TERM FULL-TIME POSITION (37.5 hours per week) until March 31, 2022
LOCATION: Provincial Office – Station Tower (13401 – 108th Avenue, Surrey)
CLOSES: September 17, 2021 at 4:30 PM PST
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 Youth team as a Youth Events and Communications Coordinator.
Reporting to the Youth Program Lead, the primary objective of the role is to manage a portfolio of Ministry of Youth (MOY) events and programs. In doing so, the Youth Program Coordinator will provide leadership in the planning, coordination and evaluation of these events and programs which are designed to enhance opportunities for Métis youth in British Columbia.
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Manage a portfolio with several Ministry of Youth (MOY) events/programs that are youth focused and youth driven.
- Coordinate event logistics, including but not limited to, rental bookings, participant registration, travel booking, caterer booking, venue booking, contractor management, and agenda scheduling, liaising with project partners. travel booking, cater booking, venue booking, contractor management, and agenda scheduling, liaising with project partners.
- Research vendors/contractors (e.g., catering, cultural facilitators, venues, etc.) and follow budget requirements
- Create, design, format, write, edit and produce print and digital materials, news releases, communications, event, and project related materials and work with MNBC Communications Department for branding and distribution
- Perform event and program related administrative duties, including but not limited to, writing acknowledgement and thank you letters, executing mass mailings, and purchasing event materials, maintain event budgets and track expenditures/transactions and evaluate budget and event’s success.
- Manage and oversee events/workshops on the day of, including but not limited to, welcoming participants, executing event set-up and tear-down, communicating with staff, and organizing vendors/contractors, problem-solving.
- Participate in and provide input into MOY’s overall strategic planning and budgeting process in cooperation with the Senior Director of Youth and other staff.
- Represent MNBC and MOY at community events across the province and engage the public about MNBC programs and services, as required.
- Oversee all Ministry of Youth communications including formatting and updating website content and social media platforms, sending out all MYBC/MOY project and program information to the distribution list
- Assist MOY in developing new opportunities to build awareness of Métis people and enhance opportunities for Métis youth across the province.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
- Post-secondary diploma in Marketing, Event Planning, Communications, Business Management, Public or Community Relations, Hospitality Management, or a related field Minimum of two (2) years of event planning, project coordination, non-profit, government, or related experience
- 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.
- Experience in writing professional reports and managing event/program budgets.
- Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing
- Develop communication plans and goals for the MOY social media and communication platforms
- 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.