Coastal Stewardship Network Program Manager – Coastal First Nations – Great Bear Initiative

Position Summary
The CSN Program Manager (PM) is responsible for delivering on the above listed strategic priorities. This includes managing the programs, activities, and budgets of the Coastal Stewardship Network, and managing a team of contractors that support capacity development and provide other programming to the stewardship offices of CFN-GBI member-Nations.

Duties & Responsibilities
The CSN PM is guided by the CFN Guardian Strategic Plan, and oversees the planning, management, and administration of the Coastal Stewardship Network including:
Planning: Undertaking strategic planning, developing operational plans and annual budgets, ensuring delivery of programs, and developing new programs as necessary;
Project Management: Developing proposals and budgets, securing funding, tracking finances across multiple complex agreements, and completing reporting for all CSN projects;
Team Management: Managing, coordinating, and supporting a remote team of contractors and sub-contractors and providing oversight to their projects;
Network Support: Coordinating opportunities for CFN-GBI stewardship staff to share knowledge and practices (e.g., CSN Annual Gathering) and provide guidance and input on CSN activities (e.g. CSN Technical Advisory Committee meetings); and
Partnership Building: Liaising with other organizations involved in training, research and monitoring on the Coast and supporting partnerships that improve the CSN’s projects/or build capacity.

Post-secondary degree in a related field
At least 5 years of experience working with First Nation communities in an environmental stewardship context; coastal experience preferred
Demonstrated ability and commitment to cultivating strong, collaborative relationships with diverse stakeholders and partners
Demonstrated excellence in supervising, managing, and supporting teams including hiring, retention, and development
Experience with strategic, operational and project planning
Strong financial management skills including experience managing complex program budgets with multiple funding sources and diverse funding cycles
Administrative skills including grant researching, report writing, managing invoices, and developing contracts
Project management experience including ability to manage multiple projects with competing timelines and demonstrated experience successfully bringing projects to completion
Experience planning and facilitating meetings, including leading, facilitating and organizing meetings and group processes through digital platforms such as Zoom and Slack
Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
Experience maintaining self-care and resilience in a complex and dynamic work context
The following experience is not required but would be considered an asset:

Graduate degree in a related field
Experience with adult education, skills training, Indigenous education
Experience with data management systems for environmental monitoring
Experience with regional network coordination
Experience with Indigenous Guardians programs and/or knowledge of Indigenous laws and governance
Terms of Contract
This contract will begin as soon as possible and end on March 31, 2022 with a strong likelihood of extension.
The responsibilities of this contract are substantive and GBI should be considered a primary client through the contract term; the approximate commitment is 35 hrs/week.
The contract oversight is primarily with the Executive Director, CFN-GBI.
The rate of this contract will be commensurate with experience.
The successful individual will be based out of home office, require relatively reliable internet and phone connections and ideally be located on the coast to facilitate travel to member communities; travel expenses will be covered.

To Apply
Please send your application, including a resume and cover letter to Debbie Kinequon at , please include Coastal Stewardship Network Program Manager Application in the email subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.