Employment Coordinator

Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC)
Published
January 19, 2023
Location
Job Type
Experience
Must have relevant experience
Keywords
Employment Coordinator
Country
Canada
Province
British Columbia

Description

Position: Temporary Full-Time (37.5 hours per week) for a 12-month term

Location: A hybrid agreement in one of the STEPS regional offices (Nanaimo, Surrey, Kamloops, Cranbrook, Fort St. John, or Prince George)

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 KAA-WIICHIHITOYAAHK (We take care of each other) 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

We are seeking a highly motivated, collaborative individual to join our Skills Training, Employment and Post-Secondary Education (STEPS) team as an Employment Coordinator. Reporting to the Provincial Cohort Manager, the primary objective of the role is to support Métis people as they work toward identifying and achieving their goals for employment. The Employment Coordinator will play a key role in guiding Métis people through their pathway to rewarding and sustainable careers.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide instruction to students through telephone, virtual and on-site classroom settings
  • Respond to telephone, in-person, or electronic inquiries.
  • Conduct needs assessments, including employment readiness and job search skills and identify barriers, make appropriate referrals, and develop best next steps towards sustainable employment
  • Facilitate job preparedness workshops including resume, cover letter, interview strategies and targeted job search in both group and individual settings
  • Develop schedules for career cohorts and coordinate guest speakers from institutions, organizations, elders, and community leaders
  • Provide students coaching and feedback to support them in their skill development and achieving goals.
  • Support and mentor Métis people in completing applications for funding or training programs that support their education, training, and employment.
  • Develop, engage, and support a partnership with various employment services, institutions, organizations, and employers
  • Connect students with appropriate community resources that will assist in enhancing their employability
  • In collaboration with MNBC Communications team, contribute to the creation of relevant communications content for workshops, events, and cohorts
  • Create reports for the Provincial Cohort Manager as required.

OTHER COMMENTS

  • 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 a 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 Indigenous (First Nation, Métis or Inuit). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

 

Qualifications

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

  • Diploma or degree in related field
  • Experience in vocational rehabilitation, employment coaching or program coordination
  • Proven assessment skills utilizing a comprehensive model, appropriate clients with diverse needs
  • Knowledge and/or awareness of the historical and contemporary contributions made by Métis people in B.C.
  • Demonstrated ability to write and format current industry-standard resumes and cover letters
  • Proven ability to plan, organize, implement, and facilitate training and education sessions
  • Proven ability to collaborate with Métis citizens to build positive and mutually beneficial relationships
  • Strong links to the business community with a knowledge of the local labour market, an asset
  • Ability to lead, problem solve, and utilize team-building skills
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize strong people skills to deal with others effectively
  • Proven ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and work with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing
  • Proven ability to utilize, adapt and embrace new technologies, including Word, Excel and other database/software required by the role

How to Apply

PLEASE NOTE THAT CANDIDATES MUST APPLY using “Employment Coordinator” in the subject line of email. Please send your resume and cover letter to:

Michelle Berg
Provincial Cohort Manager
Métis Nation British Columbia
Email : mberg@mnbc.ca

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