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Engagement Coordinator

Reports to: Assistant Manager of Legal Services

Term: Fixed Term, F/T, July 2022 to 31 March 2023,

Closing Date: Open until filled

Location: National Capital Region


NWAC’s Engagement Coordinator must be comfortable working independently in a fast-paced environment to support, implement and monitor engagement activities, including but not limited to: networking with Indigenous communities and organizations, soliciting participation of Indigenous women and 2SLGBTQIA+ persons in engagement sessions, preparing and distributing engagement materials and communications, attending engagement sessions, preparing trauma-informed and culturally relevant virtual sharing spaces and reporting on engagement sessions.

This is an exciting and rewarding opportunity to be part of a team that will make a difference in the lives of Indigenous women, girls and gender-diverse people in Canada and around the world.

General duties

Engagement Coordinator will:

  1. Manage the development, implementation, and monitoring of an engagement strategy with Indigenous women and 2SLGBTQIA+ persons on Indigenous gender-based issues related to child and family services;
  2. Network with Indigenous organizations and communities to encourage participation in engagement sessions;
  3. Plan, organize, implement, assess and report on engagement sessions;

Studies & Professional Qualifications

  • University degree in an area related to Indigenous studies, policy, communications or other related field;

Experience working with NGOs, organizations, interest groups and government, agencies or business/corporate entities in a role related to engagement with Indigenous peoples; and

Experience working with Indigenous governing bodies, organizations, not-for-profits, businesses, associations or community groups.

Key Skills

Strong writing and verbal communication skills in English and French (Knowledge of an Indigenous language is a strong asset);

Strong online networking (social media) skills;

Strong networking, relationship-building and public speaking skills including connections with Knowledge Keepers and Elders;

Excellent interpersonal skills;

Ability to apply sound judgment and make decisions within the area, often on short notice; and

Ability to prioritize, multi-task and organize work effectively and under pressure.

Work/Volunteer Experience

  • Relevant experience working or volunteering with Indigenous Peoples, groups, or organizations;
  • Relevant experience working or volunteering with Not-for-Profit organizations or corporations is an asset.

Knowledge Requirements

Social media technology and techniques for promoting online content;

Indigenous Peoples in Canada and internationally, their cultures, customs, histories and traditions;

Indigenous issues, norms and standards relevant to promotion and protection of Indigenous women’s rights;

Protocols relevant to knowledge sharing and traditional teachings; and

Issues impacting Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQIA+ persons in Canada and internationally.

Preference will be given to Indigenous candidates, 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.

Interviews will be held in Ottawa or by teleconference.

Please send cover letter & CV to apply@nwac.ca

Posting Details

Company NWAC
Location National Capital Region
Term Contract
Posted Jul. 20, 2022