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Program Manager, Indigenous Health

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

March 15, 2023

Reporting to the Director, Indigenous Health, the Program Manager oversees all activities led by the Indigenous Health in Specialty PGME Committee (IHSPGME) and Indigenous Health Committee (IHC) of the Royal College. This includes implementing a program that will allow the Royal College to meet its commitment to making indigenous health a mandatory component of postgraduate medical education (PGME), including curriculum, accreditation and assessment. The Program Manager acts as a hub for Indigenous health program development and implementation at the Royal College, working closely with internal stakeholders, external stakeholders and Indigenous partners in a way that respects self-determination.

Here’s an insight into your typical day to day:

• Advance the Royal College’s commitment to integrate Indigenous health in PGME by developing a program implementation plan that is informed by stakeholder needs, and includes communication and change management strategies, policies, procedures and educational support and training materials.

• Collaborate with IHSPGME, IHSPGME Expert Working Group, IHC committees as well as PGME Leaders to develop a practical and comprehensive program that is supported by programs plans, business cases, logic models, briefing notes and other reports.

• Use metrics to monitor and report on progress of the program to IHSPGME Chair, IHC Chair and Royal College leadership and support leadership in communicating progress to a diverse stakeholder audience.

• Work with key business units within the OSA, OLC and other offices to develop strategies and resources that will support the integration of Indigenous Health into the Royal College postgraduate training and accreditation standards including the development and/or curation of teaching, learning and assessment resources that can be used by the PGME community.

• Support Indigenous Educators in the planning and development of project-based deliverables outlined in their statement of work.

• Lead and provide direction for staff involved in processes or operations. May oversee the work of others who are involved in the deliverables, including delegating and reviewing work. Participate in the interview, selection and training of external program support resources. Contribute to the performance assessment of other more junior resources.

• Define program objectives and desired results; Create project plans, business cases, briefing notes, and other reports and deliver presentations to stakeholders

• Create request for proposals (RFPs) and deliver RFP projects.  Negotiate, maintain, review and write contracts. Liaise with contractors and consultants for plans and projects.

Does this sound like you?

• Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent combination of education and related experience.

• Minimum 5-7 years’ related project/program management experience, preferably in the planning, execution and evaluation of health programs.

• Strong creativity in order to design new programs and services and formulate novel approaches to solving unique, complex problems.

• Strong planning, communication and analytical skills with the ability to apply multiple solutions to business problems including assessing people, financial and technology considerations

• Excellent organizational, time management skills to plan, prioritize and coordinate own and others’ activities.

• Demonstrated leadership, proven people management skills and an ability to influence a variety of constituents to adopt new practices and behaviors through different means and interactions with management.

• First Nations, Inuit or Métis candidates will be given priority, please self-identify;

• Demonstrated knowledge of the context of Indigenous health in Canada (e.g. understanding impacts of colonization, racism, social determinants, legislation and policies on the health of Indigenous peoples).

• Experience working with Indigenous leaders, communities, organizations and individuals; demonstrating an ability to practice principles of ally ship and “two-eyed seeing” (embrace strengths of Indigenous and non-Indigenous knowledge).

• Clear understanding of Indigenous perspectives on health care combined with knowledge, comprehension and application of cultural safety within health care.

• Fluency in an Indigenous language and/or in French is an asset.

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada is a national, nonprofit organization established in 1929 by a special Act of Parliament to oversee the medical education of specialists in Canada.  Today, the Royal College has over 55,000 members and the vision remains to advance the learning for specialist physicians to deliver the best health care for all.  The Royal College partners with patients, Fellows, residents and other health care collaborators to lead specialty medical education through setting standards, assessment, and enabling continuous learning so that we can provide the best care possible for patients.

How to get noticed?

Please apply through our UKG recruitment platform with your résumé, covering letter and salary expectations by March 31, 2023.

The Royal College invites applications from all qualified applicants. The Royal College is strongly committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from Black, racialized/visible minorities, Indigenous/Aboriginal people, women, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQIA+ persons. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

We sincerely thank all applicants for their interest; however, we will only contact those under consideration. An eligibility list may be established for similar positions of various tenures. The list will be retained for a maximum period of 18 months.

We are dedicated as an organization to adhere to public health guidelines for our employees and their families. Remote work arrangements for most of our teams is currently in place until further notice. Flexibility is key in our new world.

The Royal College will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that considers an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodations during the interview process, please contact

Annual Salary

Band 7 - Salary ranges from $78,614.00 to $98,269.00

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