If you have not already completed the NTVS Survey, please print, complete & mail to NTVS at 2475 Franklin Street, Vancouver, BC V5K 1X3 or complete it online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VK37DYD (Survey Monkey allows only one submission per computer). Thank you!!
Every year, NTVS received funding from Nisga’a Lisims Government (NLG) to provide programs and services for the approximately 1,400 Nisga’a living in Southern BC. The funding we receive is for training, administration expenses ie. Rent, salaries, postage, travel, communication, etc. plus for 5 areas in Programs & Services:
· Education & Youth
· Language & Culture
· Youth Council
· Community Preventative Services
· Economic Development
Many of our budget items are fixed cost. Others are not, so there is room for planning activities based on what is best for you as a Nisga’a citizen.
We are seeking the input of the Ts’amiks Community to help us with some of the planning for the coming year. Please take a few moments to answer the following questionnaire.
If you would like to include your name & phone number, we will enter your name in a draw to win one of 4 prizes: 1- $15 Superstore Gift Card/ 1-$100 Walmart Gift Card/ 2- $50 Walmart Gift Cards. Only one survey per person may be submitted. To be eligible to enter /complete a form you must:
· Be a Nisga’a Citizen
· Be on the Nisga’a Ts’amiks Membership List
· Maintain current contact information with NTVS
In order to enter the draw, the information below must be completed, in full, as well as the attached questionnaire. Your response must be returned prior to October 2014, in the self-addressed, self-stamped envelope and postmarked no later than September 30, 2014. ____________________________________________________________________________________
NAME: __________________________________________ PHONE: ________________________
EMAIL ADDRESS: __________________________________ MEMBERSHIP #__________________
1. FUNDING FOR TRAINING: This includes training for the Board of Directors, NTVS Employees and Community Training. What training would you like to see available to you?
□ Toast Masters □ Computer Training
□ Food Safe □ Serving It Right/Super Host
□ Parenting courses for families with young children & teens (ie. Mother Goose, Nobody’s Perfect, etc.).
1. EDUCATION & YOUTH: Some of this funding is used for Education Grants, Graduation Grants & NTVS Grad Celebration. Are there other areas you would like to see this funding used for?
□ Tutoring □ Mentoring for after school employment opportunities
□ Conference/Workshop (external) □ Adult literacy skills
2. LANGUAGE & CULTURE: Part of this funding is used for events like Hobiyee, NTVS, Annual Christmas Dinner, Elders Gathering, and other activities. What other activities are important to you?
□ Dance programs □ Cultural Awareness
□ Nisga’a Language for young children □ Art mentorship for Elders
□ Canoe Journey
3. COMMUNITY PREVENTATIVE SERVICES: Part of this funding is used for Nisga’a Community Services Initiatives (NCSI). Going forward we hope to base this funding on helping NTVS members to improve their overall health. For this coming year, how would you like use to use these funds?
□ Workshops on Child/family development
□ Healthy eating/cooking workshops
□ Resources for those with alcohol/drug dependency
□ Resources/Guidance for those who have family members with disability/mental illness
4. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: This funding is used to increase the overall economic development of the Nisga’a living in Southern BC.
□ Assistance with the cost of training or certification □ Community training in small business start up
□ Budget Management □ Computer Skills
□ Job Search skills – resume, interview skills, etc.
5. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: NTVS is beginning a plan to purchase, build or develop a centre that would be for Nisga’a Ts’amiks living in southern BC. Please check the items you feel are most important for us to consider in the planning process.
□ Location □ Transit Accessible
□ Child care, daycare facilities □ Health care services or facilities
□ Artist’s studio space □ Patient Care stays
□ Kitchen & cooking facilities □ Space for Cultural Activities
NTVS currently has two job openings; a Program & Services Event Coordinator and an Administrative Assistant/Receptionist. Interested individuals may send their resumes and cover letter to [email protected]
POSTED: September 2, 2014 JOB POSTING CLOSES: September 12, 2014_
POSITION: Programs and Services Coordinator
REPORTS TO: Interim Office Manager and/or Executive Director
SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
HOURS: 37.5 hours per week
TERM: 6 months Contract position
LOCATION: Vancouver, BC
ABOUT NISGA’A TS’AMIKS VANCOUVER SOCIETY:
Nisga’a Ts’amiks Vancouver Society (NTVS) is mandated to develop, implement and manage social services and programs to promote individual, family and community wellness for Nisga’a citizens living within the Southern Region of British Columbia, as well as ensuring these citizens have a voice in the affairs of the Nisga’a Nation through their elected representatives. The services provided to Nisga’a citizens include: encouraging appropriate participation in Nisga’a cultural and community events; delivering supportive and appropriate wellness initiatives for the community and other services that facilitate more active participation of members that strengthen their understanding of their history, traditions, culture and language.
The Program & Services Coordinator will be required to plan, develop, implement and provide leadership for a variety of community programs, including:
· Cultural events and celebrations;
· Integrated community based language education processes;
· Supporting youth participation in Nisga’a national events;
· Youth participation in Community Development and Decision Making;
· Elder Council support and development
· Community Recreation and Community Education Activities;
· Economic Development Community Centre;
· Supporting community initiatives that are working toward our shared vision and goals.
1. Develop and monitor work plans and event budgets for ceremonies, banquets, cultural displays and other events as required;
2. Evaluate programs and services for economic, efficiency and effectiveness;
3. Prepare proposals, apply for grants and complete all related reporting requirements;
4. Liaison between NLG and the Nisga’a Ts’amiks Vancouver Society;
5. Supervise and train staff as required, to lead the team to achieve outstanding results;
6. To draft agendas and take minutes for meetings and process them appropriately;
7. Prepare reports, proposals, apply for grants and complete all related reporting requirements;
8. The Coordinator will work with NTVS staff and volunteers to achieve outstanding results;
9. Create a team of volunteers and continually enlist the aid of new volunteers;
10. Plan, coordinate and manage the volunteer team before during and after events;
11. Plan and execute the delivery of simple meals for meetings and other functions;
12. Other related duties.
· Good understanding of the Programs and Services offered by NTVS and NLG
· Strong written and verbal communication skills with ability to present to and work effectively with a variety of audiences;
· Ability to maintain positive client relations under possible adverse circumstances;
· Ability to prioritize and manage a workload which often includes multiple competing demands;
· Dynamic, proven ability to engage and motivate others and work in a team environment;
· Highly organized and structured, with attention to detail;
· Proficient use of standard Microsoft applications;
· Must possess a positive, friendly attitude and a strong work ethic;
· Knowledge of the Nisga’a Treaty an asset;
· Ability to understand and speak or familiarity with Nisga’a language and culture an asset;
· The Program & Services Coordinator is required to have a good understanding of the programs and services of the Directorate.
· Demonstrate a commitment to life-long learning, including formal education in a relevant field of study.
The successful candidate will be required to have/complete/provide:
· A valid BC Drivers’ license with recent drivers’ abstract;
· Three recent work related references;
· Be subject to a criminal record check.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
A post-secondary degree/diploma in Administration, Event Planning or other related field is preferred. A combination of education and experience may be considered.
Minimum of three years of demonstrated, relevant program delivery experience in event planning is required. Experience writing successful business proposals, correspondence and grant applications is a definite asset.
OWNERSHIP AND USE OF INFORMATION AND MATERIALS:
All research results, information, reports and other deliverables resulting from work completed by the Employee during their term of employment with the society is the exclusive property of the Society and will not be used or disclosed in any manner by the Employee without the expressed written consent of the Society. The Employee will sign the Society’s confidentiality agreement and abide by its provisions.
Applicants are required to submit a resume with cover letter describing their qualifications and related experience prior to 5:00pm on Friday, September 12, 2014. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
APPLICATIONS MAY BE DIRECTED TO:
Nisga’a Ts’amiks Vancouver Society
Attention: Gail Bongalis, Interim Office Manager
2475 Franklin Street
Vancouver, BC V5K 1X3
EMAIL: [email protected]
We invite all Nisga'a Ts'amiks Members to attend our Annual Community Meeting!
Please attend our Annual General Meeting! We look forward to seeing you there!
Please click on First Aid Training poster above to view the Registration form or contact the office for more information.
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