PERMANENT FULL-TIME POSITION (37.5 hours per week)
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 Manager.
Reporting to the Associate Director of Early Years, the primary objective of the role is to oversee the delivery of Métis early years programs and services.
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Manage the day-to-day operations of Métis early years programs and projects
- Consult and regularly obtain feedback from MNBC Chartered Community leaders regarding the early years needs of Métis community members, which reflect rural, remote and urban environments.
- Develop and implement guidelines within the programs, ensuring alignment with the Ministry of Education contract objectives.
- Develop and report on key outcomes demonstrating the successful delivery of early years programs and services. This includes maintaining an efficient, effective and integrated approach to service delivery data collection, evidence-based best practices, and monitoring.
- Actively work to ensure all programs and services integrate online tools to increase access for those Métis people living in remote and rural areas of BC.
- Develop annual program goals in consultation with the Senior Director of Education and the Associate Director of Métis Early Years and set and maintain quality levels through audits and evaluations, ensuring all contract objectives are met and reported effectively and in a timely manner.
- Monitor program risk controls, accountability systems, and utilization to the level in Contribution Agreements, other contracts/business plans, ensuring program objectives are met.
- Promote community awareness and support of the program by performing duties such as producing promotional materials and attending community events.
- Contribute relevant content to the creation of communication, such as media releases and marketing materials, and respond to funders in a timely manner
- Build and strengthen mutually respectful relationships with Métis Chartered Communities and Métis children and family agencies
- Maintain effective relationships with government, stakeholders, service partners, volunteer community groups, organizations, and committees to coordinate the provision of services, influence where appropriate, foster partnerships, collaborate, exchange information through transparency
Administration and Finance
- Manage the financial integrity and accountability of programs, monitor expenditures within existing budgets and guidelines, report out, and make budget recommendations.
- Manage the hiring and training of support staff within the Métis Early Years department
- Provide supervision to program employees as well as contracted parties who perform services for MNBC.
- Regularly keep the 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.
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, Social Services, Community Development, Early Years Education, or a related field
- Minimum of three (3) years of experience in developing and managing programs/projects
- Combination of relevant experience, education, and training will be considered
- Knowledge and applied experience in early childhood education and child care operations
- Previous experience working in an Indigenous Community, with strong knowledge of Métis culture and history, is considered an asset
- 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.
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 MNBC. All individuals must provide Proof of Vaccination, to be verified by Human Resources, as a mandatory condition of their employment.