Director, Community Wellbeing

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Author pmnationtalk
Date March 8, 2017
Type Full Time
Company Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte
Location Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, ON
Category Business / Management
Client Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte
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Community Wellbeing Centre

Director, Community Wellbeing – Full Time Permanent


The Director, Community Wellbeing is an executive level position reporting to, and accountable to, the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO).  The Director, Community Wellbeing is responsible and accountable for all Health and Social Services programs offered by the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte.

The Director, Community Wellbeing provides vision, leadership and strategic direction to the portfolio of all current, new and evolving programs which may be classed under the Health Services and Social Services umbrella.  They will be responsible for working in partnership and in consultation, with the Tyendinaga Mohawk Council, the CAO, SDO and other MBQ departments, in order to ensure the development and implementation of Federal, Provincial and other funded health and social programs that are consistent with the TMC’s direction, goals and priorities, MBQ policies, applicable legislation and health and safety standards, applicable professional practices and standards, and the terms and conditions of funding agreements with Federal and Provincial Government funders.  The Director, Community Wellbeing is also responsible for directing any accreditation initiatives related to Health and Social Services programs within the MBQ.

The Director, Community Wellbeing monitors and conducts reviews of Health and Social Service needs of Band members, and prepares forecasts on the past, current and longer term demand for health and social services within the Territory. The Director, Community Wellbeing also presents and advises the TMC and the Executive Team on strategies and funding estimates for meeting the longer term Health and Social Service needs within the Community.  They have the role of trusted advisor and provides strategic and tactical advice, guidance and assistance to the TMC, the SDO the CAO, the Directors and other management and staff within MBQ regarding matters within the Health and Social Services programs.

The Director, Community Wellbeing is responsible for directing the development of, and for monitoring the operating and capital budgets associated with Health and Social Services programs, and for reporting on expenditures, variances, and spending trends over the course of the year, as well as reporting in regard to over or under expenditure of funds during the course of the year and at year end.  They are also responsible for ensuring that all financial reporting associated with the funding agreements between the TMC and the funding organizations that relate to their scope of responsibilities are completed accurately and submitted on time to the funding organizations, in keeping with the terms and conditions of these agreements.  The Director is accountable for developing, maintaining and implementing the annual operating plan for Health and Social Services programs, and for providing TMC and the Executive Team with quarterly progress reports related to the implementation of these plans.


  • Graduation from a university with an accredited three or four year university degree in a field relevant to Health and/or Social Services;
  • A Master’s degree in Health Science or Social Science would be an asset


  • Minimum eight (8) or more years of progressively responsible and related experience in a position of comparable scope and size to the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte;
  • Experience in the delivery of Health and Social Services programs in an organization of comparable scope and size to Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte;
  • Considerable administrative experience in First Nations government involving a wide range of complex functions;
  • At least four (4) years’ experience in supervision of professional staff, and during which time both professional and managerial capabilities have been clearly demonstrated; or
  • An equivalent combination of education, experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities


  • Skill in effective, clear and persuasive oral and written communications to individuals and groups;
  • Demonstrated ability to be a strategic and innovative thinker;
  • Skill in resolving conflict and gaining cooperation among competing interest groups;
  • Skill in facilitating and collaborating with managers to determine the most effective and efficient approach
  • Sensitivity to personal and community/First Nations issues;
  • Demonstrated past ability to provide effective leadership, vision and corporate values;
  • Ability to provide leadership, counsel, motivation and constructive performance reviews to managers and senior level staff, securing their respective commitments to the TMC’s goals;
  • Ability to identify the MBQ’s future direction in response to changing needs in the Community, and to develop, implement and communicate a vision for appropriate plans and action steps to the TMC and the management group;
  • Ability to develop and maintain productive relationships with elected officials, business leaders, other community leaders, advisory boards, employees, the general public and senior level officials in other public and private sector organizations, and to speak publically and present complex or controversial information to the aforementioned groups;
  • Ability to articulate and promote the MBQ’s strategic positions, including its core values, to a diverse audience; and
  • Ability to explain, write and present complex social related information in an easy to understand manner to non-technical persons is a mandatory job requirement.
  • Must work well with people in a leadership role
  • Must have exceptional management skills and leadership qualities
  • Must be able to provide a Clear Criminal Reference Check, a clear vulnerable sector check

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: March 20, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.

R.R. #1, 24 Meadow Drive
Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory
K0K 1X0
Phone: 613-396-3424
Fax: 613-396-3627
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NOTE:  Internal postings are intended for all MBQ staff and the membership of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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