Are you passionate First Nations, Inuit or Métis person who loves to work with people, has strong coordination skills and likes to create community events that promote individual and family wellness through cultural connections? If so, this opportunity may be for you!

Wabano is seeking positive, community minded team members who are energized by challenge and motivated to serve our community.

The Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health is an award-winning Health Access Centre that provides holistic health services to First Nation, Inuit and Métis people living in Ottawa -one of the fastest growing and diverse urban Indigenous communities in Canada.

Wabano is a fast-paced, client-oriented organization that models the Indigenous values of balance, respect and community interdependence. Wabano is proud to be accredited through the Canadian Centre for Accreditation, a third-party review based on accepted organizational practices that promote ongoing quality improvement and responsive, effective community services.

Purpose of Position

  • Create and deliver community wellness, cultural and education workshops, activities and events to community regarding community wellness and cultural connections;
  • Engage community through appropriate communication avenues to support participation;
  • Identify innovative strategies to build community and engage Indigenous people in broader community events and activities;
  • Create external partnerships to maximize client service and/or improve interagency relationships within the Indigenous community;
  • Participate in community engagement and conduct educational presentations as appropriate;
  • Engage volunteers to support programming and community development;
  • Collaborate with Wabano staff in the delivery of joint community wellness, cultural programming and activities;
  • Work collaboratively with Wabano programs and teams to support Wabano activities on an ongoing basis;
  • Other coordination tasks as required.

Qualifications

  • Post-secondary degree in relevant field;
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in program coordination or combination of experience and education;
  • Strong knowledge of, and/or enthusiastic and passionate about Indigenous history, cultural teachings, protocols and ceremonies;
  • Experience providing cultural workshops, activities, programs or other Indigenous public events;
  • Advanced organizational and coordination skills with the ability to handle multiple assignments;
  • Strong inter-personal and relationship management skills, supported by excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools, particularly Excel, Word and PowerPoint;
  • Understanding of Indigenous culture and teachings;
  • Professional with excellent time management skills and the ability to work under minimal supervision; and
  • Ability to work evenings and occasional weekend.

Specifications:

  • Preference will be given to candidates of First Nations, Inuit and Métis descent (please self-identify).

The position will remain open until filled. Please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@wabano.com.

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Wabano is committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If contacted for an employment opportunity or interviewing, please advise if you require accommodation.

Contact email: jobs@wabano.com

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