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6 Jul 2017

Full-time National Indigenous Neighbours Program Coordinator

Mennonite Central Committee – Posted by MCCCanada HR Anywhere

Job Description

MCC’s Indigenous Neighbours program strives to build respectful relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people by:
• Educating Mennonite constituents on Indigenous history, rights and issues
• Facilitating opportunities for MCC constituents and Indigenous partners to build respectful relationships
• Collaborating with Indigenous partners on advocacy to promote positive political, social and economic change for Indigenous Peoples.
• Providing opportunities for international exchanges between Indigenous people.
In all programs we partner with Indigenous people, relying on their knowledge to guide our work.

The National Indigenous Neighbours Program Coordinator exercises a facilitating, coordinating role for MCC’s Indigenous Neighbours programs in Canada. The Coordinator leads shared initiatives of the Indigenous Neighbours Network, connects Indigenous Neighbours staff with relevant resources, and represents MCC on relevant national and ecumenical coalitions. This highly relational position requires excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

This 0.5 FTE position works closely with another 0.5 FTE position held by a current MCC staff person. This position is available on a salaried basis.

Winnipeg, Manitoba is the preferred location for this position, but consideration may be given to locating in a provincial MCC office outside Manitoba.

Qualifications:
1. Relevant post-secondary training and previous experience in Indigenous relations work preferred.
2. Thorough knowledge of Indigenous peoples, cultures, history, and present realities in what is now called Canada.
3. Understanding of systemic racism, colonization and their impacts, and commitment and knowledge to work in anti-racist, decolonizing ways.
4. Administrative and leadership skills including the ability to develop, implement, evaluate and adjust plans to reach goals in collaboration with others.
5. Excellent interpersonal and meeting facilitation skills, with a commitment to consensus-based decision-making.
6. Strong verbal and written communication skills, including comfort with public speaking.
7. Strong organizational and time-management skills.
8. Must be free to travel regularly within Canada.
9. Fluency in using email, Skype, the Internet, Microsoft Word and Excel.
10. Previous MCC experience is an asset.
11. Successful police record check clearance.

How to Apply

Please apply online via www.mcccanada.ca Please send any inquiries about this position to: puritymuchiri@mcccanada.ca.

Job Types: Full-time. Job Tags: Manitoba.

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