Director of Choose Life

Lac Seul First Nation

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Director of Choose Life

Summary

Lac Seul First Nation is seeking a Director of Choose Life to serve Lac Seul First Nation. Under the supervision of the Chief Administrative Officer, the Director of Choose Life will perform administrative tasks relating to planning, organizing, and coordinating financial resources to ensure the Choose Life Department program and service goals are met. The Director of Choose Life will oversee the proper functioning of all Choose Life department programs and services in areas of financial management, planning, policy and program development, human resource management, organization relationships and administration. The Choose Life Director will provide supervision and scheduling to a team of ten (10) – twelve (12) Choose Life Staff.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide youth workshops incorporated with healthy living and organize youth activities (i.e., hockey, baseball, outdoor club events and cultural activities)
  • Provide community-based programing and activities targeting youth with land based and other traditional activities.
  • Identify youth-at-risk and monitor these youth.
  • Implement case management, assessment, and possible treatment.
  • Collaborate with Social Services, Schools, and Band Council when required.
  • Connect youth to community-based services by also collaborating with other LSFN departments, organizations, and outside agencies.
  • The ability to effectively communicate and deliver the Choose Life programming, use information and word processing systems, participate in research, and program development, and write up professional reports.
  • Familiarize yourself with the Jordan’s Principle initiative.
  • Maintain program data collection, financial management and reporting requirements.
  • Must be able to set up requirements of the program.
  • Must be able to take initiative to search for funding opportunities and have a strong background and understanding of writing funding proposals.
  • Develop, implement, and identify list of high-risk children/families and ensure access to in-depth counselling if required.
  • Provide supervision and scheduling to a team of 10-12 Choose Life staff.

 

Qualifications

  • Minimum of five years of experience in management.
  • Extensive knowledge of federally regulated programming.
  • Organization and communication skills in a managerial capacit
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and be highly motivated.
  • Ability to plan and execute large scale projects within budget.
  • Ability to apply for funding and complete reporting requirements
  • Must possess traditional cultural competencies, which requires understanding oneself and the community.
  • Ensure the development of a quality program that meets the needs of the youth of Lac Seul First Nation.
  • Ensure all Choose Life department staff develop work plans that are consistent with Choose Life Directive.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience in Microsoft (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Valid Driver’s license.
  • Fluency in Ojibway is a definite asset.

*LSFN offers great competitive wages, vacation, additional time off during Christmas Break and March Break, as well as great benefits*

 

Location:          Frenchman’s Head, ON

Term:                  Full-time

Rate:                  Position starts from $44.10/hr

Hours:               8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., 35hrs/week

Closing:             Monday, February 26, 2024 *late applications will not be accepted

 

Please submit a cover letter along with a resume, and written permission for LSFN Human Resources to contact two employment references, (most recent supervisors) must be provided.  Applications can be mailed, faxed, emailed, or delivered to: Lac Seul First Nation

Frenchman’s Head Band Office

Attention: C/o HR Dept.

P.O. Box 100

Hudson, ON.  P0V 1X0

Fax #: (807) 582-3585

Email: resumes@lacseulfn.org

 

Lac Seul First Nation requires Criminal Reference Checks for those offered positions.  We thank all applicants, however, only those being offered an interview will be contacted. 

 

As per policy, applicants should note that COVID-19 Vaccination is required for all Lac Seul First Nation staff.

Preferential Hiring Policy: Lac Seul First Nation band members will be given priority for hiring, followed by indigenous persons who are non-LSFN band members. Where there are no suitably qualified indigenous persons available for a position, the most suitably qualified non-indigenous candidate will be hired.