Canadian Women in Local Leadership (CanWILL) is a 10-month project which aims to increase the participation and retention of women in municipal leadership and to support a more diverse, inclusive and equitable environment in municipal governance. The CanWILL project aims to promote full and equitable participation of women, particularly those who are underrepresented in municipal politics, on participatory governance and the integration of gender in all areas of the FCM’s work, which includes gender and its intersectionality.
FCM will work in partnership with provincial and territorial associations (PTAs), stakeholders and its regionally diverse membership base to 1) enable more women to run for elected office; 2) strengthen the capacity of municipal stakeholders to address gender-based violence and harassment, and; 3) create a more conducive context for women leaders to thrive in their leadership through mobilizing, fostering and strengthening gender inclusive leadership, knowledge and best practices across the municipal sector.
Under the supervision of the Project Manager, CanWILL, the Project Officer will provide overall coordination and lead the delivery of selected components of this equity focused initiative. The Project Officer will be responsible to support the integration of intersectional equitable gender promotion in municipal politics and for capacity development support to project partners and FCM members.
The benefits to joining the FCM team include summer hours (Fridays off between July 1st and Labour Day); office facilities located in the ByWard Market, FCM’s commitment to employee development and a competitive range of employee benefits and services. FCM encourages flexible work arrangements to support the wellbeing and productivity of employees.
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities is committed to fostering an organizational culture that embraces equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging, where individuals from diverse racial and ethnic identities, nationalities, social economic status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression and physical and mental abilities can thrive and be fully engaged at their best level.
FCM welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process.
The future of work at FCM includes a hybrid work model; therefore, this role will be a combination of virtual and on-site work. The successful candidate is required live in and be authorized to work in Canada. They are also required to be able to work from home/remotely, from within Canada. All in-office work and in-person meetings for work that take place inside and/or outside of the offices located in Ottawa will be subject to FCM’s Safe Workplace Vaccination Policy, as well as its health and safety procedures.
It is a mandatory condition of employment at FCM that the successful candidate be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with vaccines that have been approved by the Government of Canada at least 14 days prior to their start date and will be required to provide proof. If accommodation is required in relation to this condition of employment for any reason pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code, please contact us at directly.
We thank all candidates for their interest; however, we will only contact those selected for an interview. All the applications will be kept for six months following the completion of the hiring process
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