Careers

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

Jordan’s Principle Coordinator
The deadline for this position is November 30, 2021

The Jordan’s Principle Coordinator is responsible for providing support and advocacy to NAN First Nation communities and First Nation partners in the implementation of Jordan’s Principle. Responsibilities include strategic planning, coordination, research, and development of a collaborative process to ensure effective and efficient services to First Nations children, youth, and families. The Jordan’s Principle Coordinator will develop and maintain effective, collaborative working relationships with NAN First Nation communities, and partners in developing long term strategies leading to the full implementation of Jordans’ Principle.

Multimedia Designer
The deadline for this position is November 29, 2021

The Multimedia Designer is to efficiently provide support in the execution of design and marketing collateral pieces and ensure consistency of messages throughout materials. Maintaining Nishnawbe Aski Nation’s (NAN) high standard for showcasing the culture, professional competence, strong attention to detail, work professionally with the NAN team.

Early Years Program Officer
This position will be posted until filled

The Early Years Program Officer will assist NAN First Nation communities in developing community-led approaches to Indigenous Healthy Babies/Healthy Children (IHBHC) and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) programs. The Program Officer must have a background in early childhood development, and a keen awareness of and passion in the early year’s field. The Program Officer will work with the Child Development Team to assist in developing and implementing strategies based on strength-based models with a focus on leveraging and enhancing opportunities and assets in NAN communities.

Part-Time Document Imaging Assistant (Short term Contract)
The deadline for this position is November 22, 2021

The Document Imaging Assistant’s role is to perform production activities for supporting in-house document retention policies and procedures. This includes preparing documents for scanning, operating scanning equipment, and assuring the quality control of corporate images and files.

Senior Policy Analyst –Child Development
The deadline for this position is November 12, 2021

This position offers a challenging opportunity to provide leadership and expertise in the planning, development and implementation of policies and programs that meet the strategic direction of the Child Development department.  Children’s health, social and education policy and program issues are diverse; have fiscal implications, and impact individuals, and families, in NAN territory.  The Senior Policy Analyst will support the Child Development Team in addressing systemic barriers to better outcomes for children and families that is based on reconciliation and is rooted in jurisdiction and control.

Health Transformation Policy Analyst – Immediate Needs
This position will be posted until filled

The role of the Policy Analyst is to review and analyze government initiatives and legislation, coordinate recommendations/options/process to advise the Community Participation Manager, Director of Health Transformation, 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 and the Immediate Needs process.

The Policy Analyst will provide technical support to the Community Participation Manager and Director of Health Transformation on the immediate needs process, including assisting in drafting the briefing notes, drafting, reviewing, and vetting of government correspondence and assisting in the development of negotiations strategies for the NAN Health Transformation Process.

Health Transformation Coordinator – Immediate Needs
This position will be posted until filled

The role of the Health Transformation Coordinator is to provide technical support to the Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Health Transformation Immediate Needs Process. The Health Transformation Coordinator will track and coordinate immediate needs requests from community participation sessions, historical reports and documents and NAN Health Transformation Report recommendations. The Health Transformation Coordinator will review, analyze, document and work within the NAN Health Transformation Team to coordinate recommendations, background information, next steps and current work on the immediate need to seek action on improving the health outcomes within the NAN territory. This information will be a critical component of the NAN Health Transformation process negotiations. The Health Transformation Coordinator will also convene regular meetings for the Immediate Needs Working Groups as requested by the Health Transformation Director.

Senior Portfolio Advisor
This position will be posted until filled

The Senior Portfolio Advisor works under the Grand Chief/Deputy Grand Chief to ensure that strategic policy analysis and strategic planning are completed related to all portfolio items under each Executive member. The Senior Portfolio Advisor will support the NAN Executive by providing analysis of provincial and federal legislation pertaining to the NAN territory and will liaise with other political territorial organizations to facilitate a cooperative approach to achieving the political goals of the organization. Additionally, the Analyst will provide strategic scheduling, briefings, updates and position papers to the NAN Executive on selected areas of interest.

Reclamation of Indigenous Laws Coordinator
This position will be posted until filled

The Reclamation of Indigenous Laws Coordinator is responsible for assisting the Reclamation of Indigenous Laws Lead with overall management and completing day to day tasks related to the development of the Reclamation of Indigenous Laws pillar. Responsibilities include: planning, coordination, development, research, and assisting with the implementation of the Reclamation of Indigenous Laws workplan under the Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Health Transformation process. The Reclamation of Indigenous Laws Coordinator will develop and maintain effective working relationships and collaborative arrangements with NAN First Nation communities and partners in the development and implementation of the Reclamation of Indigenous Laws pillar.   

Inquest Project Officer
Education Department
This position will be posted until filled

Following the recommendations delivered by the Jury for the Seven Youth Inquest, the Inquest Project Officer is responsible for the implementation of project activities or initiatives resulting from the Inquest implementation process, and the Inquest recommendations directed to NAN. This position is crucial to the successful completion and implementation of Inquest recommendations and initiatives.
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.

Director of Justice
This position will be posted until filled.

The Director of Justice will work under the direction of the Executive Council member responsible for the Justice and Policing portfolio. The Director will effectively operate and manage all aspects of the Justice department including the oversight of employees. The Director is responsible for the overall planning, coordination, development and implementation of the organization’s mandates, and strategic goals and objectives related to justice.


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 may be directed to:

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