• Position: Executive Director of Corporate Services
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  • Organization: College of Pharmacists of British Columbia
  • Website: www.bcpharmacists.org
  • Location: Vancouver
  • Term: Permanent; full-time
  • Posting Date:
    June 21, 2022
  • Deadline to Apply: July 8, 2022
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    Founded in 1891, the College of Pharmacists of British Columbia is located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓ əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱ wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh). The College is a BC health regulatory body and is a vital link in the chain of trust between patients, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. The College’s job is to protect public health by licensing and regulating pharmacists and pharmacy technicians and the pharmacies where they practice. The College is responsible for making sure every pharmacist and pharmacy technician in BC is fully qualified and able to provide the public with safe and ethical pharmacy care.

    Achieving Excellence Canada’s Gold Certification further establishes the College as a modern, relevant and progressive organization, which is able to continue to fulfill its duty to protect the public within an ever-changing provincial health landscape. The College believes in integrity, transparency, and excellence. As part of our team, you can expect to be treated professionally and with respect. We strive to work hard as a team to succeed, while supporting our staff in achieving a healthy worklife balance.

    To learn more about organizations that protect the public through licensing and professional regulation, visit the Canadian Regulatory Guide.

    Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment

    As the College is committed to making our health system more culturally safe for Indigenous Peoples of First Nations, Inuit, or Métis ancestry, we welcome and encourage their applications. We are committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. The College seeks to attract, retain, and develop a qualified, capable, and diverse workforce that represents our communities. We are committed to employment equity by ensuring all human resource practices comply with the provisions of the Human Rights Code, address unintentional bias and are impartial, fair and honest. We believe that every individual should receive fair treatment and is provided with the appropriate resources and opportunities. The College also fosters a welcoming, inclusive, and respectful environment where ongoing diversity, equity and inclusion learning and training are offered; cultural and social awareness are provided; and religious observances are acknowledged.

    About the Role

    Reporting to the Registrar/CEO, the Executive Director of Corporate Services participates as a member of the Executive Team, to contribute to the overall organizational strategy and oversees all operational aspects of the College. This includes facilities, finance, human resources, information technology and risk management. The role is responsible for formulating and leading the financial and risk management strategies as well as other strategies in relation to the operations of the organization.

    Based in Vancouver, the successful candidate is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 7 years of leadership/senior management experience in operations or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The ideal candidate has exceptional leadership skills and has an ability to lead in a complex environment with multiple partners and to build a high performing team. It would be an asset for the Executive Director of Corporate Services to have a Canadian Risk Management (CRM) designation and/or a Master of Business Administration.

    Essential Duties
    • Works with the Executive Team to contribute short and long-term strategies and operational plans for the execution of the College’s operational strategy.
    • Develops and leads the execution of strategies that support operations and oversees the implementation of organization-wide operational processes, systems, and practices.
    • Oversees the operational aspects of the implementation of the current Strategic Plan.
    • Oversees the corporate performance management strategy; develops systems and measures that appropriately assess organizational and operational performance; and reviews progress to ensure achievement of targets.
    • Leads and supports organizational change and communicates the College’s vision and strategy to ensure each employee understands their role in achieving the College’s objectives.
    • Works with the Management Team to create and propose the annual operating and capital budgets for operations and all departments to the Board.
    • Analyzes financial reports and presents information to the Management Team and Board.
    • Supports the Audit and Finance Committee of the Board.
    • Oversees finance, including the execution of accounting practices related to accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll and internal controls; ensures accuracy and timeliness; and monitors cash flow and investments.
    • Oversees the annual external financial audit process and liaises with auditors.
    • Oversees the procurement process and is responsible for the acquisition of quality goods and services in support of the operations of the College.
    • Recognizes and identifies potential threats to operational efficiency and financial stability of the organization.
    • Working with the management team, develops risk related plans, inclusive of business continuity plans, and formulates strategies to minimize and mitigate risks.
    • Keeps abreast of emerging risks and ensures implementation of controls are effective in minimizing any potential risk to the organization.
    • Leads the College’s enterprise risk management program; understands, implements and mitigates key elements of the College’s risk register; and reports risk management to the Board.
    • Oversees information technology, ensuring that ongoing IT needs are identified and met, including long term planning and budgeting.
    • Oversees human resources management, including workforce planning, compensation and benefits, recruitment, orientation, and HR policies and procedures.
    • With the Registrar/CEO and HR Manager, negotiates with the union on contract-related matters and acts as the employment relations expert.
    • Oversees security and building/premises operations.
    • Represents the College on the Joint Venture Management Committee with the College of Dental Surgeons BC and manages all aspects of the joint-venture as it relates to our College.
    • Participates on committees as required and represents the interests of the College.
    • Manages direct reports, sets performance targets and measures, monitors and manages overall performance of the team, and takes corrective action where necessary.
    • Supports the Registrar/CEO in the leadership and operational management of the College.
    Qualifications, Skills and Knowledge
    • Chartered Professional Accountant designation with over 7 years of relevant work experience in a leadership/senior management role (or an equivalent combination of education and experience)
    • Specialization gained through education or previous experience in facilities, finance, human resources, information technology, and risk management
    • Canadian Risk Management (CRM) designation an asset
    • Master’s degree in Business Administration an asset
    • Experience working in a regulatory/professional organization an asset
    • Demonstrated knowledge of principles, practices and legislation relating to human resources management, financial management, information technology management, and security and risk management
    • Strong written communication skills and verbal communication skills, including demonstrated proficiency in delivering presentations to external partners
    • Strong digital acumen, including demonstrated knowledge of adopting or using appropriate technologies
    • Demonstrated proficiency in using appropriate techniques to facilitate effective change management
    • Exceptional leadership skills with an ability to lead in a complex environment with multiple partners and to build a high performing team
    • Exceptional partner engagement abilities with a commitment to building an effective and dynamic organizational culture
    • Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships
    • Ability to maintain tact when dealing with a diverse group of people with different personalities
    • High level of situational awareness
    • High level of emotional intelligence with an ability to be understanding and manage own emotions
    • Ability to be approachable and actively listen
    • Ability to be objective, act fairly and decisively, and is comfortable making difficult decisions
    • High level of integrity, diplomacy and discretion when working with confidential and/or sensitive information
    • Ability to use a common sense approach and demonstrate sound judgement
    • Ability to deliver results under pressure
    • Strong ability to be intellectually thoughtful in creating solutions
    • Commitment to continual learning and a drive for intellectual curiosity to innovate and improve
    Salary and Benefits

    The College provides a total rewards program that includes competitive compensation, extended healthcare, a defined benefit pension plan and other benefits. We offer opportunities for personal and professional growth; provide flexibility; strive for work-life balance; and provide an excellent and dynamic work environment where innovation, teamwork and creativity are highly valued.  

    How to Apply

    The College offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities to take part in the selection process. Please let us know if an accommodation is required when you are contacted about an interview and/or assessment. All information in relation to accommodation is kept confidential.

    Please submit a cover letter and resume to hr@bcpharmacists.org by end of day Friday, July 8, 2022.  References, education and professional credential verifications, and a criminal record check may be required for all final candidates.

    *Please note that applications will not be kept on file and only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.