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KAIROS Blanket Exercise Regional Community Coordinator SW Ontario

Position: KAIROS Blanket Exercise Regional Community Coordinator SW Ontario

Position Status: Full-time (35 hours/week) permanent

Work Model (Location): Hybrid (Toronto/Ottawa) or remote within Ontario

Level and Salary: Level 11 (Union) $57,527.00

Application Deadline: June 28, 2022

Posting Reference: KAIROS-22-06

E-Mail: [email protected]

Web: www.kairoscanada.org

KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives is an ecumenical movement for ecological justice and human rights. KAIROS includes three program Circles, a network of activists, and regional representatives, educators, and partners in Canada and around the world who help guide our work. We have offices in Toronto and Ottawa and home offices across the country.

The KAIROS Blanket Exercise (KBE) is a national decolonization education initiative that contributes to the process of truth, justice, and reconciliation across Canada and beyond. The KBE presents a history that centers on Indigenous peoples and the land. It deepens our understanding of the impact on Indigenous peoples of colonization, displacement, and the dispossession of their traditional territories.

KAIROS is seeking a dedicated, highly organized, relational KBE Regional Community Coordinator to work with the KBE Team in the Southwestern Ontario region to support the KBE Program and to build and strengthen relationships with Indigenous people, communities, and the KAIROS network. This is a permanent full-time position (35 hours/week) in Southwestern Ontario.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Act as an ambassador for the KBE and contribute to the development of a sustainable and effective KBE program;
  • Responsible for coordination of the KBE Program in the assigned region(s) including administration, outreach and communications;
  • Building and maintaining excellent relationships with Indigenous Elders, Knowledge Keepers and communities, hosts, and sector partners, including in government, education, health, and law enforcement;
  • Ensure that KBE initiatives support the goals and Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. This position also advises and supports the KAIROS Indigenous Rights program, the KAIROS Indigenous Rights Circle, and KAIROS working groups, as needed.

All KAIROS staff will exhibit practices that recognize and uphold principles of diversity, equity, inclusion (DEI), anti-colonialism, anti-racism, and anti-oppression (ARAO), exemplifying these principles in their day-to-day interactions with colleagues, partners, hosts, members, donors, supporters, and the public, and contribute to the organization’s DEI and ARAO development at the individual, team, and organizational levels.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Commitment to the mission and values of KAIROS and a comfort working in an ecumenical Christian context;
  • University degree in political science, popular education, Indigenous studies, or other relevant areas of study, or equivalent combination of education and experience in a relevant field;
  • Minimum 2 years experience in a relevant role;
  • Understanding of the goals and commitment to the implementation of the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada;
  • Demonstrated excellence in oral communications and public presentations;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Indigenous ways of being, Indigenous history in Canada, and Indigenous language and culture;
  • Demonstrated understanding of traditional First Nations, Inuit, and Métis approaches to relationship building and conflict resolution;
  • Ability to work collaboratively and respectfully within a diverse work environment;
  • Demonstrated conflict resolution skills;
  • Commitment to the mission and values of KAIROS;
  • Ability to write in an accessible manner;
  • Demonstrated experience in project management;
  • Ability to work effectively with government bodies, educational institutions, and other organizational actors including churches and religious groups;
  • Excellent skills in cross-cultural and anti-racist anti-oppression frameworks; Proven commitment to social justice, equity, and inclusion; Excellent skills in Microsoft Office;
  • Strong social media capacity;
  • Experience with the use of databases and content management systems; and Ability to work some evenings and weekends and travel within Canada.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested applicants are invited to submit their cover letter and resume with KAIROS-22-06 in the subject line to: [email protected] Internal applications will be given first consideration.

In accordance with Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and KAIROS’ Equity and Inclusion policy, accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance. We thank all applicants and will contact the individuals selected for an interview. No phone calls please.

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