Employment Opportunity: Director of Health Transformation


Southern Chiefs’ Organization

Employment Opportunity





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

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

SCO is looking for a visionary, accomplished, results-oriented professional to be its next Director of Health Transformation. The successful candidate will be an innovative thinker with extensive operational and administrative experience who thrives in a complex environment and can work collaboratively to move ideas into action. SCO is looking for an exceptional team builder and people person to join our growing team!


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related area of study
  • Project Management Designation an asset
  • Master’s degree an asset
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered


  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in health sector
  • Minimum of five (5) years of management experience
  • Demonstrated successful leadership experience including strategic and tactical skills
  • Experience working with multi-sectoral partnerships within and beyond the health services sector
  • Knowledge and awareness of current First Nation health systems and traditional healing practices and of health programs within First Nations communities
  • Experience in administrative and financial management
  • Experienced team builder with ability to work collaboratively with internal employees and external stakeholders
  • Knowledge of change management processes and strategies
  • Exceptional organizational and problem solving skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including analytical skills and the writing of reports at both lay and technical levels
  • Ability to speak Dakota or Ojibway language an asset
  • Proficiency in the use of computers (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook)


  • Reporting to the Director of Operations, lead Health Transformation from strategic engagement and planning to implementation and evaluation
  • Establish strong working relationships with project partners, including First Nation leadership, Health Directors, communities, health care system leaders, RHAs, and governments
  • Support the development of health transformation community engagement discussion and ratification documents, work plan and funding proposals, negotiation packages, and communication materials
  • Implement an evaluation of the project initiative
  • Supervise staff including the development of individual work plans and performance agreements
  • Contribute as an active member of the SCO Senior Management Team
  • Travel will be required


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

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.