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Job Opportunity: Program Manager

The Program Manager’s primary purpose is to ensure the consistent and appropriate interpretation and administration in all facets of eligibility and applications for grants. Ensures an accurate and efficient distribution of funds for the two funding streams (individual and group) within the NIB Trust Fund, in accordance set out by the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement, Terms, and Conditions and Administration Plan. The Program Manager will also supervise and lead the programs team. The Program Manager will:

  • Provide training to various FN groups, NIB Trust Fund staff, and organizations as needed regarding NIB Trust Fund programs, guidelines, and criteria.
  • Ensures consistent application and interpretation of eligibility criteria for both group and individual applications.
  • Research, develop, prepare procedures and processes to support and ensure the administration plan is consistent with the court-approved Administration Plan.
  • Investigate and troubleshoot problems and issues with regards to the application, eligibility process, administration, and policies. Makes recommendations as appropriate and applicable.
  • Provides leadership to the NIB Trust Fund programs team by directing the work of programs staff, setting priorities, allocating work, and ensuring the successful delivery of the unit and individual performance objectives.
  • Support and leads the program team in the assessment of applications for funding to the timely approval of funding.
  • Researches and prepares briefing notes on issues impacting FN and Métis individuals, groups, and the various NIB Trust Fund programs, guidelines and their administration.
  • Acts as technician and co-lead on the Programs Committee and Appeals Committee.
  • Performs quality assurance spot checks in the application and evaluation process and prepares reports and recommendations to the Executive Director.
  • Leads the coordination and input and outputs of all data to ensure timely and accurate data.
  • Maintains and recommends technical developments/up-dates as needed.

In order to be considered for this challenging and rewarding opportunity, candidates should possess;

  • Post-secondary degree in a related field of study and 3 to 5 years of experience managing and leading complex projects and programs or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience working with First Nations and Métis communities.
  • Significant knowledge and understanding of the National Indian Brotherhood Trust Fund's purpose, goals, and activities.
  • Significant knowledge and understanding of working in a Settlement Agreement Environment.
  • Applicants must have excellent skills in Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat
  • Fluid Review and database management experience an asset.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Highly experienced candidates who do not possess a degree may be considered for opportunities.
  • Must have strong client relations experience.
  • French is an asset.

Salary Range: Commensurate with job requirements, experience, and education (within limits of the salary grid)

Location: Akwesasne or Ottawa, Ontario

Duration: Full-time position

Closing Date:   August 7, 2020

Individuals who feel they are qualified are invited to submit a covering letter clearly demonstrating how they meet the criteria (quoting the above reference number) along with a current resume, and three (3) work-related references to:

NIB Trust Fund, 46 Irene Roundpoint Lane, Akwesasne, Ontario K6H 0G5       Email: [email protected]

Persons of Indigenous ancestry will be given preference (s. 16(1) CHRA).  Interviews will be held via videoconferencing. While we appreciate all applications, only those candidates short-listed for an interview will be contacted. NIB Trust may cancel, postpone, or revise employment opportunities at any time.



NIB Trust Staff