The Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) is a not for profit organization that empowers and supports Indigenous women and their families in the province of Ontario.
ONWA encourages the participation of Indigenous women in the development of Federal, Provincial, Municipal/Local government policies that impact their lives and ensure issues affecting Indigenous women and their families are heard at key government tables.
ONWA is committed to providing services that strengthen communities and guarantees the preservation of Indigenous culture, identity, art, language and heritage. Ending violence against Indigenous women and their families and ensuring equal access to justice, education, health, environmental stewardship and economic development, sits at the cornerstone of the organization. ONWA insists on social and cultural well – being for all Indigenous women and their families, so that all women, regardless of tribal heritage may live their best lives.
The Researcher will be responsible for conducting culturally grounded, trauma-informed, and gender-based research within ONWA’s She Is Wise Research Framework. The Researcher will demonstrate competence in Indigenous research methodologies and gender-based analysis in order to conduct community-based research and make recommendations on current issues facing Indigenous women and their families. They will conduct research and report/proposal writing pertaining to a variety of issues facing Indigenous women and their families, with particular focus on ending violence against Indigenous women. The Researcher will work collaboratively with Policy Analysts and Research Assistants to prepare research papers, policy recommendations and project reports. The Researcher will develop short and long term research work plans that are directly connected to the ONWA strategic plan. The Researcher will need to analyze current data and identify to the ONWA potential funding opportunities on the horizon. The Researcher will represent ONWA at regional and/or provincial government committees and tables. They will bring to the attention of the ONWA, current developments in research that affect Indigenous women and their families.
KEY CORE COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:
RESPONSIBILITIES – ADMINISTRATIVE:
RESPONSIBILITIES – PUBLIC RELATIONS:
EXPECTED STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE:
To execute the functions outlined in this job description.
The Researcher will be directly accountable to the Manager of Policy, Research and Evaluation for the proper completion of the functions outlined in the job description.
Indigenous Women are particularly encouraged to apply.
We welcome applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
As Indigenous leaders, ONWA is continuing full operations including hiring, while working from home, as supporting our community members is a priority. ONWA is scheduling all interviews, providing all training, onboarding and orientation for new employees, through the use of virtual tools. We will continue to accommodate remote and home based work arrangements in an effort to keep our ONWA employees healthy and safe