Indigenous Early Years Coordinator

Indigenous Early Years Coordinator

Position Objective and Responsibilities

The EYC will plan, design, and implement an Indigenous Early Years program that supports the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and intellectual needs of Indigenous children aged 0 to 6 years; and builds on the four foundations of “How Does Learning Happen”. Cultural programs will be delivered across Northumberland County at EarlyON and mobile outreach locations; and will build capacity with licensed childcare providers to build in Indigenous Early Years activities as part of ongoing planning and programming. The EYC will collaborate with the Early Years team to plan and implement various Indigenous cultural events for families, community members, and early learning partners.

The EYC will plan and deliver programs in a team environment, and where appropriate and necessary, in partnership with external agencies and participate on local and regional Committees. The position will require travel throughout Northumberland County, and when required, travel to Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre in Peterborough.


· Registered Early Childhood Educator with consideration given to alternative related education and relevant work experience.

· Strong knowledge and awareness of local Indigenous culture and traditions.

· Strong knowledge of Indigenous historical and contemporary issues, and their impact on urban Indigenous people and families.

· Knowledge and experience working with urban Indigenous children, youth, and families in a healing and reconciliation capacity.

· Ability to work professionally and collaboratively with local and regional health and social service agencies.

· Ability to work within the established policies and procedures of the organization.

· Must have the ability to work independently and as a team player, with minimal supervision, and be capable of coordinating activities within the childcare, EarlyON, and early years and family programs.

· Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle.

· Must possess current First Aid / CPR certification or be willing to be certified.

· Good organizational and administrative skills.

· Strong report writing skills.

· Flexible work schedule.

· Indigenous ancestry is a preference; local Indigenous language an asset.

· A satisfactory Criminal Reference Check (CPIC) with a Vulnerable Sector Search (VSS) will be a condition of the employment offer.

· Full vaccination against COVID-19 is required.

*Please note, this position will primarily work from an office located at 800 Division Street, Cobourg, Ontario.

Job Type: Full-time

Annual Salary: $45,000.00 per year (3-month probation salary will apply) and benefits.

If you are interested in applying for the position, please send a FULL application that includes: a cover letter, resume, and three (3) working references.

Email application to the attention of:

Ashley Safar, Human Resource/Program Manager

Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre Email:

Deadline to Apply: April 15th, 2022.

*We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre

580 Cameron Street
Peterborough, Ontario
K9J 3Z5
(705) 775-0387
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159 King Street, Suite 300
Peterborough, Ontario
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