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SCIENCE OF THE LAND – PROJECT COORDINATOR IN NUNAVIK, EEYOU ISTCHEE, AND OTHER FIRST NATIONS COMMUNITIES

 

FROM SEPTEMBER 2022 TO JUNE 2023 

Indigenous applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. 

May involve relocating for the duration of the contract. 

 

 APPLICATION CLOSING DATE:   ON-GOING 

 

Youth Fusion is a registered non-profit, non-partisan organization that promotes school perseverance by engaging students in creative and motivating extra-curricular and in class activities. These projects aim to value and cultivate the abilities and interests of young people so that everyone can achieve their potential, both at school and in the community. Project coordinators in Indigenous communities have 3 main areas of activity:

  1. Organizing extra-curricular activities related to the program
  2. Working with teachers to develop and animate classroom activities that help make academic knowledge more relevant for students;
  3. Working with local organizations to help create links between the school and community.

Since January 2010, Youth Fusion has been offering projects in various Indigenous communities. As of today, we collaborate with several nations across Quebec, New-Brunswick and Ontario.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Youth Fusion offers a wide variety of programs. This job offer is specific to the Science of the Land program. This program aims to empower students to pursue their curiosity for land-based activities and sciences. The in-class and afterschool activities combine hands-on scientific activities with traditional and cultural activities relating to the territory. The collaboration with community members and elders is essential in this project, as they have a deep understanding of the land and living beings, and the importance of honouring this relationship. With their support and through the organization of multiple outings, the youth can develop further knowledge of the land and their environment.

To learn more about the other programs offered by Youth Fusion, please consult the following link.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Attend the Youth Fusion pre-departure and ongoing training;
  • Create, organize and lead engaging activities for elementary or high school students;
  • Fill-out and submit timesheets, and expense reports every 2 weeks;
  • Manage a budget for the project and the material inventory;
  • Communicate with Youth Fusion and the school principal on a weekly basis;
  • Communicate and collaborate with school staff as well as external partners in the implementation of projects, activities and special events;
  • Take part in phone calls every two weeks with Youth Fusion coordinators from the same program;
  • Survey students and local partners to get feedback about activities.
  • Submit a mid-term and final report, including a full list of activities and participants.

CONDITIONS

Positions are available in several regions; project coordinators will be matched according to their interests and those of local students.

Duration of employment
Contractual position, from SEPTEMBER to JUNE.
Possibility of renewal.
Specifics
Must remain in the community for the duration of the contract. However, flights will be provided by the employer to/from Montréal for a holiday break in December, and one in the Spring
Hour/week
37.5 hours/week
Salary
$20/hour
Per diem
$200/week (Nunavik) and $150/week (all other regions)
Accommodation
If the Coordinator already lives in or close to the community, they will be eligible for a rent allocation (with some exceptions)

 

If the Coordinator has to relocate for the position, accommodation will be provided (possibility of sharing with Youth Fusion colleagues or teaching staff). Unfortunately, we are currently unable to provide housing for dependents and spouses.

Other benefits
Coverage of costs for internet and telephone.
Transportation to and from the community provided when applicable
Opportunities for internship recognition.
Covid-19
Coordinators traveling to communities may be required to get tested for Covid-19 prior to departure, in addition to a quarantine (up to 10 days)

 

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Must have experience working with youth;
  • Must be able to take initiative and work independently;
  • Motivation, leadership persistence, flexibility, communication skills, vision and creativity are essential;
  • Office Suite (Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Indigenous individuals with a combination of relevant skills, life experiences and interests will be strongly considered

 

ASSETS

  • Be a university student or graduate in a relevant discipline;
  • Experience working in a cross-cultural context;
  • For non-Indigenous applicants, knowledge of Indigenous cultures and traditions and/or experience working with Indigenous communities and individuals.

LANGUAGE

  • Spoken and written English;
  • Spoken and written French is an asset;
  • Written and/or oral knowledge of an Indigenous language is an asset.

CRIMINAL RECORD

Verification is required to work with a vulnerable clientele. This check is done when hiring.

TO APPLY

Fill out this online form with the position(s) or region(s) you are interested in, your contact information, cover letter and cv highlighting any relevant work experience. If you have any additional questions, you can contact us at applications@youthfusion.org.

 

IMPORTANT

*If you have a work permit with this clause: “Not authorized to work in 1) child care, 2) primary or secondary school teaching, 3) health services field occupations.”, unfortunately, we cannot consider you for the position, as the job is in the teaching field. In order to be able to work with us, you have the possibility, with a medical examination, to have this clause removed. Do not hesitate to contact us to continue the process if this clause is removed from your work permit.

*Full vaccination against COVID-19 is mandatory for this position (the organization will however adhere to its duty to accommodate those who are unable to be fully vaccinated for a reason related to a human right protected ground)

 

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