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Manager Indigenous Health

Position: Manager, Indigenous Health
Reports to: National Director, Indigenous Health
Department: Mission - Health Promotion
Location: Any province (working from a H&S provincial office)
Status: Permanent; Fulltime

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The opportunity

We are looking for a seasoned collaborator who can focus on building internal stakeholder relationships and organization-wide cultural competence, while employing strong project management and cross-functional team building. This position will significantly contribute to the achievement of the goals in our Indigenous Health Strategy.

Key responsibilities

• Collaborate with project teams involved in implementing key programs of the Indigenous Health Strategy
• Liaise with H&S provincial teams to provide expertise and direction on implementation of the Indigenous Health Plan at local/regional levels.
• Collaborate with cross-functional leads from various teams (i.e. Marcomm, etc) to identify ways of building awareness, understanding, and support for the key program of the Indigenous Health Strategy across the organization.
• Collaborate with Human Resources to provide subject matter expertise and direction in the development, implementation of an Indigenous cultural orientation program for H&S staff.
• Collaborate with Fund Development teams to guide and provide advice on how to write funding proposals and conduct meetings specific to Indigenous Health.
• Collaborate with MarComm and the Health Information team to ensure Indigenous audiences, patients and care-givers, and communities are included/reflected in H&S materials and programs/projects.
• Liaise with external stakeholders.
• Prepare and present regular updates on the progress of the Indigenous Health Strategy for senior leadership (as required).
• Collaborate with the Director, Research and Knowledge Exchange and Sr. Manager, Research Programs to inform and provide input and expertise on policies and practices as it pertains to Indigenous research initiative(s).



• University or College degree in Science, Social Sciences, Health Promotion, or a related field.

Experience and Skills
• Minimum five years’ experience of progressively responsible work experience in public health, health promotion, and/or chronic disease prevention with a minimum of three years’ experience in the NGO sector.
• Extensive and deep knowledge of and direct experience with Indigenous culture and cultural practices.
• Demonstrated experience in project/program management, budget planning, and staff management.
• Awareness and understanding of Indigenous health and social issues.
• Knowledge of public health/health promotion theory, practice, and programs.
• Effective written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to influence and deal with conflicting points of view
• Ability to work with and facilitate diverse groups of people across organizational boundaries and different levels of responsibility.
• Ability to synthesize, translate and communicate scientific, policy, health and social issues-related information.
• Knowledge of Microsoft operating systems and software.


If you have the qualifications and share our passion for our mission, we invite you to forward your resume, cover letter and salary expectations to We offer comprehensive benefits including pension, dental and medical coverage.

This posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

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We thank all applicants for their interest however, due to volume, we can only contact those selected for interviews.

Candidates from diverse groups are encouraged to apply. We are committed to fostering an inclusive, barrier-free and accessible environment. If you have been contacted for an interview and require an accommodation due to disability to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please advise and we will work with you to meet your needs.

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