Job Posting #HW 07/22/06 - please note this number when applying for this position
The Opportunity: The Rural Development Network is seeking an Indigenous Project Coordinator to co-lead the development of a decolonized data collection tool. Informed by Elders, this project will support the planning and implementation of and provide strategies for gathering data and quantifying housing needs, service needs and community development projects on First Nation Communities in Alberta.
The project objectives are to implement and publish a well-defined, easy-to-follow process that encompasses the 12 dimensions of Indigenous Homelessness (Canadian Observatory on Homelessness, 2018). This Indigenous-led project, undertaken in partnership with Indigenous communities and service providers will be Elder-blessed, and will align with a strength -based approach, a trauma informed care lens and the ten (10) principles of reconciliation.
The Indigenous Project Coordinator is responsible for assisting with the overall project delivery and ensuring deadlines and expectations are met. This entails establishing and adhering to program goals, helping to coordinate community partners, planning for successful program outreach strategies, and ensuring project expectations are met.
This is a Full-time permanent position working Monday to Friday – with the understanding that flexibility is required based on each First Nations protocol, customs and needs.
Location: Candidates must be located in Alberta, and willing and able to work remotely. RDN’s office is located in Edmonton, Alberta. Please indicate in your cover letter where you are located. Due to the nature of this project, preference will be given to qualified First Nations applicants.
Salary Range: $52,000-$58,000 /year based on a 35hr work week. Salary will vary depending on the candidate’s experience and qualifications.
Anticipated Start Date: August 8, 2022
Desired Skills and Experience:
COVID-19 & Vaccinations:
RDN is committed to the safety and health of our team and people we work with. Accordingly, it is our responsibility to promote the health and safety of all employees, contractors, clients, and communities we serve by reducing the risks of COVID-19 through vaccination as per AHS guidance. All RDN employees and interns are strongly encouraged to receive the COVID-19 vaccination, if they are able to.
How to Apply:
Please send a cover letter and resume to and indicate which position you are applying for. We recommend applying as soon as possible. Applications will still be accepted and reviewed until a suitable candidate is found.
About the Rural Development Network:
RDN is a non-profit organization that supports the sustainability of rural communities. We collaborate to identify and bring focus to rural issues, build local capacity, and find innovative, rural-based solutions to unique issues. Some of the key things RDN does are: managing and delivering projects and initiatives, helping to identify and access funding to support projects, performing services on a cost-recovery basis, identifying, creating, and sharing tools, information and expertise, and partnering with other organizations on projects to compliment their skills & expertise, and boost their capacity.
RDN is a very entrepreneurial organization with a diverse team of over 35 staff, and a unique work environment. We have a team-oriented and inclusive culture, we strive to help our staff grow, and encourage team members to explore their interests and develop new opportunities. This position can offer the right candidate an excellent opportunity to take initiative and create something unique, enhance their profile, meet many amazing people and apply their skills to positive social change throughout Canada.
RDN is committed to and embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion. RDN is committed to ensuring an equitable workplace that welcomes and respects diversity amongst our staff, board members and volunteers. RDN works to ensure and promote inclusivity, recognizing and actively supporting the different needs of our diverse staff, clients, and stakeholders. RDN recognizes that diversity is and will always be a key component of rural Canada’s future success, and we strive to ensure that our staff is diverse. We are committed to removing barriers to employment that are faced by equity-seeking groups and encourage (but do not require) members of these groups to self-identify as such in their cover letters.
To learn more about RDN, visit www.ruraldevelopment.ca
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