Community Involvement Advisor

  • Location : Regroupement des centres d’amitié autochtones du Québec
  • Address : 85 Bastien Blvd, Suite 100, Wendake, QC G0A 4V0
  • Salary : $64,740–$88,874
  • Status: Regular full-time employee
  • Starting date : By October 2021
Délimitation description

Description of the organization

The Regroupement des centres d’amitié autochtone du Québec (RCAAQ) is the provincial association of Native Friendship Centres in Quebec. Our mission is to advocate for the rights and interests of Indigenous city dwellers and support our member Native Friendship Centres in Quebec in fulfilling their mission.

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Partnerships and Programs Director, the Community Involvement Advisor works to foster concerted action among key players and ensures involvement within the Quebec Native Friendship Centre Movement. This mobilization and concertation takes shape through the Advisor’s ability to create and facilitate opportunities for the strategic reflection and participation of RCAAQ’s members and partners.

The Advisor will also be tasked with supporting, launching, coordinating and facilitating communities of practice. These are safe and culturally relevant spaces for creating and implementing innovative and adapted responses to the various issues the Native Friendship Centres identify and encounter.

Specifically, the Community Involvement Advisor:

Development of partnerships (35%):

  • Prepares, facilitates and leads consensus-building tables
  • Regularly documents current methods and approaches, with a view to improving actions and better meeting the needs identified in the field
  • Encourages community involvement, multi-sectoral participation and project mobilization, via various committees and consultations
  • Determines needs for local portraits (literature, statistics, etc.)
  • Represents the interests of the Native Friendship Centre Movement with partner organizations
  • Helps organize various activities and events to develop the knowledge of key players, strengthen capacity for action and circulate information
  • Communicates important news to publicize initiatives that are relevant to the partners

Communities of practice (65%)

  • Plans, coordinates and implements communities of practice
  • Supervises and supports the work of the community of practice facilitators
  • Collaborates in the development of practical tools and resources for the communities of practice
  • Maintains, popularizes and disseminates information about process status
  • Designs and implements a mechanism for assessing the communities of practice
  • Develops ways of prioritizing issues with the community
  • Contributes to research activities by developing research specifications, data collection tools, literature reviews, data analysis and synthesis, as well as writes texts, such as research reports, syntheses, knowledge reviews, articles, theses or presentations
  • Contributes to disseminating information and knowledge
  • Develops knowledge transfer processes
  • Spurs reflection to orient actions and encourage their growth by, for and with urban Indigenous people
  • Advises the Partnerships and Programs Director on the implementation of strategic priorities
  • Develops, in collaboration with the team, action plans and training activities

Requirements
Education and experience

  • Graduate degree in the humanities, social sciences, local, regional or territorial development, organizational development, communications or other similar field
  • Minimum of three (3) years of relevant work experience
  • Experience in knowledge transfer
  • Experience with communities of practice
  • Experience with consensus-based organizations
  • Experience in research methods
  • Mastery of French
  • Excellent understanding of English
  • Mastery of the Office suite

Skills and abilities

  • Communication skills (comfortable with public speaking and leading groups)
  • Interpersonal skills (ability to connect quickly with people and collaborate effectively)
  • Knowledge of Indigenous and community settings
  • Analytical skills
  • Planning skills
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team and network
  • High level of autonomy and organization
  • Ability to work simultaneously on several dossiers
  • Rigour
  • Curiosity
  • Great capacity for initiative
  • Diplomacy
  • Interpersonal skills and sociability
  • Availability for travel and business trips

Candidates are asked to send their résumé and a letter of intent by August 29, 2021, at 11:59 pm. No applications received after this date and time will be considered.

REGROUPEMENT DES CENTRES D’AMITIÉ AUTOCHTONES DU QUÉBEC

c/o Nathalie Picard
Subject: Application for the Community Involvement Advisor position

By email only: nathalie.picard@rcaaq.info

Please note that only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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