21 Jul 2020

Community Engagement Coordinator (Multiple Locations in BC)

  • First Nations Health Authority
  • British Columbia, Canada
  • Job ID : 10692
  • Category : Health Care
  • Job Type : Full-Time
  • Salary : $ Annually
  • Anticipated Start Date : As soon as possible
  • Posting Date : 21 Jul 2020
  • Expiry Date : 17 Jan 2021


The First Nations Health Authority is looking for a full time, permanent Community Engagement Coordinator to join our team! If you are looking to make a difference in the lives of BC First Nations communities, this is the perfect opportunity for you! Your high level of expertise and passion for health care prepare you well for this crucial, client-focused role.

As a Community Engagement Coordinator you will provide communications, collaboration and planning support to BC First Nations communities. You will develop and support local community engagement activities as part of a regional team. In addition you will ensure that engagement functions and resources are effectively integrated, organized and leveraged to meet strategic and operational needs within the local area or sub-region.

•Develop and support a local and/or sub-regional community engagement strategy involving all communities in the area
•Assist communities in identifying and prioritizing current and emerging health care needs to inform local and regional planning activities
•Maintain a minimum of quarterly contact with the health and political leadership of all communities in the network to discuss progress on performance objectives and resolve problems as they arise
•Organize local community engagement activities that are integrated with identified health priorities and align with the regional engagement strategy
•Participate in health engagement activities of the Regional Health Authority specific to the area or sub-region
•Provide logistical and technical support to the Regional and Sub-Regional Caucus process including registration of communities for Regional Caucus meetings and supporting the meetings as required
•Identify communication opportunities and develop material in collaboration with the Regional Team and the Communications & Public Relations team
•Facilitate the exchange of information and ideas between all communities engaged in the local area or sub-region for the collective benefit of the communities
•Assist in the rollout of communications materials to local communities working in collaboration with leadership and the Regional Team
•Support health leads in workshops, information fairs and other events where information about the FNHA can be shared with community members/citizens
•The work of PP&SS is collaborative and requires that teams work in a cross-functional organizational matrix approach, in both daily work and on project/initiative-based efforts, with the intent to maximize support to Regional Offices and access to expertise as well as the efficient use of resources and knowledge and information exchange. Working in a cross-functional matrix-approach also enhances the employee experience by facilitating the development knowledge, skills and competencies in a diverse and wide variety of areas.

Education & Experience
• A University degree with specialization in Health Sciences, Education or Social Services or a related field, or an acceptable combination of education, training and professional experience.
• Relevant, recent and significant experience in the provision of coordination support to First Nation communities (usually acquired over a 3-5 year period), or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
• Experience working with BC First Nations/Aboriginal people at a community and/or political level including in the area of community engagement and community/organizational development.
• Experience supporting traditional ceremonies and cultural practices.
• A valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License.

How to Apply

Apply through our website: https://www.fnha.ca/about/work-with-us

Joining our family means joining an organization that supports personal growth, in-house training, a paid volunteer day and a unique full-day orientation program. Leading with culture, all FNHA employees complete San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training. We support our family to be leaders in wellness and all staff members develop a yearly wellness plan as part of their performance partnership and goal-setting.

Please note that only those applicants shortlisted will be contacted. If you do not hear from us about this position, please accept our sincere appreciation for your interest in FNHA! For more information about us, please visit: www.fnha.ca/about/work-with-us

If you have any inquiries or issues please contact FNHA Recruitment at careers@fnha.ca or 1-844-699-3186.

Job Categories: Health Care. Job Types: Full-Time. Job expires in 49 days.

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