Job Description: Project PEACE Coordinator
Reports to: Director of Violence Prevention
Salary Range: $50,000 – 60,000
Term: to October 31, 2017 (8 month contract)
Closing Date: Open until filled
Project PEACE (Prevention, Education, Action, Change and Evaluation) is a three-year initiative funded by the Status of Women Canada (SWC) to promote safety, violence prevention and solution based approaches for Indigenous women and girls through engagement processes. The Project PEACE Coordinator is responsible for developing a toolkit to support Indigenous women and girls in achieving their personal and professional life goals and ambitions. In addition, a toolkit will be developed for Indigenous men and boys, to assist to end violence against Indigenous women and girls. A secondary piece to this project is the creation of personal safety nets for Indigenous women and girls, which once established will support and build momentum towards a continuum of actions leading to greater economic stability and decrease in poverty.
The Project PEACE Coordinator will:
- Conduct a literature review as to current toolkits developed for Indigenous women and girls as well as Indigenous men and boys to promote safety, violence prevention and solution based approaches;
- Analyze feedback and thematic suggestions gathered from a national survey as well as several focus groups as to what grassroots community members are looking for in a toolkit;
- Develop a toolkit to support Indigenous women and girls in achieving their personal and professional life goals and ambitions;
- Develop a toolkit for Indigenous men and boys, with an overall goal of ending violence against Indigenous women and girls;
- Work with a graphic artist to finalize documents and send to print;
- Establish personal safety nets for Indigenous women and girls;
- Advertise the creation of the toolkits through a series of webinars and a Public Service Announcement (PSA);
- Create and implement a distribution plan for the toolkits;
- Actively maintain a workplan;
- Maintain regular and ongoing communications with the Director of Violence Prevention;
- Other related duties as required from time to time
- Post-Secondary degree in Education, Social Sciences, Social Health or a related field and/or minimum 2 years’ experience working with Indigenous women and girls, men and boys as well as two-spirit community members;
- Proficiency with computer programs (Microsoft), including formatting and layout;
- Well-developed administrative, organizational and communication skills in order to meet deadlines;
- Ability to work as part of a team and independently with minimal supervision;
- Availability and willingness to travel which may require overnight stays away from place of residence;
- Knowledge of the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) and a commitment to the principles, values and mandate of NWAC;
- Knowledge of the issues impacting Indigenous women and girls, men and boys and two-spirit community members;
- Knowledge of current violence prevention strategies, including the incorporation of Traditional Knowledge and culture-based activities;
- Experience reviewing and creating toolkits for an Indigenous audience;
- Experience conducting webinars and delivering training;
- Experience building safety nets and networks within the Indigenous community;
- Experience developing and implementing a distribution campaign;
- Strong writing and verbal communication skills in both plain language and academic styles;
- Ability to lift 11.5kg when required;
- Flexible work schedule with ability to work extended hours as necessary.
Please submit resume and covering letter to:
1 Nicholas Street, 9th Floor
Ottawa, ON K1N 7B7
(Email submissions preferred).
Preference will be given to Indigenous candidates.
Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Interviews will be held in Ottawa or by teleconference.