Employment Opportunities

Job Posting – Program Officer

Position brief

The role of Program Officer includes a variety of administrative and program management tasks. The Program Officer will support MAC service providers plan and organize programs and activities as well as carry out important operational duties. The Program Officer must be organized and detail-oriented, as well as comfortable working with diverse teams. The Program Officer will also act as the point of contact for all stakeholders regarding the programs in their portfolio, providing administrative support and managing their queries. The goal will be to facilitate the effective management of programs according to the Manitoba Association of Friendship Centre’s standards, as well as ensure that all program reporting and administrative activities run smoothly on a daily and long-term basis.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Work with MAC program & service providers in collecting and documenting both financial and narrative reporting on various programs
  • Keep updated program records and create reports or proposals
  • Assist MAC members in the evaluation of program delivery
  • Assist MAC members in the tracking of program statistics
  • Develop strategies for growth of programs
  • Support program growth and program development
  • Communicate clearly through written briefs and reports
  • Support the MAC program & service providers in the planning and coordination of programs and program activities
  • Ensure appropriate implementation of MAC & program policies and practices
  • Support program & service providers maintain program budgets and track program expenditures/transactions
  • Manage program-related communications
  • Maintain and update MAC program databases Formulate, organize and monitor inter-connected projects
  • Assist in the administration of other office functions at the direction of the MAC Executive Director
  • Help build positive relations within the team and external parties
  • Schedule and organize meetings/events and maintain a calendar


  • Knowledge of program management and development procedures
  • Knowledge of budgeting, bookkeeping and reporting
  • Tech savvy, proficient in MS Office
  • An awareness of both current and historical issues that urban Indigenous people face in society today.
  • Ability to work with diversity and multi-disciplinary teams
  • Ability to effectively manage time with minimal supervision
  • Excellent leadership and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent problem-solving ability
  • Ability to take meeting minutes
  • Thorough understanding of project management techniques and methods is considered an asset
  • Degree or Diploma in a related field is considered an asset

Applicants are required to submit a resume and cover letter before January 3, 2020. 

Preference will be given to candidates who are applying from within the Friendship Centre Movement.