Salary: $17.08 per hour or more (depending on qualifications)
Center: Extension Center for Family Development
Office Location: Work remotely to begin- Office to be determined in Twin Cities Metro Area
Apply By: January 22, 2021
The Cultural Coordinator (C.C.) will work with multiple partners, providing both direct education and work on policies, systems, and environment. This position will focus on holistic healing for the American Indian communities. This position will also address mental well-being which may include addressing addiction as a component of healing. As a C.C. connecting youth with intergenerational teachings and health through traditional storytelling is an important component of the work. Mental Flourishing will be interwoven into all facets of work, removing stigma, incorporating cultural healing, and preventive education. The community will be reminded of cultural wealth and health; chronic diseases like diabetes are not a part of our heritage. (traditional foods, ways of being, reclaiming our health, with colonization comes chronic disease -- changing the narrative, leaving a legacy of health, breaking cycles of disparity)
Collaborate with our American Indian SNAP-Ed Educator to promote health and wellness of urban AI communities.
In collaboration with the SNAP-Ed Educator, work with multiple partners in a variety of community settings including schools, non-profits, food shelves and other social service agencies to explore ways to integrate cultural knowledge, heritage, and food to promote holistic health.
Engage audiences, including elders in the community to work toward healthy food access, mental wellness, and holistic health.
Be an active member, by attending meetings and contributing ideas and actions, to statewide SNAP-Ed project teams including, but not limited to, the Food is Medicine project team and the Holistic Health Team.
Work with the American Indian SNAP-Ed Educators to complete necessary paperwork and reporting requirements of the SNAP-Ed grant.
Schedule and host meetings: requiring use of online platforms (Zoom), google calendars, and regular meeting reminders.
Helping with teaching/educational program setups and takedowns, project management, putting together presentations or providing reports
High school diploma/GED and at least four (4) years of experience with American Indian communities to include traditional ceremonies and intergenerational activities (work, volunteer or direct life)
Valid driver's license and reliable vehicle with required liability insurance, to be utilized for frequent travel.
Personal cell phone that can be used, as needed, for work purposes.
Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule, including some evenings or weekends.
Access to a reliable internet connection and ability to work remotely when Extension offices are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Have (through training or experience) traditional healing knowledge
Have experience with intergenerational work - with elders and youth or with families (parents and children)
Have experience working on projects or initiatives focusing on elders
Have knowledge of traditional ceremonies
Basic knowledge of traditional foods
Knowledge of or fluent in a First Nation language
Holistic healing knowledge and experience
Any additional experiences educating American Indian communities to reconnect with land, culture, and healing including foraging, water walk, sugar bushing, etc.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Project management skills
Excellent facilitation and problem solving skills
Advance computer skills with Google Suite, Microsoft Office, and virtual meetings such as Zoom
Ability to lift, carry , push, pull, set up and take down meeting and presentation materials
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