Lower Fraser Valley Aboriginal Society
Lower Fraser Valley Aboriginal Society - Lifting Indigenous Families Together for 20 years.
Posted: November 17, 2021
Lower Fraser Valley Aboriginal Society (LFVAS) is accepting applications for a Project Coordinator. The successful applicant will be a self-directed individual, committed to advancing gender equality and addressing barriers for Indigenous women through LFVAS’ Young Women Reclaiming Aboriginal Place and Power initiative. This objectives of this 28-month project include ending violence against Indigenous women and girls, improving their economic security and prosperity, and encouraging them in leadership and decision-making roles.
Reporting to the CEO,
and working with the LFVAS leadership team, the Project Coordinator will develop and implement Indigenous-led sharing circles and workshops to address the root causes of gender-based violence and inequality, including persistent harmful gender norms and attitudes, with a focus on Truth and Reconciliation, deconstructing colonialism, and Indigenous cultural reclamation. The Coordinator will partner with First Nations and local organizations to inform content creation, mobilize project learning and support the integration of the program into the community, engaging local schools to develop a leadership development program curriculum for Indigenous women and girls.
TERM: December 2021 – March 2024
HOURS OF WORK: Full time 35 hours/week, hours may vary weekly as needed Some evenings and weekends may be required
WORK LOCATION: Langley area
COMPENSATION: $30.95/hr to start Flexible health & wellness spending account Staff development allowance and paid education leave Self-directed matching savings plan after one year
University degree or professional designation in areas such as education, human services, native or women’s studies, anthropology, public policy, or a related field
Minimum 2 years’ experience working on community projects
Must have experience working with Indigenous populations
Proficiency in Microsoft Office365 applications (e.g., Word, Excel, SharePoint, Outlook, etc.)
Must be well versed in cultural sensitivity and have understanding and knowledge of Aboriginal culture, traditions and historical issues impacting urban Indigenous families
Must have a reliable vehicle and a valid BC Class 5 driver’s license
Please submit your resume and a cover letter.
Position will remain open until filled.
We appreciate interest of all applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. We encourage all qualified people to apply. Where applicants for a position are equally suitable, preference will be given to the Aboriginal applicant, please self-identify in cover letter.
Job Types: Full-time, Contract
Salary: From $30.95 per hour
- 8 hour shift
- Monday to Friday
- Night shift
- Weekend availability
Interviews will be conducted via Zoom.
- Do you have experience working with Indigenous youth or other vulnerable populations?
- Bachelor's Degree (preferred)
- project management: 2 years (preferred)
- BC Driver's Licence (preferred)
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