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Community Justice Manager

BACKGROUND:

SCO is a growing and dynamic regional Indigenous organization that represents 34 Anishinaabe and Dakota Nations and more than 81,000 citizens in southern Manitoba. SCO was established 23 years ago by the Chiefs as an independent organization to protect, preserve, promote, and enhance First Nation peoples’ inherent rights, languages, customs, and traditions through the application and implementation of the spirit and intent of the Treaty-making process.

SCO strives to support justice through traditional systems of governance and law. SCO’s First Nation Justice Strategy mandate is to reduce the overrepresentation of First Nation citizens within the Canadian criminal justice system and provide our community members with alternative measures for care that revolve around accountability and personal growth, rather than the punitive measure of the colonial state.

SCO is seeking an experienced, conscientious, and highly motivated individual to oversee and guide the SCO Justice Team in carrying out SCO’s mandate. Reporting to the Director of Justice, the Community Justice Manager (CJM) will implement the objectives of the mandate by managing the Community Justice Workers (CJWs) and Indigenous Court Workers (ICWs).

SCO provides competitive compensation and an excellent pension and benefits, as well as a positive work environment.

KEY RESPONSIBLITIES:

  • Supervising and coordinating activities, training, and reporting requirements of the CJWs and ICWs in collaboration with their assigned First Nations and provincial circuit court locations.
  • Participate and have active involvement in the administration and advocacy in areas of policing, public complaints, community justice services, youth gang prevention, restorative justice practices, mediation, and policy development.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS:

  • An undergraduate degree consisting of studies in the area of criminal law or justice or an equivalent combination of experience and education in the justice field.
  • Experience working in the area of probation services, community-based justice programs, court services and public administration.
  • Experience in research and analysis.
  • Experience in project management along with developing and implementing a strategic plan and achieving program vision and goals.
  • Experience in leading and supporting employees in their roles to ensure individual and team success.
  • Experience in providing culturally appropriate advocacy, education and awareness concerning ongoing and emerging justice issues and concerns.
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships and networks with SCO-member First Nations, Indigenous organizations and provincial, federal governments and other stakeholders.
  • Experience in negotiating and communicating with senior level government officials and management.
  • Knowledge of federal, provincial, and local laws relating to criminal justice.
  • Knowledge of overall issues and concerns affecting First Nations peoples, including Indigenous/policing issues.
  • Ability to speak Dakota or Anishinaabemowin language an asset.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook).
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check.
  • Clear Child and Adult Abuse Registry Check.
  • Must have a valid Manitoba Driver’s License and reliable vehicle as travel will be required.
  • All successful candidates must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
  • If the candidate is a member of a registered profession, candidate must be a member in good standing of their regulatory body.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATION IS: Wednesday, August 10, 2022, at 4:30 PM CST

Please submit cover letter, resume, and three work related references to:

Human Resources
Southern Chiefs’ Organization
1572 Dublin Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0L4
Fax: (204) 946-1869 | [email protected]

*Please note resumes without a cover letter will not be considered complete*

Preference will be given to qualified First Nation candidates

Please self-identify as First Nations in your cover letter

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected will be contacted for further consideration.

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