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Director, Indigenous Health

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Health Sciences North

Director, Indigenous Health
Health Sciences North (HSN)

Posting #: 19-0846
Permanent Full-Time position
Location: Sudbury, Ontario

Health Sciences North (HSN) is an academic health sciences centre, affiliated with the Health Sciences North Research Institute and the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. HSN ranks among Canada’s Top 40 hospitals and is a regional resource and referral centre for over 565,000 residents across northeastern Ontario.

Guided by the Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the 2019-2024 Strategic Plan of HSN and HSNRI, you will lead HSN and HSNRI’s efforts to invite First Nations and Metis communities to identify and address the priority health concerns and health equity gaps for Indigenous Peoples served by HSN. Bring health, social service and research partners together with Indigenous communities and organizations for the shared purpose of improving patient and family experiences, research engagement and health outcomes of Indigenous Peoples in Northeastern Ontario.

As Director of Indigenous Health, you will support an Advisory Council that guides this work and will partner with Indigenous Leaders, communities and service providers to co-develop and implement a multi-year work plan that identifies measurable milestones to achieve the outcomes of HSN’s Strategic Plan specific to Indigenous Health.

Specifically, you will support the achievement of outcomes 12 and 14 of the Strategic Plan. You can learn more about HSN and HSNRI at and about our Strategic Plan at

You will lead an interdisciplinary leadership team composed of the:

  • Mshkikii Gamik Medicine Lodge Keeper
  • Indigenous/ Aboriginal Navigators
  • Indigenous Engagement Liaison Worker (Northeast Cancer Centre)
  • Northern Outreach Team

Your portfolio will also include a joint reporting relationship to HSNRI Lead of Indigenous Research.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A Minimum of a Master’s Degree in a health-related or relevant field, from an accredited university. An equivalent combination of post-secondary education, training and experience may be considered.
  • A Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in a leadership role is required.
  • A Minimum of five (5) years’ experience working with Indigenous communities, organizations or groups is required.
  • Experience in writing and developing business documents (e.g. formal business cases, funding proposals, briefing notes, project reports, and presentations) is required.
  • Experience working with Advisory Councils, Boards or Band Councils in carrying out priority work is required.
  • Experience working with Indigenous language, culture, customs, and traditions is required.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English, fluency in French and Indigenous language is an asset.

The full job description can be viewed on the HSN Careers Website.

How to Apply

The Search Committee will begin to review applications on August 28, 2019. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

We offer competitive salary and vacation, extended health and dental benefits, a pension plan through HOOPP and relocation allowance to assist with moving expenses.

Interested applicants are asked to apply directly to posting #19-0846 on the HSN Careers Website at External applicants can learn more about Sudbury by viewing the Relocating to Sudbury link on our careers portal.