Job Description


Reports To: Executive Director


Reporting to the Executive Director, the EMPOWERED WOMEN for COMMUNITY WELLNESS Coordinator shall deliver the Empowered Women for Community Wellness program that will focus on physical, mental health and wellness. The Project Coordinator will be responsible to develop and design a unique one-week empowerment program, in coordination with a Program Developer and Steering Committee comprised of Indigenous women from some communities and organizations in Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN). The Project Coordinator will deliver the empowerment program in nine NAN communities and one in Thunder Bay that will be selected in consultation with the Steering Committee. The empowerment program will focus on the development and delivery of community action projects for physical, mental health and wellness in the nine host communities.

The Coordinator will have primary responsibility to develop and successfully deliver the Empowered Women for Community Wellness program.


  • Design and develop the Empowerment Program for Indigenous Women in coordination with a Program Developer and Steering Committee.
  • Establish a Steering Committee of Women that are representative of the communities in Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) who will provide advice and expertise in the design and development of a one week empowerment program that will focus on community wellness action projects.
  • Field test the empowerment program for indigenous women in Thunder Bay to determine the effectiveness of the program design and identify opportunities for program improvement.
  • Modify the empowerment program that may be necessary before it is delivered to the NAN communities.
  • Recruit fifteen participants in each community in consultation with Chief and Council, Community Health Representatives and Health Directors.
  • Implement a process for the selection of nine NAN communities for the delivery of the one week empowerment program for community wellness projects that will provide experiential learning in community change and empowerment.
  • Inform the Chief and Council of the selected communities on the purpose and benefits of the Empowerment Program for community wellness projects.
  • Follow-up with the indigenous women participants to encourage and support them on their empowerment journey.
  • Evaluate the program at the end of each year for empowerment program improvements or adjustments that may be necessary.
  • Coordinate the travel and any support arrangements for participants in the empowerment program.
  • Develop and deliver courses or workshops that enhance programme effectiveness and student learning.


The Empowered Women for Community Wellness Coordinator is responsible to the Executive Director for implementing the duties and responsibilities on a day to day basis.

The Empowered Women for Community Wellness Coordinator will also be accountable to the Executive Director for overall work performance according to the Personnel Policies and Procedures.


  • Possess at minimum an undergraduate degree in the Humanities (Social Work, Sociology) or an equivalent combination of education and related work experience.
  • Three years of work experience in program development with a focus in the field of developing healing and wellness programs.
  • Possess excellent coordination, facilitation, evaluation and analytical skills.
  • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Possess budgetary planning and monitoring skills.
  • Possess excellent problem identification and solving capabilities.
  • Thorough understanding of issues affecting Indigenous Women.
  • Fluency in Oji-Cree, Ojibwe or Cree would be considered a definite asset.


Send cover letter and resume by May 11th to: info@oshki.ca

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