Indigenous Program Coordinator

The Indigenous Programs Coordinator is responsible for delivering an Indigenous culture mentoring program in schools that Bent Arrow partners with, providing cultural teachings, activities, crafts, and games to children and youth in elementary or junior high schools, recruiting potential Indigenous mentors in the community, and connecting to Elders and Cultural Advisors to support the program.


  • Report to Supervisor of Indigenous Programs; compile monthly program and statistic reports to Supervisor and Executive Director.
  • Knowledge and understanding of First Nation, Metis and Inuit cultures, traditions, values and practices is required.
  • Plan and implement cultural activities; invite and organize Elders, Knowledge Keepers, Cultural Advisors, and special guests to attend the mentoring program.
  • Organize and supervise recreational activities, games, crafts, and outdoor education with an emphasis on Indigenous culture.
  • Organize program logistics; liaising with the school and school staff, identifying children to be in the program, getting registrations, finding a space, and maintaining a good relationship with the school and school staff.
  • Responsible for recruiting, screening, and training of mentors (volunteers) and provide on-going support and training to the mentors.
  • Provide and prepare nutritious lunches and/or snacks for participants of the program.
  • Assist Program Supervisor with the Coyote Kids Weekly and Summer Camp Program, as well as other after-school programs that we partner with (e.g. Discover E); planning and organizing crafts, teachings, activities, supervision of children and camp staff, registration, logistics and other duties as required.
  • Working knowledge of the various community agencies and resources available to Indigenous people within Edmonton.

Qualifications Requirements

  • Degree or Diploma in Early Childhood Development, Child & Youth Care, Social Work, Native Studies and/or other related field; work experience in these fields would be considered.
  • Experience working with children and youth in community organizations or school environment.
  • Experience using Zoom, Microsoft Teams or other video calling and conferencing platforms.
  • Exceptionally strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrates creativity, flexibility and comfort in working with diverse populations.
  • Knowledge of the Indigenous culture and language is an asset.
  • Must have own vehicle and be willing to transport clients.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and willing to obtain a driver’s abstract
  • Must provide a Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector and Intervention Record Check (within a 6-month period from date of completion).

Salary and Benefits

  • Monthly salary and auto allowance
  • Paid sick and wellness days after 3 months’ probation (pro-rated)
  • Working approximately 34.5 hours per week

Start Date

This position is to start July 2021 and end on March 31, 2022, with possible extension depending on funding.

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume to