• POSITION:                          DIRECTOR COMMUNITY WELLNESS

Under the direction of the Tribal Administrator, the Director Community Wellness is responsible for leading design, planning, implementation and evaluation of health and wellness programs in accordance with Long Plain First Nations mandates, priorities, and work plans.  This role is responsible for collaborating across the departments to support integrated community health and wellness programming that reflects community needs and is grounded in LPFN values.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and quality control of health and wellness promotion and programming.
  • Leads the development and implementation of the departments strategic priorities with respect to community goals.
  • Researches and assesses health and wellness strategies, conducts feasibility studies and need assessments to determine the impact programs and projects.
  • Mental health, emotional and cultural support, including on the land healing, connection with culture and aftercare.
  • Children, youth and families, including Jordon’s Principle service coordination and youth wellness programming.
  • Elders support and aging in place programming.
  • Links activities to organizational goals and strategic frameworks, provides systems level consideration to complementary activities throughout the department.
  • Coordinates with federal and provincial stakeholders and funding contributors to ensure that funding sources are properly accessed and utilized.
  • Administers contribution agreements and contracts in support of Health and wellness activities.
  • Monitoring and evaluation programs and services to ensure they are designed to meet the needs of participants.
  • Other duties as assigned and/or outlined in the job description.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited University or College in a health-related or social science field.
  • Completions of Indigenous cultural humility or competency course or equivalent education is desired
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience in the delivery and coordination of health promotion programs or related programming.
  • Experience working with and in First Nations Communities.
  • Understanding of Indigenous social determinants of health and decolonizing health and wellness principles and practices.
  • Experience in program and management including monitoring and evaluation, supervision and leadership with staff and fiscal management.
  • Working knowledge of theories, practices and principles relative the health and wellness, including mental wellness, suicide prevention, harm reduction and recovery oriented practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain respectful and collaborative working relationships with elected officers, government officials, business leaders, managers, staff and LPFN participants.
  • Strong motivational and leadership skills.
  • Proficient in a variety of computer applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Must have proven ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of Indigenous culture, traditions and fluent in a First Nations language would be an asset.
  • Must be able to travel as requested and work flexible hours.

Conditions of Employment

  • Valid Manitoba Class 5 Driver’s License and access to a reliable vehicle.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Interested applicants are invited to forward a cover letter, resume with two references to:
Human Resources
[email protected]

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