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Parsons Corporation Indigenous Culture and Language Advisor (ICLA) in Virtual Office, Ontario

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Job Description:

Parsons is looking for an amazingly talented Indigenous Culture and Language Advisor (ICLA) to join our team! In this role you will get to increase the knowledge and understanding of local Kaska culture and history among the entire project team and on-site .

What You'll Be Doing:

The primary role of the Indigenous Culture & Language Advisor promotes the use of Kaska language and increases the knowledge and understanding of local Kaska culture and history among the entire project team and on-site. This position will provide guidance, mentorship and support to our indigenous staff and help identify and resolve barriers to indigenous staff on-site. The successful candidate will be able to advise on cultural initiatives and activities and inform culturally relevant presentations for the project.

This part-time position works from home and is part of the Socio-economic Unit managed out of the Whitehorse Office. Travel to/from Ross River and the FMRP work site is required, travel per diem will be provided.

Key Deliverables and Expectations:

  • Works in collaboration with the Kaska Community Liaison Officer, Training Development Coordinator, and site management.

  • Supports and advises managers on the development of cultural initiatives that develop the FMRP work site into a positive working environment for Kaska staff.

  • Provides insight into cultural aspects of the project that supports a healthy and positive outcome for indigenous staff and the project.

  • Act as a positive role model and Kaska advocate within the project.

  • Advise management when a higher level of support or resourcing is required in the area of cultural awareness and/or cultural sensitivity.

  • Provide Kaska language and translation support for the Project work site.

  • Assist in integrating Kaska language and culture into the project.

  • Act in the strictest confidential and professional manner at all times, including outside regular working hours.

  • Perform other related duties as requested.

What Required Skills You'll Bring:

  • 5-years related experience as a respected elder and knowledge keeper.

  • Demonstrated experience in working successfully with Indigenous groups and individuals within a small remote northern community

  • Written and verbal communication skills in the English and Kaska language and a deep knowledge and understanding of Kaska culture.

  • Ability to work independently and as an integral member of various teams.

  • Ability to meet deadlines prioritizes assignments, and maintain confidentiality.

  • Proficiency in computer use.

  • Motivated self-starter and with strong interpersonal skills.

  • Highly professional in all aspects of business and interaction with all staff, clients, and community members.

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

This position is part of our Critical Infrastructure team.

For more than 75 years, our experts have designed and delivered the critical infrastructure that connects and protects communities around the world. We work in diverse, collaborative teams, both within the company and with our partners and customers, to plan, design, build, and modernize infrastructure. We take special pride in projects and solutions that improve communities as well as people’s quality of life by promoting economic growth, enhancing mobility, and increasing sustainability and resiliency. Powered by our people, we provide the imagination necessary to support our customers’ visions—and to help them see new possibilities.

We value our employees and want our employees to take care of their overall wellbeing, which is why we offer best-in-class benefits such as health, vision, dental, employer paid provincial care premiums, life insurance, paid time off, sick leave, all province observed holidays off, and gym membership discounts to fit your busy lifestyle!

The position may require a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief as required by customer requirements and some cases federal, state, provincial or local mandates.

Parsons is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the workplace. Diversity is ingrained in who we are, how we do business, and is one of our company’s core values. Parsons equally employs representation at all job levels for minority, female, disabled, protected veteran and LGBTQ+.

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Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

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