Community Engagement Coordinator

Employee (Intern), 35 hours per week, Reconciliation Canada, North Vancouver, BC

Position Overview

Born from the vision of Chief Dr. Robert Joseph, Gwawaenuk Elder, Reconciliation Canada is leading the way in engaging Canadians in dialogue and transformative experiences that revitalize the relationships among Indigenous peoples and all Canadians. Our model for reconciliation engages people in open and honest conversation to understand our diverse histories and experiences. We actively engage multi-faith and multi-cultural communities to explore the meaning of reconciliation.

Reporting to the Chief Strategy Officer, the Community Engagement Coordinator will enable the successful delivery of all Community Engagement (CE) initiatives through the coordination of all logistics associated with the successful delivery of CE and outreach initiatives including but not limited to: participant and partner outreach, speaking engagement, event, presentation and workshop logistics. The Coordinator is a proactive, team-oriented individual with a passion for the mission of Reconciliation Canada.

Core Values & Beliefs

  • ‘Namwayut – We are All One
  • Dignity
  • Hope
  • Openness
  • Understanding
  • Courage

Position Type: Employee (Intern), 35 hours per week
Reconciliation Canada Office at 206, 1999 Marine Drive, North Vancouver & remote
September 14, 2020 – January 15, 2021, the ​offer of employment will be dependent on funding approval
Reports to:
Chief Strategy Officer

Deliverables & Duties

  • Support the logistics and technology for presence at community engagement events, including online events and meetings
  • Research, develop and maintain the database of community engagement and outreach contacts and partners
  • Identify, manage and ensure that all technology requirements have been identified and fulfilled for events, presentations, podcasts, webinars, workshops etc., as required
  • Research and help with knowledge translation for the community engagement programs
  • Coordinate the invitation process for all community engagement program participants, including but not limited to: initial email and phone outreach, invitation and RSVP process, continued communication to answer any questions and/or concerns that might arise
  • Coordinate the preparation and distribution of electronic/hard copy materials for all community engagement programs
  • Conduct research to ensure proper preparation of any protocol materials and/or gifts for each unique community
  • Ensure all required Reconciliation Canada resources are in place for community engagement program delivery including, but limited to briefing staff on all details regarding the logistics (i.e. technology)
  • Support the team with other duties, as required
  • Steward a strong culture that is based on Reconciliation Canada’s core values and that is reflective of our commitment to diversity and inclusiveness

Skills & Experience

This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual with community engagement experience to grow and further develop an initiative on a national level that has already made a significant impact in BC.

Specific requirements include:

  • Experience in workshop logistics, and community engagement and outreach activities
  • Embodies reconciliation in all aspects of one’s life
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent telephone manner
  • Strong organizational, event management and multi-tasking skills
  • Good problem-solving ability, creativity, drive and entrepreneurial spirit
  • Confident working with diverse communities
  • Experience with G-suite tools and software
  • Passion, humility, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed

Internship Program requirements:

  • Full and part-time students enrolled in an accredited Canadian college or university
  • Students must be enrolled in post-secondary and not graduating (or have not completed their program requirements) for the first 30 days of the internship
  • Holds Canadian citizenship, Permanent Residency, or refugee status

Reconciliation Canada values diversity and is an organization that is welcoming of all cultures, educational backgrounds, age, gender, sexual orientation, and abilities. As an Indigenous-led organization, we recognize and celebrate the diversity of all peoples, and promote cultural competencies of each employee.

We are committed to respecting diversity within our workforce and specifically to increasing the number of Indigenous employees within our organization. As preference may be given to qualified Indigenous applicants, we ask that they self-identify in our recruitment and staffing processes.

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume at cristina.chihaia@reconciliationcanada.caby Tuesday, August 25, 2020

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