Director of Prevention Programs (Full Time)


Haida Child & Family Services Society


Gaw Tlagee Old Massett Office
Box 86, 247 Eagle Rd
Gaw Tlagee Old Massett, BC V0T 1M0
Phone: 250-626-5257

HIGaagilda Skidegate Office
Box 1298, 162 2nd Avenue
HIGaagilda Skidegate, BC V0T 1S1
Phone: 250-559-8400

Position: Director of Prevention Programs

Full time, salaried wage to be discussed.

Application deadline: April 16, 2021

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Prevention Programs will provide supervision and coaching to the Prevention Team. This position is responsible for the general operation and accountability of the Prevention programs and planning at the community level. They ensure the program’s outcomes both strengthen and preserve families. The Director of Prevention Programs also provides funding support, coordination, administration and advisory services to community organizations wanting to deliver prevention programming. The Director coordinates referrals made to the family preservation program to ensure that the goals and objectives of the program are met. The Director will be directly involved in the hiring of staff and staff development. The Director is responsible for the financial management of the Prevention programs, including approval and accounting of all expenditures, as well as regular reporting responsibilities to the Executive Director and to Indigenous Services Canada.

• Knowledge of Haida culture, history and the implications of colonization for indigenous children, youth, families and communities
• Prior supervisory and management experience
• Proven ability to effectively manage budgets
• Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience
• Experience in facilitation and coaching
• Ability to provide mediation and conflict resolution to both staff and clients
• Ability to lead a team towards a shared vision
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
• Ability to develop strong working relationships
• Professional work ethic, creative, flexible with excellent problem solving skills
• Literate in Microsoft Word, Excel and other relevant software
• Ability to balance competing priorities and work under pressure
• Ability to work effectively remotely
• Ability to represent and promote Haida Child and Family Services
• Successful completion of a Criminal Records Check
• Must have a valid BC Driver’s License
• Be willing to obtain C3 delegation

Pursuant to Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to qualified applicants of Aboriginal ancestry.

Interested individuals please submit a cover letter, resume and 3 professional references by email to Jennifer Dysart at

Questions? Please call: (250) 637.1739

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