The General Administration’s mandate is to develop the Val-d’Or Native Friendship Centre’s growth, financial and administrative autonomy and longevity, while servicing the Val-d’Or Aboriginal community. The General Administration supports and collaborates with the Development Sectors to achieve the Center’s global mission.
• To promote the Centre’s mission and values as well as the authenticity and Aboriginal pride to the different partners that intervene at the Centre.
• To gather the different participants of the Friendship Centre in order to achieve its general mission .
• To support the Development Sectors in the achievement of their mission.
• To ensure the effective management of the different resources (material, human and financial) necessary in the accomplishment of the mission.
• To provide a pleasant and motivating work environment by training, a good maintenance of the premises, equipment, clear internal communications, etc…
• Executive Management :
Strategic and financial planning; representation.
• Administrative Secretariat :
Support for management, 3rd floor reception, translation, acquisition and management of office supplies, drafting of different administrative documents, preparation and follow-ups of the different Board of Directors and Annual General Assembly meetings.
• Human Resources :
Job descriptions and employment postings, assist Directors in the selection and hiring of personnel, employee evaluation tools, management of employee benefits (insurance, employee aid program, holidays, etc…), occupational health and safety, training.
• Accounting and Finances :
Financial management, budget forecasts, financial reports, payments and invoicing, advances, payroll.
• Information and Communications Technologies :
Management of the computer equipments, computer troubleshooting, communications (press releases, documents, address databank), preparation of the Centre’s Notebook and the Internal Journal.
• Maintenance :
Safety, maintenance and repair of the premises; arranging the different rooms.
Population in general and the employees of the Native Friendship Centre.
The operating expenses of the Friendship Centre are in part funded by the Native Friendship Centre Programs (NFCP) of Heritage Canada as well as from contributions by the different programs managed by the Centre.
The General Administration Service is growing at the same rate as the Development Sectors and as the building expands. Presently, 12 people are employed in the Administration Service and assist approximately 62 employees at the Friendship Centre (September 2005).
SCOPE OF ACTIVITIES
The General Administration offers support to the other Friendship Centre employees.