Greenhouse Program Coordinator

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Author pmnationtalk
Date November 11, 2019
Type Full Time
Company Native Women's Association of Canada
Location Ottawa, ON
Category Coordinator
Client Native Women's Association of Canada
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Greenhouse Program Coordinator

Reports to: Senior Director of Policy, HR and Operations
Term: one year – renewable
Closing Date: Open until filled
Location: Ottawa

Your Impact 

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.

Your Work 

  • 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.

Required Criteria

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.

Core Competencies


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.

Personal Attributes

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
  • be respectful
  • possess cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • be flexible
  • 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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