Title: Advisor – Community Wellness & Protection
Location: Across Canada
Employment status: Permanent, full time
Salary band: $59,542 – $86,832/year
The Canadian Red Cross (CRC), an iconic brand and one of the most inspirational not-for-profit organizations on this planet, is seeking an Advisor – Community Wellness & Protection to join our team.
You have a passion for helping others, and want to work with other dedicated individuals? By applying, you are taking a big first step to be part of an exciting organization.
At the Canadian Red Cross, we are guided by our fundamental principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity, and universality. We help people and communities in Canada and around the world in times of need and support them in strengthening their resilience.
Starting with the hiring process, we are committed to having an accessible, diverse, inclusive, and barrier-free work environment where everyone can reach their full potential. We encourage all qualified persons to apply, particularly Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized people, and people with diverse gender identities and sexual orientations, and others who share our values and contribute to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.
We are looking for an Advisor, Community Wellness and Protection (CW&P) who will work in collaboration with the Senior Manager,Community Wellness & Protection within the Canadian Red Cross (CRC) Risk Reduction and Resilience (RR&R) Program. This position has specific accountability supporting advancement against the CRC Creating Safe Environments (CSE) Strategy which contributes to aligning CRC efforts across program and services lines supporting Indigenous communities to ensure a coordinated and responsive model for delivery that recognizes self-determination. The CSE strategic model focuses on addressing risks related to disasters, violence and health through strengthening prevention, adaptive, and transformative capacities to enable actions that promote resilience.
In this role, you will:
Responsibility 1: Planning and program design
- Support the confirmation of strategic objectives for CSE-CW&P, building relationships with Indigenous communities, including service providers and governance structures.
- Contribute to the confirmation of project scope, standards, goals, and deliverables, that support the evolution of CSE-CW&P programming in support of Indigenous communities
- Support case development and fund development asks, as well as donor proposals, as may be required.
Responsibility 2: External Relationships
- Represent the Red Cross, or ensures representation, on key committees and working groups, including provincial initiatives related to topical (CW&P) issues impacting Indigenous children, youth, families, and broader community representation
Responsibility 3: Service delivery and capacity development
- Implement of CRC activities as per plans including ongoing needs assessments, capacity-building activities and adaptations required to meet the needs of special populations.
- Contribute to the evaluation of the quality-of-service delivery and make recommendations to adjust plans to optimize its response to cultural considerations and community priorities
- Provide technical support and guidance for personnel in implementing services reflecting adherence to the guiding principles of the Indigenous Peoples Framework
- Train and mentor staff and volunteers in implementing the community engagement toolkit, as well as providing subject matter expertise in the areas of risk reduction, violence prevention, and injury prevention.
What we are looking for:
- The minimum qualifications for this job are a university degree, and five years of directly related experience OR an equivalent combination of education and experience including working with Indigenous communities and on youth engagement programs in this field. Preference will be given to a self-declared Indigenous candidate.
- Experience in building volunteer, community, and government partnerships with specific reference to working with Indigenous communities. Expertise in Indigenous programming is required. Fluency in an Indigenous language is an asset.
- Proven program design, management, and delivery experience as well as experience in community engagement programs in a complex environment.
- Experience in working with diverse populations and an understanding of cultural issues, specifically traditional Indigenous beliefs and practices related to maintaining mental health.
- Proven experience in community wellness programs that address the unique needs of distinct populations including Indigenous youth.
- Strong oral and written communication skills in English essential.
- Familiarity with monitoring and evaluation systems.
- Experience in analyzing and synthesizing data to use it for reports and/or proposal writing.
- Strong facilitator including virtual modalities is an asset.
- Team leadership is an asset.
- Flexibility and ability to work with ambiguity/in a fluid work environment.
- Travel is required
- The incumbent may be required to work non-traditional hours, to be on-call and to respond to emergency/disaster related requests.
- Eligibility to work in Canada: At this time, we welcome applications from candidates eligible to work in Canada. If you are not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, we encourage you to carefully review your visa to find out whether you are eligible to work in the job you are considering applying for. Refer to our FAQ for more information.
- Full vaccination against COVID-19 is mandatory for this position and operation (the CRC will however adhere to its duty to accommodate those who are unable to be fully vaccinated for a reason related to a human right protected ground)
If you require accommodation measures during any phase of the hiring process, please notify us as soon as possible. All information received in relation to accommodation requests will be kept confidential.