Programming Coordinator – Plenty Canada – Ontario

POSITION SUMMARY
Are you passionate about grassroots Indigenous-led environmental and community programming? Are you well organized, with a talent for coordinating events? Do you love learning, sharing and inspiring others to do cross-cultural work for a better world? If you’ve answered yes, keep reading! Plenty Canada is seeking candidates to join us as a programming coordinator and we’d love to hear from you. As an Indigenous-led organization, Plenty Canada applies both Indigenous and Western Knowledge Systems to our work under the guiding principles of ‘Ethical Space” and ‘Two-Eyed Seeing’. As such, we welcome applicants who are interested in developing their competencies in applying these principles.

CONDITIONS
Salary: $20-22/hr at 40 hours/week
6 month contract ending January 31rst, with potential for extension
Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends, and travel to locations in Eastern Ontario as required
Remote and in-office work at the Plenty headquarters in Lanark to be negotiated
Candidate must be eligible for Youth Employment Strategy Funding[1]
Deadline to apply: July 10th, 2021, or until the position is filled*
*We encourage candidates to apply as soon as possible, as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
Taking an active role, as a key member of our team, in coordinating elements of our local engagement programs (eg. Youth Circle for Mother Earth, public programming about cultural connections to the environment, plus collaborations with local school boards for land-based learning), with potential for some involvement with international work
Taking an active role in the delivery of in-person and online activities offered by Plenty Canada
Communicating regularly with staff, partners, attendees and event volunteers
Monitoring and maintaining program-associated social media groups and discussion boards
Compiling and organizing key information and photographs about our programs
Supporting outreach and recruitment
Assisting with the preparation of funding applications and reports for current and future programming
Participating in an Internship Support Mentorship and Training Program with other interns from across Ontario
Other duties as assigned

JOB REQUIREMENTS
Event/Project coordination experience
Demonstrated interpersonal and communications skills (written and in-person)
Familiarity with Indigenous Knowledge Systems and principles of sustainability
Excellent troubleshooting abilities
A self-starter who’s not afraid to ask for guidance
Ability to work independently and in a team environment
Previous experience with funding applications/fundraising and/or willingness to learn
Demonstrated experience with facilitation and/or youth work an asset
Previous experience with not-for-profit work an asset
Proficiency with Google Workspace/Microsoft Office programs/Zoom an asset
Proficiency with graphic design and other digital skills an asset
Valid Driver’s license with access to a personal vehicle an asset
Capacity to work remotely

ABOUT PLENTY CANADA
Plenty Canada is an Indigenous-led non-profit organization that facilitates access to and shares resources with Indigenous peoples and other community groups around the world in support of their environmental protection and sustainable development goals. At Plenty Canada we recognize that people are part of the environment and we sustain healthy lives only when the environment as a whole is healthy. For us the environment and the bio-diversity of our environment is a precious treasure we need to protect. For more information, please visit plentycanada.com.

APPLICATION PROCESS
Applications are welcome from everyone who’s eligible, and in particular from underrepresented groups, including but not limited to youth of Indigenous ancestry.
To apply, please send your Resume and Cover Letter with this position’s title in the subject line of your email to jobs@plentycanada.com . Please indicate you saw this posting at GoodWork.

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