Quality Improvement Project Manager

Job Information
Anishinabek Nation-sm
Author pmnationtalk
Date May 14, 2024
Deadline May 31, 2024
Type Full Time
Company Anishinabek Nation
Salary $76,779 to $87,018 - Annual
Location Nipissing, ON
Category Manager
Client Anishinabek Nation
Contact Information

Early Learning and Child Care
Quality Improvement Project Manager

LOCATION: Nipissing First Nation Head Office

Contract Position – To March 31, 2026 with Benefits
(after successfully completing 3 months of employment)
Salary Range: $76,779 to $87,018

Reporting to and receiving direction from the Director of Labour Market Development, the Quality Improvement Project Manager will oversee the day-to-day operations and progress of the Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) Quality Improvement Project (QIP) of the Labour Market Development Department. The ELCC QIP Manager will provide leadership and administrative direction, and support the Director with the Project. The focus of the work of the ELCC Manager is rooted in child, youth, and family well-being.


  • Diploma in Early Childhood Education or related discipline, or a combination of post-secondary education in a related sector with experience in a management position;
  • Minimum five years’ experience managing staff in a dynamic setting;
  • Demonstrated understanding of the use of inquiry based research to understand community vision related to First Nation Early Childhood Education;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Anishinabek Nation community factors that impact Early Learning;
  • Knowledge of Early Learning and Child Care programs and services (both Federal and Provincial);
  • Knowledge of the 39 member First Nations Early Learning and Child Care focused programs, agencies;
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite; Outlook, Onenote, Word, Excel, Power Point; and
  • Must be willing to travel and hold a valid Ontario driver’s license and be insurable.


  • Ability to understand and speak Anishinaabemowin or willingness to learn is an asset;
  • Ability to assign tasks and to ensure successful completion of tasks and objectives;
  • Ability to work with tact and discretion; high level public relations skills and good project management skills;
  • Ability to work as a multi-disciplinary team member;
  • Excellent interpersonal, leadership and problem-solving skills;
  • Exhibit professional attitudes and behavior;
  • Ability to facilitate professional discussion;
  • Exhibits a high degree of initiative and self-direction;
  • Ability to apply good analytical, organizational and strategic skills across many situations; and
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.


  • Develop annual ELCC Quality Improvement Project Workplan with staff, and monitor the implementation of the project work plan to ensure alignment with the vision, goals and objectives of the project plan and the department;
  • Manage and oversee the ELCC QIP staff and attendance to ensure adherence to organizational policies and procedures;
  • Monitor and evaluate the development of the ELCC QIP to ensure it is culturally-based and is reflective of First Nation’s needs;
  • Work with the LMDD Director and LMDD Finance Coordinator to manage project budgets and ensure timely reporting of activities and deliverables;
  • Provide written reports to Anishinabek Nation leadership and community stakeholders on activities of the ELCC QIP;
  • Source professional development opportunities for community partners and staff to develop and maintain competencies;
  • Provide direction, mentoring and supervision of staff;
  • Contract and coordinate professionals for the provision of specific services;
  • Support healthy collaboration between staff within a multi-disciplinary team;
  • Coordinate daily schedules and activities to support efficient operations;
  • Conduct annual evaluations for direct reports; and
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Cover Letter;
  • Resume;
  • Three employment references;
  • Identify whether the applicant has been previously employed by the Anishinabek Nation (formerly Union of Ontario Indians). Note that the organization will conduct a reference check with the previous employee’s immediate supervisor;
  • Identify whether the applicant is a member of one of the 39 Anishinabek First Nations. Qualified applicants of Indigenous ancestry will be given preference in accordance with s. 16(1) of the Canadian Human Rights Act“; and
  • The Anishinabek Nation welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the hiring process.

Applications must be received no later than 4:30pm on Friday, May 31, 2024.

Applications are to be submitted to:

Human Resources Department
Fax: (705) 497-9135 | Email: human.resources@anishinabek.ca

For inquiries regarding this position, please contact:
Polly Bobiwash, Director Labour Market Development Department
Email: polly.bobiwash@anishinabek.ca

Miigwech to all applicants for their interest, however, only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted.

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