Development & Reporting Specialist
The First Nations Technology Council is seeking a highly articulate and organized Development & Reporting Specialist to affect real and lasting impact on the organization’s sustainability and resilience by supporting its partnership development and reporting. As a rapidly evolving organization with multiple lines of business, the Development & Reporting Specialist will play a supportive role in evolving the business model of the organization working closely with divisions to meet their fundraising and partnership development goals.
The Development & Reporting Specialist will report to the Director, Strategic Initiatives and will support all divisions of the Technology Council to develop compelling proposals, grants, and concept papers to raise funds for our work. The Development & Reporting Specialist will support with meeting coordination with potential donors, sponsors and clients, and prepare briefings notes and key messages for divisional leads to ensure key stakeholder meeting preparedness and success. The Development & Reporting Specialist will also ensure that all funder deliverables and reporting requirements are met, that the impact of our work is effectively communicated, and that all funders are appropriately recognized for their contributions. The Development & Reporting Specialist will be responsible for developing an inaugural Friends and Family Gathering, to recognize donors and sponsors, network alumni, staff and instructors, and share stories of impact.
The Development & Reporting Specialist must be passionate about the intersection of technological advancement and Indigenous sovereignty, enjoy a dynamic work environment, and be self-directed in their work. We are looking for an exceptional communicator, with good working knowledge of First Nations culture, history, rights and title legislation, communities and organizations, current issues related to technology and innovation, and upskilling and reskilling workers for the digital economy.
About the Technology Council
The First Nations Technology Council is an Indigenous-led organization that serves all 203 First Nations communities across British Columbia, working to ensure that Indigenous peoples have full and equitable access to the tools, training and support to maximize the opportunities presented by technology and innovation. The Technology Council sees the strengthening of local Indigenous economies and the empowering of Indigenous innovators as contributing to Indigenous self-determination and nationhood.
The First Nations Technology Council holds the following core values, which all employees are expected to honour, demonstrate and deepen through individual practice and team development: trust, humility, community, spirit, innovation for 7 generations, listening, resilience, indigenous wisdom, and heart. The ideal candidate will resonate with and uphold these values.
About the Role:
- Work closely with divisional leads to understand fundraising and partnership development goals, and build workplans to advance goals.
- Conduct research, as required, to contribute to proposal development proactively seek out new fundraising and partnership opportunities.
- Draft proposals, pitches and concept briefs for all divisions of the First Nations Technology Council.
- Coordinate meetings, as required, in service of fundraising and partnership development, and prepare materials to ensure meeting success.
- Manage relationships with existing funders, and working with the Communications Division ensure appropriate recognition and engagement.
- Draft contracts and manage relationships with Strategic Initiatives Division contractors.
- Oversee confirmed funding agreements to ensure major activities, deliverables and reports are tracked and submitted on time.
- Ensure appropriate tracking of all fund development relationships in appropriate platforms (currently Monday.com).
- Work closely with the Operations and Communications Divisions to track key data and Develop and track key performance metrics to measure fundraising performance of the organization.
- Work closely with the Communications Division to develop media-rich fund development and impact reporting materials.
- Oversee the development and implementation of annual Friends and Family Gathering.
- Ensure best practices in fund development are continuously understood and integrated into the Technology Council’s fund development playbook.
- Work closely with the Director, Strategic Initiatives to understand Divisional financial needs and budget.
- Other duties as assigned.
Skills and Abilities:
- Exceptional written and oral communication skills, ability to construct compelling narratives that illuminate the rationale for and impact of Technology Council’s work.
- ExceptIonal organizational skills, including ability to manage projects with multiple stakeholders, timelines and deliverables.
- Excellent independent research skills and ability to synthesize complex information into clear and impactful arguments.
- Strong relationship building abilities, with interpersonal, listening, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills.
- Knowledge and awareness of First Nations culture, history, rights and title legislation, communities and organizations, and ability to communicate in a culturally competent and respectful manner.
- Knowledge and awareness of Indigenous perspectives on current topics impacting technology, innovation, connectivity, and digital equity.
- Ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion when working in community, government and for-profit environments including maintaining confidentiality.
- Ability to use and learn Salesforce, Slack, Monday, Dropbox, Google.docs and other digital tools.
- Other communications capacities – graphic design, social media experience, video production, etc. considered an asset.
- 2+ years experience in fund development, partnership development, business development, network management, or event management experience will be considered.
- Demonstrated writing, analysis and reporting abilities.
- Demonstrated experience managing large contribution or multi partner agreements.
- Demonstrated First Nations and Indigenous community understanding or lived experience.
- Project management experience is considered an asset.
- Ability to work remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This a one-year term employment position, renewable pending performance and available funding.
This role is open to remote candidates anywhere in BC, with a preference for candidates able to travel occasionally to the First Nations Technology Council headquarters Unit 102 – 70 Orwell Street on Squamish Nation land in North Vancouver, B.C. During the COVID-19 pandemic, this position will work remotely until further notice, in alignment with public health directives and best practices.