Job Posting: Indigenous Leadership Initiative - Youth Assistant

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Job Title: Indigenous Leadership Initiative - Youth Assistant



Temporary; the expected duration of this job is between the months of August and October 2017.


To travel to Yukon communities and assist the Arctic Institute of Community-Based Research (AICBR) in outreach regarding the Indigenous Leadership Initiative (focused on Indigenous Guardians, community land-use planning, and Indigenous protected areas).


Based on experience. All travel will be covered.

Read more on Indigenous Leadership Initiative here:


Applicant Criteria:

  • Preference for Indigenous youth, aged 18-30 years old.
  • An understanding of Yukon First Nation culture and protocols, issues around ecosystems and biodiversity, parks management in Yukon and land-use planning, renewable resources, and/or Indigenous ways of guardianship of homelands, an asset.
  • Post-secondary experience and/or relevant coursework through Yukon College’s Renewable Resource Management course or Natural Resources and Environmental Economics course, an asset.

Expectations & Responsibilities:

  • Attend orientation and training conducted by Arctic Institute of Community Based Research.
  • Communications skills and First Nation cultural protocols
  • Climate change from international to local effects
  • Indigenous Leadership Initiative overview
  • Uphold guidelines discussed in training.
  • Assist in the development of outreach and engagement materials with First Nations communities (i.e. note-taking, scheduling, and presenting to communities about Indigenous Leadership Initiative).
  • Assist with research on case study examples to be shared with other Yukon communities.
  • Be flexible to travel (sometimes on short notice) to Yukon communities (via vehicle and/or air).
  • Participate in community activities and events (where relevant).
  • Take photos (where relevant).
  • Attend regular team meetings to give updates on work.
  • Assist with developing a final report, compiling feedback from each community into a comprehensive document.

Application Instructions:

Please send cover and resume to For more information about this job posting, please email or call us at: 867-668-3393.

Application Deadline: August 4th, 2017