Program Manager

Closing date: August, 24, 2021

The School Maintenance Training Program (SMTP), administered by the Dakota Ojibway Tribal Council, is seeking an applicant for the position of Program Manager.

SMTP is responsible for identifying existing gaps, assessing needs as they relate to building and maintenance personnel at the community level and to help ensure that the 41 school facilities remain a healthy and safe place of learning. This program was introduced in the spring of 2007, with a mandate that includes provision of capacity building to 41 school facilities staff that are responsible for operating and maintaining the school facilities and infrastructure; monitoring and evaluating the maintenance and operations of school facilities and infrastructure.

Under the general direction of the Director of Operations, the SMTP Program Manager is responsible for ensuring that the respective education facilities have trained maintenance personnel that are capable of responding to and effectively addressing problems that may arise.

• Assess educational facilities in terms of exterior, interior, plumbing, electrical, HVAC system, maintenance staff, safety requirements
• Identify and meet with accredited training institutes/community colleges to discuss ideas, based on prior experiences, of how to proceed with training for Maintenance staff
• Identify funds and resources for required training
• Identify trainees and challenges associated with attending training
• Ensure regularly scheduled maintenance practices are being followed
• Assist with the identification of local resources (i.e. Electrician, Plumbers, etc).
• Assist with the preparation of a booklet of external resources; part suppliers, trades people, building technicians
• Review and update Maintenance Management Plan (MMP) when required. Implement MMP to maintenance personnel
• Provide Leadership and direction to all SMTP staff

QUALIFICATIONS: (including, but not limited to)
• Knowledge of First Nations culture and history
• Knowledge of DOTC programs and services
• Attention to detail and strong interpersonal skills
• Excellent organizational and time management
• Proven oral and written communication skills
• Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Knowledge of Health and Safety regulations
• Must be able to prepare and control budgets
• Approach work with a full sense of ownership, demonstrated by high productivity and minimal need for supervision
• Ability to establish priorities, work independently, and proceed with objectives without supervision
• Acceptable backgrounds check information

• Valid Manitoba Driver’s License
• Access to a reliable vehicle
• Travel extensively throughout region

Interested applicants are invited to forward a resume and cover letter, including two (2) letters of reference.

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