Vancouver Coastal Health

Change Management Specialist - Advisor

Job Description

Job Title: Change Management Specialist - Advisor
Work Site: HR - 601 W Broadway 10th fl


Start Date:



Temporary Full Time

As soon as possible until approximately September 2022


Days off: Saturday, Sunday, Statutory Holidays

Reference#: 155901-cmc


Come work as a Change Management Specialist - Advisor with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Change Management Specialist - Advisor to join the Talent and Culture team. Apply today to join our team!


As a Change Management Specialist - Advisor with Vancouver Coastal Health you will:

  • Provide advice to leaders and teams on change management strategies and tactics to support people side of change. This includes just-in-time consultation with leaders across VCH, from acute to community sectors, from rural to urban areas.
  • Support change management and change leadership capability building across the organization through facilitating online workshops and sharing leading practices.
  • Provide hands-on change management support to People team priority projects & initiatives.
  • Enable change management and change leadership capability building for the organization through providing education in change management, and creation and sustainment of consistent tools and resources to promote a common language.
  • Act as an expert advisor for change management to health service delivery and health and human resource initiatives across the organization.
  • Support the fulfillment of VCH strategic priorities including People team goals through interventions such as change management, incorporating aspects of communication, strategy and planning, people engagement, facilitation, role clarification, and team building.
  • Work with stakeholders at all levels and inspire others to achieve goals and deliverables to facilitate consensus, consultation, negotiation and sharing of information.
  • Partner to develop and implement people-focused strategies to improve organizational capacity for change and to shift culture.
  • Be the go-to person for providing hands-on change management support, connecting with networks of other resources in People team, Operations, and other partners as needed.



Education & Experience

  • Master’s Degree in a relevant discipline such as Health Sciences, Organizational Development, Business Administration, Community Development, Sociology or Anthropology.
  • Seven (7) years’ recent, related experience in project management, change management, facilitation, organizational development, stakeholder engagement and training and development of staff or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Prosci Certification preferred.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Provides senior advisory services and consultation to leaders throughout VCH utilizing strong communication skills and the ability to persuade and influence.
  • Utilizes change management, project management and communication principles and best practices to develop and oversee change initiatives.
  • Applies change management methodologies in the design and development of various programs, frameworks and tools.
  • Applies comprehensive knowledge and skill in change management, stakeholder engagement, communication and project management as well as an understanding of health care disciplines and networking abilities to provide high level advisory.
  • Maintains current knowledge of new developments, trends and research in change management, organizational behavior, communication and recommends/implements best practices accordingly.
  • Applies superior judgment and political expertise to communicate sensitive information to, and collaborate with, a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Uses superior team building, problem solving, and conflict resolution skills to facilitate critical thinking and problem resolution.
  • Fosters creativity, innovation, and systems thinking in strategic planning involving cultural shifts and large scale change initiatives.
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate workshops and meetings with multi-level and multidisciplinary staff to achieve effective outcomes.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

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



VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. 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. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

  • Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan
  • Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
  • Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
  • Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
  • Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff


Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

VCH is proud to be recognized as a Best Place to Work in Canada in 2021 by Glassdoor and Forbes.


Please note: The duration of this temporary position is until approximately September 2022.

Please note that a resume is required to apply to this posting.

Hours of Work may vary due to project requirements.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***

Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.


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