Science of the Land Project Coordinator ID: 64453

Deadline Date: 2020/07/10

Location:  Armstrong

Youth Fusion is a bilingual, job-creating charity that contributes to student retention, employability and civic engagement of targeted youth by developing innovative experiential learning projects that create ongoing links between school systems and the community. Every week, we work with more than 13,000 young people in more than 200 schools in rural, urban and Indigenous communities, including more than 4,700 youths in 23 Inuit and First Nations communities. 

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. 

Posting Date:
 Thunder Bay
Start Date:
Number of positions:
Days of work:
 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
 Social Science, Education, Government Service and Religion
The project coordinator will be responsible for:
- 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 ADMINISTRATIVE TASKS
- 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
- A vulnerable sector screening is required for this position. The process is subject to a confidentiality protocol between Youth Fusion and the police. 
- $17.92/hr + $150/week food allowance
- 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
Closing Date/Apply by:
July 10, 2020
How To Apply:
Send your resume to We only contact applicants who meet our needs and criteria.

Employer Contact Information

Contact Name:
 Scotia Biloski
Position Title:
Company Name:
 Youth Fusion
 Thunder Bay
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