The Chiefs of Ontario is a political forum and secretariat for collective decision-making, action, and advocacy for the 133 First Nations communities located in Ontario. Guided by the Chiefs in Assembly, we uphold self-determination efforts of the Anishinaabek, Mushkegowuk, Onkwehon:we, and Lenape Peoples in protecting and exercising their Inherent and Treaty rights. Keeping in mind the wisdom of our Elders, and the future for our youth, we continue to create the path forward in building our Nations as strong, healthy Peoples respectful of ourselves, each other, and all of creation.
Overview of Responsibilities:
The Executive Director is responsible for the overall direction, management and effective administration of the Chiefs of Ontario Secretariat, including supervising staff and over-seeing the coordination of activities for the Chiefs of Ontario office. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Ontario Regional Chief, and the Political Confederacy the Executive Director will implement the mandates of the Chiefs in Assembly within approved budgetary guidelines, policies and procedures and Vision and Mission of the organization. The Executive Director will be highly motivated and provide leadership in developing and organizing new policies, and direction in conjunction with the Political Confederacy and the Regional Chief.
Responsible for the management of all the operations of the Chiefs of Ontario office, including carrying out the resolutions and directives of the Chiefs of Ontario, the Political Confederacy and the Regional Chief.
Must make recommendations and initiatives within approved policies on all matters related to planning, organizing, motivating, co-ordination of programs areas and deliverables with the Chiefs of Ontario office.
To be responsible for the co-ordination of financial information for the Board of Directors related to the Chiefs of Ontario office, including annual submissions, allocation of expenses, reporting conditions to funding sources and the preparation of the annual audit for the All Ontario Chiefs Conference. Will also be one of the official signatories of the Chiefs of Ontario office.
To over-see the day-to-day operations including the management of Human Resources, the management of all correspondence to the Chiefs of Ontario office, delegating authority and concluding any internal negotiations or agreements as approved by the Political Confederacy and the Regional Chief.
To co-ordinate the preparation of agendas and notices, acts as facilitator and reports for meetings of the Chiefs of Ontario, including the annual All Ontario Chiefs Conference.
To represent the Chiefs of Ontario at public functions and other meetings and ensuring that relevant information from these functions is disseminated to First Nations in Ontario.
To develop good working relationships with First Nations and their official representatives, groups affiliated with First Nations, other First Nations organizations and with government officials.
Other duties as so requested by the Board of Directors, Political Confederacy, and the Regional Chief.
Master’s degree in Human Services or Business Administration and/or have a minimum of five years of senior management experience particularly in a First Nation organization.
Must have excellent written and communication skills.
Must have an understanding and knowledge of First Nation, Federal and Provincial political structures, processes and issues relating to First Nations.
Proven experience in managing human resources in a high volume and complex environment, provide strategic planning, strong financial management and administrative skills,
Demonstrates fair judgement, analytical and decision making skills.
Must be aware of First Nation specific programs, funding mechanisms and have attained the working knowledge to conduct business within these areas
Members of First Nations including those who are fluent in a First Nation language are an asset.
Must possess a valid Ontario Driver’s Licence and be willing to travel.
Must provide a clear Criminal Records Check.
Please submit a job related resume along with three work related references and proof of Academic qualifications by Friday June 7th, 2013 – 4:00 pm to:
Board of Directors
Chiefs of Ontario
111 Peter St., Suite 804, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2H1
FAX (416) 597-8365
Preference is given to applicants of First Nation ancestry.
LATE SUBMISSIONS AFTER THE DEADLINE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
A full job description is available by contacting Dianne Simon at (416) 597-1266″
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Senior Development Officer, Campaigns
Reports To: Vice President of Development
Division: Development Office
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Date: April, 2013
To play a leadership role in the creation and expansion of major gift and sponsorship programs. To secure private sector revenue sources to support Indspire’s Building Brighter Futures: Buraries and Scholarship Awards and other programs by researching, identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding individuals, corporations and foundation donors and prospects. To organize and coordinate stewardship activities as appropriate to support major gift and sponsorships programs. To provide direction, planning and support to fundraising campaigns related to Indspire’s programs.
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Summer Student Position
Aboriginal Youth Outreach Worker
Are you a student studying Social Services in College or University? Have you had experience working or volunteering with the Homeless population? Do you work well as a part of a team and individually? If so, this opportunity is for you!
The Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health is an award-winning Health Access Centre that provides holistic primary health care to First Nation, Inuit and Métis people living in Ottawa – one of the fastest growing and diverse urban Aboriginal communities in Canada. Wabano is a fast-paced, client-oriented organization that models the Aboriginal values of balance, respect and community interdependence.
As a student studying to be a front-line worker, combined with experience working or volunteering with homeless or high-risk youth, we encourage you to consider this exceptional opportunity.
Position: Cultural Program Coordinator
Supervisor: Reports to the Executive Director
Summary: The creation of cultural programming to meet the needs and requests of the Aboriginal
community of Toronto.
Duties and Responsibilities: