Youth Inquest Officer

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date December 22, 2016
Type Full Time
Company Matawa – Kiikenomaga Kikenjigewen Employment & Training Services
Location Thunder Bay, ON
Category Admin / Office
Client Matawa First Nations
Contact Information
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Internal/External Posting
Employment Opportunity

Position: Youth Inquest Officer


Formed in 1988, Matawa First Nations Management (Matawa) is a Tribal Council providing services to nine member communities in Northern Ontario. The organization is dedicated to providing its members with advisory and support services in the areas of communications, economic development, education, finance and business, health, membership and technical services.

The Matawa Education Department supports quality, accessible, community-based educational services for eight Matawa First Nations communities of Aroland, Eabametoong, Nibinamik, Long Lake #58, Ginoogaming, Neskantaga, Marten Falls, and Webequie First Nations. In addition to providing advisory services to Education Authorities and Matawa First Nation leadership, the Education Department administers post-secondary support services for 5 Matawa First Nations; operates the Matawa Learning Centre, a private secondary school located in Thunder Bay; and coordinates the Student Nutrition Program for 6 communities.


Following the recommendations delivered by the Jury for the Thunder Bay Seven Youth Inquest (Inquest), a number of the parties identified are working together to move forward on the implementation of the recommendations. In order to ensure that Matawa First Nations (MFNM) Northern Nishnawbe Education Council (NNEC), Keewaytinook Okimakanak (KO) and Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) can move forward both independently and collectively, the need has been identified for positions related to the Inquest to work with the organizations identified above.

Matawa is inviting applications for the position of Youth Inquest Officer with the Matawa Education Department. The position is based out of Thunder Bay, ON, with travel to remote communities.

Contract Start and End Dates: January 16, 2017 – March 31, 2017

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of education related work experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience and training or education-related position
  • Knowledge of First Nation education issues, challenges, and delivery models
  • Knowledge of the Jury Recommendations on the Thunder Bay Seven Youth Inquest
  • Ability to speak Ojibwe and/or Oji-Cree is an asset
  • Strong Interpersonal Skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively with others
  • Ability to work independently
  • Valid Class G Driver’s License
  • Must be willing to provide a police criminal background check

For additional information, including specific qualifications and duties for the position, please visit the Matawa website:

Please send your cover letter and resume with three employment references to:

Matawa First Nations Management

Attn: Sharon Nate, Education Manager
28 N. Cumberland St. Suite 500, 5th Floor
Thunder Bay, ON P7A 4K9
RE: Application
Fax: (807) 768-3301

We thank all applicants for their interest in working with Matawa First Nations, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Application Deadline: January 9, 2017 @ 4:30 p.m. ET

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