Early Years Cultural Program Coordinator – Metis Nation British Columbia

26 June 2023

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Métis Nation British Columbia

Early Years Cultural Program Coordinator

Ministry of Education

Position: Permanent Full-Time time (37.5 hours per week)
Location: Hybrid/Provincial office – Station Tower (13401 – 108th Avenue, Surrey)
Closes: July 6, 2023
Classification: Coordinator 2                  
Salary Range: $63,000 – $75,000 annually

Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) develops and enhances opportunities for our Métis communities by implementing culturally relevant social and economic programs and services. Through teamwork, respect, dedication, accountability, integrity, and professionalism, MNBC strives to build a proud, self-governing, sustainable Nation  in recognition  of inherent rights for our Métis citizens, assisting in the delivery of services based on policy, process, and specified regulations.

MNBC’s KAA-WIICHIHITOYAAHK (We take care of each other) Initiatives offers employees a competitive total compensation package including:

  • comprehensive group benefit package or health-care spending account and enrollment in the Municipal Pension Plan
  • 15 paid days per year for statutory and
  • cultural days (Indigenous Peoples Day, Truth and Reconciliation Day, & Louis Riel Day)
  • carpool, parking & public transit subsidies (Provincial Office only)
  • educational spending account and professional development allowances to provide annual funding to continue lifelong learning and skills upgrade.
  • remote workplace supports.
  • internal advancement & redeployment opportunities

We are seeking a highly motivated, team-orientated individual to join our Ministry of Education team as an Early Years Cultural Program Coordinator. Reporting to the Education Manager or their delegate, the primary objective of the role is to oversee the procurement, development, and distribution of Métis early learning cultural materials.


  • Coordinate the development, procurement, and distribution of Métis-specific early learning cultural materials for the Ministry of Education.
  • Source specific cultural activities and materials to support education programs and initiatives.
  • Monitor progress of initiatives to ensure Métis early years cultural program expectations and deliverables are met.
  • Build and maintain long-term relationships with suppliers, vendors, and Métis artists and designers.
  • Negotiate with suppliers and vendors to secure advantageous terms.
  • Develop and implement strategies for purchasing, storing, and distributing goods and services and maintaining inventory levels.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of a sales strategy. 
  • Coordinate the implementation of resources and materials, including integrating online tools to increase access for Métis people in B.C.
  • Coordinate large volume mailouts.
  • Work with local stakeholders within non-Indigenous community service organizations and institutions to promote cultural competency and awareness.
  • Assist with the coordination of professional learning opportunities to share knowledge about Métis culture and language.
  • Facilitate and coordinate additional projects as needed.
  • Actively participate as a critical member of the Ministry of Education Team to create solutions that advance the successful, efficient, and effective delivery of MNBC Métis early years programs and service


  • Diploma in Business Administration, Business Management, or Project Management with a background in Early Childhood Education or equivalent.
  • Combination of relevant experience, education, and training will be considered.
  • Proven leadership skills.
  • Knowledge and/or awareness of the historical and contemporary contributions made by Métis people in B.C.
  • Knowledge of sourcing and procurement techniques.
  • Exceptional talent in negotiating and networking.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.
  • Proven ability to utilize strong interpersonal skills to deal with others effectively.
  • Proven ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs.
  • Proven ability to utilize, adapt and embrace new technologies, including Office 365 applications and other database/software required by the role.


  • Other duties may be assigned as needed to help ensure the efficient operation of MNBC.
  • There will be a need to attend meetings and events which may require work and travel outside of normal business hours.
  • Ability to provide a satisfactory Criminal Record Check.

The above requirements are what MNBC is seeking in the ideal incumbent at the time of posting and are subject to change based on needs.  

Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants who self-identify as Indigenous (First Nation, Métis or Inuit). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.
PLEASE NOTE THAT CANDIDATES MUST APPLY using “Early Years Cultural Program Coordinator – #23-079” in the subject line of the email. Please send your resume and cover letter to:
Shannon Groenendyk
Education Manager
Métis Nation British Columbia
Email: sgroenendyk@mnbc.ca