National Coordinator Job Posting Indigenous Designated

The Metro Vancouver Aboriginal Executive Council (MVAEC), based in Vancouver BC, is hosting a national project that will serve 32 urban Indigenous coalitions across the country under the Urban Programming for Indigenous People. We are seeking a National Coordinator that will support this group of coalitions.

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Reporting to the Leadership Committee, the National Coordinator is responsible for:

  • Having significant understanding of the complex needs of Indigenous people in urban areas.
  • Preparing all types of reports as required and/or directed.
  • Managing all logistics for large meetings at least twice a year plus smaller meeting.
  • Maintaining excellent working relationships and extensive partnerships to inform this area of work.
  • Ensuring each coalition is meaningfully engaged into related processes.
  • Maintain a respectful and significant accountability function to all stakeholders.
  • Identifying, securing and managing contractors such as minute takers, facilitators, researchers, etc. that will advance the work set out by the collective group.
  • Operationalizing workplans through significant collaboration.
  • Nurturing respectful relationships with funding agencies and other partners.
  • Minimum four (4) years in a similar role, ideally in an urban Indigenous non-profit sector.
  • Excellent understanding of broad-based community social services and barriers.
  • Ability to identify and represent needs of Indigenous people from local, regional and national levels.
  • Demonstrated ability reporting to Committee structures and/or Board of Directors, and carrying out their strategic directions.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective partnerships and collaborations.
  • Strong written & oral skills, including keeping accurate records; developing all types of reports.
  • Grounded in Indigenous cultural ways; respect for a diverse Indigenous population; demonstrated ability to lead, develop and work as a team player and independently.
  • Other key duties: strong research capacity; long-term strategic vision; integrated planning abilities; innovative; working with committee structures; effective community engagement practices.
  • Must be proficient in MS Office Suite; have a Class 5 Drivers license; and ease of ability to travel.
  • Ability to speak French is an asset.
  • Due to nature of this work, only qualified Indigenous applicants will be screened in.

Please submit resume and cover letter by email: Att. Kevin Barlow, ceo@mvaec.ca
CLOSING: 4:00 pm Pacific time THURS. June 20, 2019


Position: National Coordinator Job Posting Indigenous Designated

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Date posted
May 28, 2019
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June 20, 2019