Ogimaa Binesiiyog - Stewardship Youth
Ranger Program Coordinator Position
1 Year Contract with possible extension
Hired under Shooniyaa Wa-Biitong
Location: Fort Frances or Kenora, Ontario
The Ogimaa Binesiiyog (OB) – Stewardship Youth Ranger (SYR) program is seeking a
dynamic and motivated individual to support this unique partnership as the Program
Coordinator. The SYR program consists of a partnership between the United Native
Friendship Centre, Ne-Chee Friendship Centre, Shooniyaa Wa-Biitong, and the Ministry
of Natural Resources and Forestry (Kenora and Fort Frances Districts).
You will use your excellent communication skills to develop plans, administer and
direct programs and activities related to the Stewardship Youth Ranger Program,
under the supervision of the Partnership Specialist, MNRF in preparation for the
summer of 2020.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Lead the coordination of projects and work schedules of the Team Leads, Assistant
Team Leads, and Rangers. Ensure a variety of projects relating to lands and waters,
fish and wildlife, forestry, cultural knowledge, and community outreach.
- Support the Team Leads in aligning the program and work plan with MNRF OB-SYR
partnership strategy, goals, objectives, and practices.
- Using strong computer and communication skills, you will develop and deliver
promotional materials (ie. Events, presentations etc.) along with administrating of
social media platforms to promote the program and target a variety of audiences.
- Communicate with local communities to present and establish short and long-term
plans for management of potential projects for the summer work program, ensuring
a balance of work and education opportunities as well as continuity of past projects.
- Engage with local elders and respect traditional protocols to participate in SYR
programs and events. Knowledge of cultural traditional protocols, language and other
cultural activities considered an asset.
- Keep established Elder’s Advisory Group updated on the SYR’s success and projects.
- Engage in recruitment and hiring by reaching out to local communities, schools,
youth groups, and other organizations to promote the program. Oversee the hiring
process with scheduling, reference checks, and feedback to unsuccessful candidates.
- Coordinate working group meetings and special projects including Youth & Elder’s
Summit, end of summer BBQ, Canoe trips etc.
- Provide guidance and supervision to Team Leads, Assistant Team Leads, and Rangers
during the summer projects.
- Assisting with the development of the annual budget for both teams, allocating
partner funds to team projects and keeping track of program expenditures.
- Ensuring all MNRF and mandatory training for Team Leads, Assistant Team Leads,
Rangers is complete.
- Conduct mid-term and final performance and program evaluations.
- Ministry and government related policies, guidelines, and legislations (e.g. WHMIS,
WDHP, WVP, SYR Guidelines, Occupational Health and Safety Act) to ensure the health
and safety of the crews at work site locations and in the office. MNRF program areas,
natural resource management practices, and processes.
- Group dynamics and team building, with the ability to identify potential conflicts and
making recommendations to supervisors.
- The Stewardship Youth Ranger program is an asset.
- Local area agencies, including surrounding First Nation communities, and
municipalities in the Kenora and Fort Frances District.
- Anishinaabe cultural tradition, protocols, language and other cultural activities are
considered an asset.
- Personal computers/software including Microsoft Outlook, Calendar, Word, Excel,
PowerPoint, and Publisher is an asset.
- Video editing software (Adobe Elements) would be an asset.
- Communication and Marketing using Social Media would be an asset
- Related Educational background such as environmental studies would be an asset
- Required to have a valid “G” Ontario Driver’s License.
- Hold or can obtain Pleasure Craft Operators Card.
- Hold or can obtain Standard First Aid Certification.
- Hold or can obtain an Ontario Recreational Canoeing Kayaking Association
Certification (ORCKA) Level 2.
- CT3 ORCKA Certification is an asset.
- A member of the Treaty No. 3 Territory is considered an asset.
Please submit a cover letter and resume by October 22nd, 2019 at 4:30pm by
email or fax to:
Executive Director, Shooniyaa Wa-Biitong