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Now Hiring: Ihdzí’ Coordinator

CONTEXT AND BACKGROUND

Na-Cho Nyäk Dun Development Corporation (NNDDC) is a forward-thinking Indigenous business organization that prides itself on the work ethic and creativity that our team brings to the table. As a smaller organization, NNDDC seeks to employ individuals who are self-starters and are flexible enough to operate across multiple different industry lines, with the ability to strategically work on files that may be outside of their routine tasks.

The concept of Ihdzí’ - Mayo’s Gathering Place grew out of the resulting positive energy developed through the Yukon University (YukonU) program “Ihdzí’ Ihle Ts’e” (meaning "heart to hand” in Northern Tutchone), and NNDDC's desire to see long term sustainability for the "old cafe" space. There was a resounding desire from the community for a place to gather and connect while pursuing hand-made crafts, food sharing, teaching and learning, and activities that help individuals further their skills as well as personal and professional development. NNDDC and YukonU have partnered to support the vision of creating a safe and inclusive space with low-barrier access to communal infrastructure rooted in the core values of low barrier access, creativity, inclusivity, safety, and sustainability. This space is intended to serve all residents and visitors.

Ihdzí’ is currently an initiative in development with lots of work left to be done and room to grow. The Ihdzí’ Coordinator role will play a significant part in informing the vision alongside the team, and bringing it to life. This is an opportunity to come in on the ground floor and participate in creating a vital community space. The Ihdzí’ Coordinator at our community hub is a vital role responsible for the smooth and efficient operation of the space. They serve as the face of Ihdzí’, embodying its values and ensuring a positive and inclusive environment for all users. The ideal candidate for this position is energetic, reliable, connected to the community, compassionate, empathic, creative, respectful of two-way learning, and committed to the values of low barrier access, creativity, inclusivity, safety, and sustainability.

The Ihdzí’ Coordinator reports directly to the Chief Reinvestment Officer (CRO), NNDDC and at times may take guidance and direction from the Community Solutions Catalyst, NNDDC and the Community Adult Education Coordinator, Yukon University - Mayo Campus


WORK STRUCTURE

Title: Ihdzí’ Coordinator

Reports to: Chief Reinvestment Officer

Position type: Permanent full-time (37.50 hours per week)*

Compensation: $35/ hr

Job Type: In-person

Work Location: 202 1st Avenue, Mayo Y0B 1M0


*Please note that the funding for this position has been confirmed only until March 31, 2025. At that point, a decision will be made regarding the continuation of the position based on various factors, including organizational needs and available resources.


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Ihdzí’ Space Operations:

  • Responsible for day-to-day opening, closing, and overall presence in Ihdzí’ during open hours.

  • Address any issues and provide assistance to space users.

  • Ensure the space is properly prepared for upcoming events and programs.

  • Delegate tasks to volunteers under coordinator oversight.

Health and Safety Compliance:

  • Ensure that the space operates in compliance with health and safety regulations and protocols.

  • Implement and maintain safety measures, including emergency procedures, first aid kits, and appropriate signage.

  • Regularly assess and address potential hazards or risks within the facility, taking necessary steps to mitigate them.

  • Communication and collaboration with NNDDC Infrastructure Manager to ensure protection and care of the facility.

User Coordination and Organization:

  • Coordinate and organize all space users, including individuals, groups, and organizations. Schedule activities, manage bookings, and ensure efficient utilization of the space. Including but not limited to the communal commercial kitchen.

  • Provide assistance and support to individuals and groups utilizing Ihdzí’, including assisting with bookings, answering inquiries, and ensuring a welcoming and inclusive environment for all users.

Volunteer Coordination:

  • Recruit, train, and supervise volunteers to support various aspects of Ihdzí’'s operations and activities.

  • Provide ongoing guidance, support, and recognition to volunteers, fostering a positive and inclusive volunteer community.

Governance support:

  • Attend future meetings of the Community Advisory Group, or other relevant governing bodies that may be established.

  • Take comprehensive notes, and manage the action registrar to track progress on discussed items.

Communications Support:

  • Assist NNDDC Manager, Strategic Communications with various communication tasks, including drafting announcements, managing social media accounts, and maintaining clear and timely communication with stakeholders.

  • Assist in supporting materials for operational and narrative reporting for NNDDC and any relevant funders.

Relationship Building:

  • Embrace and strengthen relationships with community members and organizations.

  • Seek opportunities to bring community members and organizations together, fostering collaboration and partnerships. Including but not limited to opportunities for joint initiatives, resource sharing, and capacity building.

Fostering a Diverse User Group:

  • Work towards building a diverse user group within Ihdzí’.

  • Implement strategies to attract and engage individuals and groups from different backgrounds, cultures, and communities.

  • Recruit and retain new and current users of Ihdzí’.

  • Develop and implement outreach strategies to attract new users. Enhance the experience and satisfaction of existing users.



QUALIFICATIONS

  • Valid Class 5 Yukon Driver’s License or equivalent

  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.

  • Strong attention to detail and ability to multitask effectively.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse communities and individuals.

  • Knowledge of community engagement and volunteer management practices.

  • Proficiency in computer applications, including Microsoft Suite and Google platforms, in particular word and spreadsheet documents software.

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with a team.

  • Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and handle unexpected situations.

  • Familiarity with the principles of low barrier access, creativity, inclusivity, safety, and sustainability is preferred.

  • Knowledge of and experience with harm reduction practices is an asset.


WORKING CONDITIONS

This is a location-based position based out of 202 First Avenue, Mayo, Yukon

This full-time position requires irregular and flexible working hours based on operational needs. They must be willing to adapt their schedule to meet the demands of the role, ensuring timely completion of tasks and effective collaboration with internal and external team members.


Note: This job description is intended to outline the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required.


NNDDC's Na-Cho Nyäk Dun First Nation Citizens hiring preference policy is in effect for those that meet the requirements - please be sure to clearly self-identify if you are an NND Citizen. An eligibility list may be established from this competition to hire identical or similar positions in the future.


NNDDC strives to be an equitable employer and prioritize the hiring of Yukon First Nations, family members of Yukon First Nation, and other Canadian Indigenous ancestry . Please self-identify your ancestry, Nation or familial affiliation on your resume.


Anyone who can legally work in Canada can apply for this job. If you are not currently authorized to work in Canada, NNDDC will not consider your job application.


To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to va@nnddc.ca by September 19, 2023.


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