National Liaison, MMIWG Secretariat

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 report Reclaiming Power and Place-  National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) was a start to an action-oriented framework to drive outcomes.  In particular, this opportunity is at the heart of investing in making change for safe existence for Inuit Women, facilitating change with and through the community.  

The National Liaison is critical to the implementation of the core goals of the MMIWG Secretariat of the MMIWG Secretariat and creation of an Inuit Women’s support and awareness network that will strengthen partnerships and build the capacity of the Inuit women sector. It will be a platform for Inuit women across the country to share promising practices, provide collaborative supports and to share opportunities and resources. The secretariate will provide a mechanism for Inuit women and gender diverse people to amplify their voices across Canada.

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:

  • Engage with organizations serving Inuit women and gender-diverse people across Canada in support of action plans that will improve community safety, well-being, health and development goals in culturally appropriate means and methods.
  • Ensure MMIWG Pathways actions and implementation opportunities are coordinated and conveyed to all Inuit organizations which represent Inuit women’s leadership and voices.  
  • Support delivery of Inuit-GBA+ specific actions and activities in collaboration and partnership between the federal government and a network of Inuit women’s leadership organizations and grass root organizations for optimum uptake and collective implementation.
  • Work collaboratively with the federal government to communicate and disseminate opportunities for funding and collaboration that will complement community safety, well-being, health and development goals in culturally appropriate means and methods.
  • Communicate and promote ongoing progress on this initiative and any others that may arise from other government departments that support programming related to the specific safety and well-being needs of Indigenous women, gender diverse people, adults, and older adults.
  • Enhance the credibility of the MMIWG Secretariat and programmatic expertise among the community partners by facilitating engagement of appropriate resources as appropriate.

Essential Qualifications

  • Project Management – ability to understand and communicate interdependencies that lead to the critical path; assess and communicate progress toward long-term objectives. 
  • Strategic Thinking – ability to understand the organizations position relative to what’s happening in the community; can scale from big picture to details anticipating emerging trends and leveraging the right resources for the best communications strategies and tactics.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship management skills – ability to positively interact and build relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, including the Executive Director, Board of Directors, and Federal, provincial, and territorial leaders. 
  • Strong problem solving, negotiation and conflict resolution skills – proven ability to influence policy makers. 
  • Strong customer and stakeholder focus – credible and effective in the community.
  • Experience in working across and within departments in an organization with excellent negotiation, communication, and presentation skills.
  • Strong communicator who can translate technical programming into accessible, compelling, and engaging storytelling that establishes a connection across the MMIWG Secretariat stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated experience in program documentation, program monitoring, report writing, networking, and partner development.
  • Demonstrated experience working in cross-functional and remote teams for the purpose of program implementation, development support mechanisms and resource acquisition.
  • Must be able to take initiative to meet deadlines in a time sensitive environment with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Able to professionally represent Pauktuutit and the MMIWG Secretariat to external constituencies.
  • 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:

  • Experience preferably in a role developing, implementing, and evaluating strategies and initiatives. 
  • Experience in the design, implementation, and management of large development projects.
  • Experience in initiating and building partnerships with external organizations, stakeholder engagement, or project management.
  • Experience working with Inuit; and knowledge of the current political, social, and economic conditions of Inuit. 
  • Understanding of and experience in government relations, and public policy is a definite asset.
  • Demonstrable report writing skills. 
  • Ability to create a clear vision, model end-to-end value creation, key objectives and what it takes to inspire others to achieve.
  • 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.

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Language Requirement: Fluency in oral and written Inuktut and English.