Role: Program Coordinator
Full-Time Permanent

Indigenous Screen Office
The Indigenous Screen Office (ISO) is an independent national advocacy and funding organization serving First Nations, Inuit and Métis creators of screen content in Canada. The ISO’s mandate is to foster and support narrative sovereignty and cultural revitalization by increasing Indigenous storytelling on screens and promoting Indigenous values and participation across the sector.

The ISO is a growing organization with an Indigenous team currently located in Ontario, Quebec, BC and Manitoba. ISO operates as a virtual office and applicants for this role can be based anywhere in Canada.  ISO offers competitive salary and vacation time, a comprehensive health benefits plan and a pension program for employees.

Title and Responsibilities
The Program Coordinator is responsible for coordinating administrative processes and communications for ISO funding programs. The Program Coordinator will report to the Director of Funding Programs. As outreach and Program Coordinator, you will perform duties and responsibilities as outlined in the job description.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support program design process, draft and revise program guidelines and copy edit materials for website, applicant portal and announcements;
  • Support program policy development, communication briefs and written materials;
  • Suggest improvements or areas of development for ISO programs, processes and policy;
  • Manage the applicant portal;
  • Respond to inquiries from applicants;
  • Coordinate applications and review eligibility criteria in preparation for jury process;
  • Communicate with jury on invitations, scheduling, assessment materials, required documents and assessment process;
  • Coordinate payments for jury members;
  • Minute taking in assessment meetings, coordinate assessment spreadsheets to facilitate decision-making;
  • Send out notifications and manage paperwork and payment processes for grants;
  • Track final reporting and eligibility of applicants of ISO grants;
  • Disseminate information to the public about ISO funding programs, eligibility, grant writing, processes and policies.
  • Work closely with the Director of Funding Programs in the development and implementation of internal processes
  • Support the ongoing communications strategy of the funding team;
  • Support administration for strategic initiatives.

Skills and Experience

  • Post-secondary education in a related field or a combination of comparable skills and experience.
  • Experience in a cultural and/or not-for-profit sector;
  • Minimum 1 year in a similar role supporting funding/grant programs;
  • Experience working with Indigenous communities or an in-depth knowledge of Indigenous governance, administration and policy issues through lived or learned experience.
  • Being bilingual in English and French is an asset

Knowledge & Skills requirements

  • Demonstrated commitment to and understanding of the mission and values of ISO;
  • 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;
  • Previous experience working with databases;
  • Research, project management and problem solving skills;
  • Analytical, critical and strategic thinking skills;
  • Proven ability to exercise diplomacy and good judgment;
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship management skills with the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with diverse cultural groups and artists;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality;
  • Exemplary attention to detail with excellent planning, organizational and time management skills;
  • Ability to how commitment 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;
  • Fluency in French is considered an asset;
  • Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends as required.

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/or policy issues through lived or learned experience
  • A CV/resumé

No phone calls, please.

Applicants with disabilities who are qualified and selected for an interview will be accommodated upon request.

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.

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