Southeast Resource Development Council Corporation (SERDC) - REPOST - Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) Project Coordinator

Southeast Resource Development Council Corp.

Posted May 4, 2021 at 08:30 pm Closes May 18, 2021 at 08:30 pm

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SERDC Resource Development Council Health Services

Employment Opportunity

Full-Time 1-year Term Position

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Project Coordinator


SERDC Health is accredited by the Canadian Accreditation Council to provide exceptional 2nd level services to eight or more First Nations communities in Manitoba. We are a community-driven and are looking for motivated individuals who are willing to learn and make a difference in the First Nations health.

Project Coordinator

SERDC is searching for a dynamic, accountable, and mature MMIWG Project Coordinator who will provide highly effective and confidential coordination, under the supervision of the Mental Wellness Program Manager. The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) Project Coordinator will also assist with a wide range of duties for the design and of a memorial monument for SERDC First Nations Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls (MMIWG) & Lesbian, Gay, transgendered, Queer, 2-Spirit (LGBTQ2S).


Key Responsibilities

·         Coordinate, co-facilitate, and follow up on initial meetings with MMIWG and LGBTQ2S families and survivors to be featured in the memorial book that are identified by the project oversight committee.

·         Coordinate subsequent meetings regarding MMIWG/LGBTQ2S families and survivors with SERDC First Nations.

·         Coordinate and follow up on meetings of the project oversight committee.

·         Coordinate with supportive collaterals and resources during interviews, and have knowledge of regional supports available. This can include Elder supports, with a full appreciation of Elder protocols when approaching Elders for support.

·         Work with other organizations and resources that may be having gatherings or events of MMIWG and LGBTQ2S families to see if families want to share their stories and make connections with other families.

·         Develop a project work plan that identifies all project activities, including budget and key deliverable dates, and regularly review with the AMC Community Liaison/Researcher – Women, Children & Families Issues.

·         Coordinate the steps required for the development of the memorial monument, including:

o   Coordinate research and data to inform the background and context of the memorial to SERDC MMIWG families.

·         Coordinator community forums, Sharing Circles and Feasts.

·         Complete all activities in the two-year Contribution Agreement.

·         Record, transcribe and distribute minutes of project meetings.

·         Draft correspondence and briefing notes related to the project as required.

·         Develop and maintain an internal easy access reference system for documentation of the project.

·         Submit project travel and accommodation requests as required in a timely manner.

·         Respond to external and internal inquiries about the project.

·         Other tasks as assigned.



·      Preference will be given to SERDC band members who possess a Certification from a recognized college or technical institute or a combination of post-secondary courses or an equivalent combination of two years education & experience as determined by SERDC will be considered.

·       A strong and full understanding of the issues of Manitoba First Nations MMIWG & LGBTQ2S, including knowledge about the Final MMIWG National Inquiry Report and its 231 calls for action.

·         Possess some Trauma Informed Training and Grief and Loss or combination of both.

·         Group Facilitation Skills in person & virtually.

·         An understanding of LGBQT2S matters sensitive to the accompanying issues.

·         Knowledge of First Nation culture, history, and issues.

·         Excellent administrative, computer, and research abilities;

·         Knowledge of administration/general office procedures, computer and office equipment operations, and research capabilities.

·         Effective time management and reporting to meet deadlines.

·         Demonstrated sound judgement, and maintaining confidentiality at all times.

·         Excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrate empathy, and ability to work co-operatively as a part of an interdisciplinary team of professionals.

·         Ability to communicate effectively, both in written and verbal forms.

·         Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

·         Proficient in using Microsoft office programs –Word (60wpm), Excel, Power Point and Outlook.

·         Adhere to SERDC policies and procedures specific to attendance, and professional ethics (i.e. Code of Conduct).

·         Possesses a valid Class 5F Driver’s License and vehicle, work flexible hours, and travel upon request with occasional overnight stays to remote northern First Nation communities.

·         Capable of lifting at least 50lbs.



·      Fluency in a Manitoba First Nations language is considered an asset.


SERDC recognizes the importance of building an exemplary service delivery organization that is equal, inclusive and reflective of the population it serves. Preference will be given to qualified SERDC or First Nation members who voluntarily self-declare in their application.

***Reasonable accommodation is available upon applicant request.

Interested applicants are welcomed to submit their update to date cover letter identifying the position title applying for and a recent updated resume.

This position is located in our Winnipeg office. We thank all applicants for their interest in this position; however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.


Deadline for applications: Open until filled.



Please send a current resume with an up to date covering letter in confidence to:


Rhonda Kirkness

SERDC Director of Human Resources

6th Floor – 360 Broadway

Winnipeg, MB.  R3C 0T6


Phone:        (204) 956-3262

Fax:               (204) 956-7382


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