• Full Time
  • Internship/Practicum
  • Temporary
  • Lanark, ON (Ontario)
  • August 17, 2022

Website Plenty Canada

Opportunity Type:

Position: Programming Coordination Intern
Location: Lanark, Ontario

CONDITIONS:Salary: $20-22 at 40 hours/week
Candidate must be eligible for Youth Employment Strategy Funding [1]
6 month contract ending January 31st, with possibility of extension (if funding allows)
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
Deadline to apply: August 17th, 2022, or until the position is filled
*We encourage candidates to apply as soon as possible, as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Are you passionate about grassroots Indigenous-led environmental and community programming?  Are you well organised, with a talent for communication?  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 coordination intern and, if you meet the following criteria, 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.

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 events
Communicating regularly with staff, partners, attendees and event volunteers
Monitoring and maintaining program-associated social media groups and discussion boards
Compiling and organising 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

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.  We encourage all candidates to apply as soon as possible, as we will be considering applications on a rolling basis. We thank all applicants for their interest, but will only be contacting those selected for interviews.
In addition to outlining why you think you’d be a great addition to our team, please answer the following:
What is your experience working with Indigenous Knowledge Systems, especially as they relate to work in conservation?  (eg. Have you worked within or with such frameworks before; are you familiar with the concept of Ethical Space and, if not, do you have an interest in learning more?)
[1] To be eligible for Youth Employment Strategy funding, candidates must be Underemployed (employed below their level of education or work part-time)Between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the internship (under 30 by July 15, 2021)
Have not participated in a Youth Employment Strategy Internship in the Past
Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons granted refugee status in Canada*
*Refugee protection must be conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. Persons awaiting refugee status, as well as those who hold a temporary visitor visa, student visa or work visa, are ineligible to participate in a Youth Employment and Skills Strategy initiative.

Tagged as: coordination, Indigenous, programming

To apply for this job please visit www.plentycanada.com.