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Northern Health

Lead, Climate Change And Health

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If you are looking for friendly, supportive staff, and work life balance this may be just the opportunity that will take your career to a new level.

The Lead, Climate Change & Health provides subject matter expertise, project management, and strategic leadership on issues relating to climate change and health. Working closely with Population and Public Health and other Northern Health teams, the Lead, Climate Change & Health leads the implementation of climate change and health initiatives across Northern Health (NH), and plans and conducts monitoring, reporting, and evaluation activities related to this work. The Lead, Climate Change & Health, in partnership with communities and NH teams, assesses climate risks to health and the health system, builds knowledge and capacity of service providers and communities to prepare for and respond to the health impacts of climate change, and supports innovative and evidence-based solutions. This role works closely with partners and experts across health authority and the NH region to plan, coordinate and implement a climate and health strategy.

Starting salary will be approximately from $88,990 to $111,237 and will be based on education, training, experience, and salaries of similar positions.

Prince George Prince George is the centre of business, education, health and culture for northern British Columbia and services a rural population of about 300,000. The region's economic growth and diversification strategies are creating outstanding opportunities for investors, employers and employees. Affordable housing, land prices and transportation costs, due to short and quick commutes; result in one of the lowest costs of living for a city of its size in the province. Additionally, wage rates fall above provincial averages, providing residents of Prince George with a high standard of living in one of BC's most beautiful regions. The city itself is the 4th largest in British Columbia and has a population of approximately 82,300 local residents and a service centre for nearly 320,000. It is built on the confluence of the Fraser and Nechako rivers. Prince George is the home of the University of Northern British Columbia - Canada's Green university. The warm, friendly and diverse population attests to a strong and dynamic community spirit. Check out Prince George for more information on what this community has to offer.

What Northern Health has to offer you!
• Comprehensive benefit packages including extended health/dental and a municipal pension plan for part-time and full-time employees. Casuals have the option of paying for benefits.
• Four weeks vacation with one year of continuous service
• Financial Support for Moving Expenses is available for eligible positions
• Employee referral program
• Employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
• Spectacular outdoor activities and the shortest commutes in BC
• "Loan Forgiveness Programs" are offered through the Federal and BC Government for eligible professions.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
As part of your application process, you will need to upload the following documentation:
• Proof of COVID-19 vaccination
• Registration number (if you are part of a regulated profession)
• Any supporting documents regarding education/qualifications for this position. Examples may include:
• Program certificates or diplomas
• High school/college/university transcripts etc.
• It is also recommended to provide a cover letter and resume

Are you an International Applicant? Before applying for a job with Northern Health, please follow these steps on our Northern Health careers page

Qualfications
• Master's degree in a discipline related to Public Health, Environmental Studies, Planning, sustainability, or climate action.
• A minimum of five (5) years of recent, related experience
• Experience in a public health agency at the regional, provincial, or federal level an asset.
• Or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
• Class 5 driver's license.

Skills and Abilities:
• Working knowledge of climate change science, health impacts, health equity, and adaptation strategies, including, but not limited to air quality, water quality and quantity, extreme weather events and emergencies, emerging diseases, ecosystem impacts, including to food and water safety and security.
• Demonstrated success managing, coordinating and/or acting as an effective catalyst for innovative, collaborative, social and/or environmental change initiatives involving diverse participants.
• Demonstrated cultural safety pertaining to Indigenous peoples
• Familiarity with existing initiatives relating to climate change in British Columbia, and the ability to build strategic relationships with those involved in these initiatives.
• Demonstrated ability to engage with multiple stakeholders professionally and respectfully in meaningful cross-disciplinary dialogue through advisory committees, meetings and workshops. Ability to integrate feedback from stakeholders into project activities.
• Demonstrated success in managing project at a large scale, supervision of students, and preparing and managing project budgets.
• Demonstrated effective written communication skills with a wide range of audiences, from compiling large amounts of information into written technical reports to translating knowledge for community members.
• Demonstrated ability to synthesize large amounts of information and knowledge from a number of sources including scientific literature, government reports, and stakeholder consultations.
• Demonstrated facilitation skills, with the ability to organize, and facilitate large and small meetings (e.g., workshops, focus groups) while synthesizing and compiling the dialogue in concrete ways.
• Highly motivated, self-starter, with the ability to work effectively independently and as a member of a team.
• Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize work, work under time constraints to meet deadlines, handle interruptions and changes in priorities.
• Expertise in monitoring, reporting, and evaluation, including indicator development.

Who we are
Northern Health covers an area of nearly 600,000 square kilometers and offers health services in over two dozen communities and 55 First Nation's communities. We deliver hospital and community-based health care for a population of 300,000.
Employing more than 7,000 staff throughout the region, Northern Health provides exceptional health services for Northerners, through the efforts of dedicated staff and physicians, in partnership with communities and organizations in Northern BC.
There is a wide variety of career opportunities available in our two dozen hospitals, 25 long-term care facilities, public health units and many other offices providing specialized services.

About Northern Health

Northern Health leads the way in promoting health and providing health services for Northern and rural populations. Our vision of building a strong primary health care system for all Northerners will create a dynamic work environment that challenges all of your skills. We are also dedicated to optimizing the expertise of our staff and building relationships with regional educational institutions for training opportunities such as new physicians, nurses, and paramedical professionals. Northern British Columbia features spectacular lifestyle options in all of our family-oriented communities. Whether you want a casual walkabout beginning in your own backyard, sporting opportunities to challenge the best of athletes, or cultural activities in one of our many diverse communities, Northern British Columbia offers something for everyone.

Company Size

5001-10,000 employees

Application closing date is 2024-08-07

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