• Part Time
  • Remote
  • Part-time (25 hours/week) at $29.00/hr CAD / Year

Website HikeNS Hike Nova Scotia

Hike Nova Scotia is hiring a Mi’kmaq Walking Coordinator to help Hike NS expand its walking program to more Mi’kmaq communities. The Coordinator will lead a pilot project meant to increase walking specifically among Mi’kmaq communities. It will be developed in collaboration with Mi’kmaq organizations and communities. This part-time position is designated to applicants that identify as Indigenous. The deadline to apply is July 28, 2024.

Job Description / Responsibilities
Hike Nova Scotia’s NS Walks program supports friendly, gentle, weekly walking groups to help less active adults in Nova Scotia enjoy the benefits of walking. The Mi’kmaq Walking Coordinator will lead a pilot project meant to increase walking specifically among Mi’kmaq communities to support healthy lifestyles, connect with the outdoors and encourage active transportation. It will be developed in collaboration with Mi’kmaq organizations and communities.

Reporting to the Program Manager, the Mi’kmaq Walking Coordinator will design and implement the program. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Form a management committee made up of representatives of Mi’kmaq organizations and communities, hold regular meetings to guide development and implementation
  • Conduct a community needs assessment with communities to tailor the program
    With assistance from the committee and Program Manager, create a walking program development and implementation plan
  • Train and support walking leaders
  • Develop a communications plan and tools to promote the leader training and group walks
  • Create and implement an evaluation plan
  • Produce a final report with key recommendations for improving and scaling the program

Requirements
This opportunity is designated to applicants that identify as Indigenous. The ideal candidate has some or all of the following:

  • Strong relationship-building skills
  • Experience in training and coaching volunteers
  • Experience in resource development
  • Excellent communication skills: public speaking, writing, delivering presentations for various audiences and participating in group meetings
  • Experience in creating and implementing communications plans and tools
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Experience in project evaluation and reporting

Working Conditions

The Coordinator will be required to work remotely from their own home office (require their own basic remote office equipment and technology). Must attend regular in-person meetings with co-workers as well as meet with partners. Must be willing to work occasional evenings and weekends. Must have a valid drivers license.

Terms of Employment

This position is part-time (25 hours/week) for at least 29 weeks at $29.00/hr (to begin in early September). Possibility of extension depends upon funding.

Learn more and apply here.

To apply for this job email your details to info@hikenovascotia.ca.