• Culture & Change Advisor

  • Job Description

    Job Title: Culture & Change Advisor
    Work Site: Employee Engagement Offices - West Broadway
    Status: Regular Full Time 
    Reference#: 111456-ale


    Reporting to the Manager, Program Development - People & Culture, the Culture & Change Advisor acts as an expert resource for cultural transformation initiatives across the organization, are an internal culture catalyst, initiative leader and facilitator dedicated to creating a healthy and vibrant workplace.


    This versatile position supports the fulfillment of VCH strategic priorities including People & Culture goals through interventions such as:

    • Change Management;
    • Communication;
    • Strategy and Planning;
    • People Engagement;
    • Facilitation;
    • Role Clarification; and,
    • Team Building.

    As a Culture & Change Advisor, you will work with stakeholders at all levels and inspire others to achieve goals and deliverables to facilitate consensus, consultation, negotiation and sharing of information.  You will provide support to the organization in recognizing current patterns across the system and partnering to develop and implement people-focused strategies to improve organizational capacity for change and to shift culture.


    As a go-to person for providing hands-on culture transformation support, connecting with networks of other resources in People & Culture, Employee Engagement and Operations (as needed), this role facilitates the development and sustainment of an enterprise change management strategy to enhance consistent and impactful change management practices and standards across VCH.



    • Master’s Degree in a relevant discipline such as Health Sciences, Organizational Development, Business Administration, Community Development, Sociology or Anthropology, supplemented with 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.


    • 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; and
    • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.


    VCH Management Competencies:




    You question actions inconsistent with our values

    You treat people with fairness and respect independent of their status or disagreement with you

    Performance Excellence

    You hire great people and expect great things from them

    You inspire others with your thirst for excellence

    Learning Organization

    You create an environment where people can flourish and grow

    You seek what is best for the health system, rather than the best for yourself or your group.


    Courage to Innovate

    You challenge the status quo to improve quality and sustainability

    You take smart risks and make tough decisions without agonizing


    Please note:

    • Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.
    • Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

    ***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the staffpostings.vch.ca 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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