Careers

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

Early Years Program Officer
Child Development Department
The Deadline for applications is October 8, 2021

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.

Office Coordinator
Child Development Department
The deadline for applications for this position is October 1, 2021

The Child Development department requires a skilled Office Coordinator to undertake a variety of day-to-day office and clerical tasks. You will be an integral part of the team, ensuring that our department operations run smoothly and are successful in meeting identified priorities, goals, and objectives. As the Office Coordinator you will be an organized and competent professional with phenomenal communication skills. You will be comfortable dealing with people and able to carry out administrative duties with accuracy and speed.

The position demands a high degree of skill in organization, multi-tasking and priority setting.

The goal is to ensure that office operations are efficient and add maximum value to the organization.

Director of Justice
The deadline for applications for this position is October 8, 2021.

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.

Chief Administrative Officer
This position will be posted until filled.

Under the direction of the Executive Council, the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) will have the overall responsibility for the organization, direction and operation of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation administration office.  In addition, the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) will ensure the consistent implementation of the Executive Council approved policies and procedures.  The CAO is responsible for a variety of duties in all areas of the office.

Finance Officer
The deadline for applications for this position is October 4, 2021.

Under the supervision of the Finance Director, the Finance Officer is required to perform internal control functions, account reconciliation, general ledger administration and agreement administration duties within the Finance Department to facilitate its smooth day-to-day operation.

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.   

Senior Policy Analyst
This position will be posted until filled.

The Senior Policy Analyst works under the Grand Chief to ensure that strategic policy analysis and strategic planning are completed related to all portfolio items under each Executive member. The Senior Policy Analyst 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.

Executive Assistant to the Grand Chief
This position will be posted 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 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.


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