Employment Coordinator – Metis Nation British Columbia

12 July 2023

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Métis Nation British Columbia

Employment Coordinator

#23-086
Ministry of Skills, Training, Employment and Post-Secondary  

Position: Temporary Full-Time (37.5 hours per week) until March 31, 2024
Location: Hybrid/Provincial office – Station Tower (13401 – 108th Avenue, Surrey)
Closes: July 25, 2023
Classification: Coordinator 2         
Salary Range: $63,000 – $75,000 annually

ABOUT MÉTIS NATION BRITISH COLUMBIA:
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

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY
Reporting to the Provincial Cohort Manager, the primary objective of the Employment Coordinator is to support Métis people, by using a client-centered approach to support students as they work toward identifying and achieving their goals for employment. The Employment Coordinator will play a key role in guiding Métis people through their pathway to rewarding and sustainable careers.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide instruction to students through telephone, virtual and on-site classroom settings.
  • Conduct needs assessments, including employment readiness, job search skills and identify barriers, make appropriate referrals, and develop best next steps towards sustainable employment.
  • Facilitate job preparedness workshops including resume, cover letter, interview strategies and targeted job search in both group and individual settings.
  • Provide students coaching and feedback to support them in their skill development and achieving goals.
  • When required, guide students to resources to assist them in meeting their needs.
  • Respond to telephone, in-person, or electronic inquiries.
  • Provide ongoing in-person and virtual support to maximize successful completion of STEPS
  • Supports, and programs.
  • Administer, monitor, and track support and services, per STEPS program guidelines, for each client.
  • Maintain student files and records, ensuring completion and accuracy.
  • Source suppliers, vendors and service providers that can help deliver the required training and
  • education for students.
  • In collaboration with the STEPS Employer Relations team, work to develop and enhance relationships with communities, clients, and potential employers.
  • Develop and maintain partnerships and relationships with suppliers, vendors, and service providers.
  • In collaboration with the Communications Team, contribute to the creation of relevant communications content.
  • Prepare reports as required for the Provincial Cohort Manager.

 
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

  • Diploma in a related field is required. Bachelor’s degree is preferred.
  • Experience in employment counselling or similar role, including assessing client needs and delivering customized employment, job coaching, and job development services
  • Career Development Practitioner certificate is an asset
  • Competent assessment skills utilizing a comprehensive model, appropriate to the client’s needs including those with diverse needs.
  • Demonstrated ability to write and format current industry-standard resumes and cover letters
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.
  • Knowledge and/or awareness of the historical and contemporary contributions made by Métis people in B.C.
  • Strong links to the business community with a knowledge of the local labour market, an asset
  • Experience working with a client management platform, an asset.
  • Strong relational practice capacity to support the development of meaningful and supportive relationships with communities, clients, and potential employers.
  • Experience with vocational rehabilitation and work experience, an asset.
  • Ability to lead, problem solve, and make decisions
  • Proven ability to utilize strong interpersonal skills to support others effectively
  • Proven ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and work with minimal supervision
  • Proven ability to utilize, adapt and embrace new technologies, including Office 365 and other database/software required by the role.

 
OTHER COMMENTS

  • 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 “Employment Coordinator – #23-086” in
the subject line of the email. Please send your resume and cover letter to:
 
Michelle Berg
Provincial Cohort Manager
Métis Nation British Columbia
Email: mberg@mnbc.ca