Project Coordinator – Mentorship Position
Reports to: Manager, Environment
Term: full-time, term
Closing Date: Open until filled
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. Please note this is a Mentorship role and the candidate will be mentored by the Manager of Policy, Environment.
- The project coordinator will work within the Environmental Conservation and Climate Change Office (ECCCO).
- Work on the development of a culturally relevant and gender-based programs identifying common experiences and barriers Indigenous women, girls, gender diverse and Two-Spirit people experience in relation to the environment, conservation of natural resources, and climate change.
- Work on research, data gathering, consultations to support the work of ECCCO.
- Assist in the preparation of a yearly national survey.
- Write monthly updates.
- Prepare yearly reports and grassroots position papers as needed.
- Prepare social media posts.
- Gather stories that highlight successful projects and events in communities.
- Perform 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.
- Experience conducting outreach with NGO’s, interest groups or grassroot organizations.
- Experience using social media to collaborate with various groups.
- Experience in research.
- Experience in preparing reports.
- Experience with environmental issues.
- Excellent written and verbal communication and listening skills.
The Project Coordinator must have proficient knowledge in the following areas:
- Awareness of issues facing Indigenous women, girls, Two-Spirit and gender diverse people.
Skills and Abilities
The Project Coordinator must demonstrate the following:
- Ability to track progress and prepare update reports.
- Analytical and problem-solving 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 take direction.
The project coordinator must maintain strict confidentiality in performing their duties. The project coordinator must also demonstrate the following personal attributes:
- Honesty and trustworthiness
- Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity
- Strong work ethic
- Bilingualism (French and English).
- Post-Secondary degree or diploma.
- Relevant experience working or volunteering with Indigenous women, girls, Two-Spirit and gender diverse people.
- Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
- Interviews will be held by teleconference.
- The position is located in Ottawa.
Please send cover letter & CV to [email protected]
This position is available only to women of Indigenous ancestry.
(Section 18 of the Human Rights Code of Ontario)
Accommodations will be provided at all stages of the hiring process. We ask applicants to make their needs known in advance.