Senior Consultant, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
In accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values, and strategic directions of PHSA safety, including both patient and employee safety, is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone at PHSA. As such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position. Reporting to the Senior Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), the consultant of Diversity, Inclusion & Equity (DEI) will be responsible for leading the implementation of PHSAs Diversity, Equity & Inclusion priority actions in support of delivering on our organizational commitment for a safe and diverse workforce reflective of the communities we serve, and sustaining a workplace culture that is inclusive, welcoming and supportive of diversity.
The Diversity, Inclusion & Equity Consultant will contribute to advancing, implementing and promoting organizational and local strategy through a range of equity, diversity and inclusion activities and programs. They are the key point of contact with programs/departments and leaders across the organization, partnering to educate, advise, guide and champion behaviours and to support and incorporate DEI into core organizational systems and practices, achieving improved results from both a patient/resident/client and staff perspective as well as organizationally.
As a change agent who inspires others, the Consultant plays the roles of catalyst, advisor, collaborator and educator, working with all PHSA departments, services and programs to develop partnerships, adopt new practices and inspire others. The Consultant will bring demonstrated experience in diversity, accessibility, inclusion and equity program creation, implementation and evaluation, drawing on their exceptional communications, change and project management, learning and development, and evaluation skills. The Consultant will actively support the alignment of diversity and inclusion practices and initiatives with the current and emerging needs of the organization, including ensuring that People and Culture department increase their awareness of unconscious bias and are well informed as they support leaders within the system. Establishing baseline metrics and KPIs for the program through collecting and analyzing data, the Consultant will measure progress and impact to help drive decisions and bring creativity and strategic thinking to identify new opportunities and approaches to address systematic bias and organizational barriers.
What you’ll do
Implements the Diversity, Inclusion and Equity priority actions by engaging with teams, stakeholders and leaders
Supports team members on their learning journey related to DEI, Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism
Works collaboratively with appropriate Indigenous portfolio to ensure holistic application of culturally safe, equitable and anti-racism lens
Collaborates and engages internal and external partners through influence and relationship-building to ensure alignment between the Diversity, Inclusion and Equity priority actions and other related initiatives across the organization.
Conducts a workforce analysis to establish the baseline in order evaluate our progress in increasing the number of diverse health professionals delivering health care services, and in leadership roles.
Sources and/or develops DEI training and implements leading practices for recruitment, selection, interviewing and hiring processes.
Provides senior advisory services and consultation to leaders throughout PHSA utilizing strong communication skills and influence.
Identifies, creates and implements solutions and initiatives to address systemic bias and organizational barriers to create inclusive workplace
What you bring
A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a Masters’ Degree in diversity studies, organization development, education, psychology, sociology, business administration, and/or health administration, supplemented with five (5) to seven (7) years’ experience in program and project management, change management, organization development, stakeholder engagement, training and development, and conducting program evaluations or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Lived experience with diversity, inclusion and equity considerations.
Fosters creativity, innovation, and systems thinking in strategic planning involving cultural shifts and large scale change initiatives. Outstanding listening, collaboration and team building skills that facilitate coordination and cooperation with the demonstrated ability to lead with both courage and humility. Ability to influence and operate in a matrix organization. Ability to be resilient, flexible and creative in approaching complex problems. Ability to assess interventions, measure effectiveness and design tools to evaluate success. Advanced skills in change management education and consultation. Advanced skills in coaching and mentoring. Displays comprehensive knowledge of project management principles and methodologies and ability to coach team members on these skills. Uses well developed leadership, customer relations and problem solving abilities to lead a variety of complex, diverse and integrated services and initiatives and to achieve desired results within critical timeframes. Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with key internal and external stakeholders including management and staff at all levels, government agencies, other health authorities, and external stakeholders and others as applicable. Demonstrated excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing, with a variety of audiences internally and externally to the organization. Awareness of and commitment to learning and understanding the Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Site Report (2020), BC’s Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), and other related reports
Skills & Knowledge
Understanding of various reports including Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight Report (2020), BC’s Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), In Plain Sight, Reclaiming Power and Place Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls calls for justice, and how they intersect across the health care system.
Models and supports full team commitment to Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism.
Collaborates with peers to ensure ICS lens applied holistically through department as whole
Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC’s Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
As a strong asset for consideration, we are looking for our successful candidate to have: Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.).
What we bring
Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.
Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering opportunities for growth, development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.
Job Type: Regular, Full-Time
Salary Range: $80,935 – $116,344 /year. The starting salary for this position would be determined with consideration of the successful candidate’s relevant education and experience, and would be in alignment with the provincial compensation reference plan. Salary will be prorated accordingly for part time roles. Location: 1333 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6H 1G9 Closing date: Open Until Filled
Hours of Work: 0800-1600 (Monday to Friday)
Requisition # 139908E
As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.
What we do
The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.
Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services
PHSA is committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.
Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments’ unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey—one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.