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Manager, Indigenous Engagement, Sudbury & District Health Unit

Sudbury, Ontario
Deadline November 25, 2016

Full-time Temporary (until December 2017)
(Non-Union #16-57)
Sudbury Office
Reporting to the Director, Clinical and Family Services, the Manager, Indigenous Engagement contributes to excellence in public health practice by leading the development and implementation of an Indigenous Engagement Strategy for the SDHU.
The Manager has a deep understanding of Indigenous culture and respectfully engages with key stakeholders, assesses needs and gaps, conducts knowledge exchange, and engages in evaluation and research. The Manager is responsible for the supervision of assigned personnel. As a member of the SDHU management team, the Manager promotes cooperative planning and decision-making with other teams and divisions.

The Manager’s work is guided by internal and external advisory and steering structures and is supported by SDHU program, research, health equity, and communications leaders.

  • Strong understanding of Indigenous issues, cultures as well as local Indigenous community groups and agencies.
  • Clear understanding of current issues affecting Indigenous communities.
  • Strong awareness of Health Canada’s policies and Indigenous health.
  • Familiarity with the structure and history of Indigenous communities within Ontario.
  • Ability to assess needs of Indigenous communities and stakeholders and develop/implement new or modified services and programs with available resources.
  • Ability to communicate and relate to Indigenous people and their communities, with sensitivity to cultural and Tribal/Nation differences.
  • Extensive project management skills and knowledge of project management methods, procedures and principles.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to prepare business cases and project charters, complete risk analysis, measure performance, make decisions about staffing, prepare and monitor budgets, prepare reports and correspondence.
  • Excellent leadership, supervision, interpersonal, mediation, and administrative skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of internal and external contacts and to provide advice and assistance on matters related to the work.
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member and independently.
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills and the ability to foster and work within a multi-disciplinary team environment.
  • Demonstrated conflict resolution, facilitation and negotiating skills.
  • Excellent change management skills.
  • Fluency in Ojibwe is an asset.
  • Proficiency in both official languages is an asset.


  • Successful completion of university baccalaureate degree at minimum, graduate degree preferred, in a relevant/related field (e.g. Indigenous studies, health policy, public health, etc.).
  • Member in good standing with the appropriate professional college where applicable in accordance with the Health Protection & Promotion Act.
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience working with Indigenous communities combined with progressive supervisory and administrative responsibilities and research experience.
  • Satisfactory criminal reference check.
  • Current Ontario driver’s licence and access to a reliable vehicle.

Resumes will be accepted until Friday, November 25, 2016, 4:30 p.m. and should be sent in confidence to:
Ms. Laurie Gagnon, Administrative Assistant, Corporate Services Division
Sudbury & District Health Unit
1300 Paris Street, Sudbury, ON P3E 3A3
Email: (Microsoft Word format only)
Tel: 705.522.9200, ext. 410   Fax: 705.522.5182

Please include the title of the position in the subject line.

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