Youth Resiliency Project Coordinator

Deadline: Open
Location: Sioux Lookout, ONCommitment: Full Time

In recognition of the multiple factors that contribute to youth resilience, life promotion and bimaadiziwin (a healthy way of life), Indigenous Youth Futures Partnership (IYFP) was launched. IYFP brings together tools and approaches rooted in indigenous knowledge and Western science to work together with communities to articulate their vision of the future. The vision will guide the co-development, implementation and evaluation of multiple, interdependent pathways to foster youth resilience and create the conditions for youth to thrive. Sioux Lookout First Nations will work in Partnership with Carleton University for a Youth Resiliency Project for the Sioux Lookout Area (indigenousyouthfutures.ca)

Qualifications

  • A diploma/degree associated with health, education, or social services, or equivalent experience
  • Experience in project management, including supporting the work of advisory committees and engaging in community-based research
  • Experience in providing training and oversight of youth to complete tasks
  • Fluency in one of the First Nation’s dialects of the Sioux Lookout district (Ojibway, Cree and/or Oji-Cree) is an asset
  • Must have experience and understanding of First Nations issues, and of the geographic realities and social conditions within northern remote communities.
  • Strong skills documenting information, creating work plans, and troubleshooting
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • High degree of computer literacy (i.e. spreadsheets, health data base, Microsoft Office, graphics, and project management software)
  • Well-developed organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Must be willing to travel

Responsibilities

  • Act as community liaison with participating communities
  • Monitor the budget and ensure proper financial coding
  • Support advisory groups in Sioux Lookout and communities
  • Will work with Carleton University administrator to:

·         coordinate the movement of researchers in and out of the region (together with community liaison)

·         complete expense reimbursements etc.

·         document the inkind contributions of partners in the community

·         assist in completing documentation required by granting agencies

·         organize travel to communities

·         oversee communications with communities and the researchers

·         oversee organization of regional events and meetings in Sioux Lookout and Thunder Bay

·         ensure the resource needs for running events are in place

·         take minutes of meetings, including for various project committees

·         upload documents to database

·         oversee the operation of the research house in Sioux Lookout

·         other activities as needed to support the project

  • Will work with project team:

·         to organize community events, including meeting spaces, accommodations for visitors, translators where necessary

·         assist in overseeing youth apprentices and students working in communities

·         assist in setting in place supports to accomplish research activities, including survey administration, helping to set up interviews, focus groups, key conversations

·         support the community profile documentation through research and gathering

·         assist in organizing materials and resources for community initiatives

·         support the collection of documentation for funding applications

·         facilitate, follow-up, and contribute to activities to promote community engagement

·         liaise between researchers and community members, as relevant

·         take minutes of meetings in the communities

  •    Provide assistance when required and any other duties assigned