Indigenous Tourism Experience Coordinator

Newfoundland-Labrador Indigenous Tourism Association
Job Description
Job Description
Reporting to NLITA’s Executive Director and working with a passionate team of tourism specialists, the Indigenous Tourism Experience Coordinator will be responsible for supporting the creation of meaningful experiential learning opportunities and support programs for new and established Indigenous tourism operators.
The Indigenous Tourism Experience Coordinator will:
  • Work one on one with Indigenous Tourism operators to assist them with their individual businesses
  • Coordinate NLITA member communications
  • Plan and host Indigenous Tourism product development workshops
  • Conduct Indigenous community tourism sessions
  • Design public content that fosters understanding, appreciation, and respect of Indigenous cultures throughout Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Host Indigenous Tourism networking opportunities
  • Nominate indigenous tourism stakeholders and businesses for various awards to increase recognition and visibility of the NL Indigenous Tourism Industry
  • Coordinate Indigenous Tourism Engagement Tours
  • Support the creation of Indigenous Tourism Industry research projects and surveys
  • Work collectively with NLITA staff to organize and host large scale Indigenous Tourism events, to establish and maintain business relationships, and to participant in Indigenous Tourism cultural events, conferences, workshops, and learning opportunities
  • Conduct other duties as assigned by the association
 
The successful candidate will have:
  • A passion to help others reach their goals, strong communication skills, an open minded prospective, integrity, positive personality, confidence, and professional approach to business
  • Successfully completed post-secondary education (or have equivalent experience) in Tourism Development, Indigenous Cultural Studies, Adult Education, Business Administration, Human Resource Development, Risk Management, and / or Finance
  • Experience with assisting business owners and non-profit organizations
  • A charismatic personality and ability to host large groups
  • The ability to conduct presentations online and in person
  • The ability to work independently as well as with a team
  • Indigenous cultural awareness
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proficient skills in all Microsoft Office software and other online business software
  • A valid driver’s license and access to a personal vehicle
  • The ability to travel and the ability to take part in a wide assortment of indoor and outdoor tourism related experiences
Expected start date: as soon as possible

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Newfoundland and Labrador

Salary: $60,000.00 per year

To Apply: send your cover letter and resume to Caroline Swan at ed@nlita.ca

Company Description
The Newfoundland and Labrador Indigenous Tourism Association (NLITA) was established to give the budding provincial Indigenous tourism industry the support it needs to reach its potential. Built on strong values and ensuring accountability to its members, NLITA will strengthen the provincial Indigenous tourism industry through multi-level partnerships and strategic initiatives with the overall goal of creating lasting social and economic benefits for Indigenous peoples and their communities. NLITA is a new non-profit organization governed by a dedicated volunteer Board of Directors and operated by paid staff.
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