Comprehensive Community Plan Coordinator

Job Posting

Comprehensive Community Plan Coordinator (1 position)

Application deadline:

January 21, 2016 at 12pm. Interviews will take place late Janaury 2016.

The successful applicant will join the team preparing the Lennox Island First Nation Comprehensive Community Planning (CCP) and be responsible to the Band Administrator.

Term of the position: February 2016 -March 31, 2017 (Dependent on funding from INAC)

Project:

The project is an initiative to develop a Comprehensive Community Plan for Lennox Island First Nation. The plan will be comprehensive, covering all aspects of health, social issues, culture, education, lands and resources, economic development, and Band governance. The Community Plan will guide Band initiatives to achieve a positive and sustainable future for the Lennox Island First Nation.

Community members will have direct input into the community plan. The Comprehensive Community Plan Coordinator (CCP Coordinator) will be responsible for community participation and faciliation. The coordinator will meet with community members to explain the project, gather guidance and input, answer questions, and bring the information back to the planning team. The Coordinator will also share information on the project with the community through various communication methods (ie Wikipedia blog, social media, video, email, phone, fax, print material etc.) The CCP Coordinator will also work closely with the managers and staff of the different departments of Lennox Island First Nation Administration.

For more information, please see http://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1377629855838/1377632394645

Job Description:

 This is a term position offering up to 32 hours per week ending March 31, 2017.

 Location: Lennox Island First Nation Administration Office

 This is a targeted position for Lennox Island First Nation community members who are involved in or have completed post-secondary studies and interested in community planning.

 Salary dependent on experience.

 You must have your own vehicle, a valid drivers license and clean driving record.

 Funding for this project is provided by Indigenous Affairs and Northern Development Canada and should funding not be availabe, the position may be terminated.

Qualifications:

 Must be able to work as a team member.

 Must be friendly, personable and professional.

 Good knowledge of the Lennox Island First Nation community, history and issues.

 Good working relationship with community members, family elders and community groups, able to understand guidance from the community and relay it to the planning team.

 Good working relationship with Council members and Administrative staff.

 Ability to be assigned tasks and to work independently to complete tasks.

 Ability to type and ability to MS Word, Excel, email and personal computers.

 Ability to take detailed notes during meetings and interviews with community members.

 Ability to conduct research, tracking down information from libraries, universities and government.

 Ability to summarize information from reports and other documents.

 Willingness to help design a future vision for the Lennox Island First Nation.

 Ability to speak and translate Mi’kmaq language would be an asset.

Responsibilities:

 Be the main person on the Planning Team in contact with the community for the Comprehensive Community Planning process.

 Encourage community participation.

 Assist in gathering information from the community members and program directors through surveys, interviews, internet, focus meetings, community meetings and workshops.

 Assist in preparing surveys and questions.

 Meet individually with community members in home meetings and meetings with families to explain the Community Planning Process and gather guidance.

 Organize meetings of the Planning Team.

 Participate in updates and presentations to Chief and Council.

 Communicate and report regularly with community members independently and together with Communications Coordinator through Wikipedia blog, social media, video, email, phone, fax, print material, newsletters, handouts, posters and other communication methods.

 Organize the information and input received from the community in a filing system.

 Gather background information on the community from statistics, history and reports.

 Develop work plans with Planning Team; follow steps and schedule in work plan.

 Assist in developing a Community Plan that reflects the Lennox Island First Nation’s vision for the future.

 Ability to work flexible hours (evenings and weekends).

Applications:

Please submit a brief cover letter and resume outlining your qualifications care of Corinne Dyment, Lennox Island First Nation, PO Box 134, Lennox Island, PEI C0B 1P0. Applications will be reviewed by a hiring committee and interviews will take place late January. Only those qualified applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted. All qualifications being equal, preference will given to Lennox Island Band members. Applications can be dropped off at the Band Office or by email corinne.dyment@lennoxisland.com or fax 902-831-3153. Application deadline: January 21, 2016 at 12:00pm. Resumes received after this will not be considered.