Employment Opportunity: Community Health Transformation Regional Coordinator

June 4, 2021

Southern Chiefs’ Organization

Employment Opportunity

Community Health Transformation REGIONAL COORDINATOR

FULL TIME TERM POSITION (2) – Health Transformation

The Southern Chiefs’ Organization (SCO) requires Community Health Transformation Regional Coordinator (2). Each Regional Coordinator will be responsible for one of the four Health Transformation designated areas. Designated areas include: Western area and South area.

BACKGROUND:

SCO is a growing and dynamic regional Indigenous organization led by Grand Chief Jerry Daniels that represents 34 Anishinaabe and Dakota First Nations and 80,000 citizens in southern Manitoba.  SCO was established 21 years ago by the Chiefs as an independent organization to protect, preserve, promote, and enhance First Nation peoples’ inherent rights, languages, customs, and traditions through the application and implementation of the spirit and intent of the Treaty-making process.  

HEALTH TRANSFORMATION OVERVIEW:

SCO recognizes the need to work collaboratively to establish a new health care model where First Nation communities, leadership, and health care professionals have increased self-administration, self-determination, and self-governance authority when it comes to population health, primary care, and public health services. In September 2019, the Chiefs-in-Summit passed a resolution supporting the health transformation process, “Exercising our Treaty and Inherent Right to Health”.

POSITION SUMMARY: 

The Health Transformation Regional Coordinator (Lead) will work closely with the Southern Chiefs’ Organization’s Community Health Transformation Liaison Manager (Manager) on supporting of Community Health Transformation Liaisons (Community Liaisons) and participation in regional health system networks. The Coordinator will provide support to the Community Liaisons and health teams within their region in the Health Transformation process, a community-driven effort to “Exercise our Treaty and Inherent Right to Health Transformation” in the southern First Nations. The position will be located in the Coordinator’s home community and will require additional travel to Winnipeg to attend orientation, professional development training, events, gatherings and meetings.

EDUCATION:

  • Minimum requirements, secondary education, Grade 12 diploma, or equivalent education and work experience.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience in developing, maintaining team building relationships with a diverse group of people;
  • Experience working with Elders, Wisdom Keepers, Knowledge Keepers in Anishinaabe and Dakota communities;
  • Experience working with First Nation people at a community and/or political level including in the area of community engagement and community/organizational development;
  • Awareness and appreciation of various community values within the designated area.
  • Ability to distinguish between confidential information and public knowledge.
  • Ability to develop, write, document work plans, including ongoing adaptation, editing  and reporting;
  • Ability to build and maintain respectful and effective relationships with diverse groups, organizations, and individuals to work collaboratively and cooperatively, including good conflict management, mediation skills and abilities;
  • Ability to multi-task, set priorities effectively, time manage and problem solve, including early identification of issues/problems that may arise, with an awareness of when to elevate issues to the Manager;
  • Ability to facilitate meetings and other gatherings on Health Transformation with various groups and/or individuals;
  • Ability to communicative effectively both orally and in writing, including making presentations to a variety of audiences, ensuring material is adapted as required for the audience;
  • Experience in managing budgets and financial reporting;
  • Knowledge of Anishinaabe or Dakota languages is an asset;
  • Ability to effectively utilize Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel;
  • A valid Class 5 MB Driver’s License; with access to a vehicle on a daily basis
  • Must Provide Criminal Record Check and Child Abuse Registry Check;
  • Flexibility in Work Schedule; and
  • Travel will be required.

KEY RESPONSIBLITIES:

  • The work of the Regional Coordinator is collaborative and requires team work in both daily work and on project/initiative-based efforts, with the intent to maximize support to the SCO Health Transformation Initiative and Community Liaisons;
  • Report to Manager on progress and performance objectives and to address issues as they arise;
  • Support Community Liaisons in the organizing local community engagement activities that are integrated with identified priorities in Health Transformation;
  • Facilitate the exchange of information and ideas between all communities engaged, health partners and SCO Health Transformation;
  • Assist in the rollout of communications materials to the community working in collaboration with the SCO Health Transformation; and
  • Support SCO Health Transformation Manager in workshops, community gatherings and other events where Health Transformation information can be shared with community members.

SCO provides competitive compensation and excellent pension and benefits.  Travel is required.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATION IS: THURSDAY JUNE 17, 2021

Please submit cover letter, resume and three work related references to:

 Wilma Manningway

Human Resources and Corporate Support

Southern Chiefs’ Organization

1572 Dublin Avenue Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0L4

Fax: (204) 946-1871 Humanresources@scoinc.mb.ca

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected will be contacted for further consideration.