We are hiring a Deputy Chief Officer of Health!
The NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC)
NunatuKavut means “our ancient land” and refers to the territory of Inuit who belong to south and central Labrador. NCC is a rights-based governing body that represents NunatuKavut Inuit. We are a dynamic, fast-paced and growing team that strives to meet the priorities, interests and needs of our people. Our governing vision demonstrates commitment to community and culture as we seek “to govern ourselves, provide and care for one another, our families and our communities while nurturing our relationship with our lands and waters.” We foster an open and transparent working environment which incorporates Inuit values of caring, fairness, respect, accountability and teamwork.
We are looking for a highly experienced public and community health leader to join our team in Happy Valley-Goose Bay as Deputy Chief Officer of Health (DCOH). As DCOH, you are responsible for providing overall expert advice and direction on Inuit community health. This includes responsibilities like:
- Using evidenced-based research, developing and implementing health and community services programs that enhance Inuit health access and outcomes in NunatuKavut;
- Advising on health policy and representing NunatuKavut Inuit to various levels of government;
- Identifying funding and other financial resource development relationships and growth opportunities;
- Building strong intergovernmental and stakeholder relationships to advance health and community services;
- Overseeing operations of the Health and Community Services department, including planning, directing, and supervising department managers;
- Guiding development and implementation of a departmental annual workplan, working with department staff and in collaboration with other departments as necessary; and
- Preparing strategic proposals to support the work of the Health and Community Services department.
Additionally, you will lead on community engagement as it relates to Inuit health to reflect community priorities in departmental work.
- A Master of Public Health degree (population/public health) combined with five to ten years of experience at a senior management level or mastery in the area of focus gained through an acceptable combination of education and experience.
- A well-defined sense of diplomacy, including solid negotiation, conflict resolution and people management skills.
- Strong and proven skills in government and other partnerships and securing funding.
- Experience in effective leadership, work planning and change management.
- A strong understanding of Inuit health and governance.
- Strong strategic thinking and planning skills combined with sound judgement, to anticipate issues, advance interests and provide strategic advice that informs effective decision making.
- Excellent communication and written skills with the ability to articulate and present key messages on complex issues clearly.
- Comprehensive group benefits plan: extended health and dental care; and disability and life insurance.
- RRSP contribution plan.
- Employee and Family Assistance Program.
- Flexible schedule.
- Supportive and forward-thinking leadership team that values employee input and ideas.
- Family-friendly work environment where diversity and inclusion are valued.
The Application Process
Submit cover letter, resume and three references to Chelsea Dyson, HR Coordinator, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include competition number NCCDCOH0323.
Deadline to apply is March 14, 2023. Preference will be given to members of NCC. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.