Indigenous Early Years Cultural Resource Coordinator

Indigenous Early Years Cultural Resource Coordinator

Position Objective and Responsibilities

The CRC will ensure that Indigenous cultural knowledge is integrated into Northumberland County’s childcare centres/agencies, EarlyON centres, and early years programs. The CRC will ensure that appropriate cultural practices are provided while promoting healing and reconciliation for urban Indigenous children, youth, and families.

The CRC will act as a cultural resource and support; develop culture-based work plans that best support program and service design and provision, and work with local childcare centres/agencies and early years programs within Northumberland County to promote cultural competency and awareness. To support the work, the CRC will create and maintain a trusted Traditional Knowledge Keeper/Elder resource directory and create and/or maintain organizational cultural competency, safety & cultural sustainability.

The CRC 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.


· Post-secondary diploma or degree related to early learning and care, or training in adult education and an understanding of the Early Years system, or similar combination of experience and education

· Minimum 3 years’ relevant work experience in the early years and family support field.

· 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 & 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 and Indigenous language an asset ref: Aboriginal Employment Preference Policy).

· 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: 1-year contract with the possibility of extension

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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