The United Steelworkers Union (USW) is seeking two (2) Indigenous Engagement Coordinators to work in connection with its national Education & Equality Department. As part of the national department, one Indigenous Engagement Coordinator will work primarily within USW’s District 3 (British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut) and one Indigenous Engagement Coordinator will work primarily within USW’s District 6 (Ontario and the Atlantic provinces). The two successful candidates will be expected to work together cooperatively on an ongoing basis and in consultation with USW’s National Indigenous Committee.
Applicants should meet the following qualifications:
• Preferably be of Indigenous ancestry
• Familiar with the structure and work of the USW, in particular collective bargaining and representing local union members
• Have a track record of successful relationship-building with Indigenous communities
• Able to conduct conversations and interviews, listen, analyze, and take thorough notes
• Strong writing ability would be an asset, but is not required
Participating as part of a national department in the education and equality programs of the United Steelworkers, working under the direction of the Education & Equality Department Leader and the District 6 Director / District 3 Director, and reporting to the National Director, this position would have a specific mandate to:
- Conduct and document online and in-person interviews and discussion groups and, working together with the other Coordinator, create a practical guide for local unions representing Indigenous members
- Create awareness and promote use of the guide by holding short educational events and meetings with local unions and staff and by giving presentations at local, district, and national meetings
- Provide other support, as requested, to local unions, district staff, and departments and committees of the national office.
The USW is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from Indigenous Steelworkers who are also members of other equality-seeking groups, including women, persons with disabilities, workers of colour and members of the LGBTQ2SIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Two Spirit, Intersex, Asexual) community.
A competitive compensation and benefit package will be provided. Starting date is January 4, 2023 but is negotiable.
Candidates should submit their application and resumé by November 7, 2022 to National Director Marty Warren, United Steelworkers, by mail to 800-234 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario M4P 1K7, or by fax to (416) 487-6235, or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
All applications will be kept confidential. Only applicants to be interviewed will be contacted.