Project Officers

Community / Organization: 
The First Nations Public Service Secretariat
Posting Date: 
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Location: 
Position can be done remotely with adequate internet access.
Job Status: 
Full Time
Description: 

Full time Project Officers needed ASAP to support the First Nations Public Service Secretariat initiative within the First Nations Summit Society.

Join a small team with big ideas! Gain valuable experience working with senior leaders in all levels of government. We focus on learning and professional development to support our staff and will provide a comprehensive performance evaluation upon successful completion of the position term.

We support BC First Nations in their pursuit of excellence in public service by delivering capacity building programs and training. We need an innovative and creative self-starter to support engagement and capacity development program delivery for First Nations across the province.

As a member of the FNPSS team, the Project Officer will implement projects and programs, and will plan, coordinate, and implement activities, products, activities and events. Work undertaken will include outreach with BC First Nations, other levels of government and partner organizations. Other responsibilities will include: liaison and relationship building; review of First Nation applications for funding contributions; and writing a variety of materials such as reports, funding proposals, correspondence, briefings, newsletters, and website content.

The position will require an individual who shows strong judgement, integrity and discretion. We are looking for someone with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain professional relationships; excellent written and verbal communication skills; and strong organizational skills and the ability to balance multiple competing priorities.

The position will require an individual who has:

1. A University Degree and/or the equivalent experience;

2. A minimum of 1-year coordinating activities, projects, or events;

3. An understanding of First Nations history and culture and of BC First Nations communities specifically;

4. Strong writing skills; and,

5. A valid Driver’s License.

Hours and Location of Work:

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the individual will be working from their own home for the foreseeable future. While basic office equipment will be supplied (e.g. laptop, monitor, keyboard, mouse, webcam, notebooks, pens, etc.), the individual will be expected to have adequate Internet capabilities to conduct work over platforms such as Zoom, MS Teams, and be responsible for maintaining this, as well as providing their own basic work space set-up (e.g. desk, chair, quiet/heated space, etc.). Depending on specific needs and circumstances, the employer may be able to support some of the items listed above, but this is not guaranteed

Contact: 
Please submit your CV, cover letter explaining why you’re suitable for this position and 2 professional references with attention to Bernice Timmer, Recruitment@fnps.ca
Type of opportunity: 
Job Posting
Job Sector: 
Other

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