About the Role
Keepers of the Circle is looking to recruit a Partnership Liaison for our Women in Skilled Trades Program to engage and develop partnerships with industry players and other organizations across Ontario and nationally within the Red Seal trades. The role of the Partnership Liaison is to create these partnerships to support Indigenous women, girls, and gender-diverse people who have completed our Culture, Confidence, and Competence (CCC) pre-employment training program to obtain apprenticeships that are aligned with their personal and professional goals.
Culture, Confidence, and Competence program is a culturally rooted and trauma-informed program that is focused on personal and professional development. All members who complete the program will develop a training plan that will identify their post-training goals. As Indigenous women, girls, and gender-diverse people face various barriers and challenges in the workplace, the Partnership Liaison will be focused on ensuring that industry partners and employers provide culturally and physically safe work environments for our members who are placed in apprenticeships or work placements. This includes conducting company assessments on workplace diversity, identifying strategies to improve cultural competency, and organizing regular evaluations of employers to monitor progress. The candidate will also be responsible for fostering new relationships and partnerships with unions, employers, and training institutions to promote the hiring of Indigenous women and gender-diverse people within their organizations.
The ideal candidate must have the ability to facilitate conversations around diversity and inclusion to advocate for Indigenous women, girls, and gender-diverse people in the workplace, particularly in fields that are traditionally male-dominated. As our activities are designed and delivered to Indigenous Peoples, the Partnership Liaison must be culturally competent and can understand, appreciate, and interact effectively with people with lived experience. To be considered culturally competent, this position requires experience working with Indigenous Peoples and knowledge of our unique social issues such as colonization, generational trauma caused by the negative impacts of residential schools, and knowledge of Truth and Reconciliation.
Roles and Responsibilities of Partnership Liaisons include:
Outreach and Development of New Partnerships (30%)
Building Effective Partnerships in the Red Seal Trades (30%)
Monitoring and Evaluation of Employers and Apprentices (30%)
Other Miscellaneous Duties (10%)
Requirements and Skills
Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Accessibility
We advocate for the presence and contributions of all people regardless of ability, age, cultural background, education, ethnic origin, gender expression, gender identity, immigration status, language, marital status, nationality, physical appearance, political affiliations, perspective, race, religion, sexual orientation, sexuality, family status, socioeconomic status, or other such considerations, and intersectionality's therein. As an Indigenous organization, Keepers of the Circle has an affirmative action policy that prioritizes the hiring of Indigenous Peoples and community affiliates. We encourage Indigenous and affiliate applicants to indicate this in their cover letter. Please let us know of any specific requirements during the application process by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org – we are happy to work with you on accommodation requests.
Start Date: Immediate
How To Apply
Please send your resume and cover letter to Shannon Guppy at email@example.com with the subject title “Partnership Liaison WST – (Your Name)”. We will be reviewing applicants on a rolling basis so we encourage interested individuals to apply as soon as possible.
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|Nov 16, 2023
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