Job Posting 75732

Health Policy Analyst
BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres
Vancouver Island & Coastal areas
closed 11 days ago (Fri, 15 Oct)
full time  •  70,000-78,500




Located within the territory of WSÁNEĆ (Saanich), Lkwungen (Songhees) and Wyomilth (Esquimalt) peoples, the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC) is the umbrella association for the 25 Friendship Centres throughout the Province of British Columbia. The BCAAFC collaboratively works to promote and deliver accessible programs and services that target urban Indigenous peoples and that support their vision of health and wellness. The BCAAFC is seeking a skilled and motivated individual to support our Friendship Centres with engaging provincial ministries around programming, contracts, research and analysis, to provide technical advice, and to develop policies, reports and other written material related to urban/off-reserve Indigenous peoples.



We are seeking a highly motivated, team-orientated individual to join our Policy Team to focus on Health and Wellness as a Health Policy Analyst.


Reporting to the Director of Policy, the primary objective of the role is to support ongoing program, administrative and research initiatives at BCAAFC.



  • Review, analyze and synthesize previous research and projects related to health equity and access to services for Urban and Off-Reserve Indigenous, Métis and Inuit communities.
  • Work with the Health and Wellness, Doula policy team members to complete reporting and design and implement research projects
  • Oversee and manage the Doula program and coordinator
  • Collaboratively work with other team units at the BCAAFC to provide information and discuss overlapping areas of concern to effectively find solutions to complex problems
  • Collect, analyze, and code engagement and research material pertaining to the Urban and off-reserve Indigenous, Métis and Inuit populations
  • Consult with, and regularly obtain feedback from member Friendship Centres on areas of priority and assist when needed on research initiatives and projects.
  • Synthesize work into reports accessible to community and organizational stakeholders
  • Experience in providing sound advice to management and member Friendship Centres



  • Minimum: Undergraduate degree in Political Science, History, Indigenous Studies, Public Administration, Health Sciences or other comparable area of study
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in a research, or an administrative environment
  • Combination of relevant experience, education, and training will be considered for the right Indigenous candidate
  • Knowledge and/or awareness of the historic and current realities of Urban and off reserve Indigenous, Métis and Inuit people in B.C and Canada.
  • Experience with qualitative and quantitative data analysis
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to lead, problem solve, and utilize team-building skills
  • Ability to build relationship with partners, outside stakeholders and with member Friendship Centres
  • Ability to take critical feedback from all partners to ensure the current reality of Indigenous people is properly reflected and advocated for in our work
  • Proven ability to utilize strong interpersonal skills to deal with others effectively
  • Proven ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and work with minimal supervision
  • Proven ability to utilize, adapt and embrace new technologies, including Word, Excel, SharePoint and other software required by the role



  • Other duties may be assigned as needed to help ensure the efficient operation of the Policy unit at the BCAAFC
  • There will be a need to attend meetings and events which may require work and travel outside of the normal business hours (Dependent upon Public Health Guidelines due to the COVID-19 pandemic)
  • Ability to provide a satisfactory Criminal Record Check
  • Valid BC Class 5 Driver’s license


Position Information:

  • Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, you may be required to work for home due to health regulations. The selected individual must be able to work from home when required and must have a stable internet connection and telephone/cell-phone. IT services and laptop will be supplied.
  • This position is located at 551 Chatham St in downtown Victoria
  • The workweek is 35 hours, some overtime and travel may be required when restrictions are lifted.
  • This position is intended for Indigenous, Inuit or Métis persons, ensure your cover letter self-identifies ancestry and your experience meeting required skills and experience.


The BCAAFC offers benefits once you complete your probationary period. In return for all that you do, you will enjoy:

  • A competitive compensation package, including three weeks paid vacation
  • $70,000 - $78,500 salary based on experience
  • Understanding work environment


Please send resume and cover letter to:


Julie Robertson | General Manager



SUBJECT LINE MUST INCLUDE: Indigenous Health Policy Analyst


DEADLINE: Friday, October 15, 2021

(Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted)


Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference will be given to qualified applicants of Indigenous ancestry (First Nations, Inuit & Metis).

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