This position will coordinate and convene a Canadian Indigenous Delegation to the Indigenous Ocean Governance Forum at the OceanObs’19 conference in Honolulu, Hawaii, in September 2019. An Indigenous delegation at OceanObs’19 is essential to ensure the rights, interests, knowledge, and specific ocean information needs and technical capacities of Indigenous peoples are reflected in the next decade of ocean observation efforts. The position will also support organization of the forum including planning, liaising with delegates, logistics for the forum, and reporting.
This position will also work towards the goal of providing the ocean observation community an opportunity to hear from key end-users of ocean monitoring data about what information is required and in what format, including what kind of observer/user interfaces are required to provide relevant information for active ocean stewardship and governance. This position reports to the Chief Scientist and receives additional guidance from the Associate Director, Learning & Community Engagement.
The position requires the following knowledge and experience:
- An undergraduate degree in a related discipline and at least five years’ experience in a similar role along with direct experience working with Indigenous communities.
- Strong knowledge of Canadian Indigenous communities’ history, culture, social circumstances, and protocols.
- Knowledge of environmental and climate issues facing Indigenous and coastal communities both in Canada and abroad.
- Experience working in or engaging with Indigenous communities, community organizations and diverse audiences and in building partnerships with such communities and organizations.
- Excellent organizational skills including attention to detail, time management, and ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment.
- Advanced level of computer skills including MS Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) applications is required. Adobe Suite (Acrobat, Illustrator, InDesign) experience would be an asset.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Exceptional administrative skills including meeting and calendar coordination.
This part-time term position runs from May 15, 2019 – April 30, 2020 and has an hourly wage of $40/hr; 21 hr/week + conferences.
For a full job description and to apply for this position: Please submit your CV and cover letter outlining your qualifications to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for applications is April 23, 2019 at 4:00pm.