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Reports to: CEO or her delegate
Salary Range: $90,000-$100,000
Closing Date: Open until filled
PURPOSE OF THE POSITION
Under the authority and supervision of the Chief Executive Officer, the Senior Director of Health Policy will implement NWAC projects and programs and will oversee, manage, support and coach the project and program staff. The Senior Director of Health Policy will be responsible for all of the Unit’s operations including advocacy and proposal and project and program development.
The Senior Director of Health Policy will work collaboratively with the CEO, Vice President of Policy, Advocacy and Engagement (VP), and NWAC controllers for overall operations and strategic planning for the Units. The Senior Director of Health Policy will also work closely and collaboratively with all NWAC units to develop policy responses to the historic and contemporary issues impacting Indigenous women and girls and the 2SLGBTQQIA communities.
The Senior Director of Health Policy will ensure that all project and program work is completed using culturally appropriate and gender-based lenses that respect First Nations, Métis, Inuit Women and Girls and Indigenous members of the 2SLGBTQQIA communities.
Policy & Government Relations
Maintain good relationships with Indigenous experts, National Indigenous Organizations (NIOs), government offices, partners, stakeholders, and members of the public;
Engage and network with Indigenous experts, NIOs, corporate/private, public and government stakeholders; and,
Perform other related duties as required
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience working with Indigenous governments or their organizations, NGOs, non-profit organizations, , government, agencies and/or health centres, facilities or entities;
Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a managerial role;
Experience in managing a diverse workforce;
Relevant experience working or volunteering with Indigenous peoples, groups, or organizations is an asset; and,
Relevant experience working or volunteering with Not-for-Profit organizations or corporations is an asset.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
The employee must have proficient knowledge in the following areas:
Strong knowledge and understanding of Indigenous Peoples in Canada and internationally, their cultures, histories and traditions;
Understanding and knowledge of Indigenous issues, and norms and standards relevant to promotion and protection of Indigenous women’s rights;
Strong knowledge of health issues and social determinants of health impacting Indigenous women, girls, Two-Spirit, transgender and gender-diverse people.
Knowledge of key issues impacting Indigenous women and girls in Canada and internationally;
Knowledge of government systems and bureaucracy with regards to funding, politics, public policy and legislation;
Knowledge of strategic and operational planning and program review;
Knowledge of leadership and management principles and practices;
Some understanding of social policy (including violence prevention and impacts, housing, etc).
The employee must demonstrate the following skills:
Strong writing and verbal communication skills in English;
Strong research and analytical skills;
Ability to positively motivate and supervise a large team and develop a strong teamwork environment;
Ability to carry out culturally-appropriate gender-based analysis;
Excellent interpersonal skills;
Ability to apply sound judgment and make decisions within the area, often on short notice;
Ability to prioritize, multi-task and organize work effectively and under pressure;
Ability to conduct research in cooperation and consultation with the NWAC Provincial/Territorial Member Associations and with diverse networks;
Ability to develop and lead engagement plans and events;
Ability to facilitate meetings; and,
Ability to carry out research, analyze data, and advance effective advocacy and communication strategies, in partnership with other policy units, under the supervision of the CEO.
The employee must maintain strict confidentiality in performing the duties of Senior Director of Health Policy. The employee must also demonstrate the following personal attributes:
NWAC strives to be an employer that properly resources and supports all employees. To that end NWAC, endeavors to provide a clean, safe and secure workplace with various support mechanisms and operational flexibility. The following list describes assumptions about working conditions:
Possible travel throughout Canada;
Preference will be given to First Nations, Metis, Inuit and women and gender diverse persons of Indigenous ancestry, please self-identify.
Interviews will be held by teleconference or in person.
We thank all applicants for their interest in this opportunity. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Accommodations will be provided at all stages of the hiring process. We ask applicants to make their needs known in advance.
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|Term||Permanent, Full Time|
|Posted||Mar 01, 2023|