Indigenous Field Worker (IFW) Needed in Nunavut, Canada
Do you desire to make a difference in the world and share the love of Christ with people of all backgrounds?
Consider our Indigenous Worker position in the Canadian Arctic Region—Nunavut. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to serve communities while taking in the rugged northern landscape.
The Manitoba-Saskatchewan Conference seeks a dedicated individual for long-term service (seven years or more) in this beautiful, remote region.
As a IFW, you will be responsible for the following:
- Learning Language and Culture: Success in the region requires acquiring a new language and familiarity with the local populace’s customs and traditions. It is essential to approach the learning process with an open mind and a willingness to receive guidance from others.
- Community Outreach: In partnership with community leaders, you will create needs-based health-related outreach programs that are contextually relevant to the community.
- Spiritual Activities: You will be responsible for conducting clergy-related duties such as Bible studies and other spiritual activities that are culturally sensitive and meaningful to the community.
- Meeting Health Needs: Utilize your health and social work background to help meet the community’s needs.
We are looking for someone who can/must:
- Serve Long-term: The successful applicant will be committed to serving long-term (seven years or more) in Nunavut.
- Learn Language and Culture: We need a dedicated individual capable of learning a new language and cultural norms to communicate effectively with the people of Nunavut.
- Be Adventurous: Maintaining a positive and open-minded outlook and a willingness to embrace new challenges is of utmost importance when flourishing in an unexplored and remote area.
Member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church: You must be a faithful member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and be able to lead and perform clergy functions such as worship services, Bible studies, anointing rituals, etc.
- Master Guide: You will work with the community’s youth and young adults. The IFW is required to be an Invested leader through the Master Guide Program. The Seventh-day Adventist Church offers this program and is the foundation for youth ministry leadership.
- Mission Service Record: The ideal candidate must have at least three to five years of experience in a cross-cultural mission environment. You must possess strong communication skills and can write reports and proposals.
- Background in Health or Social Work: The ideal candidate must have a degree or experience in public health, social work, or related fields. You must have a strong commitment and expertise to serving and supporting vulnerable communities.
The Manitoba-Saskatchewan Conference is committed to providing our IFW with a supportive and enriching work experience:
- Clergy salary and benefits package
- Travel expenses to and from Nunavut
- Relocation allowance
- Assistance with language and cultural learning
- Assistance with community programs
- Ongoing training and career development opportunities
If you are ready to embark on this incredible journey and commit to changing people’s lives through Christ’s love and compassion, send your cover letter today to: email@example.com
Include in your email the following:
- Cover Letter
- Spiritual Gifts Test (https://giftstest.com/)