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INDIGENOUS RELATIONS PROJECT INTERN

Organization:
Ontario Science Centre
Division:
Learning and Engagement / Design and Production
City:
Toronto
Job Term:
1 Temporary fixed-term contract for up to 12 months
Job Code:
02701 - Information Officer 1
Salary:
$1,194.25 - $1,402.90 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Open
Job ID:
182701
Experience working in the Ontario Public Service – grow your future.

The OPS is dedicated to recruiting and advancing top talent while building a diverse public service that is reflective of Ontario's population and communities. This exciting opportunity offers recent Indigenous post-secondary graduates the opportunity to develop their careers and gain valuable work experience with one of Canada's top employers.

Bring your knowledge, experience and perspectives to the Ontario Science Centre. Working with a team of engaged professionals and dedicated leaders, you'll take the next step in your career in a dynamic environment that provides opportunities for personal growth, a competitive salary, mentorship, learning and development opportunities, and work-life balance.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:

• Support organizational framework initiatives (i.e. taking a lead on our Indigenous Framework Working Group and putting in place recommendations for the organization to improve Indigenous Relations and Programming)
• Support our design team with an Indigenous lens and play a key liaison role with our Indigenous Artist-in-Residence, Jason Baerg, as the Ontario Science Centre representative on his advisory committee

How do I qualify?

Mandatory

• You must have graduated from a college or university, with a degree, diploma or post-graduate certificate, within the past 5 years.
• You must be an Indigenous person (i.e. First Nations, Métis, Inuit).

View Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Indigenous Self-Identification

Knowledge:

The position requires knowledge of:
• Ontario's Indigenous peoples, culture, governance, community perspectives and political dynamics, to work effectively with a team focused on Indigenous issues and long-term drinking water advisories
• Project management theories and methodologies, to assist in the planning and implementation of project activities, including reviewing and monitoring project progress, deliverable, timelines and budgets
• Research techniques to conduct research and environmental scans, analyze and compile information/data for the development of standards, processes, new tools/systems; etc.
• Performance measurement methodologies and evaluation techniques

Project Management and Organizational Skills:

• Project management and organizational skills, to develop workflow strategies and coordinate day-to-day activities while dealing with competing priorities and tight timeframes, and ability to monitor and report progress, and resolve issues

Communication and Interpersonal Skills:

• Communication and interpersonal skills to provide and exchange information, prepare and present material, participate in meetings, and communicate with colleagues and stakeholders in a clear, concise, accurate and respectful manner
• Teamwork skills and flexibility to work cooperatively and collaboratively within a team or workgroup, including contributing fully and actively to team activities, projects and client initiatives, to achieve group and organizational goals

Research and Computer skills:

• Research skills to gather assess complex and diverse issues with attention to detail.
• Computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite, including Teams applications) to prepare presentations, project plans, reports, etc., and to use the internet and intranet for research and analytical work Geographic information systems (GIS) to help with mapping, is an asset

OPS Commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti- racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.
We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.
Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.
We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.

Additional Information:

Address:
  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 770 Don Mills Rd, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:
6
Category:
Internships
Posted on:
Monday, June 6, 2022
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
Remember: The deadline to apply is Monday, June 27, 2022 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

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