Director, Mission, Ethics and Spiritual Health – Winnipeg







Director, Mission, Ethics and Spiritual Health – Winnipeg

Embracing tradition and innovation and inspired by a legacy of compassion and hope, St. Boniface Hospital (SBH), the Catholic Health Corporation of Manitoba (CHCM) and their Communities of Service respond to the emerging needs of our community in providing care, wellness and support that nurtures the whole person, body, mind and spirit.
As a new position made possible by the joint efforts of SBH and CHCM, the Director, Mission, Ethics and Spiritual Health will lead the establishment of a new office. This department will develop policies, training and programming that supports the internal and external needs of “whole person care” in the areas of Mission, Ethics, and Spiritual Health.
This position requires a leader who shares a deep commitment to serve, who understands or has a strong curiosity around Catholic Healthcare, and who collaborates and partners with others in the work of creating a more vibrant and healthy community. This role requires a team focused people leader who will work with and guide their team to accomplish the mission and vision of CHCM and SBH in cooperation with internal and external stakeholders.

An Overview of the Director’s Responsibilities:

  • Co-create policy direction for SBH programs and services which supports the organization’s identity, mission, vision and values.
  • Lead the mission, vision and values integration strategies for SBH, CHCM and the Communities of Service.
  • Develop in partnership with leadership, a strategy to support change management and cultural transformation initiatives.
  • Develop, design, deliver and evaluate training and education programs for healthcare providers of all levels such as front-line staff, senior leaders and Board Members of SBH, CHCM and Communities of Service.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to team members within the Mission education, Ethics & Spiritual Health portfolios.

Preferred Professional Development and Post-Secondary Education

Education, learning and development are an important aspect of this role – the Director will be a lifelong learner who is continuously pursuing their own self-development.
You have completed post-secondary education such as Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD in one of the following areas: Social Services, Theology, Ministry, Divinity, Chaplaincy or Pastoral Studies, Religious Studies, Bioethics, Ethics (Clinical, Organizational or Medical), or Philosophy.

The Experience and Wisdom You Will Bring to This Role:

  • You have extensive experience in healthcare, ideally coming from faith-based, values driven, or Catholic healthcare environments.
  • As a transformational leader, you empower your team, colleagues and the people around you to nurture compassion and to respond wholeheartedly with the utmost professionalism to those in need – whether they are healthcare providers or the patients who are cared for.
  • You have developed and implemented programs centred on compassion, health, wellness, ethics and/or spiritual care rooted in evidence-based and contemplative approaches.
  • You are an expressive and inclusive facilitator – having delivered training and coaching to individuals or groups
  • You are a collaborator by nature, engaging and soliciting ideas, dialogue and feedback from others.
  • You have strong project management skills with a solid business acumen, respect for diversity and high ethical standards.

About the Catholic Health Corporation

Inspired by a legacy of compassion and hope, with a commitment to social justice, the Catholic Health Corporation of Manitoba (CHCM) is a not-for-profit organization seeking to respond to needs in our community today. CHCM is responsible for a family of health and human service agencies known as Communities of Service. Every day, more than 6,500 people of all faiths, traditions and cultures make a difference in the lives of those who walk through our doors in their time of need.

About St. Boniface Hospital

Rooted in a tradition of compassion, hope, and healing – St. Boniface Hospital was founded in 1871 and was the first hospital in Western Canada. Led by courageous pioneering women, the Sisters of Charity of Montreal known as the Grey Nuns, St. Boniface Hospital is one of Manitoba’s largest health care facilities. Fostered by a genuine love, an indomitable faith, and a contemplative stance, St. Boniface Hospital is privately owned and publicly funded and has emerged into a leading tertiary care facility serving all Manitobans.

To submit your candidacy
Please email your resume to Annette Kohut, Executive Search at For further information please call Karin Pooley, Vice-President, Executive Search at 204-940-3939.

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