HOUSING PLANNING COORDINATOR
Gambler First Nation seeks a reliable and punctual individual with deep compassion for the betterment of the community of Gambler First Nation to Assist with Housing related duties.
The hours are as follows:
-9-12, 1-4:30, Mon-Fri (closed Friday of Pay weeks); and
-Hours are flexible and may require emergency work during the weekends and after office hours.
Reporting to GAMBLER FIRST NATION Chief and Council, Housing Advisor will work closely with GAMBLER FIRST NATION band members to coordinate strategic housing planning, develop a housing workplan and conduct initial capacity assessments following a phased approach as outline by the Manitoba Indigenous Housing Capacity Enhancement & Mobilization Initiative.
Duties and responsibilities:
- Lead the implementation of the Manitoba Indigenous Housing Capacity Enhancement and Mobilization Initiative, through community engagement and phased approach process for GAMBLER FIRST NATION.
- Represent GAMBLER FIRST NATION as a member of the Manitoba Indigenous Housing Capacity Enhancement Mobilization Initiative (MIHCEMI) working group and participate in the development of a Terms of Reference (TOR), vision, mission and goals based on consultation and feedback from the community and frontline personnel.
- Facilitate community engagement workshops.
- Engage community members to develop and implement a Community Housing Workplan that will assess and prioritize GAMBLER FIRST NATION community housing needs.
- Work within existing community governance to review and develop community Housing Governance that is effective and responsive to the needs of the community.
- Support GAMBLER FIRST NATION to enhance and mobilize capacity of existing housing policies, procedures, governance structures pertaining to housing, community housing workplans, etc.
- Provides recommendations to develop/improve policies, procedures, and practices.
- Research work on other successful Housing Capacity Enhancement models in Manitoba and Canada, that will help guide GAMBLER FIRST NATION progress to meet their set goals.
- May need to work with other tribal councils, first nations in Manitoba and Canada on their Housing Capacity Enhancement models.
- Train and mentor GAMBLER FIRST NATION identified housing staff and community members.
- Assist and advise on developing effective business models, processes, databases and input information as requested.
- Coordinate with proper personnel on enquiries concerning requirements of the professional, technical aspects of housing such as Building Code and applicable laws affecting construction.
- Attend meetings as requested.
- Liaise with other agencies and organizations regarding regulations, compliance, housing policies, housing plans and housing authorities.
- Prepare detailed and accurate reports as required and requested.
- Have knowledge on housing repairs and able to do small repair examples measuring and changing window/doors changing filters etc.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Knowledge on GAMBLER FIRST NATIONS housing needs and challenges.
- Knowledge on housing funding applications and opportunities from various funding agencies.
- Knowledge on working housing policies and housing authorities.
- Knowledge of or willing to upgrade knowledge of the National Building codes, Manitoba Building codes, Manitoba Building Code Act (to better advise communities as required)
- Able to travel when required.
- Must have valid Manitoba driver's license and access to an insured reliable vehicle.
- Strong knowledge/Excellent understanding and application of MS Office programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
- Understanding of GAMBLER FIRST NATION Cultural Traditions and practices.
- Strong organizational skills, problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
- Strong organizational skills in workshops facilitation.
- Ability to perform public speaking.
- Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in written form.
- Team player and capability to work unsupervised.
- Willing and able to travel as required and have a valid Manitoba Driver's License.
- Generally, working an office environment and home are requirement in order to conduct condition reporting and housing needs assessments.
- Additional hours beyond the standard regular hours of work may be required at times.
- Any work conducted after regular standard working hours will be banked at straight time.
- Banked time will be taken off in lieu of during the two week pay period.
Deadline for applications is June 1/23
Please forward all applications and resumes, including two (2) references that GAMBLER FIRST NATION will contact with applicant written permission to:
Councillor Kellie LeDoux
Box 250 Binscarth Mb