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Indigenous Outreach Coordinator

Indigenous Friends Association

Indigenous Friends Association

Ontario, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024
Indigenous Friends Association

Ontario, CAN

Position Name: Indigenous Outreach Coordinator

Nature: Fixed- Term Employment

Reports to: Community Engagement Manager

Location: Canada / Remote

Rate: CAD 25 to 28 per hour

Hours: Full-time, 40 hours per week (must be able to work between the hours of 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST)

Post Date: June 10, 2024

Close Date: June 17, 2024

About Indigenous Friends Association (IFA)

The Indigenous Friends Association (IFA) is a dynamic and innovative not-for-profit organization dedicated to empowering Indigenous communities through the integration of technology, education, and cultural preservation. Established with a vision to bridge the digital divide and foster digital literacy among Indigenous peoples, IFA has rapidly grown into a leading force in advocating for digital inclusion and cultural resilience. At its core, IFA is committed to creating and nurturing spaces where Indigenous knowledge, languages, and traditions are celebrated and interwoven with modern technological advancements. This unique approach not only enhances access to digital tools and resources but also ensures that these advancements are aligned with the values and needs of Indigenous communities.

IFA's work encompasses a wide range of programs and initiatives, each designed to address specific challenges faced by Indigenous peoples in the digital era. From the INDIGItech and INDIGIgital programs, which focus on equipping Indigenous youth with critical tech skills and digital literacy, to the development of culturally relevant educational content, IFA is at the forefront of creating meaningful and sustainable change. The organization's commitment to research and advocacy further strengthens its impact, with initiatives aimed at promoting Indigenous data sovereignty and environmental stewardship. Working at IFA means being part of a passionate team that values collaboration, innovation, and respect for cultural diversity. Employees are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work, contributing to a rich tapestry of perspectives and experiences that drive the organization's mission forward.

Duties And Responsibilities

  • Cultivate Elder's Council: Develop and maintain relationships with Elders and Knowledge Keepers to establish an Elder's Council. Organize gatherings to seek guidance and uphold cultural protocols, ensuring their voices remain central to decision-making.
  • Support Mentorship Team: Collaborate with the mentorship team to connect mentees with Indigenous support resources. Facilitate access to culturally appropriate resources, fostering self-empowering mentorship experiences.
  • Secure Indigenous Speakers: Identify, engage, and coordinate with diverse Indigenous speakers for IFA programming and events, ensuring culturally authentic and respectful presentations.
  • Cultural Sensitivity Training: Develop and deliver cultural sensitivity training to enhance understanding of Indigenous cultures and issues. Provide ongoing support to ensure organizational practices align with Indigenous values.
  • Community Engagement Reporting: Develop and implement reporting systems and KPIs to track the effectiveness of Indigenous engagement initiatives. Generate reports on outreach activities and outcomes, providing recommendations for improvement.
  • Travel for External Conferences and Events: Attend external conferences and events as needed.
  • IFA Training and Events: Participate in IFA trainings, meetings, and events.


Preferred Qualifications, Skills, And Requirements

  • Minimum of five years of demonstrated experience in community engagement, program development, or related fields, the focus is on understanding Indigenous perspectives and protocols.
  • Ability to build and maintain meaningful relationships with Indigenous communities, leaders, and stakeholders, honoring diverse cultural traditions.
  • Experience in developing and implementing reporting systems, KPIs, and evaluation frameworks to measure the impact of community engagement initiatives.
  • Proficiency in Indigenous Ways of Knowing and Knowledge Systems, committed to integrating Indigenous perspectives and practices.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to convey complex ideas clearly and culturally appropriately.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines in a dynamic environment.


Education

Bachelor's degree in Indigenous Studies, Social Work, Community Development, Education, or a related field preferred.

Additional Training/Certification:

Certification or training in Indigenous cultural competency, protocols, and Indigenous Ways of Knowing is highly desirable.

We encourage applications from self-identified Indigenous (First Nation, Métis, or Inuit) candidates with lived experience and cultural knowledge to apply.

Application Details

To express interest in this exciting opportunity to join a dynamic organization and a high performing team please click on the “Apply Now” button or through this link: https://ifa.factorialhr.com/job_posting/indigenous-outreach-coordinator-202592

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement

IFA embraces Diversity and is building a culture of belonging that increases our capacity to effectively address and serve the interests of our global community. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual and gender identities. We value applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise are essential to strengthening our academic mission.

Accessibility Statement

IFA strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our vision and mission.

IFA is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact HR Manager at hr@indigenousfriends.org.

Thank you for your interest in a career at INDIGENOUS FRIENDS ASSOCIATION!