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Project Coordinator, Early Childhood Education

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 and youth and their families. Inuuqatigiit Centre is 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: Project Coordinator, Early Childhood Education – Determinate

(1 Year)

Hours: 37.5 hours – Monday to Friday

Salary Range: $55,000-$65,000 per annum


Under the supervision of the Director of Early Years Program, the Project Coordinator is responsible for the successful planning, development, and delivery of all activities under the Living Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit in Inuit ELCC Project and the Inuit Early Childhood Education Training Model.


  • Plan and oversee all aspects of project e.g., research, meetings, focus groups, etc.;

  • Assist in the organization of literature reviews, workshops and other components of the work as required;

  • Oversee the work of the consultants;

  • Assist with recruitment of Project Advisory Committee members and arrange and facilitate regular committee meetings;

  • Organize focus groups;

  • Organize and review sessions for Living Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit in Inuit ELCC practice project and implement the ECE training model;

  • Collaborate and networks with partners and seek partnerships;

  • Contact and confirm meeting and focus group attendees and arrange for reimbursements and honoraria;

  • Assist with travel and transportation arrangements for consultants, Project Advisory Committee members, focus group members and others as needed;

  • Identify and report on concerns and issues related to project delivery to the Director of Early Years;

  • Resolve issues that arise in project delivery;

  • Meet all tracking, evaluation and reporting requirements of funder and Inuuqatigiit (client notes, attendance, maintaining project statistics, meeting project targets, creating surveys, completing Incident/Accident reports);

  • Prepare and submit various reports as required (e.g., to Management, funding agencies, partner organizations etc.);

  • Liaise with staff when planning special activities;

  • Adhere to project budget and work closely with Management;

  • Participate in developing funding proposals in collaboration with Management;

  • Apply and monitor rigorous financial systems and financial policies of Inuuqatigiit Centre;

  • Arrange for reimbursements and honoraria to be provided to project participants as required;

  • Maintain thorough, orderly, and confidential filing system as part of the administrative tasks required by Inuuqatigiit Centre;

  • Meet all tracking, evaluation, and reporting requirements of Inuuqatigiit Centre;

  • Prepare progress and final reports as required by funders;

  • Attend staff meetings and training sessions as required;

  • Adhere to all Inuuqatigiit Centre policies and procedures;

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

  • Engage with various agencies and stakeholders to strengthen, develop, and promote the project;

  • Establish relationships that benefit the delivery of a quality project.

  • Adheres to Inuuqatigiit Centre Policies and Procedures;

  • Demonstrates effective management skills.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Registered Early Childhood Education or equivalent

  • Minimum 5 years experience in project management, outreach, group facilitation, curriculum development and community engagement

  • Minimum 5 years experience working with Inuit or Indigenous communities

  • Strong knowledge of Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit principles, culture, and community;

  • Strong knowledge of Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years;

  • Strong knowledge of How Does Learning Happen document;

  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing in English;

  •  Ability to work in a collaborative staff team environment; 

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

  • Police Records Check required in keeping with Inuuqatigiit Centre Personnel Policies and Procedures;

  • Medical certification of good health; • TB Test if applicable and other immunizations up to date; and

  • CPR / First Aid Certification (or willingness to become certified).


  • Accountable for the effective and efficient management of the project in keeping with funding and partnership agreements;

  • Accountable for the safety and security of participants in project activities;


  • Develop supportive and professional rapport with Inuuqatigiit Centre staff and consultants;

  • Act as a positive role model to promote professional values and ethics within Inuuqatigiit Centre and to community;

  • Provide leadership in promoting and practicing Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit, professional values, and ethics within Inuuqatigiit Centre;

  • Assume leadership role for all aspects of work related to the project;

  • Demonstrate autonomy and initiative;

  • Actively participate as member of project team;

  • Actively participate as a member of the team and support fellow team members in delivery of services through open and regular communication;

  • Provide adequate and appropriate feedback to staff.


  • Communicate regularly with partners, funders, and other stakeholders

  • Monitor all communications with project participants

  • Participate in developing funding proposals for other projects

  • Support the role of Elders and resource people in sharing traditional knowledge within the project.


  • Adhere to all deadlines e.g. funder reports, proposal submissions;

  • Demonstrate stress resistance and stamina;

  • Physical ability to access three storey building;

  • Work regular and consistent weekly hours of work;

  • Additional hours on occasion to meet deadlines and ensure delivery of high-quality services;

  • May be required to work evenings and weekends;

  • Ensure personal safety precautions are observed at all times;

  • Ensure Public Health Guidelines for COVID-19 Pandemic are followed at all times;

Please apply by 5:00 p.m. Thursday, April 1, 2021 to:

Shelley Watkin, Human Resources Manager

Inuuqatigiit Centre for Children, Youth & Families

224 McArthur Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1L 6P5

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

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