Outreach Coordinator
Yukon Aboriginal Women's Council

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Posted: 06-11-2019

Closes: 06-24-2019




Purpose of Position:
The Yukon Aboriginal Women's Council (YAWC) is a non-profit organization based in Whitehorse that advocates on behalf of Aboriginal women in the Yukon and northern BC with the goal of promoting and fostering them to leadership roles and recognizing and preserving their cultures and values. YAWC has partnered with the Family Information Liaison Unit (FILU) of Yukon Government's Victim Services to deliver the FILU Outreach Support Project that increases access to information and other supports for family members of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG) in Yukon. The position works closely with the FILU Coordinator on outreach initiatives that will enhance and facilitate connections with families and communities and increase accessibility of the FILU to a wider range of families.

Job Summary:
Reporting to the Executive Director, the position is responsible for the overall organization, coordination, delivery, and engagement in outreach and public awareness initiatives for the FILU in Whitehorse and Yukon communities and in land-based family gatherings in their traditional territories. As a coordinator, she/he is a strong communicator with clients and staff and strong organizer of events and people. This position supervises one staff, the Community Liaison Worker.
Duties and Responsibilities:

Principal duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Develop a FILU Outreach Support Project work plan to deliver Whitehorse and community outreach and public awareness initiatives and land-based family gatherings in traditional territories for family members of MMIWG.
• Communicate and coordinate with family members to engage their participation in workplan initiatives.
• Manage all of the human resources and logistical aspects of workplan initiatives, including contractors, travel arrangements and allowances, and on-site delivery.
• Apply a case management approach to family member needs on a wide range of grief and trauma issues and culturally responsive interventions.
• Collect feedback from project participants and incorporate into making improvements.
• Follow-up and stay connected with family members through update contributions to the MMIWG newsletter and website (under construction).
• Strengthen partnerships with the FILU and other community agencies (e.g., RCMP) involved in supporting family members of MMIWG.
• Stay current with and maintain a library of information on the MMIWG National Inquiry and grief and trauma process and apply this information to project delivery.
• Manage a secure database of confidential client information.
• Track the project budget and account for all expenses.
• Write bi-weekly progress reports and an annual report on project activities.
• Provide direction and supervision to the Community Liaison Worker for assistance.
• Follow and update as needed, the YAWC outreach policy and procedure guide.
• Participate in regular meetings with the FILU Coordinator and Advisory Committee to report and receive feedback on project progress.
• Participate in training sessions on case management and grief and trauma process as needed.
• File paper and electronic project documents as per the office record keeping system.
• Follow workplace conduct as per office policies and procedures.


Completion of post-secondary coursework in communication, case management, grief/trauma counselling, project management, or other related fields. Candidates with an equivalent combination of training and experience will be equally considered.

Knowledge and Experience:
• Significant experience coordinating programs or events that involves planning, organizing and scheduling itineraries, logistics, and activities under demanding conditions.
• Significant experience monitoring project progress and writing summary reports.
• Experience working with many people, often under pressure.
• Experience tracking budgets.
• Experience working independently and as part of a team to meet an organization's objectives.
• Experience working with Yukon First Nations and/or Aboriginal women.
• Knowledge of case management for options and services on grief and trauma to meet a group or individual's needs.
• Knowledge of the National Inquiry into MMIWG.

• Plan, organize, and coordinate project activities that include family member meetings, land-based gatherings, and other events.
• Manage the project's electronic and paper files following the YAWC record keeping system.
• Build relationships of trust and credibility with family members, FILU staff, and other agencies.
• Manage and protect the security of personal information in compliance with policies and guidelines.
• Track project budget and activities, collect and synthesize activity information, and write bi-weekly and final activity reports.
• Guide and supervise the Community Liaison Worker for project assistance.
• Research grief and trauma process and intervention options and apply information to project activities.
• Follow office procedures to meet job responsibilities, YAWC objectives, and methods of operation.
• Pay attention to detail and communicate clearly and professionally in writing and verbally.
• Apply practical and humane measures for assessing problems, resolving conflict, and supporting appropriate conduct.
• Think critically, respond carefully in difficult situations, and respond quickly to unexpected situations.
• Respond efficiently to multiple tasks and tight timelines.
• Use computer software (e.g., Microsoft Office Word and Excel, Email) and general office equipment.
• Work independently with minimal supervision and in a team environment.
• Maintain impartiality, tact, and confidentiality.

Additional Application Instructions:

Please email yawcdir@northwestel.net for a complete job description. Send resume and cover letter to Claudia Riveros, Executive Director at yawcdir@northwestel.net. We thank all of those who apply but only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

Contact Information: Claudia Riveros

Apply with cover letter and resume:
By Email: yawcdir@northwestel.net

For More Information Contact: Claudia Riveros
By Phone: (867)667-6162



Positions open: 1
Hours per Week: 35
Wage: $35 to $37/hour

Full Time Term

Application Process

Applicants must include:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter

Apply to: Claudia Riveros