The Anglican Church of Canada and the National Association of Japanese Canadians are looking for a Facilitator/Project Manager (F/PM) for its Healing Fund for Japanese Canadians. The Healing Fund was established in September 2021 to provide healing support to Japanese Canadians affected by Mr. G.G. Nakayama, who is known to have sexually abused hundreds of Japanese Canadian boys during his time as an Anglican priest.
The successful candidate will be a qualified, motivated individual capable of working under minimal supervision. They will lead the project team delivering the healing support, and will fulfill two roles. As the Facilitator, they will be the primary liaison between the Japanese Canadian Working Group, the National Association of Japanese Canadians, and the Anglican Church of Canada. The Facilitator’s role is help the parties deepen their shared understandings in a mutual relationship of support and understanding, and to help the parties find a path that they can walk together in the healing journey. As the Project Manager, the F/PM will assume primary responsibility for developing and implementing the work plan of the Healing Fund.
The F/PM needs to be personable, diplomatic, and able to work with sensitive, confidential issues surrounding clergy sexual abuse. Priority for this position will be given to applicants with any combination of the following: a background in event planning, accounts receivable, finance, Microsoft Office/Google Drive, Japanese Canadian history, writing skills, and/or with Japanese Language skills.
The main tasks and responsibilities of the F/PM are as follows.
- Based on the 2020 report Request for Healing Support from the Anglican Church of Canada, prepare a detailed work plan specifying the activities, outputs and results expected over the initial 5-year period of the healing support.
- Finalize and manage the implementation of procedures to provide confidential counselling services to eligible members of the Japanese community. Establish and manage a contract with a qualified professional social worker to handle the intake referral process.
- Establish the education grant program, including the establishment of eligibility criteria, application process and procedure for selection and payment of successful awards.
- Provide logistical support in hosting community education events and national healing gatherings.
- Liaise with Anglican Church of Canada representative(s) assigned responsibility for work plan elements to ensure timely and satisfactory completion of all such tasks.
- Prepare annual budgets for approval by the Steering Committee prior to inclusion in the NAJC annual budgets to be approved by the NAJC membership.
- Report periodically to the National Executive Board of NAJC through its Anglican Healing Fund Committee.
- Prepare quarterly progress reports for Steering Committee review. Attend all meetings of the Steering Committee to respond to questions.
- Prepare mid-term and final reports according to the timetable specified in the initial work plan.
The F/PM will be hired under a contract and paid through funds provided by the Anglican Church of Canada. It is anticipated that the F/PM will be required to work on a full-time basis for the initial 3 months of the contract, and on a part-time basis for the remainder of the 5-year term of the Healing Fund. Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Interested applicants should supply a resume and cover letter by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Healing Fund for Japanese Canadians” in the subject line. Applications should be received by midnight Pacific time October 31, 2021. Potential applicants should note that a preferred candidate has been identified for this position.