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Administrative Support

Permanent, Full-Time Position 

POSITION SUMMARY

Cando is a National non-profit Indigenous community-based organization that devotes its activities towards building and strengthening Indigenous economies, providing education, professional development, and networking opportunities for Economic Development Officers (EDOs) working in Indigenous communities or organizations.

Reporting to Manager of Administrative Services / Special Project Director and / or Executive Director, the Administrative Support position is responsible for assisting Cando in its primary mandate by providing senior level administrative support to Cando’s management and staff. This position’s responsibilities include:

  • Providing administrative support to the Executive Director, Special Projects Director and Manager-Administrative Services and other staff members as required.
  • Performing word processing utilizing a variety of programs including Word, Excel and Outlook. This includes creating drafts, formatting and editing of correspondence, reports, spreadsheets and other documents as required ensuring error free and attractive documents are produced.
  • Scheduling of online meetings for various projects and initiatives, via Outlook, MS Teams and Zoom.
  • Taking minutes for various Committees’ meetings, recording information, producing a summary of the information discussed and distributing the information to the individuals involved.
  • Overseeing orders and inventory of office supplies to ensure sufficient stock levels are maintained.
  • Assisting with coordinating logistics and booking travel for regional events and conferences.
  • Assisting with managing all travel arrangements for staff, Board and Committee members for regular and conference travel.
  • Assisting with managing inventory of promotional materials, receiving and processing orders, re-ordering stock as needed, tracking inventory, and ensuring information regarding what Cando has available is kept up to date.
  • Conducting research as requested to respond to member inquiries for assistance in locating resources, contacts, and other information, and conducting research for content development of various economic development initiatives.
  • Assisting with annual golf tournament coordination.
  • Creating and maintaining a tracking sheet of sponsors, i.e. sponsor levels, delegates, special requirements, etc.
  • Performing day-to-day responsibilities of ensuring Cando’s members, stakeholders and members of the public are treated in a congenial and respectful manner.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • Successful completion of a certification or designation program as an Administrative Professional plus 3-5 years hands-on experience is preferred.
  • Customer service experience with clients of diverse backgrounds.
  • Experience working in a non-profit environment and / or in an Indigenous organization is a definite asset.
  • Working knowledge of existing federal and provincial programs and initiatives available to Indigenous communities that support economic and business development.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ATTITUDE REQUIRED

  • Computer skills at an intermediate level including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Basic accounting experience and a working knowledge of Sage 300 accounting software is an asset.
  • Understanding of Indigenous culture and protocols and the current issues, constraints and potential solutions to economic development amongst First Nation communities and Métis Settlements.
  • Friendly, punctual, reliable, professional, and organized.
  • Excellent communications skills, written and verbal.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple tasks at the same time.
  • Exceptional time management skills, organization skills and attention to detail.
  • Team player: ability to work with a range of age groups and personalities.  Ability to deal with changing priorities on a regular basis.  Willingness to offer assistance to other staff members (time permitting).
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently either independently or as part of the dedicated Cando team. It is each employee’s responsibility to assist in maintaining a safe, supportive, encouraging work environment. 

Salary is $25.00 - $30.00/hour and will be determined based on the successful candidate’s knowledge and related experience. Health and dental benefits upon successful completion of a probationary period.  Note, this position is based in Edmonton, AB. Relocation costs (if applicable) are the responsibility of the successful applicant.

Deadline for applications: October 21, 2022 at 4:00 pm MST.

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Please forward your cover letter & resume to Svitlana Konoval at skonoval@edo.ca.

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

 


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Certification Coordinator - Western Canada

POSITION SUMMARY

Cando is a National non-profit Indigenous community-based organization that devotes its activities towards building and strengthening Indigenous economies, providing education, training, certification, professional development and networking opportunities for Economic Development Officers (EDOs) working in Indigenous communities or organizations.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Certification Coordinator position is responsible for coordinating, preparing, facilitating, and monitoring all activities related to the Cando Certification Process. Working in collaboration with the Executive Director, the Certification Coordinator will be responsible for guiding candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences from across Canada through the successful completion of the Certified Aboriginal Economic Developer Process at either the Technician or Professional Level. This position provides counselling, advice and information regarding the process to interested individuals, maintains regular contact with candidates, and guides candidates through the certification process by performing transcript reviews, individual assessments, and developing Certification Learning Plans. This will include the administration and coordination of all training hosted by Cando and delivered by external service providers.

The position will be required to develop and maintain professional relationships with partners, stakeholders, business, industry, educational institutions, training centres, and community organizations provincially and nationally in order to identify and assess training needs and opportunities. One of the key priorities for this position will be implementing Cando’s Certification Maintenance Policy & Procedures to ensure ongoing professional development and Certification renewal process for all graduates. The position will also be required to maintain all administration, materials, equipment, contact management system, and general duties associated with certification and service delivery to Cando members. 

KEY FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Planning, coordination and delivery of training programs including:
    • Processing candidates’ applications
    • Maintaining regular communication with candidates across Canada
    • Performing transcript reviews for candidates
    • Guiding candidates through the individual assessment process
    • Implementing Cando’s Certification Maintenance Policy & Procedures
    • Processing applications for NIEEF Scholarships
    • Developing articulation agreements with Indigenous post-secondary institutions
    • Customizing training programming as required
    • Preparing training proposals as necessary
  • Monitoring & evaluation of training programs that ensure consistent delivery of high quality and outcome-focused training programs
  • Relationship management with post-secondary institutions, industry partners and community organizations
  • Administration and general duties

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED 

  • Post-secondary education in a related field (adult education, business administration, economics, human services) or a combination of experience and training.
  • Knowledge and a strong functional ability to use multiple tools, resources, and techniques to facilitate adult training courses in classrooms and virtually is essential.
  • 3 to 5 years of prior training experience, supported by the knowledge and understanding of businesses, economic development, and education.
  • Experience in the design, delivery, administration, and coordination of training programs, seminars, and courses is required.
  • Experience working with Indigenous businesses and communities is an asset.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ATTITUDE REQUIRED

  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships and professional rapport
  • Strong business, financial, and entrepreneurial acumen
  • Client and member centered focus
  • Strong listening and comprehension skills
  • Strong organization and planning ability
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to facilitate groups of adults
  • Self-motivated with ability to work independently
  • Ability to adapt and be flexible with changing environments and scenarios
  • Strong computer literacy & usage skills (Outlook, Microsoft Word, Excel, Access)
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to travel

Salary is commensurate with education and related experience. Health and dental benefits upon successful completion of probationary period. Relocation expense (if applicable) is the responsibility of a successful applicant. Note, this position is located in Edmonton, AB. Working remotely might be an option for the right applicant.

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Deadline for applications:  August 26, 2022 at 4:00 pm MST

Please forward your cover letter & resume to the attention of Svitlana Konoval, Manager - Administrative Services at svitlana.konoval@edo.ca.

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.


 

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Program Officer - First Nation – Municipal Community Economic Development Initiative (CEDI) Program


Regional facilitation and program delivery support for the First Nation-Municipal Community Economic Development Initiative (CEDI). CEDI is seeking an individual from Ontario or Quebec, specifically, but welcomes submissions from across Canada. Preference will be given to Indigenous and bilingual practitioners.

Background:
The First Nation-Municipal Community Economic Development Initiative (CEDI) is a joint initiative delivered by Cando (Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers) and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), funded by Indigenous Services Canada (ISC).
The purpose of CEDI is to increase the capacity of participating First Nations and adjacent municipalities to build sustainable partnerships and to engage in joint long-term land use and community economic development planning and initiatives. It provides accompaniment to selected applicants, including relationship-building workshops, technical expertise and learning opportunities, as well as a modest capacity development grant to build the capacity of the partnership to advance a joint community economic development initiative.

Having completed a pilot phase (2013-2016) with six First Nation-municipal partnerships and a second phase (2016-2021) with nine additional partnerships, the program is well positioned for growth. Phase III (2021-2025) will support eight new First Nation-municipal partnerships and develop alternative funding and delivery models to increase access to the expertise, knowledge, and support for more communities. Phase III will also seek to pilot regional delivery, with emphasis on British Columbia and Quebec, but not limited to these two provinces.

Purpose of the Contract:
Cando and FCM are seeking an individual to support regional facilitation and delivery of the program with First Nation-municipal partnerships. Working in collaboration with Cando and FCM’s CEDI staffs, the Program Officer will support the overall delivery of the CEDI program with select First Nation-municipal partnerships. Regionally based, the Program Officer will support CEDI staff to adapt the Stronger Together materials and approach to regional/territorial specific context as required.

Scope of Work:

CEDI Project Support:
• Support overall program delivery with First Nation-municipal partnerships using the CEDI “Stronger Together” process, materials and wise practices.
• Compile information and resources on key topics related to joint First Nation municipal economic development cooperation, including jurisdictional, governance, land-use, economic development, and collaborative planning.
• Support CEDI communications and media, including contributing to the development and maintenance of the virtual Knowledge Hub, monitoring the First Nation-municipal online network, preparing national communications, etc.
• Contribute to the design of program development and planning documents, activities and processes.
• Liaise with and provide direct process and technical support to First Nation-municipal partnerships.
Workshop Design and Delivery:
• Contribute to CEDI workshop design and coordination related to relationship-building, capacity development, community economic development, land use planning, and collaborative strategic planning.
• Contribute to general First Nation-municipal partnership support, including coordination, logistics and administrative tasks.
• Liaise with and support guest subject-matter experts/presenters as the need arises.
• Co-facilitate CEDI partnership workshops and lead workshop reporting.

Project Administration:

• Support partnerships’ monthly Working Group meetings, by assisting with meeting logistics, administration, document preparation and follow-up.
• Provide general administrative support including developing contracts, document editing, agenda setting, minute-taking, preparing briefing documents for the CEDI partnership activities.
• Support with CEDI program monitoring and evaluation for reporting purposes as per donor reporting requirements, as it relates to the First Nation-municipal partnerships.

Experience, Knowledge and Skills Required

• Bilingual (English/French) proficiency is an asset.
• Proficient in working with Microsoft Office (including Outlook and SharePoint), PC and Apple systems, and various software programs
• Excellent written communication skills
• Experience working with Indigenous communities, organizations, and governments across Canada.
• Experience in designing community engagement and workshops in-person and online.
• Experience in group facilitation and consensus building, preferably with First Nations and/or municipalities.
• Experience in dialogic and participatory decision-making design and facilitation.
• Knowledge and understanding of economic indicators that provide scope to Indigenous economic development and knowledge of related economic development issues and priorities.
• Knowledge and understanding of the current issues, constraints, and potential solutions to economic development amongst First Nations.
• Knowledge of existing federal and provincial programs and initiatives available to Indigenous communities that support economic development and land-use planning and management.

The salary range is $75,000 - $85,000 and will be determined based on the successful candidate’s knowledge, linguistic skills, and related experience. Health and dental benefits upon successful completion of probationary period. Relocation expense (if applicable) is the responsibility of a successful applicant.


If you have related experience and are interested in First Nation and municipal collaboration, this might be an excellent opportunity for you. We kindly ask that you submit the following to express you interest:

1. Resume
2. Cover letter

Preference will be given to Indigenous candidates meeting the qualifications. Please self-identify upon
applying.

Bilingual (French/English) candidates will be sought for working with Francophone communities. Please indicate level of fluency in French and English.
 

Please send your resume and cover letter to the CEDI team at cedi@edo.ca

This opportunity will remain open until the position is filled.

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Program Assistant - First Nation – Municipal Community Economic Development Initiative (CEDI) Program

First Nation - Municipal CEDI Program Summary
The First Nation - Municipal CEDI program is a joint initiative of Cando and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) that aims to increase the capacity of participating First Nations and adjacent municipalities to build sustainable partnerships and to engage in joint long-term land use and community economic development planning and initiatives.

Having completed a pilot phase (2013-2016) with six First Nation-municipal partnerships and a second phase (2016-2021) with nine additional partnerships, the program is well positioned for growth. CEDI Phase III started in June 2021 and over the next four years (2021-2025) will aim to support eight new First Nation-municipal partnerships, as well as to develop alternative funding and delivery models to increase access to the expertise, knowledge, and support by more communities.

Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the CEDI Program Management Team, the Program Assistant will provide support to the overall implementation of the First Nation-Municipal CEDI Program, including providing administrative assistance to the Program Managers and overall CEDI team in all areas of work with First Nations and municipalities across the country, coordinating activities with Cando’s partner organization, FCM, and promoting the program through various communication channels and platforms.

Key Responsibilities:
• Organize meeting schedules, invites, agendas, minutes, and the preparation of meeting materials.
• Monitor and manage team calendars and email accounts.
• Provide administrative logistical services, including support for program development, workshops, conferences and meetings. This may include, as requested, space bookings, catering, and preparing workshop materials, transcribing flipcharts and other documents, and compiling feedback.
• Coordinate travel arrangements, including flights, hotels, and car rentals.
• Review, process and submit invoices, expense claims and cheque requisitions.
• Support the drafting of contracts and grant agreements.
• Track expenditures, collect financial information and provide input for annual budget planning.
• Review and update internal policies and procedures.
• Organize and classify electronic and paper documents, resources, and contact lists; maintain the SharePoint filing system.
• Assist with communications, including organizing photos, coordinating newsletter content, and scheduling and posting to social media.
• Participate actively as a Cando team member—attend and support team meetings, conferences and events, as required.
• Support the development of individual and team workplans, professional development plans, and team building activities.
• Conduct research and support in the development of reports and proposals.
• Provide other administrative and general support, including organizing mail or courier services, ordering supplies and any other additional administrative/coordination tasks as needed.
Skills and Experience
• Post-secondary education in office administration, office support or other relevant discipline is an asset.
• A minimum of 2-3 years’ experience in an administrative role or equivalent related education/ experience.
• Strong knowledge of administrative practices and processes (e.g., paper and electronic file management, templates and business documents formats).
• Strong knowledge of business support processes and tools and computer business applications (Microsoft Office suite).
• Good organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, and a professional attitude.
• Demonstrated ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines/turnaround times.
• Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality, discretion and tact when dealing with sensitive information.
• Understanding of financial management principles.
• Understanding of donor-funded guidelines and contractual obligations.
• Takes initiative and can work with little supervision or remote supervision.
• Ability to work with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds and proven experience in teamwork, in particular in a cross-cultural context.
• Knowledge of social media tools (Twitter, Facebook) and collaboration tools such as Slack, Zoom, Teams.
• Knowledge of Indigenous cultures in Canada is an asset.
Language Requirements
• Fluency in English and French is an asset.

Working Conditions:
• Indigenous-led, general non-profit office environment.
• Moderate to heavy workload and often tight deadline pressures.
• Requirement to manage multiple tasks at the same time, with little supervision.
• This position requires some travel within Canada.
• This position is based at the Cando Office in Edmonton, Alberta.
• The general hours of work will be 8:00am – 4:00pm MT; however, after the successful completion of a 3-month probationary period, employees may be able to implement a flexible schedule with the approval of the Executive Director.

• Cando strives to ensure the workplace environment supports the dignity, self-esteem, and productivity of employees, volunteers, and student placements, and is free of discrimination.

• The term of employment is October 17, 2022 to March 31, 2025, with the potential for extension or promotion as the CEDI program evolves.

The salary range is $50,000 - $60,000 annually and will be determined based on the successful candidate’s knowledge and related experience.

Health and dental benefits are available upon successful completion of 3-month probationary period. Relocation expenses (if applicable) is the responsibility of the successful applicant.

At Cando, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the First Nation,
Métis, and Inuit communities that we so proudly serve. Preference will be given to Indigenous applicants meeting the qualifications. Please self-identify upon applying. We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

Deadline for applications: October 7, 2022

Please forward your cover letter and resume to the attention of
Jill Yanch, CEDI Program Manager at jill.yanch@edo.ca

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CEDI Intern - First Nation – Municipal Community Economic Development Initiative (CEDI) Program


First Nation - Municipal CEDI Program Summary
The First Nation - Municipal CEDI program is a joint initiative of Cando and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) that aims to increase the capacity of participating First Nations and adjacent municipalities to build sustainable partnerships and to engage in joint long-term land use and community economic development planning and initiatives.

Having completed a pilot phase (2013-2016) with six First Nation-municipal partnerships and a second phase (2016-2021) with nine additional partnerships, the program is well positioned for growth. CEDI Phase III started in June 2021 and over the next four years (2021-2025) will aim to support eight new First Nation-municipal partnerships, as well as to develop alternative funding and delivery models to increase access to the expertise, knowledge, and support by more communities.

Position Summary
The CEDI Research Intern will support the CEDI Program by providing administrative, research, analysis, and writing support to the program as it enters its third phase.
This position requires someone with an understanding of First Nations and municipal governments, planning and economic development and an openness to cultural differences and learning. Most importantly, we are looking for someone who is passionate about improving First Nation – municipal collaboration in this country.

Key Functions & responsibilities
Administration Support
•Support the CEDI team's overall program delivery activities, such as First Nation-municipalpartnership support and/or CEDI communications or promotion, as required;
•Participate in and support CEDI team meetings.

Research and Report Writing
•Conduct interviews, research and report writing related to sustainable funding model development;coordinate outreach and meetings with potential funding partners and subject matter experts;
•Conduct research on First Nation - municipal planning issues as required (i.e., land use planning,additions to reserve, etc.);
•Contribute to donor reports through organization, writing and formatting;
•Conduct additional research and writing tasks as required.

Qualifications & Experience Required
•Post-secondary education in a related field (i.e., Business, Indigenous Studies, EconomicDevelopment, Communications, Political Science, Planning) or senior-level undergraduate student;
•General knowledge of First Nations’ and municipal governments’ economic development context isrequired, ideally including issues related to jurisdiction, governance, and inter-governmentalrelations;
•Excellent research, writing, presentation, organizational, and interpersonal skills are required;
•Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment is essential; be highly motivated to work withremote colleagues via Zoom and other communication tools;
•Interest in working in highly collaborative, dynamic teams in an outcomes-focused environment;
•Communications experience, particularly marketing and promotion, is an asset;
•Excellent computer skills (particularly in Zoom, MS Office suite);
•Knowledge of or experience in Community Economic Development (CED) an asset
•French-English Bilingualism is an asset;
•Preferred to be available to work in Edmonton, AB for the duration of this position with a possibilityof working remotely.

Knowledge, Skills & Attitude Required
•Demonstrated ability to build relationships and professional rapport;
•Strong organization and planning abilities;
•Self-motivated with ability to work independently and as part of a team;
•Ability to adapt and be flexible with changing environments and scenarios.
As this opportunity is funded by the First Nations & Inuit Youth Employment Strategy - Skills Link Program, candidates must meet the following criteria:
•Be First Nations and Inuit youth aged 15 to 30 ordinarily residing on reserve, in recognizedcommunities or on community lands.

Salary is $20.00-25.00/hour. Note, this position is located in Edmonton, Alberta. Cando staff work at the Edmonton office 7.5 hours per day, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, with ½ hour lunch, Monday through Friday.

Deadline for applications: October 7, 2022

Please forward your cover letter and resume to the attention of Jill Yanch, Program Manager, First Nations - Municipal Community Economic Development Initiative, at jill.yanch@edo.ca.

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

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Employment Opportunities
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rom Cando partners and members

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Capital and Housing Director - Natoaganeg First Nation


Position Title: Capital and Housing Director
Location: 47 Church Road, Eel Ground, NB E1V 4E6
Report To: Band Manager
Application Deadline: 12:00 p.m. (Atlantic), Friday, September 9, 2022
Anticipated Start Date: Monday, September 26, 2022

Scope of Work: Natoaganeg First Nation is seeking a professional and personable individual for the position of Capital and Housing Director to manage the Capital and Housing Department. Reporting to the Band Manager, the Capital and Housing Director will be responsible for the planning, organization, direction and integration of the community’s capital projects, public works and housing programs / services for the benefit of all community members.

General areas of responsibility include (but not limited to):

• Infrastructure Management – Plan, coordinate, administer, prioritize, direct and evaluate public works (water, wastewater, public buildings, and community grounds), housing and capital projects. Preparation of reports as required by various levels of government (e.g. Health Canada, ISC, etc.) and outside agencies (e.g. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation). Director will be responsible for the preparation of a comprehensive community infrastructure maintenance and operation program.
• Housing Management – Gain familiarity of the condition and quality Natoaganeg’s existing housing stock. Prepare annual repair budgets and prioritize repair work. Manage and administer CMHC programs (i.e. Section 95, Section 10, RRAP, HASI). Direct work crews and oversee quality of work for new construction and renovations.
• Public Works (Water and Wastewater) – Oversee all operations and maintenance of the communities’ water and wastewater systems including managing operations staff and external contractors. Review and prioritize maintenance, renewal, and new construction projects related water and wastewater. Prepare annual repair budgets and work plans.
• Public Works (Public Buildings and Grounds) – Oversee all operations and maintenance of public buildings and grounds including managing operations staff and external contractors. Review and prioritize maintenance, renewal, and new construction projects related to public buildings and grounds. Prepare annual repair budgets and work plans.
• Planning – Oversee and administer the development of annual operating and capital budgets. Forecast and approve funds required for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies.
• Administration – Provide technical assistance to Natoaganeg First Nation. Research and prepare reports, proposals, RFP’s and tenders. Prepare contracts on a broad range of activities. Oversee the work of contractors in accordance with the terms and conditions of the approved contract.
• Communication and Public Relations – Represent Natoaganeg First Nation in working with other internal departments, tribal councils, provincial governments, federal government, and other outside agencies (e.g. CMHC, MTI, APC, NSMC, etc.). May participate on a variety of boards, committees, and internal working groups.
• Human Resources – Recruit, train, coach, supervise, and evaluate work performance of public works, housing and capital staff.

The Director will be responsible for ensuring all field and operations staff are fully equipped and trained to perform their task in a safe, healthy, and efficient manner. This may include preparation and / or updating of various health and safety manuals and policies for Natoaganeg First Nation as it related to capital and housing.

Formal Education and Preferred Training:
• Diploma or Bachelors Degree in Engineering, Business or Sciences Program.
• Certificate in Housing or Construction related trade.
Preferred Experience:
• 5+ years experience in project management in the public and / or private sector construction industries.
• 3+ years of management and administrative responsibility in a municipality or First Nation community.
• Knowledge of the regulations, codes and standards for municipal and housing construction.
• Experience in the operation and maintenance of municipal and building facilities.
• Experience with financial management systems, budget preparation, financial planning for multi-year activities, processes for purchasing, and tender preparation.
• Experience in preparing RFP’s and proposals.
• Experience working with First Nation’s.

Leadership/Human Relationship Components Required:
• Ability to provide effective leadership through management and supervision.
• Ability to analyze and assess programs, policies, and operational needs and make appropriate adjustments to ensure efficiency and effective service delivery.
• Ability to identify and respond to sensitive community and organizational issues, concerns and needs.
• Excellent report and proposal writing skills.
• Strong organizational skills.
• Strong research and investigative skills.
• Strong communication and presentation skills.
• Spoken and written English is essential; proficiency in Mi’kmaq is an asset.

Supervisory Responsibility:
The Capital and Housing Director will report directly to the Band Manager and be accountable to Chief and Council. The Director will supervise all field and operations staff related to water, wastewater, public buildings and grounds, and housing. In addition, the Director will oversee all work completed by contracted consultants and external contractors.

Employees: 15 permanent and term contract employees

Stakeholders and Key Relationships:
Internal:
• Chief and Council
• Finance Department
External:
• North Shore Micmac District Council (NSMDC)
• Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)
• Mi’gmawe’l Tplu’taqnn Incorported (MTI)
• Indigenous Services Canada
• Health Canada

Budgetary Responsibilities:
• Prepare and submit proposals to federal and provincial organizations for funding in support of program delivery
• Responsible for the development and effective administration of annual budgets in accordance with Natoaganeg First Nation governance and Health Canada;
Decision Making Authority: The director is expected to manage staff, programs and services within the conditions and parameters of budget as well as program accreditation criteria, funding agreements, health and safety regulations, professional association standards and Natoaganeg’s Policies and Procedures. Independent problem solving and decision-making capacity is required for daily operational activities while, at the same time seeking the advice and direction of peers and /or Chief and Council when issues fall outside of the Director’s mandate or area of expertise.

Program Locations:
The Capital and Housing Director will be placed full-time at the Natoaganeg Administration Building. Travel throughout New Brunswick and outside the province will be required periodically. The successful candidate must have a valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation.

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How to Apply: Please submit your resume and cover letter (in Word or PDF format) with the subject line of Competition # 2022-CH-01 to Hilary Estey, Human Resources Director, at careers@natoaganegfirstnation.ca
. This is a full-time permanent position.
Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Natoaganeg is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all interested parties. We thank you, in advance for your interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be
contacted.

 

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Indigenous Engagement Consultant - Office of the Child and Youth Advocate

 
Job Requisition ID: 24005
Scope: Open Competition
Closing Date: September 9, 2022

Job Information

Job Title: Indigenous Engagement Consultant
Classification: Program Services 4E
Ministry: Office of the Child and Youth Advocate
Location: Edmonton
Full or Part-time: Full-time
Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

About Us
The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate (OCYA) is an Office of the Legislature. Our Office provides advocacy for children and youth receiving or seeking to receive services under the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act and the Protection of Sexually Exploited Children Act, and youth involved with the youth justice system. The OCYA is also responsible for providing legal representation for young people in matters related to the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act and the Protection of Sexually Exploited Children Act. The OCYA conducts investigations and reports on systemic issues arising from the serious injury to or death of a child. The OCYA engages stakeholders in understanding the importance of respecting young people’s individual and collective rights, interests and viewpoints, as well as delivers public education.

The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate is committed to a diverse and inclusive public service that reflects the population we serve to best meet the needs of Albertans. We are committed to an inclusive workplace that welcomes, respects, and values the diversity of our employees that also supports them to be actively engaged in the workplace and the work we do to meet the needs of Alberta's young people.

To learn more about the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate go to our website at: www.ocya.alberta.ca


Role
The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate (OCYA) is currently hiring an Indigenous Engagement Consultant for our Edmonton office. This position plays a unique role in the organization. This role has both an internal and external focus, where strong relationship skills, communication and a passion for young people are essential.

Externally, you will engage and consult Indigenous young people and their communities throughout Alberta to ensure that they are active participants in identifying systemic issues and trends they are seeing for the young people in their communities. You will educate young people and stakeholders on the mandate and role of the OCYA through developing and facilitating engaging workshops. Your knowledge of related legislation and the rights of Indigenous people will serve you well as you participate in these activities.

Internally, you will work to ensure that the capacity and competency of the OCYA will be raised through the promotion of Indigenous knowledge and staff training/engagement opportunities.

The Indigenous Engagement Consultant will work with OCYA staff to ensure that Indigenous young people are provided with culturally appropriate services and supports when they are working with the OCYA. You will also provide advice to senior management on how the OCYA best engages with Indigenous communities in Alberta, including their leadership. You will come with knowledge of First Nation and Métis communities in Alberta and their governance.
 
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Salary

$2,707.94 to $3,549.74 bi-weekly.

Notes:
This position is exempt from the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE). Final candidates will be required to undergo a Criminal Record Check and a Child Intervention Record Check. Travel is a requirement of this position. A valid class 5 driver’s license is required. This competition may be used to fill future vacancies at the same or lower classification.

 

 

Alberta Indigenous Relations Lead - West Fraser

THE ORGANIZATION
Our client, West Fraser was founded in 1955 when three brothers – Sam, Bill, and Pete Ketcham – pooled their resources to buy a small planing mill in Quesnel, B.C. The sweat and hard work of three young men, along with a founding group of pioneering employees, have laid the foundation for the Company, West Fraser, that thrives to this day. More than six decades later, the Company has grown from the original 12-person crew at Two Mile Flat to be the largest lumber producer in North America.

West Fraser’s heritage is a story about people who came together to build so much more than those three young men imagined was possible. Today, they remain anchored by these early core beliefs that stand the test of time:

  • cost control in all aspects of the business
  • efficient, modern mills
  • responsibility and leadership in environmental performance
  • the active involvement of employees in the business
  • a relentless pursuit of excellence in everything we do

West Fraser has grown to be one of the world’s largest lumber producers, is a leading diversified forest products company, and has been rated as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for eight years. West Fraser is an established leader in sustainable forestry, high-efficiency wood product production, and innovative manufacturing. They are committed to a responsible stewardship of the environment and have also been recognized as:

  • one of Canada’s 10 Best Companies to Work For in 2014
  • a Top Employer for Young People five times
  • a B.C. Top Employer six times
  • a Best Employer for Recent Graduates twice
  • two-time winner of the Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures award.

West Fraser takes pride in what they do and in who they hire. Many of their employees have grown right at their side and have built their careers with them.

For further information on West Fraser, please visit their website at www.westfraser.com

THE OPPORTUNITY
Reporting to the Alberta Chief Forester, the Alberta Indigenous Relations Lead will have a strategic focus on maintaining and enhancing West Fraser’s relationships with Indigenous communities across Alberta. This position will be responsible for developing and leading the corporate Indigenous relations strategy as well as fostering collaborative relationships with community partners and stakeholders.

The successful candidate will be an exceptional communicator and facilitator with broad internal and external networks. Your strong relationship building, collaborative and listening skills are essential to the position. West Fraser believes in building strong, diverse teams. To learn more about their commitment to diversity and Indigenous Relations, see their Workforce Diversity Statement, and their Indigenous Peoples’ Policy.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Participate in the development and implementation of an Indigenous relations strategy.
  • Work with West Fraser Indigenous partners to build respectful relationships, seek long-term sustainable benefits for Indigenous communities, and enhance the quality of work through understanding and incorporating traditional Indigenous knowledge.
  • Support West Fraser core service areas and contribute to corporate business development with a strategic focus on developing and enhancing relationships with Indigenous communities.
  • Support divisional managers in building relationships and developing agreements with Indigenous communities.
  • Collaborate with, and provide leadership to, Alberta Indigenous engagement and consultation leads.
  • Design and advance Indigenous employment and business development strategies in Alberta.
  • Participate in internal task groups to achieve corporate Environmental, Social & Governance goals.
  • Liaise with other Canadian jurisdictions and participate on various committees related to Indigenous relations.
  • Advise on policy development through engagement internally, as well as with industry associations, other companies, Provincial and Federal Governments.
  • Collaborate with multi-disciplinary project teams while planning and executing business development efforts.
  • Interact and work with a community of technical experts from other West Fraser regions.
  • Implement West Fraser’s Indigenous Relations Policy and integrate its principles across the organization.
  • Define priority areas for Indigenous inclusion in project execution and business development across Alberta Operations.
  • Identify and develop relationships with Indigenous communities and businesses in alignment with Indigenous Relations Policy and corporate strategy.
  • Provide support for new and existing relationships with Indigenous businesses across West Fraser’s operations.
  • Develop Indigenous engagement strategies to support successful proposals.
  • Understand client strategies with regards to Indigenous engagement and support West Fraser staff across regions to ensure positive outcomes for Indigenous communities, their clients, and West Fraser.
  • Support negotiation of partnership agreements with Indigenous businesses and communities.
  • Through an Indigenous lived experience, advise and support project delivery teams regarding Indigenous protocols and practices.
  • Promote and support cultural awareness initiatives within West Fraser.
  • Travel will be required throughout Alberta.

LOCATION
Slave Lake, Alberta preferred. Other Alberta communities with organization operations will be considered.

HOW TO APPLY
For the opportunity to join West Fraser in the role of Alberta Indigenous Relations Lead, please email your resume to DreamBig@profoundtalent.com referencing Position ID # AQWS 345108.

Should you have an inquiry regarding this position, please contact Stacey Laing at 587-200-0114 ext. 104.

For further information on ProFound Talent Inc. please visit: www.profoundtalent.com

West Fraser Timber has over 60 locations across Canada, the United States and Europe. They believe strongly in promoting from within and pride themselves on providing a challenging environment with continuous development. Preferred candidates will have interest in growing their careers with the company through internal advancement opportunities. 

West Fraser believes inclusive, diverse teams build a more vibrant workforce, safer operations, and a stronger company overall. They strive to create workplaces and leadership teams that are reflective of the diverse communities they are a part of. They will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, gender, national origin or any other protected legal characteristic. 

 


Global Affairs Canada — Manitoba and Saskatchewan Regional Office of the Trade Commissioner Service

 
is looking to hire a junior business development officer to work with companies in Manitoba and/or Saskatchewan. We are seeking someone that has an interest in international business development, is interested in advising clients on how to access services and programs, and would excel at connecting Manitoba and Saskatchewan companies to people and markets around the world.
An ideal candidate is someone open to learning new things, has a university degree – or will soon graduate – and has experience in providing service to clients and in analyzing information.
The salary band starts at $59,973 with lots of room to grow.

 

If you know of someone who might fit our needs, please let us know! Since we are looking to expand our team’s ability to advise Indigenous-owned businesses interested in exporting, we are welcoming, in particular, applications from the Indigenous community.

Please call/text Tara  Scheurwater at 343-550-4794
or email: tara.scheurwater@international.gc.ca



More listings to be posted when available.