Indigenous Outreach Coordinator (Contract)
FIRST UNITED CHURCH COMMUNITY MINISTRY SOCIETY is seeking to fill the following temporary contract position:
INDIGENOUS OUTREACH COORDINATOR
Decolonial Housing Justice Action Project
(10 hours per week: up to 240 hours total and an hourly rate of $30)
This is a grant funded (dependent) temporary contract opportunity for 10 hours per week (240 total contract hours) with a duration of the project being 6 months, with a possibility of extension (subject to funding).
Each job within the First United Church Community Ministry Society should promote our accomplishment of our vision, mission, and values.
This project seeks to understand and document the ways that BC’s residential tenancy laws impact urban Indigenous people, and to propose ways of responding based on decolonial principles and Indigenous-centered understandings of land, home, and place.
SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Verbal, written and in-person outreach and follow up to engage Indigenous community organizations and community members
· Discerning and advising on culturally appropriate practices and protocols for community events
· Building and maintaining relationships with representatives of Indigenous community organizations
· Conducting or assisting with one-on-one interviews with community members, listening circles, or other engagement practices
· Arranging room bookings and logistics for community events
· Formatting and finalizing community-facing presentation materials
· Assisting with research
· Coordinating with project volunteers and First United staff as required.
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
· Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
· Ability to work independently in a frontline, low-barrier environment, including de-escalation of crisis situations
· Ability to establish schedules and goals for volunteers, strong organizational and interpersonal skills
· Strong computer skills: MS Office Suite
· Ability to work under pressure, with time constraints, balancing priorities, and urgent interventions
· Ability to display a high level of professionalism
· Strong attention to detail
· Basic knowledge of community organizations in the lower mainland would be an asset
· Interest in or knowledge of tenancy law, or other poverty-related legal issues in British Columbia would be an asset
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
· Knowledge of and relationships with Indigenous serving organizations in the lower mainland
· Familiar with reconciliation and decolonial principles
· Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including in intercultural contexts
· Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
· Strong presentation skills, including online and in-person
· Ability to work independently and also collaboratively in a team environment
· Strong attention to detail
· Research experience in a related field would be an asset
Given the nature of this project, priority will be given to qualified Indigenous, First Nations,
Metis, Inuit candidates as per section 41 of the Human Rights code.
First United Primary Contact: Sarah Marsden (Staff Lawyer)
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