This is a full-time, work from home office position. Successful candidate will report to the VP, Programs and must be physically located in B.C.
Deadline to apply is 4pm on October 4, 2021 or until filled.
The Program Director, Indigenous Communities is an exciting opportunity for a passionate individual looking to improve the educational achievements and well-being of Indigenous youth in B.C. This qualified professional will work with educators and Indigenous community members to expand JA programs and reach more Indigenous learners across British Columbia. They will bring an existing network and skillset to support the coordinated delivery of programming by Indigenous facilitators and organizational partners who have a strong knowledge of, and relationship with, First Nations communities.
As part of JABC’s strategic plan Bright Futures for all B.C.’s Youth, JABC is committed to opening doors for Indigenous learners by providing access to community-based, culturally accessible educational programs focused on building financial literacy, career readiness and entrepreneurial knowledge and skills.
JABC’s program delivery model is flexible and provides opportunity for customization based on learner and community needs. This includes accommodations for a broader age range of student participants, different learning styles, outside-the-classroom deliveries, remote location deliveries, variety of volunteers, greater community engagement, as well as unique historical, cultural and economic contexts, and considerations.
Success in this role will be based on:
- Increasing JA program deliveries annually to Indigenous learners
- Engaging Indigenous leaders and educators to support expanded JA program reach
- Supporting the development and pilot of programs, materials, and resources
- Recruiting, onboarding, and supporting Indigenous program facilitators to deliver JA programs
- Further developing relationships with organizational partners currently engaged in Indigenous communities
- Engaging and supporting organizational partner facilitators to deliver JA programs
- Planning and managing a budget that supports this portfolio of work
- Supporting JABC in identifying, cultivating, and stewarding donors to allow for the continuation and increase of programming
- Measuring and reporting both reach and impact
- Reporting to JABC leadership and JABC Board advisory group
- Develops relationships on behalf of JABC with Indigenous communities across B.C., in particular education contacts and community leaders
- Develops relationships on behalf of JABC with organizational partners, currently serving Indigenous communities, whose employees may be well positioned to deliver JA programs in these communities or support the development of relationships that enable JABC to secure program delivery opportunities
- Develops relationships with Indigenous program facilitators, particularly businesspersons and entrepreneurs who can act as role models for youth in their communities and bring real-world business perspectives to program deliveries
- Develops relationships on behalf of JABC with others including provincial government contacts, Indigenous organizations and those with Education portfolios.
Program Knowledge and Delivery
- Develops a deep understanding and awareness of JA programs and delivery methods
- Creates and secures JA program delivery opportunities
- Supports the coordination and delivery of JA programs
Facilitator Recruitment and Stewardship
Recruits and supports the onboarding, training, and ongoing stewardship of program facilitators to deliver programs. These facilitators would come from two groups:
- Paid Indigenous facilitators, with capacity of cultural safety and humility with Indigenous communities
- Employees of partner organizations who have relationships with Indigenous communities and may deliver programs in partnership with Indigenous Facilitators, as part of their work
Reporting and Evaluation
- Records engagements and maintains stakeholder/constituent records
- Records program enrollments and deliveries
- Supports the development of assessments to measure program impact and to improve future programming
- May assist with other duties assigned
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT
- Bachelor of Education degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
- Minimum five years of demonstrated or related work experience within the education system, an Indigenous community or organization
- Knowledge of Indigenous issues, education, history and cultural practices, with a sensitivity to cross-cultural issues and awareness
SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
- Excellent communication skills- written and verbal
- Strong organizational and planning skills
- Demonstrated ability to work with diverse people across an organization
- Service minded attitude with an interest and willingness to help others
- Passion for youth education and development
Interested candidates for Program Director, Indigenous Communities are invited to submit a concise resume with a cover letter that highlights alignment to the position qualifications by 4pm on October 4, 2021 to HR@jabc.org. Subject line: Program Director, Indigenous Communities.
JA British Columbia is an equal opportunity employer. JABC will not discriminate on the basis of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed (religion), sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, or any other grounds prohibited by the B.C. Human Rights Code.
We thank all candidates for their interest in advance. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If you require accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, please let us know. We will work with you to meet your needs.
An offer of employment with JA British Columbia is conditional upon the successful completion of a reference check along with a successful criminal record and vulnerable sector check (subject to applicable laws and regulations).