Employment Opportunity: Project Coordinator

About This Position

Conditions: Permanent Full-Time
Closing Date: Friday, February 7, 2020 @ 4:30pm

Wiijii’idiwag Ikwewag Inc. is an organization that empowers families to connect to their Indigenous language, culture, and identity throughout the journey of pregnancy, birth, postpartum and beyond. We foster a work environment that is supportive, empowering and encourages innovative thinking. We offer a full and comprehensive benefits package including matched pension contribution.

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General Responsibilities

The Project Coordinator will report directly to the Executive Director of Wiijii’idiwag Ikwewag and will be responsible for supervising the project team members, assisting in the development and implementation of work plans, developing and delivering presentations, planning meetings and events, communicating with partners and stakeholders, reporting on progress and performance objectives, resolving problems as they arise, oversee the administration of the project’s records and documents as well as other senior level administrative duties.

The Candidate Should Possess:

  • Relevant, recent and significant experience in project coordination;
  • Experience working with Elders in First Nation communities;
  • Experience working with First Nations/Indigenous people at a community and/or program level;
  • Ability to develop and document work plans, including ongoing adaptation and reporting;
  • Ability to build and maintain respectful and effective relationships with diverse groups, organizations, and individuals to work collaboratively and cooperatively, including good conflict management skills and abilities;
  • Ability to multi-task, set priorities effectively, time manage and problem solve;
  • Ability to coordinate, design and facilitate meetings and other gatherings including the development of pre-reading and meeting documentation;
  • Ability to communicative effectively both orally and in writing, including making presentations to a variety of audiences, ensuring material is adapted as required for the audience;
  • Ability to efficiently and effectively utilize Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel;
  • Understanding of the strengths and challenges within Indigenous communities;
  • Ability to adapt to evolving responsibilities and be willing to expand capacity as the job requires;
  • Experience in supervision of staff;
  • Proficiency in Indigenous ways of knowledge and cultural traditions.

The Candidate Must Have:

  • A valid Class 5 MB Driver’s License with access to a reliable vehicle;
  • Willingness to obtain a Criminal Record Check and Child Abuse Registry Check;
  • Flexibility in work schedule including evenings, weekends and possible overnights;
  • Ability to travel

How To Apply

We thank all who apply, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Late submissions will not be accepted.

1. Through the form on this webpage; or 

2. Submit a cover letter, resume and salary expectations through the form on this page or by separate email to the attention of: 

Email: ikwe@birthsovereignty.ca

We thank all those who apply, but only those considered for the position will be contacted. Late submissions will not be accepted.

As an Indigenous employer we encourage individuals with Indigenous ancestry to apply.

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