When you join the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund, you’re joining a team of individuals who are passionate about building a better Canada and committed to fulfilling our vision.
Check below for career opportunities that are currently available. Please note, only candidates being considered will be contacted.
Legacy Schools Program Assistant
Legacy Schools Program Assistant
Start Date:As soon as possible
Closing Date:December 20, 2021
Position:Legacy Schools Program Assistant
As part of the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund (DWF) team, the Legacy Schools Program Assistant provides administrative support to the Education and Activation department and is responsible for performing various functions. The Legacy Schools Program Assistant will provide administrative operational support, assist with the coordination and execution of the Legacy Schools program, and provide ongoing support to the leadership team as required in accordance with DWF’s governing policies.
Reporting to the Manager, Education & Activation, the successful candidate will be responsible for helping in an administrative and operational capacity across all aspects of DWF.
As DWF continues to rapidly grow and expand a willingness to be nimble, flexible, and accommodate ongoing change is necessary.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Coordinate tracking of reconciliACTIONs at Legacy Schools across the country, including but not limited to social media, school outreach, and maintaining data on DWF file sharing platform
Assist with ongoing data integrity, ensuring mailing information for all educators is kept up-to-date
Assist in maintaining ongoing relationships with Legacy School educators
Assist in representing DWF at conferences
Assist with developing educator communications (emails, social posts, evaluation surveys) and answer questions, and requests for support
Work closely with Marketing & Communications to ensure reconciliACTIONs and success stories are being shared on DWF social media, and curriculum and teaching tools, are continuously updated online
Coordinate year-end Legacy School survey disbursement and completion, monitor data collection, and analysis
Take responsibility to increase sensitivity, awareness, and implementation of cultural teachings and organizational practices in a professional manner
Support and work towards the overall vision and mission of the DWF
Ability to work as a team member and within the organization framework including staff meetings, professional development opportunities, team building, and self-care
Carry out other duties which may be necessary from time to time, as required
Must be registered with Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training (note: registration can be completed during the application/interview process)
Post-secondary diploma/degree in administration or experience in an administrative position is considered an asset
Discretionary skills to manage confidential information
Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills
Strong organizational/time management skills with an ability to manage multiple demands, meet deadlines, take initiative, and work as a member of a team
Demonstrated understanding and experience working with Educators and Communities
Proven analytical and problem-solving skills
Demonstrated expertise in project development and management
Strong understanding and appreciation for Indigenous culture, traditions, and practices
Experience with on-line teaching/learning methods and programs a definite asset
Experience working with a donor database is considered an asset
Advanced knowledge of MS Office (including Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, Word, and DropBox), internet, social media platforms, and general office equipment
Current Police Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening is required
Please submit cover letter and resume to Lisa Prinn, Manager, Education & Activation via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please clearly label envelope or email subject; Legacy Schools Program Assistant Application – Confidential.
As DWF continues to grow and expand nation-wide, our volunteers are an essential resource to our continued success. We welcome all to volunteer and to serve as the face of DWF at events and initiatives across the country.
Interested in joining us on the path to reconciliation? Fill out our volunteer application.
Thank you so much for your interest in supporting our work!
At the moment, our programming is entirely virtual and we do not have traditional volunteer opportunities available. That being said, we could always use some help promoting our latest events and initiatives! Follow along with us on social media @downiewenjack on Instagram and Twitter, and Downie Wenjack Fund on Facebook.
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Inspired by Chanie’s story and Gord’s call to build a better Canada, the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund aims to build cultural understanding and create a path toward reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. Our goal is to improve the lives of Indigenous people by building awareness, education, and connections between all peoples in Canada.