Project Coordinator

Hours of work: Full-time position. Monday – Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, some extended hours or weekends to be expected.
Salary Range: Based on experience. Benefits package to start after probationary period completed.
Closing Date: Until a suitable candidate is found.


Position Summary

The Project Coordinator ensures the successful completion of project activities to meet identified goals and outcomes and ensures a seamless link to other Esquao programs and initiatives. Our programs reflect the seen sacred teachings as part of connecting with and restoring our culture, beliefs, and practices. Areas of focus include leadership development, poverty reduction, achieving justice, violence prevention housing, capacity building and housing.


Reporting to the CEO, key responsibilities include:

  • Contribute to the development of program materials, as needed.
  • Facilitate training sessions for groups of women and young women to build skills.
  • Participate as a member of community collaborations to train others and share resources.
  • Assist program participants in developing personal action plans, accessing resources, and overcoming barriers.
  • Attend meetings as required to secure relationships with funders and partners.
  • Ensure important organizational milestones are met, participate in event planning and preparation.
  • Complete all necessary evaluations, forms, and project reports.
  • Share program information to small, medium, and large groups.
  • Communicate best practices and areas for improvement as often as necessary to continuously improve the program content.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in health, education, social work, or appropriate combination of relevant education and work experience.
  • Demonstrate experience and understanding of wholistic health and wellbeing.
  • Highly motivated individual with the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Strong awareness of issues affecting Indigenous women and awareness of available community resources.
  • Minimum four-years of project management experience, and minimum four years working in a relevant role.



Valid Driver’s License. Must have reliable vehicle and have the ability to travel on occasion.

Successful completion and maintenance of clear Criminal Records Check.


Knowledge and Skills:

  • Knowledge and commitment to the principles and values that guide the work of Esquao, the Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women.
  • Basic understanding of Indigenous culture, issues and protocol.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of and experience working with trauma-informed policies.
  • Knowledge of the First Nation, Metis, and Inuit community in Alberta.
  • Experienced in trauma-informed service delivery, fostering independence and confidence when working with young/women rebuilding their lives.
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal and time management skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.


To apply for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter to: Please state in your cover letter how you align with Esquao, the Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women. Please address your email to the Hiring Committee. Priority will be given to Indigenous candidates.


Email submissions only. No phone calls please.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Esquao, the Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women, is an Alberta non-profit organization that serves to amplify and share the voices of Indigenous women on the issues and challenges they face.