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Program Officer, Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women

Contract Position
The Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women (CRIAW) is
currently seeking a Program Officer for a 10 month contract, (September
2006 to June 2007).  CRIAW is a national non-profit feminist
research organization which provides research and tools to facilitate
organizations taking action to advance social justice and equality for
all women.


The Program Officer will be involved in several activities linked to
the operationalization of CRIAW's strategic plan (2004-08) which has as
its focus Economic and Social Justice: Overcoming Women's Poverty and
Exclusion.  Our analysis is carried out within intersectional
feminist frameworks. 

CRIAW will be organizing a national forum (spring 07) on alternative
approaches to women's economic and social justice.  The Program
Officer will be responsible for outreach and liaison; facilitating the
work of several volunteer committees (ie. selection committee,
logistics committee etc.) as well as drafting funding proposals linked
to the forum.

The incumbent will also have responsibilities linked to communications
and outreach.  These include, but are not limited to, writing
press releases on CRIAW's behalf, attending coalition meetings as
required, involvement in the development and eventual delivery of
workshops on intersectional feminist frameworks, coordinating and
drafting articles for the CRIAW newsletter and working on CRIAW's
virtual clearinghouse on women's poverty and exclusion.

Qualifications for this position include the following:

  • Knowledge of women's economic and social justice issues, more
    specifically within intersectional feminist frameworks; this will
    normally be based on a University degree plus two to three years
    related work experience;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Ability to conceptualize, plan, develop, implement and evaluate a public event;
  • Ability to coordinate the work of volunteer advisory committees and contract employees;
  • Demonstrated experience with feminist research, women's equality-seeking groups and NGOs;
  • Ability to multi-task and coordinate the work of several committees;
  • Excellent writing and communications skills in English and a good
    working knowledge of French, other languages considered an asset;
  • Capacity to work in a close knit team and with working committees;
  • Demonstrated ability to work under tight timeframes.

The salary for this four day a week, 10 month contract position, is
$31,200 (the annual full-time equivalent would be $37,000). CRIAW is an
equal opportunity employer and has a generous benefits package, as well
as a feminist working environment. Given CRIAW's commitment of working
within intersectional feminist frameworks and the current composition
of our staff, we are especially encouraging members of equity seeking
groups to apply. Applications must be received by July 7th.  
Send to or

151 Slater Street, Suite 408
Ottawa, ON  K1P 5H3

If you are interested in applying please send your curriculum vitae as
well as a covering letter highlighting your thoughts on women's
economic and social justice. We thank you for your interest, however,
only those selected for an interview will be contacted.