Research, Indigenous and Engagement Services
Canadian Mountain Network

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Posted: 10-16-2020

Closes: 10-25-2020


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Summary of Work

The Contractor will coordinate a wide variety of activities to support CMN's Co-Research Director Norma Kassi. To deliver the required services described below, the Contractor must demonstrate experience with and knowledge of Indigenous Partnership building and collaboration, as well as familiarity with both Indigenous and Western ways of knowing and doing.

In addition, the Contractor must demonstrate experience providing executive support and managing projects. Work must be completed both independently and collaboratively depending on the context. The Contractor may determine the hours during which they complete the work but must be responsive to the needs and schedule of the co-Research Director and other CMN staff/volunteers/partners, with occasional participation in evening or weekend meetings or events, as required.

Executive Support (estimated at an average of 15 hours/week).
Manage workflow, prioritize tasks, and ensure the smooth operation of the support services required to coordinate the day to-day activities of the co-Research Director (CoRD), in consultation with the CoRD.
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• Assists in preparing the CoRD for upcoming tasks and meetings by scheduling preparatory time for communications and providing updates. Prepares and reviews files packages.
• Calendar and email account management for the CoRD.
• Drafting and responding to correspondence for CoRD to review and send.
• Provides recommendations on editing and content of written communications for effective messaging.
• Flexible and capable of adjusting style of work and communication to the needs of the CoRD.
• Regular logistical and administrative coordination of the coRD's meetings D (scheduling, travel planning, attendee management, preparing expense claims). This includes online and in-person local and national meetings.
• Draft meeting agendas, assemble meeting packages, take meeting minutes, and maintain files.
• Post-meeting provides debrief, solicits feedback from attendees, and follows-up on action items.
• Drafting of PowerPoint presentations and speeches based on direction of CoRD.
• Proofreading and editing documents.
• Drafting invoices for the coRD, as well as tracking hours allocated to various activities.
• Maintains paper and electronic filing systems.
• Basic IT support (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite, GSuite, videoconference applications)
• Research and Proposal Development (estimated at an average of 5 hours/week)
• Conduct online research for meeting and presentation preparation to ensure coRD has access to accurate and up-to-date information.
• Understands appropriate document formats and reference styles.
• Supports coRD in the drafting and/or review and editing of funding and other proposals.
• Reviews, edits and advises on contracts. Understands scope of contracts to provide implementation support to Co-RD for related activities of day to day activities. Outreach and Engagement (estimated at an average of 2 hours/week) CMN Request for Proposals – Executive Support, Research and Indigenous Engagement Services 3
• Liaises with CMN staff, volunteers, partners, and other contacts relevant to CMN's strategies (research, training, knowledge mobilization, networking and partnerships, and management and governance), with a focus on supporting the coRD with the Network's Indigenous outreach and engagement efforts.
• Liaises with the On-the-Land Learning Program Coordinator and the CoRD's McGillbased Research Assistant to align the coRD's schedules.

For Full Description:

Contract Term: November 26, 2020 to November 25, 2021, estimated at 1,100 hours total.
Maximum Budget: $50,000 CAD including GST.

Contact Information: Nicole Olivier

Apply with cover letter, resume and references:
By Email:

For More Information Contact: Nicole Olivier
By Phone: (780)-990-9510



Positions open: 1
Hours per Week: 20-30
Wage: up to 45.00/hr

Part Time Evenings Weekends Term

Application Process

Applicants must include:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • References

Apply to: Nicole Olivier