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Executive Director, Barrie Community Health Centre

(Internal/External Posting)

The Barrie Community Health Centre (BCHC) is seeking to replace its Executive Director who is moving on to new opportunities after 18 years of dedicated service.

The BCHC is a mature organization which offers community-focused health promotion, illness prevention and primary health care services, encouraging personal responsibility for one's own health and that of the community.  The Centre has developed a vision to advance and balance prevention and primary care for the individual and the community to improve health outcomes, reduce avoidable use of healthcare services, and build on our communities' strengths.  The Centre supports the general population at all ages and stages of the life cycle with an emphasis on those at risk or experiencing access barriers in our community.  We are seeking a dynamic leader who will continue our proud traditions and provide leadership to a growing organization in an increasingly complex primary health care delivery environment.

You will have experience with interdisciplinary structures, understand the concept that the health of individuals and the community is a dynamic relationship, and therefore recognize and work to address the various determinants of health that are barriers to good health and wellness.

The Executive Director will provide skilled and creative leadership to guide BCHC in the ongoing realization of its missions and strategic goals. You will have experience in mentoring and supporting an evolving senior leadership team.  You are able to work with balanced scorecard strategic planning modalities and are able to expertly lead strategic positioning and planning processes. Your past experience in positioning an organization for growth and stability is proven.  Your knowledge and experience working in primary health care is strong.  As well, you have experience working in a community-based organization with a community board representative of the community served. Your duties will include the continued development of management systems and team building to oversee the directors who manage the primary health care, midwifery services, diabetes education and management, physiotherapy services, social work and counseling programs and services, and community health promotion and education.  You will be skilled in fostering and supporting existing partnerships and collaborations to help build integrated systems wherever practical.

In summary, you will assume responsibility for ongoing liaison with the Board and funders, leading the management team, developing and managing systems for human resources, program planning, implementation and evaluation, partnership development, strategic planning, communications, fundraising and public relations. You are ultimately accountable to the Board of the Directors, but also to the clients, community, staff, partners, and funding authorities. You will have academic preparation in a relevant masters level degree and a minimum of seven years senior management experience in a health related environment. A competitive compensation package is available to the successful candidate.

Please submit your cover letter and curriculum vitae in confidence by October 27, 2008, at 4:00 p.m. to

Chair, ED Hiring Committee
Barrie Community Health Centre
56 Bayfield Street
Barrie, ON  L4M 3A5

Fax:  To the Attention of the Chair of the ED hiring Committee at (705) 734-0239


If you require additional information please call Michael Barkley at (705) 924-9542.

While all expressions of interest are appreciated, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.