Job Posting 76016

Métis Early Years Cultural Coordinator
Métis Nation British Columbia
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
13401 108 Ave, Surrey, BC V3T 5T4
closed yesterday (Mon, 25 Oct)
full time - term / contract

TERM FULL-TIME POSITION (37.5 hours per week) for 12 months
LOCATION: Provincial Office – Station Tower  (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 a Métis Early Years Cultural Coordinator.

Reporting to the Métis Program Manager or their delegate, the primary objective of the role is to oversee the development and distribution of Métis cultural resources and goods.

 

 

 

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate the development and procurement of Métis-specific cultural resources for the Ministry of Education
  • Oversee the Métis Early Years Culture and Language Program and monitor progress and completion, and ensure program expectations and deliverables are met
  • Develop and implement strategies for procuring, storing, and distributing goods or services and maintain inventory levels
  • Source and engage reliable suppliers and vendors
  • Build and maintain long-term relationships with vendors and suppliers
  • Negotiate with suppliers and vendors to secure advantageous terms
  • Work with local stakeholders within non-Indigenous community service organizations and institutions to promote cultural competency and awareness
  • Coordinate professional learning opportunities to share knowledge about Métis culture and language
  • Coordinate the implementation of resources and materials, including integrating online tools to increase access for Métis people in B.C.
  • Oversee the development of promotional materials for project initiatives and events
  • Facilitate and coordinate additional projects as needed
  • Actively participate as a critical member of the Ministry of Education Team to create solutions that advance the successful, efficient, and effective delivery of MNBC Métis early years programs and services

 

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Event Planning, Communications, Business Management, or a related field
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ recent, related experience in project coordination
  • Combination of relevant experience, education, and training will be considered
  • Strong knowledge of sourcing and procurement techniques
  • Exceptional talent in negotiating and networking
  • Knowledge and/or awareness of the historical and contemporary contributions made by Métis people in B.C.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing
  • 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 COMMENTS

  • 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.

 

MNBC is committed to promoting the health, safety, and well-being of all staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. The safety of our employees and Chartered Communities is paramount, and vaccination against COVID-19 is a key public measure to reduce the spread and severity of the virus and its variants. As such, we have recently announced all employees, vendors, and visitors are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to come to MNBC offices. Effective November 15, 2021: full vaccination against COVID-19 is required to be eligible for employment at Metis Nation BC. All individuals must provide Proof of Vaccination, to be verified by Human Resources, as a mandatory condition of their employment.

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