Manager, Sector Transformation Division

Please send your resume and cover letter and to [email protected].  This position will remain open until it is filled.

The Manager, Sector Transformation Division offers a great opportunity for a dynamic and innovative changemaker to have a demonstrable impact on transforming the tech and innovation ecosystem for and with Indigenous people.  Reporting to the Director, Sector Transformation, the Manager will lead key projects in the Technology Council’s Sector Transformation Division, including the Income Assistance Technology Project and Phase 2 Sector Labour Market Project (The Opportunity: Indigenous Innovation in the Digital Economy in BC), and others as developed and identified.  The Manager, working closely with the team and the Director of the division, will also contribute to the growth of the division in the development of key areas of sector engagement and partnership development, cultural competency development, research and policy analysis, and data analytics to ground proposal development and informed decision-making.

This position reports directly to the Director, Sector Transformation and will be responsible for managing all aspects of projects, including but not limited to project design, project implementation, sector and community engagement, team supervision, funder and partner relations, and all budgeting and reporting requirements.  The Manager will also be the primary point of contact with all contractors and vendors for projects.

The Manager will have one direct report, the Project Coordinator, and will oversee the development and support of the new Regional Coordinators Network currently made up of 8 coordinators across the province, an important community research engagement initiative.

This position requires a highly organized individual with strong project and time management skills, critical analysis ability, Indigenous community engagement expertise, and supervisory experience.  The Manager will also require strong team leadership skills with the ability to move projects forward effectively to completion to meet the project objectives.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide managerial oversight of the Sector Transformation Division.
  • Develop new engagements and partnerships to forward the work of Sector Transformation.
  • Supervise divisional staff and provide leadership to the Regional Coordinators Network.
  • Support the development and/or delivery of cultural competency workshops for the tech sector.
  • Develop and implement of research framework as a guiding document for all research projects
  • Lead the Income Assistance Technology project.
  • Lead the Indigenous Innovation in the Digital Economy in BC Labour Market Study Phase II project.
  • Lead other Sector Transformation projects as developed and assigned.
  • Confirm final project plans and charters.
  • Implement project plans, including all community engagement activities.
  • Support hiring of team members as needed.
  • Work closely with project partners.
  • Manage and report on project budgets under the direction of the Director.
  • Contract vendors as needed.
  • Draft final report and recommendations.
  • Preparation of written documents, including but not limited to briefing notes, decision notes, concept papers, research studies, formal reports for funders.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Skills/Abilities:

  • Demonstrates leadership aligned with Technology Council core values.
  • People development and people leadership skills.
  • Strong project management and time management skills.
  • Strong knowledge and ability to conduct Indigenous-led research
  • Ability to manage major project budgets.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple competing priorities.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills.
  • Strong presentation and facilitation skills, with a focus on Indigenous engagement.
  • Understanding of First Nations history, cultures, structures, communities, and organizations, and ability to communicate in a culturally competent and respectful manner.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a project team.
  • Ability to take initiative and follow through.

Requirements

  • Minimum Bachelor Degree in Business Administration, Social Sciences, or related field of study, or a combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum 2 years supervisory experience.
  • Minimum 2 years project or program management experience.
  • Minimum 2 years Indigenous community engagement experience.
  • Proficiency with or willingness and ability to learn online collaborative tools and project management software.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite.
  • Ability and willingness to travel throughout BC (post-pandemic).

Assets

  • Indigenous cultural competency work
  • Understanding of the BC technology ecosystem

Supervision

  • This position reports directly to the Director, Sector Transformation.
  • The Project Coordinator reports directly to the Manager.

Location

  • This position is located at the First Nations Technology Council headquarters in North Vancouver, B.C.
  • During the time of the COVID-19 pandemic, this position will work virtually aligned with our Temporary Work From Home policy.  Working from headquarters is currently voluntary.

How to Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter and to [email protected].  This position will remain open until it is filled.

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.