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Dechinta Bush University is seeking Local Project Coordinators to support the summer 2017 Dechinta Rivers Semesters Dechinta is proposing to run three river semesters over July and August 2017 on the Wind/Peel River, the Deh Cho, and the Horton River. Dechinta is seeking Local Coordinators from Paulatuk and Colville Lake to support the trip on the Horton River. Job Description The Local Coordinators will be responsible for supporting the overall planning and coordination of river trips over July and August 2017. This is a flexible position that could be split into several part-time positions if necessary. The Local Coordinators will work with the Dechinta Program Director and Dechinta Rivers Logistics Coordinator to plan the 6-week semester program. With the support of the Program Director, the Local Coordinator will be responsible for the following: • Coordinating with community members, traditional land-users, knowledge holders and Elders of the region who know and rely on the Horton river to identify potential instructors, river guides, support staff, and sites of importance along the river; • Organizing at least two community gatherings at sites to be determined by the Local Coordinators in collaboration with community leaders; • Advising on region-specific curriculum development; • Ensuring community concerns about the project are appropriately addressed and resolved; • Supporting communications by distributing outreach, recruitment, and information materials. Qualifications • Experience working with Indigenous communities • Demonstrated understanding of Indigenous peoples, cultures, issues, and concerns in the Northwest Territories, Yukon, and Nunavut • Excellent communication skills • Proficiency in the local Indigenous language is considered a huge asset • Experience coordinating events and projects • Demonstrated experience in outdoor leadership • Experience with maps and river logistics is considered an asset • Clear Vulnerable Sector Check • Experience in community-based organizing or research Compensation • $22-$30/hour depending on experience • Part-time hours are available starting as soon as possible, and full-time hours may be required in mid-August. For more information or to submit an application, please phone Dechinta Program Director Mandee McDonald at 867-446-8793 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Applications will be accepted until April 28, 2017.