Policy Analyst, Aboriginal Midwifery
The Association of Ontario Midwives (AOM) is seeking a Policy Analyst, Aboriginal Midwifery during an exciting period of growth, challenge and opportunity for midwifery in Ontario. The AOM is committed to the expansion of midwifery and to supporting Aboriginal midwives, both those working under the regulated model and Aboriginal midwives working under the exemption clause in the Midwifery Act, to provide optimal care that is responsive to the needs of Aboriginal women and their families and newborns.
The Policy Analyst, Aboriginal Midwifery, will be responsible for designing and facilitating community consultations, analysis, reports and advocacy on various issues related to midwifery and maternal and newborn health in Aboriginal communities. They will be responsible for providing leadership on the AOM’s work in support of Aboriginal midwifery, in its various manifestations, and in building relationships with Aboriginal communities and midwives.
Reporting to the Manager, Policy, and working within the Policy and Communications team at the AOM, this position will work closely with midwives and stakeholders. The ideal candidate requires excellent interpersonal skills, leadership skills and a demonstrated ability to tackle complex ideas and processes. The ideal candidate possesses excellent initiative and the skill to consult stakeholders with multiple ideas and visions and be able to recommend and lead ways of moving forward.
The successful candidate must possess sound judgment, think strategically and demonstrate an understanding of working within an Association environment. They must have a thorough understanding of the role of midwives in Aboriginal communities, of best practices for working with Aboriginal communities and of maternal and newborn health.
The ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree or equivalent and a demonstrated achievement in strategic thinking and advocacy. Direct and extensive experience with or knowledge of Aboriginal midwifery and working in Aboriginal communities/organizations is required.
This is a part-time permanent position (two days/week). The position offers a competitive salary and an excellent work environment that promotes collaboration and personal and professional growth and development.
A resume and cover letter should be sent by July 27, 2012 to:
Association of Ontario Midwives
Attn: Sabina Hikel, Policy Manager
365 Bloor Street East, Suite 301
Toronto, ON M4W 3L4