Indigenous and Youth Program Coordinator(s)
Are you ready to apply your skills to creating decolonized spaces? Do you want to build relationships across difference, create transformative experiences? Help shape the emerging generation of young activists, artists and change makers?
Our Story: Tatamagouche Centre is a social justice-oriented education and retreat centre that has been around for 65 years (made possible by of our relationship with the United Church of Canada).
For almost two decades we have collaborated with Indigenous people to hold Peace and Friendship Gatherings. These gatherings work towards healing ancestral trauma, decolonizing culture, and living into treaty relationships.
Since 2002 the award-winning Social Justice Youth Camp has mentored the next generation of change-makers using a by-youth-for-youth mentorship model.
We are located on beautiful and sacred land near the village of Tatamagouche, and our facilities include accommodations for up to 30 people (COVID-19 compliant), meeting space, and a large dining hall. We value the magic made possible when we gather in person, and can be present with our whole selves.
Contract(s): roughly 65 days between May 2021 and November 2021. However, days will be concentrated around the events being organized. Priority will be given to Indigenous youth active in their community.
Compensation: up to $20/hour based on skills and experience.
Location: Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia preferable but negotiable. Given the uncertainties with COVID-19, we are also flexible to consider 2-3 contracts in different provinces. We are open to being creative and exploring possibilities with strong candidates.
Deadline for Applications: Open until position is filled.
Our ideal candidate:
- is a community organizer who understands the power of gatherings and ceremony, land-based learning
- is grounded in spirit and justice, curious about personal and collective wholeness.
- has a vision for a better, more just and welcoming world
- has an understanding of social justice issues and is able to apply this in a way that creates safer spaces across diversity
- experience working with youth
- communication and social media
- has a valid drivers’ licence
In collaboration with the Peace and Friendship Committee and Tatamagouche staff team, the Indigenous and Youth Program Coordinator’s duties include:
Peace & Friendship Gathering
- Organize Peace & Friendship Gathering planned for Fall, 2021
- Organize regular teleconferences of the Peace & Friendship committee
- Community mobilisation with youth and Indigenous communities across the region
- Identify local sources for the construction of a traditional Wolastoqey Longhouse
- Participate in and support Indigenous Ceremony
Social Justice Youth Camp (SJYC)
- Work with facilitator(s) on program design for youth justice map
- Recruitment, promotion and selection
- Work collaboratively with the Tatamagouche Centre Staff team
- Coordinate training and planning weekends with SJYC leadership team
- Support and potentially co-facilitate youth camp
This position reports to the Executive Director. A Vulnerable Sector Check will be required.
Tatamagouche Centre has a policy of employment equity to acknowledge that people pushing from the margins face systemic barriers due to race, gender identity, religion, ability, or sexual orientation. Please indicate in your cover letter if you would like to be considered for employment equity.
Send any questions, resumé and cover letter to email@example.com (in PDF format). Deadline for Applications: Open until position is filled. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
Interested in becoming involved with Tatamagouche Centre?
Send us your curriculum vitae if you are interested in leading a program, future work, or volunteering. We are always looking to widen and diversify our network.