Indigenous Peoples Outreach Liaison Officer, Mineral Exploration Research Centre

Job Information
Author dlafontaine
Date March 1, 2017
Type Full Time / Contract
Company Laurentian University
Salary $45,000 - Annual
Location Sudbury
Category Research / Development
Contact Information
Chantal Duval cduval@laurentian.ca Laurentian University

Indigenous Peoples Outreach Liaison Officer
Mineral Exploration Research Centre
Harquail School of Earth Sciences
Laurentian University, Greater Sudbury Ontario

RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Provide information on Metal Earth field research activities to Indigenous Communities in northern Ontario and Quebec where the fieldwork will take place.
  2. Provide educational outreach in the area of Earth Sciences to Indigenous Communities by engaging youth through presentations and field trips to active research sites where they can observe and participate in the Metal Earth field program.
  3. Provide information about possible employment opportunities for Indigenous peoples with the field research team.
  4. Answer questions and concerns that may arise during the field research program.
  5. Provide quarterly updates to Indigenous communities on Metal Earth research progress.
  6. Assist in field research.
  7. Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience and understanding of Indigenous culture and history.
  • Bachelor or College degree in the Earth Sciences.
  • Understanding/experience in field geological research techniques.
  • Good communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to communicate in both official languages (written and oral in English and in French) and First Nations languages considered an asset.

SALARY – $45,000 – $50,000/yr

The Mineral Exploration Research Centre, at the Harquail School of Earth Sciences at Laurentian University, seeks applications for an Indigenous Peoples Outreach/Liaison position to support research conducted under Metal Earth.  The appointment is for 2 years, and is contingent upon funding. The anticipated start date is April 2017.  Closing date for applications is March 13th 2017.

For additional information regarding Laurentian University, MERC, and Metal Earth please visit merc.laurentian.ca/metalearth. To apply, please forward your resume and cover letter to Chantal Duval at cduval@laurentian.ca . The application should include a CV with contact details and the names of three references.

Laurentian University is a bilingual (French-English) and tri-cultural institution, an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. Laurentian University especially welcomes and encourages applications from members of visible minorities, women, Aboriginal persons, members of sexual minorities and persons with disabilities. Applicants may self-identify as a member of an employment equity group. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. However, Canadians and permanent residents will be considered first for these positions.

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