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Director of Approaches to Community Wellbeing, Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority

Sioux Lookout, Ontario
Deadline December 9, 2015

Internal/External Posting
Full Time Position    
Location: Sioux Lookout, Ontario
The Director of Approaches to Community Wellbeing will provide leadership to ensure program objectives are met through overall planning, development, implementation, effective service delivery, collaboration, and through evaluation of program activities.  This position will manage all staff and oversee consultants.

The Approaches to Community Wellbeing is a regional resource to 31 First Nations Communities.  The Approaches to Community Wellbeing provides expertise, support, services, and programming in public health to the region.  The program also supports communities in the development, implementation, and monitoring of their own Approaches to Community Wellbeing.

Requirements and Experience:

  • Master’s Degree in a health related field, with a specialization in Public Health or Health Administration.
  • 2 years direct work experience in a project management capacity, including all aspects of process development and execution
  • Certification in project management is desired
  • 2 years’ experience managing staff, relevant certification is desired.
  • Understanding of Public Health Systems (including Health Promotion and Protection Act and the Ontario Public Health Standards), and First Nations health systems
  • Extensive knowledge of epidemiology, statistics, social determinants of health, healthy public policy, health promotion strategies, research methodology, public health concerns, program planning, implementation, and evaluation
  • Experience working both independently and in a team-orientated, collaborative environment is essential
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Experience in conducting research into project-related issues and products
  • Strong leadership and supervisory skills
  • Facilitating skill
  • Experience managing budgets and fulfilling reporting requirements to funders
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Ability to develop and maintain respectful/cooperative relationships with First Nations people, communities, service stakeholders, and health care providers to promote an integrated seamless delivery of service
  • Ability to communicate in one of the First Nations dialects within the Sioux Lookout Zone an asset
  • Must be willing to travel
  • Must be willing to relocate and live in Sioux Lookout (or within a daily commuting distance)


  • Oversee the transition and implementation of the Approaches to Community Wellbeing
  • Work closely with the Associate Medical Officer of Health to provide Community Wellbeing services to the 31 communities
  • Provide oversight and direction to employees and consultants of the Approaches to Community Wellbeing in accordance with program objectives, job and productivity expectations, and organizational policies and procedures
  • Monitor overall operational, budgetary, financial responsibilities and activities
  • Liaise with leadership, frontline workers, health care providers and other service workers in communities to collaboratively strategize means to tackle priority issues related to public health/community wellbeing
  • Sit on any relevant Community Wellbeing working groups or advisory committees.
  • To coach, advise and appraise employee job results
  • Manage the preparation, maintenance, and submission of all correspondence, program reports and briefing notes
  • Plan, develop and implement systems that perform the work and fulfill the goals of the program efficiently and effectively
  • Work with Human Resources staff to recruit, interview, select, hire, and employ an appropriate number of employees to enhance the Approaches to Community Wellbeing
  • Program development and promotion
  • Facilitate delivery of services to support communities in their capacity development to address priority issues
  • To participate and direct delivery of training and educational activities for all communities
  • Provide assistance when required and any other duties assigned

Please send cover letter, resume, three most recent employment references and an up-to-date Criminal Reference Check to:

Human Resource Department
Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority
P.O. Box 1300, 61 Queen Street
Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1B8
Phone: (807) 737-1802
Fax: (807) 737-2969

Closing Date: December 9, 2015 at 4:30 p.m.

No resumes received after this time will be accepted.

The Health Authority wishes to thank all applicants in advance. However, only those granted an interview will be contacted.

For additional information regarding the Health Authority, please visit our Web-site at

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