Application deadline: Applications for this position will be accepted until the position is filled.
Program: TRACKS – Education Program
Start Date: October, 2021
Contract: 12-month contract
Status: Full-time (35 hours/week)
Reporting to: Education Director
Number of positions: 1
Part One | Program Description
TRACKS (Trent Aboriginal Cultural Knowledge and Science) is an educational program based on Michi Saagiig Anishnaabeg territory. We are hosted by Trent University within the Indigenous Environmental Studies and Sciences Program (IESS) and operate in partnership with founding partner organization Kawartha World Issues Centre and the First Peoples House of Learning. TRACKS consists of two distinct and connected programs: Education and Oshkwazin Indigenous Youth Leadership.
IMPORTANT: This posting is for the TRACKS Education Program. Before applying, please review our website, http://www.tracksprogram.ca, to understand the mandate of the Education Program.
Part Two | COVID-19 Update and Conditions
Due to COVID-19 and the guidelines of Trent University, TRACKS Youth Program is operating in predominately virtual spaces for the foreseeable future. The majority of programming, office hours and staff training will take place online (video calls, e-mails, etc.) A main component of this position is to develop and lead educational programming for schools, extra-curricular programs and families that encourages youth to get outside and engage in hands-on activities, while following COVID-19 safety measures. Contract Responsibilities and work location may be subject to change with appropriate notice and in accordance with guidance from Peterborough Public Health and Trent University.
Part Three | Position Details
The TRACKS Education Program Assistant will have a strong background/interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematic (STEM) subjects and Indigenous traditional ecological knowledge. This position is responsible for developing and delivering school workshops and camp programs as well, as contributing to the development of new curriculum and projects.
Required Skills and Qualifications:
Other Qualifications and Assets:
Part Four | TRACKS Hiring Policies
TRACKS is committed to strengthening Indigenous leadership across the organization and strives for equity in its hiring. TRACKS specifically welcomes applications from all qualified candidates including those experiencing marginalization, including Indigenous people (including First Nation, Metis, Inuit and non-status), women, people with disabilities, people of colour, those identifying as two-spirit or LGBTQ, parents and caregivers, and those dealing with adversity in their lives. We commit to making reasonable accommodations for those needing additional support, as much as possible within the expectations and requirements of this position.
Why work for TRACKS?
TRACKS places high priority on providing training and professional development opportunities for all employees. By working with TRACKS, you can expect to grow your resume and build competencies which are transferable and valuable to future employers or studies.
These competencies include:
You will also have the opportunity to be involved in various types of training and have the freedom to pursue your individual interests related to Indigenous ways of knowing. This position will also allow you to access resources available through Trent University, and other affiliated programs such as Actua, First Peoples House of Learning and more. This position includes a benefits package, vacation time, and paid lunch breaks.
Part Five | Application and Submission
Please submit the following in a single .pdf document with title in the format of LASTNAME_Education:
Please visit: https://www.tracksprogram.ca/education-program-assistant to submit an application
Please indicate you saw this posting at GoodWork.
Direct any questions regarding the application process to Kelly King, Education Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org
***IMPORTANT***: Your application is unlikely to be reviewed if you do not follow all the guidelines for submission stated here and on the website. Submission Applications will be accepted until this position is filled with interviews being held on a rolling basis.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Sep 9 2021 ID: 61291