Who are you?
We are looking for a dynamic and motivated individual to join the SIKU Training and Outreach team. The focus of the position will be on coordinating training, education and outreach activities with northern Indigenous communities and organizations. You are interested in supporting Indigenous self-determination, technological innovation, and environmental leadership for Indigenous community members with SIKU: The Indigenous Knowledge Social Network.
- Organize, promote and facilitate SIKU training workshops and presentations for various groups of users (community members, organizations, researchers, etc.) to support Indigenous-driven projects such as guardians programs and other forms of research, environmental monitoring, safety promotion, and language preservation.
- Lead ongoing training and engagement with researchers at southern academic institutions.
- Collaborate with the SIKU Outreach team and Training and Education Coordinator to refine and develop training materials and approaches, provide mentorship to other Indigenous Regional Outreach coordinators.
- Support ongoing engagement with SIKU users including collection and implementation of feedback, troubleshooting and support, and other follow-up activities.
- Contribute to the planning and implementation of outreach strategies as developed by the SIKU Outreach team.
- Work with community groups and organizations to prioritize and suggest new and improved features for SIKU, particularly those that will support community-led climate action projects, facilitate self-determination in research and monitoring, as well as a leading role for Indigenous women that contributes to gender equality in climate research.
- Develop funding applications and contribute to report-writing for existing grants.
The Ideal Candidate
- Has a university degree in environmental studies, science, or education or other relevant degree plus experience;
- Has significant experience in partnering with northern Indigenous communities, including organizing community consultations
- Is passionate about supporting 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 and conferences
- Is skillful at communication, relationship-building, patience and fostering engagement in support of community projects.
- Is skilled with communications technology such as video conferencing and project management software and able to troubleshoot technical issues
- Is very comfortable working remotely as part of a distributed, remote team
- Type: Full-time, contract
- Location: This is a remote position that will require some travel. AES is a distributed team that works remotely across Canada.
- Hours: Full-time (35-40 hours per week)
- Duration: Long-term contract preferred, with the understanding that if there is a good fit, the contract may be renewed.
- Rate of Pay: 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.
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, plant and wildlife monitoring, language preservation, weather, and knowledge exchange.
About the Arctic Eider Society
The Arctic Eider Society is an Indigenous 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.