JOB TITLE: Water Treatment Internship Local Coordinator
LOCATION: IRTC Sub-Office, Headingley, MB
TERM: ASAP – February 2025 (possibility of extension)
SALARY: Based on education and experience
In partnership with Water First, IRTC is offering the Water Treatment Internship Local Coordinator position who will report to the Technical Services Manager, in collaboration with participating First Nations, will be working together to address local drinking water challenges through education, training, and meaningful teamwork.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and organized individual to be a community liaison and coordinator of the Water First Internship training project offered in partnership between IRTC, Water First, First Peoples Development Inc, and Indigenous Services Canada.
The Local Coordinator will oversee up to 14 Water interns who will be participating in a 15-month paid internship designed to provide young people who are either unemployed or underemployed and out of school with an opportunity to participate in a structured working/learning environment where they will receive training, earn professional water certificates, and develop valuable employability skills.
- First Nations community relations & project coordination: Assisting in the coordination of project logistics with partners and communities (e.g., Water First Team, band office, water treatment plant operators, other local contacts as required, etc.)
- Human resource related activities such as; recruiting and coordinating interns, approving timesheets, completing expense reports, and addressing disciplinary actions.
- Coordination of Training Workshops including venue, catering, hotel accommodations and transportation for all interns.
- Assisting in evaluations and internal/external reporting as well as ensuring that interns receive an educational and rewarding experience.
- Experience working with and supervising a diverse group with post-secondary education preferred
- Excellent communication skills, written and verbal with strong organizational skills
- Leadership and team building skills and commitment to environmental values and water stewardship
- Ability to efficiently use Microsoft Office and social media platforms, experience with Google Suite an asset
- Ability to work independently and as part of a larger team
- Ability to learn new skills and adapt to a changing work environment
- Strong cultural sensitivity and awareness & experience with First Nations community engagement
- Must have a valid Class 5 drivers license, reliable vehicle, and ability to travel
- Must be a member of one of the seven (7) IRTC affiliated First Nation communities
Please provide a cover letter, resume and three (3) references (preferably from present and recent employers) to:
Katarina Tavares, Program Administrative Support Officer
Fax: (204) 942-8840 – Email: email@example.com
We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. No phone calls will be accepted. Preference will be given to Indigenous people. Applicants are asked to self-declare in their cover letter or resume. Incomplete and late applications will not be considered. Thank you.