Employment Opportunity: Health Transformation Project Coordinator

 

Southern Chiefs’ Organization

Employment Opportunity

 

HEALTH TRANSFORMATION PROJECT COORDINATOR

 

 

The Southern Chiefs’ Organization (SCO) requires a Health Transformation Project Coordinator for an ongoing position based on annual funding.

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”.

Through a community-driven process, Health Transformation is working with all orders of government to create a new First Nations health governance structure that is representative of, and accountable to, First Nation communities. First Nations will assume control and be responsible for the design and delivery of all community-based health services at the community level. This includes:

  • Enacting policies
  • Creating Community Wellness Plans with full range of Community-Based Health Care Services available to community members
  • Identifying evaluation, research, and data systems
  • Identifying results
  • Allocating resources
  • Establishing service standards
  • Training/recruiting a wide range of Health Human Resources
  • Identifying health capital resources

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Humanities, Science, Indigenous Studies, or Health Studies
  • Project Management Designation an asset
  • Master’s degree an asset
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in project management
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience managing staff
  • Demonstrated successful leadership and program coordination experience
  • Writing of reports at both lay and technical levels
  • Working with multi-sectoral partnerships within and beyond the health services sector
  • Knowledge of health programs within First Nations communities and partners
  • Knowledge and awareness of current First Nation health systems and traditional healing practices
  • Experience in and knowledge of data collection systems/evaluation methods
  • Experience in developing and implementing community engagement strategies, designs and planning, particularly working with First Nation communities
  • Experience in administrative and financial management
  • Leadership and team building experience
  • Knowledge of change management processes an asset
  • Exceptional organizational and problem solving skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including developing toolkits and community engagement resources
  • Excellent networking skills
  • Excellent analytical and proposal writing skills
  • Ability to speak Dakota or Ojibway language an asset
  • Proficiency in the use of computers (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook)

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support the Director, Health Transformation in all implementation activities associated with the SCO Health Transformation Initiative
  • Supervise staff including the development of individual work plans and performance agreements
  • Establish on-going working relationships with project partners, third party research organizations; and participate on committees, working groups, and initiatives
  • Support the development of health transformation community engagement discussion and ratification documents, work plan and funding proposals, negotiation packages, and communication materials
  • Prepare and implement an evaluation of the project initiative
  • Travel will be required

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATION IS: 4:00 PM JUNE 5, 2020 CST
Please submit cover letter, resume and three work related references to:
Director of Operations
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. Preference will be given to qualified First Nation candidates.