MMIWG Commemoration Project Coordinator
Yukon Aboriginal Women's Council

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Posted: 01-23-2020

Closes: 02-23-2020


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Contract position to March 31, 2021

The purpose of the contract position is to assist the Yukon Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) Memorial and Commemoration Project partners and supporters in designing, delivering, and communicating the significance of the Project to family members of MMIWG and the general public. The Project aims to leave a lasting memorial that will raise the on-going issue of MMIWG in Yukon and northern BC and honour the victims and their families.

Under the direction of the Local Project Advisory Committee (LPAC), the Contractor is responsible for the overall organization, coordination and delivery of the Project by building community and partnership outreach, awareness, and engagement; planning the design and establishment of a family gathering and commemoration monument and memorial; and creating communications material. As one of the LPAC partners, the Yukon Aboriginal Women's Council (YAWC) provides administrative oversight of the project.

The successful candidate is a strong communicator with all parties, a strong organizer of events and people, experienced in working with Yukon First Nations and indigenous women, girls, and gender diverse people, and knowledgeable about the calls for justice from the National Inquiry into MMIWG and Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.



Principal duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

1.Develop a detailed Project workplan and budget in consultation with LPAC.
a) Identify resource gaps and make recommendations on addressing them.

2.In consultation with LPAC, establish a Project reporting, feedback, and evaluation mechanism with clear performance measures.
b) Track the Project budget and account for all expenses with appropriate documentation.

3.Develop and implement a Project engagement and communications strategy with LPAC.
a) Communicate the Project among partners, supporters, general public, and media to engage and promote the Project at different stages.
b) Hire contractors to document Project highlights including construction of the memorial, family gathering, and memorial ceremony (e.g., videos, photographs, stories) to upload to the MMIWG webpage of the YAWC website and share on social media.

4. Plan the physical memorial design and place in consultation with LPAC.
a) Identify memorial placement options, establish agreements with landowner, and acquire necessary licenses and permits.
b) Establish and advertise an expression of interest and facilitate the selection process for a qualified, indigenous artist to design, complete, and install the monument.
c) Consider any maintenance or on-going monument resource requirements.

5. Plan, organize and deliver the Coming Home Gathering of MMIWG family members and memorial ceremony in consultation with LPAC.
a) Organize and secure the gathering venue rental arrangements and on-site service contracts and delivery.
b) Organize participant registrations, travel, and accommodations arrangements and allowances.

6. Actively support LPAC by participating in LPAC meetings and reporting and receiving feedback on Project progress.

7. File paper and electronic project documents as per the office recordkeeping system.

8. Work collaboratively with YAWC staff and follow a respectful workplace conduct as per office policies and procedures.


Completion of post-secondary coursework in communications, event planning, project management, or other related fields. Candidates with an equivalent combination of training and experience will be equally considered.

Knowledge and Experience:
1. Significant experience coordinating programs or events that involve planning, organizing and scheduling itineraries, logistics, and activities under demanding conditions.
2. Significant experience communicating verbally and non-verbally in a clear, succinct, and friendly manner through face-to-face interactions, phone conversations, and digital communications (e.g., email and social media).
3. Significant experience monitoring project progress and writing summary reports.
4. Significant experience working with Yukon First Nations and/or indigenous women, girls, and gender-diverse people.
5. Experience working with many people, often under pressure.
6. Experience tracking budgets.
7. Experience working independently and as part of a team to meet Project objectives.
8. Knowledge of the calls to action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and National Inquiry into MMIWG.

Contact Information: Claudia Riveros

Apply with cover letter, resume and references:
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Positions open: 1
Hours per Week: 30
Wage: 48,600

Auxillary Term

Application Process

Applicants must include:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • References

Apply to: Claudia Riveros