TRACKS Youth Program: Coordinator, Oshkwazin Indigenous Youth Leadership program
Start Date: February 2021
Contract: 12-month contract (Maternity Leave)
Status: Full-time (35 hours/week)
Probationary Period: 3 months
Eligibility: This position is for Indigenous-identified youth (29 years of age and under)
Wage: Range $18 – $20/hour based on previous experience
TRACKS (TRent Aboriginal Cultural Knowledge and Science) is an educational program which provides hands-on experiences for youth interested in the intersections of Indigenous and western sciences. TRACKS is based in Nogojiwanong (Peterborough, Ontario), hosted by Trent University within the Indigenous Environmental Studies and Sciences Program (IESS), and operates in partnership with the Kawartha World Issues Centre and First People's House of Learning. TRACKS consists of two distinct but connected programs: Outreach & Education and Oshkwazin Indigenous Youth Leadership Program.
TRACKS Oshkwazin is a leadership program for Indigenous high school aged youth, providing them with valuable training and leadership development opportunities. Oshkwazin provides a place for Indigenous youth to meet, discuss issues that matter to them, improve team building, gain volunteer experience, receive traditional teachings and learn about Indigenous issues. The Oshkwazin program is currently funded through an Ontario Trillium Foundation Youth Opportunity Fund grant which requires that the Coordinator identifies as an Indigenous youth, 29 years of age or under.
PLEASE NOTE: All TRACKS programs are currently working virtually due to COVID-19 and until further notice.
The current posting is for a one-year maternity leave replacement contract for the position of Oshkwazin Coordinator. The successful candidate will be responsible for implementing aspects of the Oshkwazin Program while responding to new opportunities, in collaboration with a small staff team and volunteers. This position reports to the TRACKS Steering Team and works alongside the TRACKS Operations Coordinator and TRACKS Outreach and Education Coordinator.
The Oshkwazin Coordinator will be expected to:
Application Process and Further Information:
UPDATED: Please send your expression of interest in a cover letter, a current resume and the names and contact information for 3 references (at least 2 must be recent employers) to: email@example.com as one PDF document by Monday, December 14th, 2020 by 11:59pm (before midnight).
Only applications that include a cover letter, resume and references will be considered. Please include all three requirements in one document (.pdf) titled LASTNAME_OshkwazinCoord
UPDATED: In your cover letter, please confirm that you meet the eligibility requirements of the Ontario Trillium Foundation Youth Opportunities Fund (i.e. Indigenous identifying & 29 years of age or under)
UPDATED: We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those chosen for an interview will be contacted. Interviews will be held the week of January 4th, 2021.
TRACKS strives for equity in its hiring processes and encourages all people, including those experiencing marginalization or adversity in their lives, as well as applicants who identify as Indigenous, to apply. We commit to making reasonable accommodations for those needing support, as much as possible within the expectations and requirements of the position.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Nov 10 2020 ID: 57901