Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada (PIWC) is the national representative organization of Inuit women in Canada. We foster greater awareness of the needs of Inuit women, advocate for equality and social improvements, and encourage Inuit women’s full participation in the community, regional and national life of Canada.
By choosing PIWC, you are taking an active role in changing lives of Inuit. Likewise, PIWC recognizes your value and is dedicated to supporting you and creating environments that fits our employee’s diverse lifestyles. This includes benefits and perks such as: supplementary Health and Dental benefits; Cell Phone and Internet allowance or when we are in office, allowance for public transportation. We value your time and in addition to paid vacation, personal wellbeing days and recognition of public holidays, we celebrate holidays that recognize women and indigenous people. Our Social Committee are actively engaged in creating space to connect, share experiences, celebrate each other, and recognize our work. Join our team!
This position will be primarily based at our Ottawa, Ontario office; however, remote work is currently available and could potentially be permanent based on business needs as we move forward.
PIWC, as the national voice of Inuit women in Canada, has a key role to play in developing and supporting policies impacting Inuit Women and in promoting greater progress in priority areas for Inuit women and children, across health and well-being, violence, and abuse prevention – safety, and socio-economic development. Our ability to do so depends heavily on partnerships across government departments, key funders, Inuit community groups and other stakeholder organizations.
The final report released by The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG), resulted in a commitment toward addressing Calls for Justice and recommended that the federal, provincial, territorial, and Indigenous governments work together to develop a National Action Plan.
We are seeking a skilled individual with a passion to make a difference in this critical first step, to fill the role of Project Coordinator for a 4-month temporary full-time position (with the possibility of an extension). An excellent communicator with strong writing skills, the Project Coordinator will play a key role in supporting progress of the MMIWG National Action Plan.
As an ideal candidate, you are an engaging, self-motivated team player with exceptional project support skills, in particular within a policy and research environment. You have knowledge and experience of the North and share our deep commitment to advocating for, and supporting, Inuit women and their families.
Responsibilities will include:
- Assist with the coordination and implementation of project activities including document translations, resource material production and project deliverables.
- Develop and maintain engagement meetings, including planning, coordinating and/or facilitating teleconferences, meetings, and workshops.
- Support effective engagements with key stakeholders spanning Government Departments, Agencies, Crown Corporations, experts, Family and Survivors Circles, Working groups, Indigenous Organizations and other key stakeholders as needed on the development and implementation of the National Action Plan.
- Implement projects in accordance with the community and funding conditions in contribution agreements with funders.
- Maintain an overview of community-based regional and national development in abuse prevention issues for Inuit women.
- Provide regular project updates and briefings to the Manager/Director of Programs.
- Assist with liaising with national, regional Inuit organization and other agencies for the continued operation of the program.
- Provide internal and external consultation with Inuit organization as required.
- Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience.
- A university or college degree in a relevant discipline, or an acceptable combination of experience and education.
- Specific knowledge of violence, abuse prevention, and socio-economic issues are highly desirable.
- Previous experience with meeting coordination and travel logistics is highly desirable.
- Strong skills in writing and communications, project and budget development and project co-ordination, implementation, and reporting.
- Knowledge and experience of the North and working with Inuit.
- Spoken and written Inuktut language is desirable. French is an asset.
Pauktuutit is a small but mighty team of individuals who work to improve the quality of life for all Inuit women. Our mission is to foster a greater awareness of the needs of Inuit women and create change to advance women’s full social, economic, and cultural participation in communities in Inuit Nunangat, as well as cities across Canada where Inuit live.
Pauktuutit is an equal opportunity employer, with policies and practices intended to build an inclusive, accessible, and respectful work environment. We strongly encourage applications from Inuit and other Indigenous people. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, and regulations.
We are committed to accommodating individuals with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations, please indicate so in your application.
How to apply:
We thank all applicants for their interest in Pauktuutit; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.