Children and Families Policy Coordinator - Metis Nation British Columbia
Métis Nation British Columbia
Children and Families Policy Coordinator
POSITION: PERMANENT FULL-TIME (37.5 hours per week)
LOCATION: Provincial Office – Station Tower (13401 – 108th Avenue, Surrey)
CLOSES: Posting will remain open until filled and will close without notice
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, 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.
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.
- internal advancement & redeployment opportunities
ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY
Reporting to the Social Policy Analyst, the primary objective of the role is to coordinate policy, research, data analysis, and engagement with Metis Chartered communities and families, Metis children and families service providers, and the government.
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Identify key participants within Metis Chartered communities and MNBC regions to lead policy engagement on children, youth, and families.
- Coordinate forums and community engagements, as relevant, to represent the Ministry of Children and Families, share information, and collaborate with local stakeholders and government.
- Conduct research and needs analysis of Metis families’ service systems and child welfare practices in other Metis jurisdictions.
- Develop moderator guides and necessary materials for engagement sessions.
- Facilitate a robust community engagement strategy to receive input from Chartered Communities and stakeholders.
- Work closely with communications staff to develop communications plans to support engagement participation.
- Establish and nurture strategic relationships and networks, internally and externally.
- Participate in cross-departmental teams and projects as assigned.
- Identify key areas that need to be included in the engagement.
- Compile data and synthesize information into digestible reports for management.
- Assist with additional projects as needed.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
- Post-Secondary education (degree or diploma) from a recognized institution with a focus on Indigenous Relations, Community Development, Social Sciences, or Education.
- Ability for provincial travel.
- Three (3) years of related experience.
- 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.
- Experience with Microsoft Office 365.
- Proven ability to proofread and edit documents.
- 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.
- Ability to successfully navigate challenging and sensitive conversations among diverse groups.
- 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.
PLEASE NOTE THAT CANDIDATES MUST APPLY using “Children and Families Policy Coordinator”in the subject line of the email. Please send your resume and cover letter to:
Anna SallahSocial Policy Analyst
Métis Nation British Columbia
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, all employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Candidates for employment must provide Proof of Vaccination, to be verified by Human Resources, as a mandatory condition of their employment.