Manager – Creating Safe Environments
City : CAN - BC - Province
Category : Legal-Risk Reduction and Resilience
Industry : Civil and Social Organizations
Employer : Canadian Red Cross
Title: Manager, Creating Safe Environments
Employee Working Location: Remote/Virtual (BC)
Employment status: Temporary Full Time - 12 months, with the possibility of extension
Salary band: $62,214 - $77,768 / year
The Canadian Red Cross (CRC) – one of the most inspirational not-for-profit organizations on this planet and an awardee on the Forbes list of Canada’s Best Employers 2022 - is seeking a Manager, Creating Safe Environments to join our team.
We are guided by our Fundamental Principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity, and universality. We help people and communities in Canada and around the world in times of need and support them in strengthening their resilience.
Starting with the hiring process, we are committed to having an accessible, diverse, inclusive, and barrier-free work environment where everyone can reach their full potential. We encourage all qualified persons who share our values and want to contribute to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace to apply.
The incumbent has specific accountability to support an Indigenous focused recovery program. The Creating Safe Environments (CSE) approach focuses on addressing risks related to disasters, violence and health through strengthening community based and led actions that promote resilience and self determination for Indigenous people. The CSE approach recognizes the unique and dynamic nature of each community.
In this role, you will:
- Contribute to CSE Recovery program design including program scope, objectives, standards, goals and deliverables.
- Manage the planning, budget and reporting requirements for the CSE Recovery program, in close working collaboration with the National Grants Team and the BC IP Senior Manager.
- Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones.
- Work with others to determine the frequency and content of internal reporting and leads on completing reporting requirements.
- Provide technical support and guidance for personnel in implementing services reflecting adherence to the guiding principles of the CRC Indigenous Peoples Framework.
- Work closely with the Senior Manager to support government and external relations on matters relevant to CSE Recovery programming.
- In collaboration with the larger recovery team, ensure that there is strategic and equitable access to CRC services and programs.
- Ensure cultural safety guides the approach to our work and the design of programs.
- Attend appropriate coordination and planning tables at regional levels and, when appropriate, provincial tables.
- In close collaboration with the BC leadership and teams, ensure that the Red Cross is appropriately represented at key meetings and events where Indigenous communities are present.
- Develop and/or maintain strong working relationships with, but not limited to: Indigenous community leadership structures, community serving organizations, local municipalities connected with the Indigenous Flood and Fires impacted populations, relevant Friendship Centres and other Indigenous led organizations, and key community contacts from impacted areas.
- Monitor and support delivery (including delegation of tasks and responsibilities) of the field team's implementation of CRC activities.
- Collaborate with national and geographic leadership to evaluate the quality of service delivery and make recommendations to adjust plans to optimize results that benefit partnering communities.
- Train and mentor staff and volunteers in implementing the community engagement toolkit, as well as providing subject matter expertise in the areas of risk reduction, violence prevention and injury prevention.
What we are looking for:
- The minimum qualifications for this job are a university degree, and six to ten years of directly related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience including working with Indigenous communities.
- The ideal candidate has lived and/or has professional experience with First Nations, Inuit and/or Métis Nations or communities.
- Active in broader Indigenous networks and has an enduring commitment to sharing and advancing knowledge derived through Indigenous knowledge systems including balancing Western and Indigenous world views.
- The official languages recognized within the Canadian Red Cross are English and French; however demonstrated skills and ability to communicate in one or multiple Indigenous language(s) or ability to communicate and adapt within Indigenous protocols is highly desirable.
- Experience in building volunteer, community, and government partnerships with specific reference to working with Indigenous communities.
- Proven program, facility, human resource (volunteers and staff), and financial management experience in a complex environment essential.
- Expertise in Indigenous programming is required.
- Experience in working with a diverse population and an understanding of cultural issues.
- Strong facilitator including virtual modalities.
- Team leadership.
- Travel will be required based on the needs through BC region.
- May be required to work non-traditional hours, be on-call and respond to emergency / disaster related requests
- Eligibility to work in Canada: At this time, we welcome applications from candidates eligible to work in Canada. If you are not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, we encourage you to carefully review your visa to find out whether you are eligible to work in the job you are considering applying for. Refer to our FAQ for more information.
- If you are selected for this role, you will be required to complete a successful pre-employment screening process which includes a satisfactory Enhanced Police Information Check (E-PIC).
- At this time, the CRC has temporarily suspended our Covid-19 vaccination policy and does not require but continues to strongly encourage full vaccination of all our personnel.
Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible - those who apply after the selection process has started may be held for a second review if needed OR reviewed for alternative roles. We appreciate the time and effort it takes to apply and thank you in advance.
If you require accommodation measures during any phase of the hiring process, please notify us as soon as possible. All information received in relation to accommodation requests will be kept confidential.