Early Learning and Childcare Program Coordinator 121619-ELCPC-TOR/OTT
Location: Toronto or Ottawa
Indeterminate, Full-time position
Closes: December 16, 2019 4:30 PM
The Metis Nation of Ontario Education and Training Branch is seeking an Early Learning and Childcare Program Coordinator our Toronto or Ottawa Ontario Offices. The prime objective of the Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) Program Coordinator is to assist the Manager of Early Learning and Child Care while performing the job duties outlined below:
- Coordinating client services and program delivery
- Facilitate, coordinate stakeholder engagement
- Provide overall operational/administrative assistance to the project
- Coordinate project initiatives
- Collaboratively work with MNO staff, MNO leadership, MNO Citizens, potential industry and government partners, and MNO contractors as required.
The Education and Training Early Learning and Child Care Program Coordinator(s) reports to the Manager of Early Learning and Child Care, and is responsive to the Director of Education and Training. In carrying out the following duties, it is expected that the ELCC Operations Coordinator will:
- Fully understand the significance and fundamental importance of the Métis Nation of Ontario Statement of Prime Purpose (SPP) to all MNO’s work, and to the requirements of the position specifically
- Adhere to MNO Policies and Procedures and MNO’s Financial Policies and Procedures at all times
- Uphold MNO’s Standards of Professional Conduct at all times.
- Adhere to Privacy Laws and respect confidential information at all times.
- Be cognizant of the Ontario Employment Standards Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Workers' Safety and Insurance Board, and other relevant legislation.
- Work in collaboration within the branch, other MNO branches, MNO leadership, MNO citizens, stakeholders, contractors and vendors as required
- Attend the Annual General Assembly
Be cognizant of the Ontario Employment Standards Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Workers' Safety and Insurance Board, and other relevant legislation.
- Have an understanding of Early Childhood Education, child care licensing, ministry documents and policy involving Early Childhood Education and Child Care.
The incumbent is responsible for the following duties, as well as other duties as may be assigned:
- Effectively oversee the day-to-day assigned project activities
- Assist clients with Early Learning programs and services, including case file management
- Complete assigned project tasks, monitor project progress and ensure milestones and deadlines are adhered to
- Assist with new proposal and project development, implementation, coordination and evaluation
- Foster team work and co-operation with
- Collaboratively work with MNO staff, potential industry and government partners, and MNO contractors on project initiatives
- Communicate and collaborate with Métis Citizens, MNO staff, and contractors in the delivery of services and supports
- Assist in the coordination of the processing of financial administrative and operational procedures (i.e. purchase orders, expense claims, bill back submissions and purchase card reconciliation) to support project and service delivery
- Assist with preparing project reports and submissions to funders as required
- Travel to communities to give presentations or attend meetings and events. This may require overnight stays in the community and a varied work schedule
- Deliver presentations at conferences, workshops and in communities when directed
- Plan and coordinate logistics for meetings, training, and events (location, travel arrangements, etc.) related to the program delivery
- Prepare briefing notes on meetings and events attended
- Participate in presentations about the various projects and the MNO to key stakeholders as required
- Gather project statistics as directed, establish and maintain spreadsheets, analyze data and make recommendations
- Provide input and oversight to the development of work plans and projects
- Conduct outreach and build relationships with stakeholders as required
- Engage, develop and maintain strong relationships with partners
- Promote Métis culture
- Assist with the development of outreach and marketing material for program delivery
- Maintain an effective, confidential and accountable filing system
- Some travel throughout the province and extended hours of work may be required
Fulfill all other responsibilities as determined by Manager of Early Learning and Childcare
Required Formal Education and Training
- Post-Secondary education and/or 3 to 5 years’ experience working in an office environment or in an administrative role within an Early Childhood Program minimum of two years’ experience in event coordination, budgeting, program delivery and reporting, preferably in a non-profit setting
- Experience and formal training combined with demonstrated performance and ability may substitute for stipulated academic/experience requirements
- Registered Early Childhood Educator designation from the Ontario College of Early Childhood Educators would be an asset
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
- Well-developed administrative, analytical and organizational skills
- Knowledge of program administration, budgeting/financial management, program planning, and coordinating
- Experience in Early Childhood Education, child care licensing, ministry documents and policy involving Early Childhood Education would be an asset
- Demonstrated results-oriented skills and practices
- Demonstrated ability to work with a high level of tact and discretion
- English (Bilingualism English/French is an asset but not mandatory)
- Strong knowledge and application of keyboarding, Microsoft Office suite, various databases
- Experience with standard office equipment
- Demonstrated ability to identify problems and situations and take appropriate action
- Work effectively both independently as well as in a team environment
- Ability to travel, at times in a rental vehicle, may be required
- Available to travel for extended periods of time at locations other than local workplace
- Ability to work flexible hours when required
The Métis Nation of Ontario welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
We thank all applicants for their interest but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Preference may be given to qualified Métis candidates.