Job Posting 78406

Associate Director Early Years
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley
closes in 15 days (Mon, 31 Jan)
full time - term / contract

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


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.


Administration and Finance

  • Oversees day-to-day operations in accordance with the direction of the Senior Director.
  • Regularly scheduled travel to the MNBC Provincial and Regional Offices located throughout the province required.
  • Provide direct supervision, coaching, and mentorship to ministry staff including performance evaluation and goal setting, as well as workflow and deadline management.
  • Supports the financial integrity and accountability of programs, monitors expenditures within existing budgets and guidelines, reports out, and makes budget recommendations.
  • Adheres to the MNBC Financial Policies and Procedures Manual.
  • Applies the policies and standards of MNBC program manuals, Health and Safety guidelines, completion of critical incident and safety reports, and WorkSafeBC safety standards.
  • Oversees facilities upkeep by working with contractors and suppliers for service and maintenance, as well as liaises between user groups and MNBC programs for use of facility space.
  • Regularly keeps the Senior Director apprised of all pertinent issues, information for effective decision- making, and provides input for the preparation of annual short and long-range program plans and briefing materials.
  • Assumes acting role of Senior Director during absences or unavailability.


Innovation and Digitization

  • Identifies opportunities for innovation as a means of providing citizens and self-identified Métis with improved services and interactions with MNBC.
  • Implements digitization strategies to reduce costs, improve efficiencies, and increase access to programs and services.


Program Developments and Guidance

  • Oversees the implementation and operation of programs, activities, and projects within the parameters of the MNBC mandate and budget guidelines.
  • Identifies opportunities for modernization and continuous improvement to guidelines and standards of practice to optimize client-first standard operation procedures and customer experience.
  • Provides assistance as requested from time to time to all MNBC regional offices and ensures that the regions receive adequate and relevant services from the MNBC.



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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