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PROJECT MANAGER 099-21-2

FOOD SUSTAINABILITY TASK FORCE, CENTRAL ADMINISTRATION

CONTRACT

Applications will be received by Six Nations of the Grand River and Grand River Employment & Training (GREAT) up until 4:00 p.m. EST, Wednesday, June 16, 2021, for the Project Manager with Environmental, Central Administration Department. The Six Nations of the Grand River Application for Employment Form, Job Posting and Job Description are available for printing from the www.greatsn.com website. Online applications accepted through StaffHR@sixnations.ca. NO LATE APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED. Applicants from Six Nations and other First Nations will be given preference to deliver programs and services in a First Nations community.

JOB SUMMARY: The Project Manager reports directly to the Six Nations Agricultural Farm Center Task Force and indirectly to the Senior Administrative Officer of the Six Nations of the Grand River Elected Council for administrative purposes. The Project Manager is under the general direction of the Agricultural Farm Center Task Force, this position directs activities in agricultural sector development management within the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. The Project Manager will be responsible for providing supervisory and administrative duties related to legislation, policy, liaison, information sharing, and coordination support pertaining to agricultural and Farm Center initiatives including overseeing the land acquisition process for the a farm center, the farm center capital project process to house activities such as grocery store, storage area, education department, deli, an administration area. Also included; work with community partners to develop a comprehensive community agricultural education program with community partners for community member access in order to promote community agricultural revitalization and promotion in the future.

Type Contract
Closing Date  June 16, 2021.
Hours of Work  35 Hours
Wage TBD

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A University Degree in Agriculture, Environment, Business, or Health with 1-2 years of work related experience OR
  • A 3 year College Certificate or Diploma in an Agriculture, Environment, or Business related program and 2-3 years of work related experience OR
  • Grade 12 or equivalency and minimum 5 years of agricultural work related experience

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: (Choose one method ONLY):

Method #1:  Email – Applications must include all of the following:

  1. Printed, filled in and authorized Six Nations of the Grand River Application for Employment Form.
  2. Cover letter including your band name and number (if applicable). Please indicate in your letter how your education and experience qualifies you for this position.
  3. Recent resume clearly identifying that you meet the Basic Qualifications of this position as stipulated above.
  4. Copy of your education diploma/degree/certificate and transcript.
  5. Email all documents (in a .doc or .pdf file) listed above to StaffHR@sixnations.ca.

Please ensure that the SUBJECT LINE of your email states:

Project Manager – Contract – 099-21-2

Method #2: Mailed or Hand Delivered – Applications must include all of the following:

  1. Printed, filled in and authorized Six Nations of the Grand River Application for Employment Form.
  2. Cover letter including your band name and number (if applicable). Please indicate in your letter how your education and experience qualifies you for this position.
  3. Recent resume clearly identifying that you meet the Basic Qualifications of this position as stipulated above.
  4. Photocopy of your education diploma/degree/certificate and transcript.
  5. Place all documents listed above in a sealed envelope and mail to or drop off at:

Project Manager – Contract – 099-21-2

c/o Reception Desk

Grand River Employment & Training (GREAT)

P.O. Box 69, 16 Sunrise Court

Ohsweken, Ontario  N0A 1M0

Job Description – Project Manager
Food Sustainability Task Force

POSITION TITLE:

Project Manager

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:

The Project Manager reports directly to the Six Nations Agricultural Farm Center Task Force and indirectly to the Senior Administrative Officer of the Six Nations of the Grand River Elected Council for administrative purposes.

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION:

Under the general direction of the Agricultural Farm Center Task Force, this position directs activities in agricultural sector development management within the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. The Project Manager will be responsible for providing supervisory and administrative duties related to legislation, policy, liaison, information sharing, and coordination support pertaining to agricultural and Farm Center initiatives including overseeing the land acquisition process for the a farm center, the farm center capital project process to house activities such as grocery store, storage area, education department, deli, an administration area. Also included; work with community partners to develop a comprehensive community agricultural education program with community partners for community member access in order to promote community agricultural revitalization and promotion in the future.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Communication & Networking:

The Project Manager will assist with administrative duties related to establishing and maintaining contact with appropriate community, local, provincial, Federal, and Aboriginal agencies, departments and groups. The Project Manager will also assist in the facilitation and distribution of accurate information to all partners in a timely manner. This is done by providing analysis of information and recommendations through briefing notes, letters, and memorandums of understanding, presentations, meetings, interviews and education sessions to support the Six Nations Community in particular.  These activities include:

  1. Federal agricultural health matters and processes as they relate to “The Six Nations Farmers Community Feasibility Study” action plan.
  2. Liaison between the Six Nations and specific Federal ministries and occasionally with Indigenous Services Canada, as needed.
  3. Networking and community engagement with community Directors and Leadership on policy and program development
  4. Research and policy analysis of program data, records, federal government directives and legislation, summarizing issues, background, policy implications, status, and recommendations in order to provide advisory support to the Six Nations title holders as the action plan is developed.
  5. Continually monitor and evaluate the implications and effects of proposed changes to policies or program initiatives of the farm center, existing legislation, regulations, government strategic directions, mandate, priorities and relations that may affect the Six Nations Community Farm Center programs.

Administrative Duties related to Agricultural Consultation Services

  1. Attends conferences, seminars, courses, and professional and committee meetings to maintain a current and ongoing knowledge base and analytical writing skills pertaining to federal affairs, government policies, program developments, jurisdiction authority, and historical and current First Nation agricultural issues and sharing of information with colleagues.
  2. Provide technical information, prepare proposals, detailed reports, briefing notes, correspondence and other documents in a timely manner on behalf of the farm center initiative as required.
  3. Support committee work by assisting in letter preparation, resolutions, briefings, strategy/position papers, framework developments, and lobby efforts.
  4. Act as a spokes person for the farm center operation.
  5. Coordinate farm center input and/or participation in political meetings, committee meetings, seminars, conferences etc.

Administrative Duties related to Six Nation Community Support

The Project Manager will assist to serve each partner by developing a working knowledge of each partners system including strategies, resources, needs, challenges, issues and concerns as follows:

  1. Establish and maintain a working relationship with community partner staff, portfolio holders and community leaders.
  2. Conduct regular contacts with each partner
  3. Provide program advice/assistance as needed re: work plan development/reviews, community development endeavours such as asset mapping training, ministry reporting requirements etc. as it relates to agriculture.
  4. Gather Community program information, policies, health research reports, health plans as designated for sharing purposes as it relates to agriculture.
  5. Assist with the incorporation of each partner’s community political aspirations into the collective priorities which will enhance agricultural community initiatives.

Administrative Duties related to Finance and Administrative Program Management

Implements the requirements of the position by assisting in:

  1. Developing an annual work plan for the farm center operations for the first five years of operation as outlined in the feasibility study on a timely basis in order for it to be approved by the title holders and submitted to funders as per the business cycle of the funding agency and in conjunction with the first five fiscal years.
  2. Plans and forecasts resource requirements to implement program delivery needs and strategic direction.
  3. Monitors the implementation of the annual work plan by overseeing the maintenance of comprehensive accountability mechanisms, monitoring and evaluation processes for program and service contracts on behalf of the farm center to ensure compliance, service outcomes and results for all components of the farm center operations.
  4. Supervisory duties associated with the farm center staff.
  5. Manages and ensures the financial accountability of the program budget by ensuring that all financial reports, data and information is provided in a timely manner as required by the funding agreements.
  6. Oversees the management of the administration and problem solves any unforeseen events which need to be addressed by dealing with them on a timely basis.

Qualifications:

  1. A University Degree in Agriculture, Environment, Business, or Health with 1-2 years of work related experience

Or

A 3 year College Certificate or Diploma in an Agriculture, Environment, or Business related program and 2-3 years of work related experience.

Or

Grade 12 or equivalency and minimum 5 years of agricultural work related experience

Required Skills:

  • Demonstrated leadership skills re: ability to set direction, coach, guide and develop employees and create an environment of positive accountability
  • Computer and project skills
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and execute strategies to support the achievement of business and financial objectives
  • Experience developing, monitoring, tracking budget expenses, utilizing financial metrics and knowledge of business cost structure in supporting and making decisions.
  • Strong written and oral communications
  • Ability to travel if necessary

Working Conditions:
A high public profile, extensive public interaction and is subject to deadlines.

Requires the ability to take direction, prioritize, work independently and cope with many demands and time constraints.

Requires some travel

Requires to work variable hours

Working Relationships:
With Other Staff
The Project Manager will promote courtesy, cooperation, and teamwork with partners including staff, portfolio holders, the Chief, and the immediate Supervisor.

With External Agencies
The Project Manager represents and promotes the farm center initiative and seeks to develop sound professional working relationships.

With the Public
The Project Manager represents and promotes the farm center initiative a courteous manner and provides information and advice as required and directed.

IMPACT OF ERROR:
Errors in carrying out duties could result in financial loss, loss of credibility, poor public relations, confusion, duplication of effort, and misinformation being given to Six Nations title holders and other Government agencies, and the public.

CONTROL:
The guiding principles will adhere to Six Nations Elected Council policies and procedures and related legislation and regulations.

Interested applicants: Please be sure to include SNGREC’s Employment Application Form with your submission.