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
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.
|Job Category||Territorial Planning Unit|
|Duration||December 17, 2018 - August 23, 2019 with possible extension.|
|Closing Date||November 30, 2018|