About the Role
The Project Coordinator is a highly organized, responsible, proactive, and resourceful individual who has a desire to contribute to transformational change within the technology and innovation sectors, by supporting the First Nations Technology Council’s sector-focused projects and initiatives.
As a growing area of work within the organization, the Project Coordinator should have a passion for systems change and reconciliation in the technology sector. The Division anticipates to expands this work a the coming year to increase understanding of race, bias, power and privilege in the sector to remove barriers and increase opportunities for Indigenous Peoples. As such this role will include a lot of external-facing activities with both industry partners and Indigenous innovators to foster meaningful links between them.
Reporting to the Director of Sector Transformation, the Project Coordinator will play a key role in supporting the Technology Council’s new Moving Beyond Inclusion: Partnerships and Reconciliation Initiative, which works with technology companies to:
- Increase Indigenous recruitment, retention, and job satisfaction in their organizations;
- Identify and take actions to meaningfully contribute towards reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples; and
- Foster cultural competency and increase space for Indigenous thought leadership and influence in their organizations.
About the First Nations Technology Council
The First Nations Technology Council is an Indigenous-led organization that serves all 204 First Nations communities across British Columbia, ensuring that Indigenous peoples have full and equitable access to the tools, training and support to maximize the opportunities presented by technology and innovation. The Technology Council sees the strengthening of local Indigenous economies and empowering Indigenous innovators contributing to Indigenous self-determination and nationhood.
- Work with the Director of Sector Transformation to ensure all of the necessary requirements needed to mobilize the Moving Beyond Inclusion project are coordinated, tasked and delivered in a timely and efficient manner.
- Organize and support project engagements (meetings, interviews, sessions and workshops) including securing dates with all partners, setting up meetings, providing materials and being a tech host.
- Coordinate assessment activities including document organization and interview logistics for MBI partners.
- Track and coordinate MBI process timeline – ensure key dates are booked and critical milestones are communicated to all MBI partners.
- Support the tracking of project deliverables, budgets, invoices, and other administrative tasks.
- Maintain project trackers including updating dates, linking documents and tracking communication as required.
- Support the development of proposals, project charters, communications materials, reports and agreements.
- Support the review of documents, communications and job postings of MBI partners.
- Work with the Indigenous Innovation Institute to review and disseminate internship and employment opportunities to FNTC alumni.
- All other duties, as assigned.
Skills and Abilities
- Able to coordinate multiple competing priorities and tasks to ensure that all processes run smoothly for the Moving Beyond Inclusion project
- Excellent relationship-building abilities, with strength in interpersonal communication and upholding a professional rapport
- Knowledge and awareness of conditions and trends in the BC tech ecosystem and barriers to Indigenous talent
- Knowledge and understanding of reconciliation initiatives at the local community and provincial levels.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills including the ability to communicate effectively in-person, by phone and by video conference among project team and partners
- Ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion when working in the community, government and
for-profit environments including maintaining the confidentiality
- Proficiency or desire/ability to learn Slack, Monday, Dropbox, and Google.docs, Teams, Zoom, and other online tools.
- A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline Indigenous studies, related social science or experience as an administrative or project coordinator in education, social services, government, or community organization
- Understanding or lived experience of Indigenous culture (considered an asset)
- Group facilitation experience is considered an asset
- Ability to work remotely.
- This position reports directly to the Director of Sector Transformation
- Our office is located at the First Nations Technology Council headquarters in North Vancouver, B.C with an opportunity to work on-site, hybrid or fully remote.
We are an Indigenous organization whose mandate is to promote opportunities for Indigenous people. We encourage applications from qualified First Nations, Inuit and Métis people. We also welcome other candidates who possess a high level of cultural competence and understanding of Indigenous experience, communities, and issues. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.