New Projects Manager - DUDES Club Society
This is a new role at DUDES Club Society (DCS), responsible for managing and implementing several new provincially and federally funded programs across British Columbia. The New Projects Manager will be responsible for coordinating with facilitators and partner organisations in communities, tracking program results, and reporting to stakeholders for each of the programs. This will be a partnership management role with each of the organizations involved, including local community groups, local Nations in BC, Health Authorities (FNHA, PHSA, Northern Health), as well as with funders: Red Cross, United Way, and the Indigenous Community Support Fund. As such, the New Projects Manager is responsible for communicating well on a personal, community, and partner level, and also providing appropriate information so that the DCS communications team can properly share the good news (or challenging news).
The New Projects Manager will work closely with Teka Everstz, National Coordinator; Jason Fitzpatrick, Program Coordinator; Kanatiio, Regional Coordinator; Kyle Sam, Facilitator; Frank Cohn, Director; Leona Lu, Operations Coordinator; Dr. Paul Gross, Medical Director & Co-Founder; and Sandy Lambert, Elder & External Liaison. Decision-making at DCS is done collaboratively, on a management level, and also on a community level, with local partner organizations, and local facilitators/champions and local elders.
This position has been dedicated for 20 hours per week, with possibility to increase. Work hours will fluctuate depending on events, team meetings, community gatherings, program travel, and deadlines, with approximately one 1-4 day trip every three months (conditional on lifting of travel restrictions and community invitations). The New Projects Manager will self determine work location, from home/library/coffee shop/DCS office, but will be expected to have a presence at a local DUDES Club Gatherings (Vancouver: Thursdays 4-6pm), and other team spaces and all team meeting times. Strong, transparent, consistent communication is essential to making these flexible working conditions effective.
- Support indigenous men's wellness and community wellness
- Be a focal point in communications with Program Officers at United Way, Red Cross, and the ICSF
- Assist in implementation of temporary COVID-relief programs, including online programming, youth programming, dinners and stories with elders, etc.
- Coordinate program delivery with local elders, facilitators, partners, and community members.
- Comply with reporting requirements as described by funders in agreements.
- Participate in Monthly facilitator calls, weekly team meetings, weekly online men’s talking circles, partner meetings as they arise, and attend Vancouver DUDES Club Gatherings in Vancouver or elsewhere whenever possible
- Plan meetings, gatherings, and community-based activities (i.e. presentations, workshops, retreats)
- Work with the DCS Operations Coordinator to organize logistics and itineraries for community-based activities outside of Vancouver.
- Assist in development of the DCS including support improvement of the website, promotions and marketing materials and special events.
- Maintain a clear line of communication with team members, ensuring that any issues are promptly raised and resolved
- Interact on social media and other communications outlets as required
- Perform other related duties as required
Desired Qualifications Include:
- Cultural Knowledge, and ability to work cross-culturally
- Significant life experience, allowing candidate to relate to DCS participants in some way
- Related degree, diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience (Social Work, Community Development, Public Health, Psychology, etc).
- Experience working specifically with men, or openness to working with them
- Experience working in community with community members, towards community-set goals
- Experience working with funders and partners
- Experience working with Indigenous communities, organizations and/or clients
Preference will be given to applicants who self-identify as Indigenous, Métis, or Inuit.
Part-time hours: 20 per week