The First Nations Health Managers Association (FNHMA) is expanding its team and is looking for a full-time Education Specialist. If you are a skilled facilitator who is passionate about First Nations health service delivery and are looking to join a dynamic team in a fast-paced environment, then this is an opportunity for you!
FNHMA is a not-for-profit national professional association involved in expanding health management capacity for First Nations. FNHMA provides leadership in First Nation health management activities by developing and promoting quality standards, practices, research, certification, networking, and professional development to expand capacity for our members and First Nations.
Scope of Position
Reporting to the Director of Programs, and working closely with the Program Team, the Education Specialist is responsible for the delivery of the Certified First Nations Health Manager Program (CFNHMP) as well as supporting other FNHMA certification activities. The Education Specialist is also responsible for supporting the delivery of FNHMA Health and Wellness Planning training and other Professional Development Workshops.
FNHMA has a strong team approach to the delivery of all its programs and services. The Education Specialist will work within a team environment undertaking the following activities and responsibilities.
Managing Education Responsibilities
- Sustain and support the CFNHMP course curriculum through a lens of continuous quality improvement to reflect the evolving health landscape, wise practices and feedback from our learners and membership.
- Work with other instructors to develop resources to support the learning environment, including the development and revision of tools, resources, templates, assignments, and guides.
- Facilitate large and small groups of adult learners in both virtual and in-person settings.
- Prepare and deliver course content for five CFNHM courses based on the existing lesson content and learning objectives while creating learning opportunities for students to learn and apply key concepts.
- Incorporate several aspects of adult learning, using innovative hands-on approaches, individual work, small and large group discussions, and other models as appropriate.
- Discuss the requirements for the assignments and assist the students as needed.
- Provide support and respond to questions from students and prospective students.
- Support FNHMA’s other training and education programs, including Health and Wellness Planning training.
- Occasional travel to a range of urban, rural, and remote locations to deliver the CFNHMP courses and FNHMA workshops will be required.
- Perform other related duties that support FNHMA’s program and operational function as assigned by the Director of Programs.
Qualifications and Skills
- A post-secondary degree and 5 years of related experience, preferably with an Indigenous organization, and/or training or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Currently possessing, or committed to earning, the Certified First Nations Health Manager (CFNHM) designation.
- Previous experience in an educational or capacity building role within a First Nations organization – preferably in the field of health.
- Knowledge of First Nations health services management issues, services, and delivery.
- Knowledge of First Nations current and historical issues facing First Nations peoples.
- Extensive experience in facilitating and/or instructing in both virtual and in-person settings.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Strong organizational and planning skills, attention to detail and commitment to producing high-quality deliverables in a timely manner.
- Ability to demonstrate judgement, tact, innovation, and initiative.
- Ability to work under pressure, manage multiple deadlines and change priorities with ease.
- Strong work ethic with the ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
- Bilingualism (English/French) as well as fluency/familiarity with Indigenous languages, is considered a strong asset.
This staffing action may also be used to fill any future developmental opportunities at FNHMA within the health planning/education area and therefore we encourage all interested people to submit their applications.
Salary Range: Competitive salary and benefits package
Closing Date: September 16, 2022, at 5:00 PM EDT.
Work Location: Ottawa (satellite office), remote work may be considered. Occasional travel required.
Please submit your resume and cover letter to:
Director of Corporate Services
341 Island Road, Unit E
Akwesasne, ON K6H 5R7
Email: [email protected]
Fax: (613) 319-8092
Preference will be given to Indigenous candidates. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.