Associate Director Early Years
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.
Reporting to the Senior Director of Ministry of Education, the primary objective of the role is to oversee the day-to-day operations of their ministry. The role will support the Senior Director and MNBC’s mandate and vision for ministry programming, initiatives, and services for Métis across the province. 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.
The Associate Director will support the preparation of annual and long-range plans and proposals for funding. The role may be required to represent MNBC in negotiations and collaborations with governments, Métis Chartered Communities, education institutes, Aboriginal organizations, and other stakeholders, in the absence of the Senior Director.
KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Administration and Finance
Innovation and Digitization
Program Developments and Guidance
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
Knowledge and/or awareness of the historical and contemporary contributions made by Métis people in B.C.
Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood, Social Services, Community Development, Business Administrative or a related field
Minimum of five (5) years of experience in a senior program/project management role. Combination of relevant experience, education, and training will be considered.
Demonstrated ability managing and directly supervising staff, and building high-functioning, resilient, and adaptable teams.
Demonstrated knowledge of financial management and the contracting process including the development of annual operating budgets.
Proven ability as a critical thinker who can assess situations rationally, problem solve, and resolve conflicts with a win-win approach.
Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.
Proven ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and work with minimal supervision.
Proven ability to utilize, adapt and embrace new technologies, including Office 365 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.
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