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.
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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?
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.
This position leads and directs project teams to ensure the successful delivery of IMIT projects throughout the entire project lifecycle. The project manager is responsible for the discovery, initiation, planning, executing, monitoring and control, and closing of assigned projects, to deliver the expected benefits and results on time and on budget.
The project manager needs to direct and coordinate with various stakeholders in a complex environment, collaborating with business units and IT teams to define project scopes and objectives, identifying required skills and resources for project teams, and developing detailed work plans. The project manager leads the execution of the project plan and provides periodic project status reports, including inter-project dependencies and communications. The project manager anticipates and identifies project risks and issues, recommends options, and works with senior management to implement solutions. Types of projects (or sets of projects) assigned include complex enterprise-wide initiatives which may include but are not limited to: IT infrastructure implementation and upgrades, IT applications development, deployment, enhancement, and migration, as well as IMIT support of business transformation, strategy, and operations across FNHA.
- Directs and manages multiple, complex, enterprise projects from business case preparation to planning to implementation to closing and post implementation review, directing the project teams and stakeholders through the various phases of projects.
- Leads large, highly complex, enterprise-wide projects to support business and corporate strategic initiatives. Engages stakeholders across various departments within FNHA and with external parties, such as other health authorities, government, and technology vendors. Provides direction and gives guidance to project team members, who may come from various professional areas, such as Business Analysis and Application Development. Manage the collaborations of cross-functional teams to achieve the project goals.
- Develops full scale project plans and schedules, and leads the planning, implementation, and execution of projects. Analyzes highly complex tasks to identify project dependencies, identify the critical path, and determines the best ways achieve the project benefits and goals.
- Facilitates the definition of project strategy, scope, and deliverables in coordination with various stakeholders, defines project tasks and resource requirements, and coordinates project activities.
- Manages full project life cycle including discovery, initiation, planning, implementation, monitoring, control, and documentation; create project documents such as scope statements, plans, work break-down structure (WBS), schedules, charters, presentations, and status reports.
- Monitors progress of projects to ensure projects are within scope, schedule, budget and meet quality standards; provides regular project status reports.'
A Full Job Description is Available Upon Request
- A Bachelor's degree in a related discipline (Computer Science/Business/Health Informatics) or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- 8+ years of recent direct Project Management experience in managing IT infrastructure and applications projects.
- Proven supervisory and management experience.
- Proven experience in managing large scale, complex enterprise IMIT projects.
- Proven experience in managing agile projects, hybrid projects and waterfall projects through full project lifecycle.
- Proven experience with commercial, off-the-shelf (COTS) systems, custom development, business architecture, and operations.
- Proven experience in risk management and change management.
- Proven experience in creating project documents, such as project charter and project management plan, including preparation of briefing documents for the senior executives.
- Proven experience in strategic planning.
- Proven experience in RFP, vendor selection, contract management, and vendor management.
- Previous experience in managing business driven or business transformation projects.
- Previous experience in one or more Canadian Healthcare projects.
- Advanced experience with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) including Visio and SharePoint.
- Experience working with PPM tools such as MS Project, OnePlan, Azure DevOps, Microsoft Planner, and monday.com.
- Certificate in Project Management Institute's (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP) is required.
Knowledge, Skills & Attributes
- Depth of knowledge of First Nations traditions and communication protocols.
- Versed in the Project Management Institute's Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) is required.
- Knowledge of both theoretical and practical aspects of project management methodology and best practices including agile/scrum, waterfall, and hybrid.
- Effective leadership, consulting, consensus building, conflict resolution, and negotiation and team-building skills are an asset.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work as a leader and a team player, including coaching project team members and managing project stakeholders, as well as taking direction from project sponsors and PMO Manager as required.
- Works effectively under time pressure to meet deadlines, balance work priorities, and resolve problems in a timely manner.
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, Metis).
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 our family to be leaders in wellness and all staff members develop a yearly wellness plan as part of their performance partnership and goal-setting.
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!
If you have any inquiries or issues please contact FNHA Recruitment at email@example.com or 1-844-699-3186.