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Bridging the Gap (BTG) Coordinator

Inuuqatigiit Centre for Inuit Children, Youth and Families

March 24, 2021

Inuuqatigiit Centre for Inuit Children, Youth and Families is a multi-service non-profit organization serving Inuit children, youth and their families and are dedicated to providing cultural, educational, and support services in a caring, respectful and collaborative environment that fosters strong and proud Inuit children and families.

Position: Bridging the Gap (BTG) Coordinator

Hours: 37.5 hours per week – In-Determinate (based on funding)

Salary Range: $48,000 - $60,500 + Benefits


Under the direct supervision of the Community Initiative and Mental Health Manager, the Bridging the Gap (BTG) Coordinator develops and provides cultural information, education and support to schools, students and parents in promoting school success for elementary and secondary school students


1. Oversee and coordinate the delivery of the BTG program and services

  • Schedule presentations and bookings for the BTG team;

  • Prepare presentations and present as needed;

  • Coordinate and promote cultural resource library;

  • Provide leadership and supervision of direct reports (BTG presenters and Student Support Worker);

  • Coordinate delivery of information, resources, and supports to school staff to increase cultural competency of learners and educators within the four Ottawa school boards;

  • Write program reports and conduct program evaluations; and

  • Adhere to and promote the mandate and mission of the Inuuqatigiit

2. Promote the BTG program in the community

  • Develop appropriate promotional and information resources;

  • Represent Inuuqatigiit at meetings, presentations and conferences with stakeholders including partner agencies, funders and government; and

  • Engage with agencies and stakeholders to strengthen outcomes for Inuit students.

3. Coordinate human resources

  • Support the hiring process for BTG program staff in keeping with Inuuqatigiit policies and procedures;

  • Work with program staff and support them in meeting all their program deliverables; and

  • Work with the Director of Programs to oversee the process for annual performance reviews and address ineffective performance.

4. Coordinate financial resources and administrative systems

  • Develop funding proposals in collaboration with the Director of Programs and Director of Finance and Administration;

  • Supervise client outcome data and complete required reporting;

  • Oversee maintenance of student charts/notes in a secure and confidential manner;

  • Provide funder required reports to the Director of Programs as required;

  • Coordinate case conferencing and required follow-up;

  • Monitor BTG budgets and track expenditures; and

  • Complete all administrative tasks required to fulfill funder requirements.

5. Advocate for the needs of Inuit youth

  • Provide cultural information, resources, and supports to school board staff to increase cultural competency;

  • Develop and deliver cultural presentations that meet learning outcomes of students;

  • Liaise with school boards to advocate for the learning needs of Inuit students; and

  • Promote the BTG program within the community and develop appropriate promotional and information resources.


  • Inuit descent preferred;

  • Experience working with Inuit or Indigenous communities an asset;

  • Post-secondary education in related field;

  • Fluency in Inuktitut and/or French an asset;

  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing;

  • Ability to function effectively in a high stress, high noise environment;

  • Highly organized, efficient and accurate and able to take initiative;

  • Proficient computer skills and in-depth knowledge of relevant software such as MS Office Suite;

  • Knowledge of standard office administrative practices and procedures;

  • Previous experience facilitating groups and/or doing presentations;

  • Experience in project coordination, outreach, program delivery and quality assurance;

  • Knowledge of the needs of Inuit children and families;

  • Knowledge of Inuit and non-Inuit community services and supports;

  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing in English

  • Ability to work independently and to multi-task;

  • Ability to operate computer systems and relevant software;

  • Strong organizational, program planning, evaluation, fiscal management and problem-solving skills;

  • Effective workshop development, facilitation and presentation skills;

  • Ability to work independently and in a collaborative staff team environment;

  • Ability to function effectively in a high stress, high noise environment; and

  • Enthusiasm, flexibility, dedication and commitment to children, youth and families.


  • Medical certification of good health;

  • TB Test, if applicable, and other immunizations up-to-date;

  • Police Record Check – Vulnerable Sector required in keeping with Inuuqatigiit Personnel Policies and Procedures; and

  • First Aid/CPR certification or willingness to become certified.

Please apply with cover letter and resume by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 to:

We thank all who apply for this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

When two equally qualified candidates are considered for the same position, preference will be given to the candidate of Inuit descent

This position is dependent upon funding approval.

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