Job Title: Inuvialuit Knowledge Coordinator
Department/Business Unit: Innovation, Inuvialuit Science and Climate Change (IISCC)
Reports to: Applied Research Project Manager
Location: Inuvik, NT
Position Detail: Two (2) year contract (opportunity to extend based on funding)
End of Term: March 31, 2025
Type of position: Full-time
The Inuvialuit Knowledge Coordinator is responsible for program development and policy creation related to Inuvialuit knowledge-based research activities in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region. The successful candidate will plan, secure funds, develop policy, and carry out research studies that focus on Inuvialuit Knowledge. Specific focus will be placed on research studies related to the marine environment and documenting the multifaceted social, mental, cultural, and economic relationship of Inuvialuit with their waterways, like the Beaufort Sea.
Additionally, the successful candidate will be expected to work with internal and external partners, oversee or collect information, develop research planning materials, conduct literature reviews, coordinate survey instruments, assist in data analysis, develop knowledge dissemination materials, and provide technical advice to senior management.
Although the successful candidate will focus primarily on Inuvialuit Knowledge research, they may also be tasked with projects which include the collection and interconnectedness of Inuvialuit Knowledge with Western Science methodologies.
Competencies are demonstrated behaviours of a person that facilitate effective performance of work tasks. It is how we do it, not just what we do. The following competencies are required for all roles within ICG.
Results Focus: Takes responsibility and ownership for decisions, actions, and results in service of Inuvialuit Corporate Group’s overall corporate mandate.
Communication: Encourages and contributes to clear and open communication. Keeps others informed of important information, whether daily activities, crises, or progress on long-term goals. Listens to others & communicates in an effective manner.
Relationship Building: Builds and maintains relationships outside of own immediate team to achieve common goals. Works to build, maintain, and utilize individual relationships or networks with co-workers and other people who are, or might be, helpful in achieving work-related goals.
Teamwork: Works collaboratively, supporting others and fostering a positive team environment.
Knowledge Sharing & Development: Continually seeks to improve the knowledge, skills, and work processes of oneself and others. Desiring & making an effort to acquire new knowledge and skills for work and share accordingly within the organization.
KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
DUTIES & ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
• Conduct thorough literature reviews to consolidate and report current or historical Inuvialuit Knowledge-based research in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region.
• Engage Inuvialuit knowledge holders to identify key topics and priorities for discussions within their communities (i.e., gaps to fill).
• Lead the ‘Inuvialuit Knowledge Study of the Beaufort Sea’ project.
• Organize, analyze, and develop knowledge dissemination materials for Beaufort Strategic Environmental Assessment Inuvialuit Knowledge studies.
• Create research planning materials, develop proposals, and secure funding to facilitate prioritized Inuvialuit Knowledge research studies.
• Design, coordinate the development, populate, and maintain an indexed Inuvialuit Knowledge research database.
• Digitize, catalog, and index non-electronic Inuvialuit Knowledge records.
• Facilitate community meetings and other methods of engagement to document knowledge (i.e., organization and administration- booking flights, hall, caterer, per diem, Honoraria)
• Transcribe knowledge from community engagement to develop datasets, conduct analysis, organize findings, and produce community knowledge dissemination materials.
• Produce qualitative graphs and charts, as well as videos, photos, audio clips, and maps that can help promote knowledge dissemination and evidence-based decision-making.
• Produce communication materials for K-12 distribution and collaborate with others to develop an interactive website to showcase Inuvialuit knowledge.
• Synthesize findings, develop briefing notes, and establish next steps documentation to ensure leadership remains abreast of programming.
• Develop policy and best practice materials related to Inuvialuit Knowledge Intellectual Property.
• Provide support and collaborate with other members of the Innovation, Inuvialuit Science and Climate Change team.
Other duties as required.
STRATEGIC PLAN PRIORITIES
Ensure alignment of daily work, special projects, and other assignments contribute to one of the six major focus areas of the strategic plan as listed below.
1. Revitalize and celebrate Inuvialuit cultural identity and values within a changing northern society
2. Exercise stewardship over Inuvialuit Lands.
3. Improve the capacity and well-being of individuals, families, and communities.
4. Enable Inuvialuit to be equal and meaningful participants in the northern and national economy and society.
5. Take an evidence-based decision-making approach to policy development and advocacy.
6. Manage optimally the human, physical, and financial resources of the Inuvialuit Corporate Group.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
• Undergraduate degree, college diploma, or equivalent level of experience in a related field such as library science, social science, liberal arts, or data science.
• At least 2 years of experience designing, administering, and leading community outreach or engagement activities.
• At least 2 years experience working in a clerical or administrative environment.
• Experience working with Inuvialuit Knowledge, maps, and filing systems.
• Experience working with Indigenous communities and organizations.
• Experience utilizing communications and publication software (e.g., Publisher, Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.).
• Experience managing projects and producing status reports.
• Experience collecting, analyzing, and producing Inuvialuit Knowledge resources.
Skills & Additional Qualifications
• Ability to communicate effectively both orally and written, with diverse audiences.
• Ability to produce high-quality written work in a variety of forms and attention to detail.
• Understanding of Inuvialuktun and/or Inuinnaqtun
• Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with staff, Knowledge holders, Inuvialuit Cultural Resource Centre, and community organizations.
• Ability to work in a team or as an Individual.
• Knowledge of the Inuvialuit Settlement Region and the Inuvialuit Final Agreement.
• Strong understanding of ethics and workplace integrity.
This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the role.
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