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:

 


PROJECT ASSISTANT INTERN

We are looking for a highly energetic and dynamic individual for the fulltime contract position of Project Assistant Intern.  This position is funded by Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) and applicants must meet their program funding criteria. This position will contribute to projects related to the development of online courses and programs as well as support the production and delivery of instructor-led learning activities.

ACCOUNTABILITY:
The Project Assistant Intern is responsible to the Vice President on a day-to-day basis for their duties and responsibilities. The Project Assistant Intern is accountable to the President for overall work performance.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

The specific duties and responsibilities to be performed include:

  • Assist President, Vice President, Director of Student Success and Project Leads on research and preparation of necessary documents for reports;
  • Use project scheduling and control tools to monitor projects plans, work hours, budgets and expenditures;
  • Effectively and accurately communicate relevant project information to administration and project team;
  • Support the project management team in monitoring project performance (cost, schedule, quality);
  • Assist in completing and distributing regular project reports;
  • Support in office administration tasks related to on-going projects;
  • Identify and assist in areas of work that will ensure a positive stakeholder relationships.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education & Experience

  • The ideal candidate has a Bachelor degree and is a Master’s degree student in Education, Indigenous Learning, Social Sciences, or closely related field.
  • The individual must have qualitative and quantitative research training with experience in Indigenous research methodologies.
  • Experience working with Indigenous 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, as well as demonstrated knowledge of an Indigenous language is an asset.

Developed Competencies
The successful candidate must demonstrate success in the following areas:

  • Strong communication skills that include verbal, written, listening and public speaking;
  • Organization and time management skills;
  • Proven problem-solving skills;
  • Development of progress reports related to projects;
  • Ability to travel to remote First Nation communities;
  • Hold a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle;
  • Fluency in Ojibwe, Oji-Cree or Cree would be an asset.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Proof of two Covid-19 Vaccines and Booster

NOHFC Eligibility

  1. Either a new entrant into the workforce, is transitioning to a new career, or is unemployed or underemployed and is entering a new field;
  2. Has not previously participated in NOHFC’s People & Talent Program;
  3. Is at least 18 years of age;
  4. Once hired, resides in the Northern Ontario community in which they are employed;
  5. Is legally entitled to work in Canada, and
  6. Is not a child, sibling, parent or spouse of, or is not cohabitating with, any person involved in the Employer’s hiring procedures or decision-making.

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: careers@oshki.ca

 

 

Indigenous Workforce Development Stream.

This opportunity is proudly supported by Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation and is funded through the Indigenous Workforce Development Program. It is a requirement under this program that the selected candidate for this position self-identify as an Indigenous person. Eligibility requirements of the program can be found here: https://nohfc.ca/en/pages/programs/people-talent-program/indigenous-workforce-development-stream

Closing Date: until position is filled.


PERSONAL SUPPORT WORKER AND PRACTICAL NURSING PROGRAM CURRICULUM ENHANCEMENT – 3 MONTH CONTRACT

Proposed Work

The successful candidate will research and detail enhancements to be made to the program content that can support Indigenous Learners in their Personal Support Worker and Practical Nursing Programs delivered by Oshki-Wenjack. Inclusion of material will support understanding of cultural ways of knowing and being, traditions and language and will be the focus of this work. Information developed for the program needs to be culturally relevant to the environment of rural and remote First Nation communities and the content grounded within Indigenous culture.

The candidate will have experience as an Adult Educator, teaching, training and in curriculum development with an expected outcome that the specific content developed be appropriate for Oshki-Wenjack to deliver to the Indigenous student population from the 49 NAN communities.

The candidate will provide enhancements to the curriculum relevant course content details to support learner outcomes, course outlines and proposed additional resources that can support the learner.  The specific materials identified will provide Oshki-Wenjack with the academic knowledge, skills and competencies required to provide culturally-safe and proficient delivery of course activities that prepare learners for practicing in various health related positions in their home communities.

As the subject matter expert (SME) you will assist in the development of the enhancements to the curriculum to ensure it meets the appropriate standards of care and outline where it can be applied in practice.

  • There will be outreach to relevant NAN committees and to the NAN communities to ensure perspectives of the First Nation Education and Health Directors in the communities are understood and included in the curriculum.
  • Curriculum needs to be culturally relevant, practical, realistic and encompass Indigenous world views.
  • As a curriculum writer, you will be expected to develop new academic instructional materials, lessons, and activities for faculty to use in their classrooms incorporating trends and techniques to determine what are the best ways to instruct students.

Specific Deliverables

  • Initiate research on the programs identified and determine what specific additional content would be relevant to enhance the learner’s experience
  • Provide regular updates to the Oshki-Wenjack team on research findings and achievement of deliverables
  • Complete an assessment of Education and Health Directors perspective of findings related to these programs and community need
  • Develop enhancements to the content as per Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU) and the Indigenous Advanced Education and Skills Council (IAESC) program accreditation guidelines
  • Consult with Indigenous Pedagogy and Language Specialist for Oshki-Wenjack as material is developed
  • Participate in committee review of content with respective NAN committees and partner institution
  • Provide final curriculum content, lesson plans, practicum strategies for course delivery that can be integrated with the current program offerings.
  • Present final curriculum to course instructors.

Project Outcomes

  • Academic knowledge and skills of the nursing profession specifically personal support worker and practical nursing roles within the NAN communities and more broadly
  • Strong positive relationships with partners
  • Understand and determine where learner placements/mentorship opportunities can be aligned to apply the learning

Key Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate has a Master’s degree in a Health-Related Field and a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing
  • Is knowledgeable about the Standards of Practice in Ontario
  • Is registered with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • The individual has knowledge and experience in development of curriculum design and delivery;
  • Relevant teaching experience at the post-secondary level is an asset
  • Experience working in healthcare in First Nation communities and or with Indigenous 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, as well as demonstrated knowledge of an Indigenous language is an asset.

 

Developed Competencies

The successful candidate must demonstrate success in the following areas:

  • Strong communication skills that include verbal, written, listening and public speaking;
  • Organization and time management skills;
  • Strong project management skills;
  • Proven problem-solving skills;
  • Strong computer skills including the ability to work within a learning management system, PowerPoint presentations, Excel spreadsheets programs at a high proficiency level; and,
  • 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;
  • Fluency in Ojibwe, Oji-Cree or Cree would be an asset.

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: careers@oshki.ca

Closing Date: until position is filled.


HEALTH DISCIPLINE PROGRAM COORDINATOR – MATERNITY LEAVE COVERAGE

Planned Contract Term: September 2023

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Consult with the Academic Director on all aspects of program operations, including student services, and program development and delivery.
  • Participate in curriculum development, teaching, student assessment and evaluation.
  • Arrange and coordinate student clinical placements.
  • Consult and meet with the advisory committees for each program to ensure the program objectives are responding to the learning requirements of the students.
  • Actively contribute to and care about our student success.
  • Prepare timely, complete reports and other documentation for the programs to address the accountability requirements of various funders.
  • Promote the Institute’s education and training programs in NAN communities and to other learners to achieve the necessary enrolment for effective implementation and delivery.
  • Be willing to travel to remote communities on a pre-planned basis where the students reside for a range of reasons including support, encouragement, instruction evaluation, consultation with local education authorities, program promotion, among others.
  • Work in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned from time to time to assist in the successful operation of the Institute.

ACCOUNTABILITY:

The Program Coordinator is responsible to the Academic Director on a day-to-day basis, and is accountable to the President for overall work performance.

 QUALIFICATIONS:

Must possess:

  • Master’s Degree in Education, Nursing or health related field, and
  • A Bachelor degree in Nursing, and
  • Registration as a Registered Nurse in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario, and
  • Five years experience in nursing across a variety of settings, and
  • Valid Class G driver’s license.

The preferred candidate would also have:

  • Experience as a Program Coordinator, ideally in nursing education or related field
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships with First Nations leadership in Nishnawbe Aski Nation and affiliated organizations and partners
  • Ability to travel to First Nation communities in remote and rural locations.

Developed Competencies

The incumbent must also demonstrate success in the following areas:

  • excellent leadership skills and team-building ability
  • 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

Must Provide proof of both COVID-19 Vaccines and Booster Vaccine

Must have own Vehicle

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: careers@oshki.ca

Closing Date: until position is filled.


INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY PARAMEDICINE PROGRAM COORDINATOR (Part-time)

Contract Term: March 31, 2023

Proposed Work

The successful candidate will plan the delivery of new programs for Indigenous Learners that have been identified as a need within NAN communities – specifically, preparatory and curriculum related to Indigenous Community Paramedicine programs that are relevant to the environment of rural and remote First Nation communities and the content grounded within Indigenous culture.

The candidate will have experience as an Adult Educator, teaching, training and in curriculum development with an expected outcome that the specific programs identified be appropriate for Oshki-Wenjack to develop for delivery to the 49 NAN communities.

This position will determine what pathways exist for delivering the relevant course curriculum; prerequisites required to enter each program; who Oshki-Wenjack could partner with to support the offering of such programs; facilitate partnerships with the educational institute; and assess alignment/integration with existing programs offered by Oshki-Wenjack.  This position will also identify whether development of accredited, specialized curriculum in collaboration with Oshki-Wenjack and identified partners could be accomplished to enhance program offering.

The candidate will provide details of course outlines, book lists, associated costs any specialized tools or equipment related to the delivery of the programs, as well as tuition and other applicable costs related to initiating such programs at Oshki-Wenjack.  The programs identified will provide Oshki-Wenjack with the academic knowledge, skills and competencies required to provide culturally-safe and proficient delivery of course activities that prepare learners for practicing in various health related positions in their home communities once they have completed the full course curriculum.

As the subject matter expert (SME), this position will assist in the development of the curriculum to ensure it meets the appropriate standards of care including development of a comprehensive mentorship and practicum experience.

  • There will be outreach to relevant NAN committees and to the NAN communities to ensure perspectives of the First Nation Education and Health Directors in the communities are understood and expectations from community service providers are included in the curriculum.
  • Curriculum needs to be culturally relevant, practical, realistic and encompass Indigenous world views reflective of Nishnawbe Aski Nation territory.
  • As a curriculum writer, you will be expected to develop new academic instructional materials, lessons, and activities for faculty to use in their classrooms incorporating trends and techniques to determine what are the best ways to instruct students.

Specific Deliverables

  • Initiate research on the program identified –Indigenous Community Paramedicine determining current pathways that exist to offer this type of program tailored to Indigenous learners at Oshki-Wenjack
  • Determine course requisites, length of program, course content, books, specialized tools/equipment, and funding costs related to offering these programs
  • Identify key educational Partners that could work with Oshki-Wenjack to create pathways for course delivery
  • Provide regular updates to the Oshki-Wenjack team on research findings and achievement of deliverables
  • Complete an assessment of Education and Health Directors perspective of findings related to these programs and community need
  • Develop content outline as per Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU) and the Indigenous Advanced Education and Skills Council (IAESC) program accreditation guidelines
  • Develop draft curriculum outline in consultation with Indigenous Pedagogy and Language Specialist for Oshki-Wenjack
  • Participate in 2 community engagement sessions for input and feedback into the curriculum
  • Continue work on curriculum development and integrate communities’ input and feedback
  • Provide ongoing updates to the Oshki-Wenjack Team on work completed and for input/suggestions
  • Participate in committee review of content with respective NAN committees
  • Prepare draft of final curriculum to present to Oshki-Wenjack Team for review and feedback and to relevant NAN committees
  • Prepare final curriculum for submission to IAESC for accreditation
  • Provide final curriculum content, lesson plans, practicum strategies for course delivery

Project Outcomes

  • Academic knowledge and skills to provide community-based paramedicine programs
  • Strong ongoing partnerships with organizations and agencies that would support these services
  • Understand and determine where paramedicine field placements/mentorship opportunities can be aligned to apply learned academic skills
  • Build capacity at the community level for much needed health human resources namely Indigenous Community Paramedics for individuals living in remote First Nations
  • Ancillary health services available where and when needed at the First Nation community level
  • A blueprint for other First Nations interested in developing community led capacity development in areas of Indigenous Community Paramedicine Services
  • Early intervention to address needs of community
  • Community protocols and collaboration with mainstream service providers; and
  • Increase in healthy outcomes for community members

Key Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate is a graduate of a recognized Ontario Paramedic Program and has a Master’s degree in a Health-Related Field
  • Is knowledgeable about the Standards set as the requisites for paramedic practice; many are incorporated by reference in O. Reg 257/00 as made under the Ambulance Act
  • Is a member of the Ontario Paramedic Association
  • The individual has knowledge and experience in development of curriculum design and delivery;
  • Relevant teaching experience at the post-secondary level is an asset
  • Experience working with Indigenous 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, as well as demonstrated knowledge of an Indigenous language is an asset.

Developed Competencies

The successful candidate must demonstrate success in the following areas:

  • Strong communication skills that include verbal, written, listening and public speaking;
  • Organization and time management skills;
  • Strong project management skills;
  • Proven problem-solving skills;
  • Strong computer skills including the ability to work within a learning management system, PowerPoint presentations, Excel spreadsheets programs at a high proficiency level; and,
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships with First Nations leadership in Nishnawbe-Aski Nation and affiliated organizations and partners;
  • Ability to travel extensively to remote First Nation communities;
  • Hold a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle;
  • Fluency in either Ojibwe, Oji-Cree or Cree would be an asset.

 CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • Ability to travel as required
  • Proof of two Covid-19 Vaccines and Booster

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: careers@oshki.ca

Closing Date: until position is filled.


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.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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.

 

POSITION SUMMARY:
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:

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: careers@oshki.ca

Closing Date: until position is filled.


ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT – STUDENT SUCCESS

POSITION SUMMARY:
Reporting to the Director of Student Success, the Administrative Assistant Student Success provides secretarial support, and general office assistance to Recruitment/Admission staff of the Institute.  The incumbent is also responsible for providing information in a professional manner in response to public/program inquiries, and for preparing and disseminating program courses and information as directed.

 MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
The specific duties and responsibilities to be performed include:

  • Provide general secretarial and administrative support to the Student Success staff of Oshki-Pimache-O-Win Education and Training Institute.
  • Provide general assistance and co-operation to ensure the proper functioning of all office operations.
  • Maintain student filing system on database
  • Post student events on social media
  • Type, format and distribute correspondence, reports and other documents as required.
  • Order necessary promotional material as directed by Director of Student Success
  • Contact and maintain Alumni database.
  • Answer incoming calls, acknowledge and accommodate public inquiries for program information, which may include providing information requested, directing calls to the requested person, and taking messages when necessary.
  • Prepare, distribute promotional materials for Recruitment Officer for Career Fairs/Community Visits.

ACCOUNTABILITY:
The Student Success Administrative Assistant is responsible to the Director of Student Success for implementing her/his duties and responsibilities on a day to day basis.
The Administrative Assistant will be accountable to the President for overall work performance according to the Personnel Policies and Procedures.

QUALIFICATIONS::
Post Secondary education in Office Administration
1 to 3 year work experience in office environment
Ability to speak Ojibway, Cree or Oji-Cree is considered an asset.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • Ability to travel as required
  • Proof of two Covid-19 Vaccines and Booster

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:

Director of Student Success
Oshki-Pimache-O-Win: The Wenjack Education Institute
106 Centennial Square, 2nd Floor
Thunder Bay, ON  P7E 1H3
Fax:  (807) 622-1818
E-mail: careers@oshki.ca

Closing Date: until position is filled.


BUDGET OFFICER

CONTRACT TERM: Until March 31, 2023

PURPOSE
The Budget 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 financial and administrative support to staff.

SCOPE
The Budget Officer reports to the Director of Operations and is the key staff person responsible for coordinating meetings with Senior Staff to develop, implement, monitor and report budgeted to actual variances to Directors and Coordinators. This individual will also assist finance with financial accounting, risk management and administrative functions of Oshki-Pimache-O-Win: The Wenjack Education Institute. This individual must be willing to learn new Financial Accounting Software.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Budget Preparation / Agreement Administration

  • Preparation of the annual budgets in consultation with the Director of Operations and Senior Staff. Prepare, on a monthly basis, the budgeted to actual variances, and forecast of expenditures to fiscal year end.
  • Provide advice to Senior Staff and Coordinators on purchase requisitions to ensure the funding guidelines as provided by the various Ministry’s and other funders are followed.
  • Ensure accurate and timely financial statements are prepared in accordance with contract agreements with funders.
  • Provide accurate and timely reporting on the financial activity of individual programs.
  • Provide training to new staff on the use of the self-service financial requisition system.
  • Monitor scheduled funding deposits and liaise with funding bodies as required
  • Develop/maintain/add GL codes for new or amended budgets, once they are approved by the Director of Operations.

Financial planning, accounting, and reporting

  • Assist with the development, implementation, and ensure compliance with internal financial and accounting policies and procedures as they relate to approved budgets.
  • Assist with compiling all supporting information for the annual audit and liaise with the external auditors as necessary
  • Document and maintain complete and accurate supporting information for all financial budgets.
  • Assist with development and maintenance of financial accounting systems for cash management, accounts payable, accounts receivable and, credit control as they relate to approved budgets
  • Assist with management of cash flow and corporate credit card activity
  • Monitor the acquisition of capital assets and ensure that assets are properly recorded, amortized, and disposed of, in accordance to approved budgets
  • Prepare monthly financial variance reports (statements) for the President and Program Directors.

Developed Competencies

The incumbent must demonstrate success in the following areas:

  • detailed attention to a high level of accuracy
  • excellent oral and written communication skills
  • ability to manage multiple tasks, organize priorities, and meet deadlines
  • ability to exercise good judgment in handling sensitive information
  • 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
  • ability to consider and advise on the consequences of various courses of action, including an understanding of the impacts on other activities

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 Coordinators on critical issues affecting the Institute’s Financial resources.
  • Responsible for the efficient and effective implementation of the Institute’s Finance policies and procedures in coordination with the Director of Operations
  • Attend meetings with the President, on or behalf of the Institute, if needed.

ACCOUNTABILITY:

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

QUALIFICATIONS

Education & Experience

  • Post-secondary education in Accounting, Business, or Finance; and
  • 3 to 4 years of related mid to senior-level financial management experience
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with ability to multi-task
  • Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office Excel, Word, Powerpoint and other software programs
  • Travel to communities in NAN territory
  • Fluency in either Oji-Cree or Cree would be an asset.

Required Knowledge & Skills

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

  • proven experience using generally accepted accounting principles including computerized accounting programs
  • accounts payable and accounts receivables, and fund accounting
  • preparation of financial statements and reports including audit preparation
  • processing payment for employee benefits, payroll systems and reporting, as a backup
  • possess advanced computer skills including the ability to operate and manage computerized financial, payroll and human resources information systems, spreadsheets, and word processing programs, as well as email at a highly proficient level
  • an understanding of relevant government legislation and governing regulations
  • an understanding of the northern cultural and political environment

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Must own a vehicle
  • Must be bondable
  • Ability to travel as required
  • Proof of two Covid-19 Vaccines and Booster

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
careers@oshki.ca

Closing Date: until position is filled.


Personal Support Worker Program/Home and Community Support Worker
Program Coordinator

We are looking for a highly energetic and dynamic individual for our Personal Support Worker Program/Home and Community Support
Worker Program Coordinator. If you are a 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.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Must possess:

  • Registered Practical Nursing Diploma (with a minimum of seven years related work experience) a strong background in Aboriginal Education would be an asset.
  • Current, valid registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario in good standing with the
    applicable governing body for said position
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills to provide excellent program leadership
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including conflict resolution and mediation training
  • Strong communication skills that include verbal, written, listening and public speaking
  • Strong computer skills including the ability to operate spreadsheets, word processing programs
    as well as a database at a high proficiency level
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships with First Nations leadership in Nishnawbe Aski Nation
    and affiliated organizations and partners
  • Ability to travel extensively to First Nation communities in remote and rural locations
  • Hold a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle
  • The preferred candidate would also have experience as a Program Coordinator, ideally in the
    related field
  • Must be able to produce proof of Covid-19 double vaccination and the Booster vaccination

POSITION SUMMARY:
Reporting to the Academic Director, the Program Coordinator will be responsible for the delivery of the
specific program in partnership with our college partners:

  1. Consult with the Academic Director on all aspects of program operations, including student
    services, program development and delivery.
  2. Participate in curriculum development, student assessment and evaluation.
  3. Arrange and coordinate student fieldwork placements.
  4. Consult and meet with the advisory committees to ensure the program objectives are
    responding to the learning requirements of the students.
  5. Actively contribute to and care about our student success.
  6. Prepare timely, complete reports and other documentation for the program to address the
    accountability requirements of various funders.
  7. Promote the Institute’s education and training programs in the Nishnawbe Aski Nation
    communities and to other learners to achieve the minimum student enrolment targets for
    effective implementation and delivery.
  8. Travel to where the students reside to provide student support for retention and success,
    instruction evaluation, consultation with local education authorities, among others.
  9. Work in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  10. Perform other duties as may be assigned from time to time to assist in successful program
    delivery and operation of the Institute for greater student successes.
  11. Individuals will also be required to provide proof of both COVID-19 vaccines and must follow
    all COVID-19 safety Protocols, if selected as a potential candidate.

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, 2nd Floor
Thunder Bay, ON P7E 1H3
Fax: (807) 622-1818
careers@oshki.ca

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.

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