Hotıì ts’eeda, the NWT SPOR SUPPORT Unit is looking for Indigenous youth from the Northwest Territories to fill the following summer student positions from May 1st to August 31st.
These positions are open to all NWT Indigenous students in postsecondary programs across Canada.
Some of these positions will be located in Yellowknife or Inuvik; however, work location could be flexible for the right candidate.
Policy and Research Assistant
This position is open to post-secondary students, preferably with 2nd year or more of university or college study. This position will provide general executive assistant, logistics, policy and research support to the Scientific Director. The Assistant will be responsible for drafting communications for the Scientific Director, making logistical arrangements for the Scientific Director and Governing Council, and undertaking research and analysis of various topics to assist with development of programs and initiatives. The Assistant will also participate in youth organization meetings and activities, representing Hotıì ts’eeda as required.
Health Research Projects Database & Website Researcher
HT has recently published its website (nwtspor.ca). As part of the website, a project database has been created to highlight past and ongoing health research projects in the Northwest Territories. This full-time summer student position will be responsible for researching ongoing and past NWT health research projects, conducting interviews with researchers and project stakeholders, making regular updates to the project database and creating engaging content for the HT website and social media feeds. Experience in research, writing and data entry are a plus.
Health Research Youth Engagement Researcher
The Health Research Youth Engagement Researcher position will be dedicated to exploring ways for health research stakeholders to engage and interact with youth across the Northwest Territories. The position will involve researching existing health research projects and organizations, interviewing youth involved in health research projects, and developing an NWT-specific youth engagement strategy and engagement tools for research projects. In addition, the position will work on knowledge translation materials on youth health and wellness targeted to youth. The position will also include leading youth engagement for the 2018 Hotiì ts’eeda Ełèts’ehdèe gathering and acting as a youth liaison for Hotiì ts’eed. Experience working with youth in the health sector a plus.
Interested applicants can email a cover letter and resume to Rachel MacNeill at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please specify in your cover letter which position you are applying for. These positions will stay open until they are filled.