Program Manager

McGill University - Montréal, QC (30+ days ago)

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The goal of the Indigenous Health Professions Program (IHPP) is to support Indigenous student recruitment and retention, to enhance teaching on Indigenous health topics and priorities, and to support the advancement of Indigenous peoples in teaching and administration in the Faculty of Medicine. Under the guidance of the Director, the Program Manager is responsible for strategic planning, development of programs and initiatives and for managing the day to day affairs of the IHP Program. The IHPP Program Manager plans, develops and implements projects and initiatives, as well as administrative processes and policies. The Program Manager also acts as a liaison for the Program, within the Faculty of Medicine, with other McGill Faculties and Schools and with Indigenous health professionals, health and education organizations, community members and communities.

Primary Responsibilities:
Collaborate with IHPP team members to develop program initiatives across the Indigenous Student Education Trajectory (Early exposure, Transitioning, Retention/Completion, Professional development) that support the recruitment and retention of Indigenous students in the health professions schools. These programs currently include the Eagle Spirit Science Futures, Electronic Tutoring and Mentoring Program, etc.
Implement and maintain IHPP programs, adjust program plans and develop new initiatives as needed to recognize and address emerging dynamics and priorities.
Track progress of program initiatives towards IHPP stated goals. Capture and interpret relevant data.
Plan and organize meetings of the core IHPP team.
Plan, organize and facilitate multi-stakeholder committees/meetings to develop and generate support for program initiatives and collaborate on program implementation. Identify action items and follow up to ensure completion.
Develop a staffing plan to support Program development plans. Define new roles, develop job descriptions with Staffing Advisor, hire and supervise staff. (Positions include: an Indigenous Health Outreach Administrator, work-study role, curriculum consultant.)
Plan and manage IHPP events (such as conferences and workshops)
Guide an Elder-in-Residence pilot plan to identify a traditional knowledge holder(s)/elder(s) who will provide support to students and the IHP Program initiatives. Liaise and collaborate with the Elder-in-Residence, in collaboration with the First People’s House and Office of the Provost on IHPP initiatives.
Guide the advancement of curriculum development on Indigenous health at the health professions schools in collaboration with the IHPP team members.
Plan the IHPP budget, work with Faculty Financial Affairs to monitor disbursements to ensure spending is in line with forecasts in collaboration with the Director.
Develop and maintain strong working relationships with organizations, councils, bands, and agencies that concern themselves with Indigenous health issues in Quebec and Canada, such as Indigenous health professionals, Indigenous health and education organizations, Indigenous community members and communities, to share information, seek input and collaborate in project planning in collaboration with IHPP team members.
Ensure timely and professional communication with all the IHP Indigenous partners as well as other key stakeholders or experts in Indigenous health and education on new and ongoing initiatives.
Collaborate and liaise with the First Peoples’ House, Indigenous Outreach Administrator, the Office of First Nations and Inuit Education, Centre for Indigenous Peoples’ Nutrition and Environment, the Indigenous Affairs Working Group, and resources in local Indigenous communities to improve the university experience of Indigenous students in health professions in collaboration with the IHPP team members,
Collaborate with academic and administrative units within the Faculty of Medicine and the broader University (including the Office of Social Accountability and Community Engagement (SACE), Department of Integrated Studies in Education, School of Continuing Studies). Liaise with various academic and administrative units outside the university including CEGEPS, community boards of education and community health boards in collaboration with the IHPP team
Work with the Faculty Communications Office to develop communications and publications to promote IHPP initiatives in collaboration with the Director,
Write and edit reports, proposals, and promotional materials to promote IHPP initiatives.

Minimum Education & Experience:
Undergraduate degree

Three (3) years' related experience

Other Qualifying Skills And/Or Abilities:
Master’s degree or PhD (Health Profession an asset). 3 years’ related experience (community, institutional). Experience in program development and administration in a University setting is preferred. Knowledge of Indigenous cultures and traditions and experience working with Indigenous communities and individuals. Proven excellent organizational skills and professionalism. Demonstrated written and oral communication skills in an Indigenous language an asset. Ability to work independently. Demonstrated superior English written and oral communication skills; written and oral communication skills in French an asset. Indigenous applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

Reference Number:

Reporting To:
Program Director

Salary Range:
(Grade 04) $51,600 - $64,500 (midpoint) $83,900

Faculty of Medicine
Indigenous Health Professions Program IHPP

Position Type:

Hours Per Week:

Additional Information:
Indigenous applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

How To Apply:
Please submit your application online at

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The deadline to apply for this position is July 30, 2019 at 5:00 PM.

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