PERMANENT FULL-TIME POSITION (37.5 hours per week)
LOCATION: Provincial Office – Station Tower (13401 – 108th Avenue, Surrey)
CLOSES: Posting will remain open until filled and will close without notice
ABOUT MÉTIS NATION BRITISH COLUMBIA
Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) develops and enhances opportunities for our Métis communities by implementing culturally relevant social and economic programs and services. Through teamwork, respect, dedication, accountability, integrity, and professionalism, MNBC strives to build a proud, self-governing, sustainable Nation in recognition of inherent rights for our Métis citizens, assisting in the delivery of services based on policy, process, and specified regulations.
ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY
We are seeking a highly motivated, team-orientated individual to join our Ministry of Health team as the Associate Director – Health Governance.
Reporting to the Senior Director of Health, the primary objective of the role is to coordinate and lead the Ministry of Health’s health policy and governance team in research, analysis, development, implementation, and evaluation of strategic policies and legislation in relation to multiple projects. This will include supporting MNBC’s participation in the provincial Task Team led by Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond and her team, as recommended in the report “In Plain Sight: Addressing Indigenous-specific Racism and Discrimination in B.C. Health Care” (IPS).
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Supervises and coordinates the health policy and governance team, providing leadership and support for multiple projects
- Supports the preparation of briefing and material packages, including advice and recommendations regarding the work of the Provincial Task Team and MNBC’s Métis Partnership Table
- Supports the implementation of the MNBC complaints-driven process that the Métis Partnership Table develops, with the goal of improving access, quality, and integration with healthcare services
- Compiles and/or vets research, data, statistics, investigation of facts, and other information to support the goals of the Task Team, Métis Partnership Table, Social Community Services Committee, and MNBC Ministry of Health.
- Assists in writing and editing draft policies and procedures by assembling and organizing information
- Provide administrative support, including responding to email and phone inquiries and coordinating the flow of information to appropriate MNBC staff, and setting up digital filing systems
- Preparing meeting materials and minutes, and follow up on action items arising out of meetings, to ensure timely and accurate completion
- Support the preparation of a variety of progress reports of the IPS recommendations
- Liaise with internal and external stakeholders, and meet with special-interest groups and individuals, as needed
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
- Combination of relevant experience, education, and training will be considered
- Master’s degree in Indigenous governance, public policy, public administration, public health, health administration, social sciences, or related field
- Minimum of six (6) years of experience in development of policy, regulation, and/or legislation in the Indigenous governance, healthcare, or social policy sector
- Minimum three (3) years of experience supervising and leading diverse teams
- Knowledge and/or awareness of the historical and contemporary contributions made by Métis people in B.C.
- Knowledge of relevant legislation and provincial and federal political systems and processes
- Experience in planning, coordinating, and completing complex projects/assignments
- Experience in concisely and persuasively writing a variety of documents and content
- Experience leading components of major projects/initiatives with health authorities and government, an asset
- Experience navigating challenging stakeholder interactions
- Experience leading working groups/committees and providing administrative support
- Proven ability to handle sensitive information in a confidential manner
- Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing
- Ability to lead, problem solve, and utilize team-building skills
- 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 Office 365 and other database/software required by the role
- Other duties may be assigned as needed to help ensure the efficient operation of MNBC
- There will be a need to attend meetings and events which may require work and travel outside of the normal business hours
- Ability to provide a satisfactory Criminal Record Check
- Valid BC Class 5 Driver’s license and access to reliable personal vehicle for work purposes
The above requirements are what MNBC is seeking in the ideal incumbent at the time of posting and are subject to change based on needs.
Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants who self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nation, Métis or Inuit). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.
MNBC is committed to promoting the health, safety, and well-being of all staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. The safety of our employees and Chartered Communities is paramount, and vaccination against COVID-19 is a key public measure to reduce the spread and severity of the virus and its variants. As such, we have recently announced all employees, vendors, and visitors are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to come to MNBC offices. Effective November 15, 2021: full vaccination against COVID-19 is required to be eligible for employment at Métis Nation BC. All individuals must provide Proof of Vaccination, to be verified by Human Resources, as a mandatory condition of their employment.