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Aboriginal Program Coordinator


The SWG seeks a candidate to fill the  30 hour per week position of Aboriginal Program Coordinator to work out of the Saskatoon office.


Position Description

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Aboriginal Program Coordinator will liaise primarily with the Program Manager. The Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of the development and coordination of SWG’s Aboriginal programs and services in Saskatchewan and to provide leadership in cultural awareness protocols to the membership and community-at-large.


The successful applicant will liaise with Aboriginal writers, network with First Nation and Métis communities, establish and maintain productive partnerships with stakeholders, funders and other relevant organizations, provide project support as necessary, seek funding, write grant applications and reports, and maintain databases of relevant information. Knowledge of Aboriginal literature, publishing and of the literary arts scene in the Aboriginal community in Saskatchewan is a must. Awareness of First Nations & Métis cultures and languages is a definite asset, as is someone who has experience in program design, delivery and evaluation.


This position will appeal to an energetic self-starter with excellent outgoing interpersonal, time management and organizational skills. Of prime importance is the knowledge and connections in the Aboriginal community,  the ability to take initiative, multi-task, to be a team worker, and be resourceful. Access to a vehicle is of prime importance, as is the ability to plan, prioritize, budget and meet deadlines. Knowledge of marketing and public relations is beneficial for success in this position.



       Connect with Aboriginal writers provincially and nationally

       Hold discussions with the Aboriginal Constituency regarding programming

       Network with agencies, organizations and establish liaisons and partnerships

       Research sources for funding for Aboriginal writing programs and activities

       Apply for grants for programs and establish budgets

       Prepare reports and documents as requested by SWG’s funding agencies

       Research current writing programs and services in Saskatchewan that serve Aboriginal people

       Determine, create, develop, organize and implement Aboriginal workshops, programs and events, including national events

       Research potential markets and information on the business of writing for Aboriginal participants

       Determine cultural awareness protocols and connections to implement Aboriginal programming

       Maintain databases to facilitate operating SWG’s Aboriginal programming

       Work with the SWG programming team in Regina and Saskatoon

       Write and distribute materials for related documentations

       Encourage memberships in the Guild

       Maintain Guild’s Aboriginal Facebook page and Twitter accounts



       Familiarity with writing programs and events throughout Saskatchewan

       Education and/or experience in writing and the arts

       Experience in developing cultural programming

       Strong background with Aboriginal artistic communities and community development resources

       Knowledge of Aboriginal literature, publishing

       Awareness of First Nations & Métis cultures and languages

       Strong oral and written communication skills

       Experience in grant writing and preparing budgets

       Strong organizational and prioritizing skills


Applications may be sent to info@skwriter.com or to SWG, Box 3986, Regina, SK, S4P 3R9.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Closing date for applicants is 4:30 pm, September 19, 2014. 

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