WE SEEK A QUALIFIED AND ENERGETIC SELF-STARTER TO GUIDE THE DEVELOPMENT AND DELIVERY OF OUR PROJECTS.
Dene Nahjo is a new generation of leaders and community builders working to advance social and environmental justice for Northern peoples and to promote Indigenous leadership.
TERM: One year to start, with possibility of extension depending on funding
LOCATION: The Program Director will be located in the North
SALARY: Compensation is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Our benefits include generous vacation and personal time and a good benefits plan.
Lead coordination of all Dene Nahjo projects including:
Finalize dates, locations, venues, travel, on site vehicle needs, meals and accommodations
Work with community contacts to ensure local traditional protocols are respected
Oversee registration for events, with support from communications and social media coordinators and community contacts
Create and distribute participant packages and promotional materials
Develop a health and safety plan for all projects
Work with the Communication Coordinator and Media Coordinator to ensure all projects are documented and posted to social media and website
Host a welcome dinner/team building activity at the start of each project
Host a final dinner and de-brief at the end of each project
Submit a report after each project
Perform the duties of Social Media Coordinator until such time as one is hired
Work with the Dene Nahjo Communications Coordinator to develop a process for coordinating, vetting and posting blog entries
Monitor and maintain social media presence through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
Chair Dene Nahjo project committees
Coordination of meetings and materials
Composing and distributing action tracking and meeting minutes
Management and Administration
Liaise with Tides Canada support team to ensure effective operations and compliance with Tides Canada policies and procedures
First point of contact for Dene Nahjo
Direct flow and review of all correspondence and ensuring deadlines are met
Prepare and deliver regular activity reports
Maintain the Dene Nahjo gmail account and maintain an electronic file storage system
Assist in development of financial goals and budget preparation, including monitoring and tracking expenditures for project budgets, reconciling expenditures and credit card payments, and processing on behalf of the Dene Nahjo
Prepare grant proposals, reports and budgets
Ensure compliance with all grant agreements supporting Dene Nahjo activities
Contract and supervise the work of employees and contractors as necessary to support Dene Nahjo activities
Foster collegial relationship with circumpolar colleagues
Identify intersecting issues and potential strategic alignment among regions, territorially as well as circumpolar
Understanding of Northern geographical, ecological, and human diversity, together with knowledge of the range of social and environmental issues relevant to the North
Experience working and living in a northern community, or at a minimum, demonstrated commitment to and sensitivity towards uniquely northern conditions and culture
Demonstrated experience in one or more of the following: project management, administration, office management, budget and financial management and reporting
Experience with successful grant writing and fundraising activities, either as a grant-seeker or a funder
Highly computer literate with advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office and comfortable with online platforms
Familiarity with contract administration, oversight, and monitoring performance against terms
Willingness and ability to travel as necessary
Solid writing and communication skills
Strong organizational skills; ability to manage competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
Able to work both collaboratively and independently; demonstrated flexibility and initiative
How to Apply:
Together with your resume, please forward a cover letter which includes your responses to the following questions:
- How did you hear about this position?
- What interests you most about this position?
- Based on Dene Nahjo’s mission and the position requirements, describe why you are a strong fit?
- Briefly tell us about your current/most recent job. Why are you looking for a change?
- Briefly tell us about any experience you have working with social justice issues and your experience working in communities.
- So that we can ensure a mutual best-fit, what are your salary expectations?
Please send your resume and cover letter with your responses to the above questions to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 22, 2015
For more information about Dene Nahjo and Tides Canada, please visit our websites: