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Special Advisor Indigenous Affairs

Company: Public Health Sudbury & Districts
Job Type: Temporary Full Time
Salary Range: $85,612.80 - $97,861.40
Posting Closes: January 22, 2021
Start Date: as soon as possible
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Employment opportunity: Special Advisor, Indigenous Affairs (Foundational Standards Specialist) - Full-time Temporary (up to June 4, 2021 with possibility of extension) – Recruitment #20-066 (Non-union)

Division: Knowledge and Strategic Services

Location: Main Office, 1300 Paris Street, Sudbury, ON (remote work is possible)

Salary: $85,612.80 - $97,861.40/annually

Position summary:

Based in the Knowledge and Strategic Services Division and reporting to the Manager, Health Equity, the Special Advisor has a deep understanding of Indigenous culture and leads the Indigenous engagement portfolio, advising at a senior organizational level, including the Medical Officer of Health.

The Special Advisor contributes to excellence in public health practice and is responsible for implementing the agency’s Indigenous engagement strategy, through respectfully engaging with key stakeholders, assessing strengths, needs and gaps, conducting knowledge exchange, and engaging in evaluation and research.

The Special Advisor assists the Manager in overall divisional administration and promotes cooperative planning and decision-making with other teams and divisions.

The work of the Special Advisor is guided by internal and external structures and is supported by agency program, research, health equity, and communications leaders.

• Strong understanding of Indigenous issues and cultures, as well as local Indigenous and community groups and agencies.
• Indepth understanding of current issues affecting Indigenous communities, particularly related to health and public health.
• Awareness of federal and provincial government policies and their impact on Indigenous health.
• Familiarity with the structure and history of Indigenous communities within the area served by Public Health Sudbury & Districts and beyond.
• Ability to engage in collaborative processes to assess strengths and needs of Indigenous communities and stakeholders.
• Ability to communicate and relate to Indigenous people and 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, 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 excellence in 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.
• Advanced oral and written proficiency in English is essential.
• Proficiency in Ojibwe is an asset.
• Proficiency in French is an asset.

Position requirements:
• Successful completion of university master’s degree in a relevant/related field (for example, 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 Police Records Check (Vulnerable Sector) is a condition of employment.
• Maintains current Ontario driver’s license and has access to a reliable vehicle.

Send resumés with cover letter to:
Human Resources, Corporate Services Division
Public Health Sudbury & Districts
1300 Paris Street, Sudbury, ON P3E 3A3

Please include the recruitment number in the subject line.

Tel: 705.522.9200 ext. 570
Fax: 705.522.5182

Application deadline:
January 22, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.

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