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Director of National Programs

CAAN provides a National forum for Indigenous Peoples to holistically address HIV and AIDS, HCV, STBBIs, TB, Mental Health, and related co-morbidity issues; promotes a Social Determinants of Health framework through advocacy; and provides accurate and up to date resources on these issues in a culturally relevant manner for Indigenous Peoples wherever they reside.

Location: Remote / Home office
Employment type: Full-Time
Job Salary: $70,000 – $85,000 based on qualifications/experience
Reporting to: Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

The Director of National Programs (DNP) is a core member of the management team and one of three directors: the DNP, the Director of Research, and the CEO. The DNP is responsible for supporting all aspects of the CAAN operations, with specific responsibility for leadership and supervision of the Programs Staff. The DNP is also
responsible for the successful identification, development, implementation and growth of organizational funding objectives, including reporting and communication with funders.

Key Activities:
• The DNP is a senior support for the organization’ internal operations and is responsible for leading in strategic planning sessions, directing budget preparations, making recommendations on the overall efficient operation of the organization and chairing staff meetings.
• The DNP has a representation role, ensuring that the reputation of the organization is maintained in good standing at all times with both internal and external contacts.
• Each member of the core group has a responsibility to transfer appropriate information and knowledge to each other and/or others in the office, to ensure that work and job functions can continue uninterrupted in the event that a member of the core group is absent from the office.
• As well as working in collaboration with the core group, in some cases independent decision-making and/or problem solving will be required as part of the efficient management of the operations. The DNP will work independently and in accordance with established organizational policies and procedures in the following areas:
o Project management
o Responsible for ensuring proper supervision of Program staff and consultants
o Post project management, and
o Authorizing and/or implementing Program-related expenditures

• Masters degree in a related discipline (Business/Public Admin, etc.) and/or a combination of academic (undergraduate degree with other related certification) and direct work experience (minimum six years in community-based environment.)
• Minimum four years in a senior management position
• Direct supervision of at least eight or more staff
• Demonstrated proposal development skills
• Excellent communication skills, bilingual is a key asset (oral/written)
• Training and experience in managing human resources (Certified Human Resource
• Professional certification and/or training is an asset)
• Demonstrated experience in advising managers, overseeing employee relations, understanding labour law, ensuring health & safety in the workplace, financial reporting, progress reporting, crisis management and mediation
• Superb administrative skills
• Highly organized with clear ability to multitask
• Experience in contract management
• Maintaining confidentiality as a term of employment
• Demonstrated experience in organizational planning and development
• Knowledge of computer software, such as Microsoft Office Suite, etc
• Ability to adapt to evolving situations, as new funding opportunities arise
• High level ethical conduct which will be outlined in a code of conduct for all employees
• Ability and willingness to work and/or travel evenings and weekends as needed

To apply: Please email a cover letter and resume, in PDF format to . Please address the cover letter to Margaret Kisikaw Piyesis, CEO and include one personal reference and one former employer reference within your resume. No phone calls please; Applications without a cover letter will not be reviewed. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Based on the Section 16(1) of the Canadian Human Rights Act CHRA Everyone is encouraged to apply, however, Indigenous people with living experience of HIV will be given preference.

Application Deadline: July 30, 2021