Metis Early Years Cultural Coordinator

Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Event Planning, Communications, Business Management, or a related field
Job Description

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, selfgoverning, 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 Cultural Coordinator. Reporting to the Métis Program Manager or their delegate, the primary objective of the role is to oversee the development and distribution of Métis cultural resources and goods. MNBC’s Employer of Choice Initiatives offers employees a competitive total compensation package including:  comprehensive group benefit package or health-care spending account and enrollment in the Municipal Pension Plan  15 paid days per year for statutory and cultural days (Indigenous Peoples Day, Truth and Reconciliation Day, & Louis Riel Day)  carpool, parking & public transit subsidies (Provincial Office only)  educational spending account and professional development allowances to provide annual funding to continue lifelong learning and skills upgrade.  remote workplace supports.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Coordinate the development and procurement of Métis-specific cultural resources for the Ministry of Education

• Oversee the Métis Early Years Culture and Language Program and monitor progress and completion, and ensure program expectations and deliverables are met • Develop and implement strategies for procuring, storing, and distributing goods or services and maintain inventory levels

• Source and engage reliable suppliers and vendors • Build and maintain long-term relationships with vendors and suppliers

• Negotiate with suppliers and vendors to secure advantageous terms • Work with local stakeholders within non-Indigenous community service organizations and institutions to promote cultural competency and awareness

• Coordinate professional learning opportunities to share knowledge about Métis culture and language

• Coordinate the implementation of resources and materials, including integrating online tools to increase access for Métis people in B.C.

• Oversee the development of promotional materials for project initiatives and events

• Facilitate and coordinate additional projects as needed • 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 

Requirements

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

• Minimum of two (2) years’ recent, related experience in project coordination • Combination of relevant experience, education, and training will be considered • Strong knowledge of sourcing and procurement techniques • Exceptional talent in negotiating and networking

• Knowledge and/or awareness of the historical and contemporary contributions made by Métis people in B.C

.• Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing
 • 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 selfidentify as Aboriginal (First Nation, Métis or Inuit). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply

Application Instructions

Using “Métis Early Years Cultural Coordinator” in the subject line of your email, please send your resume and cover letter to: Colleen Hodgson Senior Director, Ministry of Education Métis Nation British Columbia Email: educationcareers@mnbc.ca

Organization
Metis Nation British Columbia
Contact
Colleen Hodgson
Phone
Email
educationcareers@mnbc.ca