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Roots for Community Wellbeing Manager, Reference Number: 2024-075

  • Full Time
  • Sioux Lookout, ON
  • $98,551 to $143,916 per annum USD / Year
  • Salary: $98,551 to $143,916 per annum
  • 2024-06-14

Website Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority

Roots for Community Wellbeing Manager
Internal/External Posting
Full-time Position
Location: Sioux Lookout, ON
Salary Range: $98,551 to $143,916 per annum
Reference Number: 2024-075
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Job Summary:
The Roots for Community Wellbeing Manager will provide oversight and direction for the Roots for
Community Wellbeing programming of the Approaches to Community Wellbeing. The Roots for
Community Wellbeing Manager will oversee the regional services provided by Approaches to Community
Wellbeing, and will work with staff and communities to enhance their capacity around planning, evaluation,
data, and research initiatives.
The Roots for Community Wellbeing Manager is directly accountable to the Associate Director of
Approaches to Community Wellbeing.

• Master’s degree in relevant field, preferably with a focus in population, community, or public health
• Six years’ experience in public health or relevant community health experience
• Understanding of the unique determinants of health for First Nations in northwestern Ontario, and
the health landscape in which they seek services
• Ability to develop and maintain respectful/cooperative relationships with First Nations people,
communities, service stakeholders, and health care providers to promote an integrated seamless
delivery of service
• Experience and training in cultural competency with First Nations
• Demonstrated leadership and supervisory experience
• Demonstrated project/program management, interpersonal, and administrative skills, including the
ability to set priorities, establish timeframes, and organize resources
• Demonstrated research and knowledge exchange, program evaluation, population health
assessment, and surveillance skills
• Strong strategic, analytical, problem-solving facilitation and negotiation skills
• Experience in developing and supporting collaborative relationships with different groups or
• Excellent communication (verbal and written), negotiation, and problem-solving skills
• Ability to handle sensitive issues diplomatically and confidentially
• Ability to work independently and as an integral team member
• Experience with word processing, presentation software, email, internet/intranet usage,
spreadsheets, and database software
• Experience managing budgets and fulfilling reporting requirements to funders
• Ability to communicate in one of the First Nations dialects within the Sioux Lookout Zone an asset
• Valid Ontario G driver’s license
• The ability to perform the requirements of the position on a regular basis
• Must be willing to travel

Roles and Responsibilities:
• Work with the ACW Associate Director and Human Resources staff to recruit, interview, select,
hire, and employ an appropriate number of employees to enhance the Roots for Community
Wellbeing team
• Provide supervision and direction to Roots for Community Wellbeing staff by:
1. Ensuring communication practices are clear and timely
2. Providing effective problem solving and conflict resolution as required
3. Administering, monitoring, and ensuring adherence to organizational policies and
4. Appraising employee job results
5. Providing ongoing coaching, advice, motivation, and technical support
6. Identifying and supporting professional development and training of staff
• Monitor work plan and finances of Roots for Community Wellbeing, including:
1. Managing the development of annual work plans and reports
2. Conduct ongoing program planning with the Roots for Community Wellbeing staff
3. Assisting in the preparation of an annual budget for each program area as per service
goals and objectives
4. Monitoring budget variances
5. Monitoring and ensuring proper financial coding
6. Assisting with the preparation and submission of funding requests and reports
7. Developing funding proposals as needed
• Coordinate the ongoing promotion of Roots for Community Wellbeing by:
1. Managing preparation, maintenance, and submission of all correspondence, reports, and
briefing notes
2. Conducting presentations as needed
• Coordinate and supervise Roots for Community Wellbeing services by
1. Planning, developing, and implementing systems that fulfill the goals of the program
efficiently and effectively
2. Liaising with leadership, frontline workers, health care providers, and other service
workers in communities to collaboratively support planning, evaluation, data collection,
data communication, policy, and research initiatives
3. Facilitating delivery of Roots for Community Wellbeing services to support communities
4. Participating in and directing delivery of training, educational, and capacity building
activities related to Roots for Community Wellbeing for all communities
5. Actioning community concerns and requests appropriately
• In conjunction with the Associate Director, the Director, and the Public Health Physician, develop
regional policies, objectives, and standards for Approaches to Community Wellbeing
• Support program and service evaluation and quality improvement:
1. Evaluating the effectiveness, acceptability, availability, and cost efficiency of Roots for
Community programming
2. Supporting other Approaches to Community Wellbeing Managers in evaluating the
effectiveness, acceptability, availability, and cost efficiency of their programming
3. Supporting other Managers in using evidence and strategic planning processes to plan
effective programs
4. Ensuring that systems are in place to monitor the delivery of health services relevant to
Approaches to Community Wellbeing services offered to the First Nations communities

5. Supporting the Associate Director, Director of Approaches to Community Wellbeing,
Public Health Physician, and other Managers in developing and implementing quality
improvement mechanisms
• Represent the organization as required in various settings:
1. Representing SLFNHA on external committees or at meetings as needed
2. Conducting presentations to various stakeholders and at conferences and meetings, as
3. Conducting community visits on a regular basis
4. Understanding the organization’s mandate and be able to convey in forums as required
• Provide assistance when required and any other duties assigned

Apply online at

Human Resource Department
Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority
P.O. Box 1300, 61 Queen Street
Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1B8
Phone: (807) 737-1802
Fax: (807) 737-2969

SLFNHA currently “Strongly Recommends” COVID-19 immunizations and requests your immunization
status to be sent to our staff health department if successful in the recruitment process.

Closing Date: Until Filled
No resumes received after this time will be accepted.

The Health Authority wishes to thank all applicants in advance.
However, only those granted an interview will be contacted.
For additional information regarding the Health Authority, please visit our website at
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