Careers

NAN Corporate Services combines competitive pay, comprehensive benefits and an employee-focused, progressive and flexible working environment. 

In addition to competitive pay, NAN Corporate Services provides the following:

An extensive benefit plan at no cost to the employee, including life insurance, accidental death & dismemberment, short-term/long-term disability, health, vision and dental, Out-of-Country Medical, Comprehensive Orthodontics (for minor dependents) and flexible massage, chiropractic and physiotherapy benefits. 

NAN Corporate Services employees participate in a Defined Contribution Pension plan and matches each employee’s base contributions at a rate of 120%.  

NAN Corporate Services is a fast-paced, dynamic, and professional organization that strives to provide employees with a flexible and supportive work environment to promote success. As we all strive for personal well-being, NAN Corporate Services provides a fast-paced vacation increase schedule and recognizes several additional paid holidays throughout the year. To foster physical well-being, the Thunder Bay office provides employees with access to an on-site gym accessible 7 days a week.  

Application preference will be given to Individuals who self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Metis or Inuit) with the required combination of education and experience.

NAN is committed to providing accommodations, on request throughout the interview and employment process, and if accommodation is required, we will work with the applicants to meet their needs.

Applications and inquiries for all positions may be directed to:

Taraisa Schultz, Human Resources Advisor
Nishnawbe Aski Nation
200 Syndicate Avenue South
Thunder Bay, ON P7E 1C9
Phone: (807) 625-4977
Fax: (807) 623-7730
Email: tschultz@nan.ca

Applicants and candidates are accountable for ensuring that information submitted throughout the recruitment and selection process is accurate and true to the best of their knowledge at the time of submission.

Nishnawbe Aski Nation is now accepting applicants for the following position(s):

Administrative Coordinator
Applications for this position will be accepted until June 1, 2022

The Administrative Coordinator will be responsible for performing a wide variety of administrative duties to support the Health Transformation Director and Lead Negotiator in effectively and efficiently managing all deliverables related to the NAN Health Transformation Process.

EPP Officer
Applications for this position will be accepted until filled

The Education Partnership Program (EPP) Officer undertakes assigned activities set out in the EPP Joint Implementation Plan which are primarily designed to improve the scope and quality of education programs and services available to NAN First Nation students attending First Nations and provincially funded schools. This position is critical to the successful completion of EPP education initiatives and for maintaining effective communication with all EPP partners.

Administrative Officer
Applications for this position will be accepted until June 01, 2022

The Health Administrative Officer will provide administrative support and assistance to the Health Transformation Program Manager, the Health Transformation Team and related staff to manage a variety of health programs and projects in the Health Transformation Department at NAN.

Health Policy Manager
Applications for this position will be accepted until June 01, 2022

Under the functional and political direction of the Deputy Grand Chief/Grand Chief with the Health Transformation portfolio and the immediate supervision of the Health Transformation Director, the Health Policy Manager is responsible for implementation of identified health priorities and initiatives as mandated by resolution to the NAN Executive Council by the NAN Chiefs in Assembly. The Health Policy Manager will provide supervision and coordination to the Health Transformation Policy Analysts.  The Health Policy Team will be responsible for coordinating and implementing policy analysis, research and technical support relating to all health initiatives. As a member of the Health Transformation Team, the Health Policy Manager must be prepared to work in a fast-paced team setting that requires effective and efficient communication.

Policy Analyst Health Transformations Department
Applications for this position will be accepted until June 01, 2022

The role of the Policy Analyst is to Work by the mandate indicated throughout the Charter of Relationship Principles Governing Health System Transformation in the NAN Territory. The Policy Analyst will review and analyze government initiatives and legislation, coordinate recommendations/options/process to advise the Health Transformation Lead and Negotiator, Health Transformation Advisory Council (HTAC), Chiefs Council on Health Transformation (CCHT) and the Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Chiefs on possible impacts and directions relating to the NAN Health Transformation process.

Policy Analyst Health Transformations Department- Maternity Leave
Applications for this position will be accepted until June 01, 2022

The role of the Policy Analyst is to Work by the mandate indicated throughout the Charter of Relationship Principles Governing Health System Transformation in the NAN Territory. The Policy Analyst will review and analyze government initiatives and legislation, coordinate recommendations/options/process to advise the Health Transformation Lead and Negotiator, Health Transformation Advisory Council (HTAC), Chiefs Council on Health Transformation (CCHT) and the Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Chiefs on possible impacts and directions relating to the NAN Health Transformation process.

Health Transformation Program Manager
Applications for this position will be accepted until June 01, 2022

The Health Transformation Program Manager manages the coordination of administrative activities for the Health Transformation Team. Duties include planning, organizing, and overseeing a variety of activities to ensure efficient operation of the organization. The Health Program Manager will provide supervision and coordination to the Health Transformation staff as assigned. The Health Transformation Program Manager is expected to have a good understanding and appreciation for protocol, discretion, and professionalism; can accept and assume responsibility and can interpret and make decisions in accordance with prescribed procedures and practices of the organization.

Early Learning and Child Care Senior Policy Analyst
Applications for this position will be accepted until June 01, 2022

The Early Years Department is looking for a qualified and motivated individual to work in close collaboration with the Early Years Director, and Early Years team to support and expand Nishnawbe Aski Nation’s policy work and programming related to Indigenous early childhood and child care and NAN Early Years Framework.

Continuity of Care Researcher -Short Term
Applications for this position will be accepted until June 10, 2022

The Continuity of Care Researcher is a short-term contract position open to current post-secondary students.  The Continuity of Care Researcher is accountable to the Executive Council Member responsible for the Education Portfolio as well as the Director of Education and will report directly to the Education Manager.

The Continuity of Care initiative will see the development of a resource document that will enable front-line workers to view the second-level services that are available in each of three catchment areas (Thunder Bay, Sioux Lookout/Dryden, and Timmins).  This resource will particularly highlight those organizations that are able to service communities on-reserve.

Family Well-Being Project Officer
Applications for this position will be accepted until May 26, 2022

The Family Well-Being Project Officer will assist with the implementation of the Family Well-Being Program at NAN Corporate Services. The Project Officer will provide guidance, coordination, assistance with evaluation and data collection, development and distribution of resources, training, and other support for community capacity development. This position will assist community leadership and Community-based FWB workers to carry out the program according to the individual community’s needs.

Emergency Management Officer
Applications for this position will be accepted until May 25, 2022

The Emergency Management Officer will provide assistance to the Emergency Management Coordinator in the development of culturally safe and sustainable disaster response/recovery resources. This position works in a matrix environment, which requires strong and effective working relationships with colleagues, superiors, communities, and health service partners and organizations.

Infrastructure Project Assistant 1-year position
Applications for this position will be accepted until June 06, 2022

The Project Assistant Intern will assist in the continued development and administration of NAN Infrastructure Projects.  The Project Assistant is to provide day-to-day administrative support and assistance for projects related to housing, water and wastewater treatment, broadband improvements, transportation, power delivery and emergency management.  Other duties to include project specific logistical planning and implementation for events, meetings and other special events as required.

Student Safety Coordinator
Applications for this position will be accepted until May 22, 2022

The Student Safety Coordinator is responsible for the liaison, advocacy and coordination of student safety initiatives on behalf of Nishnawbe Aski Nation.  Additionally, the Student Safety Coordinator provides technical assistance and support to the Director of Education in the development and implementation of student safety initiatives that support the aspirations and goals of Nishnawbe Aski Nation including Students, Families, First Nations, Schools, Tribal Councils and Education Organizations.

Men’s Healing Initiative Coordinator
Applications for this position will be accepted until it is filled

The Men’s Healing Initiative Coordinator will plan, organize, and develop educational workshops for male sexual abuse survivors. The coordinator will work collaboratively with Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) First Nation communities in the delivery and evaluation of the program. This position will require expertise in counselling, assessment writing and case management. The worker will provide support, advocacy and referral information to the men who are involved in the program.

Crisis Response Coordinator – Short Term
Applications for this position will be accepted until May 16, 2022

This worker will respond when crises occur within community to provide case management and applicable supports at the community level.  The worker will be responsible to provide overall coordination of services necessary for and within the community and ensure continuity of mental health services for all affected individuals.

Executive Assistant to the Deputy Grand Chief
Applications for this position will be accepted until filled

NAN requires highly-skilled and self-motivated administrative professionals who work closely with the Executive Council in a dynamic but demanding and fast-paced political office environment.
Under the supervision of the Chief Administrative Officer, the Executive Assistant provides day-to-day support and assistance for the Deputy Grand Chief and others as required in day-to-day operations by providing administrative support that includes managing correspondence and workflow; coordinating appointments, travel and meeting arrangements and by assisting and referring callers.

Language and Culture Analyst
Applications for this position will be accepted until filled

Please note:  Fluency in at least one of the languages (Ojibwe, Oji-Cree or Cree) is required.

The role of the Language and Culture Analyst is to promote the NAN Language Strategy through ongoing language and culture initiatives that support language and cultural learning within the NAN territory.   The Language and Culture Analyst is also responsible for the ongoing development and implementation of work plans associated with the Bilateral Process on Lifelong Learning and the implementation of The Journey Together: Ontario’s Commitment to Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples.

Inquest Project Officer
This position will be posted until filled

The Inquest Project Officer will work in cooperation and collaboration with the Inquest Parties, NAN departments, NAN First Nations and Tribal Councils, affiliated First Nation organizations, government and community partners, and stakeholders. This position is well suited to a candidate who has effective interpersonal skills and works effectively as part of a team and independently.