Respect Education Community Coordinator

Posted: December 07, 2017

Region: Mishkeegogamang

Application deadline: December 20, 2017

The Respect Education Community Coordinator (RCC) will report directly to the Creating Safe Environments Project Manager.  The RCC is an integral member of the Creating Safe Environments Project team(s) and is accountable for supporting the effective coordinating and organizing of activities related to the roll-out of the Creating Safe Environments Project.
The Creating Safe Environments Project will be a four year project that engages Indigenous Communities in building violence prevention initiatives in their communities.  The Canadian Red Cross in partnership with Indigenous Communities will work together to better understand what the community needs to move from the challenges of violence to a healthier place, rooted in Indigenous cultures and practices.  The RCC will be the hub within the Community to communicate, plan, coordinate, develop and implement with the Community a Community Action Plan for violence prevention utilizing Community strengths and Indigenous cultural teachings and practices.
Working toward the creation of safe environments the RCC will participate in Community programs and activities that support respectful and healthy relationships while integrating training that builds awareness and addresses community challenges around violence.
 Key Responsibilities:
  • Community mobilization following Cultural protocols, traditions and practices in the development of a violence prevention strategy and a Community Action Plan.
  • Works closely with CSE Project Manager and Red Cross Trainers and Facilitators to ensure violence prevention educational and training sessions are well planned and coordinated within Community.
  • Supports the development, implementation and data collection of Respect Education programs within the Community.
  • Works closely with the Project Manager to identify, maintain and communicate information regarding project challenges and organizational challenges.
  • Works closely with CSE Project Team, Community leadership and Community Members to foster healthy relationships within the Community.
Responsibilities and Activities: 
Responsibility #1: Community Mobilization: Reporting directly to the CSE Project Manager, and following Cultural protocols, traditions and practices, works with Community to develop and create a violence prevention strategy and a Community Action Plan.  (Approximately 60% of time)
  • Works with Community and communicates with the CSE Project Manager and Red Cross Educators to develop a violence prevention strategy and a Community Action Plan.
  • Plans and coordinates activities and programs within Community that support the violence prevention strategy and Community Action Plan.
  • Assists the Community in achieving the short and long term Community Action Plan goals.
  • Coordinated Respect Education activities in the community.
Respect Education Community Coordinator                                                                                              
Responsibility #2:  Community Training and Education:  Works closely with CSE Project Manager, Red Cross Prevention Educators and Youth Facilitators to plan and coordinate training and education sessions within the Community. (Approximately 20% of time)
  • Plans and coordinates awareness and educational sessions on violence prevention within the Community.
  • Trains and supports Community Members to become Prevention Educators and Youth Facilitators.
  • Provides ongoing support to the Prevention Team, Prevention Educators and Youth Facilitators.
  • Contributes to the CSE Community Risk Assessments.
  • Participates in Respect Education professional development and Team conference calls.
Responsibility #3:  Reporting and Documentation:  Works closely with CSE Project Manager to ensure accurate tracking of all project activities and reporting requirements are met within time guidelines.  (Approximately 20% of time)
  • Ensure funding deliverables are on target and reporting timelines are met.
  • Maintains appropriate records and contributes to all reporting requirements.
  • Ensures and maintains accurate tracking of project activities and programs.
  • Ensures the work plan and reporting meet deadline requirements.
Qualifications: Education and Experience
  • University degree or diploma in a related field and a minimum of three years related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge and experience related to your community, Indigenous peoples and cultural considerations are required.
  • Knowledge in the areas of child abuse, bullying, and family violence are a definite asset.
  • Computer skills required.
  • Successful criminal record check, including a vulnerable sector check is mandatory.
  • Valid provincial Class 5 Drivers License and current Drivers abstract.
  • Knowledge of Red Cross Programs especially in the areas of violence prevention an asset.
  • Certification as a Red Cross instructor or willingness to become a Trainer is required.
  • Knowledge of Cultural protocols to follow.
  • Strong understanding of Community, Cultural teachings and practices.
  • Understanding of strengths and challenges within the Community a definite asset.
  • Knowledge of Cultural traditions and ability to apply Cultural teachings and practices within the CSE Project work.
    Skills and Attributes:
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a Team.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality a must.
  • Ability to work with remote support and supervision.
  • Strong communication skills both oral and written.
  • Community mobilization skills are necessary.
  • Ability to identify strengths within Community and utilize those strengths to support the project goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to follow up on tasks and commitments.
  • Commitment to the Principles of the Red Cross Movement.
    Working Conditions:
  • The majority of the work is performed in a clean and comfortable work environment.
  • May include moderate to long hours sitting and using computers and office equipment.
  • May be required to light lifting of supplies and materials from time to time up to 20 kg.
  • Ability to work non-traditional hours.
  • Occasional requirement to work overtime hours.
  • Domestic travel will be required on occasion.
Interested candidates may submit their resumes in confidence no later than Dec 20, 2017
To: Shelley Cardinal, National Indigenous Advisor
The Canadian Red Cross is an equal opportunity employer. While we appreciate all responses, only candidates under consideration will be contacted. Please note that relocation funding is not available for this position.