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Director of Community Development

Reports to: CEO or her delegate

Salary: $65,000 to $75,000

Term: Full-Time, Permanent

Closing Date: Open until filled

Number of

Positions: 1

Location: Remote-Telework


Reporting to the CEO or her delegate, the Director of Community Development will oversee the Community Liaison, Capacity Building Team to help support and build capacity for the NWAC PTMAs. The Director of Community Development will have direct oversight and manage and support the staff with stakeholder relations and stakeholder engagements.

The Director of Community Development will work collaboratively with the CEO for overall internal strategic planning (to be aligned with the NWAC board plan) and will also work closely and collaboratively with all NWAC units under its supervision on a day to day basis.

The Director of Community Development will ensure that all work is completed using culturally appropriate and gender-based lenses that respect First Nation, Métis, Inuit Women and Girls and Indigenous members of the 2SLGBTQQIA communities.

General duties

The Director of Community Development will:

  • Responsible for supervision of NWAC Community Liaison teams;
  • Help with team building and ensuring healthy workplace in person or via telework;
  • Ensure excellent internal communications ;
  • Ensure all staff have workplans and are using the Airtable system to record activities;
  • Liaise with PTMA’s and other relevant stakeholders;
  • Work closely with NWACs Communications Department to enhance recruitment, bolster participation and facilitate knowledge translation;
  • Oversee the co-ordination and collection of questionnaires and consent forms to participants;
  • Help arrange any participant or Elder travel and accommodations for engagement sessions and workshop sessions;
  • Oversee the collection and compilation of engagement sessions notes;
  • Oversee and help the development of workshops, protocols, and other materials deemed necessary by the CEO;
  • Engage in background research, and review documents and reports prepared by your team;
  • Maintain regular and ongoing communications with the staff and the CEO;
  • Review all health reports, factsheets, and project materials;
  • Apply a culturally relevant gender-based analysis to all work, project materials, resources and tools; and
  • Perform other related duties as required.


  • University degree in the area of policy, law, social sciences or other related studies or equivalent lived experience working on Indigenous issues will be considered;
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience working with NGOs, organizations, interest groups and government, agencies or business/corporate entities;
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in a managerial role;
  • Relevant experience working or volunteering with Indigenous peoples, groups, or organizations is an asset;
  • Relevant experience working or volunteering with Elders; and
  • Relevant experience working or volunteering on community-based research projects.


  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of Indigenous Peoples in Canada and internationally, their cultures, histories and traditions;
  • Understanding and knowledge of Indigenous issues, and norms and standards relevant to promotion and protection of Indigenous women’s rights;
  • Knowledge and understanding of contemporary issues facing Indigenous peoples in Canada, particularly issues surrounding Indian Residential Schools;
  • Familiarity and experience with knowledge translation and community engagement;
  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills in both plain language and academic styles;
  • Strong research and analytical skills;
  • Ability to follow directives;
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting;
  • Ability to carry out culturally-appropriate gender-based analysis;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills;
  • Ability to apply sound judgment and make decisions within the area, often on short notice;
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and organize work effectively and under pressure; and
  • Ability to conduct research in cooperation and consultation with community members and project partners.


NWAC strives to be an employer that properly resources and supports all employees. To that end NWAC, endeavors to provide a clean, safe and secure workplace with various support mechanisms and operational flexibility. The following list describes assumptions about working conditions:

  • Remote work
  • Overtime may be required at times; (these hours must be pre-approved by the Manager)
  • Employees are expected to multi-task with possible interruptions from colleagues, management or other persons.

Preference will be given to First Nations, Metis, Inuit and women and gender diverse of Indigenous ancestry, please self-identify.

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.

Please submit resume and covering letter to: apply@nwac.ca

Posting Details

Company NWAC
Location Remote - Telework
Term Full Time
Posted Aug. 01, 2022