The Health Transformation Director is responsible for the management of the NAN Health Transformation process. The responsibilities of the Health Transformation Director include the overall planning, coordination, development and implementation of projects to facilitate the vision and strategic plan for the provision of effective and efficient services to First Nation communities. This includes; oversight and management of the administrative and human resource operations within the department; working with the Health Transformation Lead and Negotiator to provide high level coordination for the Health Transformation policy and advocacy work; strategic and resource planning to ensure effective use of financial resources; establish and maintain effective working relationship and collaborative arrangements with NAN First Nation communities, First Nation organizations, and government funders and partners.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Work by the mandate indicated throughout the Charter of Relationship Principles Governing Health System Transformation in the NAN Territory.
• Oversee and manage the effective and efficient day to day operations including planning, developing, coordinating, implementing and evaluating strategic program work plans that incorporate and facilitate the vision, and strategic goals and objectives of the organization.
• Determine program human resource requirements, supervise and manage in accordance with approved policies and procedures including identifying training needs, coaching and mentoring staff to improve performance.
• Fostering effective teamwork within the health transformation process and with other programs within the organization.
• Oversee and manage the planning, implementation, execution and evaluation of health transformation initiatives.
• Manage the program financial resources including preparing and monitoring budgets, researching funding sources and developing funding proposals including negotiating for funding.
• Liaise on behalf of the Health Transformation Lead & Negotiator and staff to coordinate the exchange of information regarding health issues.
• Work in collaboration with First Nations and Tribal Councils to provide liaison and advocacy with governmental departments and agencies on local health issues, for the purpose of resolving issues and achieving health related results.
• Schedule, convene and attend meetings as needed (portfolio, staff, health projects, committee etc.).
• Manage/oversee the planning and coordination of NAN-wide health transformation workshops, conferences and meetings.
• Develop communication strategies to ensure effective flow of communication with the Executive Council, Chiefs, First Nations people and other relevant organizations to identify changes.
• Establish and maintain effective relationships and collaborative arrangements with communities and funders, to help achieve the goals of the organization.
• Prepares reports, briefing notes, power point presentations as required.
• Ensure the maintenance of an effective filing system that ensures records of activities, decisions, progress reports, health resolutions and telephone directories.
• Work with NAN Senior management team as required to ensure efficient and effective department and organizational approach to NAN Health Transformation process.
• Performs all other related duties as required.
The Health Transformation Director will work with functional direction from the Deputy Grand Chief/Grand Chief responsible for the Health Transformation file and the Health Transformation Lead & Negotiator, with overall accountability for performance to the Chief Administrative Officer.
FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND DECISION MAKING:
As a member of the Senior Management team, the Health Transformation Director will contribute to the effective operation and overall accountability of NAN. The Health Transformation Director will participate in management and staff meetings, maintain a professional work environment and facilitate a team approach. The Health Transformation Director will have approval authority as per approved policies.
COMPETENCIES AND QUALIFICATIONS:
• Post- Secondary education in a health or related field with a minimum of five (5) years’ work experience in management in First Nation health or a combination of related education/training and a minimum of five (5) years management work experience.
• Extensive knowledge of the broad spectrum of on-going health issues and health care support systems with a solid understanding of the trends, directions and models of delivery and governance that affect health care in the NAN territory.
• Must have working knowledge of government health legislation and interrelationships with the Treaties 9 & 5 and the Indian Act.
• Leadership abilities, communications and interpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively internally and externally to develop and maintain effective working relationships.
• Solid organization and contract management skills.
• Excellent analytical and negotiation skills.
• Excellent oral and written communication and time management skills.
• Ability to execute and be a self-starter and follow through on projects.
• Strong computer skills with expertise in Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point.
• Fluency in one of NAN’s three languages (Cree, Ojibway or Oji-Cree) a definite asset.
• Willing and able to travel as required.
LOCATION: Thunder Bay, Ontario
PORTFOLIO: Health Transformation