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POSITION: Success By 6® Aboriginal Early Years Coordinator - Cowichan Valley Region

Are you a proven leader with core strengths and experience working collaboratively with diverse stakeholders to support Aboriginal early childhood development? Are you a self-starter with a strong commitment to Early Childhood Development and have the personality to build grassroots networks, coalitions, collaborations and partnerships within communities? United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island (UWCNVI) is seeking a professional SBY6 Aboriginal Early Years Coordinator.

The SBY6 Aboriginal Early Years Coordinator is responsible for implementing the strategic priorities of the Qu Shin Tul and Success By 6® community development deliverables in the geographic area of the Cowichan Valley and surrounding area, including No 11 and Tussie Rd.

The Coordinator will provide leadership to effect positive change in the growth, development, and learning of Aboriginal children aged 0-6, and their families within the Cowichan Valley. This includes leadership for a community collaboration which brings together Aboriginal ECD leadership with community stakeholders from business, health, education, labour, government, faith and cultural groups, along with ECD service providers.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Minimum of two-year Early Childhood Education Diploma
  • Experience working within Indigenous communities and with cultural protocols.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in early years’ programs and services
  • Experience in community development, project management and group facilitation with effective written and verbal communications and public speaking skills.
  • Proven experience in collective strategic planning for a region of this size is required.
  • Previous fundraising, grant proposal writing, marketing, and media experience would be preferred.
  • This position requires current and valid BC drivers’ license and your own reliable transportation.
  • Knowledgeable and efficient with computers and a variety of word processing and spreadsheet software.

This term position is funded by annually renewed SBY6 funding for that given year. There is no guarantee of a renewal of this position. Any renewal is dependant upon receiving funding each year and when funding is received, any renewal is at the discretion of Qu Shin Tul Council of Partners, UWCNVI and the Cowichan Valley SBY6 lead partners.

The Coordinator will work 21 hours per week during the 2017-2018 fiscal year, ending March 31, 2018.

Please send a cover letter along with your resume to Julie Rushton, Regional Manager, Early Years Initiatives, at rsb6@uwcnvi.ca. For more information about UWCNVI and SBY6 see www.uwcnvi.ca.

Closing date for this posting – 4 pm October 6, 2017


 

POSITION: Success By 6® Community Coordinator- Cowichan Valley Region

Are you a proven leader with core strengths and experience working collaboratively with diverse stakeholders to support early childhood development? Are you a self-starter with a strong commitment to Early Childhood Development and have the personality to build grassroots networks, coalitions, collaborations and partnerships within communities? United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island (UWCNVI) is seeking a professional SBY6 Early Years Community Coordinator.

The SBY6 Early Years Coordinator is responsible for implementing the strategic priorities of the Success By 6® Council of Partners community development deliverables in the geographic area of the Cowichan Valley and surrounding area. The Coordinator will provide leadership to effect positive change in the growth and development of children aged 0-6 and their families within the Cowichan Valley. This includes leadership for a community collaboration which brings together community stakeholders from business, health, education, labour, government, faith and cultural groups, along with ECD service providers.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent in early childhood/community development training/experience
  • Knowledge of current challenges and opportunities within the early childhood development field
  • Demonstrated experience in community development, project management, and group facilitation
  • Demonstrated experience working with Indigenous communities and with cultural protocols.
  • Self-starter with strong administration and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated experience in collective strategic planning for a region of this size
  • Effective written & verbal communication skills
  • Knowledgeable and efficient with computers, software, and social media
  • Flexibility regarding availability (There will be work required during non-traditional working hours-evenings and weekends).
  • Previous fundraising, grant proposal writing, marketing, and media experience preferred
  • Previous experience in data collection, community mapping and needs assessment processes preferred
  • Previous experience working in a non-profit environment preferred
  • This position requires a current and valid BC driver’s license and your own reliable transportation

This term position is funded by annually renewed Provincial SBY6 funding for that given year. There is no guarantee of a renewal of this position. Any renewal is dependent upon receiving funding each year and when funding is received, any renewal is at the discretion of Cowichan SBY6 Council of Partners, UWCNVI as SBY6 Managing Partner and the Cowichan Valley SBY6 Lead Partners.

The Coordinator will work 28 hours per week during the 2017-2018 fiscal year, ending March 31, 2018.

Please send a cover letter along with your resume to Julie Rushton, Regional Manager, Early Years Initiatives, at rsb6@uwcnvi.ca. For more information about UWCNVI and SBY6 see www.uwcnvi.ca.

Closing date for this posting – 4 pm October 6, 2017



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