SUMMARY OF POSITION

The Project Manager plays a key role in the successful implementation of the project: “A Response to Canadian Indigenous Community Priorities in Cancer by National Indigenous Healthcare Provider Organizations”. Designed to support the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC) in their efforts to address the Truth and Reconciliation Commission: Calls to Action 18, 19, 20, & 22. This initiative will develop, implement, and evaluate culturally appropriate healthcare provider education and strategy in a context of cancer control and Indigenous people. An underlying aim is to create an Indigenous Knowledge Translation Framework that will address the cancer care needs of Indigenous patients, families and communities. The framework will support improvements toward culturally safe cancer care and screening services for First Nations, Inuit and Métis people across Canada. This will include principles in culturally appropriate health education, resources, tools and expertise in providing cancer control services and programming for/with Indigenous cancer patients, their families and communities.

Reporting directly to the Executive Director of the Canadian Nurses Association of Canada (CINA), the Project Manager assumes responsibility for planning logistics and daily oversight of all aspects of project organization and operations in conjunction with Project Team Leads. The Project Manager will also work closely with the Senior CPAC Advisor to this project and be guided by the National Indigenous Healthcare Provider Partnership (NIHPP), which will serve as the project Steering Committee.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Develop a detailed work plan designed to achieve project deliverables

• Coordinate planning activities of the Steering Committee (NIHPP-SC)

• Assist in the coordination of planning activities for Regional Project Teams (RPT) and communities • Prepare budgets and manage resources in alignment with project milestones and deliverables

• Develop and manage quarterly reporting to CPAC

• Provide progress reports as required to the NIHPP, RPTs, and project partners

• Manage recruitment and consultations of project contractors on deliverables and activities

• Approve invoices for payment, including resources to project partners, contract instalments, and travel of the NIHPP

• Develop and implement communication strategy

• Assist in the development and implementation of knowledge mobilization plans

SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

• Excellent negotiation and communication skills both oral and written

• Strong organization and prioritization skills

• Multitasking and management of competing deadlines • High level of judgement and problem-solving skills

• Ability to work independently

• Demonstrates Initiative, work ethic and self-motivation

• Synthesis of information for the purposes of communication on complex issues, ideas and needs to various end-user groups in appropriate formats

• Trusting relationship building with diverse groups that reflects values and needs of various stakeholders

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

• Excellent project management skills with proven ability to coordinate multiple priorities amidst important and competing deadlines

• Experience developing and administering project budgets

• Experience in establishing and maintaining relationships with diverse stakeholders

• Certification in Program Management preferred (appropriate experience and education will be considered)

• Experience in managing and communicating information preferred • Experience working with Indigenous people, communities and organizations preferred

• Experience in a health-related environment desired

• Experience should be demonstrated with at least (6) years in a combination of these requirements

This position is an expected start date of March 1, 2019. The salary range is $55,000 to $65,000. The Project Manager will work out of the CINA National office in Ottawa and report to the Executive Director.

The Canadian Indigenous Nurses Association (CINA) is committed to diversity in the workplace. As such, applications from individuals from diverse backgrounds such as; First Nations, Inuit, and Métis, members of a visible minority group are welcomed and encouraged. Individuals who feel they are qualified are invited to submit a covering letter clearly demonstrating how they meet the criteria, along with a current resume, and two (2) work related references to:

Email: info@indigenousnurses.ca {Email submissions preferred}

Format: PDF or Word document

Deadline: Open until filled

Location: Ottawa, Ontario with some travel

Duration: Term, Full-time position

Salary: $55,000 to $65,000/year

While we appreciate all applications, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Preference will be given to Indigenous candidates. Interviews will be held in Ottawa. While we appreciate all applications, only those candidates short-listed for an interview will be contacted. CINA may cancel, postpone, or revise employment opportunities at any time.