JOB TITLE AND ORGANISATION
Youth Intersectionality Lead, Indigenous Climate Action
Saturday, October 1, 2022
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$35 hour, 30 hours a week for 6 months
Indigenous Climate Action is seeking a confident, passionate and motivated individual to fill the
role of the Youth Intersectionality Lead. Working collaboratively with the Youth Engagement
Coordinator, and reporting to the Manager of Engagement and the Director of Communications
and Engagement, the Youth Intersectionality Lead will be responsible for coordinating
intersectionality movement work on behalf of ICA and in line with funding requirements.
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Role and Responsibilities
The primary responsibility of the Youth Intersectionality Lead will be to coordinate meetings,
nurture relationships, develop resources and offer support towards the growth and maintenance of rooted Intersectional movement building. The position will work with current Steering Committee members to explore opportunities for mentorship and capacity building. They would help maintain and strengthen our existing Black Indigenous Liberation Movement, Migrant Justice Alliance, and disability justice partnerships and identify new intersectional-focused partnerships, coordinate increased accessibility for our gatherings and communications; and build up ICA’s network of femme, gender non-conforming and Two-Spirit folks to prioritize their voices and participation in webinars, events, and all of our climate justice work.
The Youth Intersectionality Movement Lead will meet with the ICA Youth Leadership Council to drive dialogue around intersectional climate and gender justice activism providing the ICA Youth Leadership Council with the tools and guidance that supports self-governance around programming. They will also support ICA Elders, Steering Committee, and Staff by increasing our collective capacity as an organization to address the gap in intersectional movement building in so-called Canada.
The Youth Intersectional Movement Lead will also support other intersectional engagement activities of ICA, including creating youth-focused communications, representing ICA at conferences, events, and mobilizations, collaborating with the Explore and Blossom Pod to nurture ICA capacity as an organization to embed an intersectional approach to its programs and projects, developing and creating education and public engagement initiatives, and other duties as required.
Experience, Skills and Qualifications
Post secondary education, degree or diploma in an intersecting field, environmental studies, Indigenous studies or other related fields an asset;
In lieu of a post-secondary degree Indigenous Climate Action recognizes the lived experience and education of indigenous peoples outside of a western post-secondary education and will take that into account
Experience volunteering and/or working within an intersecting movement space that can help bolster youth responses to climate justice including but not limited to: child welfare, sexual and reproductive justice, Two Spirit and LGBTQI+ spaces, prison abolition
Experience working and organizing in radical movement spaces, including supporting or organizing frontline direct action an asset
Demonstrated commitment to Intersectionality development, engagement, and education through previous employment or volunteer experience
Demonstrated commitment to culture and/or language revitalization, including land-based cultural practices and ceremonies
Strong project planning skills, with the ability to set goals and achieve results
Experience organizing meetings and/or events
Strong group and workshop facilitation skills
Strong communication skills, including ability to engage the public in conversations of Indigenous rights, climate change, equity, and social and climate justice
Familiarity or willingness to learn ICA’s office software and communication applications (e.g. e calendars, Slack, Zoom, GSuite, and Monday.com)
Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
Desire to work efficiently as a team player
Please see the job description for more information on responsibilities, skills and experience required.
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