Careers at Oshki-Wenjack

Take the next step on your path with a career at Oshki-Wenjack. Join a team that is committed to making our communities stronger.

Why join Oshki-Wenjack?

Established by Nishnawbe Aski Nation, the Oshki-Pimache-O-Win: The Wenjack Education Institute provides culturally appropriate education and training programs through blended delivery methods using e-learning platforms, attending on-campus sessions, and by distance learning. We offer choice, accessibility and flexibility in learning opportunities for people seeking new beginnings through education and training.

Current Opportunities


Business Program Coordinator

POSITION SUMMARY:

Reporting to the Director of Academics, the Program Coordinator shall coordinate the accredited postsecondary programs offered at OSHKI-WENJACK.  In partnership with our college and university partners, the Coordinator will have primary responsibility for the delivery of accredited post secondary programs as assigned from time to time. The Program Coordinator consults with the Director of Academics on all aspects of program operations, including student services, program development and delivery.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Program Delivery

  • Develop course schedules and ensure effective coordination and implementation of all program timetables, and revise as necessary.
  • Arrange training for faculty members in collaboration with the IT Maintenance & Support Officer for the use of e-learning platforms at OSHKI or with other partners such as Contact North.
  • Establish and convene regular Program Advisory Committee meetings to provide updates and consult with members to ensure program objectives and delivery methods are responding to the learning requirements of students.
  • Convene Faculty meetings to provide updates and ensure program objectives and delivery methods are responding to the learning requirements of students.
  • Identify and arrange for professional development opportunities for self and faculty.
  • Provide back-up assistance for the coordination, implementation, recruitment, and admissions for all program offerings at OSHKI-WENJACK when required.
  • Develop and deliver course or workshops that enhance programme effectiveness and student learning.
  • Coordinate field placements, facilitate problem solving and liaise between placement and students regarding supervisory needs.

Student Recruitment

  • Travel to Nishnawbe Aski Nation communities for purposes of program promotion, student recruitment, and consultation with local education directors or authorities.
  • Promote OSHKI’s education and training programs in Nishnawbe Aski Nation communities and to other learners to achieve the student enrolment targets for each program offering and assist in preparation of admission documents.

Student Support

  • Provide guidance and support for students through career counselling, arrange tutoring, facilitate access to community health and wellness programs.
  • Travel to the communities where the students reside to provide student support, encouragement, instruction and evaluation.
  • Assist the Academic Director by providing input regarding extracurricular activities, need for student supports and orientation.

Program Development

  • Participate in curriculum development including: (a) the review and revision of course outlines; (b) updating casebooks and textbooks; (c) creating independent study packages (d) conduct workshops and (e) provide instruction when required.
  • Identify new program opportunities as they arise that could address capacity and learning requirements in Nishnawbe Aski Nation and other learners.

Relationship Building

  • Develop and maintain relationships with college and university partners, program stakeholders and other partners through liaison, visits, participation on working committees and related events for successful program development and delivery.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with staff in the communities and organizations in Nishnawbe Aski Nation through liaison, visits, participation on working committees and related events for successful program development and delivery.

Program Administration

  • Assist the Academic Director with the hiring of faculty and field placement co-ordinators through the recruitment, interviewing and reference check stages when required.
  • Maintain up to date student and program files.
  • Prepare timely, complete reports and other documentation for accountability to Governing Council, program funders and partnering institutions.
  • Assist with budget planning by providing input to the Academic Director on activities related to the achievement of program objectives.
  • Assist with proposal development by providing input to the Academic Director on activities related to the achievement of program objectives.
  • Provide up-to-date and relevant content for website and other promotional materials on an on-going basis.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned from time to time that support the successful operation of the Institute.

ACCOUNTABILITY:

The Program Coordinator is responsible to the Academic Director for implementing her/his duties and responsibilities on a day to day basis.

The Program Coordinator will be accountable to the President for overall work performance according to the Personnel Policies and Procedures.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Possess at a minimum a relatable graduate or undergraduate degree with an equivalent combination of education and related work experience
  • Possess excellent evaluation, analytical and communication skills.
  • Possess excellent communication strategies and problem solving capabilities.
  • Fluency in Oji-Cree, Ojibwe or Cree would be an asset.

Experience in working as Coordinator in education field would be considered an asset

If you are interested in this exciting employment opportunity please submit your letter of interest, a resume, with three references. Two references must be from two most recent employers to:

President
Oshki-Pimache-O-Win: The Wenjack Education Institute
106 Centennial Square, 3rd Floor
Thunder Bay, ON  P7E 1H3
Fax:  (807) 622-1818
e-mail: info@oshki.ca


Covid -19 Health & Safety Officer

PURPOSE

The Covid-19 Health & Safety Officer will contribute to the overall success of Oshki-Pimache-O-Win: The Wenjack Education Institute as a member of the Operations Team by providing Covid-19 Health & Safety supports to staff and students.

SCOPE

The Covid -19 Health & Safety Officer reports to the Director of Operations and is the key person responsible for overseeing the testing/screening of staff and students and maintaining the current Healthy & Safety protocols set forth by local, provincial and/or federal levels of government.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES    

  • Screen students, staff, instructors that come to Oshki-Wenjack campus. Screening process will include verification of responding to Covid-19 questions and/or taking non-contact temperature reading as well as administer the antigen testing.
  • Replenish covid-19 supplies within required locations of Oshki-Wenjack campus.
  • Disinfect surfaces student, staff, instructors will come into contact with throughout the work day.
  • Submit reports to Human Resources officer of all daily screening activities.

QUALIFICATIONS

 Education & Experience

  • Will be required to take training in the administering of antigen testing for Covid-19
  • Completed Post-secondary education.
  • Must be proficient in using Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Must be personable and customer orientated with ability to deal with the occasional difficult person.
  • Must be able to work on a flexible work schedule which will require evenings and weekends.

 Required Knowledge & Skills

The incumbent must have proficient knowledge in and be able to demonstrate the following skills:

  • spreadsheets, and word processing programs, as well as email at a highly proficient level
  • an excellent understanding of relevant government legislation and governing regulations as it relates to Health & Safety as well as Covid-19
  • an understanding of the northern cultural and political environment

 Developed Competencies

The incumbent must also demonstrate success in the following areas:

  • ability to exercise excellent judgment in handling sensitive, private information
  • detailed attention for a high level of accuracy
  • excellent oral and written communication skills
  • ability to manage multiple tasks, organize priorities, and meet deadlines
  • strong sense of responsibility and ability to work with minimal supervision
  • strong interpersonal skills for the development of strong working relationships
  • ability to analyze information, plan strategically, and demonstrate initiative

Personal Attributes

The incumbent must also demonstrate the following personal attributes:

  • strict adherence to confidentiality
  • honesty and trustworthiness
  • respect
  • cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • flexibility
  • self-motivation
  • team-orientation
  • diplomacy, tact, and sound judgment

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Must own a vehicle
  • Ability to travel, as required
  • Proof of receipt of two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine

PRESIDENT
Oshki-Pimache-O-Win: The Wenjack Education Institute
106 Centennial Square, 2nd Floor
Thunder Bay, ON P7E 1H3
Fax: (807) 622-1818
e-mail: info@oshki.ca


Human Resources Manager

Established by Nishnawbe Aski Nation, The Oshki-Pimache-O-Win: The Wenjack Education Institute provides culturally appropriate education and training programs through blended delivery methods using e-learning platforms, attending on-campus sessions in Thunder Bay, and by distance learning.  We offer choice, accessibility, flexibility in learning opportunities for people seeking new beginnings to improve the quality of their lives through education and training.  We are looking for a highly energetic and dynamic individual for the fulltime position of Human Resources Manager.  The Human Resource Manager will contribute to the overall success of Oshki-Pimache-O-Win: The Wenjack Education Institute as a member of the Finance and Human Resource Team by assisting with developing the Human Resource Department and providing support to staff.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education & Experience

  • A diploma in Human Resources Management with 5 to 7 years in Senior Management experience or
  • A degree in Business in Administration with a focus in Human Resources Management with 3 to 5 years in Senior Management experience
  • Working towards or possess the designation of Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) or Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL)
  • First Aid/CPR Certification
  • Work Hazardous Materials Information Systems Certificate

Required Knowledge & Skills

The incumbent must have proficient knowledge in and be able to demonstrate the following skills:

  • spreadsheets, and word processing programs, as well as email at a highly proficient level
  • an excellent understanding of relevant government legislation and governing regulations as it relates to Human Resources
  • an understanding of the northern cultural and political environment

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Must own a vehicle
  • Ability to travel, as required
  • Proof of receipt of two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

The specific duties and responsibilities to be performed include:

  • Develop, maintain and recommend human resource policies for the Institute.
  • Thorough understanding of current privacy legislation as it relates to Human Resources.
  • Keep up to date with changes to employment legislation such as Canada Labour Code and Workplace Safety, Occupational Healthy and Safety and Human Rights.
  • Keep up to date with changes to governments policy on COVID-19.
  • Develop strategic plans for recruitment and performance management.
  • Develop, prepare and edit job descriptions.
  • Develop and Perform Compensation research & reviews.
  • Develop a succession plan for all employees.
  • Participate in Interviews.
  • Lead role on Health & Safety committee.
  • Recruit, interview, and assist with selecting well-qualified staff.
  • Determine and order equipment/resources needed for new employees.
  • Ensure that personnel files are securely stored and confidentiality is maintained.
  • Ensure new hires receive a health and safety orientation to the Institute and any necessary training.
  • Assist the Directors to ensure performance evaluations are completed in a timely manner.
  • Assist with recommending professional development and training for staff.
  • Administration of all human resource investigations, complaints and discipline matters.
  • Process WSIB documentation and claims.
  • Process all Short and Long Term Disability Claims.
  • Develop return to work plans as part of WSIB, Short and Long Term Disability return to work requirements.
  • Management of Benefits, Employee Pension, and Public Salary disclosure.
  • Annual Reconciliation for WSIB and Annual Information Return for Pension.
  • Coordinate, plan and assist Finance Officer with processing of payroll when the Finance Officer will be absent.

Office administration, regulations, and technology

  • Evaluate the need for new technology to meet the organization’s human resource information system, controls, and reporting requirements.
  • Monitor all legislation relevant to the organization (Canada Labor Code, Workplace Safety Insurance Act, Occupational Health and Safety, Human Rights, etc.) to ensure compliance.

Developed Competencies

The incumbent must also demonstrate success in the following areas:

  • ability to exercise excellent judgment in handling confidential information
  • ability to consider and advise on the consequences of various courses of action, including an understanding of the impacts on other activities
  • strong oral and written communication skills
  • strong sense of responsibility and ability to work with minimal supervision
  • ability to manage multiple tasks, organize priorities, and meet deadlines
  • strong interpersonal skills for the development of strong working relationships
  • ability to analyze information, plan strategically, and demonstrate initiative
  • detailed attention for a high level of accuracy
  • excellent leadership skills and team-building ability

Personal Attributes

The incumbent must also demonstrate the following personal attributes:

  • strict adherence to confidentiality
  • honesty and trustworthiness
  • respect
  • cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • flexibility
  • self-motivation
  • team-orientation
  • diplomacy, tact, and sound judgment

Leadership

  • Liaise and consult with the Directors and staff on critical issues affecting Human Resources.
  • Responsible for the efficient and effective implementation of the Institute’s Human Resource policies and procedures in coordination with the Director of Operations.

ACCOUNTABILITY:

  • The Human Resource Manager is responsible to the Director of Operations for implementing her/his duties and responsibilities on a day to day basis.
  • The Human Resource Manager will be accountable to the President for overall work performance according to the Personnel Policies and Procedures.

This position offers a competitive salary.    If you are interested in this exciting employment opportunity please submit your letter of interest, a resume, with three references (two must be employment related), to:

PRESIDENT
Oshki-Pimache-O-Win: The Wenjack Education Institute
106 Centennial Square, 2nd Floor
Thunder Bay, ON P7E 1H3
Fax: (807) 622-1818
e-mail: info@oshki.ca

Note:  Oshki-Pimache-O-Win: The Wenjack Education Institute encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, men, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and visible minorities.  While we appreciate all applications for this position, only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted.


 

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Address: 2nd Floor - 106 Centennial Square,
Thunder Bay, Ontario, P7E 1H3

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