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Senior Director, MMIWG


Under the authority and supervision of the VP of Policy and the CEO, the Senior Director, MMIWG will oversee and manage the MMIWG Unit and provide support and advice on development of projects, programs and policy as it relates to MMIWG. The Senior Director, MMIWG, will be responsible for all of the Unit’s operations including advocacy, proposal, project and program development and implementation.

This position is on site at the National Office in Gatineau, QC. It involves both grassroots and government interactions. The successful candidate will be proficient in preparing high level briefing notes, reports and high level administration, and have an excellent understanding of the MMIWG issues impacting Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA community members.


The Senior Director, MMIWG, will oversee and manage the operations and strategic planning for the MMIWG Unit. They will also work closely and collaboratively with all NWAC units to develop program and policy responses to the historic and contemporary issues impacting Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA communities.

The Senior Director, MMIWG, will ensure that all project, program and policy work is completed using culturally appropriate and gender-based lenses that respect First Nation, Inuit, Métis women and girls and 2SLGBTQQIA community members.


  • Lead and coordinate your team in the production of reports, submissions, and briefing materials
  • Provide overall supervision and work assignment of the MMIWG Unit Personnel
  • Provide strategic advice to the NWAC VP, CEO related to MMIWG policy development and implementation;
  • Prepare complex briefing notes, reports, position papers, letters and responses within tight deadlines
  • Monitor, review, and help develop strategies to change legislation which negatively affect Indigenous women and girls; and the NWAC Action;
  • Research policy issues and provide strategic advice on international and domestic policy issues impacting Indigenous women and girls;
  • Ensure proper consideration and application of culture and gender-based lenses
  • Prepare monthly summary reports of the MMIWG Unit’s work to the VP of Policy and the CEO
  • Schedule and hold regular unit meetings and bilateral meetings with staff; and,
  • Meet with other NWAC Directors as required
  • Perform other related duties as required.


  • Proficient working knowledge and understanding of the National Inquiry Report on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and 2SLGBTQQIA
  • University degree in the area of policy, law, social sciences or other related studies or equivalent lived experience working on Indigenous issues
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience working with NIOs, organizations, stakeholders and government, agencies or business/corporate entities;
  • Minimum of 4-5 years’ experience in a managerial role;
  • Strong writing, verbal communication and interpersonal skills in English and the ability to carry out culturally-appropriate gender-based research.


NWAC strives to be an employer of choice 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.

Please email your resume and cover letter to ________________________ by March 31, 2023.

Candidates of Indigenous ancestry will be given preference.

(Section 18 of the Human Rights Code of Ontario)

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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.

Posting Details

Company NWAC
Location Gatineau, QC
Posted Mar 16, 2023