The KO Assistant Health Director is a full-time position responsible to provide assistance to the KO Health Director for the overall management and coordination of health programs and services delivered by KO Health and to provide training and support to KO Health staff. The position also aims to increase community health services by providing support to community health staff in Keewaytinook Okimakinak (KO) First Nations.


1. Develop and maintain working relationships with Health staff in KO member First Nations.
2. Attend and present at KO meetings or other organizations as requested by the Health Director.
3. Oversee KO programs to ensure targets are met and documented in written reports with supporting statistical data.
4. Acts for the KO Health Director in his or her absence including supervision of KO Health staff.
5. As funds allow, travel to the five KO member First Nations a minimum of three times a year to assist with various health programs, health goals, and update Health Directors and staff.
6. Be available to travel to communities in crisis with Mental Health and Crisis teams.
7. Provide support and assistance to the community Health Directors as directed by Chief and Council.
8. Identify training opportunities for the community and KO staff, working in collaboration with the Mental Health Team.
9. Work as part of Health Team in order to provide and coordinate holistic services.
10. Perform other duties as required.
11. Arrange monthly meetings with Health Directors either face to face, by video or audio conference.


a. University degree in a related subject or equivalent in working experience
b. Three years of experience in project or program management in a First Nations health or social services organization
c. Proficiency in the use of computers for word processing, spreadsheets, email
d. Ability to speak Cree, Oji-Cree or Ojibway is an asset.
e. Willingness to travel and remain in remote Northern KO communities for as long as necessary on short notice.
f. Ability to travel to and remain in remote communities.
g. A valid drivers license.

Location: Balmertown, Ontario. Deadline for applications: September 8, 2017.
Please send cover letter, resume and three references to:

Keewaytinook Okimakinak
Job Location: 
POINT (-93.7427579 51.0573419)
Closing Date: 
Friday, September 8, 2017 - 16:00