- 3 Local Positions: Victoria, BC; Ottawa, ON; Toronto, ON
- 1 Remote Position: Must be living in NB, NS, NL, or PEI
Job term: Part-time, 10 month contract (with the possibility of renewal)
Hours: Up to 5 hours per week
Contract period: December 2020 – September 2021
Closing date: November 22, 2020
Compensation: $10,000 (instalments paid bi-weekly)
Requirements: 2+ years in facilitation in the youth sector
Who We Are
At CRE we believe that young people are the key to ensuring the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples improves through dialogue, understanding, and relationship building. Our charitable organization has been convening meetings of both Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth across Canada for over nine years through exchange programs, youth leadership development, educational workshops in schools, and national gatherings. Repairing relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples is one of the most essential issues facing Canada today. Colonization has produced a systemic inequality that has left Indigenous peoples much worse off than the rest of Canada in almost every indicator, and continues to deeply impact Indigenous communities today. This is unacceptable in a country like Canada. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission has set out a clear path for Canada to begin to repair the wrongs that have marked Canada’s relationship with Indigenous people.
CRE’s Centre for Indigenous Policy and Research is launching its second cohort of the Indigenous Youth Policy School (IYPS). The School provides space for Indigenous youth (aged 18-29) to engage with peers through interactive in-person and online sessions on a local and national level. The IYPS program is designed to meet the needs of each individual student’s strengths through a flexible curriculum and continuous support to ensure their version of success throughout the program is achieved. It is a tuition-free program with no academic or professional requirements. Indigenous youth are given the tools to ensure their priorities are advanced and perspectives are reflected in policies that matter most to them.
As we expand our national presence, we are looking for Policy School Facilitators to support the growth of our Policy School, alongside the Policy & Research Manager & Director. Your tasks include:
- Assist in the delivery and evaluation of policy curriculum.
- Facilitate the Policy School in the one of the 5 cohort areas. (Victoria, BC; Ottawa, ON; Toronto, ON; East Coast)
- Support Indigenous youth through online check-ins and Capstone Project support.
- Coordinate guest speakers and external consultants to support the Policy School.
- Support youth in the development of policy proposals, advocacy and negotiations.
- Support the evaluation of Policy School programming, and coordinating feedback from stakeholders.
- Communicate with program stakeholders and internally, with staff and volunteers.
- Assist in planning logistics.
- Undertake other duties as assigned.
- Promote CRE, our programs, and build relationships with community partners.
This role may require the successful candidate to travel 1-2 times a year within Canada, with periodic evening and weekend work.
Who You Are
- You see the bigger picture. You have a deep appreciation and respect for the history, culture, and autonomy of Indigenous peoples. You have experience working with First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities/organizations and believe in using your skills and talents to advance reconciliation.
- You are a relationship builder and collaborator. You are focused on people and communities, value personal and professional relationships, and love any opportunities to work with others.
- You are a communicator. You can clearly convey your thoughts and expectations in writing and verbally, and you can accurately interpret what people tell you. Bilingualism in English and French is an asset, as is knowledge of any languages Indigenous to Turtle Island.
- You are flexible. Issues arise. Plans change. You can quickly adapt as required and make contingency plans. When needed, you are happy to work hours outside the typical 9-5 and to travel for work.
- You are calm and supportive. You excel in the face of ambiguity. People feel at ease coming to you with issues and concerns. You are always happy to help.
- You are a self-starter and team player. If you see a problem, you are the sort of person who fixes it. You are accomplished at delegating tasks and bringing people together to complete projects.
- You like to get your hands dirty. More than just multitasking, you enjoy doing a bit of everything, be it budgeting, speaking engagements, consoling youth, or office cleaning.
- $10,000 (instalments paid bi-weekly)
- Please note, you will be an independent contractor and not an employee of CRE
As a part of your application, please provide a cover letter that introduces yourself and shares your passion for working with youth (especially youth in Indigenous, racialized, and newcomer communities). If you have a portfolio of relevant work, we would love to see it. In your cover letter, please indicate your preference for which CRE office you would like to work from. If you have any questions, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.
You can submit a completed application (cover letter and résumé) to email@example.com as a single PDF with the following file naming convention:
Canadian Roots Exchange is committed to equitable representation and access. Candidates from Indigenous, racialized, 2SLGBTQ+, and other marginalized communities are encouraged to self-identify in the cover letter.
As a condition for hiring, successful candidates are required to submit a vulnerable sector check.