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The Mamow Ahyamowen partnership is seeking a full time Project Manager for one year with the potential for contract renewal. The position will be hosted by Dr. Jennifer Walker, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Health at Laurentian University.

About the Position: The successful candidate will take direction from the Mamow Ahyamowen Steering Committee and will be located at Laurentian University. The position requires innovative, flexible, and adaptable approaches that are responsive to the unique needs of Indigenous communities. The successful candidate will play a key role in fulfilling Mamow Ahaymowen’s vision of being a trusted northern voice providing the health information communities need to achieve health equity (www.mamowahyamowen.ca).

About Mamow Ahyamowen: A partnership of 10 Northern Ontario First Nations governed health services organizations named for the spirit it embodies, Mamow Ahyamowen __– or “everyone’s voices” – endeavours to work with the communities it serves to identify questions and use epidemiology to help answer these questions. Oversight and direction is provided by the Steering Committee, composed of two members from each of the ten partner organizations.

About the Project Manager: You are a connector who has a passion for researching, identifying opportunities, and making recommendations to the Steering Committee for consideration. You have experience in epidemiology or data analytics and your strong interpersonal and facilitation skills helps you thrive in relationship-based environments. In particular, your skills in building consensus and identifying shared priorities makes you and the teams you support productive, connected and able to move forward in good ways. In your work, you have a natural tendency to seek out feedback, you are flexible, and are able to communicate progress to a variety of stakeholders. From community members to health service providers to policy makers, you are able to communicate timelines, progress and opportunities in ways that are understood by everyone. You have a deep understanding of key concepts and considerations with regards to health services for Indigenous populations and Indigenous community engagement.

The qualifications of the Project Manager are:

· Masters degree in public health, epidemiology, or other relevant disciplines. Experienced candidates with a Bachelor’s degree will be considered.

· Strong project management skills (PMP certification is an asset)

· Knowledge of Indigenous models of First Nations, federal, provincial and community health service delivery

· Strong verbal and written communications skills in English are essential. Bilingual English/ Indigenous languages would be an asset

· Indigenous ancestry or lived experience is an asset

· Knowledge of Indigenous cultural safety

· Experience with a variety of knowledge generation methods; large data sets, quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research designs

· Proficiency in using a variety of office software, literature search engines, bibliographic software (e.g. Endnote)

· Ability to work as part of a collaborative team and in partnership with Indigenous health organizations

· Ability and willingness to travel by small aircraft, off-road vehicle, boat and helicopter required

· Must possess a Class “G” license

Key responsibilities include:

· Facilitate/chair monthly Mamow Ahyamowen Steering Committee calls.

· Liaise with the Knowledge Translation Specialist, Data Analyst, and others on project deliverables

·Organize and facilitate regular face to face meetings of the Steering Committee and other s stakeholders

· Develop and manage relationships with knowledge keepers, elders, other community leaders as well as tribal councils and health authorities in order to maintain and build the partnership based on trust and mutual respect

· Work with partners to facilitate dialogue, promote collaboration, and create opportunities

· Design and facilitate consultation sessions in order to share knowledge and/or seek stakeholder input; summarize, assess and report on session outcomes; recommend approaches to build on session outcomes

· Research best practices and emerging issues in Indigenous epidemiology; share findings with the Steering Committee and others who can provide guidance and direction.

· Develops a work plan to keep Steering Committee members and other stakeholders informed about progress, milestones, potential and emerging challenges

· Actively seek feedback for ongoing personal professional growth and to further develop Mamow Ahyamowen using methods such as surveys, key informant interviews, pilot testing, and focus group discussions

· Develop and implement monitoring and evaluation frameworks to measure progress and outcomes of Mamow Ahyamowen’s work

· Seek meaningful ways to respectfully integrate Indigenous knowledge, ways of knowing, stories, and lived experience, within and alongside quantitative data produced by the partnership.

· Prepare newsletters, articles, abstracts, manuscripts and reports as necessary

· Plan annual budgets, anticipate financial needs, and seek funding to meet projected financial needs.

Term: This is a contract position starting in February 2020 for 1 year, with the potential for renewal.

Rate of Pay: This is a full-time professional position that offers a comprehensive benefits package and a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To apply, please submit electronically, a cover letter and curriculum vitae with the names and contact information of three references, and indicate how your qualifications and experience fulfill the requirements of the position. The successful candidate must also provide a valid Vulnerable Sector Screen Check within a specified time frame. Send the application by December 30th, 2019 to:

Jody Tverdal, Business Manager

Laurentian University

All candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Laurentian University is committed to equity in employment and encourages applications from all qualified applicants including women, aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Salary: $70,000.00 to $80,000.00 /year

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