North Bay Indian Friend Centre

North Bay Indian Friendship Centre

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** Job Opportunity ** North Bay Urban Aboriginal Strategy Coordinator

North Bay Urban Aboriginal Strategy Coordinator

STATUS: Full Time (35 hours per week)


The North Bay Urban Aboriginal Strategy seeks to improve opportunities for North Bay’s Indigenous and non-Indigenous community through greater collaboration with community agencies, governments, and private sector to support projects that respond to local priorities.

This initiative is governed by a partnership of urban Indigenous service providers, governments, City and community members, and at-large members that form the Community Action Circle (CAC).

The Delivery Agent, North Bay Indian Friendship Centre (NBIFC), acts on behalf of the Community Action Circle (CAC) and accepts responsibility to staff the project in accordance with the content of this job description and within the program’s objectives and budget.


  • Implement, monitor, evaluate, and communicate the results of North Bay’s Urban Aboriginal Action Plan
  • Promote and develop relationship building between community partners; community agencies (Indigenous and non-Indigenous), governments, and private sector;
  • Review and research current information relevant to the CAC and Working Groups prior to meetings and community forums
  • Provide leadership and strategic support to the CAC, Working Groups, and other ad hoc teams as they are developed
  • Support the NBIFC in researching and applying for potential funding opportunities
  • Organize and support CAC and Working Group meetings
  • Maintain communication with all CAC and participants of upcoming forums and events
  • Update the UAS website and use other forms of media and communications to promote the work of NBUAS
  • Promote continued development and growth of current and future Working Groups
  • Maintain ongoing communications with all Working Group chairs on matters related to each Working Group
  • Facilitate the development and implementation of annual CAC and Working Group
  • Regular communications with Executive Director and NBUAS Team members (Project Advisors) to report on activities and deliverables of the CAC and Working Groups, re: impact of Action Plan, implementation, and effectiveness of the Working Groups initiatives, etc.
  • Complete research initiatives such as gathering baseline data, evaluating, and reporting on the success of the Urban Aboriginal Action Plan
  • Perform other such reasonable duties, which may be assigned from time to time by the Executive Director


  • Preferred degree in Health, Social Sciences, or Community Development; or a combination of work experience and education will be considered
  • Experience in quantitative and qualitative research methods and a strong knowledge of Indigenous research
  • Experience working with community partners, including building sustainable relationships and community capacity
  • Experience in advocating and/or lobbying skills
  • Knowledge and experience working with urban Indigenous communities and a good understanding of urban Indigenous community issues
  • Ability to implement North Bay’s Urban Aboriginal Action Plan and identified priorities
  • Experience in proposal writing and program development and delivery
  • Ability to apply research to comprehensive proposals
  • Strong facilitation skills
  • Advanced computer skills
  • Ability to work as a team member and work independently
  • Strong coordination and leadership skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including public speaking
  • Use of a vehicle, valid driver’s license, and appropriate insurance is required
  • Criminal record check is required
  • Ability to work flexible hours

SALARY – commensurate with experience and qualifications

Qualified individuals should forward to their cover letter and resume to Kathy Fortin, Executive Director, North Bay Indian Friendship Centre in person or by mail (980 Cassells St., North Bay, ON, P1B 4A8), or by email ( by May 26, 2017.

We would like to thank all interested individuals; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. While we encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply, those of Indigenous descent will be given preference.