Community Navigator Position



Calling All Parents:

Would you like a part-time job that takes place during school hours? 

Calling All Retirees:

Are you a retired administrator who is ready for a new challenge?

Calling All Canadians:

Would you like to play a part in our country’s reconciliation and help us create a better future for our citizens?

Everyone is welcome to apply, although preference will be given to registered Métis citizens. 

The Columbia Valley Métis Association, with about 150 citizens, is seeking a Community Coordinator to work from 9 to 2:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday for a total of twenty hours per week, at our office located in the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce building.

A flexible eight-ten hours per month outside your office workday is also required for one monthly board meeting; and occasional family-friendly evening or weekend events.

Essential Duties:

Office Administration: You will organize our office, answer correspondence, record expenses, assist with membership applications, and prepare monthly meeting agendas.

Citizen Assistance: You will be the main point of contact with our membership, relaying information to all citizens regarding education, rent subsidies, health care, and other supports available, both locally and provincially.

Event Management: In accordance with our Vision Statement, you will work with our Board and volunteers to organize four to six events annually to promote Métis culture and education (e.g. workshops, entertainment, gatherings).

Communications and Marketing: You will produce a regular electronic newsletter, post several times weekly on social media, and keep our website updated.

Community Relationships: You will build partnerships with other community organizations and government bodies (e.g. Bands, schools, environmental groups), through co-sponsoring events and sharing resources to raise our association’s profile in the community.

Essential Skills:

·       You are an organized, efficient employee who can work independently.

·       Your knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, MailChimp, QuickBooks, videoconferencing, and other digital applications are preferred, but we will train the right person.

·       Since communicating with our citizens is essential, you will respect their needs and develop trusting relationships with them. You have a high standard of ethics, and an ability to maintain confidentiality.

·       An understanding and appreciation of Métis history is an asset. 

Essential Requirements:

·      Criminal Record Check.

·      Valid Class 5 driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle. 

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The Columbia Valley Métis Association is governed by an elected five-member Board of Directors, who will provide you with guidance and support.

The salary is $22 per hour to start, increased to $25 an hour after three months of probation. An additional benefit is paid training. The potential exists to increase your hours in future if mutually agreeable.

To apply, please submit your resume including references to