Job Number: 883161

Category: Management

Positions Available: 1

Years Experience Required: 5

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Posted Date: Aug 27, 2021


Manager, Workforce Development
Shkaabe Makwa

Position Description
Shkaabe Makwa is a Centre for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Wellness at CAMH that supports culturally relevant systems initiatives to achieve health equity and community wellness in collaboration with First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities and service providers across Ontario.  Through the implementation of wise practices, evidence-based models, trauma-informed interventions, and the advancement of research, Shkaabe Makwa strives to transform health outcomes which harmonize traditional knowledge and medical expertise.

Shkaabe Makwa is seeking a full-time, permanent Manager of Workforce Development to manage the Centre’s training and education activities and initiatives, providing strategic and operational oversight in support of the overall strategic directions and system change goals. Reporting to the Director, Wellness Innovation, the Manager of Workforce Development will manage staff within the workforce development and community supports portfolios; and liaise with CAMH colleagues, CAMH programs and services, and Indigenous leadership, service providers and communities in order to represent and speak to the program’s training and education activities. This position will provide leadership and support to Shkaabe Makwa to ensure that the goals, objectives, and deliverables of training, education and community support initiatives are met.

The Manager, Workforce Development will develop and implement the overall engagement, training and evaluation plans for workforce development initiatives. The incumbent will liaise with Provincial Territorial Organizations, Provincial Indigenous Organizations, First Nation communities, Aboriginal Health Access Centres, and Indigenous services providers regarding training opportunities. The incumbent will support the internal team in developing courses, in-person and online events as well as resources to respond to emerging needs as well as skill, knowledge and information gaps identified by Indigenous direct service providers. The Manager, Workforce Development will provide management, coordination and support to internal and external trainers, support staff, vendors, curriculum advisory circle members and other project partners. In conjunction with the Manager, Instructional Design and Learning Technologies, the incumbent will oversee the development of a standardized and comprehensive online and blended learning training program for Shkaabe Makwa. The incumbent will also contribute to the ongoing development of expertise in adult education, curriculum development, e-learning, instructional design and learning technologies. The successful candidate will draft project workplans and other project materials related to proposals, submissions and/or reporting and will address challenges/delays/risks to the portfolio, elevating to the Director as necessary. Working in conjunction with supervisors, the incumbent will provide direct supervision and day-to-day oversight of direct reports – conducting hiring processes specific to projects, assessing staff performance, establishing personal development plans & addressing performance concerns. Working with the Director, Wellness Innovation, the Manager of Workforce Development will draft and manage the portfolio’s budgets, addressing any budgetary issues on an on-going basis. The incumbent will support a workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and complies with all applicable and regulatory requirements. This position is located at 60 White Squirrel Way.

The successful candidate will possess a Master’s degree in education, social work, psychology, health promotion, or a related field from a recognized institution combined with 5+ years relevant experience working in education and/or mental health and addictions services. Two years of experience with large scale implementation efforts at agency and/or system levels, as well as Management experience providing direct supervisory support to staff and overseeing budgetary requirements are preferred. This position requires the incumbent to be First Nations, Inuit or Métis, with a demonstrated ability to collaborate on initiatives with Indigenous service providers, organizations and First Nations communities. The incumbent must have demonstrated experience in building and maintaining relationships and advancing initiatives with government, community and system partners. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, as well as the ability to work effectively as part of a team are essential to the success of this role. Strong problem solving skills coupled with sound judgement and decision-making skills are also essential. Candidates require the ability to work effectively in a wide range of settings with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Bilingualism (English/French) and/or the ability to speak an Indigenous language is also considered an asset.

Please Note:     This full-time, permanent position is NOT part of any bargaining union.

Salary Range:   Competitive Compensation & Benefits Package

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