The National Aboriginal Council of Midwives (NACM) operates as an autonomously governed and directed organization within the offices of the Canadian Association of Midwives (CAM). NACM’s mission is to promote excellence in reproductive health care for First Nations, Inuit and Métis women. The Canadian Association of Midwives (CAM) is staffed by an enthusiastic team of individuals dedicated to providing support for midwives and the profession of midwifery across Canada.
Under the direction of the NACM leadership and the CAM Executive Director, the Coordinator will provide all necessary administrative support for NACM’s functioning and coordinate diverse project activities.
The successful candidate must demonstrate excellent administrative, project coordination and communication skills and must demonstrate experience working with a volunteer Board. Political and cultural sensitivity and knowledge of Indigenous governance models are required. Prior experience working with Indigenous initiatives is a strong asset.
• Coordinate meetings of the Co-Chairs (weekly), Core Leadership Circle (monthly), and committees (as needed), including meeting logistics, minutes, follow up actions, and reminders.
• Work closely with NACM Co Chairs and Core Leadership Circle to implement activities linked to the organization’s strategic directions 2017-2020.
• Administer NACM finances in accordance with CAM policies and project budgets, in collaboration with Finance team.
• Collaborate with CAM’s Communication staff to prepare communications content (such as website updates, emails to members, and newsletters).
• Coordinate gathering of content for new NACM website.
• Collaborate with CAM’s Events Coordinator to organize NACM’s exhibit booth (materials and volunteers) at the International Confederation of Midwives congress (Toronto, June 2017).
• As first point of contact for NACM members, prospective members and the public, review, respond and refer emails and requests.
• Support NACM Leadership and CAM Executive Director on federal government relations.
• Plan, organize and track activities as required for diverse projects resulting from successful grant applications as well as internal needs–for example, coordination of events, print and digital publications, advocacy efforts.
• Prepare project reports and support funder relations as needed.
• Work with appropriate volunteers and staff to ensure NACM-appropriate process and input into ongoing work and projects.
• Other tasks as required.
Knowledge and skill requirements
• University degree in a relevant field or equivalent professional experience.
• Demonstrate 3-5 years’ experience in administration and project coordination.
• Experience working with volunteer board or committees, across distance.
• Experience coordinating funded projects including donor reporting.
• Excellent administrative and organizational skills.
• Demonstrate ability to work in a culturally safe way.
• Demonstrate knowledge of diversity and equity issues, especially as they relate to Indigenous health.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
• Ability to work as part of a team, demonstrating flexibility and efficiency.
• Excellent interpersonal, time management and problem solving skills.
• Ability to work independently, with multiple projects and deadlines.
• Excellent computer skills (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Internet).
• Experience working with Indigenous organizations and Peoples.
• Knowledge of the Canadian midwifery model, including knowledge of the Ontario Aboriginal Midwifery exception clause and NACM history.
• Professional working proficiency in French.
• Experience in the non-profit sector.
Working Conditions & Location
• Work is done from our head office in Montréal, Québec.
• 9-month maternity leave replacement starting April 2017 (28 hrs/week).
• Competitive salary based on experience.
• Friendly and flexible work environment.
• Must be available to travel to attend the 2017 ICM Conference in Toronto for one week in June.
• Other short term travel within Canada may be required.
Please follow these instructions:
• To apply, you must be eligible to work in Canada.
• Send your CV and a cover letter in one PDF document and ensure that your first and last names and the letters “NACMCoordinator” are included in the file name.
• Send your PDF by email ONLY with the subject “NACM Coordinator” to firstname.lastname@example.org
• Deadline for applications is 5pm Eastern Time on March 22, 2017
*First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals encouraged to apply.
We thank all applicants for their interest however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.