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Job Posting: Director of Violence Prevention 

Reports to:           Managing Director of Policy
Salary Range:      $55,000 to $60,000
Term:                   Permanent
Closing Date:       Open until filled
Location:              Ottawa

Summary

The Director of Violence Prevention and Safety will have general oversight over the Violence Prevention Unit – which will operate within the NWAC Resiliency Centre.  The Director of Violence Prevention and Safety will also work closely and collaboratively with all NWAC units in a number of policy areas.

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

General duties

The Director of Violence Prevention will:

  • Supervise the Unit’s research, policy, project and administrative staff;
  • Ensure the development and preparation of complex briefing notes, reports, position papers, letters, fact sheets and responses to correspondence within tight deadlines for the Managing Director of Policy, Executive Director and funders;
  • Develop policies, procedures, forms, templates and work instructions, as needed;
  • Monitor, review international conventions and declarations relevant to Indigenous women and girls and areas of violence;
  • Provide leadership and management of quantitative/qualitative data collection and analysis;
  • Provide strategic advice to NWAC management related to policy and implementation surrounding violence and other areas such as human trafficking;
  • Work collaboratively with the Managing Director of Policy for overall development of strategic planning in relation to policy;
  • Develop and implement a strategic policy framework for the Unit;
  • Develop capacity for NWAC to meaningfully respond to legislative and policy initiatives with impacts for Indigenous LGBTQ2S+ women, girls, and gender-diverse people;
  • Research violence issues and provide strategic advice on violence, policy and legal issues impacting indigenous women and;
  • Ensure proper consideration and application of culture and gender based lenses with a focus on Métis, Inuit and First Nations and the LGBTQ2S communities;
  • Ensure that Unit Team members implement environmental scans, backgrounders, fact sheets, briefing notes, letters, press releases, position papers, reports and more;
  • Maintain good relationships with government offices, partners, stakeholders, and members of the public;
  • Adhere to all standards of excellence in file management and record keeping;
  • Assign specific portfolio and tasks to team members as applicable;
  • Complete relevant administrative tasks;
  • Create an inspiring team environment with an open communication culture;
  • Set clear goals;
  • Communicate clear instructions to the team;
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the unit;
  • Delegate tasks and set deadlines;
  • Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time; 

Studies and Experience Requirement 

  • University degree in the area of policy, legal, social sciences or other related studies or equivalent lived experience working on Indigenous issues will be considered;
  • Minimum of five years of experience working with NGOs, organizations, interest groups and government, agencies or business/corporate entities;
  • Minimum of one year in a managerial role;
  • Experience in managing a diverse workforce;
  • 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.

Key Skills  

  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills in both English and French is an asset;
  • Strong research and analytical skills;
  • Ability to supervise and work in a strong team work environment;
  • Ability to carry out culturally-appropriate gender-based analysis (training will be provided);
  • 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 facilitate meetings; and,
  • Ability to carry out research, analyze data, and advance effective advocacy and communication strategies, in partnership with the Managing Director of Policy, under the supervision of the Executive Director. 

Knowledge and Managerial Requirements 

  • Experience with managing a diverse workforce;
  • Knowledge of leadership and management principles and practices;
  • Knowledge and understanding of historical and contemporary concerns and issues  Indigenous
  • Understanding and knowledge of Indigenous issues, norms and standards relevant to promotion and protection of Indigenous women’s rights;
  • 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, of housing, etc.);
  • Knowledge of government systems and bureaucracy with regards to funding, politics, public policy and legislation;
  • Ability and availability to work overtime hours; and
  • Bilingualism is an asset.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to:
Christèle Goupy
Human Resources
1 Nicholas Street, 9th Floor
Ottawa, ON K1N 7B7
[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:  Chief Financial Officer

 
Reports to:           Executive Director
Salary Range:      $ 90,000 to $ 110,000
Term:                   Permanent
Closing Date:       Open until filled
Location:              Ottawa

Summary

Under the supervision and direction of the Executive Director, the Chief Financial Officer will play a critical role in developing and implementing a financial strategy for the organization. The CFO will be responsible for creating, reviewing, analysing and interpreting financial and budgetary reports, driving the organization’s overall financial planning processes, ensuring cash-flow is appropriate for the  operations, establishing risk management strategies by leading the analysis of the organization’s liabilities and investments, and maintaining compliance with all legal and regulatory laws and corporate policies.

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

General duties

The NWAC Chief Financial Officer will:

  • Create, coordinate, and evaluate the financial programs and supporting information systems of the organization to include budgeting, tax planning, and conservation of assets;
  • Manage financial controls and accounting procedures;
  • Ensure compliance with local, provincial, and federal budgetary reporting requirements;
  • Oversee the approval and processing of expenditure, department budgets, mass salary updates and account maintenance;
  • Ensure full transparency over the financial performance of the organization;
  • Coordinate the preparation of financial statements, financial reports, special analyses, and information reports;
  • Support the Executive Director with the preparation of monthly and annual financial plans;
  • Maintain speed and accuracy of billings and client payments;
  • Develop and implement finance, accounting, billing and auditing procedures;
  • Establish and maintain appropriate internal control safeguards;
  • Assess and evaluate financial performance of the organization with regard to long-term operational goals, budgets and forecasts;
  • Ensure records systems are maintained in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards;
  • Coordinate annual audits and works cooperatively with external auditors;
  • Develop tools and systems to provide critical financial and operational information to the Executive Director and make actionable recommendations on both strategy and operations;
  • Oversee budgeting and the implementation of budgets so as to monitor progress and present financial metrics both internally and externally;
  • Supervise the finance department to ensure proper functioning of all systems, databases and financial software;
  • Ensure payroll is processed in accordance with legislation and the organization’s policies, contracts and compensation agreements;
  • Develop policies and procedures and as needed work in conjunction with other units;
  • Ensure compliance with all policies and procedures of the organization;
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable legislation;
  • Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time;

Studies and Experience Requirement 

  • University Degree in Accounting or Finance. MBA preferred;
  • Accounting Designation in good standing (CA, CMA/CPA);
  • Minimum of ten (10 ) years of experience in senior level accounting or finance position;
  • Experience with NGOs, organizations, interest groups and government or government agencies or business/corporate entities is an asset;

 Key Skills

  • Excellent analytical, reasoning and problem-solving skills;
  • Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and projections;
  • Effective attention to detail and high degree of accuracy;
  • High level of integrity, confidentiality and accountability;
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to supervise a large team;
  • 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

  • Outstanding knowledge and understanding of the GAAP, IFRS, federal and provincial financial regulations;
  • Advanced proficiency with accounting software;
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Office;
  • Some knowledge and understanding of Indigenous Peoples in Canada and internationally, their cultures, histories and traditions;
  • Bilingualism is an asset.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to:
Christèle Goupy
Human Resources
1 Nicholas Street, 9th Floor
Ottawa, ON K1N 7B7
[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: Human Resource Manager
Reports to:           Executive Director
Salary Range:      $55,000 to $65,000
Term:                   Permanent
Closing Date:       Open until filled
Location:              Ottawa

Summary

The Human Resource Manager is responsible to maintain and enhance the organization’s human resources by planning, implementing and evaluating employee relations and human resource policies, programs and practices.

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

General duties

The Human Resource Manager will:

  • Maintain management guidelines by preparing, updating, and recommending human resource policies and procedures;
  • Develop and implement HR strategies and initiatives aligned with the overall organization strategy;
  • Bridge management and employee relations by addressing demands, complaints or other issues;
  • Ensure legal compliance by monitoring and implementing applicable human resource federal or provincial requirements;
  • Maintain the work structure by updating job requirements and job descriptions for all positions;
  • Maintain employee benefits programs and inform employees of benefits by studying and assessing benefit needs and trends;
  • Ensure planning and monitoring of employees’ performance appraisals;
  • Manage the recruitment and selection process;
  • Conduct interviews including exit interviews;
  • Plan and implement a pay structure revision;
  • Assist with payroll issues, when required;
  • Establishing and conducting training programs;
  • Supervise the HR unit;
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the unit;
  • Perform other related duties as assigned, when required;

Studies and Experience Requirement 

  • University or college degree in Human Resources;
  • Human Resource Designation in good standing required (CHRP, CHRL);
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of experience in human resources;
  • Experience with NGOs, organizations, interest groups and government or government agencies or business/corporate entities;
  • Relevant experience working or volunteering with Indigenous peoples, groups, or organizations is an asset;
  • Experience in managing a diverse workforce;

Key Skills  

  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills;
  • Exceptional Interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to supervise a Team;
  • 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 handle highly confidential and sensitive information;
  • Ability to facilitate meetings; 

Knowledge and Managerial Requirements 

  • In-depth knowledge of labour law and HR best practices;
  • Knowledge of leadership and management principles and practices;
  • 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.);
  • Ability and availability to work overtime hours; and
  • Bilingualism is an asset.

 

Please submit your resume and cover letter to:
Christèle Goupy
Human Resources
1 Nicholas Street, 9th Floor
Ottawa, ON K1N 7B7
[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: Director of S
ocial Development
 Reports to:           Managing Director of Policy
Salary Range:      $55,000 to $60,000
Term:                   Permanent
Closing Date:       Open until filled
Location:              Ottawa

Summary

The Director of Social Development will have general oversight and overall responsibility for the Social Development Unit.  The Director of Social Development will also work closely and collaboratively with all NWAC units in a number of policy areas.

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

General duties

The Director of Social Development will:

  • Supervise the Unit’s research, policy, project and administrative staff;
  • Ensure the development and preparation of complex briefing notes, reports, position papers, letters, fact sheets and responses to correspondence within tight deadlines for the Managing Director of Policy, Executive Director and funders;
  • Develop policies, procedures, forms, templates and work instructions, as needed;
  • Monitor, review international conventions and declarations relevant to Indigenous women and girls and areas of social policy;
  • Provide leadership and management of quantitative/qualitative data collection and analysis;
  • Provide strategic advice to NWAC management related to policy and implementation surrounding social issues;
  • Work collaboratively with the Managing Director of Policy for overall development of strategic planning in relation to policy;
  • Develop and implement a strategic policy framework for the Unit;
  • Develop capacity for NWAC to meaningfully respond to legislative and policy initiatives with impacts for Indigenous LGBTQ2S+ women, girls, and gender-diverse people;
  • Research policy issues and provide strategic advice on social policy and legal issues impacting indigenous women and;
  • Ensure proper consideration and application of culture and gender based lenses with a focus on Métis, Inuit and First Nations and the LGBTQ2S communities;
  • Ensure that Unit Team members implement environmental scans, backgrounders, fact sheets, briefing notes, letters, press releases, position papers, reports and more;
  • Maintain good relationships with government offices, partners, stakeholders, and members of the public;
  • Adhere to all standards of excellence in file management and record keeping;
  • Assign specific portfolio and tasks to team members as applicable;
  • Complete relevant administrative tasks;
  • Create an inspiring team environment with an open communication culture;
  • Set clear goals;
  • Communicate clear instructions to the team;
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the unit;
  • Delegate tasks and set deadlines;
  • Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time; 

Studies and Experience Requirement 

  • University degree in the area of policy, legal, social sciences or other related studies or equivalent lived experience working on Indigenous issues will be considered;
  • Minimum of five years of experience working with NGOs, organizations, interest groups and government, agencies or business/corporate entities;
  • Minimum of one year in a managerial role;
  • Experience in managing a diverse workforce;
  • 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.

Key Skills  

  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills in both English and French is an asset;
  • Strong research and analytical skills;
  • Ability to supervise and work in a strong team work environment;
  • Ability to carry out culturally-appropriate gender-based analysis (training will be provided);
  • 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 facilitate meetings; and,
  • Ability to carry out research, analyze data, and advance effective advocacy and communication strategies, in partnership with the Managing Director of Policy, under the supervision of the Executive Director. 

Knowledge and Managerial Requirements 

  • Experience with managing a diverse workforce;
  • Knowledge of leadership and management principles and practices;
  • Knowledge and understanding of historical and contemporary concerns and issues  Indigenous
  • Understanding and knowledge of Indigenous issues, norms and standards relevant to promotion and protection of Indigenous women’s rights;
  • 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.);
  • Knowledge of government systems and bureaucracy with regards to funding, politics, public policy and legislation;
  • Ability and availability to work overtime hours; and
  • Bilingualism is an asset.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to:

Christèle Goupy
Human Resources
1 Nicholas Street, 9th Floor
Ottawa, ON K1N 7B7
[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:  Event Coordinator
Reports to:           Managing Director of Programs, Projects and Events
Salary Range:      $ 40,000 to 50,000
Term:                   Permanent
Closing Date:       Open until filled
Location:              Ottawa

Summary

The NWAC Event Coordinator will coordinate events from conception through to completion.   The Events coordinator’s responsibilities include providing outstanding customer service and organizing memorable culturally appropriate events that meet quality expectations.  This position requires full time flexible hours (able to work days, nights, weekends and holidays).

General duties

The NWAC Event Coordinator will:

  • Plan, design and produce events while managing all project delivery elements within a time frame; events such as fundraising, high level meetings, workshops, training sessions, focus groups, board meetings, conferences and other.
  • Working with clients to identify their needs and ensure customer satisfaction;
  • Conduct market research, gather information and negotiate contracts prior to closing any deals;
  • Provide feedback and periodic reports to NWAC’s Executive Director;
  • Propose ideas to improve provided services and event quality;
  • Ensure compliance with insurance, legal, health and safety obligations;
  • Organizing facilities and manage all event’s details such as décor, catering, entertainment, transportation and accommodation, location, invitee list, special guests, equipment, promotional materials etc.;
  • Specify staff requirements and coordinate their activities;
  • Proactively handle any arising issues and troubleshoot any emerging problems on the event day;
  • Serve as a liaison with vendors on event-related matters;
  • Prepare nametags, materials, notebooks, packages, gift backs, registration lists, seating cards etc.;
  • Follow budgets and endure they are on track;
  • Work closely with the travel coordinator;
  • Conduct pre and post-event evaluations and report on outcomes;
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Studies and Experience Requirement 

  • Bachelor’s degree or college degree in related field from an accredited post-secondary institution;
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience in a related experience;
  • Impressive portfolio of previously managed events (weddings, meetings, parties, corporate events);
  • 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

  • Experience in event planning, project management, creating and tracking budget;.
  • Commitment to deliver consistent, high-quality customer service;
  • Ability to assume responsibility, and perform duties requiring independent, judgment, initiative and discretion;
  • Analytical skills and problem solving ability. Including the ability to evaluate, assess and problem-solve using logical, fact-based reasoning;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills both in person and by phone, with high professionalism;
  • Must be able to handle pressure and work calmly and efficiently during busy times;
  • Excellent supervisory skills;
  • Excellent time management skills;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects independently;
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize;
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with the public, staff, external agencies, and to work as a member of a high performing team. 

Knowledge Requirements

  • Demonstrated knowledge of current technology, trends and issues related to event planning;
  • Bilingualism is an asset;

Please submit your resume and cover letter to:

Christèle Goupy
Human Resources
1 Nicholas Street, 9th Floor
Ottawa, ON K1N 7B7
[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:

Christèle Goupy
Human Resources
1 Nicholas Street, 9th Floor
Ottawa, ON K1N 7B7
[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:

Christèle Goupy
Human Resources
1 Nicholas Street, 9th Floor
Ottawa, ON K1N 7B7
[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: Metis Protocol Advisor
Reports to:           Managing Director of Policy
Salary Range:      $45,000 to $55,000
Term:                   Permanent
Closing Date:       Open until filled
Location:              Ottawa

Summary

The Métis Policy and Protocol Advisor is involved in all aspects of the development and implementation of Native Women’s Association of Canada’s strategies related to mental health and trauma from both a national and international perspective. The Métis Policy and Protocol Advisor will support developing and executing NWAC’s official positions in a number of Métis-specific 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 Métis Protocol Advisor:

  • Actively maintain a Strategic policy work plan incorporating relevant Métis priorities as identified by Senior Management and based on NWAC Board identified priorities, and operational needs;
  • Assist in providing technical expertise in the relevant Métis policy areas of Strategic Policy development to the President and the Executive Director;
  • Research Métis policy issues and provide advice on international and domestic strategic policy issues impacting Indigenous women and girls;
  • Engage in background research on Métis issues, 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 other NWAC departments and the Executive Director;
  • Work with other NIO’s and NGO’s to address issues impacting Métis women and girls;
  • Assist in writing reports, factsheets, briefing notes, shadow reports, or other policy-type documents;
  • Assist in writing proposals; and,
  • Perform other related duties as required from time to time.

Studies and Work Experience Requirement

  • Undergraduate degree in policy, political science, law, social sciences or other related studies or an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • 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;

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;
  • 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 Requirement

  • Significant knowledge and understanding of Métis Peoples in Canada and internationally, their cultures, histories and traditions;
  • Significant knowledge and understanding of contemporary Métis politics and policy issues;
  • Significant understanding and knowledge of Métis issues, protocols and traditions;
  • Significant knowledge of key issues impacting Métis women and girls in Canada and internationally;
  • Significant understanding of Métis social policy (including violence prevention and impacts, health, housing, etc.);
  • Bilingualism is an asset.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to:

Christèle Goupy
Human Resources
1 Nicholas Street, 9th Floor
Ottawa, ON K1N 7B7
[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: Inuit Protocol Advisor
Reports to:           Managing Director of Policy
Salary Range:      $45,000 to $55,000
Term:                   Permanent
Closing Date:       Open until filled
Location:              Ottawa

Summary

The Inuit Protocol Advisor is involved in all aspects of the development and implementation of Native Women’s Association of Canada’s strategies related to advocacy, policy and research from both a national and international perspective. This position will support developing and executing NWAC official positions in a number of Inuit -specific 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 Inuit Protocol Advisor:

  • Actively maintain a Strategic policy work plan incorporating relevant Inuit priorities as identified by Senior Management and based on NWAC Board identified priorities, and operational needs;
  • Assist in providing technical expertise in the relevant Inuit policy areas of Strategic Policy development to the President and the Executive Director;
  • Research Inuit policy issues and provide advice on international and domestic strategic policy issues impacting Indigenous women and girls.
  • Engage in background research on Inuit issues, 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 other NWAC departments and the Executive Director;
  • Work with other NIO’s and NGO’s to address issues impacting Inuit women and girls;
  • Assist in writing reports, factsheets, briefing notes, shadow reports, or other policy-type documents;
  • Assist in writing proposals; and,
  • Perform other related duties as required from time to time.

Studies and Work Experience Requirement

  • Undergraduate degree in policy, political science, law, social sciences or other related studies or an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • 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;

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

  • Significant knowledge and understanding of Inuit women’s issues, their cultures, histories and traditions;
  • Significant knowledge and understanding of contemporary Inuit politics and policy issues;
  • Significant understanding and knowledge of Inuit issues, protocols and traditions;
  • Significant knowledge of key issues impacting Inuit women and girls in Canada and internationally;
  • Significant understanding of Inuit social policy (including violence prevention and impacts, health, housing, etc.);
  • Bilingualism is an asset.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to:

Christèle Goupy
Human Resources
1 Nicholas Street, 9th Floor
Ottawa, ON K1N 7B7
[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:

Christèle Goupy
Human Resources
1 Nicholas Street, 9th Floor
Ottawa, ON K1N 7B7
[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- International
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 one lawyer with 1-3 years of experience in international law. The lawyer should be familiar with Treaties, Conventions, Covenants, Declarations, Charters and Protocols in the areas of:

  • Crime of Genocide
  • Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination
  • Civil and Political Rights
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
  • Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
  • Rights of the Child
  • Rights of Indigenous Peoples
  • Human Rights

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;

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:

Christèle Goupy
Human Resources
1 Nicholas Street, 9th Floor
Ottawa, ON K1N 7B7
[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:

Christèle Goupy
Human Resources
1 Nicholas Street, 9th Floor
Ottawa, ON K1N 7B7
[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: Director of 2SLGBTQ+
Reports to:           Managing Director of Policy
Salary Range:      $55,000 to $65,000
Term:                   Permanent
Closing Date:       Open until filled
Location:              Ottawa

Summary

The LGBTQ2S+ Director will have responsibility for overseeing all of NWAC’s 2SLGBTQ+ advocacy work, and will perform duties in accordance with the mandate and priorities of NWAC’s strategic vision. The person in this position will manage and support the growth of the 2SLGBTQ+ department while supporting in NWAC’s internal capacity growth on 2SLGBTQ+ knowledge and understanding. The 2SLGBTQ+ Director will build effective relationships and networks with other units within NWAC and serve as a liaison to NWAC’s 2SLGBTQ+ external key stakeholders, partners.

This exciting opportunity will make a difference in the lives of Indigenous women and gender-diverse people, including Two-Spirit and LGBTQ+, in Canada and around the world.

General duties

The Director of 2SLGBTQ+ will:

  • Implement work plan activities, consistent with unit objects & direction of NWAC’s strategic plan;
  • Ensure that NWAC is a safe place to work for Indigenous 2SLGBTQ+ individuals;
  • Research and explore the impacts of colonization on Indigenous LGBTQ+ and Two-Spirit women and gender-diverse people
  • Liaise, informs and builds effective relationships and networks with the 2SLGBTQ+ community;
  • Supervise and aiding in the development of the 2SLGTBQ+ Department through proposal writing;
  • Attend outreach and information fairs, and participate in 2SLGBTQ+ community events and collaboration on behalf of NWAC;
  • Create education resource materials that are culturally appropriate, accessible, and plain language;
  • Contribute internal capacity of NWAC’s understanding of the 2SLGBTQ+ community through skills and expertise;
  • Maintain an awareness of the political landscape in Canada (locally, provincial/territorially, and nationally) in relation to all of the above and;
  • Other related duties as assigned.

  Studies and Experience Requirement 

  • University degree in the area of policy law, social sciences or other related studies or equivalent lived experience working on Indigenous issues will be considered;
  • Minimum of 6-8 years of experience working with NGOs, organizations, interest groups and government, agencies or business/corporate entities;
  • Minimum of 2-3 years in a managerial role;
  • Experience in managing a diverse workforce;
  • 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.

Key Skills  

  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills in both English and French is an asset;
  • Strong research and analytical skills;
  • Ability to supervise a large team and work in a strong team work environment;
  • Ability to carry out culturally-appropriate gender-based analysis (training will be provided);
  • 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 the NWAC Provincial/Territorial Member Associations and with diverse stakeholders;
  • Ability to facilitate meetings; and,
  • Ability to carry out research, analyze data, and advance effective advocacy and communication strategies, in partnership with the Managing Director of Policy, under the supervision of the Executive Director.

Knowledge and Managerial Requirements 

  • Comprehensive knowledge of understanding of culture, history and current oppressions experienced by people related to gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation and the faced within the 2SLGBTQ+ communities is an asset;
  • Knowledge of understanding how intersecting identities shape 2SLGBTQ+ Indigenous people and experiences is an asset;
  • Demonstrated effective critical / solution / analytical thinking skills, strong organizational skills, and superior written and verbal communication skills including presentation skills;
  • Demonstrated superior level of computer literacy;
  • Demonstrated knowledge in trauma-informed care;
  • Demonstrated sound judgement, tact, initiative, flexibility and problem solving ability;
  • Effective interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain effective networks and relationships;
  • Ability to communicate fluently on complex matters;
  • Interact with comfort and confidence to a wide range of audiences and;
  • Able and willing to travel.

Experience with managing a diverse workforce;

  • Knowledge of leadership and management principles and practices;
  • Knowledge and understanding of historical and contemporary concerns and issues  Indigenous
  • Understanding and knowledge of Indigenous issues, norms and standards relevant to promotion and protection of Indigenous women’s rights;
  • 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.);
  • Knowledge of government systems and bureaucracy with regards to funding, politics, public policy and legislation;
  • Ability and availability to work overtime hours; and
  • Bilingualism is an asset.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to:

Christèle Goupy
Human Resources
1 Nicholas Street, 9th Floor
Ottawa, ON K1N 7B7
[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:  Risk Management Specialist
Reports to:           Director of Legal
Salary Range:      $55,000 to $65,000
Term:                   Permanent
Closing Date:       Open until filled
Location:              Ottawa

Summary

Under the direction of the Director, Legal Services, the Risk Management Specialist is an expert resource in all aspects of NWAC’s Risk Management and Operational risk programs:

  • Leader in the risk management function through facilitating the identification of risks throughout the Organization; develops, reports, and monitors risk management issues; and develops methodologies for the assessment of risks and subsequent mitigation/exploitation of risks to advance the Organization’s risk management framework.
  • Responsible for developing policies, procedures and programs related to operational risk management throughout NWAC in support of the Organization’s programs and initiatives.
  • Provides consultative advice on insurance-related matters and liaises with senior organization officials and staff.

Major Responsibilities:

  • NWAC Risk Management Program Development:
  • Designs and implements the Organization’s risk framework, management processes and tools necessary to identify, evaluate, mitigate, and monitor the Organization’s operational and strategic risk thresholds through the application of best practices;
  • Supervises qualitative and quantitative assessment of risks through data analysis;
  • Undertakes risk management training and holds seminars to embed organizational best practices into operational units;
  • Prepares risk management reports to the Organization’s Audit Committee and/or Board of Directors, if required;
  • Builds collaborative working relationships with staff;
  • Independently initiates follow up on all action items and communications arising from the proceedings of NWAC committee meetings and project meetings;
  • Assists with corporate governance initiatives;
  • Risk Management/Insurance:
  • Coordinates property and liability insurance policies, and, if applicable alternative self-insurance programs. Assures timely renewals, policy issuances, providing underwriting data, and amends coverage as the Organization’s exposure to risk changes;
  • Leads technical reviews of all insurance documents, including policies and endorsements, for accuracy;
  • Conducts independent analysis of contracts and agreements entered into by the Organization with respect to indemnity, insurance and other risk-related provisions, reviews certificates of insurance, and makes recommendations for mitigating contractual liability and risk;
  • Works closely with NWAC Director of Legal Services, Finance and other administrative units to identify areas of contractual/financial risk;
  • Manages Organization certificates of insurance;
  • Incident Management and Reporting:
  • Tracking incidents (of potential liability) and analyzing incidents for legal liability trends;
  • Recommend corrective actions;
  • Coordinating an interdisciplinary and multi departmental analysis when negative events occur;
  • Other Duties as assigned & Day-to-Day Risk Management:
  • At the request of the Director of Legal Services, performs other duties as assigned, including special projects.

Studies and Experience Requirement

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, MBA preferred
  • Hold a Canadian Risk Management (CRM), or similar insurance/risk management designation.
  • Three-Five (3-5) years of progressive risk management or commercial insurance company experience
  • Experience working with Indigenous would be an asset;

Knowledge Requirements

  • Strong knowledge of business process and risk management principles
  • Excellent analytical, decision making and planning skills
  • Excellent written/oral communication skills, and the ability to deliver sensitive information tactfully and professionally
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from management and staff
  • Demonstrated experience collaborating and working effectively with broad constituent groups and/or teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of basic contracting practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain high moral and ethical standards.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple competing projects and deadlines.
  • Knowledge of corporate governance.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to:

Christèle Goupy
Human Resources
1 Nicholas Street, 9th Floor
Ottawa, ON K1N 7B7
[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: Director of International

Reports to:           Managing Director of Policy
Salary Range:      $55,000 to $60,000
Term:                   Permanent
Closing Date:       Open until filled
Location:              Ottawa
Summary

The Director of International will have general oversight and overall responsibility for the International unit.  The Director of International will also work closely and collaboratively with all NWAC units in a number of policy areas pertaining to International issues.

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

General duties

The Director of International will:

  • Supervise the Unit’s research, policy, project and administrative staff;
  • Ensure the development and preparation of complex briefing notes, reports, position papers, letters, fact sheets and responses to correspondence within tight deadlines for the Executive Director and funders;
  • Develop policies, procedures, forms, templates and work instructions, as needed;
  • Monitor, review international convention and declaration relevant to Indigenous women and girls;
  • Provide leadership and management of quantitative/qualitative data collection and analysis;
  • Provide strategic advice to NWAC Executive Director related to policy and implementation surrounding International issues;
  • Work collaboratively with the Managing Director of Policy for overall development of strategic planning in relation to policy;
  • Develop and implement an NWAC International strategic policy framework;
  • Develop capacity for NWAC to meaningfully respond to legislative and policy initiatives with impacts for Indigenous LGBTQ2S+ women, girls, and gender-diverse people;
  • Research policy issues and provide strategic advice on international policy and legal issues impacting indigenous women and;
  • Ensure proper consideration and application of culture and gender based lenses with a focus on Métis, Inuit and First Nations and the LGBTQ2S communities;
  • Ensure that Unit Team members implement environmental scans, backgrounders, fact sheets, briefing notes, letters, press releases, position papers, reports and more;
  • Maintain good relationships with government offices, partners, stakeholders, and members of the public;
  • Adhere to all standards of excellence in file management and record keeping;
  • Assign specific portfolio and tasks to team members as applicable;
  • Complete relevant administrative tasks;
  • Create an inspiring team environment with an open communication culture;
  • Set clear goals;
  • Communicate clear instructions to the team;
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the unit;
  • Delegate tasks and set deadlines;
  • Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time;

Studies and Experience Requirement

  • University degree in the area of policy, legal, social sciences or other related studies or equivalent lived experience working on Indigenous issues will be considered;
  • Minimum of 6-8 years of experience working with NGOs, organizations, interest groups and government, agencies or business/corporate entities;
  • Minimum of 2-3 years in a managerial role;
  • Experience in managing a diverse workforce;
  • 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.

Key Skills

  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills in both English and French is an asset;
  • Strong research and analytical skills;
  • Ability to supervise and work in a strong team work environment;
  • Ability to carry out culturally-appropriate gender-based analysis (training will be provided);
  • 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 facilitate meetings; and,
  • Ability to carry out research, analyze data, and advance effective advocacy and communication strategies, in partnership with the Managing Director of Policy, under the supervision of the Executive Director.

Knowledge and Managerial Requirements

  • Experience with managing a diverse workforce;
  • Knowledge of leadership and management principles and practices;
  • Knowledge and understanding of historical and contemporary concerns and issues  Indigenous
  • Understanding and knowledge of Indigenous issues, norms and standards relevant to promotion and protection of Indigenous women’s rights;
  • 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.);
  • Knowledge of government systems and bureaucracy with regards to funding, politics, public policy and legislation;
  • Ability and availability to work overtime hours; and
  • Bilingualism is an asset.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to:

Christèle Goupy
Human Resources
1 Nicholas Street, 9th Floor
Ottawa, ON K1N 7B7
[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:

Christèle Goupy
Human Resources
1 Nicholas Street, 9th Floor
Ottawa, ON K1N 7B7
[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:  Travel Coordinator
Reports to:           Managing Director of Programs, Projects and Events
Salary Range:      $ 40,000 to 45,000
Term:                   Permanent
Closing Date:       Open until filled
Location:              Ottawa

 

Summary

The Travel Coordinator will be responsible in the coordination of travel and accommodation arrangements for all NWAC employees, members of the board of Directors and all travel relating to NWAC events.  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 Travel Coordinator will:

  • Plan and organize business travel for NWAC employees and members of the board and all travel relating to NWAC events;
  • Negotiate competitive rates with service providers (hotels, airline, transportation companies);
  • Coordinate hotel and flight bookings;
  • Make transportation and accommodation reservations;
  • Provide travel information to the employees
  • Maintain an organized list of all employees and Board/PTMAs members attending the event who require air tickets and keep updated with ticket information once booked;
  • Track last minute changes and updates;
  • Liaise with the Finance department for invoice processing;
  • Mitigate costs by securing reduced rates, utilize hotel points, airline points and unused airline tickets;
  • Follow NWAC travel policies;
  • Other related duties as required from time to time.

Studies and Experience Requirement

  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in the travel industry;
  • Post-secondary education in a related field, or an equivalent level of education and experience;
  • Experience with NGOs, organizations, interest groups and government or government agencies or business/corporate entities is an asset;
  • Certification with the Association of Canadian Travel Agencies is a definite asset.

Key Skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to work in a Team and good interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to take directions and work independently;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Strong negotiation 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;

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:

Christèle Goupy
Human Resources
1 Nicholas Street, 9th Floor
Ottawa, ON K1N 7B7
[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:  Translator

Reports to:           Executive Director
Salary Range:      $45,000 to $50,000
Term:                   Permanent
Closing Date:       Open until filled
Location:              Ottawa

Summary

The Translator will bring expertise to the translation of briefing notes, press releases, correspondence, emails, reports and other written materials from one language to another, while ensuring that the content, context and style of the original material is maintained to the greatest extent possible. 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 translator will:

  • Translate a variety of written material such as correspondence, reports, legal documents, emails, reports and other written documents from one language to another, maintaining the content, context and style of the original material to the greatest extent possible;
  • Localize software and accompanying technical documents to adapt them to another language and culture;
  • Read given material and research industry-specific terminology;
  • Cross-reference specialized dictionaries and translation tools to check quality of translation;
  • Proofread translated texts for grammar, spelling and punctuation accuracy;
  • Follow up with internal team members and clients to ensure translation meets their needs.
  • Other related duties as required from time to time.

Studies and Experience Requirement

  • BSc in Translation or in a related discipline such as languages and linguistics;
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience as a full-time translator, working in both English and French;
  • Experience with NGOs, organizations, interest groups and government or government agencies or business/corporate entities.
  • Fluency in English and French is required;
  • Additional certification in Linguistics is a plus.

Key Skills

  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills in both plain language and academic styles;
  • Excellent proofreading skills with the ability to identify grammar, spelling and punctuation errors;
  • Good knowledge of content editing tools
  • 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;

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.);
  • Fluency in Spanish is an asset

Please submit your resume and cover letter to:

Christèle Goupy
Human Resources
1 Nicholas Street, 9th Floor
Ottawa, ON K1N 7B7
[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: Managing Director of Policy
Reports to:           Executive Director
Salary Range:      $65,000 to $75,000
Term:                   Permanent
Closing Date:       Open until filled
Location:              Ottawa

Summary

The Managing Director of Policy will have general oversight and overall responsibility for the policy units at NWAC including Health, LGBTQ2S, Environment, Housing /Infrastructure, Water and Emergency Management, and International, Social, Political and Culture.  The Managing Director of Policy will direct the work by working collaboratively with all NWAC units. .

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 Managing Director of Policy will:

  • Supervise the Unit’s research, policy, project and administrative staff;
  • Ensure the development and preparation of complex briefing notes, reports, position papers, letters, fact sheets and responses to correspondence within tight deadlines for the Executive Director and funders;
  • Develop policies, procedures, forms, templates and work instructions, as needed;
  • Monitor, review, help develop, and change legislation affecting Indigenous women and girls;
  • Provide leadership and management of quantitative/qualitative data collection and analysis;
  • Conduct community- based consultations
  • Conduct community -based research activities in accordance with appropriate Aboriginal Research Ethical guidelines;
  • Perform qualitative and quantitative research on racialized, sexualized violence against Aboriginal women and on the status of Canadian and International law as it relates to the human rights of Indigenous women and girls;
  • Research policy issues and provide strategic advice on international and domestic policy issues impacting indigenous women and;
  • Ensure proper consideration and application of culture and gender-based lenses with a focus on Métis, Inuit and First Nations and the LGBTQ2S communities;
  • Ensure that Unit Team members implement environment scans, backgrounders, fact sheets, briefing notes, letters, press releases, position papers, reports and more;
  • Maintain good relationships with government offices, partners, stakeholders, and members of the public;
  • Adhere to all standards of excellence in file management and record keeping;
  • Assign specific portfolio and tasks to team members as applicable;
  • Complete relevant administrative tasks;
  • Create an inspiring team environment with an open communication culture;
  • Set clear goals;
  • Communicate clear instructions to the team;
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the unit;
  • Delegate tasks and set deadlines;

Studies and Experience Requirement

  • University degree in the area of policy, law, social sciences or other related studies or  equivalent lived experience working on Indigenous issues will be considered;
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of experience working in the area of policy and.or law.
  • Minimum of ten ) years of experience in a managerial role;
  • Relevant experience working or volunteering with Indigenous peoples, groups, or organizations is an asset;
  • Experience in managing a diverse workforce.

Key Skills

  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to supervise a Team and good interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to carry out culturally-appropriate 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 Provincial/Territorial Member Associations and with diverse stakeholders;
  • Ability to facilitate meetings;
  • Ability to work with a team;
  • Ability to carry out research, analyzes data, and advance effective advocacy and communication strategies under the supervision of the Executive Director.

Knowledge and Managerial Requirements

  • Experience with managing a diverse workforce;
  • Knowledge of leadership and management principles and practices;
  • Knowledge and understanding of historical and contemporary concerns and issues  Indigenous
  • Understanding and knowledge of Indigenous issues, norms and standards relevant to promotion and protection of Indigenous women’s rights;
  • 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.);
  • Knowledge of government systems and bureaucracy with regards to funding, politics, public policy and legislation;
  • Ability and availability to work overtime hours;
  • Bilingualism is an asset.

 

Please submit your resume and cover letter to:

Christèle Goupy
Human Resources
1 Nicholas Street, 9th Floor
Ottawa, ON K1N 7B7
[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:  Executive Coordinator to the Executive Director

Reports to:           Executive Director
Salary:                 $50,000
Term:                   Permanent
Closing Date:       Open until filled
Location:              Ottawa
Summary

The Executive coordinator is responsible for providing comprehensive organizational and administrative support to the Executive Director within the organization. The day-to-day responsibilities include managing schedules and meetings, answering phones, responding to emails, taking meeting minutes, and identifying and prioritizing items for attention.

The Executive Coordinator is also responsible for building and maintaining good working relationships with other staff members, as will serve as an intermediary between management and administrative staff. The Executive Coordinator will also perform administrative support tasks such as filing, ordering supplies, and scheduling travel.

This position works directly with the Executive Director and requires an organized, thoughtful and creative communicator that works effectively in a fast-paced environment. This exciting opportunity will make a difference in the lives of Indigenous women in Canada and around the world.

General duties

The NWAC Executive Coordinator will:

  • Provide leadership and manage overall administrative functions for the National Office, oversee work flow, troubleshoot and provide assistance where required;
  • Supervise administrative support staff at National Office, including assisting in the completion of annual performance evaluations;
  • Provide executive support to the Executive Director – travel, calendars, meeting planning correspondence;
  • Play a significant role in managing information technology and infrastructure including liaison with technical support providers, computer support, and managing office equipment requirements;
  • Analyze and prioritize incoming and outgoing briefs, memoranda, submissions and reports and prepare and present to the Executive Director for review and approval;
  • Prepare meeting agendas and briefings, maintain meeting notes and arrange for implementation of action items and motions of the board of directors;
  • Liaise with internal departments and with other organizations and associations on behalf of the Executive Director;
  • Draft outgoing correspondence in accordance with instructions provided;
  • Review all outgoing correspondence for accuracy;
  • Screen all incoming information including telephone calls and correspondence;
  • Research, prioritize, and follow up on incoming issues and concerns addressed to the ED, including those of a sensitive or confidential nature and determine appropriate course of action, referral, or response;
  • Work closely with the Executive Director to keep her well-informed of upcoming commitments and responsibilities; following-up appropriately;
  • Alleviate the Executive Director of routine administrative details, including: review of incoming correspondence; compilation of reports; sending meeting invitations, preparation of presentations; preparation of expense report; and completion of scheduling and monitoring;
  • Other related duties as required from time to time

Governance Support

  • Work with the Executive Director to manage all governance processes for the Organization;
  • Maintain a detailed knowledge of the governance processes and protocols of the Association, including in-depth knowledge of bylaws, Societies Act and other statutory requirements for non-profits;
  • Assist in maintaining all required governance documentation, including agendas, preparing meeting materials and packages, meeting calendars, minutes, action items and motions;
  • Help organize Board of Directors and committee meetings and teleconferences, including coordinating meeting locations, guest room accommodations, meals and travel;
  • Help manage other organizational meetings such as Annual General Meetings, other events and teleconferences as required.

Studies and Experience Requirement

  • University degree in public administration or a relevant discipline;
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in a related executive administrative 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;
  • Excellent knowledge of technical documentation best practices;
  • Other related duties as required from time to time

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:

Christèle Goupy
Human Resources
1 Nicholas Street, 9th Floor
Ottawa, ON K1N 7B7
[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:  Editor / Communication Specialist

Reports to:           Director of Communication
Salary Range:      $40,000 to $45,000
Term:                   Permanent
Closing Date:       Open until filled
Location:              Ottawa
Summary

The Editor / Communication Specialist will bring expertise to the writing and editing of briefing notes, press releases, and other written materials. The Editor / Communication Specialist will also assist in the development and timely delivery of initiatives that support NWAC in its communications, public relations and messaging strategies. 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 Editor / Communication Specialist will:

  • Evaluate suitability of reports, briefing notes, press releases for publication, or electronic media and recommend or make changes in content, style and organization;
  • Read and edit copy to be published to detect and correct errors in spelling, grammar and syntax, and shorten or lengthen copy as space or time requires;
  • Confer with the Director of Communication regarding revisions to copy;
  • Plan and implement layout or format of copy according to space or time allocations and significance of copy;
  • Review and edit documents, reports from the various NWAC units;
  • Assist in communication of strategies or messages from senior leadership;
  • Ability to assist to create media releases for NWAC when required;
  • Assisting in various digital marketing and communications initiatives;
  • Ability to adapt and adjust to changes;
  • Other related duties as required from time to time.

Studies and Experience Requirement

  • BSc / BA in journalism, public relations, communications and English
  • 2-3 years of experience in professional business writing/ editing
  • Experience 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;
  • Excellent knowledge of WordPress;
  • Knowledge and understanding of Social Media principles for business;
  • Strong attention to detail, editing and proofreading capabilities;
  • Ability to work in a team and good interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to take directions and work independently;
  • 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; 

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:

Christèle Goupy
Human Resources
1 Nicholas Street, 9th Floor
Ottawa, ON K1N 7B7
[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.