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RedWAY BC News - Harnessing Technology to Honour, Inform and Connect Urban Aboriginal Youth to Services, Opportunities, the Community and Each Other

Friday, November 17, 2006 Issue 44 - Winter Seminars, contests, and events   VOLUME 3 ISSUE 18  
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Treaty Settlements & Financial Management: Are we prepared for the future?
First Annual Planning Forum for Aboriginal Entrepreneurs & Small Business Owners
Working Effectively with Aboriginal Peoples Training Session
Aboriginal Spirit: Honouring Women, Arts & Fashion Evening Extravaganza
Susan Aglukark Contest ends November 30th!
RedWAY BC News 2006 Readers' Survey & Contest
Minerva Foundation: Aboriginal Program Coordinator
ACCESS Community Forum & RFP Info session
Smoke Signals Section: Aboriginal Annoucements, Native Messages and NDN News
Job Postings, Aboriginal Employment & Training Programs
Awaken the Spirit Aboriginal Art and Cultural Festival
Can you say "Thank You" in 20 Traditional Aboriginal languages?
Aboriginal Women in Leadership Conference Responses
Boiled Water Advisory - Lower Mainland areas
Treaty Settlements: Are we prepared for the future?
United Native Nations: National Hockey Tournament
NEW! Aboriginal College Prep Course - FREE Tuition
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Minerva Foundation: Aboriginal Program Coordinator
New Combining Our Strength (TM) Initiative Leader Needed


The Aboriginal Program Coordinator is responsible for the delivery of all of the programs conducted by the Minerva Foundation for BC Women for Aboriginal girls and women in British Columbia through its Combining Our Strength™ initiative. The Coordinator will be responsible for program development and delivery, and partnership and relationship building.
The Aboriginal Program Coordinator reports to the Program Director and works in cooperation and communication with other staff, Aboriginal Program Committee Chairs and other key volunteers, sponsors, individual and corporate donors and representatives from government and other partner organizations.
The Aboriginal Program Coordinator is responsible for the delivery of the Aboriginal programs within the Combining Our Strength™ initiative of the Minerva Foundation for BC Women.
  Program Marketing and Relationship Building
·  Initiate and foster Aboriginal relationships
·  Evaluate needs for Aboriginal programming within the mandate of the organization and its Combining Our Strength™ program initiative
·  Liaise with Aboriginal groups, corporations, provincial and federal governments and First Nations regarding programs and activities being conducted by the organization
·  Assist in the design and delivery of program promotional materials.

Program Development and Evaluation
  • Develop and deliver programs and activities in accordance with the mission and goals of the organization and mandate of the Combining our Strength™ initiative
  • Implement new initiatives to support the strategic direction of the organization
  • Work to achieve the successful outcome of all Aboriginal programs
  • Work within the annual budget and operating plan of the programs
  • Participate in the program evaluation framework to assess strengths of the programs and to identify areas for improvement
  • Assist in the development of funding proposals for Aboriginal programs to ensure program sustainability and growth.
Program Organization
  • Ensure that the program activities operate within the policies and procedures of the organization
  • Help to identify and remedy gaps in the organization’s policy framework and ensure that they are relevant to the Aboriginal community and embedded into the organization’s operations  
  • Ensure that the program activities comply with all relevant legislation and professional standards
  • Utilize forms and records to document program activities
  • Assist in the collection and maintenance of records on program participants for statistical purposes according to the confidentiality/privacy policy of the organization.
Program Delivery
  • Work to ensure the programs deliver quality outcomes consistent with funder and donor specifications and high standards of practice
  • Communicate with the program participants and other stakeholders to gain community support for the programs and to solicit input to improve the programs
  • Liaise with key volunteers and staff to ensure effective and efficient program coordination and delivery
  • Ensure that the programs operate within the approved budget
  • Identify and evaluate risks associated with program activities and take appropriate action to control the risks
  • Monitor program activities on an ongoing basis and report evaluation findings to the Program Director and recommend changes to enhance the programs as appropriate.
Other Responsibilities
  • Contribute to the overall leadership and development of the organization
  • Lead in cultural awareness and education training for volunteers and staff
  • Attend and participate in internal and external meetings as required or requested.

  • University Degree in a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • Minimum of three years experience  in program delivery
  • Prior experience working in the non-profit sector and with volunteer committees
  • Understanding of the issues facing girls and women in British Columbia in the areas of education, leadership development, economic security and safety in the Aboriginal communities
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proficient in the use of computers for word processing, simple accounting, databases, spreadsheets, e-mail and internet
  • Preference will be given to an Aboriginal candidate.
The Aboriginal Program Coordinator will normally work in an office environment but the mission of the organization may sometimes take them to non-standard workplaces.

The Aboriginal Program Coordinator works a standard work week but may be required to work some evenings and weekends to deliver program activities.
The performance of the Aboriginal Program Coordinator is annually reviewed by the Program Director and is based upon successfully carrying out the primary functions of the job position.

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