Project Coordinator-Youth Cultural Camp Coordinator 111319-PC-MID

Internal/External Job
Location:  Midland 
Determinate, Full-time position
Closes: February 25, 2020 4:30 PM 
Posting: 111319-PC-MID

The prime objective of the Project Coordinator is to work for the Métis Nation of Ontario to support the Métis Youth Culture Camp Program through assisting with the planning, coordinating and delivering of seasonal culture camps for Métis youth that will expand Métis youth understanding of traditional knowledge and languages, and to provide leadership skills training to help build resiliency. The programs will be delivered through land-based activities and provide culturally appropriate experiences to revitalize cultural knowledge and provide youth the tools to set them up for success, and be able to move forward on a path towards healing and reconciliation.

Key Responsibilities: 

• Provide overall operational/administrative coordination for 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 Project Coordinator reports to the Manager, Education, Way of Life and Special Projects. In carrying out the following duties, it is expected that the Project 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

The incumbent is responsible for the following duties, as well as other duties as may be assigned by the Manager, Education, Way of Life and Special Projects:

  1. Effectively oversee the day-to-day project activities that support planning, coordinating and delivering Youth Cultural Camps
  2. Complete assigned project tasks, monitor project progress and ensure milestones and deadlines are adhered to
  3. Deliver presentations at conferences, workshops and in communities related to Youth Cultural Camps when directed
  4. Plan and coordinate logistics related to the delivery of Youth Cultural Camps (location, travel arrangements, etc.)
  5. Conduct outreach and engage, develop and maintain relationships with Youth Cultural Camp partners and stakeholders as required
  6. Develop camp programming that promotes Métis culture and way of life
  7. Develop and deliver camp leadership programming that builds resiliency in Métis youth
  8. Develop and maintain a tracking system for equipment and supplies
  9. Assist with new proposal and project development, implementation, coordination and evaluation
  10. Collaboratively work with MNO staff, MNO leadership, MNO Citizens, potential industry and government partners, and MNO contractors on Youth Cultural Camp project initiatives
  11. Utilize office technology to communicate and collaborate with Métis Citizens, MNO staff, and contractors
  12. Assist in the coordination and processing of financial administrative and operational procedures (i.e. purchase orders, expense claims, bill back submissions and purchase card reconciliation) 
  13. Assist with preparing project reports and submissions to funders as required
  14. Report back on meetings and events attended (briefing notes)
  15. Gather project statistics as directed, establish and maintain spreadsheets
  16. Provide input and oversight to the development of work plans and projects
  17. Assist with the development of outreach and marketing material for program delivery
  18. Maintain an effective, confidential and accountable filing system
  19. Fulfill all other responsibilities as directed

Required Formal Education and Training:

  • Post-secondary education in a relevant field, and/or a minimum of three years of progressive, related experience in project coordination
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in 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

Mandatory Qualifications: 

  • Valid driver’s license and availability to travel throughout the province
  • Vulnerable sector check / clear criminal record check completed within the last six months
  • Demonstrated ability to identify problems and situations and take appropriate action
  • Work effectively both independently as well as in a team environment
  • Ability to work flexible/varied or extended hours when required
  • Adherence to Privacy Laws and respect of confidential information is imperative at all times
  • Cognizant of Employment Standards Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act, WSIB, and other legislative requirements that impact camp delivery
  • Well-developed administrative, analytical and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of community and youth-driven initiatives
  • Knowledge of program administration, budgeting/financial management, program planning, and coordinating
  • Demonstrated results-oriented skills and practices
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a high level of tact and discretion
  • Strong knowledge and application of Microsoft Office, Excel, and various databases
  • Speaking or experience with the Michif Language would be an asset
  • Billingualism is an asset 

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.

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