Health Manager

Website Gitsegukla First Nation

The Health Manager is a key leadership position within the Gitsegukla First Nation, responsible for overseeing and coordinating all aspects of health services and health programs for the community. The Health Manager plays a critical role in promoting the overall well-being and improving the health outcomes of community members, while respecting and integrating our cultural values, traditions, and practices.


Who we are

Welcome to the Gitsegukla First Nation, a vibrant and proud community comprising 500 individuals. Nestled at the confluence of the Kitseguecla and Skeena Rivers, just 40 km southwest of Hazelton, British Columbia, our name Gitsegukla symbolizes “people living under the precipice” in the Gitxsan language, representing the striking mountain that overlooks our land.  Located in the captivating Skeena Valley, our community offers a serene and picturesque environment that has sustained our ancestors for countless generations. We hold immense pride in our diverse culture, profound history, and cherished traditions, and our unwavering commitment is to safeguard these invaluable treasures for the prosperity of future generations.


What we offer

Gitsegukla First Nation will provide you with purpose in your work. As part of our team, you will contribute to the betterment of our community. We value inclusivity, support, and care which foster a positive work environment. Along with the opportunity to work alongside a compassionate like-minded team, we provide a generous compensation package which includes:


·         Three (3) weeks annual vacation

·         Elective Leave: 18 days paid personal leave

·         An additional 10 days paid time off during the festive season

·         A generous registered pension plan

·         A healthy extended benefit plan

·         Training, Learning and Development to support your career growth

  • Salary of $65 – $75 K per annum

Supporting you

If you are community member who is re-entering the work force, a new graduate, or in the midst of a career change, Gitsegukla First Nation is committed to your success.  We provide training, coaching, mentorship, and professional development opportunities to support your success. We ask that you have an eagerness to learn. Having all the qualifications listed in the posting is not always necessary!


What you will do


Strategic Planning and Leadership:

·        Develop and implement a strategic health plan aligned with the community’s vision, goals, and values.

·        Provide visionary leadership to the health team, ensuring clear direction, goals, and objectives are set and achieved.

·        Collaborate with community leaders, Band Council, and other stakeholders to advocate for and prioritize health initiatives.

Program Management:

·        Oversee the planning, implementation, and evaluation of health programs and services, including primary care, preventive care, mental health, and traditional healing practices.

·        Ensure compliance with all relevant regulations, policies, and funding requirements.

·        Monitor and manage the budget, allocating resources appropriately and identifying funding opportunities.

Community Engagement and Partnership:

·        Establish and maintain strong relationships with community members, Elders, and leaders to understand their health needs and concerns.

·        Foster a collaborative approach by working closely with local health authorities, government agencies, and other organizations (First Nations Health Council, First Nations Health Managers Association, First Nations Health Council, Northern Health) to leverage resources and enhance service delivery.

·        Promote cultural safety and incorporate traditional healing practices and knowledge into the healthcare system.

Human Resources and Employee Development:

·        Recruit, supervise, and support a multidisciplinary health team, providing mentorship and professional development opportunities.

·        Foster a positive work environment that encourages teamwork, collaboration, and cultural sensitivity.

·        Conduct performance evaluations, identify training needs, and ensure adequate staffing levels.

Data Management and Reporting:

·        Develop and maintain systems for collecting, analyzing, and reporting health data, ensuring confidentiality and compliance with privacy regulations.

·        Prepare regular reports and presentations for Band Council, funders, and other stakeholders.

·        Utilize data to identify health trends, monitor progress, and drive evidence-based decision-making.


Qualifications: Education and Experience

·        Bachelor’s degree or college diploma in health sciences, hospital administration or public administration or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

·        A minimum of  3 years of related experience in the direct supervision and development of employees involved with health or community services.

·        Experience working in First Nations health services or with Indigenous communities, demonstrating cultural competency and understanding of historical and intergenerational trauma.


Skill Sets and Competencies

·        A strong personal interest and commitment to Gitsegukla First Nation’s vision, mission and values

·        Knowledge of and previous work experience with First Nations Communities and Indigenous Cultures is a definite asset.

·        Strong leadership skills with a proven ability to develop and implement strategic plans.

·        Knowledge of health policies, programs, and issues affecting Indigenous populations in British Columbia.

·        Experience managing health programs, budgets, and employees

·        Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to build relationships and collaborate effectively with diverse stakeholders.

·        Proficiency in data analysis and reporting.

·        Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and manage competing demands.

·        Ability to successfully and periodically undergo an appropriate criminal records review and police record check is required.


To apply:

If you are aligned with our values  and are committed to supporting our community, please submit your resume and cover letter to, with the position title in the subject line.

We encourage applicants to submit applications as soon as possible, as applicants will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. We thank all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Persons of Indigenous ancestry will be given preference. s16(1) CHRA.

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