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

Accessibility Advisor – 15 week contract

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 Accessibility Advisor. The Accessibility Advisor will develop a strategic plan to determine current gaps in accommodations, best services, programs, and technology available to support learners with disabilities, while studying on campus and virtually. As well, determining best programs for increasing accessibility and accommodation using Brightspace learning management system and development of an accessibility policy will be completed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education & Experience

  • A post-secondary degree or education and training in a field or discipline related to equal rights, social justice, equity, diversity and inclusion
  • Knowledge of and implementation experience with AODA legislation in a higher education setting
  • Direct experience working with and understanding the need of Indigenous community
  • Direct experience working and understanding accessibility needs in an educational environment • Experience developing and delivering accessibility programs and initiatives.
  • Direct experience working in online learning management systems, preferably D2L Brightspace, and video conferencing systems such as Zoom

POSITION SUMMARY:

  • Research current gaps in student services accommodation, identify recommendations, and develop a strategic plan fully compliant with all relevant legislation for Oshki-Wenjack to increase access to supports and services for learners with disabilities both for on campus(es) and in the community.
  • Provide detailed and specific actionable recommendations and solutions for the different range of supports for learners with disabilities to meet various types of accessibility needs. Types of supports will include the following, and any others deemed necessary:
    • diagnostic services,
    • tutors, notetakers and proofreaders,
    • Sign language interpreters,
    • assistive technologies,
    • online learning supports,
    • transition programs.
  • Develop an accessibility policy for Oshki-Wenjack.
  • Design all policies, plans, recommendations and solutions to ensure that learners with disabilities have access to accommodations and supports that are culturally responsive and reflect Indigenous ways of knowing and holistic approaches of well-being and education.

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

DIRECTOR, 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: kmaletta@oshki.ca

Closing Date: 4 pm on May 7, 2021

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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Project Development Lead (term 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 fulltime term position of Project Development Lead for a new Indigenous Midwifery Program for Indigenous Learners.  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.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Must possess:

  • A minimum of a master’s degree in education, teaching methodology or related area of specialization.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in health education or in a related field.
  • Direct experience working in healthcare and understanding of Indigenous community needs.
  • Direct experience working in online learning management systems, preferably D2L Brightspace, and video conferencing systems such as Zoom.
  • Ability to organize and synthesize multiple ideas and complex information into well-composed reports within time limits.
  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships.
  • Experience and demonstrated skills in coordinating/facilitating meetings with multiple stakeholders and comfortable with using technology.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with community and regional resources and services throughout the NAN Territory.
  • Work experience with Indigenous people and communities and a demonstrated understanding regarding related issues and challenges.
  • Fluency in NAN dialect (Cree, Ojibway, or Oji-Cree) an asset.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the supervision of the Vice President, the Project Development Lead will be involved in researching, and development of new programs, as well as developing curriculum for those programs that support Oshki-Wenjack’s mission and mandate.  This position will focus on the Indigenous Midwifery Program for Indigenous Learners program which will provide the academic knowledge, skills and competencies required to provide culturally-safe and proficient delivery of course activities that prepare learners for practicing midwifery in their home communities once they have completed the full course curriculum.

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

Vice 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: April 12, 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.

View Project Development Lead March 2021 Full Posting


College Access Program Coordinator (Full-Time Contract 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 fulltime position of College Access Program Coordinator 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:

  • Master’s Degree in Education
  • Experience as a Secondary Education Teacher, Academic Upgrading, GED Preparation Instruction and/or Literacy Upgrading
  • 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

POSITION SUMMARY:

Reporting to the Academic Director, the College Access Program Coordinator shall coordinate the College Access programs offered at Oshki-Wenjack. In partnership with our college and university partners, the Coordinator will also have primary responsibility for the delivery of other post secondary programs as assigned from time to time. The Program Coordinator consults with the Academic Director on all aspects of program operations, including student services, program development and delivery.

If you are interested in this exciting employment opportunity please submit your letter of interest, a resume, with three references, 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: April 12, 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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Indigenous Language Specialist (Full-Time Contract 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 fulltime position of Indigenous Language Specialist 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:

  • The ideal candidate must be fluent in reading, writing and speaking at least 2 of Nishnawbe Aski Nations languages of Ojibway, Oji-Cree or Cree.
  • The ideal candidate will be a member of one of the 49 Nishnawbe Aski Nation communities.
  • 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 a bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience, in an Indigenous language or a related discipline
  • Strong candidates with relevant life, cultural or community experience will also be considered.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Experience in working as Coordinator in education field would be considered an asset

POSITION SUMMARY:

Reporting to the Vice President, the Indigenous Language Specialist will support the development of Anishinabe, Oji-Cree and/or Mushkegowuk curriculum and delivery model for language revitalization, including applicable training, within the Nishnawbe Aski Nation communities. In addition, the Indigenous Language Specialist must liaise with various groups within the communities and travel to Nishnawbe Aski Nation communities to promote the development and ongoing success of the Indigenous Language Project. The incumbent will provide supports to instructors as well as create resource material 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. 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, 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: April 12, 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.

View Indigenous Language Specialist March 2021


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: April 20, 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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Indigenous Pedagogy Specialist (Full-Time Contract 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 fulltime position of Indigenous Pedagogy Specialist 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:

  • The ideal candidate will be a member of one of the 49 Nishnawbe Aski Nation communities.
  • The ideal candidate will have a Masters or PhD degree in instructional design, instructional technology, Indigenous Studies, or a related field.
  • Strong candidates with relevant life, cultural or community experience will also be considered.
  • The candidate should have teaching experience, along with a demonstrated ability to coach others in improving teaching and learning in Indigenous pedagogy.
  • 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, as well as 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

POSITION SUMMARY:

Reporting to the Vice President, the Indigenous Pedagogy Specialist will support the development of Anishinabe, Oji-Cree and/or Mushkegowuk curriculum, land-based learning, community engagement processes and research into the traditional teaching and learning processes of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation communities. The incumbent will provide supports to instructors as well as create resource material 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. 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, 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: April 12, 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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Project Coordinator – Oshki-Pimache-O-Win Pathways for Indigenous Woman Program

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 contract position Project Coordinator – Pimache-O-Win Pathways for Indigenous Women Program 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:

  • Experience and demonstrated skills in coordinating/facilitating meetings/events with multiple stakeholders and comfortable with using technology.
  • Experience with online learning management systems, preferably D2L Brightspace, and video conferencing systems such as Zoom
  • Ability to organize and synthesize multiple ideas and complex information into well-composed reports within time limits.
  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with community and regional resources and services throughout the NAN Territory.
  • Work experience with Indigenous people and communities and a demonstrated understanding regarding related issues and challenges.
  • Class G Driver’s License and clean driving record abstract (uncertified).
  • Fluency in NAN dialect (Cree, Ojibway, or Oji-Cree) an asset.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the supervision of the Vice President, the Project Coordinator – Pimache-O-Win Pathways for Indigenous Women Program will be involved in setting up a culturally-supported Beginning Pathway for Indigenous Women across Nishnawbe Aski Nation that includes a comprehensive community-based communication campaign to promote Indigenous women’s participation in PSE.   By meeting women where they are, in-community, and bringing select training workshops to community to engage them, Oshki-Wenjack will demonstrate how lifelong learning fits into Indigenous women’s lives and convert them into PSE students in our College Access Certificate Program.  Once they are college students at Oshki-Wenjack the women will be fully supported with a suite of ongoing professional development and cultural supports through to graduation, including additional pathways to other college preparatory or diploma programs, or to entrepreneurship. Outcomes include increased enrollment in, and graduation from, our College Access Certificate Program, heightened awareness of PSE opportunities available to Indigenous women in rural and remote First Nation NAN communities, promising practices related to recruitment and engagement of indigenous women, and a toolkit of strategies and processes to share with partners and stakeholders

If you are interested in this exciting employment opportunity please submit your letter of interest, a resume, with three references, 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: April 12, 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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Part-Time Instructors – Aboriginal Classroom Assistant Diploma Program

The Schulich School of Education at Nipissing University and Oshki-Pimache-O-Win: The Wenjack Education Institute are seeking applicants for qualified instructors for the Indigenous Classroom Assistant Diploma Program, being offered ONLINE from May – August, 2021.
The program requires instructors for the following courses:

  • EDUC 2033 Healthy Active Living Strategies for Indigenous Students
  • EDUC 2034 Indigenous Children’s Health and Wellbeing
  • EDUC 2023 Literacy Strategies II
  • EDUC 2124 Numeracy Strategies II

Course descriptions are available from the Nipissing University Academic Calendar and the program handbook.

Applicants should possess a post-secondary diploma or degree in fields related to the course(s) content and relevant experience working with Indigenous students, communities and/or organizations.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON COURSES, please contact:

Chris Hachkowski, Principal, Indigenous Programs, Schulich School of Education
Email: chrisha@nipissingu.ca, phone: 705.474.3450 ext. 4368

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON PROGRAM DELIVERY at Oshki-Pimache-O-Win: The Wenjack Education Institute, please contact:
Sandy Stewart, Indigenous Child Education Programs Coordinator, Oshki-Pimache-O-Win: The Wenjack Education Institute
Email: sandra.stewart@oshki.ca, phone: 807.626.1872

TO APPLY, EMAIL APPLICATIONS (RESUME AND COVER LETTER) TO:
Dr. John Nadeau, Dean, Schulich School of Education (Interim), Nipissing University
Email: epsfacpos@nipissingu.ca

Nipissing University is committed to employment equity and strongly encourages applications, which may include self-identification in a covering letter, from Indigenous persons, women, persons with disabilities, persons who identify as LGBTQ2+, and visible minorities.

Nipissing University is an inclusive employer and will provide accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code


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