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Education and Membership Assistant

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Author pmnationtalk
Date March 11, 2019
Type Full Time
Company AFOA Canada
Location Ottawa, ON
Category Education / Teaching - K-12 and other training
Client AFOA Canada
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Education and Membership Assistant

The Indigenous Learning Centre (ILC) Charity was established by the AFOA Canada Board of Directors in 2013. The charity was created to promote Indigenous management, finance and governance professionals through the education and training of Indigenous students by awarding scholarships and bursaries.

AFOA Canada (formerly known as the Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of Canada) is the national centre for excellence and innovation in Indigenous management, finance and governance. Established in 1999, the Association is the only organization in Canada that focuses on the capacity development and day to day needs of Indigenous professionals working in all areas of management, finance and governance – today’s leaders and those of the future.

The Indigenous Learning Centre is looking for an energetic student to provide administrative support to the Education and Training team. This position will maintain First Nations contact information in a database; map First Nations communities; maintain membership files and membership information; research education products and inventory, as required; and provide general support to the Indigenous Learning Centre and AFOA Canada team.

The Education and Membership Assistant must be a First Nation or Inuit secondary or post-secondary student aged 15 to 30 inclusive, registered as full-time student during the preceding academic year and intending to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year. Student must be a First Nations or Inuit youth ordinarily resident on reserve, in recognized communities or on community lands, and Inuit who are residents in Canada, but who reside outside their territory, and are no longer eligible to be funded by their territory. Incumbent must be a Canadian citizen and eligible to work in Canada.


Reporting to the Manager, Education and Membership, the Education and Membership Assistant will be a member of the Education and Training team, providing support and a strong client service focus.

  • Some post-secondary education in office administration or an equivalent combination of experience, training and education is required
  • Experience working in a professional office environment is an asset
  • Intermediate experience working with Office applications (ie Word, Excel)
  • Intermediate experience working with databases and/or software programs
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Assist in research to enhance education products, as required
  • Attention to detail, thoroughness and organizational skills
  • Ability to take direction and be a team player
  • Additional preference may be provided to those who are fluent in French and/or an Indigenous language

This is a term position at the AFOA Canada office in Ottawa, Ontario. The salary is based on the Government of Canada’s Student Rates of Pay. Salary step is based on academic level.

The 4-month employment period will be from April 29, 2019 to August 31, 2019. This employment is a part of the Service Canada First Nations and Inuit Student Work Employment Program.

Students who feel they are qualified and attracted to assisting AFOA Canada achieve our goals, please provide your resume and cover letter in strict confidence by March 22, 2019 or until filled by email to Qualified applicants may also be considered for other similar equivalent positions.

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