Job Posting 101708

Coordinator, External Financial Services
Metis Nation British Columbia
Work From Home - Vancouver & Lower Mainland
This role will be a hybrid role
closed 4 days ago (Wed, 19 Jun)
full time  •  $55,000 - $65,000

POSITION SUMMARY

The Coordinator, External Financial Services assists the Community Services team in fostering, forming, and strengthening respectful relationships with MNBC Chartered Communities and Citizens through the provision and coordination of finances and funding-related matters with the Community Services team.

This role will aim to maintain or enhance self-sustaining and thriving communities for Métis people through economic
and financial resiliency. The position will nurture these relationships and connect/inform communities and citizens of
external financial resources and other related supports.

LOCATION
• Provincial Head Office – Surrey, BC.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
• Strengthens the working relationship between communities and MNBC through trust, respect, accountability, and financial advocacy by engaging in direct, targeted financial supports based on a Chartered Community's unique profile.
• Assists with the development of funding applications/program planning documents, including reporting processes and deadlines.
• Reviews funding applications, ensuring compliance with established criteria and guidelines.
• Remains informed about relevant government policies, guidelines and funding opportunities that are relevant to Chartered Communities

• Communicates this information, through various means, to ensure the communities remain informed and aware of changes and benefits that impact their financial livelihoods.
• Prioritizes relationships and tasks, identifying financial supports and other resources required to build capacity and encourage healthy, vibrant self-sustaining communities.
• Assesses the unique strengths, internal control environment, and financial needs of each community using input from Chartered Communities.
• Organizes and distributes pertinent financial and funding-related communication to community leaders and other relevant stakeholders.
• Assists the Ministry of Community Services with the rollout of funding streams and various community-focused finance streams.
• Increases capacity of MNBC Chartered Communities by researching and distributing information related to grant funding and other externally sourced financial opportunities.
• Serves as financial liaison between Chartered Communities and MNBC.
• Provides support and monitors paperwork and other related documents connected with grant-funded programs.
• Supports program development and assists communities in planning and using any funds received in a timely manner.
• Participates in community visits in collaboration with other MNBC employees and stakeholders to address financial and accounting-related needs.
• Collaborates with internal teams, government agencies, and external partners to enhance the impact and reach of community services funding initiatives.
• Reviews and manages insurance requests from MNBC stakeholders and then consults or collaborates with the insurer accordingly.
• Represents MNBC at relevant meetings, conferences, and events.
• Participates in committees and project teams as required.
• Undertakes related duties as assigned, consistent with the job grade of the position.
• Other duties may be assigned as needed to ensure the efficient operation of MNBC.
• Regular/ occasional attendance at meetings/ events that may require work and travel outside of normal business hours.

QUALIFICATIONS
• Diploma in a related discipline such as Business, Finance, Commerce, Accounting, or another related field, from a recognized post-secondary institution.
• Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in a financial support or financial administration capacity.
• Experience with commonly used accounting software such as Quickbooks, Sage, Xero, etc.
• Experience with the MS Office365, with intermediate level proficiency with Excel.
• The ability to build positive and mutually beneficial relationships, and to collaborate with Métis Communities and citizens.
• Previous experience working with Indigenous communities is an asset.
• Prior experience in the commercial insurance sector is an asset.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate both verbally and in writing effectively.
• Ability to lead, problem-solve and utilize team-building skills.
• Proven ability to utilize strong interpersonal skills to deal with others effectively.
• Proven ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and work with minimal supervision.
• Proven ability to work independently and multi-task on a variety of projects.
• Communications or community relations experience is an asset.
• Knowledge and/or awareness of the historical and contemporary contributions made by MeĢtis people in B.C.
• Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a Class 5 driver’s licence may be required.
• The position may require the completion of a Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Check.

MNBC VALUES
• Manâcihitowin (Respect) - We respect ourselves, others and all Creation.
• Kwayes’kwât’sowin (Integrity) - We hold integrity as a core value. We are honest with ourselves, our colleagues, our communities, and our partners. We are reliable and follow through on our word.
• Ahtisihcikêwin (Innovation) - We draw on the spirit of Métis innovation and bring forward our curiosity and creativity to problem solve and develop new solutions for our people.
• Tâpahtiyim’sowin (Humility) - We show and practice cultural humility and cultural agility. We are open to new ideas and recognize the wisdom that surrounds us from others who carry different experiences than ours.
• Kisîwât’sowin (Kindness) - We show and practice lateral kindness in our organization and to everyone with whom we interact on behalf of the Nation. We practice kaa-wiichihitoyaahk (we take care of each other.)
• Sipihkisôwin (Resilience) - We are resilient and do not fear challenges or setbacks but remain courageous and learn from each step of the journey. We channel the courage of our Métis ancestors who faced adversity and remained resilient.
• Atoskâtowin (Teamwork) - We work together and actively seek opportunities to share information, collaborate on initiatives, and practice reciprocity for stronger outcomes. We embrace teamwork to achieve greater potential for success.

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