Health Director


Location: Birch Narrows Dene Nation
Program: Health Center

Employment Terms: Full Time
Length of Employment: Permanent
Number of Positions: 1

Date Posted: 05/28/2019
Expiration Date: 07/01/2019

Employment Opportunity


Health Director

The Birch Narrows Dene Nation (BNDN) is currently recruiting for the key management role of Health Director. This is a permanent full-time position within the Band Office of BNDN. Working under the support and supervision provided by the Director of Operations, the Health Director has the overall responsibility for the implementation and delivery of the Health, Child Care, and Child and Family Services programs as well as the Human Resources and office management for BNDN. This position will ensure a high standard and quality of services are delivered in accordance with the Community Health Directional Plan, will direct the human resource management programs, coordinate all office operations, liaison with various authorities and agencies, and ensure that all program funds are managed in a responsible manner.

For applicants to be considered for this role, they must possess:

• post-secondary training in administration

• a strong administrative background, and

• several years of management experience in an office environment.

Preference will be given to a Band member who has the ability to speak Cree and/or Dene (and interpret same) as well as being a professional with a strong commitment to healthy living and community development.


The Birch Narrows Dene Nation (BNDN), with its administration office in Turnor Lake, has invested extensively in recreational facilities, community services, infrastructure, and both economic and capacity development with the assistance of funds distributed by the First Nations Trust. It is affiliated with the Meadow Lake Tribal Council (MLTC). Its mission is to provide good governance and create opportunities for the well-being of all Birch Narrows Dene Nation membership, citizens and community. It adheres to values focused on Culture, Language, Respect, Integrity and Honesty. The membership of Birch Narrows Dene Nation is around 826 people, but the need for local services is large. The First Nation has several initiatives that will make a difference. For example, the First Nation took over the Turner Lake Provincial School and now owns the local Northern Store. Ownership and control of the school provides the opportunity to revitalize language retention and local cultural knowledge. The Birch Narrows Elders are active in the community and vigilant about changes to the environment. Mapping and recording the environmental history of their traditional territory is one Elder project underway. Their lifelong relationship with the land is just one reason they are holding meetings at the Birch Narrows Lodge.

The Lodge is a development conceived by the community and is wholly owned by the Birch Narrows Dene Nation. It is located in a prominent area of BNDN traditional hunting, fishing and trapping lands.


Interested applicants should submit their application in writing to:

Morris Interactive

#106-4002 Arthur Rose Ave

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

S7P 0C9

Attention: Human Resources Competition #2019BNDN02DH


The closing date for applications is July 1, 2019. (or 30 days after posting date) Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.