Exciting Full‐Time Two Year Employment Opportunity
Housing Project Manager For “A Place of Belonging”
A culturally safe home for Aboriginal young men who have aged out of the child welfare system. In partnership with the identified agencies, we are recruiting a Housing Project Manager to develop a culturally safe home for Aboriginal Young Men between the ages of 19‐26 who have aged out of the provincial child welfare system. The Housing Project Manager will work under the direct supervision of the Executive Director of Lii Michif Otipemisiwak Family and Community Services and receive guidance and direction from a Project Reference Group consisting of membership from the noted agencies.
We are seeking a self‐motivated, creative and culturally competent individual who wishes to contribute to the reconciliation process in Aboriginal child welfare and transform outcomes for Aboriginal young men aging out of care.
The primary objective of the Housing Project Manager is to provide overall project management, planning and program development. Performance objectives and standards are driven by the need for adherence to timeliness, strong administrative skills, project management and attention to detail.
Develop a project management plan in consultation with the project’s External Evaluator and
the Project Reference Group
Develop a policy and procedure manual for the home
Explore housing options, lead negotiations and secure a location
Fundraise and secure financial and material donations from the community
Create an intake system for the home
Create and manage a schedule for the daily operations of the home
Manage and maintain confidential client files
Prepare and produce reports as required by the supervisor and Project Reference Group by identifying and organizing the required information, compiling data, designing format, and printing reports for the granting body
Create professional documents such as routine correspondence and communications including but not limited to; program brochures, posters, professional letters, memos, etc.
Other job related duties as requested by the supervisor and Project Reference Group Qualifications:
Successful completion of a business administration, project management of related educational program
Demonstrated experience in leading and managing a similar project
Demonstrated experience in completing successful proposal submissions and fund raising initiatives
Knowledge of Aboriginal history, culture and Community
Knowledge of the BC child welfare system, outcomes for Aboriginal youth in care, issues related to intergenerational trauma impacting Aboriginal Peoples, substance misuse, mental health and homelessness
Knowledge of local community, social and health resources
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Proficiency in Excel, Word, Publisher and Outlook
Previous experience working within a non‐profit organization an asset
Able to work independently
Valid driver’s license and vehicle required
Successful applicant must pass a criminal record review
As per Section 16 of the Federal Charter of Human Rights Act, preference will be given to applicants of Aboriginal Ancestry
Up to $24.00 per hour along with benefits following successful 3 month probationer period.
Funds to support this two year position have been generously provided by the Community
Please send your resume along with 3 professional references to the attention of:
Colleen Lucier, Executive Director
Lii Michif Otipemisiwak Family and Community Services
707 Tranquille Road, Kamloops, BC, V2B 3J1
For further information or question, please contact Colleen at 250‐554‐9486
Application Deadline: Friday, September 25, 2015 at 4:30pm
All resumes will be carefully reviewed, however, only those applicants invited to an interview will be