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


Apprenticeship Success Navigator

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 term position of Apprenticeship Success Navigator to assist students academically, socially and/or personally in an effort to improve student retention, persistence and graduation rates. If you are the successful candidate, you will have an opportunity to contribute to our exciting growth in increasing access to, and success in postsecondary education to learners living in remote and rural locations.

PREFERRED/ADDITIONAL EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND COMPENTENCIES:

  • Knowledge of Apprenticeship in Ontario and pathways to apprenticeship
  • University degree, preferably in Education, Indigenous Studies, social services or related area. Consideration will be given to an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A background in First Nation Education setting would be a definite asset.
  • Ability to speak a Nishnawbe Aski Nation language (Cree, Ojibwe or Oji-Cree)
  • Satisfactory Criminal Records Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening required.

DEVELOPED COMPETENCIES:

  • Knowledge or experience in counseling techniques.
  • Proven problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships with First Nations leadership in Nishnawbe Aski Nation and affiliated organizations and partners.
  • Ability to travel to remote First Nation communities.
  • Hold a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle.
  • Able to work independently to organize, plan, and self-initiate both long-term and short-term goals.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively within a small group setting.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, in particular, the ability to empathize and communicate effectively.
  • Proven ability to maintain positive working relationships (internally and externally) and to creatively motivate/persuade program participants.
  • Excellent written, verbal, computer and presentation skills.
  • Specific experience working with Nishnawbe Aski Nation communities, Tribal Councils and affiliated organizations.

If you are interested in this exciting employment opportunity please submit your letter of interest, a resume, with three references, to:

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

Closing Date: Position will be posted until filled

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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MAINTENANCE/JANITOR (Part time until March 31, 2022)

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 Part time position of Maintenance/Janitor. This position is responsible for maintaining a clean and safe work environment for staff and students at the Oshki-Wenjack campus.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Valid First Aid/CPR certification
  • WHMIS
  • Knowledge of proper lifting techniques
  • Understanding of health and safety regulations
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to foresee and resolve issues
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work effectively independently

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Proof of receipt of two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

The specific duties and responsibilities to be performed include:

  • Clean and Sanitize washrooms/classrooms/lunchroom/computer room
  • Sanitize offices
  • Replenish hand sanitization stations
  • Keep Storage spaces organized, clean and safe
  • Assist with moving office furniture, as needed
  • Painting where required
  • Ability to keep an organized record of cleaning supply inventory

ACCOUNTABILITY:

The Maintenance/Janitor is responsible to the Director of Operations on a day-to-day basis for their duties and responsibilities and for his/her overall work performance according to the Personnel Policies and Procedures.

The position offers an hourly rate of $19. 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: kmaletta@oshki.ca

Closing Date: Friday, September 24, 2021 at 4 pm

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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IT Help Desk Assistant (Part time)

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 part time position of IT Help Desk Assistant. This position will be responsible for providing technical support to students, instructors and staff by troubleshooting and resolving problems with their technology, as it relates to on-line connectivity for course instructions and delivery, zoom meetings, using e-mail, printing issues, assist with configuring computers to network and effective use of computing resources in the Oshki-Wenjack environment.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Diploma in Computer Studies
  • Sound knowledge of PC hardware, software and peripheral maintenance such as printers, monitors and keyboards
  • Working knowledge of desktop/laptop computers, tablets, and smartphones
  • Experience in a networked Windows environment, installing software, and understanding accounts and security permission
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to foresee and resolve technical issues
  • Strong troubleshooting and analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work effectively within a collaborative team environment

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Proof of receipt of two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine
  • Must be able to work on a flexible work schedule which will require evenings and weekends.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

The specific duties and responsibilities to be performed include:

  • Assist students/instructors with on-line connectivity issues
  • Support students/instructors in using our learning environment management (D2L Brightspace)
  • Respond to requests for technical assistance in person, via phone, chat or email
  • Diagnose and resolve technical hardware and software issues
  • Research questions using available information resources
  • Advise user on appropriate action
  • Follow standard help desk procedures
  • Log all help desk interactions
  • Administer help desk software
  • Follow up with customers and users to ensure complete resolution of issues
  • Identify and escalate situations requiring urgent attention
  • Track and route problems and requests and document resolutions
  • Assist IT Administrator to resolve technical problems with Local Area Networks and Wide Area networks
  • Prepare activity reports • Inform IT Administrator of recurring problems
  • With the assistance of IT Administrator stay current with system information, changes and updates
  • Help update training manuals for new and revised software and hardware
  • Provide training to computer users, as necessary
  • Clean computers (Restore to Default Settings)
  • Other duties as requested.

ACCOUNTABILITY:

The IT Help Desk Assistant is responsible to the Director of Operations on a day-to-day basis for their duties and responsibilities and for his/her overall work performance according to the Personnel Policies and Procedures.

The position offers an hourly rate of $20 to $23. 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: kmaletta@oshki.ca

Closing Date: Friday, September 24, 2021 at 4 pm

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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Covid -19 Health & Safety Officer (Full time until March 31, 2022)

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 full-time position of Covid -19 Health & Safety Officer. This position will be 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.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Proof of receipt of two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine
  • Must be able to work on a flexible work schedule which will require evenings and weekends.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

The specific duties and responsibilities to be performed include:

  • 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.

ACCOUNTABILITY:

The Covid-19 Health & Safety Officer is responsible to the Director of Operations on a day-to-day basis for their duties and responsibilities and for his/her overall work performance according to the Personnel Policies and Procedures.

The position offers an hourly rate of $19 to $21. 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: kmaletta@oshki.ca

Closing Date: Friday, September 24, 2021 at 4 pm

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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