Project Manager (Research Initiative)

The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council (NTC) is looking for a permanent, full-time Project Manager who can lead a long-term study “Indigenous Component of Health Life Trajectories Initiative” (I-HeLTI) to learn how to improve health and wellness of Indigenous children.  Based out of Port Alberni, I-HeLTI Project Manager will lead a project team and reports to the NTC Director of Health.

Responsibilities include:   

  • Supports the I-HeLTI project’s coordinator and leads in overall planning and coordination of project objectives and timelines, providing administrative / research support to team members as needed
  • Oversees the submission and management of ethics approval applications, participate in the development

of protocols, and fieldwork, data and bio-specimen collection as well as analysis and evaluation of interventions following strict adherence to standard health governance structures

  • Administers the project budget and other resources
  • Collaborates with other Department of Health Managers, and builds relationships between local community health resources and the First Nation communities

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree relevant to public health with a minimum of two years’ experience (with graduate degree) or five years (with undergraduate degree) in research project management including budgeting, planning and coordination with a preference given to expertise in Indigenous peoples’ health
  • Research experience in maternal health or child development
  • A clear understanding of OCAP and CIHR CHAPTER 9: TCPS2 Ethics Guidelines; research involving First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples of Canada
  • Ability to balance western and traditional Indigenous worldviews in practice
  • Familiarity with word, excel and other computer software relevant to project management
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, and expertise in quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • Knowledge of CIHR grant management and reporting processes.
  • Give permission to reference check any past employer, and provide an acceptable criminal record check
  • Be willing and able to demonstrate compliance with NTC Vaccination Policy (COVID-19).
  • Valid BC driver’s licence, reliable vehicle, and willingness to travel

Salary based on qualifications and experience: annual salary range $55,000 - $86,000.   




Port Alberni

Contact Info

Apply by 1pm November 21, 2023 by sending your cover letter, resume, and three references (available to contact) to:
Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council
P.O. Box 1383

Port Alberni, BC  V9Y 7M2


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