Project Coordinator, Sector Transformation

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

The First Nations Technology Council is seeking a highly organized and dynamic project coordinator with direct experience in event planning and coordination, and who has a passion for supporting Indigenous communities, engagements, research and outcomes. As part of a high-functioning team, the Project Coordinator will report directly to the Project Lead. The Project Coordinator will play a pivotal role in executing well-organized, thoughtful, and culturally-safe engagements to support projects and activities within the Sector Transformation Division.

The Project Coordinator is responsible for much of the hands-on logistical elements of event management and 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, data management, and communications skills and experience. This position will suit an organized individual who manages multiple priorities well. The Project Coordinator will also assist with basic research activities and will have an opportunity to stretch their research knowledge working within an OCAP framework.

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

Primary Responsibilities

  • Takes the lead role in the coordination of event logistics, including contracting services, coordinating travel, organizing materials, tracking expenditures, and data management.
  • Serves as the first point of contact to support and assist project participants in resolving any issues and concerns that may arise. Escalates issues as necessary.
  • Proactively manages project plans and event plans.
  • Provides administrative support for projects and activities within the Sector Transformation Division, such as research projects, regional engagement sessions, and steering committee coordination.
  • Takes a lead coordinating role in the on the ground roll-out of events, engagements and community activities.
  • Supports the Sector Transformation Division in developing strategies for community engagement and outreach, including the implementation of those strategies.
  • Assists in the review of research materials and reports, etc.
  • Assists in the identification of secondary data sources etc.
  • Drafts, edits, and prepares correspondence, and other communication materials.
  • Supports cross-sector co-ordination related projects and activities.
  • Provides input on on-going and potential Sector Transformation projects.

Skills and Abilities

  • Event planning and coordination skills.
  • Basic project coordination skills.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and prioritization, including ability to manage multiple competing priorities.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Facilitation, consensus building and interpersonal engagement skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to Indigenous cultural safety when working with Indigenous participants and other stakeholders.
  • Ability to work collaboratively collaboratively with external partners and third-party organizations to achieve planned project and program outcomes, on time and on budget
  • Demonstrates leadership, enthusiasm, appreciation, and respect when engaging formally and informally with all team members, Indigenous communities and leadership, and external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated commitment to Indigenous cultural safety when working with Indigenous participants and other stakeholders.

Requirements

  • A university degree or accredited college diploma in a relevant field (e.g. education, public administration) and/or a combination of education and relevant experience
  • 3+ years’ experience and success in project coordination, event planning, or community engagement.
  • A proficiency with MS Office applications, including Excel.
  • Sound knowledge of Indigenous communities, cultures, traditions and practices in BC
  • Willingness and availability to travel throughout B.C.

Supervision

This position reports directly to the Project Lead, Sector Transformation and and will also work directly with the Director of Sector Transformation to provide administrative support as required.

Location

This position is located at the First Nations Technology Council headquarters Unit 102 – 70 Orwell Street on Squamish Nation land in North Vancouver, B.C.

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.