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Community Development Manager

Ontario Native Women's Association
Ontario Native Women's Association

EXTERNAL POSTING Community Development Manager (Community Development Department) Thunder Bay, Ontario
 
POSITION SUMMARY: The Ontario Native Women’s Association is currently accepting applications for a Community Development Manager in Thunder Bay.  
The Community Development Manager is responsible for the management of Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) programs and staff within the Community Development Department as assigned by the Director of Community Development and oversees the delivery of the assigned programs and services.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
• Post-secondary diploma/degree in Social Sciences, Indigenous Studies, and/or Women’s Studies with a minimum of five (5) years of experience in a supervisory or management role.  
• Demonstrated administrative management with the ability to supervise.
• Excellent organizational and communication skills with demonstrated self-confidence and an ability to follow through on assigned duties independently within strict deadlines.
• Knowledge of Not-for-Profit organization program delivery.
• Knowledge of Indigenous Culture, Traditions, and Indigenous Community.
• Demonstrated experience providing services to Indigenous families and/or communities.
• Strong awareness of issues affecting Indigenous women and their families and awareness of available community resources.
• Strong communicator - excellent written, oral, and facilitation skills.
• Solution oriented with proven analytical and problem solving skills.
• Knowledge of and relationships with other service agencies, ability to network and create/maintain these relationships.
• Experience coordinating and facilitating workshops and/or conferences.  • Experience with resource development and implementation.
• Strong organizational/time management skills with an ability to plan ahead define measurable objectives and outcomes and meet objectives in a timely manner.
• Ability to prepare and write proposals.
• Experience with program budgets and project financial management.
• Working knowledge of MS Office Software, internet, and general office equipment.
• Valid G Class Driver’s License and access to a reliable vehicle with appropriate insurance.
• Valid, current vulnerable sector criminal records check and, First Aid/CPR.
• Ability/willingness to travel and to work flexible hours.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Hire, train, supervise, and provide leadership and support to the programs and staff assigned to you to manage.
• Provide orientation and training to new program employees and facilitate or provide ongoing professional development.
• Complete staff evaluations yearly.  
• Set up and supervise site offices.
• Establish work priorities, delegate work to support staff and ensure deadlines are met and procedures are followed.
• Provide direct assistance to support staff to increase and maintain capacity and competence in service delivery, program administration and reporting.
• Work with staff to ensure work plans are completed and that the work plan activities are in line with meeting the deliverables as outlined in the program’s contribution agreement.  
• Ensure program deliverables are met and provide support and management of contribution agreements.
• Assemble data and prepare periodic and special reports, manuals and correspondence.
• Report to and collaborate with the ONWA Management team to successfully implement programs.
• Collaborate with counterpart organizations at the provincial level to work towards system changes.
• Develop a template for local collaboration protocols.
• Develop ethics and confidentiality expectations for programs under your management, including consent forms and a code of conduct.
• Design and finalize data collection, reporting and accountability processes including a performance measurement plan.
• Collect, compile and analyze program and client data.
• Carry out effective financial management of program budgets.
• Prepare and submit program reports, briefing notes and serious occurrence reporting.
• Actively seek funding opportunities and write proposals to assist in the development of services regarding various socioeconomic issues that affect Indigenous women.
• Carry out administrative activities associated with the position.
• Oversee and coordinate office administrative procedures and review, evaluate and implement new procedures.
• Plan, organize, direct control and evaluate the operation of the department.
• Network and promote ONWA and the programs and adhere to professionalism at all times.
• Support, promote and encourage ONWA’s Programs and their mandates and purposes.
• All other related tasks and duties as assigned by the Director of Community Development.

GENERAL:
• Culture - Take personal responsibility to increase sensitivity, awareness and implementation of ONWA’s cultural teachings and organizational practices in both professional conduct and work-related deliverables.
• Support and work towards the overall aims and objectives of the ONWA.
• Adhere to all policies and procedures.  
• Be a positive role model.

DUTIES – ADMINISTRATIVE:
• Complete all reports as stated in assigned contribution agreements.  
• Complete all necessary forms for reporting and accountability purposes.
• Meet with Director of Community Development and provide reports as required.
• Participate in the Management Team. • Assist with the human services, performance and legal requirements of ONWA and ensure a safe working environment is maintained. • Monitoring of program files and service delivery.  
• Quality assurance completion of program service delivery.

DUTIES – PUBLIC RELATIONS:
• Representation on committees as required for the enhancement and benefit of ONWA’s programs.
• Network and promote ONWA and all ONWA related programs.  
• Adhere to professionalism at all times and maintain good communications.
• Maintain professionalism at all times.

STANDARDS OF PERFROMANCE: Adhere to Policies and Procedures as set by the ONWA.
AUTHORITY: To execute duties and responsibilities outlined in this job description.
ACCOUNTABILITY: The Community Development Manager will be directly accountable to the Director of Community Development for the proper completion of the functions outlined in the job description.
 
Applicants are asked to submit a resume and cover letter; no later than 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 12, 2016 to the attention of:
Human Resources Ontario Native Women’s Association  380 Ray Boulevard  Thunder Bay, ON P7B 4E6  Fax: (807) 623-1104  Email: hr@onwa.ca



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