Project Coordinator (6 Month Contract)

Closing Date: November 29, 2020 4:00 pm
Type: Hourly

Position Description:

Under the supervision of the Health Manager, the Project Coordinator will work along with the Cultural and Recreation Coordinator on a part-time basis with a wide range of duties for the design of a Red Jingle Dress to be displayed at our Annual First Nation pow-wow honouring our Missing and Murdered Women , Girls and LGBTQ2S families.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate subsequent meetings pertaining to MMIWG and LGBTQ2S families and survivors within FWFN First Nation.
  • Coordinate and follow up on meetings of the project.
  • Coordinate with supportive collaterals and resources during interviews, and have knowledge of regional supports available. This may include Elder supports, therefore the incumbent must be familiar and knowledgeable of Elder protocols when approaching Elders for support.
  • Work with other organizations and resources that may be having gatherings or events of MMIWG and LGBTQ2S families to determine if families want to share their stories and make connections with other families affected.
  • Develop a project work plan that identifies all project activities: including budget, key deliverable dates, and regularly review
  • Coordinate the steps required for the development of the memorial monument
  • Coordinate community forums, Sharing Circles and Feasts.
  • Complete all activities identified in the 6-month project Contribution Agreement.
  • Draft correspondence and briefing notes related to the project as required.
  • Submit project travel and accommodation requests as required in a timely manner.
  • Respond to external and internal inquiries regarding the project.
  •  Other tasks as assigned.


  • Preference will be given to FWFN Post-Secondary Students or candidates who, possess a Certification from a recognized college or technical institute or a combination of two years related experience and/or education/training.
  • Possess some Trauma Informed Training and/or Grief & Loss or a combination of both.
  • Group facilitation skills.
  • A strong and full understanding of the issue of Ontario’s First Nations MMIWG & LGBTQ2S, including knowledge about the MMIWG National Inquiry and its Calls for Justice.
  • Knowledge of First Nation culture, history, and issues.
  • Excellent administrative/general office procedures, computer and office equipment, and research capabilities.
  • Effective time management and reporting to meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated sound judgement, and capability to maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrates empathy, and ability to work cooperatively as a part of an interdisciplinary team of professionals.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in written and verbal forms.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Proficient in using Microsoft office programs –Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook.
  • Adhere to FWFN’s policies and procedures
  • Possesses a valid Class G Driver’s License and vehicle, work flexible hours, and travel upon request
  • This position requires a satisfactory Criminal Record Check
  • Maintain confidential client files according to Fort William First Nation policies and procedures.
  • A full job description is available upon request.

Salary: To be determined.

Job Posting Closing Date: Applications, consisting of a cover letter and resume with three (3) references, must be received by 4pm on Sunday, November 29, 2020. Please direct your application to the attention of:

Donna Mullen, HR Assistant
Email: [email protected]
P: 807-623-9543 ext. 806, Fax: 807-623-5190

When hand delivering; ensure that your application is date stamped and a copy provided to you.

We appreciate all applications.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.