LOCATION:  Union of Ontario Indians Head Office

Nipissing First Nation, North Bay, ON


Under the supervision of the Health Secretariat Director, the Health Secretariat Office Assistant will be responsible to provide administrative and support services to the Health Secretariat.  In addition, the Health Secretariat Office Assistant will develop and maintain a good working relationship with other Health Secretariat personnel.


  • Perform a variety of clerical duties including recording, archiving, channeling correspondence received, maintaining filing system, handling incoming and outgoing phone calls;
  • Assist in travel arrangements as requested;
  • Preparation of background reports and technical summaries relating to health issues;
  • Review and editing of materials to provide options, strategies and recommendations
  • Act as liaison between the member First Nation communities and the Health Secretariat;
  • Work within the Health Secretariat and respond to a variety of issues relating to health;
  • To assist in organizing various meetings and conferences as requested; and
  • Work with the Health Secretariat Director and respond to First Nation community requests.


  • Enrolled in a post-secondary institution, preferably in a Business or Office Administration and/or program related to health.
  • Enrolled to return to school on a full-time basis for the 2017/2018 academic year.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently with minimal supervision in a fast-paced environment.
  • Possess organizational, communication skills and the ability to multi-task.
  • Knowledge of Aboriginal and Treaty rights, issues and related issues.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Anishinabek culture and the Union of Ontario Indians.
  • Ojibwe language an asset.
  • Computer literate.
  • Must be available to travel and possess a valid Ontario driver’s license and be insurable.
  • First Nations and Inuit secondary and post-secondary students aged 15 to 30 who are ordinarily residents’ on-reserve or in recognized communities.
  • Participants must have been registered as full-time students during the preceding academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year.

DURATION:  June 12, 2017 to September 1, 2017

WAGE:  $13.00 per hour – 37.5 hours per week

Closing Date:  Friday, June 2, 2017 @ 4:30 p.m.  (Applications received after this date and time will not be considered.)

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

Rhonda Couchie

Special Projects Coordinator

Union of Ontario Indians

P.O. Box 711, North Bay, ON  P1B 8J8

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

Email: rhonda.couchie@anishinabek.ca

Individuals of First Nation ancestry are encouraged to apply.  Preference will be given to UOI member First Nation applicants.

 Miigwetch to all applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.