Full-Time Position (Winnipeg)
Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc. (MKO)’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Liaison Unit is seeking an experienced individual to lead an innovative project within the Unit. The Decolonizing Anti-Racism Coordinator will be responsible for all aspects related to the coordination of the project, Decolonizing Anti-Racism: First Nations Women, Girls, and LGBTQ2S Individuals Empowerment Workshops and Advocacy for Safety and Security. The project aims to address the immediate, medium-term and long-term safety and security, anti-racism, employment, justice and social participation for Indigenous women, girls and LGBTQ2S individuals in Manitoba.
The incumbent works in an environment focused on the design and delivery of culturally responsive and dignified trauma informed health and wellness supports for individuals who have been impacted by the issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people (MMIWG2S+). This includes providing support to survivors of gender-based violence, families of MMIWG and 2SLGBTQQIA+ individuals, and communities who have been impacted by MMIWG2S+.
Experience and Qualifications:
- Minimum completion of a Bachelor’s degree in the Human Services with 5 years’ experience in social services program delivery; a relevant combination of education and work experience will be considered.
- Experience working within a harm reduction and dignified trauma informed care organizational structure that involves understanding, recognizing, and responding to the effects of all types of trauma, including intergenerational trauma and the impacts of colonization.
- Strong analytical skills including the ability to perform research, and interpret, assess, and synthesize information in a logical manner and use in practice.
- Excellent facilitation skills, with the ability to engage groups in a respectful manner that maximizes participation.
- Excellent written communication skills for the purposes of developing background information, presentations, workshops and training materials, report writing, and other related materials.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Oversee and coordinate all aspects related to managing the project, Decolonizing Anti-Racism: First Nations Women, Girls, and LGBTQ2S Individuals Empowerment Workshops and Advocacy for Safety and Security
- Develop empowerment and advocacy tools and strategies for First Nations women, girls, and LGBTQ2S+ people in Manitoba.
- Coordinate and plan empowerment and advocacy workshops for First Nations women, girls, and LGBTQ2S+ people in Manitoba
- Develop workshops and plan discussions related to addressing the immediate, medium-term and long-term safety and security, anti-racism, employment, justice and social participation for Indigenous women, girls and LGBTQ2S individuals in Manitoba.
- Plan and coordinate multiple gatherings of First Nations women, girls, and LGBTQ2S+ people in Manitoba to deliver workshops and facilitate discussions on the key project areas of safety and security, anti-racism, employment, justice, and social participation.
- Develop content for project-related documents, including workshop materials, presentations, guides, letters, and other correspondence related to the project.
- Track, analyze, and organize feedback and data gathered during workshops and facilitated discussions for the purposes of developing a Final Report.
- Utilize a strength based, dignified and trauma informed approach when facilitating workshops and discussions and working with First Nations women, girls, and LGBTQ2S people who participate in the project.
- Maintain accurate and up-to-date budgets, cash flows, and records of expenses as required by project funders.
- Assist with project reporting to funders as required, including final reporting.
- Create and maintain positive working relationships and partnerships with agencies and individuals involved in the following key areas related to the project: safety and security of Indigenous women, girls, and LGBTQ2S people; anti-racism; employment; justice; and social participation for the purpose of project participation and information gathering.
Other Duties and Skills:
- Work under the supervision of the MMIWG Liaison Unit Director
- Must be willing to participate in Indigenous cultural practices and protocols related to land-based healing and wellness activities.
- Provide intermittent written and verbal reports to the MMIWG Liaison Unit Director on the status of the project
- Must be highly organized with an ability to work independently while managing multiple projects and priorities on strict deadlines
- Maintain strict confidentiality as outlined under The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and advise the Executive Director of any conflicts of interests that may arise
- Participate in ongoing professional development and training as provided by MKO
- Ability to comply with all MKO policies and procedures
- Ability to travel and work flexible hours as required
- Possess a valid Manitoba Drivers license
- Ability to speak a First Nation language is an asset
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Current criminal record, child abuse, and vulnerable sector check including clearance to work with vulnerable women, youth, and children
- Perform all other related duties as assigned
Interested applicants please submit a cover letter, resume and three (3) written references, with written permission to contact references by 4:00pm on April 14, 2022 to:
Email: [email protected]
Fax: (204) 778-7655
Mail: 206-55 Selkirk Avenue
Thompson, MB R8N 0N8
We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.