The Special Projects Officer works closely with the CNYC Board of Directors (BOD), Cree Nation Government’s Youth Program employees and the Chairperson(s) of the CNYC. The incumbent is responsible to develop, coordinate, implement and assess activities, special projects, programs, services, training activities and provide direct support to the Cree Nation Youth Council and its initiatives.
Coordinate CNYC events, projects and programs.
Develop budgets (resources needed to achieve project goals) for all approved projects.
Responsible for the planning and project execution, as delegated by the CNYC BOD, Chairperson(s) and of the Coordinator of the Social and Culture Development.
Establish project plans, reporting and follow-up mechanisms.
Organize and facilitate the project meetings, prepare agenda and minutes.
Ensure that all projects are within budget allocation and that proper spending authorization are respected and adhered including solving issues and discrepancies with the budgets and on time.
Ensure project strategies are streamlined to maximize available resources.
Maintain proper project documentation and ensure project follows schedules.
Establish, with project team, procedures and guidelines to be more efficient and organized.
Establish accountability and appropriate post-project debriefs with CNYC.
Develop appropriate evaluation methods and data collection instruments for each initiative.
Provide regularly and accurately progressive reports as well as final reports on designated projects and activities to the CNYC and Chairperson(s).
Ensure effective coordination, and presentation of training and development programs.
Interaction/ Communication Responsibilities
Work in collaboration with CNYC, chairperson(s), Board of Directors, and other entities/organizations.
Establish collaborative relationships with the Cree Nation Government’s Cultural and Social Development and Finance Departments; more specifically for reporting.
Establish relations with regional organizations; liaise with all departments and outside organizations regarding current and future projects.
Participate in the meetings of the CNYC and prepare applicable documentation.
Work in collaboration with the CHRD in order to access and implement applicable and adequate training programs.