Careers

Job Posting: Elder/ Senior Advisor

Reports to: Executive Director
Salary Range: $50,000 to $60,000
Term: Permanent
Closing Date: Open until filled
Location: Ottawa

Summary

The NWAC Elder/ Senior Advisor is involved in all aspects of the development and implementation of the Native Women’s Association of Canadas’ political, policy and program strategies, both at the national and international levels.

General duties

The NWAC Elder/Senior Policy Advisor will:
• Provide advice on issues of concern to Indigenous women and girls and gender diverse people including, housing, environment, human rights, identity/membership, health/healing;
• Provide guidance on cultural protocols;
• Work collaboratively with the NWAC in-house Elder;
• Speak on Indigenous womens’ issues in public, at conferences and meetings, or as required;
• Provide cultural and lived experience expertise and advice to the organization and board of directors, when required;
• Attend high-level meetings with Directors, the Executive Director or the President, as required;
• Provide advice and opinions on existing research, policy positions and international and domestic human rights issues;
• Review background research, and reports and provide advice on data analysis;
• Communicate and collaborate with governmental and non-governmental organizations as necessary;
• Maintain regular and ongoing communication with the Legal team. Programs team and Strategic Policy Team and the NWAC Directors, Executive Director and President;
• Work with other NIO’s and NGO’s to address issues impacting indigenous women and girls;
• Assist in the preparation of power points, reports, fact sheets, briefing notes, shadow reports, or other policy-type documents;
• Assist in the facilitation of focus groups or workshops;
• Assist in supporting families on an as-needed basis;
• Provide advise and suggestions on proposals; and
• Other related duties as required from time to time.

Studies and Work 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 fifteen (15) years of experience working with band councils, NGOs, organizations, interest groups and government, agencies or business/corporate entities;

Key Skills
• Strong verbal communication skills;
• Good writing skills;
• Ability to work in a Team or independently and good interpersonal skills;
• Understanding of culturally-relevant gender-based analysis ( training will be provided);
• Ability to apply sound judgment and make decisions, often on short notice;
• Ability to prioritize, multi-task and organize work effectively;
• Ability to work with NWAC PTMAs and with diverse stakeholders;
• Ability to chair or facilitate meetings;
• Ability to supervise or carry out research, analyzes data, and advance effective advocacy and communication strategies under the supervision of the Executive Director.

Knowledge Requirements

• Knowledge and understanding of 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;
• Some knowledge and understanding of traditions;
• Understanding and knowledge of Indigenous issues, and norms and standards relevant to promotion and protection of Indigenous women’s rights;
• Some knowledge of key issues impacting Indigenous women and girls in Canada and internationally;
• Some understanding of social policy (including violence prevention and impacts, housing, etc.);
• Bilingualism is considered an asset (Indigenous language and English)

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 Policy Advisor – Environment            

Reports to: Executive Director
Salary Range: $35,000
Term: Permanent
Closing Date: Open until filled
Location: Ottawa

Summary

The Junior Policy Advisor – Environment 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 entry-level position will support developing and executing NWAC official positions in a number of policy areas pertaining to the environment. 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 Junior Policy Advisor – Environment will:

  • Actively maintain an Environment 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 Environment Policy development to the President and the Executive Director;
  • Research policy issues and provide advice on international and domestic Environment policy issues impacting Indigenous women and girls.
  • Engage in background research, prepare documents and reports, and analyze data;
  • Communicate and collaborate with governmental and non-governmental organizations as necessary;
  • Maintain regular and ongoing communications with the other NWAC departments and the Executive Director;
  • Work with other NIO’s and NGO’s to address issues impacting Indigenous women and girls;
  • Assist in writing reports, factsheets, briefing notes, shadow reports, or other policy-type documents;
  • Assist in writing proposals; and,
  • Other related duties as required from time to time.

Studies

  • Undergraduate degree in environment.

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.

Work/Volunteer Experience

  • Minimum 1 year relevant work or volunteer experience with NGOs, organizations, interest groups and government or government agencies or business/corporate entities.

Knowledge Requirements

  • Knowledge and understanding of Environmental issues impacting Indigenous Peoples in Canada and Internationally;
  • 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.


Hiring a Director of the Legal Advocacy Group 

Reports to: Executive Director
Salary Range: $80,000 to $90,000
Term: Permanent
Closing Date: Open until filled
Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Summary

NWAC’s Director of the Legal Advocacy Group will have oversight over the NWAC Legal team. Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Director of the Legal Unit will provide advice, support and coaching to the Legal team.

General Duties

The Director of the NWAC Legal Advocacy Group will:

  • Supervise the Legal Team;
  • Conduct 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 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 dates 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 well-being of Indigenous women and girls.
  • 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

  • Successful completion of a J.D., ;  LL.L., and  J.D.;  or J.D/LL.B;
  • License to practice in Ontario and is in good standing with the Ontario Bar Association; License to practice in Quebec is an asset;
  • Demonstrated study or experience in Indigenous legal issues and Employment Law is an asset.

Key Skills

  • Strong legal writing and verbal communication skills in both English and French an asset;
  • Strong legal research 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.

Work/Volunteer Experience

  • Minimum of 6 years’ experience as a practicing lawyer.
  • Experience supervising a team of lawyers.
  • 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.

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.);
  • Bilingualism is an asset.

Please submit resume and covering 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, Ontario or by teleconference.

 

Offre d’emploi : Directrice ou directeur du Groupe d’action juridique de l’AFAC

Relève de : la directrice générale
Échelle salariale : 80 000 à 90 000 $
Mandat : poste permanent
Date de clôture : poste ouvert jusqu’à ce qu’il soit pourvu
Lieu de travail : Ottawa, Ontario

Résumé

La directrice ou le directeur du Groupe d’action juridique de l’AFAC supervise l’équipe juridique de l’AFAC. Sous la direction de la directrice générale, la ou le titulaire de l’unité juridique conseille, soutient et encadre l’équipe juridique.

Fonctions générales

La directrice ou le directeur du Groupe d’action juridique de l’AFAC :

  • supervise l’équipe juridique;
  • fait de la recherche juridique approfondie sur demande;
  • rédige et maintient des documents d’entreprise, de contentieux et autres documents juridiques;
  • rédige de la correspondance avec des bureaux gouvernementaux, des partenaires, des intervenants et des membres du grand public;
  • examine et rédige à l’occasion des documents de politiques et des rapports de haut niveau;
  • surveiller, examiner, contribuer à l’élaboration et modifier les lois qui touchent les femmes et les filles autochtones;
  • maintenir de bonnes relations avec les bureaux gouvernementaux, les partenaires, les intervenants et les membres du grand public;
  • assister indépendamment à des réunions, des séances d’information et des comparutions devant les tribunaux selon les besoins;
  • adhérer à toutes les normes d’excellence en matière de gestion et conservation des documents;
  • voyager au besoin pour répondre aux besoins de l’entreprise;
  • traiter avec compétence et respect les éléments de preuve et les témoignages sensibles et difficiles;
  • donner de bons conseils juridiques à la direction générale et au conseil d’administration;
  • effectuer des tâches administratives pertinentes;
  • indépendamment et en tant que membre d’une équipe, préparer tous les aspects des dossiers de litiges selon les besoins;
  • démontrer une compréhension ferme et son adhésion aux exigences et attentes professionnelles et éthiques;
  • collaborer avec les services de politique stratégique, de prévention de la violence et d’autres conseillers juridiques à la promotion du bien-être des femmes et des filles autochtones;
  • créer un environnement de travail d’équipe inspirant, caractérisé par une culture de communication ouverte;
  • établir des objectifs clairs;
  • communiquer des instructions claires à l’équipe;
  • gérer le fonctionnement de l’unité au jour le jour;
  • déléguer des tâches et fixer des échéances.

Études

  • Titulaire d’un doctorat en jurisprudence (J.D.); licence en droit civil (LL.L.) et J.D. ou J.D./LL.B. (baccalauréat en droit)
  • Permis d’exercice en Ontario et en règle avec L’Association du Barreau de l’Ontario; permis d’exercice au Québec un atout
  • Études ou expérience démontrée en matière de questions juridiques relatives aux Autochtones et en droit du travail

Compétences clés

  • Solides compétences de rédaction juridique et aptitudes de communication orale en anglais et en français un atout
  • Solides compétences de recherche juridique
  • Capacité à superviser une équipe et entregent
  • Capacité à réaliser des analyses comparatives entre les sexes culturellement pertinentes (formation offerte)
  • Capacité à appliquer un jugement sûr et à prendre des décisions dans le domaine, souvent à peu d’avis
  • Capacité à établir des priorités, à faire preuve de polyvalence et à organiser le travail efficacement sous pression
  • Capacité à effectuer de la recherche en collaboration et consultation avec les associations provinciales et territoriales membres (APTM) de l’AFAC et divers intervenants;
  • Capacité à animer des réunions
  • Capacité à travailler avec une équipe
  • Capacité à faire de la recherche, analyser des données et faire avancer des plaidoyers et des stratégies de communication efficaces sous la supervision de la directrice générale

Expérience de travail/bénévolat

  • Minimum de six (6) ans d’expérience de pratique du droit
  • Expérience de supervision d’une équipe d’avocats
  • Expérience pertinente de travail ou de bénévolat avec des peuples, des groupes ou des organisations autochtones
  • Expérience pertinente de travail ou de bénévolat avec des organisations ou sociétés à but non lucratif un atout

Connaissances requises

  • Connaissance approfondie des lois et règlements provinciaux de l’Ontario, particulièrement ceux qui sont pertinents pour les employeurs; connaissance des lois et règlements du Québec un atout
  • Compréhension des lois et règlements fédéraux, particulièrement ceux qui sont pertinents pour les organisations à but non lucratif constituées en vertu d’une loi fédérale
  • Connaissance des questions juridiques importantes pour les Autochtones, particulièrement dans la mesure où elles affectent les femmes et les filles
  • Certaines connaissance et compréhension des peuples autochtones au Canada et ailleurs dans le monde, de leurs cultures, leurs histoires et leurs traditions
  • Compréhension et connaissance des questions autochtones et des normes pertinentes relativement à la promotion et la protection des droits des femmes autochtones
  • Une certaine connaissance des questions clés qui touchent les femmes et les filles autochtones au Canada et ailleurs dans le monde
  • Une certaine compréhension des politiques sociales (y compris en matière de prévention de la violence et des répercussions de la violence, de logement, etc.)
  • Bilinguisme un atout

Veuillez transmettre votre curriculum vitae et une lettre d’accompagnement, par courriel de préférence, à :

Christèle Goupy
Ressources humaines
1, rue Nicholas, 9e étage
Ottawa (Ontario) K1N 7B7
Courriel : [email protected]

La préférence sera accordée aux candidates et candidats autochtones.

Seules les personnes sélectionnées pour une entrevue seront contactées.

Les entrevues auront lieu à Ottawa ou par téléconférence.