Social Programs Manager

Squiala First Nation

Social Programs Manager

Position Purpose
Squiala First Nation is seeking a motivated and multi-tasking oriented individual, who is flexible and works well in a team environment, to fill the full-time permanent position of Social Program Manager. Under the direction of Chief/CEO, and in accordance with approved policies, the Social Programs Manager plans, coordinates and evaluates housing and health activities and provides policy and post-secondary and elementary school oversight for Squiala First Nation.

This senior position provides input to Squiala First Nation’s overall strategic plan and provides direction and leadership in meeting established goals, objectives, priorities and strategic developments in all Social Programs. Hours of work are 80 hours bi-weekly.


Manage all aspects of the housing department including but not limited to manage housing staff and operations ; manage housing budgets and expenditures; implement and administer the Housing and Maintenance Policies and Procedures; communicate with government and funding agencies; manage all housing units; work collaboratively with all related departments to assess the needs of prospective Squiala tenants; assist in the development and implementation of appropriate service plan for the housing tenants;  prepare funding applications and reports; prepare, manage and maintain an effective rental program and other programs including an effective maintenance program; analyze past and current operations and provide recommendations; maintain a database of all units and activities; attend meetings as may be required; assist in developing five year Capital Plans; ensure all work and activities within department are conducted in a safe and presentable manner and perform other related duties that may be required

Provides oversight for Squiala’s Post-Secondary/Technology and Trades and Elementary school programs including ensuring programming complies with approved policies and contribution agreements and the delivery of programming is culturally appropriate and of high quality; monitor students in post secondary courses, track courses completed and contact instructors when necessary to ensure students are qualified for funding and committed to their programs.

Policy Oversight:
Provides oversight to ensure all Squiala’s social programs comply with all own source revenue programs, legislative and regulatory responsibilities and all Contribution Agreement requirements. Respond to enquiries from members and other staff regarding policy requirements

Oversees Squiala’s health agreements with Seabird Island First Nation Health Department; ensures optimal use of resources and ensures the availability and provision of quality services to Squiala members; maintains good relations and contact with Government Health representatives; some proposal writing for extra funding from various government agencies and First Nations Health Authority and review and administer contribution agreements

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Minimum 5 years program management, program development, and budgeting experience
  • Experience in First Nations Housing, Policy, education and health services and management is preferable
  • Knowledge of Housing and Health programming and delivery models
  • Knowledge of Contribution Funding Agreements
  • Knowledge of Federal and Provincial funding partners
  • Senior Management experience working alongside a First Nation
  • Must have good understanding and adhere to General Accepted Accounting Practices (GAAP) and experience managing financial resources
  • Experience working with policy development, reform and implementation
  • Experience with reporting, making program recommendations and presenting to leadership and the membership/public
  • Experience working directly with Chief and Council
  • Strong leadership, integrity, creativity, and respect
  • Commitment to staff empowerment
  • Strategic plans and operational planning experience
  • Valid BC Drivers License and reliable transportation
  • Have strong proposal writing skills with demonstrated ability to secure as well as maintain funding for programs and services
  • Able to multitask and prioritize tasks efficiently
  • Microsoft software suite experience
  • Post-secondary degree/diploma is preferred

Interested? Applications should be sent to:

Four Corners Management Consulting
Attention: Katrina Elliot
4pm on November 30, 2018

Organization: Squiala First Nation
Location: Chilliwack, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Social Services, Program Management/Services
Posted: November 6, 2018, 1:42 pm
Expires: November 30, 2018, 4:00 pm

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