Capacity Building Project Lead – One Position Available

About the Opportunity

We are currently seeking an experienced Capacity Building Project Lead to join Piapot First Nation in exploring the readiness to exercise Piapot jurisdiction over Child and Family Services and in developing the Child and Family Service legislations, systems, and programs prior to entering into coordination and agreement discussions. This position will be under the supervision of the Piapot Band Administrator and will receive direction and guidance from the Chief and Council and/or Advisory Group.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • The Project Lead will organize and help establish a Child and Family Advisory Group representing Piapot First Nation. 
  • The Project Lead is responsible for conducting Community assessment through engagement
  • The Project Lead will organize workshops that will provide information about the Child Welfare system and how to establish Child and family Services according to the needs and culture of Piapot First Nation.     
  • The Project Lead will be responsible to engage community stakeholders and community members in the drafting, revising and/or finalization of Piapot Child and family services legislation and culturally appropriate programs.  
  • The Project Lead will be responsible for the Strategic Planning in the transition from the present Child and Family Services jurisdiction.  
  • The Project Lead will lead in the development of Child and Family Services programs that will meet the needs and culture of the Piapot First Nations Community. Programs will be developed in the area of Protection, Prevention, Foster/Kinship Care, Circle of Care according to the Legislation and Act 92 
  • The Project Lead will be responsible for drafting of Child and Family services Legislation and policies through research of child and family services models and feasibility studies.
  • The Project Lead will organize and coordinate meetings with consultants and legal advisors who will be used to provide expert and professional advice to the Leadership and community.
  • The Project Lead will ensure that there is a flow of communications to the Leadership and community through networking to share information to community members in the progress of the development of Piapot Child and Family.

About the Ideal Candidate

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field such as business, social work, community development. (Master’s degree considered an asset);
  • Excellent organizational skills and prior experience with project management and community development.
  • Problem-solving skills and excellent communication skills both written and oral.
  • Knowledge of Piapot First Nation Culture. 
  • Knowledge and understanding of First Nations issues such as Residential Schools, Sixties Scoop and Government policy on First Nations.
  • Knowledge and understanding of First Nations Child and Family Services and Act 92.
  • Knowledge of the Provincial Child and Family Services Act and knowledge in Tripartite Agreements in Child and Family Services.
  • A minimum of five years in related experience in implementing technical and organizational capacity building programs.
  • Proficiency with activities, theories, methods and technology in capacity building field, community development especially in supporting the stakeholder processes.
  • Demonstrated flexibility, adaptability and the ability to perform and collaborate under challenging conditions.
  • Strong computer skills including the MS Office programs.
  • Must maintain a satisfactory criminal record check.
  • Must have a valid class 5 drivers license and own transportation.
  • Must be a self-motivated professional who shows initiative.

DEADLINE:   Thursday, April 18th, 2022 @ 4:30 PM

Please submit resume, cover letter (include salary expectation), degree, certificates, and three current references to: