For over a century, 4-H Ontario has been working to build youth as leaders within their communities and assets to the world. 4-H Ontario is a positive youth development organization with roots in rural Ontario and today is open to all youth across the province of all backgrounds. In 4-H youth ages 6–21 and screened, trained volunteer leaders come together to learn about selected topics through fun hands-on activities and mentorship. There are also provincial camps, conferences, competitions, national and international travel opportunities available to further develop skills in leadership, business, self-confidence and more. 4-H provides youth with a place they can be involved, accepted, valued and heard while developing valuable leadership and life skills. 

4-H Ontario is looking for a contract full-time Indigenous Project Assistant to start June 14 2021 for 8 weeks, with the possibility of extension. These positions will primarily work remotely and report to the Senior Manager, Programming and assist with various new and ongoing projects related to community engagement. 

As a member of the 4-H Ontario Team you will be responsible for: 

  • Researching and developing regional land acknowledgements 
  • Creating a resource for associations to develop local land acknowledgements 
  • Supporting the Kubota Grow Stronger garden project in identified Indigenous communities 
  • Developing a land acknowledgement statement to be included in project resources 
  • Evaluating current project resources to identify opportunities to incorporate Indigenous methodologies and worldviews 
  • Supporting other departments and initiatives as required 

To be successful in this role, you are a self-motivated individual whose background includes: 

  • Strong research, writing and editing skills 
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite 
  • Proven leadership skills with contagious enthusiasm 
  • Motivated self-starter with ability to work with minimal supervision 
  • Good listening and problem-solving skills and ability to work as a team 
  • Must be willing to obtain a vulnerable sector check in accordance with 4-H policy • Access to a stable internet connection 
  • Experience in the 4-H program and/or other community youth programming is an asset 

 This role is home office based. Extensive use of a computer is required which involves sitting for long periods. Hours outside of standard working hours and occasional travel may be required from time to time. 

Application Deadline: June 4 2021

Apply to: Human Resources – 

4-H in Canada is open to all without discrimination based on race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sex, age or, mental or physical disability. 4-H is dedicated to providing a safe and inclusive environment that allows for universal access and participation. 

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