Chiefs of Ontario is inviting applications for the position of Project Lead, Health Human Resources Strategy. The Project Lead will be responsible for development and implementation of a strategy to address the ever-growing need for First Nation health care providers to serve First Nations in Ontario.  Under the supervision of the Health Director and in collaboration with other departments within Chiefs of Ontario. The incumbent will be expected to coordinate a wide variety of tasks, working with the 133 First Nations across Ontario to identify gaps and solutions to address issues affecting health human resource capacity.

LOCATION: Remote; some travel will be required to COO Secretariat office (Toronto) and First Nation communities across Ontario.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Engage with First Nations in Ontario to formulate and recruit members for a cross-sectoral task force to guide the project.
  • Work with the Director of Health to develop a work plan.
  • Organize Virtual meetings and/or travel, accommodations and meals for in-person meetings as required.
  • Conduct document reviews, online research, and gap analysis of current First Nations Human Resource needs.
  • Recruit and engage culturally appropriate consultant(s) as required.
  • Draft an implementation plan and dissemination strategy in response to recommendations from Task Force and Gap analysis reports
  • Preparation of clear and concise meeting minutes, briefing notes, speaking notes, bulletins, communiqués and updates on the project progress to leadership as needed.
  • Monitor project budget with supervision of Health Director.
  • Other general administrative duties to be assigned as required.

RELEVANT SKILLS:

  • Undergraduate degree or post-graduate degree in Health, Education or Social Services.
  • Two years of related project management experience.
  • A combination of education and experience will also be considered.
  • Experience working with First Nations, PTO and/or Tribal Councils on health, education, or social issues.
  • Knowledge of First Nations culture, history, values and rights, particularly of those Nations within the boundaries of Ontario.
  • Knowledge of relevant provincial and federal health, labour, education, and workforce programs, policies and legislation, and various health career regulations.
  • Strong analytical problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent research, and written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational, budget management, & information management skills.
  • Proficiency in a variety of computer applications and social media communications.
  • Be self-directed, motivated and able to work independently.
  • Ability to travel.
  • A valid Drivers licence will be considered an asset.

Successful candidate must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

DURATION: August 2022 – March 31, 2024 (with the potential for renewal based on available funding)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled.

Send letter of application, resume and include two references marked confidential to:

Human Resources

Email: opportunities@coo.org