Location:  Union of Ontario Indians Head Office

Nipissing First Nation, North Bay, ON

Summary of Position:

Reporting to the Special Projects Coordinator (SPC) in Administration, and Executive Liaison of the Political Office, the Nation Building/Political Office Assistant will work on a variety of tasks to support the Nation Building and political programs of the Union of Ontario Indians.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Nation Building/Political Office Assistant will provide the following:

  • review Terms of Reference (TOR), complete analysis of youth and Kwe-Wuk Councils, provide recommendations to update documents and align them with Getsidjig Advisory Council’s TOR
  • participate in conference calls and meetings with Council members to advance Nation Building activities
  • research funding opportunities for a youth conference, and funding for activities of the other two Councils
  • assist in planning a youth conference to support Youth cultural awareness and well-being
  • research and identify issues youth are facing today and develop strategies to enhance youth council engagement
  • complete administrative duties such as making travel arrangements, responding to emails, filing, preparing minutes, photocopying, answering phones, arranging meetings, draft letters, proposals, reports and edit documents; preparing purchase orders, cheque requisitions, completing timesheets and organizing political office and assisting other UOI departments if required
  • Write articles, posting items to Facebook pages

Qualifications and eligibility:

  • College or University Student studying Public Administration, Business, Policy and/or other applicable diploma/degree program
  • Strong research, analysis, writing, organizational and administrative
  • interest in working with Women, Youth and Elders and political Leadership
  • Strong computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, Power Point and Outlook.
  • Knowledge of and a keen interest in the Anishinabek Nation
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently
  • 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.