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Youth Employment Coordinator

Surrey, BC
Full Time
4 days ago

TERM FULL-TIME POSITION (37.5 hours per week) for 12 months
LOCATION: Provincial Office – Station Tower  (13401 – 108th Avenue, Surrey)
CLOSES: Posting will remain open until filled and will close without notice


Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) develops and enhances opportunities for our Métis communities by implementing culturally relevant social and economic programs and services. Through teamwork, respect, dedication, accountability, integrity, and professionalism, MNBC strives to build a proud, self-governing, sustainable Nation in recognition of inherent rights for our Métis citizens, assisting in the delivery of services based on policy, process, and specified regulations.


We are seeking a highly motivated, team-orientated individual to join our Ministry of Youth team as a Youth Employment Coordinator.

Reporting to the Manager of the Ministry of Youth, the primary objective of the role is to support the employment and educations needs of Métis youth in BC, aged 15 to 30 years old. The role will connect youth to resources that will assist them in meeting their employment and educational needs, while addressing the diverse needs of the youth citizens. This position will also support securing internships, co-op placements and work experience opportunities within all MNBC departments and Ministries.



  • Liaise with MNBC’s Employment & Skills Training team on the Indigenous Skills and Employment Training, Post Secondary Education Supports, and the SITÉM Skills Training programs.
  • Support and mentor youth in completing applications for funding
  • Develop and coordinate training and workshop opportunities for youth, such as campus tours/experiences, Métis youth group employment training strategies, and industry training opportunities
  • Develop, engage, and support a partnership with various employment services, school districts, and education institutions
  • Host and facilitate ongoing virtual or in-person youth gatherings to share information, create best practices, and celebrate successes of youth
  • Connect youth with appropriate community resources that will assist in enhancing their employability and their educational needs
  • Organize and facilitate job search and program workshops, including developing schedules and coordinating guest speakers from education institutions, elders, and community leaders.
  • Research and secure co-op and practicum placements and work experience opportunities within MNBC departments and ministries
  • Develop funding proposals to increase current funding to support diverse projects and programs that address youth and community needs
  • Maintain regular monitoring and budgeting of third-party funding in an organized manner and make budget recommendations to Senior Director
  • Create reports for MNBC leadership team and complete all reporting for funders as required




  • Post-secondary diploma or degree in Career Development, Event Planning, Communications, Business Management, Public or Community Relations, Volunteer Management, or related field
  • Two (2) years’ recent, related experience in employment coaching or program coordination
  • Combination of relevant experience, education, and training will be considered
  • Knowledge and/or awareness of the historical and contemporary contributions made by Métis people in B.C.
  • Ability to plan, organize, implement, and facilitate training and education sessions
  • The ability to collaborate with Métis youth and citizens to build positive and mutually beneficial relationships
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to lead, problem solve, and utilize team-building skills
  • Proven ability to utilize strong interpersonal skills to deal with others effectively
  • Proven ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and work with minimal supervision
  • Proven ability to utilize, adapt and embrace new technologies, including Word, Excel and other database/software required by the role


  • Other duties may be assigned as needed to help ensure the efficient operation of MNBC
  • There will be a need to attend meetings and events which may require work and travel outside of the normal business hours
  • Ability to provide a satisfactory Criminal Record Check
  • Valid BC Class 5 Driver’s license and access to reliable personal vehicle for work purposes


The above requirements are what MNBC is seeking in the ideal incumbent at the time of posting and are subject to change based on needs.

Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants who self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nation, Métis or Inuit). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.


Using Youth Program Coordinator in the subject line of your email, please send your resume and cover letter to:

Brittney Bertrand
Manager, Ministry of Youth
Métis Nation British Columbia

MNBC is committed to promoting the health, safety, and well-being of all staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. The safety of our employees and Chartered Communities is paramount, and vaccination against COVID-19 is a key public measure to reduce the spread and severity of the virus and its variants. As such, we have recently announced all employees, vendors, and visitors are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to come to MNBC offices. Effective November 15, 2021: full vaccination against COVID-19 is required to be eligible for employment at Métis Nation BC. All individuals must provide Proof of Vaccination, to be verified by Human Resources, as a mandatory condition of their employment.

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