About The Blood Tribe Department of Health
Striving to be the healthiest community in the world by 2025, The Blood Tribe/Kainai is located in southern Alberta on the Blood Indian Reserve. With a population of approximately 10,000, The Blood Tribe includes both on reserve and off reserve members, and focuses on agriculture, gemstone mining, house construction, oil and gas development, small business, and tourism as its primary industries.
The Blood Tribe Department of Health (BTDH), constituted by the Canadian Business Corporation Act, works to satisfy it mission as follows:
To improve the quality of health on the Blood Indian Reserve;
To promote the health education for the members of The Blood Tribe;
To initiate, develop, establish and maintain policies, procedures, projects, programs and any initiatives relating directly or indirectly to the betterment of health and health care services for the members of The Blood Tribe;
To assist and support Chief and Council to protect the Treaty and Health Rights for the Blood Tribe members.
The Blood Tribe Department of Health is committed to providing and developing high quality integrated and coordinated services to the community -- an approach that allows for the integration of Blood cultural traditions and compliments a holistic view of treatment.
For more information about the BTDH, visit their website at: http://www.btdh.ca/
About Standoff, Alberta
The Blood Indian Reserve is the largest First Nations reservation in Canada. Covering well over 180,000 hectares of land in Southern Alberta, it is the proud home to over 10,000 registered members. Standoff is a hamlet in southern Alberta in Cardston County, located on Highway 2, 43 kilometres (27 mi) southwest of Lethbridge.
About the Opportunity
The Standoff community, located on the Blood Indian Reserve where BTDH operates, is currently searching for an experienced and enthusiastic Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead their team towards a healthier future.
In this key role, working for The Blood Tribe Department of Health, you will provide overall direction to the organization, ensuring that The Board's directives, policies, and initiatives are implemented and followed.
In this highly visible position, you will take the lead in creating partnerships and fostering current relationships with all stakeholders including funding bodies, tribal and community organizations, community leadership, and off-reserve services and organizations.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the CEO will contribute to building an atmosphere whereby employees support and stand by the mantra of delivering only the highest quality of service to members of The Blood Tribe.
To qualify for this varied role, you will need the following:
A Degree in Health Services Administration (alternatively a Degree in Management, Finance or Human Services will also be considered);
A minimum of 5 years of extensive experience in a leadership role in Health Management; and
An understanding of federal, provincial, territorial, local legislative regulations, and contracting and change management.
In this key position, you'll be successful if you have proven experience negotiating and working within strategic partnerships. You have experience building and nurturing lasting relationships with key business partners and government agencies while you all work towards a common goal for the good of the organization. Because you will be working with various stakeholders, you will need to attend and facilitate group meetings.
We're looking for an individual with a high level of integrity who holds themselves highly accountable and is able to adhere to a strict level of confidentiality when dealing with sensitive situations.Also, an understanding of financial reports, including budgetary guidelines and expenditures will definitely put you at an advantage above the rest.
The successful applicant will need to develop a solid understanding of the specific needs of the Blood Tribe, and a good understanding of the Blackfoot Culture will be considered an asset.
You have excellent organizational, strategic, planning and implementation skills, and you have no problem assigning and delegating work. You enjoy being presented with problems and providing effective solutions. You motivate yourself to follow through on projects, and your analytical skills, coupled with your planning and prioritization abilities makes you an excellent leader when it comes to devising effective solutions to existing problems.
About the Benefits
In return for all your hard work and commitment, you will enjoy a generous salary commensurate with your education and work experience.
Also, the successful candidate will receive a range of excellent benefits including:
Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plan
Life and disability insurance along with a pension plan
This is a rare and unique opportunity to provide an outstanding level of leadership, while being inspired and challenged in a field of work you love! You will be presented with new challenges that will allow you to take your career to the next level, making a valuable and positive impact to The Blood Tribe community. If this looks like the role for you, Apply Now!
Please forward your letter of application, resume, and copy of credentials to:
ATTENTION: KATIE RABBIT-YOUNG PINE
Human Resource Director
P. O. BOX 60
STANDOFF, AB TOL 1Y0
Mark envelope: "Confidential"
Deadline for Applications is January 30th at 4PM.
Note: We appreciate your interest in this role, however only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.
Please do not apply by email.
Location: Standoff, AB
Compensation: Highly Competitive
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