Director Of Operations


Full Time (Permanent)
Monday to Friday – 7 hours/day
Wabasca, Alberta

Bigstone Health Commission is seeking an experienced and competent Director of Operations, to join our talented Health Team. The ideal candidate will have senior management experience in First Nations health. This role requires outstanding organizational, communication, and leadership skills with the ability to develop innovative solutions that push boundaries. The Director of Operations will work closely with senior management to strategize and develop long-term plans that guide in new levels of productivity and success for the organization. This is a rewarding opportunity if you have an appreciation for First Nations culture, a desire for continuing professional development and enjoy the support and collaboration from our multidisciplinary team and various other professionals and agencies.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Develop, implement, and monitor day-to-day operational processes to provide visibility into the goals, progress, and obstacles of key initiatives
• Draw on relationships with departments, external partners, and vendors to make decisions regarding operational activity and strategic goals
• Plan, monitor, and analyze key metrics for day-to-day operations to ensure efficient and timely completion of tasks
• Ensure the adherence to and compliance with all terms and conditions of the Contribution Agreements and Contracts in place for operations and budgets
• Ensure required reporting is completed by all program Manager/Supervisors within assigned departments
• Adhere to the company’s policies and standards, and ensure that laws and regulations are being followed
• Works with all Directors, Managers and Supervisors to develop and implement work plans
• Effectively communicate operational issues and make recommendations to the Chief Executive Officer
• Ensure compliance with approved budgets and monitor expenses in all assigned departments
• Assist Directors/Managers and Supervisors in the development of Education and training programs that are designed to elevate the competencies of the staff involved in their programs
• Develop and maintain a communication strategy
• Work closely with Human Resources to lead the team with integrity and to establish and maintain a trusting, inclusive, and productive environment
• Creating and maintaining partnerships
• Represent the Commission in public and stakeholder forums as required
• Must be willing to travel

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Knowledge of the Indigenous Health – Indigenous Services Canada programs and services
• Knowledge of Health legislation, regulations, policies and procedures
• Previous experience in health program development
• Previous experience working with First Nations Health programs or organizations
• Understanding of the northern economic, culture and political environment
• Strong team building skills
• Analytical and problem solving skills
• Proficient verbal, presentation, listening, written and communications skills
• Advanced computer skills in Microsoft Office
• Promote positive internal /external customer relations
• Possess exceptional organization and time management skills
• Ability to speak Cree is an asset
• Must be willing to relocate to Wabasca

Education and Experience:

• Post-secondary education (Diploma or Degree) related to Business Management, Health Administration or equivalent
• 5-10 years’ experience in Operations and Administration is an asset
• 5-10 years of Managerial experience is an asset
• Certified First Nations Health Management Certification is an asset
• Must have a valid class 5 driver’s license

 Competitive Salary
 Paid Vacation & Sick Time

 Employer Matching Retirement Savings Plan
 Extended Health, Dental & Vision Plan

Salary will commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Send Cover Letter, Resume, Criminal Record Check along with 3 work related references to:
Bigstone Health Commission
Human Resources Department
Box 1020 Wabasca, Alberta T0G 2K0
Fax: 780-891-2623 or via Email to:
Closing Date for this Employment Opportunity will be: Until a Suitable Candidate is found
Applicants are thanked in advance for their interest however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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