Manitoba Advocacy Officer

The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) has a new opportunity for a highly motivated individual to join our professional staff and work on cutting-edge issues impacting Canadian Muslim communities. Grounded in our vibrant and dynamic communities, NCCM is a national, independent, nonpartisan and non-profit advocacy organization at the forefront of defending, promoting and protecting the fundamental rights and public interests of Canadian Muslims.  

NCCM is committed to equitable and inclusive employment practices. We welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds, and we especially encourage applications from members of equity-seeking groups.  

NOTE: No phone calls, please. Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Thank you. Apply by sending your resume and cover letter to careers@nccm.ca and put the job title in the subject

* * * * Position: Manitoba Advocacy Officer (full-time, six-month posting, with potential of permanent based on performance)  

Location: Winnipeg preferred  

Start date: Immediate  

Expected hours of work: 40 hours a week (some weekend and evening availability required)  

Application deadline: June 9th, 2024 

Compensation: Commensurate with experience.  

This position is eligible to enroll in NCCM’s pension and benefits program.  

Key Duties: The Manitoba Advocacy Officer is responsible for working with NCCM’s Government Affairs and Community Engagement departments. Reporting to the Government Relations team, the Manitoba Advocacy Officer will drive the organization’s presence in the community and contribute to the development of the strategic direction of domestic government relations. Working with the community engagement team you will be responsible for coordinating all local community relations initiatives.  This involves working with all local NCCM supporters and stakeholders to advance community mobilization and education initiatives, respond to emergency situations, and connect local communities with national NCCM resources. The Manitoba advocacy officer will work closely with the community in mosques, events, and other relevant spaces. In this role you are expected to be an ambassador for NCCM and therefore to coordinate local engagement with public advocacy efforts. You will work with the CEO and COO, while advocating for what matters to stand against Islamophobia.  

Your skills will include:  

  • Strong relationship-building and inter-personal skills;  
  • 1-2 years of policy development experience in the public, private or not-for-profit sectors. Canadian policy expertise is an asset.  
  • 1-3 years of retail/sales experience preferred  
  • Excellent writing skills.  
  • Solid understanding of the NCCM’s mission and mandate 
  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects and adhere to critical deadlines. 
  • Good presentation, interpersonal and organizing skills. 
  • Capacity to work effectively and productively outside of an office environment. Ability to develop collaborative relationships and act as a well-respected, trusted partner that others want to work with.
  • Exceptional presentation skills. 

NOTE: No phone calls, please. Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Thank you. Apply by sending your resume and cover letter to careers@nccm.ca and put the job title in the subject