LOCATION:   Union of Ontario Indians Head Office

Nipissing First Nation, North Bay, ON

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Executive Office Coordinator will participate in the management and coordination of a wide range of complex and confidential issues for the Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) and for monitoring issues of concern to the UOI and offering technical support, analysis, and recommendations to the Chief Executive Officer as required.

DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS:

  • Coordinating Executive Office activities and acting as a liaison with Anishinabek First Nations, Political Office, UOI Directors, and governmental agencies
  • Supporting and providing strategic advice to the Chief Executive Officer
  • Identifying and recommending new strategic priorities
  • Monitoring the implementation of existing strategic priorities
  • Interpreting and monitoring federal and provincial government policy and regulations
  • Developing analysis, options, and proposing recommendations for areas of responsibility
  • Preparing briefing notes, presentations, speaking notes, reports, and proposals
  • Conducting research, writing reports and making oral presentations
  • Participating in the development and monitoring of an issues management system
  • Monitoring the implementation of department work plans and their alignment with approved budgets
  • Reporting notable budget variances to the Chief Executive Officer
  • Monitoring policy implementation, identifying and reporting inconsistencies
  • Working collaboratively with the Political Office and Union of Ontario Indians staff to achieve objectives

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

  • Knowledge and experience in financial and human resource management, administrative policy development and implementation
  • Strategic planning, priority-setting, decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Comprehensive knowledge of federal and provincial government structures, policies and decision-making processes
  • Sound understanding of First Nation culture, social/economic conditions, political issues and aspirations
  • Knowledge of First Nation protocol, authority and reporting mechanisms
  • Knowledge of First Nation organizations, their mandates and structures
  • Proficiency in computer software programs including Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook

PERSONAL SUITABILITY:

  • Ability to work with a multi-disciplinary management team
  • Ability to plan, monitor programs and operations within the framework of the goals, strategic plans and budgets
  • Self-motivated, ability to work independently
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong knowledge/awareness of Anishinabek language and culture is required
  • Successful applicant will be required to travel throughout UOI membership communities

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • University degree in the area of Business Administration, Public Administration, Indigenous Studies, Political Science
  • Knowledge and understanding in program, human resource and financial management
  • Experience in conducting research and analysis
  • Experience working in a First Nations political environment
  • Valid driver’s licence, insurable

Remuneration:  Will be based on education and work experience

CLOSING DATE:  Friday April 28, 2017 @ 4:30 p.m.  (Applications received after the closing date and time will not be considered.)

Please submit your resume with a cover letter and three employment references to:

Glenda St. Amour

Director of Corporate Services

Union of Ontario Indians

P.O. Box 711, North Bay, ON  P1B 8J8

Tel:  (705) 497-9127 / 1-877-702-5200                    Fax:  (705) 497-9135

E-mail:  glenda.st-amour@anishinabek.ca

For inquires regarding this position please contact Gary Dokis, Chief Executive Officer at (705) 497-9127 / 1-877-702-5200, ext. 2307 or by email at gary.dokis@anishinabek.ca

Miigwetch to all who apply; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.