Project Coordinator – Term

Term Position *possibility of extension

The Southern Chiefs’ Organization (SCO) requires a Project Coordinator to oversee two strategic projects to March 31, 2022.  The initial projects and others may continue beyond March 31, 2022 and this position may be extended and become permanent.


SCO is a growing and dynamic regional Indigenous organization that represents 34 Anishinaabe and Dakota Nations and more than 80,500 citizens in southern Manitoba.  SCO was established 22 years ago by the Chiefs as an independent organization to protect, preserve, promote, and enhance First Nation peoples’ inherent rights, languages, customs, and traditions through the application and implementation of the spirit and intent of the Treaty-making process.

Vaccine Supersite Project including oversight of up to 20 staff:

Indigenous People often do not feel supported when accessing health care services and is one of many factors contributing to lower standards of health among Indigenous people. The Vaccination Supersite Project is an existing project initiated in May of 2021 that supports the vaccination effort by improving the vaccination experience for Indigenous people.  Through the employment of Indigenous Liaisons and Outreach Workers at the Vaccination Supersites, Indigenous people can access culturally safe support and guidance.

The Project Coordinator coordinates the oversight of up to 20 term positions (Liaisons and Outreach Workers) who are responsible for culturally safe service provision for Indigenous People at the Vaccination Supersites located throughout the province. When required, the Project Coordinator will also lead recruitment, hiring and training for any new staff.

SCO’s Indigenous Liaisons and Outreach Workers also:

  • Perform screening, registration and navigation,
  • Assist with completion of forms and answers general inquiries,
  • Refer clients who have specific medical questions to the appropriate specialist on staff,
  • Facilitate clinic flow, and
  • Refer clients to appropriate Clinic Lead for discussion of any potential contraindications to immunization.

Status Card Registry Project including oversight of 2+ staff:

SCO is providing a new service to help First Nation citizens in southern Manitoba renew or replace their status cards and assist those who are not able to easily visit their home communities.  Status cards can be necessary for First Nations citizens to be able to access benefits negotiated by our Ancestors.

As part of SCO’s new Status Card Renewal or Replacement Service, trained pathfinders support status First Nation citizens through the renewal process. The pathfinders can also:

  • review applications to ensure they are complete and that all the required documentation is attached;
  • take the applicant’s picture using the SCIS photo app and digitally sign as a guarantor as a Trusted Source;
  • provide guidance on forms of identification that demonstrate name and address;
  • ensure the applicant’s identification is verified as a copy; and
  • submit completed applications for processing.


  • support and manage staff in two program areas and when required recruit., hire and train staff
  • coordinate scheduling and track attendance
  • ensure all safety protocols are followed at vaccination sites
  • compile data for reporting purposes
  • coordinate and draft reports
  • liaise with provincial or federal staff regularly to discuss status of the projects and to track performance
  • arrange for timely payment of invoices
  • Other duties as assigned


  • A project management certificate, or post-secondary degree or diploma
  • Experience managing a team and managing projects
  • Experience working with First Nations peoples and communities
  • Team player who can work collaboratively with a variety of people within complex systems
  • Exceptional organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work productively with colleagues, supervisors, and other internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to work under pressure and to independently manage a wide range of tasks, often within short timelines and with precision
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality when developing and handling sensitive information
  • Excellent written communication skills, with the ability to write clear, concise documents and reports with a high degree of accuracy and for a variety of audiences
  • Strong verbal communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate to a variety of audiences
  • Ability to speak Anishinaabe or Dakota languages an asset
  • Proficiency in the use of computers (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook)


  • Satisfactory Criminal Record check
  • Must have a valid Manitoba Driver’s License and vehicle as travel will be required

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATION IS: 12 noon CST Friday, December 10th, 2021

SCO provides competitive compensation as well as a positive work environment.

Please submit cover letter, resume and three work related references to:
Manager of Human Resources
Southern Chiefs’ Organization
200-200 Alpine Way
Headlingley, Manitoba R4H 0B7
[email protected]

Applications without a cover letter will not be considered complete.

Preference will be given to qualified First Nation candidates, so candidates are encouraged to self identify.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected will be contacted for further consideration.

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