Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator
Reports to: Director, Environment and Special Projects
Number of Positions to fill: 2
Term: Full-Time, 3 year – Term
Closing Date: Open until filled
Location: Not Specified
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.
- The Stakeholder Engagement 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 and regions.
- Assist in the preparation of a yearly national survey.
- Write monthly updates.
- Prepare yearly reports and grassroots position papers.
- Prepare social media posts.
- Gather stories that highlight successful projects and events in communities.
- Advocate for Indigenous women, girls, gender diverse and Two-spirit inclusion in Environment discussions and decisions at the community and regional level.
- 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 working with Indigenous communities and community leaders is imperative
- Skills in developing and maintaining respectful relationships in integral to the position
- Experience conducting outreach with NGO’s, interest groups or grassroot organizations
- Experience in research and survey distribution
- Experience in preparing reports
- Excellent written, verbal communication skills and the keen ability to listen
The Stakeholder Relations must have proficient knowledge in the following areas:
- Awareness of issues facing Indigenous women, girls, Two-Spirit and gender diverse people.
- Awareness of Environmental issues including water, biodiversity, climate change.
Skills and Abilities
The candidate must demonstrate the following:
- Analytical and problem-solving skills and ability to manage projects and people.
- Ability to effectively use Word, Excel, PowerPoint, 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.
The candidate must maintain strict confidentiality in performing their duties and 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.
- Relevant experience within communities and working with community groups
- Experience working with Knowledge keepers
- Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
- Interviews will be held by teleconference.
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