Careers

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

Community Communications Advisor
Deadline for this position is October 22, 2021

As a political treaty organization, Nishnsawbe Aski Nation (NAN) requires a highly skilled and self-motivated professional who works closely with Education Managers and Staff in a dynamic but demanding and fast-paced political office environment.  Reporting to the Education Director, the Community Communications Advisor shall be responsible for developing on-going news updates and information material with respect to Education. The Community Communications Advisor will provide support to the Education Department, and NAN Executive as required. The Community Communications Advisor will manage the education website, develop news updates, communication packages and material, and will assist with the coordination of NAN-wide workshops and community engagement activities.  The Community Communications Advisor will support Education Managers and work closely with the Education Jurisdiction Negotiation Team.

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.   

Family Well-Being Project Officer
The deadline for applications is October 13, 2021

The 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 worker to carry out the program according to the individual community’s needs. 

Inquest Project Officer
Education Department
The deadline for applications is October 26, 2021

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
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.

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.


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