Team Community Coordinator
Lac Seul First Nation
The Team Community Coordinator will report to the Manager of Bringing Our Children Home Initiative. The Team Community Coordinator (TCC) is the advance contact of planned community visits. The priorities will be to confirm meeting with Chief and Council when the Team arrives; ensure a Council liaison is assigned; community liaison coordinator(s) are identified and selected; meeting facility is arranged; an elder is identified, meals and feasts are organized; local transportation and accommodation is arranged for the Team; and, financial requisitions and/or cheques are ready for each trip. The TCC will travel with the Director and Team to ensure arrangements are as prepared.
Key Responsibilities are (but not limited to):
- The TCC will travel with the Director of Operations and the Team on community visits to ensure arrangements made with the community are as confirmed. The TCC will provide a one-page outline for the Director and Team outlining events, locations and contacts.
- The TCC will requisition funds for the Director of Operations for community expenses for each visit.
- The TCC will ensure and with the assistance of the Manager, arrange Team travel arrangements and secure accommodations.
- The TCC and community liaison will ensure meeting facility is arranged, meals and feast organized, elders are identified, community’s spiritual practice for opening and closing ceremonies is arranged.
- The TCC and community liaison will ensure the local mental health network and support is arranged to work with the Team Mental Health support.
- The TCC will review the travel event with the Manager for any adjustments and approval.
- The TCC will debrief the Manager and Director of Operations after each trip and include any adjustments recommended for the next trip.
- Post-Secondary Education with a degree or equivalent is considered an asset.
- Proficient in MS Office.
- Strong sense of ownership and a proactive, resourceful approach to challenges.
- An energetic and positive approach to work.
- Strong verbal/written communication skills with ability to build strong working relationships.
- Knowledge of First Nation Communities, and culture is a high priority.
- Experience working with urban, rural and remote First Nation Communities
- Be knowledgeable of the residential schools and impact on communities.
- Be knowledgeable of mental health support networks for the residential school survivors
- Valid Ontario Driver’s License and willingness to travel is essential.
- Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills.
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario
Term: Contract for duration of project (current estimate is 3 years)
Hours: 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday
Closing: January 21, 2022 by 4:30 EST, late applications will not be accepted.
Please submit a letter of application with a resume and written permission for Human Resources to contact three employment references (two must be most recent supervisors) by email.
Lac Seul First Nation requires Criminal Reference Checks for those offered positions. We thank all applicants, however, only those being offered an interview will be contacted