The BC Aboriginal Child Care Society (BCACCS) is a Centre of Excellence for Indigenous early learning and child care (IELCC). BCACCS undertakes research, develops training and resources, and provides services and leadership to support Indigenous communities in creating high quality, culturally respectful, spiritually enriching services that are based in the child’s culture, language and history.
It is through this commitment that BCACCS developed Moe the Mouse™, an innovative speech and language development program that uses Indigenous toys and stories to enhance language development in children ages 3-5. While Moe the Mouse™ was originally designed to be adaptable to the diverse cultural and linguistic needs of Indigenous children in BC, BCACCS was recently awarded funding to adapt the program to the needs of Indigenous children in Quebec, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Yukon, and the Maritime Provinces.
To lead the Moe the Mouse™ Regional Adaptation Project, BCACCS is currently seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Project Coordinator. Reporting to the ACCRR Manager, the Project Coordinator is responsible for collaborating with BCACCS staff, consultants, advisory committees, and regional partners to ensure that the project objectives and key deliverables are realized.
• Develop and coordinate detailed work plan and evaluation/communications strategy
• Maintain and monitor project plans, project schedules, budgets, expenditures
• Establish and nurture working relationships with regional partners, advisory committees, and Moe the Mouse™ workshop facilitators
• Work with regional partners to form advisory committees and identify cultural and linguistic groups that will benefit from a cultural adaptation of the program
• In collaboration with workshop facilitators, provide regional partners with: (1) program information; (2) consultation on the licensing process; (3) Moe the Mouse™ training workshop; (4) live demonstration of the Moe the Mouse™ kit being used with children
• Work with regional partners, advisory committees, and cultural Speech and Language Pathologists (SLPs) to: (1) adapt and develop materials and activities to regional cultural and linguistic contexts; (2) translate materials into French for French-speaking regions; (3) review adapted materials and activities to ensure the integrity of the Moe the Mouse™ program; (4) document project and develop and disseminate promotional materials
• Develop an online Community of Practice for parents and early childhood educators (ECEs) using the Moe the Mouse™ program
• Develop and implement an inventory and statistics tracking, evaluation, and reporting system
• Develop processes and workflows for the continued management of the Moe the Mouse™ program
• Provide ongoing consultation to regional partners and users of the Moe the Mouse™ program
• Provide regular updates to BCACCS staff, board, members, and project funders as requested
Skills & Qualifications:
• Degree in Child and Youth Care, Early Childhood Education, Speech and Language Pathology, Business Administration, Project Management or another related field, or the equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
• Minimum of 5 years of experience in a similar program development or project coordination role in a non-profit or ELCC environment
• Knowledge and experience working with Indigenous communities or organizations and/or the ELCC sector
• Exceptional interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
• Experience in developing and nurturing collaborative relationships and partnerships
• Self-directed with strong organizational, problem solving, and time management skills
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office 365 and online communications tools
• Experience in database and/or website development is an asset
• Preference may be given to applicants who have Indigenous heritage with the required combination of education and experience
Salary range: Commensurate with experience
Closing date: 11:59 pm on Sunday, January 5, 2020
Start date: As soon as possible
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