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Project Manager, Postgraduate Medical Education - Equity and Inclusion

Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Thunder Bay (Region), Ontario
80,515.19 - 94,442.47
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Aug 12, 2022

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Competition Number: 2022-1561-KW

Position Title:  Project Manager, PGME Equity & Inclusion

Unit: Postgraduate Medical Education

Location: Thunder Bay

Term: 18 months

Reporting to the Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) and Health Sciences and working collaboratively with Directors from PGME and Equity and Inclusion portfolios, the Project Manager for PGME Equity and Inclusion works in a complex environment and plans, develops, implements and evaluates projects in postgraduate medical education that are designed to support and move forward Indigenous health and Francophone health residency streams, and other core PGME activities related to EDI. The project manager will also be responsible to support PGME leadership in developing equity, diversity and inclusion strategies across multiple programs.  The role will be based in PGME and maintain a strong and accountable working relationship with Indigenous Affairs and Francophone Affairs in NOSM University’s Equity and Inclusion Portfolio and will report indirectly to the Associate Dean (EI) on project management work related to Indigenous and Francophone Health Pathways. The role will work collaboratively with a variety of unionized staff from Unit 1 and Unit 2 as well as clinical faculty and external partners.

One of the priority projects for this role is the development of an Indigenous Psychiatry residency stream collaboration. As such, the incumbent will collaboratively work with Indigenous communities in Northern Ontario particularly in the Northwest to develop new rotation experiences and must possess an understanding of local community primary care and mental health practice models, research, and quality improvement strategic priorities. Community engagement which aligns with the values of NOSM University will be a priority. Learnings from existing and ongoing community-based programs and initiatives will also be critical. This particular project is also accountable to PGME partners at the University of Toronto and McMaster University and it will be critical that the incumbent has strong project management skills, administrative acumen, and a collaborative leadership style in order to work effectively across the three institutions.

This position will also guide and inform PGME’s role with respect to the development of Indigenous and Francophone pathways at NOSM University from UME to PGME and to CEPD. The role will work across the continuum of pathway development along with a number of individuals from a variety of NOSM University units and will develop a particular expertise with respect to understanding the needs and unique nature of the phase of postgraduate medical residency training.

The role will also work collaboratively with appropriate committees on projects for curriculum and admissions renewal plans to help guide PGME programs with respect to NOSM University Equity, Inclusion and Diversity strategies.


The responsibilities outlined below are divided among three areas: the NOSM University, University of Toronto, McMaster Indigenous Psychiatry Stream, the NOSM University Indigenous and Francophone Pathways, and EDI activities in PGME. All of the responsibilities will inform and support each other thus it will be an integrated role. Tasks included but not limited to:

Specific to the Indigenous Psychiatry Program (0.4):

  • Provide operational project management leadership with respect to development of the residency stream across the institutions and with community partners including ongoing
  • Develop and support ongoing CQI and evaluation from the beginning of the program, and providing evaluation information to NOSM University’s Office of Institutional Intelligence (OII) and related offices as other institutions.
  • Collaborate with First Nations, Métis, and Indigenous community and program leaders and stakeholders, in culturally appropriate ways, to integrate a participatory approach as relevant to this project.
  • Understand and respect all the nuances of this complex project, including the universities and psychiatry residency programs requirements, Indigenous mental health needs and the importance of community relationship building.
  • Identify the steps, activities and timelines necessary to realize project goals and oversee all aspects of implementation.
  • Compile curriculum resources across each school and relevant literature and scoping review results.
  • Collaborate across all three institutions, refine stream budget proposal and support the submission of funding applications.
  • Organize and support committee meetings, including the Steering Committee, the Curriculum Working Group, Selection Working Group, and other working groups that arise.
  • Work with the Selection Working Group to develop selection criteria and seek community and learner involvement in the development and implementation of the selection process.
  • Work with relevant institutional and community contacts to develop communication and marketing information, working collaboratively with NOSM University communications and partner communications offices.
  • Lead the development, implementation and monitoring of a collaborative communications plan related to the projects.
  • Draft strategic documents, including environmental scans, options papers, executive briefing notes, to support dialogue and decision making related to the projects.
  • Inform key stakeholders about the project and position program leadership to seek their input, e.g. Royal College Physician Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC), Indigenous Physicians of Canada (IPAC), and a various Indigenous led health organizations.
  • Meet regularly with the leadership team to provide updates, discuss issues and prioritize next steps.
  • Maintain all committee documents and resources in an organized, sharable format across institutions.

Specific to Indigenous & Francophone Health Practitioner Pathways (0.4)

  • Provide input and project management support for the development of the Indigenous & Francophone Health Practitioner Pathways to ensure educational alignment with the academic and administrative leads in UME, PGME & HS and CEPD programs.
  • Work with academic leaders, faculty/preceptors/staff to support the development of elements to ensure collaboration, coordination and clear objectives within and across the pathways for Indigenous and Francophone learner success.  
  • Work with Indigenous Affairs (IA), Francophone Affairs (FrA), CEPD, UME and PGME to enhance faculty support, development, evaluation, and feedback.
  • Collaborate with the Innovative Pathway leads on evolving pathways and their potential interconnection.
  • Ensure ongoing communication and collaboration with the leads of IA and FrA on development of the Pathways.

Specific to Equity, Inclusion and Diversity PGME Strategies (0.2)

  • Collect, analyze and provide data and narrative responses for the OII and various reports such as the NOSM University Strategic Plan: Objectives and Key Results, Board reports, Executive Group reports, Equity, Inclusion and Diversity and Anti-Racism reports etc
  • Develop overall PGME project plans and guide programs in developing their sub-set plans for curriculum renewal and admissions and recruitment processes
  • Prepare budget submission requests and work with Senior Director PGME to plan resourcing for expansion of residency streams that align with NOSM University’s Health Human Resources strategy
  • Support project planning for the PGME Francophone Education Lead, PGY1 Core Curriculum Lead, the International Medical Graduates Coordinator, and the Education Advisory Board Chair.
  • Attend PGMEC and other PGME committee level meetings as a key informant and representative on EDI matters
  • Member of Management Group and attend applicable meetings
  • Performs all other duties as assigned



  • Undergraduate degree in health, education, Indigenous studies or a related field form a university with Canadian accreditation, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required
  • Master’s or PhD in health, education, Indigenous studies, or a related field will be considered an asset
  • Designation in Project Management or equivalent demonstrated experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must have Indigenous lived experience, as well as demonstrated experience working with Indigenous peoples, cultures and communities.
  • Experience in project management, research, or operational leadership will be required and formal certification is strongly desired
  • Relevant experience within the context of First Nations health, particularly in northern, rural, and remote settings will be considered an asset.
  • Relevant experience within the context of Francophone health, particularly in northern and rural settings will be considered an asset.
  • Detailed working knowledge of community engagement principles and relevant guidelines and principles concerning Indigenous sovereignty and respect for Indigenous governance.
  • Must be knowledgeable in the principles of equity, inclusion and diversity
  • Knowledge of project management and project leadership best practices Experience with utilization of process improvement tools Ability to independently identify issues, plan improvements, measure success and continue monitoring improvements. Synthesize complex information and develop options to support decisions Work in a consultative and collaborative fashion Strategic planning and management skills Work independently and as part of a team in meeting conflicting deadlines Proficiency in the use of computer systems and related software such as – Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Work, PowerPoint, Outlook, Visio), SharePoint and electronic survey tools (e.g. Qualtrics) Superior interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbally


  • Must be able to communicate effectively in English (verbally, written and comprehension) French/Indigenous language skills would be considered asset

Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume along with verification of academic accomplishments quoting the competition number # 2022-1561-KW to:

NOSM University

Attention:  Human Resources

935 Ramsey Lake Road, Sudbury, Ontario P3E 2C6


Fax:  (705) 671-3880

NOSM University 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

NOSM University invites applications from all qualified individuals. NOSM University 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 University 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.


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