First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Program Facilitator
ABOUT SKILLS ONTARIO:
Skills Ontario is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting careers in the skilled trades and technologies to Ontario youth through a variety of programs and competitions across the province. We enable and empower all youth to consider a career in the skilled trades and technologies. Engagement with students, teachers, parents, guardians, volunteers, and guest speakers ensures our programs connect education, experience, and employment. We deliver in-school and virtual presentations across Ontario, host Canada’s largest skills competition, run summer camps for skills development and connect students to employers. We are focused on growth sectors such as construction and infrastructure, technology innovation, and hospitality services.
We are looking to add a new member to our current team of dynamic program staff based across the province. Our employees enjoy a casual work environment, flexible schedules, and a real opportunity to make a difference!
ABOUT THE ROLE:
Skills Ontario is seeking a First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Program Facilitator to help to deliver all of Skills Ontario’s programs including Presentations, Summer Camps, Trades and Tech Truck Program, Conferences, and other events, as well help with Competitions when needed. While this position works from home and requires travel, the candidate must reside in Northern Ontario.
The successful candidate will inform and inspire students about the first-choice career opportunities that exist in the skilled trades and technologies through the following activities:
Schedule and facilitate multiple presentations a week to promote awareness of career opportunities in the skilled trades and technologies
Establish and maintain relationships with school boards, communities, and other stakeholders
Assist with the Trades and Tech Truck when required
Deliver up to 6 weeks of summer camps during July and August locally and/or provincially
Facilitate other events and programs as required (i.e. Young Women’s Events)
Other duties as assigned
The incumbent will be responsible for delivering programming to their local school boards (Public and Catholic) and surrounding communities; travel may be required across the province to help deliver Skills Ontario’s programs. When not facilitating, the successful candidate will be working from home to complete all administrative tasks.
Understanding of Indigenous history and culture is key in this role
Secondary School Graduate
Excellent written and verbal communications skills in English
Experience in delivering workshops, programs, or presentations to youth
Prior knowledge of and/or experience with skilled trade and technology occupations is an asset
Demonstrated ability to make outbound calls and visits
Strong time management and organizational skills
Ability to take initiative and work independently
Willingness to travel as required (mileage reimbursement by Skills Ontario)
Able to work occasional evenings and weekends
Valid driver’s license and use of personal vehicle is required
Preference will be given to candidates that identify as First Nation, Métis or Inuit. Self-Identification is encouraged
HOW TO APPLY:
Applicants should send one document which includes a resume and cover letter in PDF format outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Program Manager, Brittany Raymond (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Skills Ontario is committed to creating a safe and healthy environment for all youth. As such, the selected candidate will be required to submit references and a vulnerable sector–criminal records check.
While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted. Please note resumes will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and the advertisement will be removed once a candidate has been identified. We are only able to consider candidates who currently have the right to work in Canada.
Skills Ontario is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, or status. Skills Ontario welcomes and encourages applications from people with exceptionalities. Accommodation is available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.