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First Nations Forestry Council
c/o Kerry Jothen, Human Capital Strategies
kjothen@humancapitalstrategies.ca

Program Assistant

About the First Nations Forestry Council:

In spring 2006, the First Nations Forestry Society incorporated as a not-for-profit society in British Columbia to conduct its business in support of First Nations in BC participating and engaging in forestry related issues. The First Nations Forestry Council (FNFC) is governed by a Board of Directors composed of representatives of the First Nations Summit, the Union of BC Indian Chiefs and the BC Assembly of First Nations. FNFC is politically accountable to the First Nations Leadership Council and the First Nations of BC. For more information regarding FNFC, please visit our website at www.fnforestrycouncil.ca.

 

About the Position:

The First Nations Forestry Council is seeking a Program Assistant with a successful track record to provide administrative and business support to the FNFC Program Managers, as well as operational advice and support to First Nations communities and businesses. The incumbent will participate as an integral member of the FNFC program team of Managers and Assistants, performing duties in accordance with the mandate and priorities of the organization. In order to respond to emerging priorities, it is important for FNFC to be able to deploy Program Assistants in a flexible manner responsive to each Program Manager’s workload and project priorities.

Reporting to the Program Manager, Workforce & Industry Relations, the successful candidate will provide a wide variety of office management and support functions, including filing, gathering and computing various data, preparation of reports and correspondence, communicating with a wide range of internal and external contacts, and organizing meetings, conferences and other activities that relate to active projects as assigned by the Program Manager, Workforce & Industry Relations.

This position is full-time; however, it is subject to available funding. It is a term position to March 31, 2019 with ongoing employment subject to a satisfactory three-month probationary period and sustained/renewed funding.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Administrative and business function support to Program Manager(s) and/or Chief Executive Officer
  • Support Program Managers in the implementation of FNFC priorities, programs and projects
  • Assist in setting up plans and ensure that timelines are met with regards to specific projects
  • Preparing correspondence, data and other information
  • Meet with program/project teams to assist in data capture, facilitation or project specific briefings
  • Support Program Managers in maintaining communications with FNFC forest industry partners, government program contacts, and First Nations, ASETS and other Indigenous organizations
  • Research using the internet and other sources for relevant program/project information

 

Qualifications/Requirements:

 

Education:

  • Degree, diploma or certificate in administration, business administration, project
  • management and public policy, with a minimum of 1 year of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience related to this position
  • A degree, diploma or certificate in forestry would be an asset

Experience:

  • Experience in providing administrative support
  • Experience using various software programs that support office administration
  • Experience working within program development, program management/delivery and/or program funding and proposal development roles
  • Experience in working in a team environment on program and related activities
  • Knowledge of and experience in the forest industry is preferred

Abilities and Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong organizational and coordination skills
  • Good level of computer literacy, especially word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software, search engines and tools
  • Effective communication skills, including gathering data, compiling information, creating, composing, and editing a variety of written materials
  • Ability to be a self-starter and work effectively with minimal direction
  • Ability to work independently and expeditiously under tight timeframes and competing priorities

Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of office management principles and procedures
  • Knowledge of the forestry sector
  • Knowledge and understanding of First Nations peoples political, governance, socioeconomic and community issues, aboriginal ancestry an asset

 

A competitive compensation package is offered for this exciting and challenging position. If you are qualified and attracted to working in a dynamic and progressive First Nations non-profit organization, please provide your resume in confidence as soon as possible. This posting will remain open until the position is filled. FNFC is committed to diversity and an inclusive workplace. We will recruit the best-qualified candidates based on skills, experience as qualifications required for the position. If two or more candidates are deemed to be equal in terms of these requirements, preference will be given to the candidate of Indigenous ancestry. As a result, Indigenous applicants can choose to self-identify.

 

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Program Manager, Workforce & Industry Relations

About the First Nations Forestry Council:

In spring 2006, the First Nations Forestry Society incorporated as a not-for-profit society in British Columbia to conduct its business in support of First Nations in BC participating and engaging in forestry related issues. The First Nations Forestry Council (FNFC) is governed by a Board of Directors composed of representatives of the First Nations Summit, the Union of BC Indian Chiefs and the BC Assembly of First Nations. FNFC is politically accountable to the First Nations Leadership Council and the First Nations of BC. For more information regarding FNFC, please visit our website at www.fnforestrycouncil.ca.

 

About the Position:

The Program Manager, Workforce & Industry Relations, reports to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and liaises closely with a broad range of representatives from governments, First Nations partner organizations (e.g. ASETS), forest industry employers and industry organizations and others.

The Program Manager has two key streams of responsibility:

  1. As part of FNFC’s Workforce Initiative, leading the implementation of the recently completed BC First Nations Forestry Workforce Strategy and other workforce programs and initiatives
  2. 2. Leading the development and maintenance of effective relationships with forest industry representatives in all sub-sectors of the industry, including supporting the growth of First Nations businesses in the sector

The Program Manager fulfils these responsibilities through understanding, advising on and managing FNFC participation in forestry planning and business development, government and forest industry policies, programs, regulations and forestry business requirements. This position is also responsible for ensuring effective communications with First Nations and FNFC partners regarding FNFC initiatives. This position is full-time; however, it is subject to available funding. It is a term position to March 31, 2019 with ongoing employment subject to a satisfactory three-month probationary period and sustained/renewed funding.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Keep up-to-date on government policies, regulation and implications and provide recommendations to FNFC,  governments, industry groups and First Nations groups
  • Keep up-to-date on funding and program opportunities for the FNFC and prepare funding/program/project applications, proposals and budgets
  • Lead the implementation of the FNFC Forestry Workforce Strategy in conjunction with FNFC colleagues and industry and First Nations partners
  • Represent the FNFC in ongoing collaborative projects, programs and initiatives
  • As required, lead the implementation of other workforce-related and industry-related FNFC projects, programs and initiatives
  • Perform project and program monitoring, evaluation and reporting
  • Ensure program transparency and accountability consistent with FNFC policies and client requirements as it relates to the delivery of the FNFC Forestry Workforce Strategy and other workforce and industry programs
  • Provide a broad range of communications support for the Chief Executive Officer, including writing and editing and education/promotion activities, and preparing materials for the FNFC website
  • Ensure the organization and coordination of logistics of workforce and industry meetings, conferences and other sessions
  • Participate in and support necessary program development and project management on workforce and industry relations as required
  • Prepare briefings and reports as required

 

Qualifications/Requirements:

 

Education:

  • Degree, diploma or certificate in forestry, community planning, business administration or human resources/workforce development with a minimum of 5 years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience related to this position.

Experience:

  • Experience in implementing workforce strategies and programs
  • Experience in working with and building and maintaining effective relationships with governments, First Nations and industry partners on workforce and forestry initiatives
  • Experience in working in a forestry regulatory and forestry business environment
  • Experience using various software programs that support office administration
  • Experience working with a Board of Directors

Abilities and Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong organizational and coordination skills
  • Superior level of computer literacy, especially word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software
  • Effective communication skills, including gathering data, compiling information, creating, composing, and editing a variety of written materials
  • Ability to make project and program management decisions and judgments on sensitive, confidential issues, demonstrating tact, flexibility and initiative
  • Ability to work independently and expeditiously under tight timeframes and competing priorities

Knowledge:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of forestry planning and operations and business development from BC and First Nations’ perspectives
  • Knowledge and experience in project/program management, development, monitoring, evaluation and reporting
  • Knowledge of forestry-related government policies, programs, regulations and funding
  • Knowledge of general financial management principles, procedures, systems and documentation
  • Knowledge and understanding of First Nations peoples political, governance, socio-economic and community issues, aboriginal ancestry an asset

 

A competitive compensation package is offered for this exciting and challenging position. If you are qualified and would like to work in a dynamic and progressive First Nations non-profit organization, please provide your resume in confidence as soon as possible. This posting will remain open until the position is filled. FNFC is committed to diversity and an inclusive workplace. We will recruit the best-qualified candidates based on skills and experience as required for the position. If two or more candidates are deemed to be equal in terms of these requirements, preference will be given to the candidate of Indigenous ancestry. As a result, Indigenous applicants can choose to self-identify.

Executive Assistant

About BC First Nations Forestry Council:


In spring 2006, the First Nations Forestry Society incorporated as a not-for-profit society in British Columbia to
conduct its business in support of First Nations in BC participating and engaging in forestry-related issues.
BC First Nations Forestry Council (FNFC) is governed by a Board of Directors composed of representatives of
the First Nations Summit, the Union of BC Indian Chiefs and the BC Assembly of First Nations. FNFC is
politically accountable to the First Nations Leadership Council and the First Nations of BC.
For more information regarding FNFC, please visit our website at fnforestrycouncil.ca.

 

About the Position:


The First Nations Forestry Council is seeking an with a successful track record to provide
office and administrative support to the FNFC Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) while
participating as an integral member of the FNFC team performing duties in accordance with the mandate and
priorities of the organization.


Reporting to the CEO, the successful candidate will provide a wide variety of support functions, including office
administration, gathering and computing data, basic accounting/bookkeeping, preparation of reports and
correspondence, communicating with a wide range of internal and external organizations, assisting in the
preparation and organizing of CEO and Board of Directors meetings, conferences and other related activities.
Further, the incumbent will be required to take minutes at a number of meetings including minutes for the Board
of Directors.


This position is full-time; however, it is subject to available funding. It is a term position to March 31, 2019, with
ongoing employment subject to a satisfactory three-month probationary period and sustained/renewed funding.

 

Key Responsibilities:


• Implement a work plan of activities consistent with FNFC objectives and direction
• Organize and coordinate the logistics of meetings, schedules and press conferences for the Chief
Executive Officer and the FNFC Board of Directors
• Facilitate and follow up on issues related to meetings, resolutions, and other activities
• Provide administrative support for the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer including
managing the schedule/calendar, making travel arrangements, screening, and handling telephone
communications, and dealing with administrative problems and inquiries
• Use knowledge and understanding of underlying operational issues to assist in administrative problem
solving, and plans, develops and implements projects
• Ensure the efficient functioning of the FNFC head office and communications with operations in other
FNFC locations
• Compile and prepare special and operating budgets, make recommendations for purchases, and manage
expenditures within the budget

Qualifications/Requirements:


Education:


• Degree, diploma or certificate in secretarial, administration or business administration with a
minimum of 5 years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and
experience related to this position

Experience:
• Experience in providing administrative support
• Experience using various software programs that support office administration
• Experience working with a Board of Directors

Abilities and Skills:
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills
• Strong organizational and coordination skills
• Superior level of computer literacy, especially word processing, spreadsheets, and
presentation software, search engines and tools
• Effective communication skills, including gathering data, compiling information, creating,
composing, and editing a variety of written materials
• Ability to make administrative and procedural decisions and judgments on sensitive,
confidential issues, demonstrating tact, flexibility and initiative
• Ability to work independently and expeditiously under tight timeframes and competing
priorities

Knowledge:
• Knowledge of office management principles and procedures
• Knowledge and understanding of First Nations peoples political, governance, socioeconomic
and community issues, aboriginal ancestry an asset

Location: North Vancouver Office – Suite 2161-1959 Marine Drive, North Vancouver, BC

A competitive compensation package is offered for this exciting and challenging position. If you are qualified
and attracted to working in a dynamic and progressive First Nations non-profit organization, please provide your
resume in confidence as soon as possible. This posting will remain open until the position is filled.
FNFC is committed to diversity and an inclusive workplace. We will recruit the best-qualified candidates based
on skills, experience as qualifications required for the position. If two or more candidates are deemed to be equal
in terms of these requirements, preference will be given to the candidate of Indigenous ancestry. As a result,
Indigenous applicants can choose to self-identify.