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Director of Implementation - Foundry Westshore Sooke. Port Renfrew

#1 Director of Implementation - Foundry Westshore Sooke. Port Renfrew
Type: 24 month contract
Closing Date: May 27, 2024
Start Date: June 2024
Wage/Salary: $105,000 to $115,000
Location: Victoria BC (Westshore, Sooke, Port Renfrew Region)
Hours of Work: 8:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m. (with some evenings and weekends)
Job Summary: 

Foundry is removing barriers and increasing access to health and wellness services for young people ages 12–24 and their caregivers through a network of youth-friendly centres across British Columbia and online. By offering integrated mental health care, substance use services, physical and sexual health care, youth and family peer support and social services, Foundry makes it easier for young people to find support in their communities. Online resources and first-of-its-kind virtual care further broaden Foundry's reach.

Thrive Social Services is the Lead Agency. It’s mission is to provide services to individuals and families that create opportunities to build skills, strengths and resourcefulness.

The Project Lead is responsible for leading and coordinating the establishment of a new Foundry centre. This involves creating and implementing a project plan, which includes a medium-sized capital project, a clinical service model, thorough engagement with youth, families and community members, brand implementation, communications managing budgets,  and evaluation. The Project Lead works with consultants, such as architects, contractors and designers, and with stakeholders, including senior health system staff. They develop strong, collaborative relationships with Foundry Central Office staff, local partners, youth, families and other members of the Foundry provincial network. They inspire others to achieve goals and deliverables through facilitation, effective communication and addressing potential barriers to success. The Project Lead communicates with all levels of staff and management to facilitate consensus, consult, negotiate and share information.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Collaborating closely with Foundry Central Office, leads the creation and implementation of a complex, multi-stakeholder project plan, including governance structures, a capital project, a clinical service model, youth and family engagement, fundraising, brand implementation, communications and evaluation;
  • Leads the convening of local partners, including health and social services system partners, Indigenous (First Nations, Métis and Urban Indigenous) partners and youth and family advisors, forming governance groups to advise on and participate in the creation and operations of the Foundry centre;
  • Assists with the creation of a staffing model and works within a team to hire core team members; providing on-boarding and orientation. In the final phase of the contract, works with the Centre Manager to ensure staffing model is ready to opening.
  • Supervises and liaises with consultants, contractors and project coordination staff to ensure the project plan is proceeding toward a timely opening of the centre, full integration of services and fidelity to the Foundry brand experience;
  • Facilitates regular project meetings, participates in knowledge exchange calls and travels to occasional provincial gatherings, training opportunities or events and ensures relevant Lead Agency staff are involved in these activities;
  • Ensures meaningful youth and family engagement is integrated throughout the project, from the outset of planning through to the opening of the Foundry centre;
  • Using resources provided by Foundry Central Office, creates detailed project charter and project plans outlining goals, objectives, timelines and project deliverables.
  • Tracks project progress according to project plan, monitors and reports on the status of projects and major issues, makes recommendations on projects scope changes, seeks consensus and proceeds as appropriate;
  • Implements effective processes to assess project risks, identify risk mitigation strategies and monitor risk throughout the life cycle of the project;
  • Develops a budget plan that meets the goals and objectives of the project, monitors expenditures, identifies financial issues, seeks to adhere to budget or take corrective action;
  • Recommends and/or negotiates contracts for provision of goods and services as required;
  • Communicates with stakeholders, project sponsors and Foundry Central Office on the scope and status of the project, benefits to stakeholders and others, obligations, responsibilities and changes in processes and ensures questions and concerns are addressed; and
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Education, Training, and Experience: 
  • A bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline (Master’s degree preferred);
  • 7–10 years of recent, related experience in a health care setting that includes managing large-scale, multi-stakeholder projects, leading service operations and facilitating and managing consultation processes with a wide range of stakeholder groups;
  • Experience working in health, social services or integrated youth services, either in an operational management or clinical leadership role; and
  • Experience working with youth or family members with lived or living experience with mental health and/or substance use concerns.

Skills and Abilities

  • Skilled at project management and change management. Demonstrates success in the principles and methodologies and ability to coach and coordinate staff and stakeholders;
  • Effective communication skills to function within a complex interdisciplinary, cross-sectoral environment involving government, health, non-profit and client stakeholders;
  • Ability to exercise tact and diplomacy, present as a leader and act with humility when working with partners and stakeholders from across systems and with various backgrounds and perspectives;
  • Ability to respectfully empower youth and families, including individuals with lived and living experience with mental health and/or substance use concerns, to ensure their voices and perspectives remain central to the project;
  • Ability to use initiative, vision, independent thinking and creative problem-solving abilities to implement project plans and complete projects;
  • Effective facilitation, persuasion and negotiation skills to achieve consensus, resolve conflict and achieve desired outcomes;
  • Ability to work effectively under time pressure to meet deadlines, balance work priorities and resolve problems in a timely, respectful and creative manner; and
  • Functional knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, project management and database applications.

Additional Information: 


  • An opportunity to grow and develop your skill set and network
  • Salary range of $105,000 to $115,000
  • An excellent benefits package including:
    • 20 days paid holidays per year plus 12 paid statutory holidays
    • Extended Health Plan (including vision, dental and para-medical services)
  • Assistance with re-location costs possible
  • And most importantly, an opportunity to make a meaningful impact on community’s well-being

How to Apply: 

We look forward to receiving your application to help us continue our mission and fulfil our vision.  Please send your current CV and cover letter to resume@thrivevictoria.org.  Application deadline May 27th, 2024.


Our Thrive team acknowledges that our agency stands and works on the unceded Lək̓ʷəŋən territory of the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations. We also acknowledge the five W̱SÁNEĆ communities: W̱JOȽEȽP (Tsartlip), BOḰEĆEN (Pauquachin), SȾÁUTW̱,(Tsawout) W̱SIKEM (Tseycum) and MÁLEXEȽ (Malahat), as well as the Sc'ianew (Beecher Bay), T’Sou-ke, and Pacheedaht Nations and the Spune’laxutth’ (Penelekut) tribe where our work extends. We are committed to acknowledging our relationship with these unceded lands and communities, at staff and Board meetings, and during our hosted events. We encourage the evolving learning and awareness of our staff, Board, and the Thrive community, discovering and striving for meaning and personal connection within each acknowledgement.

Statement of Reconciliation
Charitable Registration Number: 810569277 RR 0001

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