LSS looking for a Manager of Indigenous Services

Job Title: 
Manager, Indigenous Services
Organization: 
Legal Services Society of BC
Deadline: 
Oct 11 2016 - 4:00pm
Hours: 

Full time, 5 days in the week

Remuneration: 

to be determined

Job Description: 

This position is only open to persons of Indigenous ancestry pursuant to special program approval granted by the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal.

ROLE OVERVIEW:
Reporting to the Director, Public Legal Information and Applications, this position is responsible for programs and services designed for Indigenous (Aboriginal, First Nations, Inuit, and Métis) persons and communities in British Columbia. This position is accountable for developing and implementing strategy for the effective delivery of Indigenous services, building relationships with and among internal and external stakeholders, facilitating justice services improvements, negotiating contracts, recommending staffing models, preparing and managing budgets, policy development and oversight, providing input on LSS strategic direction, and is the LSS knowledge expert on Indigenous issues.

Skills and Qualities Required: 

Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have:
• Practicing lawyer called to the Bar in British Columbia (without restrictions on area of practice).
• Minimum of 6 years related experience.
• Or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Family and Child Protection legal experience is an asset.
• Must be able to travel.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Minimum of six (6) years’ experience working within the Indigenous community.
• Excellent knowledge of Indigenous social justice issues and Canada’s justice and legal system.
• Knowledge and experience with family and child protection issues.
• Strong knowledge of financial and resource management methodologies.
• Extensive project management skills and knowledge of project management methods, procedures and principles.
• Excellent supervisory, coaching, motivating, acknowledging, mentoring staff teams and conducting performance development plans.
• Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
• Demonstrated conflict resolution, facilitation and negotiating skills.
• Strong understanding of Indigenous issues, cultures as well as Indigenous community groups and agencies.
• Strong understanding of current issues affecting Indigenous communities.
• Extensive knowledge of traditional native justice concepts, alternative measures, mediation and diversion practices.
• Considerable knowledge of administrative principles, practices, techniques, policies and legislative development relevant to aboriginal programs, services and activities.
• Strong awareness of government laws and policies impacting Indigenous peoples.
• Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills and the ability to foster and work within a multi-discipline team environment.
• Excellent leadership, supervision, interpersonal, effective collaborative and mediation skills.
• Ability to assess needs of Indigenous communities and stakeholders and develop/implement new or modified services and programs with available resources.
• Ability to communicate and relate to Indigenous people and their communities, with sensitivity to cultural and Tribal/Nation differences.
• Ability to prepare business cases and project charters, complete risk analysis, measure performance, make decisions about staffing, prepare and monitor budgets, prepare reports and correspondence.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of internal and external contacts and to provide advice and assistance on matters related to the work.
• Ability to work effectively as a team member and independently.
• Excellent change management skills.
• Familiar with the structure and history of Indigenous communities within BC.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

Responsibilities
As the Manager, Indigenous Services this position is:
• Responsible for programs and services designed for Indigenous (Aboriginal, First Nations, Inuit, and Métis) persons and communities in British Columbia.
• Accountable for developing and implementing strategy for the effective delivery of Indigenous services
• Building relationships with and among internal and external stakeholders
• Facilitating justice services improvements
• Negotiating contracts, recommending staffing models, preparing and managing budgets, policy development and oversight
• Providing input on LSS strategic direction, and is the LSS knowledge expert on Indigenous issues.

How to Apply: 

If you have the above qualifications, please forward a resume and covering letter quoting competition M088-15 to:

Human Resources Department
Legal Services Society
400-510 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 3A8
Email: resumes [at] lss [dot] bc [dot] ca
Website: www.legalaid.bc.ca

Location

Vancouver, BC
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