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Employment Opportunity

Program Development Team Lead

Fox Lake Cree Nation

4-Month Term Position

Please submit letter of application and resume to:

Fox Lake Cree Nation

PO Box 369

Gillam, MB R0B 0L0

Attention: Bryan Hart, Chief Executive Officer Email:

Closing Date: Friday, September 29, 2023 at 4:30 p.m. Only those selected will be contacted for an interview NOTE: The position is based in Fox Lake (Bird, MB).


Program Development Team Lead 4 Month Term Position

General Description

Under the supervision of the Chief Executive Officer, the Program Development Team Lead will be responsible for the initial development of programs that focus on strengthening families through prevention and advocacy, supporting youth between the ages of 18-29 that have had

experience being in care of the CFS system, as well as enhancing community safety.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Experience working with senior management in developing new programs that address community needs
  • Assist in the recruitment and hiring of key program staff and provide initial supervision, guidance, direction and support
  • Possess strong knowledge of Canadian history and other colonial structures as it pertains to Indigenous people
  • Possess strong knowledge of both historic and current child welfare services Laws, Acts, policies, procedures, and practice, and how this has impacted Indigenous people
  • Assist in the creation, development, and delivery of initial and ongoing training and orientation for new staff
  • Assist in the development of quality, plain-language reports, engagement tools, information packages, and presentations
  • Assist, contribute and participate in meetings as requested
  • Develop and maintain ongoing networking and collaboration with external organizations
  • Actively support and participate in various community initiatives/strategies to coordinate and improve service
  • Willing to participate in other professional development activities as required
  • Always maintain strict confidentiality as it relates to personal client information
  • Other activities as deemed necessary


  • Post-secondary qualifications in related field, with 2 or more years’ experience in program development and implementation
  • Experience working in the child welfare field or similar knowledge and experience
  • Current Criminal Record/Vulnerable Person Sector Check, Child Abuse/Adult Abuse Registry Check
  • Knowledge and experience with existing child and family services legislation as it pertains to Indigenous child welfare
  • Knowledge, sensitivity, and awareness of the history, cultural, and unique needs of the Indigenous population
  • Experience working in a First Nations community
  • Ability to establish effective working relationship with employees, management and both internal and external clients
  • Ability to work both independently as well as act as an effective team member
  • Have strong oral and written communication skills to respond to issues and prepare reports Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office programs
  • Ability to speak Cree would be an asset
  • Ability to work independently and in team settings
  • Ability to work on tight deadlines
  • Ability to travel
  • Valid Manitoba Driver’s License

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