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The First Nations Health Authority is a diverse and rapidly evolving First Nations health organization of professional, innovative and dedicated team members and leaders.

We uphold Community-Driven, Nation-Based approaches to transforming the health system and enhancing wellness for BC First Nations peoples and communities

We are driven by common values of respect, discipline, relationships, culture, excellence and fairness.We cultivate and value working collaboratively to achieve our shared vision of Healthy, Self-Determining and Vibrant BC First Nations Children, Families and Communities.
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Region Corporate Office
Location VC100 - Park Royal
City West Vancouver
Province British Columbia [BC]
Country Canada [CA]
Organization Summary The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) and its employees are committed to a proactive holistic approach to health and wellness, and to the delivery of services which are sustainable and honour the customs and traditions of First Nations communities.

The First Nations Health Authority is committed to respecting diversity within our workforce; preference will be given to individuals with First Nations, Inuit, Metis or Aboriginal ancestry.
Title 1232 Wellness Research Coordinator (6 Month Term)
Employee Class Temporary
Job Duration Term Ending December 31, 2018
Reporting To 768 Manager, Research
Position Summary This position may be the next career step that you have been looking for! As a Wellness Research Coordinator, you will have the opportunity to be a part of the “First Nations Health & Wellness Indicator Development in British Columbia: The Role of Indigenous Knowledge” project! Your extensive experience in planning along with your experience working with First Nations will be an asset to this team!

Under the guidance of the FNHA Research and Knowledge Exchange team, the FNHA Office of the Chief Medical Officer and the Technical Advisory Committee, the Wellness Research Coordinator coordinates the planning, implementation and reporting for the project. This includes the coordination of a systematic review and two community workshops.
Primary Responsibilities
1. Coordinates a scoping review of secondary literature on the topic of First Nations wellness indicators
2. Develops two local planning committees to co-host each workshop in each region
3. Supports the recruitment of First Nations Knowledge Holders
4. Organizes workshop logistics, including arrangement of transportation, catering and venue
5. Develops a workshop agenda and discussion guide for workshop sharing circles
6. Prepares minutes of meetings, records, reports and other documentation as required to SFU, FNHA, partners and CIHR
7. Collects demographic data from workshop participants
8. Transcribes and analyzes audio recordings from the workshops
• Undergraduate or graduate degree in public health preferably with expertise in Indigenous Peoples’ health.
• Recent, relevant and significant experience in research, analysis and report preparation related to health or social sciences with preference given to expertise in Indigenous Peoples’ health.
• Experience in project planning including budgeting, planning and coordination.
• Experience in research, writing, and note-taking.
• Experience in community engagement or consultative processes.
• Knowledge of CIHR grant management and reporting processes.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Knowledge of BC First Nations communities, their health governance model and issues facing them relative to health and wellness.
• Knowledge of inter-cultural dynamics, social determinants of health of First Nations peoples
• Strong written and oral communication skills.
• Ability to collaborate and work effectively with others.
• Ability to conduct qualitative and quantitative research and analysis, including scholarly outputs such as peer-reviewed articles and reports. • Ability to translate complex concepts into easily understood and audience appropriate briefing notes, reports and presentations.
• Ability to multi-task and set priorities effectively.
• Ability to utilize, proficiently, the Microsoft Office suite.
Deadline June 15, 2018 at 4:00pm
Organization First Nations Health Authority
Website FNHA Careers Page
Department 8000-Community Health &Wellnss Svcs
Hours per week 37.5
Union Code NonUnion
Reg/Temp Temp (Temporary)
Region Corporate Office

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Please be informed that due to quantity of applicants, we are not in a position to provide application updates. Only applicants shortlisted will be contacted and all applicants must be eligible to work in Canada.

If you have any inquiries or issues please contact FNHA Recruitment at or 1-844-699-3186