Job Posting 78780

Provincial Early Years Community Development Coordinator
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Thompson & Okanagan
Surrey or Penticton Hub City
closes in 31 days (Mon, 28 Feb)
full time

Provincial Early Years Community Development Coordinator

PERMANENT FULL-TIME POSITION (37.5 hours per week)
LOCATION:  Provincial Office  Surrey or Penticton Hub City
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.


We are seeking a highly motivated, team-orientated individual to join our Ministry of Education team as a Provincial Early Years Community Development Coordinator. Reporting to the Associate Director of Early Years, the primary objective of the Provincial Community Development Coordinator  is to expand partnerships through community development and create opportunities for families, communities, ECE professionals, service providers, children, and family agencies. Supporting in the development, sustainability, and excellence of Métis-centered early learning and childcare in BC. 


  • Support Métis non-profit societies and Chartered Communities to plan and develop the physical and operational capacity required to deliver early learning programs, pre-school programs and establish childcare facilities.
  • Support Métis non-profit societies with culturally appropriate tools, resources, and best practices.
  • Advance reconciliation for Métis communities and families in British Columbia by expanding

partnerships through community development and create opportunities for families, communities, ECE professionals, service providers, children and family agencies and government.

  • Build and strengthen mutually respectful relationships with Métis Chartered Communities and Métis non-profit societies.
  • Support and network with local community organizations and services to better support program and service delivery.
  • Regularly keep the Senior Director of Education and Associate Director of Early Years 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.
  • Document barriers from community in accessing Early Years programs and services and advocate on their behalf to resolve the barriers
  • Planning, coordinating meetings and events, as required
  • 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.




  • Build and strengthen mutually respectful relationships with Métis Chartered Communities and Métis children and family agencies
  • Maintain effective relationships, service partners, volunteer community groups, organizations, and committees to coordinate the provision of services, influence where appropriate, foster partnerships, collaborate, exchange information through transparency




  • Degree or diploma in Early Childhood Education, Community Support Work, K - 3 Education or related field, and
  • Minimum of four (4) years’ experience in the early years’ field or public-school system
  • 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.
  • 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 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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