Community Wellness Manager

June 10, 2020 9:46 am
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The Chiefs of Ontario is inviting applications for the position Manager of Community Wellness. The incumbent will be highly motivated and provide leadership in developing and organizing the Community Wellness team. They will work within the Health Department to support Community Wellness initiatives. The manager will be part of the Health Management Team, taking direction from the Director of Health.

The Manager will focus on pandemic planning and lessons learned from COVID-19. They will also oversee public health, mental health and youth programs.

Location: Toronto

  • Position will be remote/virtual until further notice.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop a work plan for Community Wellness.
  • Develop a pandemic plan that can be utilized by the communities and develop lessons learned document.
  • Update First Nations leaders, communities and organizations on the work within the Community Wellness.
  • Build and maintain collaborative relationships with external organizations with a similar mandate.
  • Develop and submit funding proposals to implement program requirements and projects related to the program.
  • Provide leadership and coaching to Community Wellness employees, including the Youth Coordinator and the youth budget.
  • Develop and implement culturally appropriate programs.
  • Prepare communiqu├ęs, memos, briefing notes, speaking notes and media releases.
  • Participate in Health Coordination meetings, Chiefs Committees and leadership meetings as required.
  • Attend relevant meetings.
  • Ensure adherence to all Chiefs of Ontario policies, and program goals.
  • Adhere to Chiefs of Ontario financial management policy and funding requirements.
  • Oversee the Community Wellness budget and make recommendations.
  • Other Duties as assigned.

Relevant Skills:

  • Post-secondary education in related field (Bachelors, Masters or Doctorate degree).
  • Previous work in community wellness and health.
  • Public Health Experience
  • Experience in proposal development and financial management.
  • Proven management and leadership experience.
  • Experience in; strategic planning and implementation.
  • Knowledge of First Nation traditions cultures and values; understand the history and relationship between First Nations and the Crown.
  • Excellent communication skills, including written and verbal.
  • Capacity to work effectively independently and as a member of a team to complete assigned tasks and projects.
  • Strong ability to analyze problems, recommend comprehensive solutions and mobilize resources for effective implementation.
  • Must be able to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines, familiar with critical path planning and logistical requirements.
  • Must be trustworthy, reliable and maintain confidentiality.

DURATION: July 1st 2020 – March 31st 2021 with potential for renewable based on funding availability.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 17th 2020 5:00 pm EST (Application must be received by this date & time)

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