Regional Program Manager

Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC)
January 19, 2023
Job Type
Must have relevant experience
Regional Program Manager
British Columbia


Position: Permanent Full-Time (37.5 hours per week)

Location: Fort St. John (9904 – 94 Street, Fort St. John, BC V1J 0M7)

Closes: Posting will remain open until filled and will close without notice


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


We are seeking a highly motivated, team-orientated individual to join our Ministry of Employment and Skills Training team as a Regional Program Manager.

Reporting to the Director of Employment and Skills Training and Post-Secondary Education, the primary purpose of the Regional Program Manager is to oversee the day-to-day operations of the regional office, the delivery of Skills Training, Employment, and Post-Secondary (STEPS) programs in the region, and the supervision of regional staff.


  • Manage the day-to-day operations of regional Skills Training, Employment and Post-Secondary (STEPS) programs and projects
  • Approve client funding based on current requirements and funding limits outlined in program policies and guidelines
  • In collaboration with Training and Career Counsellors, effectively deal with escalated client-related issues, ensuring timely resolution
  • Consult and regularly obtain feedback from MNBC Chartered Community leaders regarding the training and employment needs of Métis community members, which reflect rural, remote, and urban environments
  • Implement guidelines within the programs, ensuring alignment with the STEPS Operational Plan
  • Report on key outcomes demonstrating the successful delivery of STEPS programs and services. This includes maintaining an efficient, effective, and integrated approach to service delivery, data collection, evidence-based best practices, and monitoring.
  • Actively work to ensure all programs and services integrate online tools to increase access for Métis in BC
  • Develop annual program goals in consultation with the Associate Director and set and maintain quality levels through audits and evaluations, ensuring all goals are met and reported effectively and in a timely manner.
  • Monitor program risk controls, accountability systems, and utilization to the level in Contribution Agreements and other contracts/business plans
  • Collaborate with Provincial Employer Relations Manager to bridge the gap between training/education and employment
  • In collaboration with the Communications department, promote community awareness and support of the program by performing duties such as producing promotional materials and attending community events
  • Contribute to the creation of relevant communications content

Community Relations:

  • Develop and implement a community engagement plan for the region, with the goal of building and strengthening mutually respectful relationships with Métis Chartered Communities.
  • Maintain effective relationships with government, stakeholders, service partners, volunteer community groups, organizations, and committees to coordinate the provision of services, influence where appropriate, foster partnerships and collaborate recommendations for increasing access for Métis people to the labour market.

Administration and Finance:

  • Manage the financial integrity and accountability of programs, monitor expenditures within existing budgets and guidelines, report out, and make budget recommendations
  • Manage the hiring and training of support staff within the Ministry of Employment and Skills Training within the region
  • Provide supervision to program employees as well as contracted parties who perform services for MNBC
  • Provide regular reports to the Associate Director of Employment and Skills Training of all pertinent issues and information for effective decision-making, and provide input for the preparation of annual short and longrange program plans and briefing materials
  • Actively participate as a critical member of the STEPS team to create solutions that advance the successful, efficient, and effective delivery of MNBC programs and services


  • 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.



Note: A combination of relevant experience, education, and training will be considered

  • Supervisory experience.
  • Three (3) years of experience developing and managing programs/projects.
  • Knowledge and applied experience in employment and skills training environments.
  • Previous experience working in an Indigenous Community, with strong knowledge of Métis culture and history, is considered an asset.
  • 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.
  • Proven ability to utilize, adapt and embrace new technologies, including Word, Excel and another database/software required by the role.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field, an asset

How to Apply

PLEASE NOTE THAT CANDIDATES MUST APPLY using “Regional Program Manager” – Fort St. John” in the subject line of email. Please send your resume and cover letter to:

Anca McHollister
Director, STEPS
Métis Nation British Columbia

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