Science of the Land Project Coordinator ID: 64830

Deadline Date: 2020/09/30

Location:  Armstrong

The Science of the land Project Coordinator is responsible for planning and facilitating classroom and extracurricular activities for Elementary and/or Secondary students. This project aims to develop participant's scientific knowledge and their land-based skills in and out of the classroom setting. The proposed activities allow youth to discover opportunities for future post-secondary education and employment through experiential learning that is integrated with local curriculum competencies. This position requires strong collaboration with the school administration, school educators and other partners, including the student council and local band council. This position would require the candidate to live and work in Armstrong, ON (housing provided) working predominantly with students from Whitesand First Nation. Our mission at Youth Fusion is to engage targeted youth in projects that motivate them to thrive at school. We are looking for a candidate who is open to learning about local Indigenous culture and adapt our program to the realities of a Northern community. You are encouraged to become an active participant in school life and are welcome to propose additional activities based on your abilities and interests.

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Days of work:
 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
The project coordinator will be responsible for the following:
- In-school activities: The Science of the land project coordinator will have the opportunity to collaborate with teachers to develop curriculum-based, in-class workshops that show students to the real-world applications of the science curriculum.
- The project coordinator will run science club activities either during lunch hour and/or after school.
- Sports and outdoor activities: Organize and animate after-school sports, fitness, or outdoor activities several times per week. Physical activities may include basketball, floor-hockey, dance, fitness, hiking, snowshoeing, etc. It may also be possible to organize larger scale outdoor events such as camping, canoeing, skiing, dog-sledding, trapping, etc.
- Excursions: There will be a possibility to work with local partners in order to organize science field trips, which may involve canoeing, kayaking and camping, orienteering, and survival skills, as well as learning about the local ecosystem and sampling techniques. A strong emphasis should be placed on involving local elders in this process, with the intent of passing on traditional knowledge to the youth
In order to successfully organize these activities and maintain regular communication, the project coordinator should:
a) Recruit participants and encourage students to actively participate in science of the land activities, clubs, and excursions
b) Collaborate with school administration, teachers, and local organizations (such as the radio station, youth center, cultural department) to promote greater participation of community members
- Attend Youth Fusion training week Fill-out and submit bi-weekly timesheets, reports and expense reports Managing a small budget for the project and the material inventory
- Communicating with Youth Fusion and the school principal on a weekly basis
- Taking part in the monthly phone call with Youth Fusion coordinators from the same program
- Surveying students and local partners to get feedback about activities
- Submitting a mid-term and final report, including a full list of activities and participants
- Must be a post-secondary student or recent graduate in a relevant discipline (Science, Biology, Ecology, Science Education, etc.)
- Must have experience working with youth (working with youth with learning or behavioural difficulties will be considered an asset)
- Experience with First Nation and/or Inuit communities and knowledge of Indigenous issues in Canada is an asset
- Experience working in a cross-cultural context is an asset
- Must have a strong desire to be a role model for the school's students, and help the community work towards it's own goals
- Must be able to take initiative and work independently
- Must be able to work in English Motivation, initiative, persistence, communication skills, vision and imagination are essential
$17.92/hr + $150/week food allowance
Contract length: 9 months
- Housing (possibility of sharing a house with school staff), phone and internet provided.
- Unfortunately, we cannot provide accommodations for partners or children at this time. - Must have access to vehicle and valid drivers licence; a travelling stipend will be provided in accordance with Youth Fusion's transportation policy
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How To Apply:
Please submit all applications to Only qualified candidates will be selected for interviews. Youth Fusion is an equal opportunity employer and we are happy to make any accommodations needed to ensure a comfortable interview process for all candidates. Candidates from Indigenous, racialized, 2SLGBTQ+, and other marginalized communities are encouraged to self-identify in their application.

Employer Contact Information

Contact Name:
 Scotia Biloski
Position Title:
 Regional Program Manager
Company Name:
 Youth Fusion
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