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Job Number:  45211
Project Assistant
Job Posted: Wednesday, 6 June 2018
Closing Date: Friday, 29 June 2018
(81 days ago)
Urban Native Youth Association
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Contract - Full time
Location: 1618 East Hastings, Vancouver, BC Salary: $60,000 - $70,000

UNYA is seeking an experienced and self-motivated Project Assistant to support UNYA’s Chief Executive Officer and Board to achieve the development of the Native Youth Centre project. The Project Assistant supports the planning, implementation, coordination, tracking, and evaluation of activities related to the NYC, ensuring the completion of specific deliverables according to an established workplan. This position is full-time and reports directly to UNYA’s CEO. Salary range: $60,000-70,000 per year, plus extended health benefits.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Utilize highly effective organizational, problem solving, and time management skills to provide strong administrative support to the CEO and NYC Team members.
  • Prioritize and multi-task to meet deadlines, work quality expectations, and achieve workplan goals and deliverables
  • Coordinate and support the activities of various committees and meetings in furtherance of the NYC project
  • Assist and/or lead in developing strong and effective written materials for the overall project (reports, briefs, agendas, meeting minutes, letters, proposals, marketing materials, presentations, and other items as required)
  • Work with the CEO and others to continually update and evaluate project key messaging and promotional materials.
  • Coordinate NYC project volunteers from the Board, committees, and fundraising activities
  • Work collaboratively with UNYA staff
  • In collaboration with the NYC team, inform and contribute to the development of proposals and reports to ensure consistency
  • Work independently as well as a part of a team to achieve common goals
  • Ensure sound and ethical management of all confidential information, including databases, reports, and financial records
  • Regular reporting to CEO, Board, and committees as required
  • Represent UNYA at events and meetings as necessary
  • Other duties as required to meet the goals of UNYA’s Native Youth Centre capital campaign


Qualifications and Conditions:

  • Post-secondary degree in related field
  • 3-5 years of experience in a mid to senior Project Assistant position, or an equivalent of education and experience
  • Experience working on a capital campaign an asset
  • Strong experience and demonstrated working well as an individual and as part of an integrated team
  • Experience working with volunteers, including a not-for-profit Boards of Directors
  • Demonstrated knowledge of organizations and funders working with youth, social services, and Indigenous peoples
  • Demonstrated work experience as a self-starter, project management, and competing projects and goals on time
  • Experience in writing individual donor solicitation materials and developing grant applications are an asset
  • Excellent written, oral, and presentation skills
  • Advanced interpersonal skills to build strong relationships with diverse groups (internally and externally)
  • Excellent negotiations skills with the ability to influence decisions to achieve objectives while maintaining policy
  • Ability to identify with UNYA’s mandate, including knowledge and understanding of Indigenous and youth organizations, the not-for-profit sector, Indigenous practices, and social issues impacting Indigenous youth today
  • Must have a criminal record check completed by and satisfactory to UNYA
  • Given UNYA’s mandate, priority will be given to qualified Indigenous applicants


About Urban Native Youth Asssociation:


Urban Native Youth Association (UNYA) has been meeting the needs of Indigenous youth in Metro Vancouver for 30 years, providing a wide range of services, resources, and opportunities that support Indigenous youth to excel. Alongside 175+ volunteers, 100 staff, and more than 300 community partners, we deliver 20+ programs, including alternative education programs, clinical counselling, employment support and training, leadership development, mentorship, school outreach, sports and recreation, arts and culture, and much more.


About the Native Youth Centre


The Native Youth Centre will be the first facility of its kind in North America - a purpose-built, regional hub, where Indigenous youth access the resources, programs, and services that will help them reach their fullest potential.


Our vision is for a 50,000-square-foot Indigenous youth hub at the corner of East Hastings and Commercial Drive, in the heart of the urban Indigenous community. The centre will offer a diverse continuum of culturally responsive, youth-focused programs and services. This will be a place where Indigenous youth can meaningfully engage with their community, build confidence, develop knowledge, life, leadership and employment skills, and feel a positive sense of belonging.


How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please send a cover letter and a resume by email only to the attention of the Chief Executive Officer. No enquiries. Only those short-listed will be contacted.

Closing date: June 29, 2018, or until filled.
Contact Details:
Chief Executive Officer
Urban Native Youth Association

www:   www.unya.bc.ca

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