Indigenous Community Engagement Advisor - BGC Canada
Consultant Role: Indigenous Community Engagement Advisor
Type: Part-time consultant, 6 month contract; 15 hours/week
Location: We are currently a fully virtual team. We welcome talent from across the country
About BGC Canada
For 120+ years, BGC Canada has been creating opportunities for millions of Canadian kids and teens. As Canada’s largest child and youth serving charitable and community services organization, our Clubs open their doors to young people of all ages and their families at 775 locations nationwide. During out-of-school hours in small and large cities, and rural and Indigenous communities, our trained staff and volunteers provide programs and services that help young people realize positive outcomes in self-expression, academics, healthy living, physical activity, job readiness, mental health, social development, leadership, and more. Opportunity changes everything. Learn more at bgccan.com and follow us on social media @BGCCAN.
BGC Canada is committed to building knowledge, awareness and engagement in Truth and Reconciliation nationally and within Club communities. We are a founding partner of the 4Rs Youth Movement and deeply committed to contributing to youth-led reconciliation. BGC Canada serves 200,000 youth across Canada, including thousands of children, youth and families that identify as First Nation, Métis, or Inuit Our strategic plan commits our organization to work collaboratively with Clubs to support Indigenous children, youth, and families in our Club communities and to prioritize reconciliation through the work we do across the country. Please see our Truth and Reconciliation Commitment Statement here.
Through our ability to provide transformative spaces and meaningful opportunities for Indigenous and non-Indigenous young leaders to forge new pathways, and by supporting Indigenous young people to achieve their potential, we can provide a crucial contribution to our reconciliation landscape.
We recognize and value the guidance of Indigenous peoples in this work as it will help ensure that planning, practices, programs, and policies meet the needs of Indigenous peoples, remove barriers and better support Indigenous children and youth.
We are seeking an Indigenous Community Engagement Advisor, who will collaborate closely with members of BGC Canada and BGC Canada’s Club-based Truth and Reconciliation Committee to:
- Support BGC Canada and Clubs in furthering relationships and trust with Indigenous communities across Canada and, where appropriate and supported by local relationships, to serve more Indigenous children and youth with high quality and relevant programming.
- Support BGC Canada in developing a national Indigenous Advisory Circle.
- Develop Club tools and resources and work directly with specific Club leaders to build and further relationships and trust with Indigenous leaders and communities and, where appropriate, serve more Indigenous children and youth through high quality and relevant programming
- Support BGC Canada’s Executive Team efforts on reconciliation through the development of an Indigenous Advisory Circle that will provide high-level guidance to BGC Canada in the further development of strategy and operational plans that aim to strengthen BGC Canada’s engagement with, and support of, Indigenous Peoples and communities.
- Develop guidelines and recommendations that support services to succeed on & off Indigenous lands
OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE:
- Demonstrated knowledge of and interest in Indigenous issues in Canada, including Indigenous governance, community development, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action.
- Relevant post-secondary education in community engagement, Indigenous studies or equivalent work experience.
- Minimum of five years experience liasing and cultivating meaningful, respectful, and reciprocal relationships with Indigenous communities and organizations.
- Proven success in convening a group of diverse stakeholders to achieve project goals
- Passionate about working with and contributing to the prosperity of Indigenous peoples, communities and organizations.
- Expressive and persuasive in both spoken and written formats for individual and group situations.
- Excellent organizational and project management skills.
- Forward thinking and in touch with current engagement trends.
- Self-identifying as First Nation, Métis or Inuit and/or having first-hand knowledge or experience with Indigenous communities and culture is strongly preferred.
If you are interested in this role, please forward your resume and cover letter in confidence to HR@bgccan.com and include Indigenous Community Engagement Advisor in the subject line of your email.
BGC Canada is committed to providing an inclusive workplace that embraces diversity, values differences and supports the full participation of all employees.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.
Application deadline: July 2nd, 2021