Careers

Job Posting:  Senior Policy

Reports to:           Executive Director
Salary Range:      $55,000 to $65,000
Term:                   Permanent
Closing Date:       Open until filled
Location:              Ottawa

 

Summary

The Senior Policy Advisor is involved in all aspects of the development and implementation of Native Women’s Association of Canada’s strategies related to advocacy and policy from both a national and international perspective. This position will support developing and executing our official positions in various development areas. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a team that will make a difference in the lives of Indigenous women in Canada and around the world.

General duties

The NWAC Senior Policy Advisor will:

  • Actively maintain a Strategic policy work plan incorporating relevant priorities as identified by Senior Management and based on NWAC Board identified priorities, and operational needs;
  • Provide technical expertise in the areas he covers to the President and the Executive Director;
  • Research policy issues and provide advice on international and domestic human rights issues impacting indigenous women and girls;
  • Engage in background research, prepare documents and reports, and analyze data;
  • Communicate and collaborate with governmental and non-governmental organizations as necessary;
  • Maintain regular and ongoing communications with the Strategic Policy Team and the Executive Director;
  • Work with other NAO’s and NGO’s to address issues impacting indigenous women and girls;
  • Write reports, factsheets, briefing notes, shadow reports, or other policy-type documents;
  • Write proposals; and,
  • Other related duties as required from time to time.

Studies and Work Experience Requirement

  • University degree in policy, law, social sciences or other related studies or an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered;
  • Master Degree an asset;
  • 6 years of relevant work with NGOs, organizations, interest groups and government or government agencies or business/corporate entities;

Key Skills

  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills in both plain language and academic styles;
  • Ability to work in a Team and good interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to carry out culturally-relevant gender-based analysis ( training will be provided);
  • 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;
  • Ability to conduct research in cooperation and consultation with the NWAC PTMAs and with diverse stakeholders;
  • Ability to facilitate meetings;
  • Ability to supervise or carry out research, analyzes data, and advance effective advocacy and communication strategies under the supervision of the Executive Director.

Knowledge Requirements

    • Knowledge and understanding of contemporary concerns and issues in the doing of Indigenous business in Canada;
    • Understanding and knowledge of Aboriginal issues and norms and standards relevant to promotion and protection of Indigenous women’s rights;
    • Some knowledge of key issues impacting indigenous women and girls in Canada and internationally;
  • Some 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 promotion and protection of Indigenous women’s rights;
  • Some knowledge of key issues impacting Indigenous women and girls in Canada and internationally;
  • Some understanding of social policy (including violence prevention and impacts, housing, etc.);

Bilingualism is an asset.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to:

Human Resources
1 Nicholas Street, 9th Floor
Ottawa, ON K1N 7B7
hr[email protected]
(Email submissions preferred).

Preference will be given to Indigenous candidates.
Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Interviews will be held in Ottawa or by teleconference.



Job Posting: Senior Proposal Writer
Reports to:           Chief Executive Officer
Salary Range:      To be determined
Term:                   Permanent
Closing Date:       Open until filled
Location:              Ottawa
Summary

The Senior Proposal Writer will work with internal and external partners of NWAC to ensure accurate, detailed and concise proposals are written, edited, formatted, revised, submitted, tracked, and monitored in an appropriate manner to ensure continual NWAC strategic success.

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

General duties

The NWAC Senior Proposal Writer will:

    • Prepare proposals by gathering and formatting the required information, writing the drafts, and securing internal approvals;
    • Determine proposal strategy by assessing, identifying and clarifying opportunities and prospect business needs;
    • Edit and review content with meticulous attention to grammar, punctuation, style, tone, and consistency of reports and other written materials;
    • Collaborate with NWAC member associations and outside stakeholders;
    • Multi-task, establish priorities, and coordinate a schedule for researching, drafting, revising, and submitting of proposals, reports and other documents;
    • Review and edit reports from colleagues;
    • Meet proposal deadlines by establishing priorities and target dates for each step in the proposal preparation process, communicating critical status milestones to contributors and transmitting on-time proposals;
    • Coordinate and liaise with senior experts and the management team to communicate strategy/risks and to secure required information, reviews and signatures;
    • Evaluate the approach, process, and coordination of delivery schedules to improve results;
    • Keep up-to-date on the technology and methods of proposal deliver;
    • Draft or edit briefing notes, power points, reports or other documents
    • Provide updates on the submission and target deadlines; and
  • Other related duties as required from time to time.

 

Studies and Experience Requirement

  • Degree in Communications, English, Business, Social Sciences, or, a related field.
  • Minimum 10 – 15 years’ experience in proposal writing, editing and/or writing.

Key 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;
  • Full comprehension, knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office; and

Knowledge Requirements

  • Some 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;
  • Some 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.);
  • Bilingualism is an asset

 

Please submit your resume and cover letter to:

Human Resources
1 Nicholas Street, 9th Floor
Ottawa, ON K1N 7B7
hr[email protected]
(Email submissions preferred).

Preference will be given to Indigenous candidates.
Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Interviews will be held in Ottawa or by teleconference.

 


Job Posting:  Trauma Therapist (Resiliency Centre)
Reports to:                Director of Health
Salary Range:            $50,000 – $60,000
Term:                          Permanent
Closing Date:             Open until filled
Location:                    Ottawa

Summary

Under the authority and supervision of the Managing Director of the Resiliency Center, our Trauma Therapist is responsible for direct service provisions, which includes conducting client assessments and providing psychotherapeutic interventions. The Trauma Therapist will use a variety of treatment modalities including cognitive behavior therapy and trauma-informed therapy, to meet the needs of individuals with complex trauma on exploring and learning about the after-effects of trauma and learning new coping strategies.

General Duties

  • Provide clinical counselling/psychotherapy assessment and treatment to Indigenous women;
  • Provide extended psychotherapy treatments to Indigenous women requiring further support;
  • Provide culturally appropriate direct service including client assessment, treatment, interventions and referrals;
  • Provide quality client care that is consistent with best practices;
  • Facilitate and/or co-facilitate group healing processes for community clients;
  • Conduct assessments/intake of clients in order to lead to assessment and recommendations for management and development of trauma-informed treatment plan;
  • Provide guidance and trauma-specific treatment and interventions for mental health and substance use disorders as indicated, including individual counseling, group counseling and education;
  • Provide crisis intervention services as needed;
  • Prepare and deliver oral and written medical and psychological assessment reports to clinical staff and appropriate professional agencies as indicated;
  • Maintain records as required by organization policies and regulatory and accrediting agencies; and
  • Perform other related duties, as necessary.

Studies and Work Experience Requirement

  • Completion of a Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counselling or another relevant field;
  • Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience providing therapy and treatment to clients experiencing trauma and mental health;
  • Demonstrated 2 years’ experience in facilitating and co-facilitating educational and skill-based groups as required;
  • Possesses appropriate Registration with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association;
  • Strong clinical experience working with clients living with trauma and concurrent disorders;
  • Experience working with complex trauma and on an inter-disciplinary team;
  • Relevant experience working or volunteering with Indigenous peoples, groups, or organizations is an asset; and,
  • Relevant experience working or volunteering with Not-for-Profit organizations or corporations is an asset.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge

The employee must have proficient knowledge in the following areas:

  • 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 promotion and protection of Indigenous women’s rights;
  • Knowledge of key issues impacting Indigenous women and girls in Canada and internationally;
  • Knowledge of Principles, Methods, and Procedures for diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation of physical and mental issues;
  • Knowledge of Principles and processes for providing customer and personal services;
  • Knowledge of human behavior and performance;
  • Knowledge of Psychological Research Methods;
  • Some understanding of social policy (including violence prevention and impacts, housing, etc.); and,
  • Bilingualism is an asset.

Skills

The employee must demonstrate the following skills:

  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills in both English and French is an asset;
  • Strong skills in the MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, etc.)
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills with friendly and professional demeanor;
  • Exceptional verbal and written 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;
  • Ability to be flexible to the daily changing needs within the community and to handle obstacles with compassion and resolve;

Personal Attributes

The employee must maintain strict confidentiality in performing the duties of the Trauma Therapist.  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.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to:

Human Resources
1 Nicholas Street, 9th Floor
Ottawa, ON K1N 7B7
hr[email protected]
(Email submissions preferred).

Preference will be given to Indigenous candidates.
Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Interviews will be held in Ottawa or by teleconference.

 

Job Posting: Navigator
Reports to:           Managing Director of the Resiliency Center
Salary Range:      $55,000 to $60,000
Term:                   Permanent
Closing Date:       Open until filled
Location:              Ottawa/Gatineau

 

Summary

The Navigator will work under the authority and supervision of the Managing Director of the Resiliency Centre. The Navigator is responsible to provide emotional and practical support and navigation services for Indigenous women, girls, Two Spirit and gender-diverse people.

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

General Duties

The Navigator will be responsible for:

  • Communicate and act as a liaison between the health, socio-economic, housing sectors and Indigenous women, girls, Two Spirit and gender-diverse people to ensure continuity of culturally appropriate care;
  • Provide education, supports and tools related to promoting healing, health and wellbeing;
  • Identify relevant resources, options and supports, facilitate referrals and applications to government and community agencies;
  • Advocate for adequate access to timely and quality resources and supports;
  • Provide information to Indigenous women, girls, Two Spirit and gender-diverse people related to housing assistance and other social services;
  • Provide access to services and supports that utilize and promote Indigenous knowledge, values and traditions to enhance health and wellbeing;
  • Perform other related duties as required from time to time;

 

Studies and Experience Requirement

  • A bachelor’s degree in social work, Social Services, Psychology or another applicable program of study;
  • Minimum of three (3) years in case management experience, crisis intervention and homeless outreach;
  • Experience working with NGOs, organizations, interest groups and government, agencies or private, business/corporate entities is an asset;
  • Relevant experience working or volunteering with Indigenous peoples, groups, or organizations is an asset;

Knowledge and Managerial Requirements

The employee must have proficient knowledge in the following areas:

  • Knowledge of applicable federal, provincial and municipal legislation, policies and procedures;
  • Knowledge and understanding of Indigenous health policies and programs such as Non-Insured Health Benefits and Jordan’s Principle;
  • Knowledge of social, economic, health issues relevant to the urban Indigenous community;
  • 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 promotion and protection of Indigenous women’s rights;
  • Knowledge of key issues impacting Indigenous women and girls in Canada and internationally;
  • Knowledge of strategic and operational planning and program review;
  • Knowledge of leadership and management principles and practices;
  • Bilingualism is an asset.

Key Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with Indigenous clients, including a sound knowledge and understanding of the issues that impact on culture in contemporary society;
  • Evidence of strong organizational and negotiating skills and ability to handle sensitive issues with tact and diplomacy;
  • Effective interpersonal and conflict resolution skills;
  • Positive and flexible member of a team who thrives under pressure and change;
  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills in both English and French an asset;
  • Strong research and analytical skills;
  • Ability to follow directives;
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting;
  • Ability to carry out culturally-appropriate gender-based analysis;
  • Ability to provide trauma-informed care;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to apply sound judgment and make decisions within the area, often on short notice

 

Please submit your resume and cover letter to:

Human Resources
1 Nicholas Street, 9th Floor
Ottawa, ON K1N 7B7
hr[email protected]
(Email submissions preferred).

Preference will be given to Indigenous candidates.
Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Interviews will be held in Ottawa or by teleconference.

 

 

 


Job Posting:  Junior Accountant

Reports to:           Director of Finance
Salary Range:      $ 40,000 to 50,000
Term:                   Permanent
Closing Date:       Open until filled
Location:              Ottawa

Summary

Under the supervision and direction of the Director of Finance, the Junior Accountant position performs accounting and clerical duties related to the efficient maintenance and processing of accounts payable transactions. The Junior Accountant will also provide administrative and finance support to the Finance Department.

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

General duties

The NWAC Junior Accountant will:

  • Assist in the preparation of budgets;
  • Track expenses and process expense reports, including purchase orders, invoices, statements;
  • Process invoices, cheque requisitions and expense reports;
  • Assist in the process of reimbursing employees for organization expenses;
  • Assist in reconciling accounts payable transactions;
  • Assist in scheduling pay checks for vendors and ensuring payment is received for outstanding credit;
  • Correspond with vendors and respond to inquiries;
  • Track correspondence and travel claim forms;
  • Assist in the reconciliation of travel advances and expense forms;
  • Create templates, spreadsheets and forms as required;
  • Provide general administrative support when required;
  • Support the Finance department and Directors with projects and tasks when required;
  • Perform other related duties, as required from time to time;

Studies and Experience Requirement

  • Post-Secondary Education in accounting, commerce or finance;
  • Minimum of one (1) to three (3) years of experience in Accounts payable or General Accounting;
  • Experience with NGOs, organizations, interest groups and government or government agencies or business/corporate entities is an asset;

Key Skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to work in a Team setting;
  • Ability to take directions and work independently;
  • Excellent interpersonal 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;
  • Excellent knowledge of technical documentation best practices;
  • Ability to be meticulous and attentive to detail;
  • Ability to handle sensitive and highly confidential information;
  • Proficient in data entry; 

Knowledge

  • Strong knowledge of Accounts Payable and General Accounting procedures;
  • Strong knowledge of relevant accounting software
  • Some knowledge and understanding of Indigenous Peoples in Canada and internationally, their cultures, histories and traditions;
  • Some understanding of social policy;
  • Knowledge of Simply Accounting is an asset;
  • Bilingualism is an asset.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to:

Human Resources
1 Nicholas Street, 9th Floor
Ottawa, ON K1N 7B7
hr[email protected]
(Email submissions preferred).

Preference will be given to Indigenous candidates.
Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Interviews will be held in Ottawa or by teleconference.