Indigenous Program Director

$60,000 - 65,000 / YEAR


As the Indigenous Program Director, you will provide overall leadership, vision, and strategic direction to LBN’s growing Indigenous programs and partnerships. You will work to expand LBN’s programs to rural, remote Indigenous communities across British Columbia. You will also expand LBN programs into Lower Mainland Elementary schools with a high percentage of Indigenous students. The candidate must be of Indigenous ancestry (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) for this role. We encourage all First Nations, Metis and Inuit Peoples in Canada or Indigenous Peoples of North America, to self-identify in their applications.

The successful candidate must be passionate about supporting LBN’s mission of providing free mentoring for children who need our support. The successful candidate can work effectively in constantly changing conditions while maintaining excellent performance. The successful candidate will take accountability for the maintenance and operations of our Indigenous programs — from gathering materials to getting buddies lined up, to location, to having trained mentors ready.

The ideal candidate has strong connections with Indigenous communities, Indigenous-led organizations, and Indigenous-led social change and education movements across British Columbia. An asset is a person who has direct experience working with Indigenous educators or within the education space, and established relationships with educations in Indigenous communities.

The successful candidate will report to the Executive Director and collaborate with other Staff and Committees.

Learning Buddies Network

Learning Buddies Network


Vancouver, British columbia

Hiring Bonus ~ $650 CAD

Referral Reward ~ $3,250 CAD


  • Curriculum Development – adapt our existing curriculum to incorporate Indigenous knowledge and pedagogy.
  • Outreach – relationship building with remote Indigenous communities.
  • Program Management- ensure all policies and procedures are followed.
  • Personnel Management — not limited to but including recruiting, interviewing, hiring, training, evaluating and coaching Staff and senior volunteers.
  • Program Development- provides an assessment of services offered and delivered.
  • Fund Management - maintain program expenses within the allotted budget.

Skills and Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree or – just as valuable – an equivalent combination of experience and education in Indigenous community-development, education and minimum of two years supervisory experience is an asset.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Willing and able to work daytime, evening and weekend hours as required based on program needs.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to maintain positive working relationships with families, professionals, and community members.
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve and work independently.
  • Experience with digital tools, including an ability to work with Google Workspace
  • For this position, the candidate must be of Indigenous ancestry (First Nations, Métis or Inuit). LBN is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment so we strongly encourage you to apply even if you do not believe you meet every single qualification outlined, as you may have transferable skills that would be an asset to our team.
  • Excellent communication skills, including experience preparing and delivering high-quality written reports and presentations.
  • A deep knowledge of the historical and current context for Indigenous Peoples in Canada, and a practical understanding of Indigenous community development priorities and approaches to partnerships and programs that support these priorities.
  • Must possess a current Class 5 B.C. Driver's License.

The Learning Buddies Network (LBN) is a local charity that provides free one-to-one mentoring for elementary students who need support in reading and math. We do this in partnership with schools and organizations throughout British Columbia. Recipients are teacher-identified elementary school children who struggle with basic academics (the buddies). Our buddies are usually from vulnerable populations, including low-income, newcomer, refugee, immigrant, and Indigenous families who would otherwise not get the help they need. Our goal is to empower kids through one-on-one mentoring to improve their self-esteem and view of themselves as capable learners. We recruit and train high school and university students to act as Mentors/Tutors.

    Company Awards

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    Company Benefits

    Learning Buddies Network is committed to equal opportunity and treatment for every prospective and current employee. We value diversity in the workplace and believe our work is stronger when it benefits from the experience and knowledge of a diverse team.