We are seeking a self-motivated and driven project coordinator to support the planning and execution of our public policy summit in Spring 2018. Through discussions with Indigenous supporters and Advisory Council members, we have decided to center Indigenous leadership,  knowledge, and solidarity in our conversations on policy solutions.

Location: Toronto or Ottawa
Hours: 15 hours/week X 24 weeks
Pay: $15/hour
Deadline: Monday, September 17, 2018, at 5 p.m. EST
Please submit your resume and cover letter to admin@ywln.ca.

Key Tasks:
- Oversee and facilitate the planning of YWLN public policy summit from site selection, vendor negotiation, event registration, marketing, onsite staffing and post-event reporting.
- Engage young women from across the country on public policy issues ahead of the summit. 
- Help YWLN centralize Indigenous knowledge and settler-Indigenous solidarity at the summit. 
- Help foster meaningful relationships and partnerships with stakeholder organizations and communities.
Must have:
- Strong connections and relationships with Indigenous communities and organizations.  
- Education or relevant experience in policy development, governance, or advocacy.
- Relevant experience in event planning, community and partnership development, and project management.
- An understanding of anti-oppressive, trans-inclusive, and intersectional lens in leadership and planning
- An understanding of institutional and grassroots politics, government relations, and civic engagement.
- The ability to work independently within a small team
- Strong communications skills and excellent attention to detail.

Please note that this position is reserved for Indigenous applicants only. 


About Our Summit

Our policy summit provides a platform for diverse young women to actively participate in policy creation and decision-making processes that impact their lives and communities. In the spirit of settler-Indigenous solidarity, our summit aims to envision and address policy issues with leadership and input from Indigenous women.

Young women are at the forefront of social change and leadership across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area; our summit will centralize and highlight their recommendations for creating policies and programs that respond to their diverse needs. 

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Email admin@ywln.ca for more information about our summit.