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CAREER OPPORTUNITY – AHSABC Director of Programming

Deadline to apply is 4:00 PM, Monday, June 28, 2021

The AHSABC Director of Programming provides organizational expertise and technical skills to support the AHSABC Provincial office direct services to AHS communities. The Director of Programming participates in growing and implementing innovative and strategic initiatives to support all AHSABC members, including growing and implementing innovative and strategic initiatives to support all AHSABC members, including Aboriginal Head Start programs and partners in BC and nationally. The AHSABC Director of Programming is essential for keeping our AHSABC team current and responsive to the growth and advancement of Aboriginal

Head Start and Early Childhood Education and Care services and profession in BC. Together our AHSABC Team supports and promotes the benefits of the AHS program, resources, and goals in the Indigenous Early Childhood field across Canada. We Invite you to join our team to help our Association to be the best it can be for our children, families, and staff.

To learn about Aboriginal Head Start and our organization, visit


1. To support administrative leadership functions of the organization.

2. To work closely with the Executive Director providing leadership and big picture oversight of AHSABC activities and programming.

3. To support provincial and national AHS program initiatives.

4. Provide expertise and leadership in proposal writing and planning of innovative initiatives that reflect the needs, interests, and vision of AHS provincially and nationally.

5. Ability to manage multiple projects and deliverables with awareness of budgeting considerations.

6. Participate in and lead team meetings, via teleconference or zoom, in-person events, and professional development and cultural presentations.

7. Promote connectivity with the AHSABC Team who all work remotely using MS365 Teams platform.

8. Work in collaboration with Team to develop communication systems that support a growing organization.

9. Coordinate, develop and execute plans and strategies to enhance awareness of AHS and the ECE profession.

10. Promote AHS Initiatives and best practices through; sharing stories, writing articles, posting blogs, facilitation of training events and social media sources.

11. Advocate for high quality early childhood education, Aboriginal Head Start services that reflect the AHS Principles and Guidelines and the BC Early Learning Framework.


• Education, knowledge, and expertise in Early Childhood Education.

• Experience, knowledge, and enthusiasm for Aboriginal Head Start.

• Experience working as a frontline Early Childhood Educator / AHS Educator a preference.

• Knowledge, experience, and awareness of diverse Indigenous cultures.

• Professional administrative and organizational skills.

• Project management skills including budgets and reporting.

• Professional written and oral communication skills.

• Technical expertise with communications software, online meeting platforms, and social media tools.

• Experience with latest office productivity tools and task management systems.

• Excellent documentation, time/priority management and organizational skills.

• Ability to work independently, to analyze a situation, and to develop an approach and plan of action.

• Creativity and innovation in developing and inspiring promotional strategies and resources.

• Experience working with Elders is valued.

Working Environment

• Works independently and remotely from home office. Requires use of desktop computer, specialized software, and peripherals (Office equipment provided by AHSABC).

• Interacts with main office and AHSABC Team members regularly via virtual meetings, telephone and email and attends in-person meetings/events as required.

• Travel may be required. Ability to attend training events, gatherings, and celebrations across BC and Canada.

• Salary negotiable based on education and experience.

• Employment includes health benefits, retirement plan and home office use compensation.

• Full time, permanent position based on 35 hours per week.

• Schedule is somewhat flexible, requiring 75% of hours to be worked between 8AM and 4PM Monday to Friday. Some weekend and evening hours may be required to support training and event schedules.

• Must be a resident of British Columbia.

To apply:

Submit a detailed cover letter, complete resume, and two references via e-mail to:

Joan Gignac, Executive Director, Aboriginal Head Start Association of BC


Deadline to apply is Monday, June 28th, 2021 at 4 PM.

Virtual interviews are scheduled for the week of July 5th – 9th, 2021.

NOTE: In accordance with Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code and Section 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, preference will be given to qualified candidates of Aboriginal ancestry.



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