Cultural Programs Officer

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  • Post Date: September 24, 2020
Job Description


Department: Environment and Remedial Works


Location: To be Determined – In Community


Salary: Grade 4 (Min. $45,431.00 – Max. $60,650.00)


Status: Temporary (Until March 31, 2023)



Core Functions:

The Cultural Program Officer is responsible for developing, coordinating, and assessing projects and programs under the Challenge Fund. The incumbent works closely with the Coordinator of Protected Areas (CPA), the Challenge Fund team, and representatives of Cree communities and entities, on projects related to important cultural features within the protected areas network in Eeyou Istchee.



Functional Responsibilities:


  • Support Cree communities, entities, and other partners in developing and executing projects and programs to collect, record, and compile data related to Cree cultural features within protected areas.


  • Liaise and coordinate with representatives from Cree communities and entities to ensure projects are advancing according to budget and timeline and escalate issues as necessary.


  • Coordinate events, training, projects and programs related to the collection and monitoring of Cree cultural features.


  • Assist the Challenge Fund Administrator (CFA) in developing and monitoring proposals and plans for all approved projects related to culture.


  • Provide support to the Financial Program Officer (FPO) in developing and monitoring budgets for all approved projects.


  • Ensure that projects and programs are aligned with Cree Nation Government’s objectives, procedures, policies and budget.


  •  Participate, promote and assist in ensuring cultural continuity, education, awareness initiatives to ensure respect of Cree customs, practices and values in protected areas.


  • Collaborate with various Cree Nation Government departments and Cree entities to access and implement applicable initiatives and projects.


  • Organize and facilitate project meetings as well as prepare agenda and minutes.



Reporting Responsibilities


  • Develop and track budget based on action plans and forecasted project costs.


  • Collaborate with the FPO to monitor all transactions, expenses, invoices, and payments to ensure compliance with official financial processes and procedures.


  • Provide regular and accurate progress and final reports on approved projects and programs to the CFA.


  • Conduct follow-up assessments of all completed activities and evaluate project results.



Other Responsibilities


  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge and skills in area(s) of responsibility.


  • Perform other duties as required.





  • College Diploma in Social Science, Environmental Studies, Anthropology, Geography, or related field.





  • One to three years of relevant experience.





  • Fluency in verbal Cree and English.


  • Fluency in French is an asset.



Knowledge and Abilities


  •  Knowledge and understanding of Cree context.


  • Proven organizational skills and ability to coordinate multiple projects.


  • Good attention to detail and accuracy.


  • Basic knowledge of budget, accounting, financial reporting, and program coordination.


  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.


  • Demonstrated judgment and proven ability to problem-solve.


  • Ability to take initiative.


  • Established ability to adapt to a changing environment.


  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products.



Additional Requirements


  • Typical office setting where there are no unusual physical demands.


  • Willingness to travel regularly.



The Cree Nation Government may, at its discretion, waive any or all of the aforementioned requirements if a suitable candidate who is a JBNQA beneficiary accepts to follow a training plan determined by the Cree Nation Government as a condition of employment.


Application Period
From September 24, 2020 to October 8, 2020


Your application must be sent by email or fax with the competition number: ERWD-200924-1


Sabrina Shahidi
Training and Development Specialist
Tel.: 514-861-5837
Fax: 514-861-0760