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Executive Coordinator

Odawa Native Friendship Centre

March 3, 2022

The Odawa Native Friendship Centre (ONFC) is a non‐profit organization serving the Indigenous community in the Ottawa‐Carleton Region of Eastern Ontario and surrounding communities.

The Vision of ONFC is to ensure a thriving and resilient community. Odawa strives to enhance the quality of life of Indigenous People in the Capital region; to maintain a tradition of community, an ethic of self‐ help and development as well as to provide traditional teachings from our elders.


Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Executive Coordinator performs, coordinates and oversees office administrative duties, Board support, fundraising campaigns and social media presence. The Executive Coordinator is responsible for ongoing support to the Executive Director and for providing leadership and coordination for the day‐to‐day operations of the Executive Office.


  • A minimum of 5 years of experience supporting senior managers or directors and in providing administrative support to a Board of Directors.

  • A Diploma in Business Administration, or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and recent relevant work experience.

  • Experience working with Indigenous people and an understanding of Indigenous culture and well‐being will be considered an asset.

  • Experience in communications, creative writing and maintaining social media presence.

  • Non‐profit charity experience would be an asset.



  • Proven ability to demonstrate tact and discretion in preparing, disclosing and handling information of a confidential and sensitive nature.

  • Possess a strong work ethic and the skills to take initiative, and see work through.

  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills to effectively handle issues simultaneously andmeet scheduled timelines.

  • Ability to analyze situations and make appropriate decisions without immediate supervision.

  • Superior verbal and written communication skills, with colleagues, community members, stakeholders,etc.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

  • An exceptional ability to think creatively to identify and resolve problems while paying attention to accuracy.

  • Superior diplomacy and high levels of integrity.

  • Dedicated team player.

  • Working knowledge of board governance in a not‐for‐profit organization and office policies andprocedures.

  • Efficient with Microsoft Office suite including Sharepoint, Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook andInternet, and other software such as Adobe PDF, Canva, MailChimp, etc.

  • Strong meeting/event planning and coordination.

  • Ability to work in a fast‐paced environment and handle a number of issues simultaneously.

  • Attend Board meetings and take minutes, and manage actionable post‐meeting items.

  • Manage and maintain all Odawa Social Media accounts, such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram,etc.

  • Create communication materials and letters, for social media posting, to be used for the promotion ofevents, program activities, and other fundraising pushes.

  • Reach out to corporate sponsors to promote fundraising activities.

  • May supervise administrative staff, as needed or required.

SALARYTo be determined based on experience and education.

If you are interested and meet the above criteria, please send your résumé and cover letter telling us why you think you’d be a great addition to the Odawa team to

Deadline: March 15, 2022

Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit and Métis) candidates will be given priority, please self‐identify.

The Odawa Native Friendship Centre is committed to accommodating people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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