Dakota Ojibway Tribal Council - Portage la Prairie, MB (30+ days ago)

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CLOSING DATE: SEPTEMBER 27, 2019 @ 4:30 P.M.


Applications MUST include: Cover letter, resume and two (2) letters of reference (one from recent employer).

DOTC is seeking a dynamic individual who wants to make an impact and improve quality of life for First Nations citizens through the development of On-Reserve planning solutions and policy development. Under the general supervision of the Chief Executive Officer, the On-Reserve Planning & Policy Coordinator will be responsible for engaging with DOTC member communities, developing housing projects, and assisting on-reserve housing personnel with capacity development opportunities.


  • Engage, identify, organize, and create community/land-use/housing plans for member First Nations of DOTC.
  • Assist communities in the collection and usage of data related to housing management and maintenance issues.
  • Support communities with various processes and information for best practices in such areas as contractors, inspections, project management, etc.
  • Assist in the development of On-Reserve housing initiatives, policies and procedures for local housing authorities and departments that will increase governance and build capacity.
  • Develop policy initiatives in the housing area that will increase the asset base and address issues such as housing backlog, maintenance and health conditions.
  • Meet with community leaders and staff to support their housing plans within their respective communities.
  • Remain current in legislation, policy changes, private sector developments and changes at the community level that have an impact on member First Nations of DOTC.
  • Build and maintain relationships with communities, funding agencies and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Assist in writing proposals for grants and program funding where appropriate to improve operations and services.
  • Ability to understand blueprints, engineering drawings and technical documents.


  • Post-secondary education in planning, public administration, housing management, community development, or a closely related field; will consider equivalent training/experience.
  • Minimum two years experience working with First Nations communities and/or Tribal Council, government department and/or public sector organization.
  • Knowledge of culture, traditions, protocols, attitudes and social-economic conditions of First Nations communities.
  • Excellent written communication and working knowledge of fiscal management.
  • Strong interpersonal, communications, training, and facilitation skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, be flexible, and perform work under time pressure.
  • Ability to travel to our member First Nation communities and to other meeting locations as required.


  • Valid Manitoba Driver’s Licence.
  • Access to a reliable vehicle.

Job Type: Full-time