BCAAFC Job Posting: Conference Assistant

November 1, 2016

Term Position to March 31, 2017 / 35hr work week / based in Victoria, BC

Background

The British Columbia Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres is hosting the 15th annual Gathering Our Voices (GOV) Aboriginal Youth Conference. In 2017, the conference will be held in Kelowna from March 21-24, 2017 with more than 1000 Indigenous youth from across BC and Canada in attendance. The event has multiple streams of activities and information for Indigenous youth including workshops, a career and education fair, health and environment challenges, cultural activities and entertainment.

  • Key Duties and Responsibilities
  • Primary support person to Lead Conference Coordinator
  • Youth Dance Party coordination including entertainment and security
  • Talent Showcase coordination including selection process, participant logistics, and workshop and dress rehearsal support
  • Honour an Indigenous Youth Awards coordination
  • Development and distribution of conference materials
  • Conference communications including content development for social media

Knowledge and Abilities

  • Strong communications and interpersonal skills
  • Strong time management, decision making and problem solving skills
  • The ability to work well in a team setting
  • The ability to work both under a supervisor or without supervision on assigned projects
  • A high energy level with a determined and productive attitude
  • Adaptable and flexible within a wide variety of situations

Qualifications

  • Experience in event coordination
  • Experience working on youth related projects and/or in a youth setting
  • Experience working with Indigenous communities and organizations
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and excellent typing proficiency
  • Excellent writing skills with high attention to detail

Please send cover letter, resume and three references by Monday, November 14, 2016 at 4:00pm PST to:

Tanya Clarmont, Senior Contract Manager, Ext. 216 Email: tclarmont@bcaafc.com

Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Indigenous Ancestry