ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY
Reporting to the Director of Community Services, the primary purpose of the Community Service Coordinator is to foster, form, and strengthen respectful relationships with MNBC Chartered Communities and Citizens. A Community Service Coordinator will aim to maintain or enhance self-sustaining and thriving communities for Métis people. The position will nurture these relationships and connect/inform communities and citizens of internal and external resources.
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Seeks to strengthen the working relationship between communities and MNBC through trust, respect, accountability, and advocacy.
- Schedules regular community visits in collaboration with other MNBC ministries to ensure a cohesive approach to information, news, and engagement.
- Able to prioritize relationships, identifying resources needed to support the capacity for self-sustaining communities.
- Takes a consultative approach with input from the chartered community to assess the strengths and needs of each unique community.
- Organizes and distributes pertinent communication to community leaders.
- Collaborates with MNBC Ministries to develop a working knowledge of the organization’s programs and services and develop plans to share information in a unified manner.
- Works in partnership with Regional Directors to plan and attend monthly leadership and quarterly regional and annual General Meetings (virtually or in person).
- Assists communities with the rollout of events and programs.
- Prepares a variety of progress and success reports for the Engagement Lead.
- Increases capacity of MNBC Chartered Communities by researching and dispersing information related to funding opportunities.
- Serve as liaison between funders, Chartered communities, and MNBC.
- Monitors paperwork and other related documents connected with grant-funded programs.
- Ability to work independently and multi-task on a variety of projects.
- Seeks creative ways to support program development and assists communities in planning and using any funds received in a timely manner.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
- A post-secondary degree or diploma in a related discipline such as Business, Communications, Community Relations, or another related field. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
- At least three (3) years’ experience in program coordination.
- Knowledge and/or awareness of the historical and contemporary contributions made by Métis people in BC.
- The ability to collaborate with Métis Communities and citizens to build positive and mutually beneficial relationships.
- Previous experience working in an Indigenous community is required.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate both verbally and in writing effectively.
- Board governance knowledge and minute taking an asset.
- Ability to lead, problem-solve and utilize team-building skills. ww.mnbc.ca #380 – 13401 108 Ave, Surrey, B.C., V3T 5T3 Phone: 604-557-5851 Toll free: 1-800-940-1150
- 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 and other databases/software required by the position.
- Proven expertise with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
- 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 normal business hours.
- Ability to provide a satisfactory Criminal Record Check.
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 Indigenous (First Nation, Métis or Inuit). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.
PLEASE NOTE THAT CANDIDATES MUST APPLY using “Community Services Coordinator - #23-069” in the subject line of the email. Please send your resume and cover letter to: