Job Title: Indigenous Outreach and Education officer
Reports to: Executive Director
Hours of Work: Full time 37.5 hours/week) (Flexible – Some Evening and Weekend Work Required)
Rate of Pay: $21.00/hour
Applications are accepted until the job position is filled. This position is available to applicants identifying as Indigenous.
TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter and resumé to email@example.com
The Sudbury Workers Education and Advocacy Centre (SWEAC) is an organization of workers, students and community volunteers committed to improving the lives and working conditions of people in low-wage and unstable employment. Our centre delivers support and education on worker’s rights, provides community spaces for workers to share and learn together, and ensures that all workers have a voice at work and are treated with dignity, fairness and respect.
The Sudbury Workers Education and Advocacy Centre is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes and celebrates diversity and inclusion. We welcome and encourage applications from all candidates regardless of race, colour, gender and sexual orientation or expression, creed or religion, age, physical, mental or sensory disability, or status. We are seeking to increase the diversity of our organization with this hire.
Summary of work areas:
The Indigenous Outreach and Education Officer is responsible for creating community connections and creating educational opportunities within the Indigenous communities of Northeastern Ontario. The Indigenous Outreach and Education Officer will also assist in the creation and delivery of presentations providing legal education about Indigenous Rights in the Workplace both on and off reserve. They provide information regarding the services of the Sudbury Workers Education and Advocacy Centre, provide educational workshops and facilitate discussions on worker rights such as employment standards, health and safety and human rights. They work one on one with workers who have questions around their rights at work, and provide assistance to workers in addressing workplace grievances. The Outreach and Education officer also seeks out allies and community partners to create new opportunities for educational presentations and outreach.
- Build community connections and capacity within the District of Sudbury, Manitoulin Island, and throughout Northeastern Ontario and the Huron Robinson Treaty are with indigenous communities and organizations;
- Implement outreach strategies, track and evaluate outreach results;
- Provide on-going, one-on-one education and support to participant’s / case work and advocacy with clients
- Make appropriate referrals to other agencies or interventions as required
- Attending meetings as required
- Deliver presentations and workshops to various groups in Northeastern Ontario;
- Attend appropriate events and promote SWEAC and Decent Work Campaigns;
- Identify and assist with training volunteers to provide peer support and leadership for workers in the outlying communities;
- Keep up to date and informed on all Labour Law changes and regulations, and keep up to date and informed on all labour trends
- Provide progress reports
- Multilingualism (English, French, Anishinàbemiwin) considered an asset;
- Valid driver’s license considered an asset, and access to a vehicle a bonus;
- Ability to work flexible hours;
- Ability to travel long distances (North Bay, Espanlo, Manitoulin, and other locations in Northeastern Ontario.)
- Working knowledge of labour standards considered an asset; but we are interested in candidates who are passionate, with lived experience, who are willing to share and engage
This opportunity is proudly supported by Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation and is funded through the Indigenous Workforce Development Program. It is a requirement under this program that the selected candidate for this position self-identify as an Indigenous person. Eligibility requirements of the program can be found here: https://nohfc.ca/en/pages/programs/people-talent-program/indigenous-workforce-development-stream