Community Relations Representative (Vancouver Coastal Region)
First Nations Health Authority
Vancouver Coastal, Vancouver Coastal
17d ago

Organization Summary

The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) and its employees are committed to a proactive holistic approach to health and wellness, and to the delivery of services which are sustainable and honour the customs and traditions of First Nations communities.

The First Nations Health Authority is committed to respecting diversity within our workforce; preference will be given to individuals with First Nations, Inuit, Metis or Aboriginal ancestry.

Position Summary

Are you a relationship builder who works effectively at collaborating with diverse groups and organizations using exceptional communication skills?

Are you passionate about providing Health Benefits to First Nations communities and are committed to a proactive holistic approach to health and wellness?

The Community Relations Representative is responsible for directly implementing the engagement communication plans to First Nations communities on behalf of the Health Benefits team.

You will liaise between Health Benefits and community members by proactively identifying recommendations for joint solutions that will be beneficial to all stakeholders.


  • A university degree with specialization in Health Sciences, Education or Social Services or a related field, or an acceptable combination of education, training and professional experience.
  • Relevant, recent and significant experience in the provision of coordination support to First Nation communities (usually acquired over a 3-5 year period).
  • Experience working with BC First Nations / Aboriginal people at a community and / or political level including in the area of community engagement and community / organizational development.
  • Experience working with First Nations leadership and communities.
  • Experience in developing and delivering presentations.
  • Experience in research, writing, and note taking.
  • Experience in analysis, writing reports, and providing recommendations.
  • Experience in facilitating community engagement or consultative processes.
  • Experience with issues management and escalation.
  • A valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge and experience with the community engagement process.
  • Knowledge of health related issues and those affecting First Nations communities in particular.
  • Knowledge of the BC First Nations political and governance landscape from the federal, provincial and regional context.
  • Ability to build and maintain respectful and effective relationships with diverse groups, organizations, and individuals to work collaboratively and cooperatively, including good conflict management skills and abilities.
  • Ability to coordinate, design and facilitate meetings and other gatherings on a wide variety of topics and with diverse groups and / or individuals, including the development of pre-
  • reading and meeting documentation.

  • Excellent communications skills both orally and in writing. Comfortable presenting to a variety of audiences and ensure material is adapted to the audience.
  • Excellent analytical skills, to consolidate and analyze survey data to develop preliminary recommendations.
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, and Visio) and SharePoint.
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