Position Title: Community Engagement Coordinator
Reports To: Executive and Project Assistant
Compensation & time commitment: $40,000 – $50,000 annually DOE + Benefits; 40 hours/week, requires some overtime, evenings and weekends
Term Position: as soon as possible – March 31, 2022, dependant on continued funding.
The Community Engagement Coordinator will be the keystone in facilitating and coordinating robust Community Engagement and Indigenous Knowledge Strategies for the Seal River Watershed Indigenous Protected Area Initiative. There will be a particular focus on working closely with Community Representatives throughout multiple remote communities.
We are looking for a reliable, hard-working, and self-motivated, “people” person who can inspire and engage people remotely.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience:
A high school diploma or GED, plus three years of experience working in community engagement and outreach is preferred. However, a combination of education and/or experience is also acceptable if it directly relates to the essential duties and responsibilities. Preference will be given to candidates with a working knowledge of community organizing, project management, and staff management, as well as experience working with one or more of the Alliance Communities.
Experience in working with a Northern Community where outreach, communications, and engagement were the primary activities, is required.
• Work from home, however, applicants residing North of the 53rd parallel with an ability to travel are preferred.
• Resources to work from home – must have a reliable computer, phone, and internet. Some home office reimbursements may be applicable.
• Valid Manitoba drivers license
• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
• Flexible, used to dealing with multiple projects at a time
• Excellent time management skills
• Computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
• Knowledge of Northern Manitoba
• Well organized, enjoys working with people in a team setting as well as independently.
• Confident and assertive communicator.
• Passion for supporting and empowering Indigenous Leadership.
• A passion for understanding and learning and working with a number of different unique cultures.
• Active listener.
• Ability and willingness to travel to remote communities and stay in rustic accommodations.
The Community Engagement Coordinator will be engaged in many aspects of the Initiative:
• Daily collaborative work with Community Representatives.
• Work with each community to develop daily, weekly, and monthly workplans and provide daily support to community representatives to accomplish tasks.
• Organizing regular meetings with Community Representatives to assist with Community Engagement tasks (petitions, newsletters, planning community meetings, etc.)
• Maintaining regular contact (email, phone calls, and FB messenger) with Community Representatives to follow up with various tasks (signing HR forms, distributing newsletters, etc.)
• Purchasing and mailing supplies to Community Representatives, including newsletters, brochures, petitions, field and boat safety supplies, office supplies, maps and images of the SRW, etc.
• Assisting with HR tasks including: onboarding all new Alliance staff, assisting Community Representatives with filling out timesheets and expense reports, gathering document signatures (employee applications, tax forms, social media code of conduct, etc.)
• Reviewing and providing feedback on circulated documents (e.g., newsletter, press release, etc.)
• Ability to break down larger work plans into smaller tasks and goals for community representatives.
• Facilitate to identify, develop, implement, and report on activities in each community.
• Ensure that all activities advance the interests and leadership of Alliance communities towards the Establishment of the Seal River Watershed IPA.
• Organizing and leading regular meetings for the Community Engagement, Capacity Building, and Indigenous Knowledge Gathering working groups, including scheduling meetings, creating agendas, providing meeting follow-ups, taking meeting minutes, etc.
• Assisting with working group strategies and work plans for Community Engagement, Capacity Building, and Indigenous Knowledge working groups.
• Once strategies are approved, more detailed work plans are required for Capacity Building, IK gathering, and Community Engagement working groups
• Create project-based budgets
• Participating in other working group and project meetings (e.g., communications meetings, some financial meetings, etc.)
• Providing some support with communications, including writing blogs and social media posts
• Providing support to the Management Team with various tasks, including HR, admin, and planning aspects of leadership/board meetings
• Other Duties as Assigned
Apply by October 13, 2020 to [email protected]
Send cover letter detailing how your skills, experience, and education fit with this position, along with your resume, in Word or PDF format. All applications received will be acknowledged with a reply email. However, only those to be invited for an interview will be contacted. Start date is October 19, 2020. No phone calls please.