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.
The Community Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for assisting OFNTSC’s Communications Manager with TYCOP outreach.
- Assist in the development of a Role Model Pilot Program for the Technical Youth Career Outreach Project (TYCOP) which will include the development of a model that utilizes digital platforms to connect First Nations youth with role models in their intended industry.
- Research and recommend appropriate technologies that could be utilized for an online First Nations youth mentorship program (e.g. Facebook groups, mobile app, website, etc.).
- Outreach, liaise with, and recruit TYCOP Mentors/Role Models and youth while maintaining in a professional and positive demeanor
- Identify helpful resources for students and share them on Social Media Platforms, as well as the TYCOP website, www.firstnationcareers.com.
- Maintain and manage the TYCOP website
- Create resources for students such as a career quiz matcher and coordinate the development of it
- Identify, highlight and showcase students who were impacted by the TYCOP program as success stories for features on OFNTSC’s website and social media platforms
- Research and coordinate participation at digital student career fairs to promote TYCOP and OFNTSC
- Assist in reporting, tracking and quality assurance of project
- Content creation for bi-weekly newsletter as well as social media
- Create quarterly reports on project status, progress and key outcomes for that period, as well as a final written report at the end of the year
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
We thank all applicants, however only those receiving an interview will be contacted.