Climate Education Program Coordinator (Contract)

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Job Overview

Reporting to the Territorial Planning Unit Director, the Climate Education Program Coordinator will deliver the “Teaching Our Keepers” program to Treaty #3 First Nations Schools. The program is designed to deliver a climate action curriculum that integrates climate action with the Anishinaabe world views. The program intends to reduce green house gas emissions through educating students within the Treaty #3 area about various climate change initiatives.


  • Deliver the climate action program to our First Nations schools.
    • 8 community school visits through January to May.
  • Communicate with schools to coordinate appropriate time, place, and student groups to deliver the program.
  • Assist schools in developing climate action projects (composting, recycling, waste reduction, community gardens, etc), which includes assisting in the maintenance of the programs that already exist at each school.
  • Evaluate the behavioral change in students and the reduction of green house gas emissions that have occurred as a result of the program.
  • Maintain relationships with Treaty #3 schools, teachers, staff, communities, and other organizations to stimulate information sharing on climate change and related issues.
  • Host community climate change workshops during summer months when school is not in session (June-August).
  • Perform other duties as necessary as assigned by immediate supervisor.


  • Strong interest in community-led environmental sustainability.
  • Experience working in First Nations schools, and in First Nations communities.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of First Nations traditional customs and protocols.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective, respectful working relationships with GCT3 staff, Treaty #3 First Nations, federal or provincial ministerial, and the general public.
  • Understanding of the Anishinaabe customs, as well as the appropriate federal or provincial regulatory regimes and the policy-making process.
  • Ability to speak and understand Anishinaabemowin is an asset.
  • Ability to work independently and manage workloads, set priorities, meet deadlines, work under pressure, and adjust to constant change.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills that take into consideration the complexity of information and intended audience.
  • Must possess or obtain a valid Ontario drivers license (Equivalent to Class G) and have access to a vehicle.


All interested individuals please apply to the following:

Sjoerd Van Der Wielen, TPU Director
PO Box 1720
Kenora, Ontario P9N 3X7
Fax: 807-548-5041


Applicants must clearly demonstrate in their covering letter how they meet the qualification requirements of this position. Please include three employment references, and able to provide a current Vulnerable Persons Check.

Miigwech (Thank you) everyone for their interest, but only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.


PDF – Climate Education Program Coordinator Job Posting


Job Features

Job CategoryTerritorial Planning Unit
LocationKenora, ON
CategoryContract Position
DurationDecember 17, 2018 - August 23, 2019 with possible extension.
Closing DateNovember 30, 2018

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