Director of Indigenous Programming

Position: Director of Indigenous Programming

Employer: Canada World Youth / Jeunesse Canada Monde

Location: Ottawa

Deadline: October 31, 2017

Employment Type: Employment

Position Level: Senior

Salary Range:

Closing Date: October 31, 2017

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Founded in 1971, Canada World Youth (CWY) is a world leader in developing international educational programs for young people aged 15 to 35. A non-profit organization, CWY is dedicated to enriching the lives of young people that have a desire to become informed and active global citizens. CWY programs are designed to help youth experience the world for themselves, learn about other cultures and diverse Canadian communities while developing leadership and communication skills.

Over 46 years, more than 38,000 youth volunteers participated in Canada World Youth programs. For more information on the various programs offered by Canada World Youth, please visit our website at

In accordance with Canada World Youth (CWY)’s mission, vision and values, in addition to the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors and the President and CEO, and in cooperation with the management team, the Director of Indigenous Programing is responsible for the development of CWY’s indigenous programs, and for the engaged leadership and management of relations with Indigenous communities, groups, organizations and youth.

The Director of Indigenous Programing primary responsibilities will include:
 building strategic relationships with indigenous communities, organizations and groups;
 creating the organization’s strategic plan with respects to indigenous programing, annual business plans and Indigenous Relations work plan;
 supporting a President & CEO and organizational goals respecting Indigenous relations and reflected in youth programming;
 establishing realistic short, medium and long-term goals and objectives that include specific standards and activities based on selected measurable outcomes;
 supporting Program and Monitoring & Evaluation teams in knowledge of concepts and practices in the development and strengthening of indigenous relations and youth programming.

Job title: Director of Indigenous Programing
Immediate Supervisor: President and CEO
Budgetary responsibility: Yes
Supervisory responsibility: Yes

 Graduate degree preferred in a relevant field of study
 Equivalent combinations of education and senior management experience will be considered.
 Minimum five (5) to seven (7) years of:
 progressive senior management experience and role in a government, non-profit, public or private sector organizations leading Indigenous strategies, programs and relationships;
 demonstrated experience in international programming, international development, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), United Nations and other international instruments, mechanisms and bodies impacting indigenous peoples;
 demonstrated experience in successful fundraising results;
 demonstrated experience in undertaking consultations with key internal and external stakeholders;
 demonstrated experience in creating and supporting the implementation of a strategic approach to fundraising include major gifts, corporate donations, grant solicitation, and government calls-for-proposals;
 demonstrable knowledge and sensitivity of the realities indigenous youth and communities, as well as Indigenous languages, cultures, identities, traditional practices and land based relationships.
 demonstrable thorough knowledge of local, national and international indigenous programming strategies.
 Demonstrated strategic indigenous program development.

 Knowledge of non-formal educational methodologies, participatory monitoring and evaluation strategies, and results-based management.
 Crisis management skills in Canada and internationally.
 Competency in entrepreneurship and the development revenue-generating strategies.
 Knowledge of the international cooperation milieu and trends in international youth programs.
 Skills in writing and organization.
 Knowledge of MS Office suite.
 English and French fluency
 Knowledge of an indigenous language an asset.
 Knowledge of other foreign languages an asset.

Your resume must be received by 5PM (Eastern time), October 31st via email at: In the object of your email, you need to indicate the job title: Director of Indigenous Programing.

Canada World Youth is committed to equity in employment and diversity.

This posting represents an opportunity to realize our focus on increasing underrepresented groups such as Indigenous peoples, visible and ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to further diversification.

We would like to thank in advance all the candidates for their interest in Canada World Youth.
Please note that only candidates invited to an interview will be contacted.

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