Summary

Stoney Nakoda Nations Cultural Broker is unique and exciting position seeking to strengthen C4S’s relationship with Stoney Nakoda Nations to develop and implement relationship and sexual health programming for youth, their parents, and community supports.

Description

Centre for Sexuality (C4S) is a community-based organization that provides access to non-judgmental sexual and reproductive health services and support.  We are hiring one amazing Stoney Nakoda Nations Cultural Broker to join our motivated team with a mission to normalize sexual health in Alberta.

The Community Cultural Broker is responsible for assisting the Indigenous Project Coordinator and Facilitator to plan and implement the Indigenous Relationship and Sexual Health Education programming strategy. The Indigenous strategy focuses on the promotion of sexual and relationship wellbeing within the Tsuut’ina Nation/Stoney Nakoda Nations respectively. For the last two years, the Centre for Sexuality’s Indigenous Project Coordinator has been working with Stoney Nakoda community members to adapt our Relationship and Sexual Health Education program (RSE) to reflect the needs of youth in the community. This position will support the promotion, piloting, and feedback stage of the project. The Community Cultural Broker, in partnership with the Indigenous Project Coordinator, assists in the coordination, promotion, and facilitation of community events and activities. These include advisory circle meetings, presentations, and engaging with community members, Knowledge Keepers/Elders, and community-based programs to consult, build, and strengthen relationships. The Community Cultural Broker will assist the Indigenous Project Coordinator to pilot and deliver the newly adapted and created programs community-wide and within schools.

In summary, this unique and exciting position seeks to strengthen C4S’s relationship with Stoney Nakoda Nations to develop and implement relationship and sexual health programming for youth, their parents, and community supports.

As our successful candidate you will:

  • Act as a liaison between the Centre and Stoney Nakoda Nations.
  • Assist with the coordination, promotion and facilitation of community engagement activities including advisory meetings, community and school-based presentations, and sit-down interviews with community members.
  • Work with the Indigenous Project Coordinator to document community-specific knowledge as it relates to the topics of relationships and sexual health in the community’s present-day culture and language, as well as the community’s traditional knowledge.
  • Through the community engagement activities and documented feedback provide key input on the curriculum and training.
  • Assist with the piloting and delivery of Stoney Nakoda RSE content and parent/natural supports training.
  • Assist with the coordination, promotion, and recruiting of community members to participate in the adapted and created programs.
  • Collaborate with advisory members, project team, and C4S training centre team, to support the development of a training for health care providers to improve the delivery of accessible, culturally safe, sexual, and reproductive health services and supports for Indigenous peoples in Treaty 7. 
  • Create and deliver presentations to stakeholders that summarize the work, processes, learnings, and outcomes of the project.
  • Ensure timely and regular communication with the Indigenous Project Coordinator.
  • Work intentionally to lead and co-create an ethical space that advances understanding of the unique needs and cultural contexts of each community and builds trust and respect for multiple worldviews.
  • Familiarize self with C4S’s programs by reading curriculum, associated research documents, and observing programs.
  • Keep up to date on content areas by engaging in formal and informal professional development activities.

Qualifications and Attributes required:

  • Combination of relevant educational background and/or work experiences related to health promotion, sexual and reproductive health, education, facilitation and/or community development and engagement.
  • Experience with project administration.
  • Strong connection to, and existing relationships with, Indigenous communities in Treaty 7. 
  • Experience with, or understanding of, the concept of ethical space. 
  • Demonstrated experience working with community members (community engagement) is an asset.
  • Excellent critical thinking, decision-making, and leadership capabilities.
  • Commitment to organizational values: social justice/feminism, prevention, collaboration, and curiosity. 
  • Commitment to community collaboration and empowerment.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Advanced computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Access to a reliable vehicle and appropriate insurance to travel and engage with communities on a regular basis. 

Additional details:

This is a consulting contract position, expected to work no more than 16 hours per week. Hours may vary weekly depending on community activities and events. This position is a contract, ending March 2025. The hourly rate is  $38 (including GST).

The successful candidate must be able to provide a valid police information record check with a vulnerable sector search.

This is a community-based position reporting online and face-to-face (when applicable) to the Indigenous Project Coordinator and Facilitator who is based at the Centre’s Calgary location. Please note that it is not an expectation for the successful applicant to travel to Calgary, but may be expected to travel between Eden Valley, Morley, and Bighorn.

Please apply with a resume and cover letter by May 26, 2024.

Centre for Sexuality is committed to employment equity and encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds, abilities, and experiences to apply. It is our intent to have a workplace that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve. For this position, we want to emphasize that First Nations, Inuit, Metis, or Indigenous ancestry is regarded as directly relevant to the competencies required for excellence in the position. Preference will be given to candidates from, or currently residing in the Stoney Nakoda Nations.

To apply please follow the link.

Thank you for your interest, however, only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. No telephone calls, please.