JOB OPPORTUNITY – UNION OF BC INDIAN CHIEFS
Full-Time Technical Manager
Vancouver Office with Partial Remote Work Possible
The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) is seeking a permanent, full-time Technical Manager, to support the work of our organization and assist in carrying out the mandates as directed by UBCIC’s member Nations by managing the organization’s technology systems, supports and services. Reporting to the Administrative Director, the successful candidate will work with UBCIC’s third-party tech provider to ensure UBCIC overarching technical systems and processes are up-to-date, effective, and efficient, as well as working with staff at the user level.
About the UBCIC
The UBCIC is a not-for-profit organization representing and taking direction from over 100 Indigenous Nations in BC. Our aim is to protect and advance the political and territorial rights of Indigenous people in BC. We support Indigenous Peoples at regional, national, and international forums. The UBCIC’s mandate is to work towards the implementation, exercise, and recognition of our inherent Title, Rights, and Treaty Rights, and to protect our lands, waters, and resources through the exercise and implementation of our own laws and jurisdiction. The UBCIC strengthens Indigenous Nations to assert and implement their Aboriginal Title, Rights, Treaty Rights, and Right of Self-Determination as Peoples. The UBCIC upholds the principles and standards articulated in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples for the establishment and maintenance of a universal framework of minimum standards for the survival, dignity, well-being, and rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Major Duties and responsibilities include:
- Reporting to and working closely with the UBCIC Executive Director
- Leading technology strategy for UBCIC
- Coordinating technology work and projects with various departments in UBCIC
- Project managing technology projects and work
- Being the main point of contact with the external IT vendor
- Organizing and leading monthly technology meetings with the UBCIC technology committee
- Organizing and leading monthly technology strategy meetings with the external vendor
- Providing regular reports on technology projects and progress
- Managing communications necessary to execute technology projects with all stakeholders and users
- Communicating with and responding to users as needed
- Setting up and managing technology support infrastructures including wikis, technical issue reporting systems, and guides/manuals for users
- Minimum of 2-5 years of experience working in technology support
- Experience with building technology strategy plans
- Knowledgeable about privacy and data governance
- 3+ years of project management experience
- An interest in training, developing workshops, and support/learning materials
- A value of reducing barriers for knowledge sharing
- The ability to provide front-line technical support as needed while also reaching out to the IT vendor service for escalated issues
The Successful Candidate will:
- Be knowledgeable about and support the mandate, mission, and work of UBCIC
- Be interested in working collaboratively with staff across the organization and being part of a larger team
- Be passionate about helping people with technology
- Be an excellent problem solver with a love for finding solutions
- Be technically-savvy
- Be a patient and clear communicator
- Be a self-starter
- Be a leader with the ability to drive projects forward
- Be organized
- Be flexible, adaptable, and open to change as the organization and its needs grow
- Be relationship driven in your approach for how you work
- Be a “planner” with an understanding of the importance of communication strategy for technical change management
What We Offer:
Hours: 35 hours/week
Start Date: Monday April 3rd, 2023
Benefits: Competitive package
Vacation: 2 weeks paid vacation time per year to start, plus 2 weeks of paid time-off over the winter holidays in December.
Other Leave: 5 paid days per calendar year for Cultural Leave. 15 paid sick leave days per calendar year.
Work Format: Partial remote work option, as agreed upon with the Administrative Director
Training: Professional development, training, and learning opportunities for career, cultural, and skills growth
Please send a cover letter, resume, and references to the attention of the Policy Director. If sending by email, please send to [email protected]. We thank all candidates for their interest and regret that only those candidates who are shortlisted for interviews will be contacted. Applications will be accepted until February 26th at midnight.
The Union of BC Indian Chiefs hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply. However, qualified Indigenous applicants will be given priority.