24 May 2018

Internship Employment Opportunity: Cross-Cultural Learning and Community Development Research Assistant NORDIK

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INTERNSHIP EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:  Cross-Cultural Learning and Community Development Research Assistant

NORDIK Institute, Algoma University’s community-based research organization, is dedicated to the practice of holistic community development in strengthening Northern Ontario’s resilience. It is currently seeking an intern who will support fostering respectful relations between cultures (Indigenous, Anglophone, Francophone, newcomer) through a number of NORDIK initiatives currently underway and in the development stage. The common thread running through the following projects is social justice and race relations through engagement, capacity building and network development between and among diverse peoples. NORDIK’s current projects include food-tourism development (Collective Impact project); social enterprise employment opportunities (Social Enterprise and Entrepreneurship project); culture, heritage and placemaking (Animating the John Rowswell Hub Trail); dedicated studio space for visual artists (Artist Cooperative development) and Urban Indigenous Youth for Change, (UIYFC).

Responsibilities & Duties:
 Assist with the coordination of meetings of: scheduling, preparing meeting packages, sending out notices and taking minutes;
 Assist with coordinating communication between advisory circle members regarding meetings, consultations, training, and/or events;
 Assist in following up with the documentation and report writing of consultations with stakeholders and integrating feedback from events and activities etc.;
 Assist with all aspects of research including literature reviews, data collection and analysis and report writing; and
 Attend monthly research meetings and other training workshops provided by NORDIK and university faculty and staff.

Qualifications and Requirements:
The candidate should possess a degree in Community Economic and Social Development or a degree or diploma in another Social Science or Humanities discipline.
The candidate should possess the following skills:
 Strong communication skills and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with diverse cultural, geographic and intergenerational partners
 Strong knowledge of a diversity of Indigenous cultures
 Strong administrative skills including continual priority setting to meet emerging and evolving networks and ideas while meeting project objectives
 Good networking and interpersonal skills
 Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment
 Experience in meeting and event organizing and planning
 Experience in report writing and preparing funding applications.

Candidate Eligibility:
 University and college graduates who have graduated within the last three years from an accredited college or university. Candidates must be graduates of post-secondary degree or diploma programs.
 The position must provide the intern with first time employment in their field of study.
 Candidates are only eligible to participate in the internship program one time.
 Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

Application Instructions:
Applications are due by June 5, 2018.
This is a one-year contact.

Only candidates considered to be qualified for the position will be contacted for an interview.
Letters of application and resumes can be mailed or emailed to Jude Ortiz, Research Coordinator, NORDIK Institute, 1520 Queen St. E. Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 2G4.
E-mail: jude.ortiz@algomau.ca
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