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Re-Igniting Sacred Fires (MMIWG2G) Program Manager

Aboriginal Friendship Centres of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon
Deadline: July 02, 2019 - July 12, 2019


Name: Tracey Bert




July 12, 2019

POSITION TITLE: Re-Igniting Sacred Fires (MMIWG2S) Program Manager
LOCATION: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Aboriginal Friendship Centres of Saskatchewan Office (AFCS)
CONTACT: Tracey Bert, Community Engagement Manager, AFCS 306-955-0762
DURATION: July 29, 2019 – March 31, 2021
POSITION: Full-Time, 35 hours per week
SALARY: $50,000 per year

The Government of Canada - Department of Women and Gender Equality established the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls Commemoration Fund. The commemoration fund will honour the lives and legacies of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and LGBTQ2S individuals; and, will also increase awareness about the missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and LGBTQ2S in Saskatchewan. The Commemoration Fund Guiding Committee and the Aboriginal Friendship Centers of Saskatchewan developed the “Re-Igniting Sacred Fires” project in February 2019. In Indigenous communities, fires are started for ceremonies and other sacred events. It is lit for the ones who have gone on before us and brings people together - Re-Igniting love, respect and healing. The Guiding Committee is steered by the Families and Survivors of MMIWG2S as well as local Community Organizations. The Guiding Committee will oversee all the activities/events that the Program Manager will develop throughout the duration of this project which will commence on July 29th, 2019 and end March 31st, 2021. The project will include the following key activities:

• Overall management and administration of the project;
• In collaboration with the project partners, develop and implement an effective media campaign to increase awareness and prevention of MMIWG2S issues and available resources and services for women and Two Spirit people across SK;
• Develop new programs and events, enhance existing programs and educating communities and the public on MMIWG2S issues;
• Project recording and reporting, including data collection and note taking to the Guiding Committee, funders, supervisor and other appropriate partners;
Coordinate the participation, travel, logistics and related activities of the project and delivery sites;
• Serve as a liaison, main contact and communication for the project, including though not limited to:
o AFCS staff;
o The Project Guiding Committee;
o Community Partners;
o Member Friendship Centres around the province; and,
o MMIWG2S Commemoration Fund Contacts;
o Other funders; and,
o Indigenous communities; and,
o The public.

• Coordinate, organize and maintain all records associated with the project, training and initiatives;
• Maintain and update a master calendar, detailed records of activities, workplan, and project budget;
• Project recording and reporting, including data collection and note taking to the Guiding Committee, funders, supervisor and other appropriate partners;
• Work with grant leadership team to conduct program assessment and complete strategic plans;
• Increase active audience attention, knowledge retention, and participation by providing innovative delivery methods of MMIWG2S education and availability of services to victims, to include in-person classes, presentations, workshops, panels, and guest speakers;
• Actively seek out additional funding for project initiatives and Provincial Gathering
• Perform other grant related job-related duties as required or assigned.

Education, Skills and Experience
• Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution or a combination of education and work experience.
• Demonstrated experience developing and conducting programs and training;
• Ability to work with diverse populations, especially Indigenous communities;
• Knowledgeable around the National Inquiry of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and LGBTQ2S;
• Strong written; analytic; interpersonal communications; public speaking; and, time management skills; and,
• Ability to maintain confidentiality, honesty and strong ethical reasoning.

Please apply by July 12th, 2019. Submit a cover letter and resume to