Program Coordinator


Position: Program Coordinator Position Status: Full-Time – Permanent Schedule: 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
Reporting to: Education Director Salary Range: 30.00 – 40.00 per hour

Purpose of the Position: The Neskonlith Education Program Coordinator is responsible for implementing, recruitment and employment support for the Neskonlith Band post-secondary programs, on behalf of the Education Department.


Provides for effective support services.

Provides resources for employment when needed;
Ensures student recruitment provided for Neskonlith members;
Helping students improve confidence and self-esteem by listening to them and devising appropriate strategies to support them;
Ensure any employment matters are handled in a timely manner and reported as per the personnel policy.

Provides effective planning and management.

Ensures an effective planning and schedule of days is developed;
Ensures a resource list is available to access for program support;
Performs general administrative duties that may be required related to support funding for program participants (screening, interview set up and submitting qualifying applicants for necessary interviews) and submitting a list to the Education Director.

Maintain effective administrative procedures:

Identifies program services and files;
Organizing, maintaining files on each program participant under the direction of the Education Director;
Identifies community need through an assessment process for future training services;
Ensures any reports, grants or proposals are assessed and/or reviewed through the Education Director;
Ensures responsible, authorized access and control over client files/information;
Provides recommendations for, and assist as requested, in all areas of the Education Team;
Working with the local College/Universities to ensure all program support is being met for students within the Neskonlith Education Department.


Attends meetings as required;
Ensures open and ongoing communications with Neskonlith Education Center, Neskonlith Education Department and Administration;
Keeps the Education Director informed of sensitive and important issues and events affecting the operation of the programs;
Performs all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the policies, standards and procedures, and as directed by the Director of Education;
Works as a team member with other employees and committee members;

Perform other duties as needed to further your position with the education team and within the limitations of the education department.

Education and Experience:

Minimum First Year Post Secondary Education and/or experience in academic counselling;
Experience with employment resources and counselling;
Experience with Tutoring academic support; First Nations relations;
Equivalent combination of education, training and supervisory experience.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Knowledge of:

Current social issues that affect First Nations people and communities;
Human relation services to access;
Neskonlith community, culture and Secwepemc values

Skills and Abilities

Excellent interpersonal, listening and problem solving skills;
Excellent communication skills;
Ability to work effectively with students & other stakeholders;
Strong computer skills;
Ability to conduct research and manage statistics.

Personal Attributes

Acceptable and current RCMP Criminal Record Check (original);
Have and maintain a valid BC driver’s licence as a condition of employment and have access to a reliable vehicle;
Travel as required;
Demonstrated practice of confidentiality.

Authorized by: Ken MacGillivray Dated: April 30, 2024
Education Director