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Project Coordinator – Najakulugiit Project

Tungasuvvingat Inuit

March 22, 2022

Project Coordinator – Najakulugiit Project

Full time, Term to March 31st, 2023

It is the mission of Tungasuvvingat Inuit (TI) to broadly provide Inuit-specific programs that contribute to the health and wellbeing of Inuit and to encourage and support similar programs for Inuit across the country. With over 30 years of highly successful experience in crafting the design, development, and delivery of a wide range of effective, client-centered services, TI continues to deliver quality programs and services that directly benefit our growing urban Inuit population.

Under the supervision of the Manager, Family Wellbeing, the Najakulugiit Project Coordinator is responsible for the successful leadership, planning, development, and delivery of all activities under TI’s Najakulugiit Project. The Najakulugiit Project aims to empower Inuit women in Ontario and support the wellbeing of Inuit families and survivors of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ People.

The successful candidate will work in collaboration with the Najakulugiit Women’s Group, which is composed of family members and survivors. They will help the group achieve their vision and objectives, thereby helping to implement some of the key priorities and recommendations identified by the Inuit community in Ontario for inclusion in Canada’s 2021 Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ People National Action Plan.

Key responsibilities of the position will also include:

  • Facilitating the development of a workplan for the Najakulugiit Women’s Group and the Project and assisting the group in implementing their plan and achieving their goals, providing support and/or playing a lead role where needed;

  • Coordinating and organizing bi-monthly meetings of the Najakulugiit Women’s Group, including the purchasing and distributing materials (e.g. craft supplies), and helping to secure guest speakers for the meetings;

  • Arranging for reimbursements and honoraria to be provided to Najakulugiit Women’s Group and guest speakers as required;

  • Providing assistance to any Inuit women across Canada who wish to create groups similar to the Najakulugiit Women’s Group, which would contribute to a larger network of Inuit women empowerment groups across the country;

  • Providing assistance (by email, phone, or in-person) to any Inuit family members and survivors of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ People in Ontario to help them navigate the various services and supports available;

  • Increase awareness of resources and services available to family members and survivors, (e.g., through the creation of communications products); and

  • Meet all tracking, evaluation, and reporting requirements of funder and TI (project status updates, maintaining project statistics, adhering to project budgets, meeting project targets).


  • The ideal candidate will have knowledge of Ontario’s Inuit history, culture and health/socio-economic issues/needs, Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit, and traditional practices, project management principles and techniques, and procurement practices.

  • Excellent communication skills, presenting and research skills, facilitation and community engagement skills, and computer literacy skills (word processing, publication, data collection, e-mail, and internet) are necessary.

  • The ability to create and maintain positive and collaborative working relationships, work effectively in a team environment and independently, present and display information using application such as PowerPoint, MS Teams, and Zoom, and work occasional evenings and weekends is required.

  • Post-secondary education in Indigenous studies, humanities, or social sciences is preferred. One (1) year of of practical and relevant work experience, preferably in a coordinator/ facilitator role. Experience should include working with Inuit, communities, and organizations, coordinating meetings and events, group facilitation and community engagement. 

  • Fluency in English is required; Inuktitut language skills are preferred.

  • An acceptable combination of related education and work experience may be considered.

Salary and Benefits

  • TI offers a competitive annual salary

  • 4% vacation accrual (paid out)

  • 24/7 confidential Employee and Family Assistance Plan

Deadline for applications is March 29th, 2022.

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to

TI’s Family Well-Being office is located at 1071 Richmond Road, Ottawa, ON, which is conveniently located close to all major transportation access points and parking is free on the premise.

Interested candidates are encouraged to visit our website at to learn more about our programs and services. Preference in hiring will be given to qualified Inuit candidates, applicants are encouraged to self-identify. The successful candidate will be required to obtain a vulnerable sector check with results that are acceptable to TI.

Accommodations for applicants with disabilities are available upon request.

We thank all interested candidates in advance, but unfortunately, we are only able to respond to those selected for an interview.

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