The Anishinabek Nation Social Development Department is seeking an organized individual to support Anishinabek communities with their Youth Programs. The individual must have a passion for building capacity for Anishinabek youth and demonstrate experience in community development. The candidate must be familiar with the Anishinabek Nation and its strategic direction and priorities. The Youth Coordinator will report to the Social Services Director.
LOCATION: Anishinabek Nation (Union of Ontario Indians) Head Office
Nipissing First Nation, North Bay, ON
- Liaise with Anishinabek Nation communities on Youth Initiatives and provide administrative support to First Nation Youth Program staff;
- Establish and maintain a Youth Steering Committee made up of representatives from each of the four regions to guide the implementation of the Youth programs;
- Work collaboratively with Anishinabek Nation Youth Council;
- Gather and develop resources to support Anishinabek Nation Youth programs;
- Demonstrate cultural knowledge through teaching and sharing of practices with Anishinabek Nation Youth Program staff;
- Share best practises with Anishinabek Nation First Nation Youth Program staff;
- Develop workplans with input from Youth Steering Committee;
- Monthly review of Youth Program budgets and adjustments as required and preparation of reports and evaluations to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the Ministry of Children and Youth Services for the Youth Life Promotion funding;
- Respond to general program inquiries and ensure appropriate and timely follow up;
- Prepare agendas, workshop/meeting kits, arrange and coordinate meeting facilities as required;
- Maintain electronic and central filing system of work plans, reports, budgets, proposals, resources and information related to the areas of responsibility;
- Maintain current knowledge of current social services policies and programs as it relates to the Anishinabek Nation and attend training opportunities related to current programming;
- Provide support and information to First Nations through written correspondence and reports as approved by Social Services Director;
- Coordination and liaison with political organizations and various government departments on all social services issues as required;
- Plan, coordinate and facilitate youth gatherings and other duties as assigned by the Social Services Director.
- Post-Secondary college diploma or university degree in the Social Sciences, Child & Youth Services field or other related disciplines with a minimum of two years of experience in the social services field;
- Experience in rolling up written and financial reports in accordance with various funding reporting requirements for provincial and federal ministries will be considered an asset;
- Experience in working with First Nation youth;
- Knowledge and understanding of Anishinabek culture and practices and Anishinabek Nation Communities;
- Strong computer background in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint;
- Ability to handle multiple tasks and demands and prioritize competing demands to ensure efficient coordination;
- Ability to work as part of a team to ensure common priorities are met and Anishinabek First Nation social priorities are the priority of the Social Development Team;
- Ability to work independently;
- Strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills;
- Experience with planning, coordination and roll out of large scale gatherings;
- Must be willing to travel within the Anishinabek Territory and hold a valid Ontario driver’s license and be insurable under UOI policies.
SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and work experience
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Friday, December 15, 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 employment references to:
Glenda St. Amour
Director of Corporate Services
Anishinabek Nation (Union of Ontario Indians)
P.O. Box 711, North Bay, ON P1B 8J8
Phone: 1-877-702-5200 / (705) 497-9127 Fax: (705) 497-9135
Individuals of First Nation ancestry are encouraged to apply.
Preference will be given to Anishinabek Nation (UOI) member First Nation applicants and Youth under the age of 30.
Miigwetch to all applicants, however only those selected for interviews will be notified.