Regional Coordinator, Sector Transformation – Short Term Contract (3months)
Please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected].
This position will remain open until July 17, 2020 end of day.
The First Nations Technology Council is seeking up to seven (7) highly organized individuals with experience in community engagement and with a passion for supporting Indigenous communities. As part of a dynamic team, the Regional Coordinator will be accountable to the Project Lead for the deliverables of a project designed to support the advancement of Indigenous people in the technology sector, including tech-enabled sectors. The Regional Coordinator will play a pivotal role in executing well-organized, thoughtful, and most importantly, culturally-safe engagements that align with our Indigenous Research Methodology to support projects and activities within the Sector Transformation Division.
Regional Coordinators will be hired from and operate within one of the following seven regions – North Coast & Nechako, Northeast, Cariboo, Vancouver Island/Coast, Thompson-Okanagan, Kootenay, and Mainland/Southwest.
The Regional Coordinator is responsible for community outreach in their region, including much of the hands-on logistical elements of virtual outreach and engagements, project planning, and implementation for new and on-going province-wide research projects and engagements.
As such, the successful candidate will have strong organizational, administrative, and communications skills and experience. This position will suit an organized individual who manages multiple priorities well. The Regional Coordinator will also assist with basic research activities and will have an opportunity to stretch their research knowledge working within the First Nations principles of OCAP (Ownership, Control, Access, and Possession). This position is a short term 3-month contract with possible extension based on funding availability and outcomes for the organization.
Experience working with Indigenous communities and/or the BC Tech Industry will be an asset.
About the First Nations 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.
About the Role
Skills and Abilities
We are an Indigenous organization whose mandate is to promote opportunities for Indigenous people. We encourage applications from qualified First Nations, Inuit and Métis people. We also welcome other candidates who possess a high level of cultural competence and understanding of indigenous experience, communities, and issues. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.