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ANISHINABEK NATION

“To give a voice to the vision of the Anishinabek Nation and to preserve

 Anishinaabe Bimaadziwin while advancing our goal of Nationhood.”

Employment Opportunity

Children’s Commissioner Liaison

LOCATION: Anishinabek Nation Head Office, Nipissing First Nation OR Munsee-Delaware Nation Satellite Office OR Curve Lake First Nation Satellite Office OR Fort William First Nation Satellite Office OR Thunder Bay Satellite Office OR Garden River First Nation Satellite Office OR Sudbury Satellite Office

One Year Contract (Parental Leave)

 (after successfully completing 3 months of employment)

Salary Range: $60,032 to $68,036

Reporting to the Social Development Director, the Children’s Commissioner Liaison is responsible for supporting the Anishinabek Nation Children’s Commissioner in their role. The Liaison will liaise with Anishinabek First Nation Representatives, federal and provincial governments responsible for child, youth and family services, child well-being agencies, prevention programs for children, youth and family well-being, and other stakeholders.  They will also prepare financial documents, provide written reports to key stakeholders, and develop a network within First Nation communities.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Social Services, Psychology, Sociology, or related field and three (3) years of relevant experience;
Familiarity with the implementation related to the Anishinabek Nation Child Well-Being law;
A Vulnerable Sector Check completed within the last 12 months (if applicable);
Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and relevant computer systems, programs and software) and able to learn new technologies and tools; and
Valid Ontario driver’s license and be insurable.

REQUIRED SKILLS:

Excellent interpersonal, leadership and problem-solving skills;
Public Relations and Advocacy Skills;
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail;
Proven experience in administrative roles, with a focus on handling financial transactions and documentation;
Exhibit professional attitudes and behavior; and
Ability to understand and speak Anishinaabemowin or willingness to learn.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Maintain a systematic filing system for all administrative documents, including travel records, invoices, and cheque requisitions;
Liaise with the Children’s Commissioner and relevant internal departments to gather necessary information for administrative tasks;
Provide written reports to the Anishinabek Nation child well-being working group, and Anishinabek Nation leadership and community stakeholders on activities of the Children’s Commissioner;
Prepare cheque requisitions for payments related to the Children’s Commissioner’s services. Verify all supporting documentation, including invoices and approvals, before submitting requisitions for processing;
Develop and maintain a strong network of contacts within First Nation communities and relevant organizations to foster cooperation and resource sharing;
Receive and prioritize stakeholder requests via e-mail, letter, phone calls, etc.;
Prepare and gather presentation materials for workshops, information sessions and engagement sessions;
Participate in meetings;
Stay informed about relevant government policies, regulations, and initiatives that may impact the organization or communities; and
Other duties as assigned.

APPLICATIONS MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

Cover Letter;
Resume;
Three employment references;
Identify whether the applicant has been previously employed by the Anishinabek Nation (formerly Union of Ontario Indians). Note that the organization will conduct a reference check with the previous employee’s immediate supervisor;
Identify whether the applicant is a member of one of the 39 Anishinabek First Nations; and
The Anishinabek Nation welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the hiring process.

Applications must be received no later than 4:30pm on Friday, January 12, 2024.

Applications are to be submitted to:

Human Resources Department

Fax: (705) 497-9135 | Email: human.resources@anishinabek.ca

For inquiries regarding this position, please contact:

Stan Cloud, Director Social Development

Email:  stan.cloud@anishinabek.ca

Miigwech to all applicants for their interest, however, only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted.

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