First Nations Health Directors Association


New Job Opportunity: Senior Advisor – Term to March 31, 2023 – (Vancouver, BC)

October 13th, 2022

FNHA Overview

The First Nations Health Authority is a diverse and transformational health organization of professional, innovative and dedicated team members and leaders.

The first of its kind in Canada, FNHA works as a health-and-wellness partner with BC First Nations to support self-determination and decision-making to improve health outcomes.

Join Our Historic Journey

At FNHA, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute to BC’s history.  With a unique governing structure and mandate, our fluid work environment means you can play an active role in real change. Our talented teams value respect and foster lateral kindness in their working relationships.  Our holistic approach to wellness, based on First Nations teachings, is incorporated into all aspects of work culture.  Where else will you get to create a personal wellness plan as part of your performance goals?

Position Summary

The Senior Advisor provides advice, guidance, and implementation support to a variety of strategic partnerships, policy initiatives, and key projects.  The position also provides direct support to the Director and departmental management team and supports the supervision of staff, contractors, and project teams.  The Senior Advisor helps to initiate, maintain, and develop strong and effective working relationships with colleagues, First Nations communities, members of the First Nations Health Council and First Nations Health Directors Association health service partners and organizations, and with federal, provincial, and external health system partners and stakeholders.  

As a health and wellness organization, the First Nations Health Authority has aligned with the Provincial Public Health Order released on October 14, 2021. We have a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all employees at First Nations Health Authority. This policy requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If selected for employment, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination by providing a copy of your BC Vaccination Card Passport with the QR code.


1. Contributes expertise to development of strategic partnerships and agreements, implementation of initiatives related to the mandate and priorities of the FNHC/FNHDA, and development of organizational work plans.

2. Provides advisory, development, and support services to change management, training, and curriculum initiatives.

3. Provides strategic, expert advice to executives, senior management, and key internal and external stakeholders.

4. Leads, coordinates, or participates in horizontal initiatives in community engagement, policy, or research involving other analysts, researchers, and support personnel.

5. Analyzes issues, makes decisions on resolution for matters that are within the position scope of delegation and policy.

6. Identifies and monitors complex issues, analyzes developments and research international, federal, provincial and First Nations policies and processes as relevant to the work of the FNHC/FNHDA.

A Full Job Description is Available Upon Request


·   University Degree in Public Health, Political or Social Science, Health or Public Administration, First Nations Governance, Leadership or other related fields of study, plus 6 to 8 years of related advanced experience in senior policy, strategist, or management, or an equivalent combination of education and experience

·   Significant policy and strategy development and analysis experience 

·   Experience in working with First Nations 

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes

·   Awareness – Thorough knowledge of the current First Nations health governance landscape in BC and the critical issues and opportunities for BC First Nations health.

·   Analysis – Synthesizes assesses and analyzes large volumes of information and applies strategic and tactical thinking, including the ability to understand multiple perspectives, to develop proposed frameworks, approaches, recommendations with minimal supervision.

·   Teamwork/collaboration – Strong interpersonal skills.  Interacts with people effectively.  Able and willing to share and receive information.  Collaborates within the group and across groups.  Supports group decisions.  Puts group goals ahead of own goals.

·  Adaptability – Adapts to changing work environments, work priorities and organizational needs.  Able to effectively deal with change and diverse people.

·  Planning/Organizing – Proactively plans and organizes tasks and work responsibilities to achieve objectives.  Sets priorities and schedules activities.  Allocates and uses resources properly.

·   Work standards – Sets and maintains high professional and performance standards.  Pays close attention to detail, accuracy, and quality, and ensures follow through in a timely manner. Sticks to commitments and reports back on status of assigned tasks.

Closing Statement


The First Nations Health Authority is committed to respecting diversity within our workforce; preference will be given to individuals with Indigenous ancestry (First Nations, Inuit, Métis).

What You Can Expect From Us

Joining our family means joining an organization that supports personal growth, in-house training, a paid volunteer day and a unique full-day orientation program.

Leading with culture, all FNHA employees complete San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training. We support


Please note that only those applicants shortlisted will be contacted. If you do not hear from us about this position, please accept our sincere appreciation for your interest in FNHA!  

For more information about us, please visit: or contact FNHA Recruitment at or call 1-844-699-3186.

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