Project Coordinator - Cemetery Restoration

The Project Coordinator for the “Honouring our Residential Schools Missing and Lost Children so their Spirits Can Rest on our Homeland” project has a key role in the day-to-day operations of this project. This Coordinator will work to have a great trust and rapport with community members, and additionally immerse themselves and come to a solid understanding of Tlingit Culture, as well as the Taku River Tlingit experience with residential school. They will be responsible for hiring contractors, and other project supports as needed. They will work directly with the facilitator and will assist them with their community engagements were necessary. The coordinator reports directly to the Project manager and has a liaison relationship with the facilitator on related tasks.
The main goal of this project is to bring our lost Residential School children and families back to their homeland in dignity and in a spirit of reconciliation, as well as repairing their final resting place to give the utmost respect to our ancestors. Through this project, we hope we can foster a healing for our people.
95% of our Taku River Tlingit First Nation (TRTFN) citizens are residential school survivors (or relatives of survivors) who were torn away from their families and who have suffered egregious harms and intergenerational trauma. Many of those survivors and loved ones of those survivors are in our community graveyard, and our community wishes honour them in our traditional ways. Pursuant to The Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action 74, we seek to respond to our families' wishes for appropriate commemoration in our community graveyard to honour our ancestors.
This is a 2022-2024 project.

  • Coordinates the project “honoring our residential schools missing and lost children so their spirits can rest on our homelands” including all contribution agreement deliverables pertaining to their position
  • Keeps the Project Manager updated on project progress when required
  • Works to develop a trusting relationship with community members
  • Actively works to better their knowledge of Taku River Tlingit history and culture relevant to this project
  • Liaisons with Facilitator to have community engagement meetings
  • Ensures that all information and input gathered from community through engagement sessions etc is forwarded to Project Manager
  • Identifies, hires, and supervises contractors and project supports were necessary

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Experience and knowledge of First Nation culture and working with First Nations and citizens is essential. Preference will be given to Tlingit citizens.
  • 3 years related training or experience to project coordination
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills
  • The capability to foster and maintain strong relationships both internally and externally.
  • Able to work independently with minimal day-to-day supervision as well as working within a collaborative team framework.
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Capability to supervise contractors/project supports
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher)

Training, Education & Experience

  • Class 5 driver’s license
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector Check

Working conditions

  • Working in a shared office environment
  • Travel related to position deliverables
  • Interacting with community members to create engagement
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