PERMANENT FULL-TIME POSITION (37.5 hours per week)
LOCATION: Provincial Office (13401 – 108th Avenue, Surrey)
CLOSES: Posting will remain open until filled and will close without notice
ABOUT MÉTIS NATION BRITISH COLUMBIA
Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) develops and enhances opportunities for our Métis communities by implementing culturally relevant social and economic programs and services. Through teamwork, respect, dedication, accountability, integrity, and professionalism, MNBC strives to build a proud, self-governing, sustainable Nation in recognition of inherent rights for our Métis citizens, assisting in the delivery of services based on policy, process, and specified regulations.
ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY
We are seeking a highly motivated, team-orientated individual to join our Ministry of Education team as an Associate Director.
Reporting to the Senior Director of Education, the primary purpose of the Associate Director is to oversee the day-to-day operations of the ministry. The role will support the Senior Director of Education and MNBC’s mandate and vision of Early Learning, Child Care, and K-12 programming, initiatives, and services for Métis across the province. The position will represent MNBC in negotiation and collaboration with government, Métis Chartered Communities, education institutes, Aboriginal organizations, and other stakeholders. The role will support the preparation of annual and long-range plans and proposals for funding.
MNBC’s Employer of Choice Initiatives offers employees a competitive total compensation package including:
comprehensive group benefit package or health-care spending account and enrollment in the Municipal Pension Plan
14 paid days per year for statutory and cultural days (Indigenous People Day & Louis Riel Day)
carpool, parking & public transit subsidies (Provincial Office only)
educational spending account and professional development allowances to provide annual funding to continue lifelong learning and skills upgrade.
remote workplace supports.
internal advancement & redeployment opportunities
The role will function as second in command (2IC) and will strengthening the overall leadership of this growing ministry. This position will supervise ministry staff to ensure the terms of funding contracts and agreements for all programs, projects, and initiatives, as well as the goals and objectives of MNBC, are met.
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Oversee the effective and efficient delivery of education programming, initiatives, and services within the Ministry of Education’s mandate, MNBC policies, and funding contract outcomes.
• Direct oversight of education programs, early learning and child care related initiatives, including monitoring, data collection, analysis and reporting to ensure contract objectives are met.
• Oversee the engagement with Métis Chartered Communities in planning and collaboration of education programs and services.
• Network and maintain an effective working relationship with Métis Chartered Communities to plan consultations and engagements, build programs, proposals, and reports for available funding streams.
• Foster a practice of cooperative effort and collaborative problem solving around issues relating to improving the education of Métis people.
• Develop evidence-informed policy and program reports and/or feedback on all education programs.
• Develop innovative materials for MNBC related to education, including policies, practice guidelines and procedures, as well as training materials and curriculum.
• Provide timely feedback and analysis, using a Métis-specific lens, to the Senior Director of Education on programming, policy development, ministry innovations, documents and reports.
• Represent MNBC on education related working groups, to ensure that Métis representation and perspectives are included in important and relevant dialogues and projects.
• Participate, facilitate, contribute to and support Métis advisory committees and councils as required.
• Contribute relevant content to the creation of communication, such as media releases, relevant articles and bulletins or other material.
Administration and Finance:
• Oversees day-to-day operations in accordance with the direction of the Senior Director.
• Supports the financial integrity and accountability of programs, monitor expenditures within existing budgets and guidelines, report out, and make budget recommendations.
• Provide direct supervision, coaching and mentorship to education staff including performance evaluation and goal setting, organizing workflow, managing deadlines, and providing constructive feedback.
• Regularly keep the Senior Director of Education apprised of all pertinent issues and information for effective decision-making and provide input for the preparation of annual short and long-range program plans and briefing materials.
• Will assume acting role of Senior Director during absences or unavailability.
Innovation and Digitization
• Identifies opportunities for innovation as a means of providing citizens and self-identified Métis with improved services and interactions with MNBC.
• Implements digitization strategies to reduce costs, improve efficiencies, and increase access to programs and services.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
• Bachelor’s Degree in Education or a related field
• Master’s Degree in a related field, preferred
• Minimum of five (5) years of experience in a senior program/project management role.
• Combination of relevant experience, education, and training will be considered
• Knowledge and applied experience in K-12 education
• Previous experience working in an Indigenous Community, with strong knowledge of Métis culture and history.
• Contract management experience.
• Governmental and project management experience, an asset.
• Demonstrated ability to lead and develop high functioning, resilient and adaptable teams
• Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing
• 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 utilize, adapt and embrace new technologies, including Word, Excel and other database/software required by the role
• Other duties may be assigned as needed to help ensure the efficient operation of MNBC
• There will be a need to attend meetings and events which may require work and travel outside of the normal business hours
• Ability to provide a satisfactory Criminal Record Check
• Valid BC Class 5 Driver’s license and access to reliable personal vehicle for work purposes
The above requirements are what MNBC is seeking in the ideal incumbent at the time of posting and are subject to change based on needs.
Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants who self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nation, Métis or Inuit). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.
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