Full time Project Officer needed ASAP to support the First Nations Public Service Secretariat initiative within the First Nations Summit Society.
Join a small team with big ideas! Gain valuable experience working with First Nation leaders, staff and community, and senior leaders in all levels of government. We focus on learning and professional development to support our staff to grow in their careers.
The FNPSS supports BC First Nations in their pursuit of excellence in public service by delivering capacity building programs and training. We need an innovative and creative self-starter to support engagement and capacity development program delivery for First Nations across the province.
As a member of our team, the Project Officer will deliver successful implementation of projects and programs such as workshops, conferences, internships, youth engagement, and more. Work undertaken will include outreach with BC First Nations, other levels of government and partner organizations. Other responsibilities will include: liaison and relationship building; research and analysis; and writing reports, publications, newsletters, correspondence, and other written products of similar nature and scope.
The position will require an individual who shows strong judgement, integrity and discretion. We are looking for someone with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain professional relationships; excellent written and verbal communication skills; and strong organizational skills and the ability to balance multiple competing priorities.
The position will require an individual who has:
- A University Degree and/or the equivalent experience;
- A minimum of 1-year coordinating activities, projects, or events;
- An understanding of First Nations history and culture and a familiarity with First Nations communities;
- A valid Driver’s License.
- The ability to travel by air *This is subject to change as Provincial and Federal Public Health guidelines shift due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hours and Location of Work:
Full time hours (35 hours weekly). Remote work is an option for the successful individual. Due to COVID-19, the individual will be working from their own home for the foreseeable future. While basic office equipment will be supplied (e.g. laptop, monitor, keyboard, mouse, webcam, notebooks, pens, etc.), the individual will be expected to have adequate Internet capabilities to conduct work over platforms such as Zoom, MS Teams, and be responsible for maintaining this, as well as providing their own basic work space set-up (e.g. desk, chair, quiet/heated space, etc.). Depending on the specific needs and circumstances, the employer may be able to support some of the items listed above, but this is not guaranteed.
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How to Apply:
This posting will be open for TWO weeks only; shortlisted candidates will be contacted immediately following the deadline date of April 22, 2022.
Please submit your CV, cover letter explaining why you’re suitable for this position and 2 professional references with attention to Celina Dorame, email@example.com
Indigenous applicants are encouraged to apply.