Executive Director

About The City of Grande Prairie

Grande Prairie is located in Northwestern Alberta, in the heart of the Peace Region, and is the largest city north of Edmonton. It is a thriving young city full of continuous growth and opportunity. The population of Grande Prairie is 69,088 (2018 census), with the greatest population being between the ages of 30 and 34. This population includes representation from more than 80 different cultural and ethnic groups.

Grande Prairie has been the hub of the Peace Region since the early 1900s, making it rich with the culture and heritage of its many residents past and present. Across the city, there are many ways to immerse yourself in the experience of Grande Prairie’s culture and heritage. Grande Prairie possesses several state-of-the-art recreational facilities and has a vibrant arts and culture community.

Grande Prairie has something for all those you live and work in this great city. Visit one of our many historic exhibits, check out a significant landmark or one of many other opportunities to explore the city in new ways today! To learn more go to www.cityofgp.com

About The Grande Prairie PCN

Primary Care Networks (PCNs) are not-for-profit organizations and collaborations between local physician groups and Alberta Health Services to enhance comprehensive primary care services in a geographic area. The Grande Prairie PCN (GPPCN) was established in 2010 and currently employs 57 staff & contractors to assist 51 Family Physicians working in 24 clinics to deliver primary care services in the Grande Prairie, Fairview, Grimshaw. Our mission is to provide innovative and collaborative initiatives that improve communication, increase coordination of services, and enhance medical clinic practices to better meet the needs of the community.

This position is with the Grande Prairie PCN FTE: 1.0 FTE
Status: Full-time permanent Hours per Week: 37.5 hours per week
Hours per Shift: 7.5 hours per shift Salary Range:  $93,800 – $165,000
Primary Location: Grande Prairie PCN
The Position

The Executive Director is the senior executive officer of the PCN. The Executive Director is responsible and accountable for leading the operational team in the planning, delivery and evaluation of PCN programs and services in support of the vision, mission, and Business Plan of the PCN. The Executive Director will develop and maintain strong working relationships with key stakeholders and leaders in order to provide operational leadership and oversee all related programs and services. The Executive Director establishes and maintains positive relationships with key local, provincial and national representatives and health care stakeholders including government departments and officials.

Key Responsibilities of The Executive Director Include...
  • Implementation and operationalization of the business plan through the PCN
  • Extensive collaboration with joint partners and other key stakeholders within the PCN and across the Zone
  • Leading the process of development and management of the PCN budget
  • Service program planning, implementation, and evaluation
  • Development and support of quality assurance and risk management strategies and
  • Management of a multidisciplinary team of professionals and support staff
  • The candidate should have proven strategic thinking, leadership, and business acumen, together with experience in system-level thinking, consensus building and conflict resolution
  • Five or more years of leadership and management experience, demonstrating advancement in responsibility preferred, ten or more years is an asset
  • Five or more years recent experience at various levels of the Alberta health care system is preferred, ten or more years is an asset
  • Graduate degree/education in a health-related field is preferred
  • Experience in board relationships, business operations, information technology, project/change management, financial management, data analytics, human resources, communication, and relationship building is preferred
  • A demonstrated background of building high-performing multidisciplinary teams and managing multiple stakeholder relationships will be regarded highly
Application Instructions

Interested candidates are invited to send a resume and letter of interest to officerecruitment@albertadoctors.org by Sunday September 25th; please use “GPPCN Leadership Application” as the subject line. Posting will remain active until a suitable candidate is found.

In addition, your letter of interest should answer the following in 300 words or less: Please tell us why you are interested in the Executive Director role at the Grande Prairie Primary Care Network, and why at this point in your career? When answering this question please focus on how your values, experience, and education align with the key skills and competencies required for this role.