MMIWG Secretariat Coordinator

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 Pauktuutit, you are taking an active role in changing the lives of Inuit. Likewise, Pauktuutit recognizes your value and is dedicated to supporting you and creating environments that fit our employees’ diverse lifestyles. This includes benefits and rewards 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 is actively engaged in creating space to connect, share experiences, celebrate each other, and recognize our work.

Join our team!

Pauktuutit offers multiple opportunities for remote work, and we welcome you from across Canada!

The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) Secretariat Coordinator works in close collaboration with colleagues applying an Inuit-specific GBA+ lens in carrying out all initiatives related to implementation of the secretariate in accordance with the community and funding conditions in contribution agreements on behalf of Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada (PIWC).  The coordinator maintains current subject matter knowledge as well as knowledge of relevant government funding programs and other sources of financial support to create an Inuit Women’s support and awareness Network that will strengthen partnerships and build the capacity of the Inuit women sector.

To successfully deliver in this portfolio, candidates need an understanding of the historical context of Inuit in Canada, how it contributes to the widespread impact of trauma, and the work needed to arrive at safe, healthy futures.

Your responsibilities include:

  • Collaborate with the Interlocutor with implementation of the MMIWG Secretariat and related activities including contracts, partnership development and management, resource material production, applications for research licenses and ethics approvals, and all aspects of project delivery, monitoring and evaluation using an Inuit-specific GBA+ framework.
  • Coordinate access to appropriate knowledge, storytelling, and promising practices and program examples, across the MMIWG Secretariat.
  • Leverage learning and innovations from project implementations for ongoing resource and partnership development.
  • Develops and maintains advisory committees, including planning and coordinating teleconferences and meetings, preparation of background materials, meeting notes, and ensures action/follow-up on committee recommendations.
  • Plans and /or facilitates meetings, focus groups, teleconferences, webinars, and workshops as required including coordination of logistics. 
  • Develops workshop training tools, presentations, and meeting materials such as agendas, background information, and coordinate translation of same.
  • Assists with project report writing, including organizing, compiling, and drafting reports and other materials related to projects and distributes final documents to all project stakeholders.
  • Coordinates development and dissemination of promotional materials; and provides updated project information for the website and other social media platforms.
  • Establishes and/or maintains partnerships, networks and relationships with Inuit organizations, communities, partners, and services including maintaining current contact information.
  • Maintains an overview of community-based, regional, and national developments that involve Inuit women’s priorities.
  • Assists the Interlocutor in liaising with national and regional Inuit organizations and other relevant agencies.
  • Supports Pauktuutit representation in the community and attends relevant meetings on behalf of Pauktuutit, including task forces, working groups and forums and provide internal and external consultation as required.

Essential Qualifications

  • Outstanding communication and collaboration skills, and open-minded approach to influence decision making; working effectively with various levels of management and teams. 
  • Ability to build consensus within groups with diverse needs; demonstrates a willingness to learn and ask for help and maintain presence interacting with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Time management – Ability to balance multiple tasks and large volume of duties; prioritizes; takes initiative to ensure deadlines are met and work is completed properly.
  • Ability to work independently and to collaborate with staff, contractors, and stakeholders.
  • Oral and written skills including presentation and group facilitation skills
  • Ability to coordinate logistics for events, meetings, and workshops.
  • Sensitivity and empathy to facilitate a trusting environment.
  • Conflict resolution skills and tact to support difficult situations.
  • Fluency in oral and written Inuktut and English.

Highly Desirable Qualifications:

  • Project management experience including budget support and report writing, preferably a not-for-profit organization.
  • Ability to prepare and execute a work plan for design, writing, editing, review, and production of proposals.
  • Experience working with Inuit and knowledge and experience of current political and health, violence and abuse prevention, and socio-economic issues of Inuit.
  • Knowledge of community-based research, advisory committees and understanding of government policy matters for Inuit using a GBA+ framework. 
  • Excellent writing and editing with ability to pay close attention to details is an asset.
  • Knowledge of government systems with regards to funding, grants, and contributions.
  • French language skills.

About Pauktuutit:

Pauktuutit is a small but mighty team of individuals who work to improve the quality of life for all Inuit women and gender diverse people. 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:

Please include a cover letter with your resume and send them to jobs@pauktuutit.ca or apply directly on our website at www.pauktuutit.ca/careers/

We thank all applicants for their interest in Pauktuutit; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

More Information

Language Requirement: Fluency in oral and written Inuktut and English. French language skills.