Trainer – Social Purpose Organizations

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Author pmnationtalk
Date November 11, 2019
Type Full Time
Company Native Women’s Association of Canada
Location Ottawa, ON
Category Education/Administrative
Client Native Women's Association of Canada
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Trainer – Social Purpose Organizations

Reports to: Senior Director Policy, HR and Operations
Term: Indefinite
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, Two-Spirit and gender diverse entrepreneurs in Canada and around the world.

Your Work

Develop and deliver training and supports for organizations that fund community-led solutions to persistent social and environmental challenges faced by Indigenous women.

The training and supports developed will improve their capacity to assist Indigenous women, Two-Spirit, and gender diverse people to participate in the social finance market, and access new investment and contract opportunities.

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 are 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 Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Post-secondary diploma or certificate or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience working with or for non-profits, charities, co-operatives, hybrid social enterprises, or mission focused for-profits
  • Experience with developing and delivering training programs.
  • Must be computer literate with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe.

Core Competencies

  • Ability to plan, organize and execute training and performance improvement programs.
  • Strong understanding of issues facing Indigenous women, Two-Spirit and gender diverse individuals.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to interact professionally.
  • Reliable and dependable.

Asset Qualifications

  • Certification in teaching, adult training, essential skill instruction, coaching and/or event planning.
  • Experience conducting outreach with NGOs, interest groups or grassroots organizations.
  • Experience training or curriculum design.
  • Experience working with a National Indigenous Organization with Indigenous Peoples, especially women.
  • Bilingual (French and English)
  • Ability to speak an Indigenous language.


  • Preference will be given to Indigenous women candidates, please self-identify.
  • Interviews will be held in Ottawa or by teleconference.
  • Willingness to travel when necessary.

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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