Gathering Our Voices Logistics Coordinator

September 14th, 2023

Gathering Our Voices Logistics Coordinator

BCAAFC

Gathering Our Voices Logistics Coordinator

Full-time / 35hr work week / based in Victoria, BC

EXTERNAL POSTING

Applications accepted by only via email – details below

Located within the territory of WSÁNEĆ (Saanich), Lkwungen (Songhees) and Wyomilth (Esquimalt) peoples, the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC) is the umbrella association for the 25 Friendship Centres throughout the Province of British Columbia. The BCAAFC collaboratively works to promote and deliver accessible programs and services that target urban Indigenous peoples and that support their vision of health and wellness.

Each year the BCAAFC welcomes over 1000 young people to Gathering Our Voices (GOV) Indigenous Youth Leadership conference. The GOV Logistics Coordinator supports the GOV Event manager in ensuring the infrastructure required for hosting Gathering Our Voices is in place, on budget, and meets the needs of the GOV guests.

We are seeking someone who:

  • Likes finding solutions and meeting complex needs to create something great; you like solving puzzles and fitting all the pieces together
  • Has demonstrated experience working as part of a team where each person’s role connects to the other
  • Loves focusing on the detail of how people experience an event or gathering
  • Has experience working with Indigenous communities and organizations, and has an understanding of working within cultural protocols
  • Enjoys the process of asking questions and finding information
  • Has strong skills at managing tight timelines
  • Is comfortable working with a variety of vendors and contractors, requesting quotes, managing contracts, being the main point of contact

Qualifications

  • Minimum 2 years experience in event planning, hospitality, or project management.
  • Must be able to provide clear, current criminal record check including vulnerable sector check.
  • Valid driver’s license a strong asset.
  • Preference will be given to qualified Indigenous applicants. Ensure your cover letter self-identifies ancestry and your experience meeting required skills and abilities.

 

Position Information:

  • The place of work is 551 Chatham Street; a hybrid model of up to 2 days/week work from home may be considered. The BCAAFC is an accessible space including ground floor workspaces, elevator and accessible workstations.
  • The selected individual and must have a stable internet connection and telephone/cell-phone. IT services and laptop will be supplied.
  • The workweek is 35 hours, some overtime and travel will be required, particularly in the days leading up to, and during, the event.
  • Proof of COVID vaccination will be a requirement for the successful candidate.

The compensation package includes:

  • Three weeks paid vacation (plus additional time off during office closure at the end of December)
  • Employee health benefits plan, upon completion of 3 month probation period
  • $55,000-60,000 starting salary based on experience.
  • RRSP matching of up to 8% of annual salary to a max of $8,000 per year.
  • Monthly employee wellness fund

Please send resume and cover letter to:

Rebecca Lang | Human Resources and Special Projects Team Lead

Email: rlang@bcaafc.com

SUBJECT LINE MUST INCLUDE: GOV Logistics Coordinator

DEADLINE: Monday October 2, 2023, AT 12:00PM PST

(Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted)

Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference will be given to qualified applicants of Indigenous ancestry.

 

 

To apply for this job email your details to communications@bcaafc.com.