Policy & Strategic Plan Coordinator

Deadline: Oct 18th - 4:30pm
Location: Sioux Lookout, ONCommitment: 1-Year Term


The Policy & Strategic Plan Coordinator will have a sound knowledge of the First Nations background, community membership, and organizational values and beliefs. The role of the Policy & Strategic Plan Coordinator is to develop and implement the Strategic Plan and Organizational Assessment to ensure the recommendations are implemented, monitored, and evaluated. The Policy & Strategic Plan Coordinator will make quarterly progress reports to the Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority (SLFNHA) board and senior management on the development, implementation, and evaluation.

The Policy & Strategic Plan Coordinator is directly accountable to the Executive Director.


  • Persons of First Nations ancestry will be given preference (s.16(1)CHRA). 
  • Degree and/or diploma in business, health, and/or combined with minimum of five years relevant experience.
  • Experience in strategic management and program management capacity.
  • Experience with First Nation decision-making processes, stakeholder engagement, and community-based research.
  • Experience leading working groups.
  • Experience developing and completing work plans.
  • Must have working knowledge of political, legislative, and regulatory processes impacting First Nations governance and First Nations health.
  • Knowledge of the complex health service delivery landscape in northern Ontario and the inter-jurisdictional issues as they relate to the First Nations health.
  • Knowledge of program design and the interrelationship with policy and legislation.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, advocacy, problem recognition, resolution, and organizational skills.
  • Excellent ability to build consensus.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Ability to prepare and deliver high quality project documentation and presentations.
  • Ability to express ideas clearly, concisely, and respectfully.
  • Ability to speak one of the three First Nations dialects spoken in the region is an asset.
  • Computer literacy required.




1.     Review the organizational assessment report and implement the recommendations in alignment with the organizational strategic plan.

2.     Facilitate the establishment and strengthening of effective networks and relationships with all stakeholders.

3.     Lead in the launch and management of strategies related to the Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority priorities.

4.     Synthesize current business intelligence or trend data to support recommendations for action.

5.     Analyze impact on, and risk to, essential business functions or information systems to identify acceptable recovery time periods and resource requirements.

6.     Lead and develop strategic working group workplans.

7.     Ensure consultation and approval with the executive management team through implementation process.

8.    Negotiate and facilitate quality improvements.

9.    Write reports to summarize evaluation activities, including description of goals, planning, scheduling, execution, results, analysis, conclusions, and recommendations.

10.  Explore opportunities to obtain funding through proposals and potential partnerships with other agencies.

11.  Provide support to the working groups.

12.  Align strategic planning function of SLFNHA with the Anishinabe Health Plan.