Kamloops BC Job Opportunity Housing Project Manager

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.

Purpose:
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.

Responsibilities:
 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

Remuneration:
 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
Action Initiative

Application Process:
 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
Email: ed@lmofcs.ca

 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
contacted

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