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ITSD Hub Training Development Coordinator Open


The National Indigenous Fisheries Institute (NIFI) is an Indigenous-led organization that focuses on fisheries management, science, and conservation within Indigenous communities. NIFI works closely with Fisheries and Oceans Canada to review various federal programs involving collaborative management of fisheries, aquatic resources, oceans, and habitat and Indigenous participation in commercial fishing and aquaculture operations. 

The Indigenous Training and Skill Development (ITSD) Hub is a three-year project, housed by NIFI, which was developed to improve community training and skill development outcomes within the Indigenous commercial and communal fisheries space.  

On their behalf, we are recruiting a training professional for the position of ITSD Hub Training Development Coordinator. 

What qualities will enable you to succeed in this role? 

Academically, you have an undergraduate degree in a relevant field such as education, training, business administration, fisheries, or equivalent.  

You have experience in training and development, preferably in Indigenous capacity development and fisheries. This experience has given you an understanding of adult learning principles that allow you to develop effective training programs. 

Ideally, your experience has been in Indigenous fisheries and through this you have developed a comprehensive understanding of the fishing industry, its prevailing trends, best practices, and necessary training requirements. 

You are an exceptional communicator—highly skilled in public speaking and group facilitation. You can evaluate training effectiveness and make suggestions for improvement. You possess strong analytical and problem-solving capabilities and excellent instructional design and facilitation skills. You are comfortable working independently or as part of a team. 

Lastly, you understand the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and the Canadian Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action. Additionally, you have a thorough knowledge of Indigenous culture, values, and traditions and their connection to the marine environment and fishing practices. 

This is a two-year term position with the possibility of extension or becoming permanent. The position is remote. However, you must be willing to travel as needed to pilot resources and understand training requirements. 

A copy of the job description can be found here. 

If you are interested in this unique opportunity, please forward your resume and a cover letter explaining your qualifications for this role. Submissions can be emailed to Gerald Walsh Associates Inc. at, quoting project number 1971 in the subject line. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates.