PURPOSE OF THE POSITION
The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is a political advocacy organization representing the interests of First Nation, Métis, and Inuit women, girls, and gender diverse people, including those who are non-status. NWAC is an aggregate of Indigenous women’s organizations from across Canada with representation in each province and territory and was incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1974.
This exciting opportunity aims to make a difference in the lives of Indigenous women, girls and gender diverse people at both local and global levels.
The Educator/Facilitator will report to the Director of Policy or her delegate. The individual will develop educational materials, including workshop presentations, power points and other training materials and will assist in other writing and education assignments as needed.
The Educator/writer will:
- Facilitate workshops
- Deliver training sessions to Indigenous and non-Indigenous participants
- Foster knowledge of Indigenous culture and language;
- Develop education materials;
- Help to develop and deliver workshops on Indigenous Peoples;
- Research content information for the materials;
- Edit and review content with meticulous attention to grammar, punctuation, style, tone, and consistency;
- Multi-task, establish priorities, and coordinate a schedule for researching, drafting, editing and revising documentation;
- Keep up-to-date on the technology and methods of gathering information;
- Draft or edit briefing notes, power points, reports or other documents as it relates to Indigenous Education, and
- Other related duties as required from time to time.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- Degree in Indigenous Studies, Communications, English, Business, Social Sciences, or, a related field.
- Minimum 5 years’ experience in research, writing and/or editing.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
The employee must have proficient knowledge in the following areas:
- Sound knowledge and understanding of Indigenous Peoples in Canada and internationally, their cultures, histories and traditions;
- Knowledge and understanding of contemporary concerns and issues in the doing of Indigenous business in Canada;
- Understanding and knowledge of Indigenous issues, and norms and standards relevant to promotion and protection of Indigenous women’s rights;
- Sound knowledge of key issues impacting Indigenous women and girls in Canada and internationally;
- Some understanding of social policy (including violence prevention and impacts, health, housing, etc.); and
- Bilingualism is an asset.
The employee must demonstrate the following skills:
- 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;
- 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
- Full comprehension, knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office.
The employee must maintain strict confidentiality in performing their duties. The employee must also demonstrate the following personal attributes:
- Time management and punctuality;
- Respect for and understanding of Indigenous women’s issues in Canada;
- Dependable and understanding of the importance of meeting deadlines;
- Honest, sincere, considerate and truthful;
- Understanding of the importance of quality work;
- Approachable, articulate and determined;
- Resilient, proactive and positive; and,
- Coachable and adaptable.
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:
- Employees are expected to multi-task with possible interruptions from colleagues and management.
- Company events
- Dental care
- Disability insurance
- Employee assistance program
- Extended health care
- Life insurance
- On-site parking
- Paid time off
- RRSP match
- Store discount
- Vision care
- Wellness program
- 8 hour shift
- Monday to Friday
- Are you of Indigenous ancestry?
- Secondary School (preferred)
- Indigenous Teaching: 1 year (required)
Preference will be given to First Nations, Metis, Inuit and women and gender diverse people of Indigenous ancestry, please self-identify.
(Section 18 of the Human Rights Code of Ontario)
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: firstname.lastname@example.org