NOOJMOWIN TEG HEALTH CENTRE
INDIGENOUS FOODS COORDINATOR
6-month contract for Maternity Leave
Noojmowin Teg Health Centre is inviting applications for the Indigenous Foods Coordinator for a six (month) contract position. Under general direction, the Indigenous Foods Coordinator develops plans, and implements traditional foods sessions to Indigenous community members within the Manitoulin District, and generally enhances nutritional knowledge to partnering health care providers. The Indigenous Foods Sovereignty program complements the Manitoulin Community Fresh Food Initiative (MCFFI). The successful applicant will work under the direction of the MCFFI Project Manager and Executive Director.
The Indigenous Foods Coordinator will assist the MCFFI Project Manager in developing and coordinating sessions pertaining to traditional food sources, including foraging wild edibles, harvesting forest and freshwater foods and engage First Nation community members in traditional healthy eating through a marking and promotions strategy. In addition, the Coordinator will build upon existing, and develop new, partnerships, working collaboratively with various partners to enhance program content ensuring materials and processes are culturally appropriate. The Coordinator will assist the MCFFI Project Manager with other MCFFI program duties as required.
Given the traditional practices of the Anishinabek, from time to time, exposure to wood smoke and the burning of sacred medicines, including tobacco, sweet grass, sage or cedar, may occur within the work setting.
Requirements of the Position:
Submit a covering letter, resume, three (3) work related letters of reference, a current criminal records check. Please mark correspondence as “Confidential”. Submissions will be accepted by mail, facsimile, or email.
Application Deadline: December 28, 2018
Noojmowin Teg Health Centre
Postal Bag 2002, Hwy. 540
48 Hillside Road., Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation
Little Current, ON P0P 1K0