Project Manager, Strategic Initiatives, Indigenous Wellness and Reconciliation

Providence Health Care

Providence Health Care

St. Louis, MO, USA · St Paul, MN, USA · Vancouver, BC, Canada · Stanford, CA, USA · British Columbia, Canada
Posted on Friday, July 28, 2023

Providence Health Care’s Indigenous Wellness and Reconciliation team is hiring!


To learn more about the Indigenous Wellness and Reconciliation team, check us out here.


We acknowledge that Providence Health Care & the new St. Paul’s Hospital site is located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.


What does the Indigenous Wellness and Reconciliation team do?

The IWR team guides Providence Health Care in its commitment to advance Truth and Reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, informed by seminal reports like In Plain Sight (2021) and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. All of us at Providence are responsible for advancing Indigenous human rights in partnership with Indigenous Peoples, through processes underpinned by mutual respect and dignity. We also continually seek to maximize our capacity to deliver exceptional, culturally safe care to the Indigenous patients that we serve. The Indigenous Wellness and Reconciliation team is an integral part of guiding and leading this work.


Implementing innovative solutions to challenges is a key part of advancing culturally safe, identify-affirming care. The implementation of innovative solutions often involves multiple teams and services, and requires coordination and respectful collaboration.


In this position, you will be joining an exceptional, hardworking team balanced with unwavering support for one another and a great sense of humour. The Vice-President of Indigenous Wellness and Reconciliation, Harmony Johnson leads the team through a strong vision and provides flexibility and autonomy.


What you will do:
As the Project Manager of Strategic Initiatives, reporting directly to the Director, Planning and Project Management, Indigenous Wellness and Reconciliation (IWR), you will  be responsible for managing several aspects of the Indigenous Wellness and Reconciliation Action Plan, and work with other leaders across the organization to successfully implement projects. If you share our passion for advancing Reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, supporting exceptional, culturally safe care, this position is for you. Some specifics include:

  • Support development of strategic plans, models of care and frameworks and evaluation strategies to support the advancement of key IWR priorities.
  • Manage high priority projects and interventions through all stages including initiation, planning, execution and monitoring, transition and sustainment.
  • Partner with various stakeholders across the health care system – acute, long-term care, clinical, corporate etc.

About us:

Driven by compassion and social justice, we are at the forefront of exceptional care and innovation. Our organization, Providence Health Care, is a proud winner of three prestigious awards:

  • 2022 Canada’s Best Diversity Employers
  • 2022 BC’s Top Employers
  • 2022 Canada’s Top Employers for Young People

What we offer:

  • The salary range for this role is $86,398 - $124,197 per year, depending on experience.
  • A comprehensive health benefit package, including dental, vision, and life coverage.
  • An orientation session and comprehensive onboarding to all new hires.
  • A chance to grow professionally and personally, as part of a supportive team driven by innovation and the desire to address the future health needs of patients, families and our communities.
  • This position will be required to be on site at St. Paul’s Hospital in downtown Vancouver at least once a week.

Qualifications / Skills and Education

About you:

  • University degree in a related field such as health administration, public health, political or social science, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Five (5) to seven (7) years’ recent, related and progressive experience managing projects.
  • Have well-developed critical thinking and analytical skills and demonstrated proficiency in researching, summarizing and presenting complex information in various formats and settings.
  • Synthesizes, assesses, and analyzes information and applies strategic and tactical thinking, including the ability to understand multiple perspectives, to develop proposed frameworks, approaches, recommendations, briefings.
  • A good understanding of project management.
  • A basic understanding of change management principles.
  • Action-oriented, and use process to support results.
  • Effective communicator and relationship builder with a diverse group of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Able to thrive in an evolving environment.

Preference will be given to those with the following experience, but not required:

  • Have a background working in an Indigenous organization or with Indigenous peoples
  • Knowledge of BC’s health care system and Indigenous health contexts.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Works with other members of the project leadership team to establish detailed project charters, plans, and objectives to outline timelines and project deliverables.
  • Executes project plan according to project methodologies, ensures successful and coordinated completion of project components, facilitates consensus with stakeholders as needed, and ensures readiness for project implementation.
  • Tracks project progress according to project plan, monitors and reports on the status of projects and major issues/obstacles encountered. Makes recommendations regarding project scope changes.
  • Uses best utilization methods to thoroughly monitor and adhere to allocated budgets.
  • Acts as a resource to project team and staff, provides support and maintains project timelines.
  • Contributes to the implementation of effective processes to ensure project success and to assess project risks, identify risk mitigation strategies and monitor risk throughout the life cycle of the project.
  • Meets with stakeholders, explains parameters of project and seeks input from the cross functional team leaders. Works collaboratively with team members to establish roles and responsibilities, identify skills required and supports needed by the team.
  • Discusses timelines for project and directs work of team members as applicable to project. Ensures team members receive applicable orientation and/or training, provides input into recruitment, selection and performance issues and actions discipline, if required.
  • Manages and monitors project budget and liaises with the Director/Manager/Leader (or designate) on variances and/or other issues.
  • Works in collaboration with organizational and project leadership and other stakeholders to develop a process of evaluation for project outcomes, data collection and analysis.
  • Ensures accurate and timely communications to stakeholders including monitoring the communication processes between the project team, and internal and external stakeholders and introducing changes where required. Provides regular status reports to project leadership including reporting on milestones.
  • Develops briefing papers, reports and presentations, researching elements as required, to support timely decision-making and implementation.
  • Participates on a variety of committees and establishes positive working relationships in order to ensure successful outcomes and cooperation from others on the project.
  • Plans and executes handover to operational teams at the conclusion of the project.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Vaccination Flag

As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Providence Health Care must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.