Program Coordinator

Website NIȽTU,O Child and Family Services Society

NIȽTU,O Child and Family Services Society supports commitments of Indigenous families in self-determination and decision- making processes over their own families and children. Our staff are committed to ensuring the safety of children, strengthening family relations, and enhancing the well-being of members of the South Vancouver Island First Nations communities.

NIȽTU,O provides a full health and dental benefits package, Public Service Pension Plan, and a company paid cell phone. If you are looking for an opportunity to contribute to the life of Indigenous children, come join the NIȽTU,O family! For more information about us, please visit:

NIȽTU,O Child and Family Services Society is currently looking for a full-time Coast Salish Program Coordinator (CSPC).

Please provide a cover letter with your application outlining Indigenous ancestry (if applicable).


The Coast Salish Program Coordinator (CSPC) is responsible for facilitating and promoting the development and delivery of community based prevention focused activities and programs as well as prevention focused Coast Salish Initiatives in On Reserve Communities in South Vancouver Island. CSPC’s area of expertise and practice are in program development, program/event coordination, and community liaison.

The CSPC is expected to be a lead and a facilitator for a project, IRLU, regarding child welfare law within Coast Salish legal traditions specific to the seven Member Nations NIȽTU,O serves. The CSPC ensures the community involvement and input into development plans of other Coast Salish Initiatives and Substantive Equality; and to monitor community empowerment and transfer initiatives. Providing high quality programming results in the increase in the local responsibility for program management and delivery. Providing effective programs will have a significant impact on the overall well-being of community we work with. A summary of duties include the following:

  • Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with a variety of individuals and groups including families, communities, agency staff and other collaterals.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills and ability to effectively engage On Reserve Communities and its members.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a collaborative member of a team to provide coordinated service to the family with time and goal-oriented methodologies.
  • Demonstrated ability to work from a solution-focused, strengths-based, perspective;
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve and complete multiple tasks in a fast paced environment.
  • A strong interest and experience in internal and external communications best practices.
  • Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion.



Our ideal candidate will also possess the following:

  • A Degree or Diploma with an emphasis on Social Services, or combination of education and experience.
  • Two years in a related field working with Aboriginal children and parents in a human services capacity.
  • Strong familiarly or connections with On Reserve Communities.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point, and social media platforms.
  • Ability to draft, edit, and format letters, documents, agendas, and reports.
  • Demonstrated experience and capability in developing and presenting written communication and oral presentations.
  • Knowledge and appreciation of the seven Coast Salish communities we provide services to, and the culture, language and teachings.
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to the shared context of colonization and the implications for Indigenous children, youth, families and communities;
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and effective communication skills;
  • Strong organizational and time management skills;
  • Ability to communicate professionally both orally and in writing;
  • You will require a clean Criminal Record Check.
  • Full vaccination required as per NIȽTU,O COVID-19 Policy.
  • Valid Driver’s license and a positive driving abstract. The position requires an outreach component and driving for work-related purposes and willingness to accommodate a flexible work schedule.

* Pursuant to Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to qualified applicants of Indigenous ancestry. *

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Please note that only those applicants shortlisted will be contacted. If you do not hear from us about this position, please accept our sincere appreciation for your interest in working at NIȽTU,O!


  • Open Until Filled
  • Please send in your application along with a cover letter and your resume as one document.
  • Please include “self-identified” if you are voluntarily self identify as Indigenous.


  • Extended Health and Dental care
  • Employee assistance program
  • Public Service Pension Plan
  • Paid time off
  • On-site parking

Salary: Compensation Commensurate with Experience.
Job Type: Full-time

Schedule: Monday to Friday

Application question(s):

  • Are you legally eligible to work in Canada?
  • Are you fully vaccinated for COVID-19? You are considered fully vaccinated if you have the full primary series of a COVID 19 vaccine authorized by Health Canada
  • Describe any work or lived experience you have with Indigenous populations?
  • Have you submitted a cover letter along with your application?

Licence/Certification: Driver’s license with no restrictions (preferred)

Work Location: One location

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