Language & Culture Coordinator

Inuuqatigiit Centre for Inuit Children, Youth and Families

September 13, 2021

Inuuqatigiit Centre for Inuit Children, Youth and Families is a multi service non-profit organization serving Inuit children, youth, and their families. We are dedicated to providing cultural, educational, and support services in a caring, respectful, and collaborative environment that fosters strong and proud Inuit children and families.


Position: Language and Culture Coordinator

Hours: 37.5 hours per week – Full-Time Determinate March 31, 2022

Salary Range: $50,000 - $63,000 per annum


POSITION SUMMARY

Under the supervision of the Director of Early Years, The Iliqatiqiiktut - Learning Together Language and Culture Coordinator will also be responsible for ensuring Inuit Culture and Language is at the forefront of all Inuuqatigiit Centre Programs and Services. The Language and Culture Coordinator is responsible for the development and delivery of a Language Nest, Culture Camp, and Inuktitut Language Coaching for Teachers Canadian Heritage Project.


KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinates all aspects of language and culture projects;

  • Update the language lesson plans with the Early Years Workplan and the Inuktitut Language Kit;

  • Develop, plan, and implement the Language and Cultural Camps - Conversational and play based activities in small groups;

  • Develop, plan, and implement the Language Coaching and Resource Development Program;

  • Collect ideas for youth language projects and the integration of language and culture at home and in programming;

  • Lead the project team in determining community and agency priorities for an Inuktitut Language Revitalization Strategy which will be compiled in the project final report;

  • Lead project team meetings and liaise with staff when supporting activities;

  • Supervise language program staff and adhere to and promote the mandate and mission of Inuuqatigiit Centre;

  • Engage with staff to strengthen, develop, and promote language programs and services;

  • Establish connections and strong working relationships with staff;

  • Develop supportive and professional rapport with staff team;

  • Develop positive relationships with Elders and other stakeholders; and

  • participate in conflict resolution when required;

  • Act as a positive role model to promote professional values and ethics within Inuuqatigiit Centre and in the community;

  • Demonstrate autonomy and initiative;

  • Lead the Language Program team in all aspects of the language program;

  • Engage with Inuuqatigiit Centre children and youth programs to roll out the language program in each area;

  • Engage with staff to strengthen, develop, and promote language programs and service


ACCOUNTABILITY

• Accountable for supporting the effective and efficient coordination of the project in keeping with funding agreements;

• Accountable for the safety and security of participants in project activities; and

accountable for the successful delivery of Inuktitut language classes to participants.


WORKING CONDITIONS

• Works regular and consistent weekly hours;

• May be required to work from home due to Covid-19 Pandemic Regulations and depending on programming needs.

• Demonstrate stress resistance and stamina in the delivery of project activities ;

• Physical ability to access three storey building;

• Ensure personal safety precautions are observed at all times; and

• Knowledge and adhere to the COVID-19 pandemic policies and procedures.


KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

• Fluency in Inuktitut required; orally and written;

• Experience working with Inuit or Indigenous communities;

• Understanding of Inuit culture and values through the development of Inuktitut;

• Knowledge and understanding of Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit Principles;

• Knowledge of the needs of Inuit youth and families;

• Knowledge of Inuit and non-Inuit community services and supports;

• Ability to operate computer systems and relevant software;

• Effective leadership skills ;

• Ability to respond effectively in crisis situations;

• Ability to function effectively in a high stress, high noise environment;


QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS

• Inuit descent preferred;

• High school diploma;

• Post-graduate level training in related field an asset;

• Minimum two years experience in project management, outreach, and community engagement;

• Understanding of Inuit culture and values through the development of Inuktitut;

• Knowledge and understanding of Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit Principles;

• Knowledge of the needs of Inuit youth and families;

• Knowledge of Inuit and non-Inuit community services and supports;

• Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, including listening, engaging, presenting, and reporting in both languages;

• Ability to operate computer systems and relevant software;

• Strong organizational and problem-solving skills

• Ability to work in a collaborative staff team environment;

• Ability to function effectively in a high stress, high noise environment; and

• Enthusiasm, flexibility, dedication and commitment to youth and families.

• Respect for the Inuit traditions, values, and norms of clients

• Comply with Standards of Professional Conduct and Oath of Confidentiality;

• Vulnerable Sector Check required in keeping with Inuuqatigiit Centre Personnel Policies and Procedures;

• Medical certification of good health and record of up-to-date immunizations;

• Proof of COVID-19 vaccine (Dose 1 & 2) • TB Test, if applicable; and • CPR/First Aid certification (or willingness to become certified)


Please apply with cover letter and up-to-date resume

before 5:00 p.m. on Friday September 17, 2021


Shelley Watkin, Human Resources Manager

Inuuqatigiit Centre for Inuit Children, Youth and Families

Via email to: hrmanager@inuuqatigiit.ca


We thank all who apply for this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.


When two equally qualified candidates are considered for the same position, preference will be given to the candidate of Inuit descent.

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