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CCC Job Opportunity: Indigenous Leadership Assistant

This posting will remain active until the position is successfully filled.

You are enthusiastic, organized, and a thoughtful multi-tasker, interested in gaining experience and relationship-building in and between the conservation and Indigenous sectors. You bring experience reflecting the diversity of communities in southern Ontario. You want to collaborate with others to shift the paradigm for a healthy future and heal the land.

Carolinian Canada Coalition (CCC) is a network of leaders growing healthy landscapes for a green future in the Carolinian Zone, Canada’s extraordinary far south, in the spirit and practice of reconciliation. As a charity, we connect science, community and business for healthy ecosystems and climate-smart neighbourhoods from Toronto to Windsor, Ontario.

Our cross-sector platforms connect 300 groups, 5,000 volunteers and 37,000 hectares to save local wildlife, water and our way of life; and support 14 UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The CCC Indigenous Leadership Pillar was initiated recently by Indigenous Leadership Director Sam Whiteye to strengthen relationships with Indigenous communities and organizations; support and respect their wishes; apply TEK and science with a community approach; advise CCC team in meaningful ways toward truth and reconciliation; create safe spaces for Indigenous participation in environmental sector and in cross-sector platforms; grow opportunities to empower Indigenous youth to lead in safe spaces to create change.

As the assistant to the Indigenous Leadership Director, you’ll be responsible for managing the Director's calendar, coordinating appointments and travel arrangements, preparing reports, handling confidential information, and ensuring that the Director's day-to-day operations run smoothly. A large portion of the role includes representing the Director and maintaining relationships.

$50,000 to $60,000 per year full time.

Duties and Responsibilities

You will assist the Indigenous Leadership Director with a focus on:

A. Support the day-to-day needs of the Director to grow the Indigenous Leadership Pillar such as:

  • Manage Director's calendar, schedule appointments and meetings, and ensure that all relevant information is communicated to attendees.
  • Screen and prioritize all incoming communication, including emails, phone calls, and mail.
  • Prepare reports, presentations, and other documents as required by the Director.
  • Manage deliverables, ensure deadlines are met, tasks are completed and ensure emails are promptly responded to
  • Assist in building out budgets, processes, templates and reports to improve how we work day-to-day in order to improve efficiencies 
  • Handle any ad-hoc tasks or projects as required by the Director.
  • Insert specific tasks

B.  Act as a liaison between the Director and other staff members, clients, and stakeholders such as:

  • Ability to represent the Indigenous Leadership Pillar while the Director is working offsite and/or away
  • Assist with networking by building relationships and fostering strong communications
  • Personable to assist in managing relationships, social skills

C. Effective fundraising in collaboration with the team and assisting the Director to grow the Indigenous Leadership Pillar through membership, earned revenue and grants as needed such as:

  • Research and relationship-building
  • Contribute to proposal and report development and review on strict timelines
  • Support and promote a growing social enterprise
  • Network events

D. Strong teamwork for the smooth operations, representation and growth of the organization such as:

  • Support the creation of ethical and safe spaces
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, report writing skills
  • Positive relationship-building with a diverse network, board and partners
  • Participate in communications, research, reporting, events, web updates, data input, team meetings, tracking deadlines
  • Manage your workplan in collaboration with the team, in a highly organized and efficient manner to manage multiple deadlines  
  • Handle confidential and sensitive information with discretion and maintain confidentiality at all times. 
  • Other duties as assigned

Education, Skills, and Experience

  • Minimum completion of college diploma in Business Administration, Communications, or a related field
  • Flexibility to deal with multiple needs in an ever-changing environment
  • Understand and utilize basic budgeting processes
  • Excellent attention to detail, particularly with quantitative information
  • Strong computer skills and the ability to learn new systems efficiently
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and other office software.
  • Experience handling confidential and sensitive information with discretion.
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative.
  • Ability to work remotely and travel
  • Familiarity with southern Ontario Indigenous communities, ecology or creation of safe spaces is an asset

Equal Employment Opportunities

Carolinian Canada Coalition values diversity and inclusion at the heart of its values. We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer and consider qualified applicants without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or family status, veteran status, medical condition or disability. We encourage all qualified applicants, including Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, women, persons with disabilities and members of sexual minority groups to apply. A variety of skill levels are invited to apply.

Individuals who introduce and self-identify as First Nations, Metis or Inuit are strongly encouraged to apply. At CCC we value diversity in our workforce and encourage all qualified candidates to apply, however preferences will be given to qualified, Indigenous applicants.

We are a virtual, flexible workplace

  • Hours are flexible and may fluctuate based on the volume of work


Carolinian Canada Coalition is committed to providing accommodation for applicants with disabilities; please let us know if you require accommodation during the recruitment process.

Application Process

Interested candidates should complete the online application below and attach their cover letter and resume.

Please submit your application and resume alternatively to

We thank all candidates for their application, only those chosen for an interview will receive a reply.

Carolinian Canada Coalition is a Canadian Registered Charity 83559 4722

We live on the traditional territories of many nations including the Anishinaabe, the Haudenosaunee, the Lunaapeew, the Wendat and the Mississauga. We acknowledge the inherent and treaty rights of the Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island including the many, diverse First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples who live here now. We commit to the teachings the Two Row Wampum and the One Dish One Spoon Wampum; and our duty to reconcile, learn more and create safe spaces for Indigenous and non-Indigenous perspectives to meet and discuss the issues that matter to everyone.