of the organization. EWHC holds a strong reputation and positive relationships within the community and with its partners.
EWHC is strongly committed to equal opportunities in employment and reflecting the diverse communities we serve. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all identities and lived experiences, including women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ2SAI+ community. We especially encourage you to apply if you are from a community marginalized based on race, colour, religion, nationality, social or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression. We honour the lived experiences of intersecting identities and enriches our approach to problem solving and contributes to an inclusive environment.
EWHC acknowledges, in honour of the traditional keepers of the land in Vancouver where EWHC lives, works and plays, the Coast Salish peoples–Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.
EWHC thanks all applicants for their interest in this position.
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