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Indigenous Education Coordinator

Job ID90-0D-9C-83-7A-B3
CompanyConservation Halton
Date Posted2024-06-13
Posted Until2024-07-13
Job TypeFull-time
Job CategoryEducation
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Conservation Halton was created to protect, restore and manage the natural resources in our watershed but we have grown to become so much more. Today, we protect our communities and conserve our natural environment through planning, education and recreation and to support our partners in the creation of sustainable communities within our watershed.

We believe that diverse backgrounds and unique perspectives make us stronger. Conservation Halton is committed to be an equal opportunity employer, creating an inclusive work environment and encouraging employees to be their most authentic self, no matter their ethnic background, religious beliefs, age demographic, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical ability, mental health or general appearance.

We are looking to build our team with the kind of inspired, ambitious, and strategic people that are not satisfied with the status quo, are excited by the opportunity in every challenge and are driven by meaningful, measurable results. If you are looking to join an environmentally-focused and socially-conscious community organization, then we are looking for you!

Your Opportunity

Reporting to the Manager, Education & Outreach the Indigenous Education Coordinator is responsible for the development and delivery of informative and culturally appropriate educational programs and exhibits related to the Indigenous heritage of Conservation Halton parks. This includes the following responsibilities and areas of focus.
- Foster partnerships with Indigenous Knowledge Keepers, Elders, artists, educators, and Indigenous Partners Council to inform the work and assist with creating an inclusive educational experience for park guests of all ages.
- Develop and implement general interest and curriculum based educational programs related to the Indigenous heritage of Crawford Lake Conservation Area and contributing to the planning and implementation of other relevant Conservation Halton programs
- Assist Conservation Halton parks to actively and respectfully honour the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the Calls for Justice of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
- Develop implement and maintain educational exhibits, signage, and program materials related to the Longhouse Village and associated gardens at Crawford Lake Conservation Area
- Develop and implement educational special events at Crawford Lake Conservation Area and contribute to the planning and implementation of other relevant Conservation Halton special events
- Foster a culture of ecological literacy through the incorporation of Traditional Ecological Knowledge in Conservation Halton educational programming and events
- Assist with hiring, training, supervising, and evaluating seasonal, part-time & volunteer programming staff to ensure Indigenous programming is respectfully and accurately developed and presented

Your Qualifications
- Cultural/lived experience as an Indigenous person
- Bachelor's degree in Indigenous Studies, Education, Anthropology, Archaeology, Museum or Environmental Studies
- 4-5 years' experience designing and implementing educational programming
- 3-5 years' leadership/supervisory experience
- 1-2 years' experience building relationships with Indigenous communities, Knowledge Keepers, Elders, Artists, and Educators
- High literacy of Indigenous culture(s), particularly Wendat or Haudenosaunee cultures, and Traditional Ecological Knowledge or local ecology
- Knowledge of Indigenous Treaties relevant to Conservation Halton Parks and Watershed an asset
- Knowledge of relevant government policies related to archaeological sites and artefact handling an asset
- Experience working with the Ontario Ministry of Education approved curriculum/curriculum design.
- Ontario College of Teachers certification an asset
- French or Indigenous second language an asset
- Fluent in Microsoft Office Applications, (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, MS Teams, etc.)
- Fluent in Google Platform Applications, (Drive, Docs, Slides, Meet, etc.)
- Comfort level presenting via online platforms (Zoom)
- Experience with the Adobe suite of products or developing media such as videos and digital presentations an asset
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- First Aid certification is an asset

Your Reward

- Salary range of $75,258 to $88,041 (based on skills and qualifications) annually based on a 35-hour work week
- You will work in an inspiring setting with views of the Niagara Escarpment and no traffic lights for several miles
- You will work outdoors in every season and have the opportunity to connect tens of thousands of people with the Indigenous and natural heritage of the land. You will make meaningful change in our community today and for future generations
- You will work with a creative talented, and welcoming team of staff and community partners
- You will work for an organization that provides flexible work arrangements and places tremendous value on professional development and wellness of its employees
- Comprehensive benefits package
- Participation in the OMERS defined benefit pension plan, with generous employer-matching
- Free access to Conservation Ontario parks
- Season passes and lift tickets for the Glen Eden ski and snowboard area
- Discounts on Conservation Halton services, food and merchandise

Our Core Values

Diversity and Inclusion - We endeavor to understand, accept and appreciate the value of our differences and encourage authenticity.
Learning and Innovation - We embrace the need for continuous improvement, the opportunity to learn from
others and the benefits of sharing knowledge.
Person-Centered Service - We make people a priority through customer-centred engagement, predictive problem-solving and high-quality service.
Collaboration - We seek out and trust in the skills, expertise and experience of others in order to achieve our common ambition.
Sustainability - We consider the environmental impact of everything we do and always keep future generations in mind when making decisions.
Integrity - We make decisions with accountability, transparency and a strong sense of personal responsibility for our choices and actions.
Resilience - We are positive and proud of our ability to quickly and effectively respond to change.
Salary$75,258 To $88,041
LanguagesFrench Or Indigenous An Asset
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Please email your application to by June 30, 2024.

Your application should include:

1. Your resume and cover letter in one pdf document
2. Reference your name and the position title in the subject line
3. Conservation Halton is committed to respectfully representing the Indigenous heritage of our parks. We encourage First Nation and Metis individuals to apply and, if comfortable, to self-identify in their cover letter

We thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Conservation Halton will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. Personal information provided is collected