Manager, Community Arrangement

First Nations Health Authority (FNHA)

Job Description

Manages high volume of agreement related work to support communities. Partners with regional teams, advisory to be responsive to communities needs in understanding their agreements including the opportunities and requirements that exist within each type of contribution agreement.

Provides operational leadership in the negotiation process in the relevant reporting area and supports B.C.

First Nation’s organizations in implementing their funding arrangement. Identifies risks in the area of Community Arrangements and recommends mitigation strategies to Director, Funding Arrangements. Oversees the delivery of Health Funding Arrangement advice and support to First Nation communities. Partners with the Director on the development of annual operational plans, budget management and resource planning for the Funding Arrangements team in the relevant reporting area.

  •  Ensures collaborative development of community health planning policies, processes and guidelines
  •  Develops, negotiates, monitors and evaluates health funding arrangements with B.C. First Nations organizations
  •  Delivers the community arrangements component of the Health and Health Management policy and program expertise and information to B.C. First Nations organizations
  •  Partners with Manager, Funding Arrangements Development in in finalizing the Agreement and implementation processes and ensures ongoing Agreement monitoring and evaluation
  •  Manages Community Arrangement health programs and formal processes established to monitor and evaluate programs and resources
  •  Contributes to the development of FNHA policies, formulae, frameworks, agreements and program initiatives
  •  Identifies potential risk areas and recommend mitigation strategies in the area of Community Arrangement to the Director, Funding Arrangements on agreement monitoring, evaluation and reporting
  •  Develops and maintains effective working relations with internal staff, provincial health authorities and First Nations governments, tribal councils, communities and health associations
  •  Analyzes and interprets broadly defined program policies and guidelines, assesses their implications on FNHA operations, designs frameworks, protocols, processes and strategies
  •  Leads the process of developing, implementing, monitoring, reviewing, revising and maintaining policies, standards and directives in the area of Partnership Arrangement.
  •  Manages the Community Arrangements team including workload management, priority setting and with responsibility for all areas of human resources including recruitment, wellness, learning & development planning, coaching, performance evaluation, discipline etc.
  •  Manages the budget for reporting areas, ensuring that all service and program expenditures are maintained within established limits.
  •  Manages external consultants and other service providers involved in Community Arrangements and delivery assignments in reporting areas; and ensures standards, quality and time-frames are addressed in all deliverable.
  •  Performs other related duties as assigned

Education: A University Degree in business or a related discipline plus eight years of related experience, including that in a leadership role, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience


  1. Advising First Nations communities in managing sensitive and complex Funding Arrangements, including monitoring, reporting, and risk management;
  2. Guiding First Nations through the community health planning process; • Leading teams in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment;
  3. Managing competing priorities and demands to meet deadlines and resolve issues in a timely manner; and,
  4. Building and maintaining effective and collaborative working relationships with First Nations communities, health associations, government(s) and business leaders.
  5. Experience in managing funding arrangements within First Nations communities/organizations is an asset

Job Requirement:

Knowledge of general funding arrangements and contract practices

Knowledge of the basic accounting principles, methods and techniques used to conduct financial analysis

Knowledge of risk analysis principles, methods and techniques to evaluate and determine the adequacy of funding arrangement controls and reporting

Knowledge of negotiation methods and techniques to successfully conclude large and/or complex agreements, negotiate changes/modifications to existing agreements and effect compliance where issues have been identified

Employee Class: Permanent

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