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Prevention and Healing Initiatives Coordinator

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Liaison Unit
Manitoba  –  Full Time Position

Under the supervision of the MMIWG Liaison Unit Director, the Prevention and Healing Initiatives Coordinator will be responsible for all aspects related to the coordination of the project, Men and Boys are part of the Solution. The project aims to develop and implement land-based cultural programming as prevention and intervention of male-perpetrated domestic violence against First Nations women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people in 25 Northern Manitoba First Nations.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and coordinate all aspects related to managing the project, Men and Boys are part of the Solution to Building Healthy and Safe Communities.
  • Develop and implement land-based cultural programming strategies for First Nations men, boys and 2SLGBTQQIA+ with an emphasis on Natural Law, sacred instruction for balance and interconnectedness.
  • Coordinate and plan 25 focus groups which will be hosted in Manitoba’s northern First Nations communities with the goal of increasing the understanding amongst male participants of healthy relationships and communities that are respectful and supportive of First Nations women, girls, and 2SLBGTQQIA+.
  • Must be willing to participate in Indigenous cultural practices and protocols related to land-based healing and wellness activities.
  • Develop the program by including men, boys, elders, and knowledge keepers from all 25 MKO members First Nations.
  • Utilize a strength based, dignified and trauma informed approach when facilitating workshops and discussions and working with First Nations men, boys, and LGBTQ2S people who participate in the project.
  • Utilize decolonizing approach in implementing Indigenous led approaches in ensuring that behavioral changes occur in men who perpetrate violence by empowering men to develop skills and knowledge in their traditional roles as warriors, firekeepers, providers and teachers.
  • 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.
  • Document all contact with program participants and staff from allied agencies, noting: purpose of interaction, information provided, next steps, etc.
  • 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: land-based cultural programming as prevention and intervention of male-perpetrated domestic violence against First Nations women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people. Help restore their natural inclination for respect, harmony, dignity, and healthy relationships and come to truly understand the impacts of violence and their actions on themselves, their victims and victim’s families, and the broader community.
  • Work with and foster relationships among First Nation Grandmothers, Elders, and Knowledge Keepers and First Nations women, girls, and LGBTQ2S people to expand their understanding of the significance of Indigenous women, girls, and LGBTQ2S people in community and society
  • Attend inter-agency meetings as required.
  • Attend community events/training as required.

Education and Experience:

  • 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.
  • Understanding of the historical context of Indigenous peoples in Canada and how it contributes to the widespread impact of trauma, recognizes the signs and symptoms of trauma, understands considerations needed to contribute to wellness, integrates knowledge about trauma into communications and settings, and understands how to implement into daily practice.
  • 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.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to build and maintain positive working relationships and work with a variety of people, groups, and organizations.
  • Excellent facilitation skills, with the ability to engage groups in a respectful manner that maximizes participation.
  • Understanding of, or commitment to learning, First Nations traditional healing practices and models of wellness.
  • Excellent written communication skills for the purposes of developing background information, presentations, workshops and training materials, report writing, and other related materials.
  • Must be highly organized with an ability to work independently while managing multiple projects and priorities on strict deadlines.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software and Internet research tools.
  • Ability to comply with all MKO policies and procedures
  • Must posses a valid driver’s license and be willing to travel.
  • Must be able to obtain a satisfactory Criminal Record Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search), a satisfactory Child Abuse Registry Check and a satisfactory Adult Abuse Registry Check upon hiring.

Salary is dependant upon qualifications and experience.

Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter, resume, and two (2) references by 4:00 PM on November 21, 2022 to Shawna Flett at [email protected].

We thank all applicants, only those applicants considered for further review will be contacted.