You can download the job posting here: 2021 Oshkwazin Summer Ambassadors_Extended Posting.pdf
Please note: The application for this position is now closed.
Title: Oshkwazin Summer Ambassador
Program: TRACKS Oshkwazin Indigenous Leadership
Work term: 20 hours/week for 8 weeks in July and August
Reporting to: Oshkwazin Youth Supervisor
Number of positions: 4
Part One | Program Description
TRACKS (TRent Aboriginal Cultural Knowledge and Science) is an educational program based on Michi Saagiig Anishnaabeg territory. We are hosted by Trent University within the Indigenous Environmental Studies and Sciences Program (IESS) and operates in partnership with founding partner organization Kawartha World Issues Centre and the First Peoples House of Learning. TRACKS consists of two distinct and connected programs: Outreach & Education and Oshkwazin Indigenous Youth Leadership.
IMPORTANT: This posting is for the TRACKS Oshkwazin Indigenous Leadership program. Before applying, please review our website to understand the mandate of Oshkwazin.
TRACKS Oshkwazin Summer Ambassadors should identify as Indigenous and be between 14 and 18 years of age. A main component of this position is to experience Indigenous youth leadership building opportunities with a small group of other Indigenous youth (up to four) and the Oshkwazin Youth Supervisor. The Oshkwazin Youth Ambassadors will coordinate and help lead 4 on-the-land learning days in August, where they will have the opportunity to put their leadership skills and Traditional Ecological Knowledge into practice. If COVID-19 measures allow, a small group of outside youth may be invited to participate; if not, the Ambassadors will be the only participants. These positions are responsible for helping to develop the Oshkwazin program, by contributing their ideas for what sorts of programming Oshkwazin can do in the future. This is one of the ways that Oshkwazin ensures youth input in its programming.
Part Two | COVID-19 Update and Conditions
Due to COVID-19 and the guidelines of Trent University, TRACKS Youth Program is operating primarily online and virtual for the foreseeable future. The Oshkwazin Youth Ambassador Program will likely include a blend of in-person, outdoor and on-the-land programming, as well as some virtual engagement. All of this will be done while following COVID-19 safety measures.
Interviews for these positions, hiring timeline, work term and work responsibilities outlined in this contract are subject to change with appropriate notice based on guidance from Peterborough Public Health and Trent University.
Part Three | Position Details
Required Skills and Qualifications
Other Qualifications and Assets
Part Four | TRACKS Hiring Policies
TRACKS strives for equity in its hiring and specifically welcomes applications from all qualified candidates including those experiencing marginalization, including women, people with disabilities, people of colour, Indigenous people (including First Nation, Metis, Inuit and non-status), those identifying as two-spirit or LGBTQ, parents and caregivers, and those dealing with adversity in their lives. We commit to making reasonable accommodations for those needing additional support, as much as possible within the expectations and requirements of this position.
IMPORTANT: Due to the funding structure of TRACKS Oshkwazin, and the goal of the program being to nurture Indigenous leaders, only Indigenous applicants will be considered for these positions.
Why work for TRACKS?
TRACKS places high priority on providing training and professional development opportunities for all employees. By working with TRACKS, you can expect to grow your resume and build competencies which are valuable to future employers. These competencies include:
You will also have the opportunity to be involved in various types of training and have the freedom to pursue your individual interests related to Indigenous ways of knowing. This position will also allow you to access resources available through Trent University.
Part Five | Application and Submission
Please visit the following webpage to fill out our application.
As part of this online application, applicants must submit:
IMPORTANT: Your application is unlikely to be reviewed if you do not follow all the guidelines for submission stated here and on the website.
The application for this position is now closed.
Direct any questions regarding the application process to Maggie Cummings, Oshkwazin Coordinator, at email@example.com.