Fellowship Available: Indigenous Initiatives Fellow - Arctic Funders Collaborative

Date: 
12 March 2019

Fellowship Available
Indigenous Initiatives Fellow
Arctic Funders Collaborative
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada

Application deadline: 27 March 2019

For more information, go to:
http://arcticfunders.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Job-Posting-Indigeno... (PDF - 157.15 KB)


The Arctic Funders Collaborative (AFC) invites applications for an Indigenous Initiatives Fellow. This full-time, 24-month salaried fellowship will be located in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada.

Fellows will have the opportunity to meet Indigenous leaders and learn about how Indigenous communities across the Arctic are implementing innovative approaches to environmental stewardship, cultural and language revitalization, and sustainable economic development. The Fellow will work alongside the AFC’s network of funders and team of Arctic Indigenous leaders, and will have the opportunity to travel internationally and across the Arctic while facilitating strategic development of the Arctic Indigenous Fund and supporting general administration of the AFC.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Facilitate cross-cultural collaboration among a team of young Arctic Indigenous leaders and support implementation of the Arctic Indigenous Fund grant-making strategy;
  • Manage the administration of grants and track proposals;
  • Coordinate logistics for in-person and video-conference meetings with the Advisory team and partners;
  • Develop and implement multi-year budgets, financial, and operational plans;
  • Write proposals;
  • Plan and coordinate event and trip logistics, including trips to international Arctic communities; and
  • Assist with internal and external communications such as the annual report, quarterly newsletter, website, and social media.

Requirements for this position include:

  • Interest and commitment to working in philanthropy;
  • Strong understanding of responsible Indigenous relations and Northern ways of life, and demonstrated commitment to and sensitivity towards uniquely northern conditions and culture;
  • Demonstrated commitment to the Arctic Indigenous Fund values;
  • Willingness and ability to travel to remote Northern communities, the U.S., and internationally to other Arctic states;
  • Strong writing and communication skills;
  • Adaptable and responsive to the needs of cross-cultural environments;
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage competing priorities; and
  • Strong computer literacy.

Experience in logistics coordination, project management, web/social media, and proposal writing is an asset. Candidates familiar with, and ideally from, a Northern Indigenous community, and those interested in to the field of philanthropy are encouraged to apply.

Applications should include a resume and a cover letter detailing the applicant’s qualifications and interest in philanthropy and the Momentum Fellowship. Applications must be submitted via email to director [at] arcticfunders.com.

Application deadline: 27 March 2019

For more information, go to:
http://arcticfunders.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Job-Posting-Indigeno... (PDF - 157.15 KB)