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As the Indigenous Program Director, you will provide overall leadership, vision, and strategic direction to LBN’s growing Indigenous programs and partnerships. You will work to expand LBN’s programs to rural, remote Indigenous communities across British Columbia. You will also expand LBN programs into Lower Mainland Elementary schools with a high percentage of Indigenous students. The candidate must be of Indigenous ancestry (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) for this role. We encourage all First Nations, Metis and Inuit Peoples in Canada or Indigenous Peoples of North America, to self-identify in their applications.
The successful candidate must be passionate about supporting LBN’s mission of providing free mentoring for children who need our support. The successful candidate can work effectively in constantly changing conditions while maintaining excellent performance. The successful candidate will take accountability for the maintenance and operations of our Indigenous programs — from gathering materials to getting buddies lined up, to location, to having trained mentors ready.
The ideal candidate has strong connections with Indigenous communities, Indigenous-led organizations, and Indigenous-led social change and education movements across British Columbia. An asset is a person who has direct experience working with Indigenous educators or within the education space, and established relationships with educations in Indigenous communities.
The successful candidate will report to the Executive Director and collaborate with other Staff and Committees.
Learning Buddies Network
Vancouver, British columbia
Hiring Bonus ~ $650 CAD
Referral Reward ~ $3,250 CAD
Skills and Requirements
The Learning Buddies Network (LBN) is a local charity that provides free one-to-one mentoring for elementary students who need support in reading and math. We do this in partnership with schools and organizations throughout British Columbia. Recipients are teacher-identified elementary school children who struggle with basic academics (the buddies). Our buddies are usually from vulnerable populations, including low-income, newcomer, refugee, immigrant, and Indigenous families who would otherwise not get the help they need. Our goal is to empower kids through one-on-one mentoring to improve their self-esteem and view of themselves as capable learners. We recruit and train high school and university students to act as Mentors/Tutors.
Details of awards will be provided during the initial screening.
Learning Buddies Network is committed to equal opportunity and treatment for every prospective and current employee. We value diversity in the workplace and believe our work is stronger when it benefits from the experience and knowledge of a diverse team.