Careers


Job Posting:  Chief Operating Officer
Reports to:           Executive Director
Salary Range:      $ 85,000 to $ 105,000
Term:                   Permanent
Closing Date:       Open until filled
Location:              Ottawa

Summary

The goal of the COO position is to ensure the efficiency, stability and functionality of the day-to-day operations and business of the organization.  The Chief Operating Officer or COO will oversee the organization’s operations under the direction of the Executive Director.

The COO will be responsible for the efficiency of the NWAC day-to-day business. The COO role is a key member of the senior management team, reporting to the Executive Director. NWAC is a rapidly growing organization.  With a new building and facility, it is important for NWAC operations to run efficiently.

General duties

The NWAC Chief Operating Officer will:

  • Responsible over NWAC’ facilities including maintenance of a 20,000 square ft office complex with café and commercial space;
  • Responsible overall IT for the organization;
  • Collaborate with the Executive Director in setting and driving the organizational vision, operational strategy, and hiring needs;
  • Translate strategy into actionable goals for performance and growth helping to implement organization-wide goal setting, performance management, and annual operating planning;
  • Oversee operations and employee productivity, building a highly inclusive culture ensuring team members thrive and organizational outcomes are met;
  • Ensure effective recruiting, onboarding, professional development, performance management, and retention;
  • Adhere to organizational, federal, provincial and local business requirements, enforcing compliance and taking action when necessary;
  • Design and implement operational and business strategies, plans and procedures;
  • Set comprehensive goals for performance and growth;
  • Work with the Director of Operations to handle day to day operational demands and delegate tasks and duties;
  • Develop and implement policies that promote culture and organizational mandate and vision;
  • Oversee daily operations of the organization and the work management (Policy, Corporate, Marketing, Finance etc.);
  • Lead employees to maximum performance, morale and dedication;
  • Evaluate organizational performance by analyzing and interpreting data and metrics;
  • Brief the Executive Director and write reports to the Executive Director concerning all matters of importance;
  • Assist the Executive Director in fundraising and revenue generation ventures;
  • Participate in expansion activities (investments, program development);
  • Manage relationships with partners/vendors;
  • Assist in the development and execution measurable revenue generation programs that drive revenue across the NWAC Social and Cultural Innovation Centre revenue streams;
  • Develop and implement promotions and sales strategies for all of the revenue streams;
  • Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time;

Studies and Experience Requirement

  • Bachelors and/or master’s degree in business administration, or related field;
  • 5+ years of experience in executive leadership positions;
  • 10 years of management experience;
  • 10 years in leadership roles;
  • 10 years of experience in a fast-paced environment;
  • Direct supervision of over 10 staff for at least five years;
  • Proven track record of prioritizing and delivering results;
  • Proven experience ensuring the delivery of projects and programs;

Key Skills

  • Leadership skills, with steadfast resolve and personal integrity;
  • Understanding of advanced business planning and regulatory issues;
  • A solid grasp of data analysis and performance metrics;
  • Able to diagnose problems quickly and have foresight into potential issues;
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Strong negotiation skills;
  • Ability to apply sound judgment and make decisions within the area, often on short notice;
  • Fundraising experience and asset;
  • International business experience an asset;
  • Bilingualism is an asset;

Knowledge

  • Excellent people skills, business acumen and exemplary work ethics;
  • Significant knowledge and understanding of Indigenous Peoples in Canada and internationally, their cultures, histories and traditions;
  • Significant 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.);
  • Significant understanding of finance and budgeting;

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:  Receptionist
Reports to:           Director of Operations
Salary Range:      $37,500
Term:                   Permanent
Closing Date:       Open until filled
Location:              Ottawa
Summary

The Receptionist will be the first point of contact for our organization. The receptionist will be responsible for offering administrative support across the organization. The Receptionist will work under the authority and the supervision of the Director of Operations, and is responsible for welcoming guests positively, and executes all administrative tasks to the highest quality standards.

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 Receptionist will:

  • Greet and welcome guests as soon as they arrive at the office;
  • Direct visitors to the appropriate person and office;
  • Answer, screen and forward incoming phone calls;
  • Ensure reception area is tidy and presentable, with all necessary stationery and material (e.g.
  • pens, forms and brochures);
  • Provide basic and accurate information in-person and via phone/email;
  • Receive, sort and distribute daily mail/deliveries;
  • Maintain office security by following safety procedures and controlling access via the
  • reception desk (monitor logbook, issue visitor badges);
  • Order front office supplies and keep inventory of stock;
  • Update calendars and schedule meetings;
  • Arrange travel and accommodations, and prepare vouchers;
  • Keep updated records of office expenses and costs;
  • Perform other clerical receptionist duties such as filing, photocopying, transcribing and faxing;
  • Other related duties as assigned, from time to time;

Studies and Experience Requirement

  • College Diploma; additional certification in Office Management is a plus;
  • Proven work experience as a Receptionist, Front Office Representative or similar role;
  • Experience with NGOs, organizations, interest groups and government or government agencies or business/corporate entities;

Key Skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively and collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Ability to think critically and act logically to evaluate situations, solve problems and make decisions;
  • 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;

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;
  • 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: 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:  Legal Navigator

Reports to:           Director of Legal Services
Salary Range:      $70,000
Term:                   Permanent
Closing Date:       Open until filled
Location:              Ottawa

SUMMARY

The Legal Navigator will work under the authority and supervision of the Director of Legal. The Legal Navigator requires at least three years of experience in criminal and family law and child advocacy.

NWAC’s Legal Navigator must be comfortable working independently in a fast-paced environment to respond to a wide variety of legal and social justice needs within the organization. These needs range from in-house corporate necessities to external advocacy and litigation.

This is an exciting opportunity to make a difference in the lives of Indigenous women, children, and gender diverse people in Canada and around the world.

GENERAL DUTIES

  • Thorough legal/research as directed or requested;
  • Maintain good relationships with government offices, partners, stakeholders, and members of the public;
  • Independently attend meetings, briefings, and court, as required;
  • Adhere to all standards of excellence in file management and record keeping;
  • Travel as required to meet business needs;
  • Competently and respectfully handle sensitive and difficult evidence and testimony;
  • Provide sound legal advice to Executive Management and Board of Directors;
  • Complete relevant administrative tasks;
  • Independently and as part of a team prepare all aspects of litigation files as necessary;
  • Demonstrate a firm understanding of and adherence to Professional and Ethical requirements and expectations;
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of resources available to Indigenous women, children and gender diverse people who are survivors of violence;
  • Work with Strategic Policy, Violence Prevention, and other Legal Counsel to promote welfare and well-being of Indigenous women and girls and gender diverse people; and,
  • Perform other related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, STUDIES, AND EXPERIENCE

  • Knowledge of legal issues important to Indigenous peoples, particularly as they impact women, girls, and gender diverse people;
  • 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, girls, and gender diverse people in Canada and internationally; and,
  • Some understanding of social policy (including violence prevention and impacts, housing, etc.).

KEY SKILLS

  • Strong legal writing and verbal communication skills in both English and French an asset;
  • Strong legal research skills;
  • Attention to detail, and high-level of accountability for the quality and timely completion of projects;
  • Exceptional judgement and relationship-building skills;
  • Ability to time-manage and multi-task in a demanding and fast-paced work environment;
  • Strong and enthusiastic work ethic and passion for the NWAC mission;
  • Ability to apply sound judgment and make decisions within the area, often on short notice; and,
  • Ability to conduct research in cooperation and consultation with the NWAC Provincial/Territorial Member Associations and with diverse stakeholders.

 

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:  Knowledge Translation Coordinator; Walking the RED Path (HIV/HCV Initiative)
 

Reports to:           Director of Health
Salary Range:      $37,500 to $45,000
Term:                   Permanent
Closing Date:       Open until filled
Location:              Ottawa

Summary

The Knowledge Translation Coordinator will assist with project activities as part of the Walking the RED Path project, addressing HIV and HCV among Indigenous women in federal correctional facilities in Canada. The Knowledge Translation Coordinator will be responsible for community engagement, knowledge translation, and assisting with project activities.

General duties

The Knowledge Translation Coordinator – Walking the RED path will:

  • Complete knowledge translation and research dissemination for the project with community, partners, policy-makers, and general public;
  • Develop various knowledge translation materials including website content, social media, reports, policy briefs, and plain language summaries;
  • Develop and coordinate knowledge translation strategy;
  • Create and distribute knowledge translation packages to appropriate stakeholders and interested parties;
  • Coordinate communications, media strategies and events;
  • Work with project staff to track, monitor and report on all knowledge translation activities;
  • Liaise with community members and key partners to strengthen connections, share information, and create opportunities for partnership;
  • Assist in completion of project activities;
  • Travel to project locations when required;
  • Perform other related duties as required from time to time. 

Studies and Work Experience Requirement 

  • Undergraduate degree in health sciences, social sciences, or related studies, or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • 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;
  • Relevant experience working or volunteering within federal, provincial and/or territorial correctional intuitions is an asset;

Key Skills

  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills in both plain language and academic styles;
  • Ability to work in a team;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Ability to follow directives;
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting;
  • Ability to carry out culturally-appropriate gender-based analysis;
  • 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;
  • Ability to conduct research in cooperation and consultation with community members and project partners;
  • Full comprehension, knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office;
  • Ability and Willingness to travel; and
  • Will be required to successfully complete and maintain a Policy Security Check, and security clearances required for entry into correctional institutions. 

Knowledge Requirements 

  • 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;
  • Familiarity and experience with knowledge translation and community engagement;
  • Knowledge and understanding of contemporary issues facing Indigenous peoples in Canada, particularly issues surrounding Indigenous women’s health, and Indigenous women and the correctional system;
  • Knowledge of HIV, HCV, and other STBBs in Canada;
  • Familiarity and understanding of the social determinants of health; and
  • 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: Proposal Writer
Reports to:           Executive Director
Salary Range:      $37,500 to $40,000
Term:                   Permanent
Closing Date:       Open until filled
Location:              Ottawa

Summary

The Proposal Writer/Editor will write and edit proposals, briefing notes, and other written materials.

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

General duties

The NWAC Editor / Communication Specialist 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 related field.
  • Minimum 1-3 years’ experience in proposal writing, editing and/or writing.

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;
  • Highly detailed oriented even with lengthy and complex documents;
  • Proposal writing experience or other related writing experience;
  • Strong attention to detail, editing and proofreading capabilities;
  • Strong strategic planning and problem-solving competencies;
  • Excellent knowledge of technical documentation best practices;
  • Work well under pressure, effectively prioritizes projects and deadline;

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.

Job Posting:  Public Relations Officer
Reports to:           Director of Communication
Salary Range:      $50,000 to $55,000
Term:                   Permanent
Closing Date:       Open until filled
Location:              Ottawa

Summary

The Public Relations Officer will work under the authority and supervision of the Director of Communications.  The Public Relations Officer will be responsible for ensuring the Native Women’s Association of Canada sustains a strong positive public image through planned media releases, strategic publicity campaigns and ongoing review public image.

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

General duties

The NWAC Public Relations Officer will:

  • Plan and manage publicity strategies and campaigns;
  • Prepare media releases and statements as required;
  • Monitoring of media and all content relating to the issues and policies relating to NWAC’s advocacy;
  • Manage media enquiries and interview requests;
  • Develop and maintain up to date global media distribution list;
  • Analyze and assist in development of NWAC’s objectives, policies and public relations strategies that influence public opinion and promote advocacy;
  • Preparation of speaking points, speeches and presentations as required;
  • Provide PR insight and guidance to the organization;
  • Organize and attend public events on behalf of NWAC;
  • Undertake and research on matters relating to Indigenous women, girls and gender-diverse people;
  • Identify issues/opportunities to develop public statements with a gender-based perspective of NWAC;
  • Public speaking.
  • Perform other related duties as required from time to time.

Studies and Experience Requirement

  • Bachelor in PR, Marketing, Journalism or equivalent public relations, media industry experience;
  • Three (3) to Five (5) years of related experience;
  • Proficient English language writing, editing and speaking;
  • Experience with NGOs, organizations, interest groups and government or government agencies or business/corporate entities.

Key Skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to work in a team and good interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to pitch media and influence public opinion;
  • Ability to take directions and work independently;
  • Excellent Interpersonal skills;
  • Strong negotiation skills;
  • Strong presentation and public speaking skills;
  • Strong understanding of social media and online marketing;
  • Critical thinking and problem solving;
  • Video and audio editing working knowledge of basic sound systems;
  • 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;
  • Bilingualism is an asset,

Knowledge Requirements

  • Knowledge on historical and contemporary issues relating to the lives of Indigenous women, girls and gender-diverse people in Canada;
  • Strong knowledge of media, media monitoring and media relations;
  • Maintain regular and ongoing communications with media agencies and internally at NWAC;
  • Strong understanding of best practices for building media releases that will connect with media; (ex: creation media ready video statements, audio and photos)
  • Ability to identify, research, write media statements;
  • Ability to coach staff for media interviews;
  • Ability to deal with highly sensitive and confidential information;
  • Experience in media scrums, setting up media events, press conferences;
  • Experience in Public Relations crisis management;
  • Some understanding of social policy ( including violence prevention and impacts, health, housing, etc);

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:  Legal Counsel
  
Reports to:           Director of Legal Services
Salary Range:      $60,000 to $65,000
Term:                   Permanent
Closing Date:       Open until filled
Location:              Ottawa

Summary

NWAC is looking for two lawyers with 1-3 years of experience in more than one of the following areas of law:

  • Aboriginal
  • Health
  • Environmental
  • Policy Development
  • Criminal
  • Not for Profit/Charity
  • Litigation
  • Commercial
  • Social Justice
  • General Research

NWAC’s Legal Counsel must be comfortable working independently in a fast-paced environment to respond to a wide variety of legal and social justice needs within the organization. These needs range from in-house corporate necessities to external advocacy and litigation.

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

General duties

The Legal Counsel will:

  • Thorough legal/research as directed or requested;
  • Draft and maintain corporate, litigation, and other legal documents;
  • Draft correspondence with government offices, partners, stakeholders, and members of the public;
  • Review and occasionally Conduct draft high level policy documents and reports;
  • Monitor, review, help develop, and change legislation affecting Indigenous women and girls;
  • Maintain good relationships with government offices, partners, stakeholders, and members of the public;
  • Independently attend meetings, briefings, and court events as required;
  • Adhere to all standards of excellence in file management and record keeping;
  • Travel as required to meet business needs;
  • Competently and respectfully handle sensitive and difficult evidence and testimony;
  • Provide sound legal advice to Executive Management and Board of Directors;
  • Complete relevant administrative tasks;
  • Independently and as part of a team prepare all aspects of litigation files as necessary;
  • Demonstrate a firm understanding of and adherence to Professional and Ethical requirements and expectations; and
  • Work with Strategic Policy, Violence Prevention, and other Legal Counsel to promote welfare and wellbeing of Indigenous women and girls;
  • Perform other related duties as required;

 Studies and Experience

  • A J.D. or LL.B. with great academic credentials;
  • License to practice law in Ontario;
  • License to practice law in Quebec considered an asset.
  • Experience supporting a not-for-profit and/or international organization with diverse program offerings and cross-functional teams;
  • Experience with not-for-profit governance matters;

Key Skills

  • Strong legal writing and verbal communication skills in both English and French an asset;
  • Strong legal research skills;
  • Attention to detail, and high-level of accountability for the quality and timely completion of projects;
  • Exceptional judgement and relationship-building skills;
  • Ability to time-manage and multi-task in a demanding and fast-paced work environment;
  • Strong and enthusiastic work ethic and passion for the NWAC mission.
  • Ability to apply sound judgment and make decisions within the area, often on short notice;
  • Ability to conduct research in cooperation and consultation with the NWAC Provincial/Territorial Member Associations and with diverse stakeholders;

Knowledge Requirements 

  • Thorough knowledge of Ontario provincial statutes and regulations, particularly those relevant to employers; knowledge of Quebec statues and regulations an asset;
  • Understanding of federal statutes and regulations, particularly those relevant to federally incorporated Not-for-Profit Corporations;
  • Knowledge of legal issues important to Indigenous peoples, particularly as they impact women and girls;
  • 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.);

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: Policy Advisor

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

The 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 NWAC official positions in a number of policy areas.  This exciting opportunity aims in making a difference in the lives of Indigenous women in Canada and around the world.

General duties

The NWAC Policy Advisor:

  • Assist in the development of a framework for the Unit;
  • Develop and maintain an environmental scan;
  • Actively maintain a policy work plan incorporating relevant priorities as identified by Senior Management and based on NWAC Board identified priorities, and operational needs;
  • Assist in providing technical expertise in the areas of Housing Policy development to the Managing Director of Policy;
  • Research policy issues and provide advice on international and domestic policy issues impacting Indigenous women and girls;
  • Provide the Communications unit with information and wording for press releases and social media on policy issues;
  • Assist in the development of communication materials for NWAC Comms unit and website;
  • Engage in background research, prepare fact sheets, briefing notes, documents and reports, and analyze data;
  • Communicate and collaborate with governmental and non-governmental organizations as necessary;
  • Maintain regular and ongoing communications with the other NWAC departments;
  • Work with other NIO’s and NGO’s to address issues impacting Indigenous women and girls and gender diverse people;
  • Assist in writing reports, factsheets, briefing notes, shadow reports, or other policy-type documents;
  • Assist in writing proposals;
  • Perform other related duties as required from time to time.

Studies and Work Experience Requirement

  • A post-secondary degree in political science, social science, law, gender studies or related field of study;
  • 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;
  • Relevant experience working or volunteering with Not-for-Profit Organizations or Corporations is an asset;

Key Skills

  • 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;
  • 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;
  • Ability to conduct research in cooperation and consultation with diverse stakeholders;
  • Ability to carry out research, analyzes data, and advance effective advocacy and communication strategies under the supervision of the Managing Director of Policy;

Knowledge Requirements

  • 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 government systems and bureaucracy with regards to funding, politics, public policy and legislation;
  • Knowledge of strategic and operational planning and program review;
  • Knowledge of leadership and management principles and practices;
  • Strong understanding of social policy;
  • 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.