Job Posting - Resource Project Coordinator

Keewaytinook Okimakanak

Thunder Bay Office - Full Time Contract with Anticipated Annual Renewal Deadline May 31, 2017 or until filled.

Project Coordination

  • Respond to First Nation requests by drafting proposals and implementing project plans and coordinated activities with community, government and academic stakeholders.
  • Research various issues to contribute to briefings and research reports at the communities’ request.
  • Collaborate with other KO departments and regional partners with a team approach to project delivery and community support.
  • Complete community visits to strengthen relationships and identify community priorities.

Youth Entrepreneurship

  • Coordinate Economic Development Officer support, strategic planning and support drafting of proposals. Seek out funding applications.
  • Coordinate a network of Youth Entrepreneurs by keeping the website current with resources, linking mentors, facilitating workshops and training.
  • Build relationships with young entrepreneurs to refer them to available services.
  • Support collaboration with regional business support organizations and partners to improve access to services to remote First Nations.

Office Coordination

  • Serve our First Nations by ensuring the office environment is professional, supportive and friendly to guests.
  • Support the coordination of large travel events for all departments as requested.
  • Supervise and mentor reception with office supplies, billing, reporting and bookings.
  • Coordinate internal staff and community events.


  • University Degree or Diploma in Business, Aboriginal Studies, Social or Family Services
  • Experience facilitating engagement in remote First Nations
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience in coordinating projects with multiple stakeholders and budgets over $50,000
  • Understanding of Entrepreneurship priorities in remote First Nations
  • A passion for serving the youth of our KO First Nations
  • Ability to speak a dialect of the KO First Nations is an asset
  • Outgoing and eager to learn
  • Respect for Elder teachings of the Nishnawbe peoples

Please submit resume and cover letter to

Please see attached job posting.

Event Date: 

Monday, May 15, 2017 - 10:00