Indigenous Mentorship Faculty Lead Apply Online!Competition Number: 2019-1346-DM
Reporting to the Vice Dean Academic, the Indigenous Mentorship Faculty Lead (Mentorship Lead) will lead the creation of a pan-northern supportive network of faculty members prepared to guide and mentor Indigenous learners from all programs towards academic and career success. The Mentorship Lead will implement strategies developed by the Indigenous Mentorship Advisory Panel with a focus on learner-centred, culturally appropriate governance, policy and procedure development, identification and advice on resources and support pathways for NOSM Indigenous learners.
The NOSM is committed to a culture of diversity, inclusion, and equity in which students, faculty, staff, and visitors engage in an environment that is welcoming and respectful of all people. We believe that embracing diversity within our faculty, staff, learners, and curricula creates a rich atmosphere for teaching, learning, and inquiry and is necessary for preparing our graduates to succeed in a diverse world and to change it for the better. Our school exemplifies these values through its fundamentally community-based nature, as our many different approaches to understanding the processes of human communication and collaboration unite in a collective mission to pursue excellence in teaching, research, and service. At the NOSM, diversity is inclusive of a broad range of identities and their intersections, i.e., gender, race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, political affiliation, etc.
This new role will be guided by a philosophy of inclusive excellence that requires critical examination, questioning and reflection at the institution and individual levels to enable both to continuously adapt/change and shift attitudes and behaviours.
Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. Ability to also speak an Indigenous language would be an advantage. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. NOSM is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from Indigenous and francophone candidates, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Eligible candidates from Northern Ontario will be given preference. Indigenous persons are strongly urged to apply. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.
Reporting and Collaboration
The Indigenous Mentorship Faculty Lead reports to the Indigenous Health Committee of Academic Council, the Director Indigenous Affairs for organizational, financial and policy matters. For any matters that are outside the Director IAU’s scope the Mentorship Lead reports to the Vice Dean Academic. The Mentorship Lead also works with various learner support networks and programs such as UME Learner Affairs, Francophone Affairs, Office of Resident Wellness and the Office of Postgraduate Medical Education and Health Sciences Programs.
Summary of Functions
In collaboration with the Director Indigenous Affairs the Mentorship Lead is responsible for creating and sustaining a mentorship network of Indigenous faculty across Northern Ontario and developing policies, procedures and communication strategies to support mentors and mentees in developing and sustaining positive relationships to support academic progression and success for Indigenous learners.
A. Leadership and Administrative Responsibilities
In collaboration with the Director IAU and the VDA:
- Oversee and manage the Mentorship Program
- Seek out resources to support the ongoing development and evolution of the Network
- Chair the Indigenous Mentorship Advisory Group
- Develop the Terms of Reference for the Indigenous Mentorship Network of NOSM and the Mentorship Advisory Group
- Participate as a member of the Indigenous Health Committee of Academic Council
- Provide semi-annual reports and recommendations about the Mentorship Program progress and outcomes to the IHC and Academic Council.
- Attend Northern Constellations and other relevant provincial and national meetings and conferences
B. Policy and Procedure Development
- Develop policies and procedures to support the Mentorship Network
- Develop and/or review other policies to facilitate support of the Mentorship Program
C. Indigenous Mentorship Program Development
- Create a vision and a framework for the Mentorship Program
- Develop a strategic plan and annual workplans for the Mentorship Program
- Design and implement an appropriate evaluation and continuous improvement plan for the Mentorship Program
- Organize an annual meeting of mentors
- In collaboration with the Assistant Dean CEPD create professional development opportunities related to mentorship for Indigenous faculty and learners.
- In collaboration with Communications at NOSM create and continuously enhance a communication strategy for the mentorship network.
- Recruit, orient and provide ongoing support Indigenous faculty mentors
- Work with all education programs and Faculty Affairs to promote and seek feedback on the Mentorship Program
D. Other such duties may be assigned.
The Northern Ontario School of Medicine acknowledges that the entirety of the School’s wider campus of Northern Ontario is the Ancestral Traditional Lands of the First Nations Peoples and Métis Peoples who resided alongside. The School also respectfully acknowledges that the medical school building at Laurentian University is located in the Robinson-Huron Treaty territory and at Lakehead University in the Robinson-Superior Treaty territory.
In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, NOSM strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity. The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. The School seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. While all qualified candidates are invited to apply, we particularly welcome applications from First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and LGBTQ+ persons.
Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact the Office of Human Resources to communicate accommodation needs.
As part of the application process, you are invited to complete a brief diversity survey. The survey is voluntary. All information collected is confidential and will not be shared with the hiring manager. The results of the survey are for institutional planning purposes, and support our efforts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- MD and CFPC or RCPSC certification (or equivalent as determined by the VDA)
- Must hold a license to practice in Ontario
- Faculty Appointment (or eligibility for such) at Northern Ontario School of Medicine
- The successful candidate will be someone who self-identifies as First Nations, Inuit or Métis or who has significant Indigenous lived experience
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Experience with and knowledge of Indigenous Peoples including traditional culture, health, communities, contemporary individual and educational challenges and approaches
- Experience in teaching and/or clinical supervision of residents or students an asset
- Preferably three (3) years recent northern practice experience
- Distance and distributed learning issues an asset
- Work independently
- Work on several tasks/projects simultaneously
- Meet deadlines in a constantly changing environment
- Communicate effectively (both verbally and in writing)
- Work effectively as part of a team
- Work in a consultative and collaborative fashion with a variety of other units to further overall school strategic objectives
- Work within established organizational practices, protocols and policies
- Confidence; enthusiasm and reliability
- Exposure to and an interest in diverse cultures
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Flexibility and creativity
- High tolerance for change and ambiguity
- Organizational and planning skills
- Willingness to learn
- Lead and motivate a diverse network of Indigenous mentors across NOSM’s Faculty
- Established reputation for discretion and confidentiality
- Be self-motivated and self-directed, and possess excellent interpersonal, facilitation, communication, leadership and problem-solving skills
- Must be able to communicate effectively in English (verbally, written and comprehension)
- Skill with a minimum of one of the Indigenous languages spoken in Northern Ontario would be a considerable asset
- French language skills would be an asset
- One-half (0.5) day per week
Interested candidates are invited to apply online or submit a resume along with verification of academic accomplishments quoting the competition number # 2019-1346-DM to:
Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Attention: Human Resources
935 Ramsey Lake Road, Sudbury, Ontario P3E 2C6
Fax: (705) 671-3880
The Northern Ontario School of Medicine offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities throughout its recruitment processes. If you require accommodation during the recruitment process, or require an accessible version this posting, please contact Human Resources via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Northern Ontario School of Medicine invites applications from all qualified individuals. NOSM is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.
NOSM needs to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applications need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements:
“Yes, I am a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.”
“Yes, I am not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada, but I am legally eligible to work in Canada.”
“No, I am not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada or otherwise legally eligible to work in Canada.”
While all responses are appreciated and will be handled with the strictest confidence, only those being considered for interviews will be acknowledged.