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Community Outreach Coordinator

Location: Brantford, Ontario                   

Closing Date:  October 30, 2020

The OFNTSC requires the services of a Community Outreach Coordinator to assist us in continuing outreach to First Nations youth, and aide in the development of a mentorship program for youth that will eventually track the outcomes of this important work.

The Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation (OFNTSC) was established in 1995 to provide expert technical advisory services to the First Nations of Ontario. A large part of our mission involves supporting First Nations to meet the contemporary and future challenges associated with their paths to self-reliance and self-sufficiency. This includes ensuring that First Nations have knowledgeable technicians in their own communities who will continue this work in the future.

Through the Technical Youth Career Outreach Project (TYCOP) we aim to inform First Nations students about the various technical careers that exist and how they can achieve success in these areas. We do this by showcasing successful First Nations role models who are currently studying or working in a technical career in the hope that it will inspire youth to follow a similar path.  

Career choices in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) help to create future capacity in areas that are vital to First Nation operations, such as: engineering, infrastructure, housing, environment, solid waste management, emergency management, fire & safety, energy/fuel, operations and maintenance, water and wastewater and communications. TYCOP focuses on the abovementioned areas and also explores a variety of careers in science and technology.

Please note that this is a short term contract ending March 31, 2021.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Community Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for assisting OFNTSC’s Communications Manager with TYCOP outreach.

Major Responsibilities:

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and experience: Post-secondary education in a relevant area such as Communications, Marketing, Journalism, Social Work, Indigenous Studies, etc., with 1-2 years’ experience working in a related field.

Skills/Abilities: Demonstrated ability and skill in written and oral communication, clear expression of ideas, excellent organization skills, self-motivated and effective in a team setting, demonstrates initiative to ensure that quality work gets done on time. Public speaking ability is considered an asset.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please mark clearly on subject line of the email “Community Outreach Coordinator” and send your cover letter, resume with the attachment labelled as [LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_CommunityOutreachCoordinator] to:

Melanie Debassige, Executive Director

Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation

195 Henry Street, Building #4, Unit #3

Brantford, Ontario, N3S 5C9

[email protected]

We thank all applicants, however only those receiving an interview will be contacted.

Closing Date