Job Posting 73351

Proposal and Capacity Development Coordinator
Métis Nation British Columbia
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
13401 108 Ave, Surrey, BC V3T 5T4
closed yesterday (Fri, 30 Jul)
full time - term / contract


LOCATION: Provincial Office - 13401 – 108th Avenue, Surrey

CLOSES: July 30, 2021 at 4:30 PM PST


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.




We are seeking a highly motivated, team-orientated individual to join our Administrative Services team as a Proposal and Capacity Development Coordinator.


Reporting to the Senior Director of Operations and Administration, the primary objective of the role is to establish and oversee a centralized database for tracking proposals, contribution agreements, reporting, and other capacity materials, to support MNBC’s Centralized Services. The Proposal and Capacity Development Coordinator will further support key proposal contacts to research, write or edit written proposals for all ministries and departments within MNBC.


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


• Write and review proposals and grants by determining concept, gathering, and formatting all information, writing drafts, and obtaining approvals with the Senior Director of Operations of Administration
• Determine proposal concept by researching available opportunities and clarifying needs
• Meet proposal deadline by establishing priorities and target dates for information gathering, writing, review, approval, and transmittal
• Track proposal data and progress, and keep key proposal contact appraised of all pertinent deadlines, timelines, and issues
• Write, revise, and edit drafts including executive summaries, conclusions, and organization credentials.
• Maintain quality results by using templates and following proposal-writing standards including readability, consistency, and tone; maintaining proposal support databases; developing resources and tools to assist MNBC in grant writing
• Make suggestions for improving proposal-writing results by evaluating and re-designing processes, approach, and coordination
• Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities and maintaining personal networks
• Accomplish organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests and exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments
• Develop and maintain a centralized database for all MNBC crafted proposals, contribution agreements, reporting timelines (mid-term/final reporting), and best practices
• Develop opportunities to support skills development and training in key areas pertaining to capacity development
• Ensure consistency and develop guidelines for all current and future proposals and funding requests
• Establish a process for monitoring the lifecycle of all MNBC contribution agreements and reporting requirements
• Encourage collaboration between all MNBC ministries and departments when reviewing current agreements as well as developing future funding proposals
• Support the writing and/or editing of key capacity mid-term and final reports, as needed
• Collaborate with other MNBC Senior Directors on interdisciplinary funding opportunities, as needed


• Bachelor’s Degree in English, Communications, Journalism, or related field
• Minimum of three (3) years of experience in a communications or proposal writing role, or related field
• Combination of relevant experience, education, and training will be considered
• Knowledge and/or awareness of the historical and contemporary contributions made by Métis people in B.C.
• Ability to write and edit project summaries and other supporting information
• High attention to detail required
• Able to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment
• Strong time management and task prioritization skills required to ensure timely submittal of proposals
• Knowledge of Adobe Acrobat Professional and Photoshop
• Excellent research skills, and demonstrated ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing
• Knowledge or skill in graphic design, an asset
• 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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