Job Title: Indigenous Food Ways Community Outreach Facilitator
Organization: Institute for Sustainable Food Systems, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Location: flexible (a combination of working from home, partner community visits, and in office meetings as necessary), in British Columbia
The Institute for Sustainable Food Systems (ISFS) is seeking a full time outreach and development specialist to work with and advance Indigenous Nations food system aspirations.
About ISFS — ISFS is an applied research and extension unit at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU). We investigate and support regional food systems as key elements of sustainable communities, focusing predominantly on British Columbia but also extending our programming to other regions. Our applied research focuses on the potential of regional food systems in terms of agriculture and food, economics, community health, policy, community development, and environmental integrity. Our extension programming provides information and support for farmers, communities, business, policy makers, and others. Community collaboration is central to our approach and we routinely work with community activists and agencies, leaders, Indigenous Nation governments, settler governments and other academics. In alignment with long held ISFS values, objectives and programmatic foci, we have prioritized serving and supporting Indigenous Nations and communities to achieve their food sovereignty aspirations. Similarly, we strive to manifest reconciliation into all our work. More about us and our work is at http://www.kpu.ca/isfs
The Indigenous Food Ways Community Outreach Facilitator will support ISFS to build and nurture relationships with First Nations, develop programs around food sovereignty and regenerative agriculture, and increase our capacity to prepare grants along with and in support of our First Nation partners. The employee will be expected to represent ISFS and effectively work with and support Indigenous Nations and communities respectfully, sensitively and demonstrating proper protocol. The position will involve but not be limited to relationship building, grant writing, facilitating community dialogues, planning, program development, project management, and report preparation. Agriculture and food system knowledge is a plus.
Responsibilities and Tasks
The primary responsibility of the facilitator will be to develop and nurture relationships and support project development and execution with our Indigenous partners.
Key tasks in this role include:
Qualifications, Skills and Experience
The successful applicant for this position must:
The following will be highly desirable:
Please submit your cover letter and resume to Payal Batra (email@example.com) and CC Wallapak Polasub (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please use the subject line: Indigenous Food Ways Community Outreach Facilitator
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Application deadline: Open until satisfactory candidate is found.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Jul 9 2021 ID: 60572