Back to Careers

Engagement Lead

Job Summary

Reporting to the Director, Engagement and Operations, the Engagement Lead is responsible for ensuring engagement programs are conducted in alignment with Health Workforce Canada strategy. This position will lead, motivate and support a small team in the development, coordination and delivery of an ongoing program of engagement.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develops, coordinates and delivers an ongoing program of engagement
  • Identifies and participates in engagement opportunities and strategies
  • Develops strategies for maintaining a positive perception of Health Workforce Canada with stakeholders
  • Ensures stakeholder programs are conducted in alignment with Health Workforce Canada strategy
  • Manges competing priorities, deadlines and inputs from multiple internal teams and external stakeholders
  • Designs smart, innovative engagement approaches to create ongoing conversation with stakeholders
  • Evaluates engagement activities and events and implements new ideas for changes and improvement
  • Tracks, monitors and reports on Health Workforce Canada stakeholder work and adjusts strategy, and takes corrective actions as required
  • Develops and implements strategies to fulfill Health Workforce Canada’s commitment to authentic Indigenous engagement
  • Supports, stewards and builds relationships with stakeholders, partners and staff to deepen their understanding of Health Workforce Canada’s impact
  • Participates in matrix team model across the organization to provide support to other parts of the start-up
  • Contributes to the operation and promotion of Health Workforce Canada through participation on internal and external committees, presentations and/or attendance at conferences and other activities, as required.

Knowledge and Experience

  • Master’s degree in health sciences, social sciences, health information, health policy, administration or other relevant field, or equivalent combination of experience/education
  • Ability to forge, manage and maintain long standing stakeholder relationships.
  • Proven creative and innovating thinking skills
  • Strong communication skills including experience in developing and delivering presentations to large groups 
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively to achieve organizational and program objectives
  • Analytical skills with ability to use judgment for strategic thinking and problem solving 
  • Ability to effectively forge, manage and maintain long-standing relationships
  • Proven organizational abilities and the ability to manage competing priorities and meet deadlines under pressure
  • Excellent teamwork, interpersonal and customer service skills including the ability to work respectfully and inclusively with a diverse employee population
  • Two years of leadership experience, and a strong record of successful team engagement and project management 
  • Strong understanding of Canada’s health workforce environment and the range of stakeholders in the human resources ecosystem 
  • Solid understanding of Canada’s broader health system structure, federal provincial governments, and decision maker information needs
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal, facilitation and presentation skills 
  • Experience in managing multiple complex projects 
  • Strong organizational and time management skills and demonstrated attention to detail
  • Ability to lead and work collaboratively within a matrix team
  • Ability to meet travel requirements
  • Fluency in English is required, bilingualism in both official languages is an asset.

Expression of Interest

Qualified candidates who possess the required technical skills and experience outlined are asked to send an expression of interest and their resume to by Tuesday, February 13, 2024 (4 p.m. EST). Health Workforce Canada promotes diversity and accessibility. Only candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted. We thank all candidates for their consideration.

Successful candidates will join Health Workforce Canada on a secondment basis from their current employer for a period of up to two years, with the possibility of extension with agreement of the parties.

You can read more about Health Workforce Canada on the About Us page. 

Thank you for considering these opportunities.

About Health Workforce Canada

Health Workforce Canada is a new, independent, not-for-profit organization funded by Health Canada. It was established by an Interim Steering Committee with support from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) in the fall of 2023.

The organization will work closely with CIHI and all health system stakeholders to plan, build and support a strong, healthy workforce to enhance health outcomes for all people in Canada. 

In its start-up phase, Health Workforce Canada has identified early priorities to help address key health human resources issues in Canada. These priorities include pan-Canadian stakeholder engagement, the establishment of communities of practice, the development of data dashboards, and early modelling and forecasting.