THE POSITION: Project Coordinator
- Salary Range: $48,000-55,000 depending on experience
- Location: work from home office
- Must be able to perform duties in both official languages: English and French
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Project Coordinator, is accountable for implementation and deliverables associated with our Strategic work plan (available for viewing on the website), and exercising authority transmitted by the Board.
Specific responsibilities include:
- Providing leadership, and direction, to the Board in the detailed planning, development, evaluation and delivery of project;
- Building and maintaining strong relationships with partnering organizations, other project stakeholders, and the broader community;
- Developing research plans, which reflect goals/outcomes, realistic timelines and deliverables related to focusing on research pertaining to: a) identifying violence rates against women with disabilities and children with disabilities, and b) current accessibility levels in shelters, transition houses and sustainable affordable housing in Canada
- In conjunction with the Board, hiring research assistants, as required to complete the deliverables
- Ensuring that milestones are met and deliverables are completed on time for submission to funders
- Acting as contact person for the project, in collaboration with Board members with media, community groups, and other relevant publics;
- Ensuring the development and management of a detailed project work plan and budget;
- Ensuring the development and implementation of effective systems of communication throughout the organization, including regular updates to the DAWN Canada website.
Education: A degree in Human Services from areas such as Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Disability Studies, Human Resources, or the equivalent experience and a minimum of 5 years experience in coordination and research and post secondary training would be important.
Skills and Experience:
- Experience in the social services or not-for-profit sectors are essential, including the ability to develop detailed budgets, timelines, task plans and to meet identified milestones. Experience in working with a board of directors is required.
- Community relations experience, with demonstrated experience in developing effective working relationships and partnerships with the broader disability and women’s community, is required. The ideal candidate has strong conceptual ability, understands complex systems and has excellent management skills.
- Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to access, equity, and an anti-oppression framework. Candidates should have experience in working on issues impacting diverse and marginalized communities and a demonstrated ability to put this into action. Candidates must have a good understanding of DAWN Canada’s mission statement, and the social model of disability within a feminist framework
- Strong team and relationship building skills are essential, with the demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with the Board of Directors, volunteers, and other stakeholders. Excellent, effective oral and written communication skills are required.
- The ideal candidate will be an inspirational and strategic leader with the requisite research and coordination experience and personal qualities to ensure the successful completion of a complex, multi-stage project.
- The Candidate will be familiar with the full suite of MS Office products.
Terms: Full time position -40 hours/week
Start Date: Immediate
Deadline for receipt of applications: 23 Feb 2007
No telephone calls please. Please submit an electronic version of cover letter and resume, to the following 2 email addresses: Hiring Committee
Carmela Hutchison, Vice President
Wassyla Hadjabi, Treasurer
DAWN Canada is an equity employer. Self-identified Women with disabilities, Aboriginal women, lesbians, women of colour and women from language minorities are encouraged to apply. We are grateful for all applications; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.