Available as a .docx file here: Final Jordan’s Principle Program Manager Ad.dotx
TERM: One year with the ability to renew.
The Wolastoqey Tribal Council Inc (WTCI) is a not-for-profit organization whose role is to provide capacity building opportunities for its five member communities within New Brunswick (Matawaskiye, Wotstak, Bilijk, Sitansisk and Welamukotuk), in the areas of: Health, Education, Sports, Training and Employment, Governance and Emergency Management.
WTCI is taking steps to assume service coordination of Jordan’s Principle for its five member communities. Jordan’s Principle is a child-first principle that makes sure all First Nations children living in Canada can access the products, services and supports they need, when they need them. Funding can help with a wide range of health, social and educational needs.
Under Jordan’s Principle, Indigenous Services Canada (“ISC”) funds service coordination for the program. The purpose of Jordan’s Principle Service Coordination is to help children and families apply to the Jordan’s Principle program to receive funding from ISC for services and supports.
WTCI is currently seeking to hire for the position of Jordan’s Principle Program Manager. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Jordan’s Principle Program Manager will be required to provide overall supervision to Jordan’s Principle staff to assist and provide direction with coordination of services and ensure that all program initiatives and services are in line with the organization’s overall strategic goals and objectives.
WHAT YOU’LL DO:
As a WTCI Jordan’s Principle Program Manager, you will:
- Oversee and manage the effective and efficient day to day operations including planning, developing, coordinating, implementing, and evaluating work plans associated with the Jordan’s Principle program.
- Supervise and manage in accordance with approved policies and procedures, including identifying training needs, coaching, and mentoring staff to improve performance and to ensure effective functioning and alignment of WTCI’s Jordan’s Principle work plan with community values and visions.
- Ensure compliance with the Contribution Agreement and other funding obligations.
- Manage the program financial resources including preparing and monitoring budgets, reporting requirements, and working within WTCI’s financial and administrative structures to ensure transparency and accountability.
- Ensure issues of delays in Jordan’s Principle Service Coordination are adequately addressed.
- Develop and nurture relationships across community-based programs and services, service providers, First Nations, federal and provincial programs and services.
- Work with appropriate Community Department Staff to identify available services in each community’s area and to develop and organize resources on Jordan’s Principle.
- Work with internal and external professionals and organizations to identify services in the
- Work with community health staff and external services to build strong relationships and to develop and organize resources on Jordan’s Principle.
- Keep an updated inventory of culturally safe services available for each community for children and youth.
- Understand the relevant issues from each community, gathering information to be used in decision making and preparing strategies related to the Jordan’s Principle Service Coordination and support for children and their families.
- Undertake regular case management meetings related to support services.
- Act as a spokesperson for Jordan’s Principle and promote Jordan’s Principle to families, communities and service providers.
- Support data collection and analytical activities to better understand the scope of children’s needs and nature of service gaps, such as by distributing annual client surveys.
- Maintain a data management system and ensure that file and documentation requirements are being met.
- Maintain a high level of confidentiality.
- Case management of files.
- Address human resources and policy issues
- Participate regularly in ongoing professional development and training
- Prepare reports, briefing notes, community resources and handbooks as needed.
- Build an environment of high trust, inter-professional collaboration, innovation, and organizational learning.
- Oversee all aspects of Jordan’s Principle, including gathering feedback and implementing improvement initiatives.
KNOWLEDGE & QUALIFICATIONS
- Post Secondary Education in a relevant field with a minimum of three (3) years related management work experience; and/or a combination of related education/training with minimum three (3) years management work experience.
- Strong understanding of or experience working with the Jordan’s Principle Initiatives, provincial health services, or First Nations Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB) of Indigenous Services Canada and its related programs and responsibilities.
- Exceptional skills in leadership, time management, facilitation, and organization.
- Effective interpersonal communications skills and ability to successfully build relationships with community and external partners.
- Experience working for a First Nations (FN) community or organization.
- Understanding of Wolastoqey culture and communities, two eyed seeing, First Nation service delivery organizations, and applicable government programming etc. (an asset).
- Knowledge and understanding of Indigenous Social determinants of health (an asset).
- Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle, and ability to travel (day and overnight trips).
- Must be willing to provide a recent criminal record check and must pass vulnerable sector check.
Remuneration is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Wolastoqey Tribal Council offers competitive salary and benefits to our employees. Working location is New Brunswick.
Applications should be submitted in confidence via email, with the subject line “Jordan’s Principle Program Manager” to: firstname.lastname@example.org. or indeed.com. The deadline for application is Wednesday, November 8th, 2023.
The salary range for this position is $70,000.00 – $100,000.00. WTCI hires based on merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; however, qualified Indigenous applicants will be given priority in accordance with the Aboriginal Employment Preference policy of the Canadian Human Rights Commission. Please self identify.
Note: Personal suitability will also be considered during the hiring process. WTCI may consider candidates that initially may not have all the experience and knowledge requirements. In that case, training and development opportunities will be identified for the candidate’s long-term success.
Candidates who currently hold elected political office will not be considered for this position.