Hiring: Ethical Space Knowledge Facilitator
Organization: Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary
Location: Victoria, BC
Eligibility: age 30 & under (see below)
Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary Society is hiring a 10 week contract ‘Ethical Space Knowledge Facilitator.’
About Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary:
The Nature Sanctuary Society is a registered non-profit charity organization that fosters understanding and appreciation of nature through direct experience. For nearly 50 years the Sanctuary lands have provided a conserved space for an incredible array of native plants and animals, and educational programming for millions of people to forge deeper connections to nature.
We acknowledge that the Nature Sanctuary is on the ancestral territories of the lək ̓ʷəŋən peoples, represented by the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations, and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples, represented by the W̱JOȽEȽP (Tsartlip), BOḰEĆEN (Pauquachin), SȾÁUTW̱ (Tsawout), W̱SIḴEM (Tseycum) and MÁLEXEȽ (Malahat) Nations.
We respect the vital relationships of First Peoples with these lands and waters for countless generations. We are honoured to invite and welcome Indigenous guidance and collaboration in stewardship and appreciation of the Nature Sanctuary.
The Nature Sanctuary lands are owned by Saanich, except for two small parcels which are Nature Trust BC Lands. The lands are governed by the Board of Directors of the Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary Society, a non-profit and Registered Charity organization, under the terms of a Land Management Agreement between the Society and the Municipality of Saanich.
Read more about the Nature Sanctuary by navigating the links at the following URL.
About the position:
The Nature Sanctuary has received federal grant support from the Habitat Stewardship Program for Species at Risk for the 'Rare Species Recovery in an Urban Greenspace through Community Stewardship.' This grant provides support for weaving Indigenous and Western worldviews in the stewardship of one of Canada’s threatened ecosystems. Ethical spaces create places where differing worldviews interact with mutual respect, kindness, generosity and other basic values and principles. In ethical spaces, knowledge systems are equal and no single system has greater legitimacy than another. The Ethical Space Knowledge Facilitator will assist in creating materials and frameworks to welcome Two-Eyed Seeing offerings on site. Through the valuable guidance and support of local Indigenous knowledge holders, we have assembled a library of Indigenous resources recommended by the First Nations Education Steering Committee. These supplies will supplement the Ethical Space Knowledge Facilitator’s work to create welcoming and engaging offerings in the Nature House for our broader community. This position will also explore ways to provide resources for Indigenous Youth and offer ways to learn about Traditional Ecological Knowledge on site respectfully. Finally, the Ethical Space Knowledge Facilitator will support organizing gatherings at the Nature Sanctuary.
To be eligible to participate in this initiative, individuals must meet Nature Canada’s Work to Grow program criteria:
The job description represents generally what we are seeking for this position, however we are open to folks who may have other skills to share. We encourage applicants with various educational and professional backgrounds to apply. This includes but is not limited to environmental sciences, Indigenous Studies, biology, education, social work, art, graphic design, or hospitality. The successful candidate will gain experience in nature education, local biodiversity identification and monitoring, invasive species management, project management, research and non-profit administration.
If you find either this position or our workplace of interest, please consider applying.
To learn more about our workplace and possible accommodations, please email Dr. Cara Gibson – cgibson [at] swanlake.bc.ca
Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary Society is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion as a community-focused organization. We centre human dignity and growing our connections to each other and to our environment. We believe that each of us is responsible for addressing discrimination and that we co-create peace and good relationships.
The Ethical Space Knowledge Facilitator will:
Knowledge, skills and abilities
Note: A Vulnerable Sector Criminal Record Check will be requested of the successful candidate. Work will be conducted with adherence to COVID-19 safety practices.
Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary requires all staff to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Individuals who cannot be vaccinated for medical or for reasons recognized by the BC Human Rights Act may request accommodations.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of this work, however the list is not exhaustive and other duties and responsibilities will occur. The Nature Sanctuary retains the right to amend responsibilities as needed.
We are grateful to all applicants, however, due to the volume of applications that we receive and the size of our staff team, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Please use our online portal and follow the instructions located at this URL.
Please include two references (email addresses and phone numbers) with your resume.
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Application deadline: Sept 10, 2023 11:59pm.
Interviews begin: Sept 13, 2023
Position to begin: Oct 3, 2023
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Aug 25 2023 ID: 68981