Reports to: Senior Director of Policy, HR and Operations Term: one year – renewable Closing Date: Open until filled Location: Ottawa
The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is a National Indigenous Organization representing the political voice of Indigenous women and girls in Canada. Incorporated in 1974, NWAC works to advance the social, political, and cultural well-being and equality of Indigenous women through advocacy, education, research and policy.
This exciting opportunity aims to make a difference in the lives of Indigenous women in Canada and around the world.
Collaborate with the Greenhouse project Knowledge Keeper, and other stakeholders to
ensure project deliverables are completed and timelines are met
Write reports, factsheets, briefing notes, training materials, and other project documents
Assist the Elders and Knowledge Keeper in the development of a training workshop and guide on growing traditional foods and medicines in a greenhouse and garden
Assist the Elders and Knowledge Keeper with logistical and administrative support for Ceremonies relating to the opening of the Greenhouse
Supervise the Gardener and track their outcomes and progress as it relates to the greenhouse project.
Other related duties as required from time to time.
What We Value
We value diversity, sharing, adaptability and a willingness to learn.
How We Work
Our team is organized to maximize collaboration, information exchange, as well as efficiency. We will be looking at various approaches to organize our teams and foster a great workplace environment, and as such we are open to hearing about your experiences and ideas to ensure we achieve our team objectives as efficiently as possible.
Education and Experience
Post-secondary degree or diploma or equivalent lived experience working on Indigenous issues will be considered.
Experience developing and delivering training programs.
Experience organizing and developing workshops
Experience facilitating workshops.
The Project Coordinator must have proficient knowledge in the following areas:
Awareness of Indigenous issues in Canada
Awareness of Indigenous Women matters
The Project Coordinator must demonstrate the following skills:
Analytical and problem-solving skills
Decision making skills
Effective verbal, presentation and listening communications skills
Effective written communications skills
Ability to effectively use Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project Manager or other similar office automation tools to develop work plans and complete reports.
Ability to multi-task, prioritize and organize work in an effective manner
Ability to track progress and prepare update reports.
The project coordinator must maintain strict confidentiality in performing their duties. The project coordinator must also demonstrate the following personal attributes:
be honest and trustworthy
possess cultural awareness and sensitivity
demonstrate sound work ethics
Bilingualism (French and English)
Relevant experience working or volunteering with Indigenous peoples, groups or organizations
Relevant experience working or volunteering with Not-For-Profit organizations or corporations.
Preference will be given to Indigenous women, Two-Spirit, and gender diverse candidates.
If you are an Indigenous candidate, please self-identify.
Interviews will be held in Ottawa or by teleconference.
We thank all applicants for their interest in this opportunity. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Accommodations will be provided at all stages of the hiring process. We ask applicants to make their needs known in advance.
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