Project Coordinator – “Promoting Indigenous Leadership” Project
1-year term contract with possible annual renewal up to 4 years
Location: flexible in BC
The Canadian Red Cross is looking for a Project Coordinator with a focus on building Indigenous youth leaders through strong community connections built and nurtured within 3 main geographies in BC. The project is four years in duration, and this position would be assessed and renewed on an annual basis.
Reporting to the BC Manager of Indigenous Programs, the Project Coordinator would also collaborate with other relevant internal programs and initiatives both provincially and nationally.
This role will focus primarily on building relationships and will also include other essential job-related tasks such as conducting field-based research and needs assessments, building and maintaining a project plan, managing a budget, and staying abreast of trends within the project scope.
Who you are:
- You are a strong communicator, being able to build relationships both virtually (written and spoken) and in person
- You have extensive experience working with Indigenous communities, and are adept at being both culturally agile and safe
- You are passionate about working with youth, and are skilled in building relationships with them
- You are adaptable, being able to prioritize and organize multiple issues simultaneously in a complex environment
You will enjoy:
Culture: an organization that is guided by our fundamental principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality
Opportunity: to work with the best and brightest in the non-profit field, in an environment that promotes continuous learning, creativity and collaboration
Employee Benefits: achieve a work/life balance for you and your new team with competitive vacation time, generous personal days and flexible work arrangements
Meaningful Work: solving a variety of problems based on research, determining the right solution based on knowledge of work methods, and assisting to implement new and custom technologies related to the CMS and website.
In this role you will:
- Proactively develop relationships with communities within the project’s 3 targeted regions
- Assist in the selection criteria for recruiting 10 youth per region
- Build new and nurture existing networks or partnerships with youth/mental health focused organizations, groups, service providers, inter-agency committees, education institutes, recreational associations and other community stakeholders
- Deliver public presentations and attend community events that enhance project awareness
- Work together with the BC Indigenous Manager and liaise with relevant national Indigenous Program team members to develop and implement relevant promotional and engagement strategies
- Coordinate with provincial and national training team to deliver workshops to youth/communities
- Oversee the management of the project budget, ensuring fiscal management of expenses
- Carry out regular reporting as per the project timelines, including project monitoring and evaluation as needed
We’re looking for:
- Completion of post-secondary education (minimum 2-year college program) AND a minimum of 3 years of job-related work experience in project management, coordination or community related work.
- Direct experience working with youth in youth led initiatives
- Experience working with a team of internal and external stakeholders to communicate wise practices, requirements and timelines.
- Experience working with Indigenous Communities, with a strong understanding of cultural safety and respectful engagement.
- Strong communication skills, both written and oral, as well as in person and virtual
- A language proficiency in a BC based Indigenous language would be considered an asset
- Focused time management, and the ability to prioritize and organize multiple issues simultaneously in a complex environment.
- Strong analytical, problem solving and decision-making abilities, combined with sound organizational skills, are essential.
- Demonstrated computer proficiency and presentation skills (Microsoft Office Applications).
The majority of work is performed in a remote office environment with the occasional requirement to work overtime hours.
Travel will be required once COVID restrictions allow.
This position requires a satisfactory Canadian criminal record reference check.
The Canadian Red Cross is committed to gender equality and social inclusion in our workplace. All qualified applications will receive consideration without regard to sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, race, ethnic origin, color, religion, nationality, disability, age, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We encourage all qualified persons to apply particularly Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, visible minorities, and others who share our values and contribute to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.
Please notify us as soon as possible of any adaptive measures you might require at any stage of the recruitment process.
To apply for this posting, please go to the Red Cross site here, and address all cover letters to hiring manager Mary Crocker.