Director, Health

  • CompanyAssembly of First Nations
  • Job TypeSupervision/Management
  • Required ExperienceMust be in the National Capitol Region and available to work on a hybrid basis or can relocate to Ottawa within a specified time.
  • Job TypeContract
  • Education / CredentialsA university degree in Public Policy, Management, Health Sciences, Indigenous Studies
  • ResumeRequired
  • Cover LetterRequired
  • Application Deadline08/30/2024

Job Description

Director, Health (One year term) / Directeur/Directrice, Santé (Nomination d’un an)Health Sector / Secteur de la santé · Ottawa, OntarioDepartmentHealth Sector / Secteur de la santéEmployment TypePermanent-Full-TimeMinimum ExperienceManager/SupervisorDirector, Health (One year term)Internal/ External Full-time/ termLocation: Must be in the National Capitol Region and available to work on a hybrid basis or can relocate to Ottawa within a specified time.  Salary Range: Commensurate with experience and education.AFN offers competitive salaries, generous time off (4 weeks of paid vacation per year to start, 3 weeks of paid sick leave per year, 9 days of special leave per year), a pension and benefit plan, annual amounts towards physical fitness and professional development, and maternity and parental leave top up. Closing Date: Open until filledApplication Instructions: Interviews will be held over ZOOM. Qualified persons of First Nations Ancestry will be given preference in accordance with s.16(1) of the Canadian Human Rights Act.The AFN is dedicated to an inclusive selection process and work environment. If you require accommodation, please advise the Human Resources representative when you are invited to meet regarding this employment opportunity. Who We AreThe Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is an advocacy organization, taking direction and fulfilling mandates as directed by First Nations in-Assembly through resolutions. As a national advocacy organization for First Nations, the AFN seeks to advance First Nations Inherent and Treaty Rights through the development policy, public education and where applicable, the co-development of legislation to build First Nations capacity.The AFN was created out of a desire among First Nations leadership for a strong and effective collective advocacy organization. From this, values such as respect for human rights, diversity, justice, and the sovereignty of each rights-holding First Nation guide the work of the organization.The Role The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is seeking an experienced candidate to fill the position of Director, Health. The incumbent will lead, focus, build, develop, and motivate the Health Sector to achieve the AFN and Health Sector strategic objectives and workplans.The Director is responsible to lead the Health Sector in fulfilling the First Nations mandates and the national advocacy strategies in all First Nations Communities. Reporting to the Senior Director, Social, the Director has the following key duties and responsibilities:Leads, focuses, builds, develops, and motivates the Health Sector in achieving Sector plans, goals, objectives and priorities, including researching, developing, and delivering a strategic plan and planning process.Fosters a positive work environment.Manages the human, operating and capital assets of the Sector.Works with Human Resources to oversee the hiring of Sector staff, conduct performance appraisals, and ensure Sector employees comply with AFN policies and procedures.Oversees the Sector financial management: sector budget, proposal submissions and reporting to federal government departments.Collaborates within the Social Branch and other Sectors and BranchesUpdates and shares information internally and externally as required.Builds, develops and maintains strong relationships and productive networks with national, regional, and First Nation leaders, specialists, organizations, and communities.Establishes and maintains relationships with federal, provincial, territorial, and municipal government officials.Represent the AFN in a variety of forums, presentations, panel discussions, conversations, and meetings, related to Sector issues and matters, promote the interests of the AFN, enhance the AFN’s profile, and improve public awareness and understanding.Oversees and participates in national, regional, and local engagement sessions.Aligns Sector activities with political priorities from the National Chief’s Office and First Nations-in-Assembly resolutions.Attends First Nations-in-Assembly meetings and political rallies including Parliamentary standing committees as required.Prepares materials as required for the National Chief’s Office such as presentations, speaking notes, briefing notes, memos, and other correspondence.Participates as an integral member of the senior management team, leading and contributing positively to team strategic and tactical planning processes focusing on matters related to infrastructure.Supports milestone events, such as Assemblies and pre-budget submissions.Oversee the preparation, coordination, processing, editing and completion of Sector materials such as briefing notes, speaking notes, presentations, annual reports, reports, quarterly reports, updates, letters, memos, brochures, posters, postcards, e-bulletins, email, articles, papers, and record of decisions and minutes, invitations, workplans, etc.Oversees and participates in national, regional, and local engagement sessions.Other duties as assigned by the Senior Director.

Experience and Qualifications

Qualifications:A university degree in Public Policy, Management, Health Sciences, Indigenous Studies or a related field of study and a minimum of 5 years of relevant management level experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.Post graduate degree is preferred.Significant demonstrated knowledge and understanding of First Nations health considerationsStrong analytical skills and capability to provide quality deliverables with an attention to detail.Demonstrated advanced communications skills, both oral and written.Demonstrated successful experience working with First Nations governments and within First Nations networks.Demonstrated successful experience in establishing effective relationships with federal, provincial, territorial governments and officials.Demonstrated superior leadership skills, sound judgement, and collaborative teamwork.Diplomacy, tact, sound judgement, problem-solving, and decision-making ability.Planning, organizing, monitoring, and evaluating skills.English is the working language; however, the ability to work in both official languages or an Indigenous language is an asset. Thank you for your interest in employment with the AFN! We truly appreciate your application and will carefully review your resume. As we receive a high number of applications, we want to inform you that we can only contact shortlisted candidates. AFN may cancel, postpone, or revise employment opportunities at any time.

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