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Project Coordinator/Mentorship Position

Reports to: Manager of Environment

Term: FT, Fixed Term (6-12 months)

Closing Date: Open until filled

Location: Gatineau, QC


The Project Coordinator will work closely with their corresponding Director and Manager to conduct project work, research, and assist in developing and implementing policies and strategies at the national and international levels on various environmental topics and issues.

This position is a mentorship position reserved for an Indigenous woman, gender diverse or Two-Spirit person under the age of 30.

The purpose of this position is to provide training, mentorship and guidance for an individual who has recently graduated from an undergraduate or college degree to prepare them for a career working on environmental policy within the national Indigenous organizational environment. The training/ mentorship received as part of this position will also enable this individual to work within local and regional organizations to further their policy efforts/aspirations.

This exciting opportunity aims to make a difference in the lives of Indigenous women in Canada and around the world.

Your Work

  • Engage in background research on various environmental policy issues impacting Indigenous women, gender-diverse, and Two-Spirit people
  • Prepare and assist with writing fact sheets, briefing notes, documents, reports, and other policy documents
  • Analyze data
  • Organize and assist in engagement sessions (both virtual and in-person) on various environment issues and topics

What We Value

  • We value diversity, sharing, adaptability and a willingness to learn.

Required Criteria:

Experience and Education

  • Recent graduate from a college or university program in environmental studies and or/other related fields
  • Lived experience in Indigenous environmental conservation, Indigenous women’s advocacy, or Indigenous governance will also be considered
  • Experience working with NGOs, organizations, interest groups and government, agencies or business/corporate entities is considered an asset
  • Relevant experience working or volunteering with Indigenous peoples, groups, or organizations is an asset
  • Relevant experience working or volunteering with Not-for-Profit organizations or corporations is an asset

Key Skills

  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Ability to carry out culturally appropriate gender-based analysis
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to apply sound judgment and make decisions, often on short notice
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and organize work effectively and under pressure
  • Ability to conduct research in cooperation and consultation with the NWAC Provincial/Territorial Member Associations and with diverse stakeholders
  • Ability to carry out research, analyze data, and advance effective advocacy and communication strategies
  • Ability to work with individuals with diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to take direction


  • Strong 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 the promotion and protection of Indigenous women’s rights as it pertains to the environment
  • Knowledge of key environmental issues impacting Indigenous women and girls in Canada and internationally
  • Bilingualism (in any language) is an asset

Personal Attributes

The candidate must maintain strict confidentiality in performing their duties and must also demonstrate the following personal attributes:

  • Honesty and trustworthiness.
  • Respect
  • Flexibility
  • Strong work ethic


  • Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • Interviews will be held by teleconference.
  • The position can work remotely.

This position is limited to Indigenous candidates

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 May 06, 2022
Closing May 31, 2022