Position: Indigenous Youth Opportunities Coordinator
Supervisor: Sr. Manager, Indigenous and Youth Relations
Organization: Sustainable Forestry Initiative
Location: flexible within Canada
Status: Temporary (through March 31, 2021), Full-time, Non-Exempt from Overtime
SFI® Inc. is a sustainability leader that stands for future forests. We are an independent, non-profit organization that provides supply chain assurances, produces conservation outcomes, and supports education and community engagement. SFI works with the forest sector, brand owners, conservation groups, resource professionals, landowners, educators, local communities, Indigenous Peoples, governments, and universities. SFI Inc. is governed by an independent three-chamber board of directors representing environmental, social, and economic sectors equally. Project Learning Tree Canada (PLT Canada), an initiative of SFI, is dedicated to advancing environmental literacy, stewardship, and career pathways using trees and forests as windows on the world.
As the Indigenous Youth Opportunities Coordinator, you will contribute to SFI’s growing array of community engagement and environmental education initiatives. Working collaboratively with other members of SFI’s diverse and multidisciplinary team, you will play an integral role in the development and implementation of programs, resources and initiatives with a specific aim to enhance the number, relevancy and accessibility of opportunities for Indigenous youth in the forest and conservation sectors. You will also support SFI’s Sr. Manager of Indigenous and Youth Relations in fostering positive, respectful relationships with Indigenous Peoples and other SFI Network partners, to ensure that SFI’s programs and initiatives respond to real needs and are delivered in an appropriate and effective manner.
Some of the projects and initiatives you will be working on include:
SFI has a proud history of forest-focused collaboration with Indigenous Peoples across what is now North America. SFI recognizes and respects the rights of Indigenous Peoples and believes our shared quality of life improves when forests are sustainably managed for current and future generations. We take a flexible, respectful approach to relationship building, that helps us to effectively address the issues that matter most to each of our community partners. Every day, we strive to co-create meaningful change, while also listening, learning, and growing as an organization to become the best possible partner we can be. Supporting opportunities for Indigenous youth is an important part of this work.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
The ideal candidate will bring:
Preference will be given to qualified Indigenous (First Nation, Inuit, Métis) candidates.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply for this position, email a resume and cover letter to the attention of Paul Robitaille, Sr. Manager of Indigenous and Youth Relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org . Subject line should say “Application: Indigenous Youth Opportunities Coordinator”. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
SFI Inc. is proud to provide our employees with a collaborative, dynamic, and rewarding professional experience, with a competitive compensation and benefits package and growth opportunities. We are committed to creating a diverse environment and being an equal opportunity employer. Our team represents a broad range of cultures, education, disciplines, and work and life experiences, and we strive to leverage these differences in our daily work. We will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, or any other protected characteristic. We believe in creating an empowered and supportive team that is committed to advancing sustainability through forest-focused collaborations.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Sep 8 2020 ID: 57445