Employment Opportunity: Project Coordinator, Health Transformation

February 13, 2024

BACKGROUND:

SCO is a growing and dynamic regional First Nation organization that represents 34 Anishinaabe and Dakota Nations and more than 87,000 citizens in southern Manitoba. Established in 1999 by the Chiefs, SCO is mandated as an independent organization to protect, preserve, promote, and enhance First Nation peoples’ inherent rights, languages, customs, and traditions through the application and implementation of the spirit and intent of the Treaty-making process.

SCO provides competitive compensation and excellent pension and benefits, as well as a positive work environment.

OVERVIEW:

The Southern Chiefs’ Organization (SCO) has started the Health Transformation process in communities that is focused on building a First Nation healthcare system with the goal of meeting the needs and priorities of the 34 Anishinaabe and Dakota Nations it serves. SCO is seeking to fill a Project Coordinator position that will provide coordination and administration support to the SCO Health Team as required.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Organizational management support for the Health Transformation department
  • Assist with coordination of Health Transformation events
  • Coordinate travel arrangements and itineraries
  • Manage and coordinate meetings, agendas, and meeting packages in support of team efficiency
  • Support in the preparation and distribution of reports, briefings, minutes, and other types of correspondence
  • Management of coordination of resources, equipment, and materials
  • Financial tracking and maintenance for the First Nation Contribution Agreements
  • Support file management and the record keeping system
  • Process letters, documents, and notices for Health Transformation
  • Provide program information of a general nature
  • Project evaluation
  • Strong communication skills and presentation skills
  • Ensure all materials are prepared prior to event days; presentations, meetings, and gatherings
  • Process mail, emails, and maintains filing system
  • Perform other duties as assigned

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of grade 12; an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered
  • A minimum of 3 years related work experience in an administrative role
  • Experience working with First Nations and their citizens
  • Self-starter with demonstrated organizational and problem-solving skills, analytical skills, and multi-tasking abilities
  • Demonstrates a high level of competency in coordination, communications, and administration
  • Able to apply discretion when dealing with confidential or sensitive information
  • Ability to work within a team
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to handle the pressure of working in a fast-paced, political organization and in time-sensitive situations
  • Minute taking and proofreading skills
  • Advanced skills in the coordination and operation of online videoconferencing platforms such as Zoom, Skype, and Microsoft Teams is essential
  • Excellent computer knowledge and typing skills (50 wpm)
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Adobe is essential

ASSETS:

  • A certificate or diploma in Office Administration

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must provide a satisfactory Criminal Record Check
  • A valid Class 5 MB Driver’s License with access to a reliable vehicle for occasional business travel

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS:  Monday, February 26 at 4:30 PM Central Time

Please submit a cover letter and resume to:

Human Resources

Southern Chiefs’ Organization

202-600 Empress Street

Winnipeg, MB R3G 0L5

Fax: (204) 946-1871 | hr@scoinc.mb.ca

Preference will be given to qualified First Nations candidates.

Please self-identify as First Nations in your cover letter.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected will be contacted for further consideration.