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Project Coordinator: Urban Indigenous Rights - Congress of Aboriginal Peoples

Nov 25, 2020
Ottawa (Vanier), Ontario

The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples’ (CAP) mandate is to represent the interests of off-reserve status and non-status Indians, Métis and Southern Inuit living in urban or rural areas. CAP holds meetings with members of the government and other stakeholders to find practical ways to improve federal programs, laws and services for off-reserve Indigenous Peoples.

The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples is looking for a Project Coordinator to complete work under its Urban Indigenous Rights project. 

The Project Coordinator will be responsible for:

  • Carrying out research in areas of policy
  • Event coordination and planning
  • Planning and coordinating of a legal symposium on Urban Indigenous Rights, including but not limited to logistics, planning, contract administration, event promotion and outreach
  • Contribute to the preparation of presentations and marketing material for the symposium
  • Preparation of reports and other relevant documents

The successful candidate for this position should have the following skills and abilities;

  • Must have a general understanding of policy issues for off-reserve Indigenous Peoples living in urban, rural, remote and isolated areas throughout Canada;
  • Must have excellent written and oral communications skills and a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with government, internal and external contacts at all levels;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Minimum two to three years of relevant experience in research, project management or coordination;
  • Excellent file management and record-keeping skills
  • Good time management skills, along with the ability to prioritize daily tasks; excellent organizational and planning skills, and effective decision-making abilities;
  • Strategic and critical thinking is essential, along with innovative problem-solving skills;
  • Sound judgment and good work ethic;
  • Works well both in a team environment and independently;
  • Self-motivated with a professional approach and a 'can-do' attitude.

Experience and Education Requirements:

  • University degree or near completion of a degree in the area of policy, law, social sciences or other related studies or equivalent lived experience working on Indigenous issues will be considered; 
  • Relevant experience in working with Indigenous peoples; groups or organizations is an asset

Preference will be given to Indigenous candidates.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this opportunity. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Accommodations will be provided at all stages of the hiring process. We ask applicants to make their needs known in advance.

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