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Program Coordinator, Indigenous Grand Challenges - Toronto, Ontario

Job Posting #845486

Position: Program Coordinator, Indigenous
Site: MaRS Discovery District
Department: Grand Challenges Canada – Indigenous Innovation Initiative
Reports to: Director, Indigenous Innovation Initiative
Salary Range: Commensurate with experience and consistent with the UHN compensation policy
Status: Temporary full-time (8 months)

Grand Challenges Canada (GCC) funded by the Government of Canada, is dedicated to supporting Bold Ideas with Big Impact®. The bold ideas we support integrate science and technology, social and business innovation – we call this Integrated Innovation®. We have a determined focus on results, and on saving and improving lives.

The Indigenous Innovation Initiative (the Initiative) is seeking a Program Coordinator, Indigenous to ensure the on-going success of the Initiative through the efficient and effective execution of programming and operations activities in a manner that respects and adheres to Indigenous knowledge and values. The Initiative serves to empower Indigenous people and communities to identify and solve their own challenges through innovative ideas that will transform lives and make positive change. The Initiative seeks to provide flexible funding to Indigenous innovators in Canada, working to solve challenges that will make an impact at all levels of community including nationally. The Initiative takes a holistic approach founded on Indigenous values and knowledge. The Indigenous Innovation Initiative is hosted by and backed by the expert team of Grand Challenges Canada (GCC).

Reporting directly to the Director, Indigenous Innovation Initiative (I3), the I3 Program Coordinator is responsible for supporting the activities of the Indigenous Innovation Initiative projects, including but not limited to the following tasks and activities: coordinating the monitoring and close-out of existing grants and contracts; managing negotiation process for new grants and contracts; managing application intake and review processes; knowledge management and translation of project and programmatic data; supporting quality improvement and streamlining processes cross-departmentally; coordinating program-related activities; providing other programmatic and organizational support.

•At minimum, completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant discipline or recognized equivalent
•Masters’ Degree or discipline of high relevance (e.g. Indigenous Studies, Global health, Business Administration, etc.) preferred
•At minimum two (2) years related program support and/or project coordination and/or grant administration experience required
•Project Management experience preferred; certification an asset
•Must have demonstrated experience working with Indigenous communities, agencies, institutions, and/or political bodies in Canada
•Significant knowledge of Indigenous context in Canada; ability to speak an Indigenous language will be considered an asset
•Demonstrated proficiency with word-processing, database and spreadsheet software (including but not limited to the Microsoft Office suite)
•Demonstrated commitment to impact; proactive, balancing planning and execution
•Demonstrated problem solving skills
•Excellent organizational and time management skills
•Highly developed interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to work well independently and within a team
•Excellent verbal and written communications skills

*Travel within Canada may be required*

If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, please apply on-line. You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.

Posted Date: July 4, 2019               Closing Date: July 25, 2019

For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.

To fulfill UHN’s (or GCC’s) commitment to diversity, equity and inclusivity and pursuant to Section 24 of the Ontario Human Rights Code, this position is restricted to applicants who identify as a member of an indigenous community. We thank all who have applied, however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.

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