The Indigenous Youth Mentorship Program was launched in September 2021, as ImaGENation. ImaGENation is a capacity-building program that supports 12 teams of Indigenous youth to launch a clean energy project through mentorship, cultural guidance, and a $10,000 project award.
The ImaGENation team is seeking a highly self-motivated and autonomous team member to assist in the development and delivery of programmatic needs. This individual will be expected to assist in the following key areas:
- Development and coordination of Elders-In-Residence;
- Communications and Marketing;
- Event Planning and Logistics Coordination;
- Clean Energy Project Resources & Support.
This position requires an individual who has an appetite for taking initiative to get things done and can work independently. Candidates for this position should have exceptional interpersonal and writing skills and be comfortable working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
ICE, Student Energy, and SevenGen are collaborating to leverage our organizations existing capabilities and expertise in capacity-building and project development to deliver ImaGENation. The program is an essential piece of the clean energy landscape in Canada that nurtures the leadership potential of Indigenous youth to advance a sustainable and equitable energy future.
Our innovative program, developed by Indigenous youth for Indigenous youth, employs a holistic, strength-based approach that empowers Indigenous youth to affect change in the clean energy economy and beyond. ImaGENation aims to support multiple youth-led energy projects across Canada with learning, mentorship, elder support, networking, and funding for community-based energy projects.
- Development of guidelines, templates, and tools as it relates to all responsible program areas;
- Assist in the development and delivery of a communications and marketing plan;
- Produce valuable and engaging content for the program website, blogs, and print marketing;
- Act as a point of contact for media relations;
- Assist in the facilitation of a film project for Indigenous youth-led clean energy projects;
- Assist in the activities planning and logistics coordination of in-person gatherings;
- Research and engage with Elder contacts to develop and deliver the Elders Council to support cohort participants;
- Assist program team in research and development of project-specific supports and resources;
- Coordination of webinars and workshop training sessions with clean energy leaders and practitioners;
- Liaise with Indigenous communities, organizations, key partners, industry associations, private corporations, and clean energy proponents;
- Participate as facilitator in various webinars and workshops;
Skills & Qualifications
- Experience in coordinating programs, logistics or organizer;
- Possess excellent communication skills, both written and verbal;
- Self-motivated and driven to produce quality results;
- Ability to work as part of a team in a dynamic fast-paced environment;
- Comfortable liaising with different stakeholders, including individuals in senior positions in communities and/or organizations;
- Fluency in English is essential. Bilingualism is a strong asset;
- Strong interest in community building and inspiring interest in clean energy;
- Previous experience in project planning and development is an asset;
- Previous experience working in youth empowerment and/or youth engagement is an asset;
- Previous experience working with First Nation, Métis, and Inuit communities is an asset;
- Experience with computer programs and applications including Microsoft Office, SharePoint, and Asana;
- Comfortable coordinating multiple moving projects;
*Please note if you are interested in the coordinator position but do not yet feel you have the skills required, we welcome your application. We are willing to train and provide professional development for the right candidate.
Applicants for the Youth Mentorship Program Coordinator must meet eligibility requirements for the position.
- Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or a person to whom refugee status has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment;
- Have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial and territorial legislation and regulations.
ICE is an equal opportunity employer. However, First Nation, Inuit, or Métis candidates are strongly encouraged to self-identify.
Reports to: Indigenous Youth Mentorship Program Manager
Management Structure: The Indigenous Youth Mentorship Program (IYMP) is a collaboration between Indigenous Clean Energy (ICE), Student Energy, and the Sevengen Council. The position is hosted by Indigenous Clean Energy.
Status: Full-time, 1-year contract.
Location: Remote work with occasional travel to the National Capital Region, Vancouver, BC and other areas in Canada as required (Post COVID).
Closing Date: April 1st, 2022
Position Start Date: Flexible options for April 2022.