Field Supervisor, Regional Health Survey - Term until Dec 2022 (Park Royal, West Vancouver BC)

First Nations Health Authority - Metro Vancouver Regional District, BC (30+ days ago)

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The First Nations Health Authority is a diverse and transformational health organization of professional, innovative and dedicated team members and leaders.

The first of its kind in Canada, FNHA works as a health-and-wellness partner with BC First Nations to support self-determination and decision-making to improve health outcomes.

At FNHA, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute to BC’s history. With a unique governing structure and mandate, our fluid work environment means you can play an active role in real change.
Our talented teams value respect and foster lateral kindness in their working relationships. Our holistic approach to wellness, based on First Nations teachings, is incorporated into all aspects of work culture. Where else will you get to create a personal wellness plan as part of your performance goals?

Position Summary

Coordinates, plans, and supervises the implementation of the Regional Health Survey (RHS) to ensure delivery of effective and culturally appropriate data collection and survey methods within select First Nations communities in BC. Provides leadership, facilitation and guidance in all activities related to data collection. Recommends strategies and problem solving techniques associated with the (RHS).


Represents the RHS and the FNHA in First Nations communities across BC. Provides presentations to communities, band councils, and leadership as required, to facilitate and encourage community involvement in RHS
Reviews data collection activities and provides recommendations and planning direction in support of the RHS , including articulation of priorities
Collects Band Council Resolutions from select BC First Nations noting a community’s decision to participate in the RHS
Supervises and provides direction and guidance to the Field Coordinator by setting priorities, monitoring and handling administrative issues as required. Recruits, trains, and conducts performance management reviews for the Field Coordinator and Data Collectors
Creates and finalizes community sample lists from select BC First Nations to complete the surveys
Plans, develops, implements, reviews and monitors effective and culturally appropriate training programs for the data collection team. Conducts regional training sessions and then one-on-one training as required
Provides backup support to other Field Supervisors as required
Reviews and performs quality check on data and reports received to ensure accuracy and compliance with policy and procedures. Handles all reimbursements for data collectors and crew leads
Develops and implements new procedures for process improvements
Builds capacity within the FNHA, the BC health care system and First Nations communities to create an integrated and comprehensive complement of competencies, skills and expertise to best serve First Nations communities and the FNHA
Participates in multi-disciplinary project teams, working groups, and data advisory committee comprising various departments and individuals within the FNHA, including the regional teams. Provides data collection updates, and provides recommendation on RHS data governance as required


Diploma in administration or health-related field or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience

Occupational Certification

Valid BC Driver’s License required


Recent and relevant experience (usually acquired through 2-3 years’ experience in survey methodologies in public health or a relevant setting

Experience communicating with Band/community level staff

Experience working with First Nations clients/groups

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes


Knowledge of and respect for BC First Nations history and diverse cultures

Proficient with information technology including working knowledge of survey platforms, business computing and data base technology

Good interpersonal and communication skills, verbal and written

Ability to work in and across multiple teams in a participatory manner

Knowledge of OCAP® principles


Ability to plan, develop and implement effective and culturally appropriate training programs for data collectors

Ability to ensure cultural relativity and appropriateness as a foundation for all survey and data collection methods and processes

Ability to build and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships with a variety of staff, contractors, clients and other health services partners

Ability to manage contractors and project teams in a wellness-based organizational environment and including all areas of HR management including but not limited to job profiling, resourcing (staffing & recruitment, learning and development and performance management)

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, including the ability to make and adapt presentations to various audiences

Ability to efficiently and effectively utilize Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel

Physical ability to perform the duties of the position


The First Nations Health Authority is committed to respecting diversity within our workforce; preference will be given to individuals with Indigenous ancestry (First Nations, Inuit, Métis).

What you can Expect from Us

Joining our family means joining an organization that supports personal growth, in-house training, a paid volunteer day and a unique full-day orientation program.

Leading with culture, all FNHA employees complete San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training. We support our family to be leaders in wellness and all staff members develop a yearly wellness plan as part of their performance partnership and goal-setting.

Closing Statement

Please note that only those applicants shortlisted will be contacted. If you do not hear from us about this position, please accept our sincere appreciation for your interest in FNHA!

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If you have any inquiries or issues please contact FNHA Recruitment at or 1-844-699-3186.