Community Planning Project Officer
The First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Sustainable Development Institute (FNQLSDI) was created in 2000 by the Chiefs of the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL). Its mission is to offer First Nations a dynamic service hub, supporting their actions towards maintaining healthy territories and resources, developing sustainable communities and promoting the recognition of their rights.
First Nations Comprehensive Community Planning (CCP) is a holistic approach. All members are involved in defining their vision, their collective dream that relates to all aspects of community life: land, culture and language, health, education, governance, etc. The community chooses the paths to take towards its vision (its objectives) and the next steps it must take (its priority actions). CCP is both a plan and a commitment to work together, including all members, and building on each other’s strengths. It is a path to self-determination, self sufficiency, and healing. The FNQLSDI has a mandate to walk with First Nations along their CCP path and to create spaces for Nation-to-Nation, community-to-community learning. The person hired as Project Officer will work closely with the FNQLSDI Planning Coordinator and with the planning teams of our First Nations partners. The main activities related to the position are:
- Co-facilitate the activities of the planning community of practice
- Co-create a multimedia community planning toolkit
- Participate in the development of training content and the organization of training activities (e.g. training camps, webinars)
- Contribute to the organization of the annual regional workshop and to workshops organized by other regional communities of practice
- Provide support to our partner First Nations’ community planning processes
- Participate in outreach and follow-up activities with project partners
- Participate in networking activities with partners
- Participate in project development and ongoing evaluation activities
THE PROFILE WE ARE LOOKING FOR
- Demonstrated interest in community development from a holistic perspective, rooted in the land, culture and language, wellness and health, etc.
- Experience working or collaborating with First Nations
- Combination of experience and training in a relevant field (e.g. planning and development, regional development, community engagement, facilitation of collective processes, etc.)
- Comfortable using the Office suite and collaborative work tools (Teams, Zoom, etc.)
- Ability to express oneself in English and French. Knowledge of a First Nations language is an asset
- Skills in facilitation, training content creation, communications, event organization, etc.
- Ability to develop and maintain harmonious relations
- Sense of sharing and collaboration
- Curiosity and thirst for learning
- Autonomy and initiative
- Good listening skills, respect, and humility
- Organizational skills
Conditions and advantages
- Renewable one-year contract
- Full time job (34 h/week)
- Office: currently teleworking, our offices are in Wendake
- Flexible schedule with Friday afternoons off
- Salary: to be determined according to the current pay scale ($ 42,180 to $ 48,898 per year)
- Pension plan and group insurance
- Good balance between work and personal life
- 2 weeks of paid leave during the holidays, in addition to the annual vacations
- Paid training opportunities for professional development
- Starting date: August 2021
If you would like to join our team, send your curriculum vitae and a cover letter to the attention of Michael Ross, FNQLSDI director, at firstname.lastname@example.org before June 28, 2021.
At equal competence, the FNQLSDI gives priority to Indigenous candidates. Also, only preselected candidates will be contacted.