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Project Coordinator - Health

Reports to: Senior Project Officer

Term: Full Time – Contract to March 31, 2023

Salary Range: $52,500-$60,000 (based on experience of the candidate)

Closing Date: Open until filled

Location: Gatineau, QC/Remote


Reporting to the Senior Project Officer, the Project Coordinator will be responsible for projects related to Indigenous health issues such as Dementia and other health policy files.


The Project Coordinator will be conducting culturally grounded, trauma-informed, and gender-based research and project coordination as part of community-based projects.

General Duties

  • Provide research assistance to the projects including support with background research, recruitment, facilitation, analysis, and knowledge sharing.
  • Conduct literature reviews, resource scan, qualitative and quantitative research and analysis
  • Synthesize existing research and evidence and empirical data from NWAC’s engagement sessions to develop culturally grounded and innovative knowledge translation products and resources that align with community needs and priorities as they pertain to dementia
  • Apply a culturally relevant gender-based analysis to all research activities.
  • Maintain and apply knowledge of research related policies and procedures, including the NWAC Health Research Strategy, Integrity in Research policy, Tri-Council Policy for Research Involving the First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples of Canada, etc.
  • Establish and execute effective networking strategies with various stakeholders such as academics, provincial and territorial associations, Indigenous women and gender-diverse community members and their families, Indigenous non-profit organizations, and private sector stakeholders;

Education, Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Undergraduate degree in related discipline. Master’s Degree is considered an asset.
  • 1-3 years of experience in program coordination and/or research within a non-profit community organization.
  • Experience and proficiency in program planning, developing, implementing, and evaluation.
  • Participatory and community-based research approaches;
  • Indigenous knowledge systems and Indigenous research methodologies, and strengths-based approaches in research;
  • Individual, institutional, and systemic issues affecting Indigenous women and communities in Turtle Island and Inuit Nunangat;
  • Ability to respectfully conduct research and analysis with Indigenous peoples and present information in various reports;
  • Ability to develop recommendations to support senior management with their decision-making processes with policy directions;

Personal Attributes

The Project Coordinator must maintain strict confidentiality in performing their duties. The Project Coordinator must also demonstrate the following personal attributes:

  • be honest and trustworthy
  • be respectful
  • possess cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • be flexible
  • demonstrate sound work ethics


  • Fluency in English is essential. Knowledge of Indigenous languages and/or French is a strong asset.

Working Conditions

NWAC strives to be an employer that properly resources and supports all employees with a conviction to place the employee’s health and happiness along with her family first. To that end NWAC, endeavors to provide a clean, safe and secure workplace with various support mechanisms and operational flexibility. The following list includes specific assumptions about the organization’s working conditions:

  • Remote work
  • Overtime may be required at times; (these hours must be pre-approved by the GM)
  • 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 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 a resume and cover letter to:


Posting Details

Company NWAC
Location Gatineau, QC
Term Contract
Posted Jul. 27, 2022