Vancouver Coastal Health

Advisor, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Program

Job Description

Job Title: Advisor, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)
Work Site: 601 West Broadway


Start Date:



Regular Full Time

As soon as possible


Days off: Saturday, Sunday, Statutory Holidays

Salary: $39.77 - $57.17 per hour
Reference#: 164327-cmc

Come work as a Advisor, DEI with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

The  Advisor, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) will be responsible for leading the development and implementation of strategies and initiatives for VCH Diversity, Equity & Inclusion priority actions in support of delivering on our organizational commitment for a culturally safe, inclusive, and equitable VCH.
Reporting to the Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion,  the Advisor will work closely with the DEI Coalition, Corporate Communications, and Public Affairs teams to engage staff and medical staff and external partners to build awareness and knowledge around DEI, advance cultural competence, and foster systemic change and measurable outcomes through tailored programs, initiatives, tools and training.
As a change agent who inspires others, the Advisor plays the roles of catalyst, advisor, collaborator and educator, working with all VCH departments, services and programs to develop partnerships, adopt new practices and inspire others. The Advisor will bring demonstrated experience in diversity, accessibility, inclusion and employment equity program creation, implementation and evaluation, drawing on their exceptional communications, change and project management, learning and development, and evaluation skills.
Our DEI programs will reflect our shared values and key behaviours We Care for Everyone, We are Always Learning and We Strive for Better Results.


As an Advisor, DEI with Vancouver Coastal Health you will:

  • Implements the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion priority actions by engaging with governance teams, stakeholders and leaders.
  • Manages stakeholder relationships, prepares communications to stakeholders and responds to stakeholder enquiries.
  • Collaborates and engages internal partners through influence and relationship-building to ensure alignment between the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion priority actions and other related initiatives across the organization.
  • Leads the planning and development of DEI initiatives and programs. 
  • Identifies and builds strong external relationships and partnerships with community organizations and thought leaders in order to enrich the inclusion literacy and cultural competency of VCH staff and medical staff.
  • Identifies, creates and implements solutions and initiatives to address systemic bias and organizational barriers for equity-seeking groups
  • Contributes to the engagement, belonging, and retention of equity-seeking groups. 
  • Provides senior advisory services and consultation to leaders throughout VCH utilizing strong communication skills and the ability to persuade and influence.
  • Prepares evaluation reports and presentations by gathering, analyzing, and summarizing information from stakeholders, databases and research, and makes recommendations on program improvements.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.



Education & Experience

  • Master’s degree in a relevant discipline such as Communications, Public Relations, Social Sciences, Public Health, or Business Administration
  • Five (5) to seven (7) years’ experience in diversity, equity and inclusion stakeholder engagement, program and project management, change management, organization development, training and education, and conducting program evaluations or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Lived experience with diversity, inclusion and equity considerations.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Proven experience in managing initiatives with diverse stakeholder groups in complex, sometimes ambiguous and decentralized organizations
  • Proven experience in the development and delivery of diversity, equity and inclusion programming
  • Proven experience working with unionized employees and/or engaging with unions
  • Strong understanding of change management, project management and communication key principles and best practices to develop and oversee large scale change initiatives. Applies change management methodologies in the design and development of various programs, frameworks and tools.
  • Sound knowledge of federal and provincial human rights and employment policy and legislation relevant to diversity, inclusion and equity.
  • Strong project management, prioritization and planning skills in the design and delivery of diversity, inclusion and equity programs.
  • Superior writing, speaking, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • 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, meetings, and events with multi-level and multidisciplinary staff to achieve effective outcomes.
  • Plays a consultative and facilitator role for internal teams on topics such as inclusive leadership, unconscious bias, equity, dimensions of diversity, and social identity.
  • 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.

Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 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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