Vancouver Coastal Health

Regional Director, Strategic Financial Planning

Job Description

Are you the next Regional Director, Strategic Financial Planning at Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)?

We have an exciting opportunity as a Regional Director, Strategic Financial Planning at Vancouver Coastal Health - apply today to join our team! Reporting to the Executive Director, Controller and Financial Services, the Regional Director leads in the development, planning and coordination of the health authority’s overall financial operating budget and multi-year financial plans, including overseeing the financial planning teams across the Communities of Care (CoC’s) and regional programs/services.


As the Regional Director, Strategic Financial Planning you will:

  • Provide health authority-wide leadership to support strategic projects and initiatives, oversee Vancouver Coastal Health’s (VCH) financial performance management initiatives, and represent VCH Finance at regional and provincial tables.
  • As a member of the senior VCH Finance leadership team, plan, implement and evaluate related resources in support of the strategic and operational needs of VCH, as well as informs the development of the strategies and goals to ensure the optimum delivery of appropriate financial services for VCH.
  • Work closely with senior executive leaders and leaders across VCH as well as representatives from other Health Authorities, Health Shared Services BC/PHSA, and provincial government ministries to understand directives, and support in policy revision and development.
  • Represent VCH and its entities’ interests in discussions and/or negotiations with government, other external organizations and agencies providing or requiring support services from the organization.


Who we are:

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver's North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Sunshine Coast, and the Central Coast (Bella Bella and Bella Coola.) At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. At our core, we are a people-focused organization where entrepreneurial spirit runs deep, and opportunity exists for all those who see themselves in the transformation of health care as we know it.



Who you are:

Experienced leader:  you bring progressive leadership experience in the area of financial planning and business operations support in a complex environment that has several business lines/cost centres or programs/services provided to a certain population. Experience with reporting, forecasting, financial planning and analysis are key.

Strategic:  you’re a big picture thinker with the intellectual depth and experience to lead and influence change in a multi‐stakeholder setting.

Business & Financial Acumen:  you can assess the impacts of implementing certain financial strategies into the business. Very knowledgeable on financial planning and analysis tools. Skilled with developing effective reporting tools to be able to ensure accurate and regular information to the organization.

Results Orientation: Enthusiastic, energetic; goal-oriented. Has the interest and determination to meet the challenges of sustaining the delivery of health care. Feels personally accountable for achieving outcomes. Ability to energize others to deliver results.

Personal Style/Values: Collaborative, creative, and genuinely cares. Brings a mindset of growth. Has a reputation for integrity, transparency, resilience and desire to develop others. Respectful and empathetic; always looks for solutions to be able to move initiatives forward.


Questions? Feel free to reach out to one of the members of our team – Ashley Dawson –


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