Analysis to Action on Gender Based Violence
Project Coordinator Job Description
This position is a 1 Year contract with possibility of renewal for an additional 3 years if funding is maintained. Hours of work are 28 – 35 hours per week starting at $22 per hour.
This project is intended to increase the organizational capacity of NWO Women’s Centre to promote social and systemic change towards ending gender-based violence. The project will focus on Gender Based Violence policy reform work using Anti Racism, Anti Oppression frameworks; Gender Based Analysis; Trauma Informed Approaches and Reconciliation principles.
Duties: Over a four year project, the Project Coordinator will:
- Develop a connecting hub for equality seeking women’s organizations linking issues, analysis and action.
- Coordinate training and strategic discussion to build expertise among women’s advocates; organize an annual Think Tank event.
- Create an online forum to raise public awareness and analysis of local court decisions on Gender Based violence.
- Work with women affected by violence to link their experience to systemic issues and act collectively.
The successful candidate will possess:
Well developed and demonstrated understanding of gender–based violence and intersections; impacts of Colonialism and Anti Racism, Anti Oppression analysis; Trauma Informed Approaches and Reconciliation principles.
Familiarity with women’s organizations and feminist / equality seeking work in Thunder Bay and/ or Region
Excellent communication skills
Demonstrated Organizational skills
Understanding of the Criminal Court system an asset.
AAGBA Coordinator will work with NOWC and other equality seeking women’s organizations and advocates to assess need for training in the target frameworks (GBA; ARAO, TIA; RP). They will survey women’s groups and individual women in order to assess the forms of gendered violence; communities most impacted by gender based violence and identify safety issues and other gaps in the existing systemic response to GBV. They will identify the relevant policy, legislative and equity issues from the survey results and make connections with existing campaigns or efforts for change. They will also assess local criminal court decisions on cases of GBV and develop a feminist analysis of the outcomes. This work will then be captured on a website or other online interactive portal for use by women’s
organizations. The Coordinator will also be responsible for organizing training events and an annual “Think Tank” event.
Please email resume and cover letter (applications without a dedicated cover letter will not be considered) to:
Hiring Committee, Northwestern Ontario Women’s Centre at [email protected]
Please do not contact the office directly – we will notify all applicants and contact those we select to interview.