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Programming and Research Assistant Internship – Urban Indigenous Youth for Change

NORDIK Institute, Algoma University’s community-based research organization, is dedicated to the practice of holistic community development in strengthening Northern Ontario’s resilience. Its is currently seeking a Programming and Research Assistant intern to provide support to a number of diverse local and regional initiatives currently underway and assist in the development of new projects including proposals, researching funding opportunities and drafting grant applications.

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Assist in the scheduling and delivery of programming, including urban indigenous social economy education;
  • Assist with the coordination of meetings: scheduling, preparing meeting packages, sending out notices and taking minutes;
  • Assist with coordinating communication between community organizations regarding meetings, consultations, training, and/or events;
  • Assist in following up with the documentation and report writing of community consultations, events, etc.;
  • Assist with all aspects of research including literature reviews, data collection and analysis and report writing; and
  • Attend monthly research meetings and other training workshops provided by NORDIK and university faculty and staff

Qualifications and Requirements:

The candidate should possess a degree in Community Economic and Social Development or a degree in another Social Science discipline.

The candidate should possess the following skills:

  • Strong communication skills and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with diverse cultural, geographic and intergenerational partners
  • Strong knowledge of a diversity of local Indigenous cultures
  • Strong administrative skills including continual priority setting to meet emerging and evolving networks and ideas while meeting project objectives
  • Good networking and interpersonal skills
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment
  • Experience in event organizing and planning
  • Experience in report writing and preparing funding applications.

Candidate Eligibility:

  • University and college graduates who have graduated within the last three years from an accredited college or university. Candidates must be graduates of post-secondary degree or diploma programs.
  • The position must provide the intern with first time employment in their field of study.
  • Candidates are only eligible to participate in the internship program one time.
  • Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

Application Instructions:

Applications are due by January 31, 2017.

This is a one-year contact.

Only candidates considered to be qualified for the position will be contacted for an interview.

Letters of application and resumes can be mailed or emailed to Jude Ortiz, Research Coordinator, NORDIK Institute, 1520 Queen St. E. Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 2G4.

E-mail: jud[email protected]

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