Title: Project Lead
Program: Reconciliation and Responsible Investment Initiative (RRII)
Status: Full-Time, 1-year contract with potential for permanent employment
Reports to: Director, Responsible Investment Leadership
Location: Vancouver, BC
Closing date: 5:00PM (PST), Wednesday, May 31, 2019
Salary: $66,858 plus benefits and pension
SHARE is seeking a Project Lead to coordinate and help lead the Reconciliation and Responsible Investment Initiative. The Reconciliation and Responsible Investment Initiative (RRII) is a joint project of SHARE and the National Aboriginal Trust Officers Association (NATOA) with the goal of building leadership among Indigenous and non-Indigenous investors to support reconciliation through their investment and stewardship policies and practices. The Project Lead will have regular interaction with staff at NATOA, other partner organizations, Indigenous trustees and communities.
You can learn more about the Reconciliation and Responsible Investment Initiative here: http://www.reconciliationandinvestment.ca/
Reporting to SHARE’s Director of Responsible Investment Leadership, the Project Lead will be responsible for coordinating and assisting with implementation of all project activities including internal and external communications, workshops and events as well as conducting research and contributing to reports. The Project Lead will work closely with SHARE’s Director of Responsible Investment Leadership as well as staff at NATOA to devise and implement the overall strategy for the initiative.
We are looking for someone who is passionate about and committed to reconciliation and looking for a vibrant, values-driven work environment. The position requires a detail-oriented person with solid relationship-building capabilities and organizational skills. Strong written and oral communications skills as well as a positive attitude are critical. The ability to travel in Canada is a requirement for this position. Experience in the investment industry is considered an asset.
SHARE hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; however qualified applicants of Indigenous ancestry will be given priority.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Assist the Director of Responsible Investment Leadership in developing relationships with Indigenous organizations, trustees and partners
• Coordinate project communications with internal and external stakeholders
• Participate in the development of the project strategy and annual work plan
• Support fundraising efforts and reporting to key funders
• Coordinate event logistics for courses, conferences and special events with SHARE and NATOA staff
• Develop content and facilitate educational workshops and conferences
• Help organize annual conference on reconciliation and responsible investment
• Organize meetings with the RRII team and prepare relevant meeting materials
• Help create and carry out marketing campaigns and outreach efforts for RRII reports, events and courses
• Keep abreast of trends and developments relevant to responsible investment best practices of relevance to Indigenous trusts
• Conduct research on issues related to reconciliation, Indigenous peoples’ rights, employment, procurement and the Indigenous economy.
• Support project evaluation, budgeting and reporting of project performance against planned objectives, deliverables and milestones
SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
• University degree in business, finance, economics, social sciences or a related discipline, or a combination of related education and work experience
• Lived experience and/or formal education on Indigenous rights and the ongoing history of Indigenous peoples in Canada.
• Experience working in the area of finance, sustainability or responsible investment
• Five years experience in a similar position
• Highly organized, accurate, attentive to detail, with excellent time management skills
• Maintains a positive, flexible and responsive attitude and team-oriented style
• Strong writing skills and experience and comfort with public speaking.
• Proven computer skills in Microsoft Office, web-based applications and contact relationship management (CRM) databases
The position is covered by a collective agreement and offers a competitive salary with vacation allowance, generous benefits and a pension plan.
Please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected] by 5pm (Pacific) on May 31, 2019.
No phone or email enquiries please. We thank all applicants in advance; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.