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Health Planning Specialist

The First Nations Health Managers Association (FNHMA) is expanding its team and is looking for a full-time Health Planning Specialist. If you are passionate about supporting First Nations health and wellness planning and are a skilled facilitator seeking to join a dynamic team in a fast-paced environment, then this is an opportunity for you!

FNHMA is a not-for-profit national professional association involved in expanding health management capacity for First Nations. FNHMA provides leadership in First Nation health management activities by developing and promoting quality standards, practices, research, certification, networking, and professional development to expand capacity for our members and First Nations.

Scope of Position

Reporting to the Director of Programs and working closely with other members of the Program team, you will be responsible for activities supporting Community Health and Wellness Planning. This includes the delivery of training and workshops that support community planning processes incorporating strong evaluation planning and the development of health indicators.

You will support the on-going development of new resources and training to support the evolving health planning needs of First Nations while also supporting the delivery of other FNHMA workshops and training.

We have a strong team approach to the delivery of all our programs and services. You will work within a team environment undertaking the following activities and responsibilities.

Health Planning Responsibilities

  • Support FNHMA’s health planning activities by contributing to the on-going development and review of guides and tools designed to support First Nations in their health and wellness planning needs. Current priorities include developing and enhancing resources and training related to strength-based indicators and evaluation processes.

  • Develop and maintain partnerships with communities, First Nations organizations and government to explore and expand training and support opportunities related to health planning.

Instructor/Facilitator Responsibilities

  • Facilitate large and small groups of adult learners in both virtual and in-person settings that reflect and respond to First Nations unique needs and contexts. This includes presenting information in interesting and innovative ways.

  • Prepare and deliver Health and Wellness planning related training based on guides and resources, creating learning opportunities for learners to learn and apply key concepts.

  • Incorporate several aspects of adult learning, using hands-on approaches, individual work, small and large group discussions, and other models as appropriate.

  • Provide support and respond to questions from students and perspective students.

  • Support FNHMA’s other training and education programs.

  • Occasional travel to a range of urban, rural, and remote locations to deliver FNHMA workshops.

Other Responsibilities

  • Perform other related duties that support FNHMA’s program and operational function as assigned by the Director of Programs.

Qualifications and Skills

  • A post-secondary degree and 5 years of related experience, preferably with an Indigenous organization, and/or training or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Currently possessing or committed to achieving, the Certified First Nations Health Manager (CFNHM) designation.

  • Knowledge and experience of First Nations health planning processes, services, and delivery in a First Nation organization, as well as the funding and regulatory landscape including the federal and provincial governments.

  • Knowledge of First Nations current and historical issues facing First Nations peoples.

  • Extensive experience in facilitating and/or instructing.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong organizational and planning skills, attention to detail and commitment to producing high-quality deliverables in a timely manner.

  • Ability to demonstrate judgement, tact, innovation, and initiative.

  • Ability to work under pressure, manage multiple deadlines and change priorities with ease.

  • Strong work ethic with the ability to work independently with minimum supervision.

  • Bilingual (English/French) as well as fluency/familiarity with Indigenous languages, is considered a strong asset.

Preference will be given to Indigenous candidates. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

This staffing action may also be used to fill any future developmental opportunities at FNHMA within the health planning/education area and therefore we encourage all interested people to submit their applications.

Salary Range: Competitive salary and benefits package. Generous paid-time off incentives.

Term: Permanent

Closing Date: April 6, 2023, at 5:00 PM EST.

Work Location: Ottawa (satellite office), remote work may be considered. Occasional travel required.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to:

Connie Toulouse

Director of Corporate Services

341 Island Road, Unit E

Akwesasne, ON K6H 5R7


Fax: (613) 319-8092

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