Job Opportunity:  Truth and Reconciliation Lead 

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Position Summary

Reporting to the Director of Outreach and Programs, the Truth and Reconciliation Lead will be responsible for overseeing and implementing CRRF’s initiatives related to Truth and Reconciliation in partnership with Indigenous communities. The Truth and Reconciliation Lead will play a critical role in advancing CRRF’s commitment to Truth and Reconciliation, and in helping foster healing, reconciliation, and a greater understanding between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people In Canada. The Truth and Reconciliation Lead will be pivotal in building and maintaining strong relationships with Indigenous community members and leaders, as well as non-Indigenous staff and stakeholders. 

Job title: Truth and Reconciliation Lead

Job classification: Unionized

Employment status: Fulltime salaried contract until March 31, 2025

Hours:
35 hours per week
Ability to travel and attend weekend, early morning and evening meetings as required

Work location: Hybrid working setting based on the location in Canada, with the possibility of returning to on-site work where applicable.

Salary: $66,965-$77,267 per annum. CRRF is a unionized workplace and the position and its salary are subject to a Collective Agreement.

CRRF offers a comprehensive benefits package, which includes three weeks of vacation, two Personal Floating Days, sick days and 4% of annual income towards RRSP plan, and life, disability, medical and dental care insurance.

Probation period: 90 days.

Responsibilities

  • Provide advice on Truth and Reconciliation and anti-Indigenous racism.
  • Develop the Truth and ReconciliACTION programming for CRRF with the Director of the department and in support of the Executive Director.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with Indigenous community members and leaders, and ensure that their perspective and experiences are represented in organizational decision-making. 
  • Collaborate with the Program Director to research and develop policies to support Truth and Reconciliation initiatives in accordance with the overall business plan.
  • Advise CRRF on cultural protocols and practices, and provide guidance on how to engage with Indigenous communities in a respectful and appropriate way.
  • Coordinate events and activities to promote Truth and Reconciliation initiatives, and provide recommendations for improvements as needed.
  • Organize and facilitate workshops and training sessions for staff and stakeholders on the history of the legacy of the residential schools, the impact of colonization on Indigenous peoples, and the importance of Truth and Reconciliation.
  • Manage budgets, timelines, and resources, and report regularly on progress and outcomes. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Lived experience (candidates must self-identify as Indigenous)
  • Strong knowledge of the history of Indigenous Peoples and familiarity with First Nations, Inuit, and Metis and other Indigenous communities
  • Experience and/or the ability to build Indigenous frameworks
  • Ability to provide guidance on complex cultural context and sensitive situations, and advise on decision making process
  • Passion and commitment to build longstanding relationships with Indigenous communities that extend beyond projects and initiatives
  • Strong willingness to participate in ongoing cultural learning and development
  • Sensitivity towards, and understanding of, the diversity of knowledge, temperament, language, literacy levels, culture, and ethno-racial backgrounds in communities within Canada
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to interact with multiple stakeholders
  • Existing contacts with Indigenous communities, Provincial and Federal Ministries responsible for Indigenous affairs, is considered an asset
  • Understanding of the planning, development, and implementation of programs and policies that address the complex needs of Indigenous communities, is considered an asset
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, excel) and other digital tools and applications

To apply

Please contact Harbour West at info@hwest.ca or 604-998-4032 prior to January 26, 2024. 

Some essential and other qualifications will be assessed through your application process. 

Proof of eligibility to work in Canada and education, and three professional references from your previous supervisor and coworkers will be requested if you are considered for the position. 

Interviews will be held via Zoom. While all applications are appreciated and will be handled in the strictest confidence, only those candidates short-listed for an interview will be contacted. CRRF may cancel, postpone, or revise employment opportunities at any time. 

CRRF values diversity and is committed to fostering an environment of inclusion and cross-cultural sensitivity. We encourage applications from Indigenous people, racialized people, people with disabilities, people from gender and sexually diverse communities and/or people with intersectional identities. 

We accommodate people with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process. Please indicate accommodation-related requirements/needs in your application. 

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