Indigenous Screen Office
The Indigenous Screen Office’s mission is to support and develop Indigenous screen storytellers and Indigenous stories on screens and increase representation of Indigenous peoples throughout the screen industries in Canada.
The Program Manager manages ISO funding programs, including funding for development, production, and promotion of Indigenous screen-based content across Canada. The incumbent plays an important role in supporting the Director, Funding & Grants in the development of ISO’s funding and grants initiatives in alignment with ISO’s mission to support and develop Indigenous screen storytellers through increased representation of Indigenous peoples throughout the screen industries.
- Manage the development, delivery and monitoring of the ISO funding and grants programs, and initiatives that contribute to achieving their objectives;
- Develop, implement, and maintain a coherent suite of policies, approaches and processes for funding and grants for Indigenous screen storytellers in Canada;
- Manage partnership programs associated with the delivery of funding and opportunities for Indigenous storytellers;
- Maintain equitable representation in ISO funding delivery; identify inequities or areas for additional engagement or support;
- Manage outreach initiatives; in collaboration with the communication team, maintain effective external ISO program communication initiatives;
- Develop and implement strategies, approaches and initiatives to encourage Indigenous storytellers and Indigenous screen-focused organizations to maintain a continuous dialogue and engagement with ISO;
- Manage the integrity, transparency and effectiveness of the assessment and allocation processes;
- Develop and implement targets and criteria to measure the effectiveness of funding and grants programs;
- Support the Director, Funding & Grants in the development of strategies of support/promotion relating to the Indigenous screen storytellers and their representation throughout the screen industries.
- Ensure the ISO’s programs promote the principles of narrative sovereignty and self-determination of the Indigenous screen storytellers.
Skills and Experience
- An undergraduate degree in arts management, communications, administration or a related field or an equivalent combination of professional experience and education related to the responsibilities of the position and in Indigenous arts;
- 5+ years of experience directly related to the principal responsibilities of the position with at least 1 year in an Indigenous arts and cultural environment;
- Understanding of the Quebec funding environment and Francophone Indigenous context in Canada would be considered an asset;
- A proven track record of successfully managing funding and grants programs;
- Thorough knowledge of Federal, Provincial and Municipal arts, heritage, or cultural development policies, funding policies, data sources and practices;
- Corporate partnership experience, including corporate sponsorship, activations and corporate giving;
- Exposure to the fundraising sector and experience supporting building/growing revenue-generating campaigns and initiatives.
- Demonstrated commitment to and understanding of the mission and values of ISO;
- Knowledge of not-for-profit funding practices and governance structures;
- Thorough knowledge of the history and current state of a variety of Indigenous arts in Canada and of the trends and new developments in the arts;
- Knowledge of grant funding application and reporting policies and procedures for Federal, Provincial and Municipal grant programs;
- Ability to develop and produce concise (strong attention to detail) and complete grant applications and other proposals;
- Ability to determine grant proposal and concepts by identifying and clarifying opportunities and needs project objectives, project outcomes and deliverables;
- Strong donor relations skills, as well as excellent interpersonal and very strong person-to-person relationship-building skills;
- Excellent proposal writing and proposal development skills;
- Demonstrated ability to handle multiple priorities and be self-motivated in a high pressure and demanding work environment;
- High level of business administration skills, including Microsoft Office;
- Demonstrated analytical, critical and strategic thinking skills;
- Proven ability to exercise diplomacy and good judgment;
- Exemplary attention to detail with excellent planning, organizational and time management skills;
- Ability to commit to personal growth, development, and leadership opportunities;
- Ability to take initiative to participate in a culture of learning, mentoring, and sharing;
- Ability to contribute to building and being a part of a positive culture;
- Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends as required;
- Fluency in French and English, or in an Indigenous language, would be considered an asset.
The ISO offers competitive wages, commensurate with experience, and comprehensive employee benefits.
Please submit your resume and cover letter to Niagara Street HR Consulting Inc. at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your application must include:
- A cover letter outlining the qualifications and experience you would bring to the position including your experience working with Indigenous communities or an in-depth knowledge of Indigenous governance, administration and policy issues through lived or learned experience
- A resume
No phone calls please.
Applicants will be reviewed immediately until the role is filled.
Applicants with disabilities who are qualified and selected for an interview will be accommodated upon request.
Applicants outside of Ontario are strongly encouraged to apply. This is a remote job placement.
Indigenous Screen Office wishes to thank all those that apply, however,
only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
Indigenous Screen Office is an equal-opportunity employer and offers
a comprehensive employee benefits program.