Director of Michif Language

Closing Date: December 14, 2023 11:59 PM

November 30, 2023
Posting #23-00-008

The Manitoba Métis Federation (MMF) is the National Government of the Red River Métis - also known as the Manitoba Métis. The Red River Métis are Canada's Negotiating Partners in Confederation and the Founders of the Province of Manitoba.

The MMF seeks to fill one full-time Director of Michif Language position located in Winnipeg, MB. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, and under the leadership of the Minister of French and Michif Language Protection, the Director of Michif Language creates, plans, directs, and oversees the Michif Language Unit to ensure that established goals and objectives are accomplished in accordance with prescribed priorities, budgetary guidelines, and work plan activities.

Job Duties/Competencies:

  • Development and implementation of a Michif Language Unit including programs and services intended to achieve the strategic plans and priorities set by the Cabinet;
  • Overall administrative, financial and program management of the Unit, including budget creation and direct supervision of administrative staff;
  • Provide the Chief Operating Officer and the Minister with regular reports and updates on operations, partnership negotiations, compliance to contracts and finances for the Michif Language programs and services;
  • Collaborate and partner with other departments, affiliates, MMF Regions, educational institutions and external stakeholders;
  • Liaise with provincial and federal government officials; and,
  • Manage and implement Canadian Heritage Funding Agreement, and other funding agreements as negotiated.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Linguistics, Social Sciences, Business Administration, or a related field of study;
  • Previous experience in a leadership role with emphasis on current management and human resource practices, communications, research, and program development;
  • Demonstrated organizational, financial, and administrative management skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise staff;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, in addition, experience with presentations;
  • Proficient in proposal preparation;
  • Knowledge of Red River Métis culture, MMF programs and services is a definite asset; and,
  • Ability to travel, valid Manitoba Driver's license with access to a reliable vehicle.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package including; health, dental, vision, pension, and vacation. Access to an on-site fitness facility as well as an in-house restaurant is available.

Please submit your resume and cover letter, referencing the job posting number by Thursday, December 14, 2023.

The MMF requires a satisfactory criminal record check prior to commencement of employment. The MMF will accept existing criminal record checks if dated within 3 months of your start date. Obtaining this document is not a guarantee of employment.

Preference will be given to qualified Métis applicants and they are encouraged to self-identify on their cover letter. The MMF encourages internal applicants to apply for career opportunities within our Government, and all internal applications are kept confidential.

MMF Human Resources Department
300-150 Henry Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0J7
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