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:



Must possess:

  • A post-secondary credential in one the following disciplines: Indigenous Learning, Business Administration, Marketing or Education;
  • 3 years’ work experience in one or more of the following: student admissions, recruitment, registration or application processes, administration, marketing, adult education or training;
  • A background in a First Nation Education setting would be a definite asset;
  • Strong communication skills that include verbal, written, listening and public speaking;
  • Exceptional organization, time management and multitasking skills;
  • 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;
  • Computer skills including the ability to operate spreadsheets and word processing programs at a high proficiency level
  • Fluency in either Ojibway or Cree would be an asset.


The Admissions Officer will work with representatives from Nishnawbe Aski Nation communities and affiliated organizations and Partners to promote the post-secondary education and training programs offered at Oshki-Wenjack.  The Admissions Officer will also assist prospective First Nation students and other learners to achieve or exceed the minimum student enrollment targets for each program.  The Admissions Officer is responsible to the Director of Student Success on a day-to-day basis and is accountable to the President for overall work performance.

The Admissions Officer responsibilities include:

  • Establish positive relationships with learners.
  • Develop and implement an admissions strategy that will actively track/monitor the student’s process from the application to the acceptance of enrollment and confirmation of funding.
  • Support student entry into programs by assisting with application, funding and other processes.
  • Maintain student files and data base for tracking and follow-up purposes for recruitment, admissions and graduation.
  • Liaise with community leaders, funders and partner colleges and universities to ensure a smooth application process for students.
  • Work closely with Recruitment, Program Coordinators, and our Financial Aid officer to ensure student enrollment targets members, Education Authorities and Committees, Chief and Councils and other community groups and organizations through regular community visits to build and strengthen working relationships.
  • Work in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned from time to time commensurate with role.

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:

Oshki-Pimache-O-Win: The Wenjack Education Institute
106 Centennial Square, 2nd Floor
Thunder Bay, ON  P7E 1H3
Fax:  (807) 622-1818

CLOSING DATE: January 3, 2023

INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE TRANSLATORS: NAN Territory Oji-Cree and Cree (Part-time)

CONTRACT TERM: March 31, 2023

We are looking for a highly energetic and dynamic individual(s) for the part-time position of Indigenous Language Translator for NAN Territory Oji-Cree and Cree. 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.


  • The ideal candidate must be fluent in reading, writing and speaking Nishnawbe Aski Nations languages of Oji-Cree and/or Cree.
  • The ideal candidate will be a member of one of the 49 Nishnawbe Aski Nation communities.
  • The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience, in an Indigenous language or a related discipline.
  • The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in using accelerated learning methodologies that target Language Revitalization.
  • The ideal candidate will have experience translating text from English into Oji-Cree and/or Cree.
  • The ideal candidate will have experience with the Fiero double vowel writing system.
  • The ideal candidate will have experience recording Oji-Cree and/or Cree audio and video files.
  • The ideal candidate will have experience in writing syllabics.
  • The ideal candidate will have experience as an Adult educator, both in instruction and training, and will have experience in resource development, assessment and evaluation.
  • Strong candidates with relevant life, cultural or community experience will also be considered.
  • Experience working with the Nishnawbe Aski Nation people and community groups is also required, along with direct experience and knowledge of Indigenous cultures, communities, customs, practices and communication styles. Indigenous ancestry or extensive experience working with Indigenous education preferred, and problem-solving capabilities.


Reporting to the Vice President, the Indigenous Language Translators will be part of the team to support the development of Anishinaabe, Oji-Cree and Mushkegowuk curriculum and delivery model for language revitalization, including applicable training, within the Nishnawbe Aski Nation communities.   In addition, the Indigenous Language Translators must liaise with various groups within the communities and connect with Nishnawbe Aski Nation communities to promote the development and ongoing success of the Indigenous Language Project and to validate the translations generated.  The incumbent will provide supports to instructors as well as translate resource material into Oji-Cree and Cree language to provide a roadmap to allow Oshki-Wenjack to meaningfully infuse Indigenous teaching and learning throughout their curriculum, including in the curriculum of partner institutions.  Resource material may include instructional design best-practices, assessments, and technology-enabled learning materials translated into Oji-Cree and Cree.  The incumbent will work with instructors, staff and community members to enhance cultural safety in the Oshki-Wenjack learning environments both through increased Indigenous content in curriculum and increased supports for Indigenous ways of knowing, being, seeing and doing.
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 employers/other contacts who can comment on your language translation work or experiences.

Oshki-Pimache-O-Win: The Wenjack Education Institute
106 Centennial Square, 2nd Floor
Thunder Bay, ON  P7E 1H3
Fax:  (807) 622-1818

CLOSING DATE: until position is 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.

Our Accredited Partners

Canadore CollegeSault CollegeConfederation CollegeLakehead UniversityBrock UniversityNipissing University

Main Campus

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

Toll Free: 1 (866) 63-OSHKI (67454)


Business Mailing Address

Address: 14-656 City Road,
Fort William First Nation, Ontario, P7J 1K3

Phone: (807) 626-1880


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