The Indigenous Peoples Resilience Fund (IPRF) is an Indigenous-led effort to respond to urgent community needs while taking a long-term view on building community resilience. Governed by an Indigenous Advisory Council and hosted at Community Foundations of Canada, the IPRF provides resources to support Indigenous-led and Indigenous-serving organizations working to address immediate service gaps in response to COVID-19 and to foster resilience in Inuit, Metis, and First Nations communities. This includes support for: emergency health care efforts, sustainable access to food and strengthened food systems, training, and infrastructure to overcome connectivity challenges, innovation in employment, counseling and mental health supports, and Elders and Healers who provide counseling, traditional medicines, and teachings to youth in their communities.

As the IPRF continues to work in support of communities as they respond to COVID-19 and explore opportunities for community recovery, healing, and resilience, we’re expanding our team with the addition of the role of Team Member, Indigenous Peoples Resilience (IPRF). This position will support the IPRF Advisory Council, team, and partners. 

Who are we looking for? 

We’re looking for a self-starter with a thoughtful, roll-up-your-sleeves attitude, who’s not afraid to dive in wherever necessary to get the job done. The right candidate will have a special mix of skills that combines a keen eye for detail; a warm demeanor; significant autonomy; and a resilient and solution-oriented attitude. That person will have strong interpersonal skills, patience, and will genuinely enjoy helping people take advantage of opportunities and solve challenges. The right candidate will be comfortable in a fast-paced environment and will be able to keep focus amid competing priorities. 

What does the role involve?

IPRF is looking for sometime to join our team to perform a variety of duties including providing support to the activities for IPRF. 

Responsibilities

General

  • Act as the first point of contact for the IPRF
  • Undertake the tasks of receiving calls, take messages, and routing correspondence
  • Handle requests and queries appropriately
  • Maintain diary, arrange meetings and appointments and provide reminders
  • Assess and manage technology needs for efficient remote communications
  • Plan meetings and take detailed minutes
  • Produce reports, presentations, and briefs
  • Develop and carry out an efficient documentation and filing system
  • Answer and direct phone calls,
  • Assist in the preparation of regularly scheduled reports

Governance & Committees Support (20%)

  • Support the planning & hosting of fundraising, finance, governance & marketing committee meetings, and quarterly partner meetings
  • Timely preparation & distribution of committee packages & reports
  • Take detailed notes/minutes, specifically capturing decisions & action items

Grant Application Intake & Administration (60%)

  • Answer questions & inquiries from prospective applicants
  • Support organizations who prefer online, verbal, or email/fax submissions
  • Prepare & support regional/national review councils during application adjudication
  • Record & document grant decisions during regional, national & national advisory council meetings 
  • Prepare & distribute letter of agreements to successful applicants
  • Securely collect banking and payment information for grant payments
  • Prepare payment schedules & track the status of grant payments
  • Support timely intake of grant reports (verbal, written, and video submissions)
  • Prepare grant program reports and other story-telling formats

General Operations & Community Engagement (20%)

  • Expand upon IPRFs existing network and relationships at different levels in order to work collaboratively with groups, individuals, and organization
  • Support and maintain internal IPRF calendar & electronic document filing systems
  • Maintain Contact Relationship Management (CRM) system including organizations, contacts, grants, payments, and reports

Job Competencies:

  • Must have knowledge and understanding of the diverse Indigenous Nations, Communities & Peoples within Canada 
  • Project management experience
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office, Google Suite, Zoom
  • Exemplary planning and time management skills
  • Experience with Customer Relationship Management systems is an asset
  • Up-to-date with advancements in office equipment and applications
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize daily workload
  • High level of verbal and written communications skills
  • Proven ability to build networks and establish relationships at different levels in order to work collaboratively with groups, individuals, and organizations
  • Discretion and confidentiality

Preference will be given to applicants who are citizens of one of the many Indigenous Nations in Canada.

Details: 

  • This is a full-time term contract position until December 2021 with the possibility of moving to a full-time position, within a highly dynamic and motivated team. 
  • This position is remote for now so all locations across Canada will be considered for the right candidate. 
  • Compensation will be between $45,000 and $60,000 per year to commensurate with experience.

How to Apply: 

Please submit a CV and cover letter to Lesley Inglis at linglis@communityfoundations.ca with the subject line Team Member for Indigenous Peoples Resilience Fund. The deadline for applications is 5:00 pm EST, February 26, 2021.  Applications will be reviewed as they arrive only candidates that are chosen for an interview will be contacted.

About Community Foundations of Canada

Community Foundations of Canada (CFC) was founded in 1992 to support and connect community foundations working across Canada. The movement of community foundations has grown considerably since then; today, more than 90% of Canadian communities have access to a community foundation. Collectively the network stewards combined assets of more than $6.2 billion, and we’ve put hundreds of millions back into communities. CFC’s purpose is to “relentlessly pursue a future where everyone belongs.” In addition to championing the issues that matter to Canadians, CFC also acts as a catalyst, thought leader, and partner to help make our communities stronger, more resilient, and sustainable.