NWT Seniors' Society
Published
November 29, 2019
Location
Yellowknife, Canada
Category
Job Type
Compensation
Competitive non-profit salary
Territory
Northwest Territories

Description

We are looking for a project coordinator to set up and organize a project to decrease social isolation of older adults in 10 NWT communities in collaboration with local facilitators.  This project is for 56 months and is funded by New Horizons for Seniors, a program of the Government of Canada.

Please submit resume and cover letter by Dec. 19th to:

Hiring Committee
NWT Seniors’ Society
102, 4916 46th Street
Yellowknife, NT
X1A 1L2
Fax number (867) 920-7601 or Email: ed@seniorsnwt.ca

Only candidates who are chosen for an interview will be contacted.  Interviews will take place in January 2020.

Duties

The candidate will coordinate a five-year project to reduce social isolation of vulnerable older adults in 10 NWT communities.  The project will evolve from a collective impact plan developed by community facilitators, non-governmental organizations, Indigenous and public governments.  The project coordinator will liaise with community facilitators who will carry out the program in their community.  A leadership team, an advisory committee and an Elders’ council will guide the work of the project.  The candidate will be responsible for organizing a territorial forum, a community facilitators’ training program and writing activity reports to the funder.  The position will report to the Executive Director of the NWT Seniors’ Society.

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in social work, recreation, community development, healthcare, psychology or a related field; equivalent experience will be considered as well
  • Must have 3 to 5 years of experience working with seniors’ issues and concerns; experience in an Indigenous environment and/or northern/remote communities preferred;
  • Excellent communication skills both in writing and orally
  • Must have strong computer skills in Microsoft and experience with or ability to learn collaboration software, data management and data management software
  • Must be able to travel to small, northern communities by air or land including a valid driver’s license.
  • A satisfactory Criminal Reference Check with a Vulnerable Sector Search will be a condition of the employment offer.

Company Info

The NWT Seniors’ Society is the only territorial non-profit organization devoted to improving the lives of older adults in the NWT. We offer an opportunity to make a difference, a flexible work environment, a competitive salary for a non-profit and a good benefits package.
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