Career Opportunity: Program Manager

Program Manager - Position Description

Program Manager

                         

Overview

Our mission is to build a legacy for present and future generations of Esquimalt Nation members by ensuring our work is rooted in the teachings and natural laws that flow from the Sacred Trust. We will promote and advance holistic health, self-sufficiency and safety of Esquimalt Nation members by offering meaningful programs and services and working with our partners for mutually beneficial goals.

Position Summary

The Program Manager promotes and supports education, empowerment, healthy families and children within the Esquimalt Nation.  This position provides support for all students’ kindergarten through grade 12 and post-secondary education of Esquimalt Nation members. The incumbent plans and maintains education programming, event planning and supervises the Esquimalt Nation program staff and Early Childhood Educators. This position is a member of the Management Team.

Primary Responsibilities

Education

  • Provides advocacy and support for Esquimalt Nation students and families. Makes referrals for services as required.
  • Facilitates access to Lekwungen language services and cultural support to schools.
  • Provides academic support including tutoring and homework club.  Manages tutors, volunteers and practicum students involved in academic support activities.
  • Plans and delivers events related to education of students (i.e. graduation)
  • Provides programming for K-12 students during non-instructional periods.

 

Program Management

  • Plans education programs for Esquimalt Nation members
  • Creates and implements child care programs, summer camps, after school activities and more for Esquimalt Nation children and youth
  • Liaises with the Esquimalt Nation community to create programs that fit the complex needs of members
  • Oversees program staff at Esquimalt nation to assist them in the execution of programs and clubs for members

Event Planning

  • Produce detailed proposals for events (e.g. Timelines, venues, suppliers, legal obligations,
  • staffing and budgets)
  • Develop and manage event budgets
  • Administers events and activities in accordance with the policies, strategies, and mission
  • Plans and coordinates event-related services and general event logistics, including but not limited to: Facilities/amenities, Reservations, Signage, Displays, Special needs requests and requirements, Event security, Marketing and publicity, Event-related materials (e.g., handouts, giveaways) etc.

 

Supervisory

  • Monitors program efficiency and recommends/implements changes;
  • Works with the Human Resource Department to administer semi-annual and annual reviews of program staff.

 

Budgeting/Funding

  • Works with the Director of Education to manage small budgets and funding applications for the Program and Education Department;
  • Monitors small budgets and ensures compliance with the Esquimalt Nation Financial Administration Law (FAL).

 

Management Team

  • As a member of the Management Team, serves as a role model of Esquimalt Nation’s core competencies and guiding principles.
  • Works with Management Team to develop and implement operational work plans to support the strategic direction set by Chief and Council.

 

Other related duties as assigned

TEAM Core Competencies

  • Interdepartmental collaboration is a key to successful program delivery
  • On time, ready to work each day
  • Desire to serve the Nation members and the ability to put the greater good before personal feelings and resentments
  • Belief that traditional processes of inclusiveness, dealing with conflict, respectful communication, and the connectedness to the spirit of the land is the respectful way to carry out all Nation business
  • Share in a spiritual base upon which to build all conduct and decisions
  • Share in a commitment to living life today following the teachings of the elders, we honor the Esquimalt Nation traditions and will attempt to use them in our daily work life
  • Knowledge of Esquimalt/Indigenous people and culture
  • Good understanding of the K-12 school system
  • Good understanding of the post-secondary education system and understanding of processes (i.e. admissions, funding etc.)
  • Strong knowledge of legislation related to education (both on and off reserve) and to maintaining a child care facility.
  • Experience working in an Indigenous Community is preferred
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact with people from various backgrounds
  • Well-developed problem solving skills
  • Desire to advocate on behalf of members
  • Strong communication (verbal and written) skills including grant writing skills
  • Ability to manage confidential finance and business information
  • Intermediate proficiency level in Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office
  • High school diploma
  • 5 years’ experience working with children and youth
  • Experience supervising the work and managing the performance of others
  • A clear criminal record check is required

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of Esquimalt/Indigenous people and culture
  • Good understanding of the K-12 school system
  • Good understanding of the post-secondary education system and understanding of processes (i.e. admissions, funding etc.)
  • Strong knowledge of legislation related to education (both on and off reserve) and to maintaining a child care facility.
  • Experience working in an Indigenous Community is preferred
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact with people from various backgrounds
  • Well-developed problem solving skills
  • Desire to advocate on behalf of members
  • Strong communication (verbal and written) skills including grant writing skills
  • Ability to manage confidential finance and business information
  • Intermediate proficiency level in Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office

Training, Education, and Experience

  • A degree or diploma in the Education field. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered
  • 5 years’ experience working with children and youth
  • Experience supervising the work and managing the performance of others
  • A clear criminal record check is required
  • Preference will be given to applicants of Indigenous descent

Critical Success Factors

Committed to our guiding principles:

  • Every individual reflects the whole
  • Connect our spirituality to our work
  • Promote self sufficiency

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to HR@esquimaltnation.ca.

Only applicants successful in the screening process will be contacted. If you have any questions regarding jobs at Esquimalt Nation, please contact HR@esquimaltnation.ca. 


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