James Bay SIKU Training and Outreach Coordinator

James Bay SIKU Training and Outreach Coordinator

Who are you?

We are looking for an Indigenous person to join our Training and Outreach team with a focus on regions in the James Bay area. You are interested in working with a close-knit and Canada-wide team to coordinate training, education and outreach activities with northern communities and other organizations. You are interested in supporting Indigenous self-determination, technological innovation, and environmental leadership for Indigenous community members through SIKU: The Indigenous Knowledge Social Network.

Responsibilities

Your role will be based on your interests and expertise. You will have the opportunity to develop your skills and be involved in some or all of the following key priorities:

  • Support and lead workshops for Indigenous-driven projects while enhancing your organizational, leadership, and communication skills.
  • Help Indigenous communities take action about climate change and other environmental priorities by supporting local projects, including Climate Action Projects through our “SILA FOR SIKU” initiative.
  • Work with outreach team, Indigenous leadership, app development team and others to learn new skills and technology, assist in the development of new and improved features on SIKU that support research, monitoring, safety, language preservation and leadership roles for Indigenous communities in research and climate monitoring.
  • Opportunities to be involved in key meetings with regional Indigenous organizations, communities and all levels of government through conferences, workshops and events through SIKU, Arctic Eider Society, the Hudson Bay Consortium and international events – we will support Indigenous individuals in building leadership skills and sharing their vision for the future.
  • Contribute to local, regional and international events, press and conferences by representing and communicating Indigenous priorities and SIKU tools and services. We will support and amplify your voice – we are looking for Indigenous individuals who want to share their visions for the future!

Good to have

  • Ability to speak Cree
  • Relevant work experience
  • Some post secondary training
  • Experience working with Indigenous communities, e.g., organizing community consultations
  • Passion about community-driven initiatives, Indigenous self-determination, diversity and equity in environmental stewardship, and linking scientific research and Indigenous knowledge
  • Is available to travel to northern communities, conferences and meetings, including internationally (when it is safe to do so)
  • Is skilled at communication, relationship-building, patience and engagement
  • Is competent with social media technology and able to troubleshoot technical issues

Contract Details

  • Type: Full-time, Contract
  • Location: This is a remote position with the potential to be based at Mushkegowuk Council office in Timmins. The position is focused on Cree communities in Mushkegowuk and Eeyou Istchee regions of coastal James Bay that will require some travel, mainly in the Canadian north but possibly internationally in the future.
  • Hours: 35-40 hours per week
  • Duration: Long term contract with the understanding that if there is a good fit the contract would be renewed
  • Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience
  • Inclusion and Diversity: The Arctic Eider Society is a safe space to work and we encourage Indigenous, Black, People Of Colour and people of all genders, sexual identities and disabilities to apply for this position.

About SIKU

SIKU, the Indigenous Knowledge Social Network, is an iOS , Android and web app by and for Indigenous communities that facilitates Indigenous self-determination at scale by providing cutting-edge tools and services for ice safety, language preservation and weather.

About the Arctic Eider Society

The Arctic Eider Society is an Indigenous technology charity based in Sanikiluaq, Nunavut, Canada which facilitates Indigenous-driven solutions for thriving communities. We provide meaningful work, a small team, competitive compensation and flexible work arrangements to facilitate indigenous self-determination at scale.

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