Careers

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At IFNA, we are a team of diverse, caring, and hard-working problem solvers supporting the First Nation communities of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug, Lac Seul, Muskrat Dam, Pikangikum, and Whitesand. Join a team of like-minded professionals providing unique advisory services, building resources and other types of support to help each community achieve excellence and self-reliance. We pride ourselves on being an accessible, First Nations-oriented resource with the goal of working for, and with, the people and the communities we serve.

With service areas of Health, Education, Emergency Services, Technical Services, Administration, and Finance there is a range of opportunity to join us and make a difference in First Nation communities. Whether a new graduate, summer students, or seasoned professional there is a rewarding career waiting for you! Browse the opportunities below or email recruitment@ifna.ca to join our progressive team.

Opportunities with IFNA

 

Health Services

Medical Office Administrator

At IFNA, we are dedicated to providing timely access to mental health services for children, youth, and families in our community. We are currently seeking a professional and organized Medical Office Administrator to join our Mental Health Team. This role plays an important part in ensuring efficient healthcare operations and maintaining accurate patient records while upholding the highest standards of confidentiality and professionalism.

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Assistant Mental Health Manager

At IFNA, we are committed to providing culturally sensitive and holistic healthcare services to our communities. Our dedicated team strives to uphold our mission, vision, and values in delivering high-quality care to our clients. We are currently seeking an experienced and compassionate Assistant Mental Health Manager to join our team.
The Assistant Mental Health Manager plays a pivotal role in overseeing the day-to-day operations of our Mental Health team. This position requires strong leadership skills, clinical expertise, and a commitment to fostering a collaborative and inclusive work environment. The successful candidate will work closely with the Mental Health Manager to ensure that our programs align with regulatory standards, best practices, and the unique needs of our communities.

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Administrative Assistant

Are you passionate about providing administrative support to ensure the smooth operation of health services programs? We’re seeking a dedicated individual to join our team as a Health Services Administrative Assistant. This role requires exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail, and strong communication abilities to facilitate administrative tasks effectively. The role will report to the Health Services Project Coordinator.

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Mental Health Case Coordinator

Join our team as a Mental Health Case Coordinator and make a meaningful impact in the lives of children and youth. We are seeking a compassionate individual committed to ensuring culturally sensitive and holistic mental health care for indigenous communities.

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Executive Assistant

Independent First Nations Alliance is dedicated to promoting health and wellness within our communities while upholding cultural values and practices. We are seeking a dynamic and organized Executive Assistant to support the efficient functioning of our Health Services Department. This role manages communication, documentation, and logistical aspects to ensure the department’s operations run smoothly and effectively.

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Education Services

Education Officer Thunder Bay

The Independent First Nations Alliance (IFNA) is seeking a dedicated and dynamic Education Officer to provide operational leadership and drive the growth of our education mandate. This role is crucial in ensuring the successful implementation of our strategic goals and objectives, particularly within our Academic, Wellness, and Residence programs and services. As the Education Officer, you will lead a multi-disciplinary team, collaborating with internal and external stakeholders to secure funding, grants, and resources. Your efforts will build capacity within the department and contribute significantly to the success of our programs.

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Home Away Worker - Education Department Male House

Under the direct supervision of the Residence Manager, the Home Away Worker plays a crucial role in providing care and support to students living away from their family and home community while attending school. The primary responsibility is to ensure a safe, nurturing environment conducive to academic and social success. The ideal candidate will possess a deep understanding of Indigenous culture and traditions and adhere to safety, confidentiality, and privacy policies.

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Home Away Worker - Education Department Female House

Under the direct supervision of the Residence Manager, the Student Home Worker plays a crucial role in providing care and support to students living away from their family and home community while attending school. The primary responsibility is to ensure a safe, nurturing environment conducive to academic and social success. The ideal candidate will possess a deep understanding of Indigenous culture and traditions and adhere to safety, confidentiality, and privacy policies.

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Post Secondary Student Pathways Navigator

The Post Secondary Student Pathways Navigator plays a vital role in supporting post-secondary, training, and career initiatives for students in IFNA communities. This position involves mentoring on-reserve community members attending post-secondary/training institutions and fostering relationships with colleges, universities, and training programs. Reporting to the Education Director, the Navigator collaborates closely with the Education team.

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Anishinaabemowin Native Language Teacher

The Native Language Teacher at Independent First Nations Alliance (IFNA) residences plays a crucial role in fostering academic success and promoting Anishinaabemowin language within the community. This position involves direct student engagement either at the IFNA Education Office or Sioux North High School.

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Youth Wellness Counsellor

As a Youth Wellness Counsellor, you'll be at the heart of our mission, providing culturally sensitive counselling to Indigenous youth aged 12 to 24. You'll help address mental health issues, emotional distress, trauma, and social concerns. By incorporating evidence-based therapeutic approaches and Indigenous healing practices, you'll empower these individuals to thrive, fostering resilience, self-determination, and growth. This position will be based in Sioux Lookout.

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Casual Student Home Worker

This position will be based in Sioux Lookout, and emphasis will be put on hiring Casual Student Home Workers living in or near Sioux Lookout, Lac Seul, Hudson or Dryden. Reporting directly to the Residence Supervisor, the IFNA SSSP Casual Student Home Worker would work to support the students living in the IFNA residences. Each residence will have 2 staff, and the Casual staff will not have a fixed schedule but can be requested to cover shifts or activities as required for the program. They help provide meals, house activities, enforce house expectations, and provide transportation to and from school and so on. Staff also take the students to explore the community, to events, activities and on trips.

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Wellness Manager

Are you ready to make an immediate impact? The Independent First Nations Alliance (IFNA) is seeking a dedicated Wellness Manager. The Wellness Manager reports to the Education Officer and works collaboratively with the Academic Manager and Residence Manager of the Secondary Student Support Program. The Wellness Manager will be responsible for success of the Wellness Department, focusing on promoting healthy living choices, coping strategies, positive activity programming, and the overall mental and physical health of the students. This isn't just about filling a role; it's about finding someone who believes in the potential and well-being of Indigenous youth. Join us in making a difference!

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EPP Liaison

Are you ready to make an immediate impact? The Independent First Nations Alliance (IFNA) seeks a dedicated individual for the role of Education Partnership Program (EPP) Liaison. The EPP Liaison undertakes assigned activities in support of the EPP joint Implementation Plan that are designed to improve the scope and quality of education programs and services available to NAN First Nation students attending First Nation and provincially funded schools. This position is critical to the successful completion of EPP educational initiatives and for maintaining effective liaison with First Nations and assigned Provincial District School Boards (DSB’s) and their respective schools.

This isn't just about filling a role; it's about finding someone who believes in the potential and well-being of Indigenous youth. Join us in making a difference!

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Student Support Worker

Are you ready to make an immediate impact? The Independent First Nations Alliance (IFNA) seeks a dedicated Student Support Worker who will report to the Academic Manager and will work with the students, house parents, teachers, and Sioux North administration to help the students meet their full potential.
This isn't just about filling a role; its about finding someone who believes in the potential and well-being of Indigenous youth. Join us in making a difference!

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Secondary School Success Teacher

Are you ready to make an immediate impact? The Independent First Nations Alliance (IFNA) seeks a dedicated Secondary School Success Teacher who would work to support the academic success of the students living in the IFNA residences. The job would be a mix of working directly with students, either in the IFNA Education Office, or at Sioux North High School.
This isn't just about filling a role; it's about finding someone who believes in the potential and well-being of Indigenous youth. Join us in making a difference!

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Technical Services

Environmental Health Officer

The Independent First Nations Alliance (IFNA) is looking to hire an Environmental Health Officer based in the city of Thunder Bay. Under the supervision of the Manager, Technical Services, the Environmental Health Officer will protect, promote, and enhance the health of the IFNA communities through Environmental Public Health programs and services.

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Technical Services Advisor

Join our dynamic team at IFNA Technical Services, dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for members of the IFNA community. As a Technical Services Advisor, you will play a crucial role in improving infrastructure for IFNA First Nations, contributing to Minor and Major Capital planning, operations, maintenance, and training activities.

The Technical Services Advisor reports to the Technical Services Manager, actively engaging with and supporting initiatives and projects. This role involves providing advice on the utilization of training resources and services, collaborating with First Nations personnel, and ensuring responsiveness to project management and funding source demands.

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Responsible Operator Water & Wastewater Treatment

The Water treatment plant Overall Responsible Operator monitors and operates computerized control systems and related equipment in water filtration and treatment plants to regulate the treatment and distribution of water and operate computerized control systems and related equipment in wastewater, sewage treatment and liquid waste plants to regulate the treatment and disposal of sewage and wastes. They are employed by the Independent First Nations Alliance Water and Wastewater Hub and reports to the Hub Supervisor.

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Administrative Services

Receptionist - Sioux Lookout Office (Casual)

Reporting to and under the supervision of the Executive Assistant, the Receptionist is the first point of contact for any visitors to the office or anyone contacting IFNA by phone. This position manages the front desk, performs a variety of administrative / clerical tasks and is responsible for the maintenance of internal office procedures.The Receptionist works under the general supervision of the Executive Assistant, with overall accountability to the Chief Executive Officer.Learn More  Apply Now

Integrated Emergency Services

Project Co-Ordinator

Independent First Nations Alliance (IFNA) is in Sioux Lookout and offers a rich cultural tapestry
influenced by its Indigenous roots, fostering a vibrant community spirit. Known for its stunning
landscapes and warm hospitality, Sioux Lookout provides a welcoming backdrop for IFNA’s
commitment to serving Indigenous communities. Join us in our mission to provide critical services and
build a resilient future for our communities.

As the Project Co-Ordinator within IFNA’s Integrated Emergency Services, you will report to the
Director of IES and coordinate projects encompassing Emergency Management, Fire-Rescue,
Medical Response, and Community Safety. Your role extends beyond direct project management,
overseeing a team to ensure alignment with organizational goals and prompt community service
delivery

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Field Officer – Level 2

Do you thrive in high-pressure situations, armed with quick thinking and a compassionate heart? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our dynamic team as a Field Officer serving our vibrant communities. At IFNA, we are committed to providing exceptional care to our community members. We believe in upholding the highest standards of Emergency Services while honoring the values and beliefs that define our organization. Join us in our mission to deliver compassionate and reliable Emergency Services to those who need it most.

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Wildland Urban Interface Fire Coordinator

The Wildland Urban Interface Fire Coordinator oversees crew operations within the IFNA member communities and coordinates the planning and delivery of training and equipment to Community based IFNA Fire Rescue crews. They ensure that all safety standards under the Ontario Health and Safety Act, IFNA IES policies and procedure, and other relevant agencies are followed.

While the role is focused in the wildland fire area, the interface model requires responses and deployments to emergencies including structural fires, medical first responder, and drone operations. They contribute to the broader mandate of IFNA to support First Nations and increase capacity within a cultural mindset.

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Primary Care Paramedic

Are you passionate about providing life-saving care to those in need? If so, we invite you to join our dedicated team as a Primary Care Paramedic, serving the vibrant communities within the Independent First Nations Alliance (IFNA). We are committed to delivering high-quality, compassionate emergency medical care while honoring the values and beliefs of the communities we serve. We are dedicated to supporting the health and well-being of our community members through excellence in medical services.

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Advanced Care Paramedic

Do you thrive in high-pressure situations, armed with quick thinking and a compassionate heart? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our dynamic team as an Advanced Care Paramedic serving our vibrant communities. At IFNA, we are committed to providing exceptional care to our community members. We believe in upholding the highest standards of medical excellence while honoring the values and beliefs that define our organization. Join us in our mission to deliver compassionate and reliable emergency medical care to those who need it most.

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Fire Rescue Crew Member

Are you ready to make a real impact? Lac Seul First Nation is looking for dedicated individuals to join our Fire Rescue Crew, where you’ll be at the forefront of emergency response, firefighting, and community safety. As a Fire Rescue Crew Member you will report to the Fire Crew Boss. You will be a crucial part of safeguarding our community, ensuring the well-being of our residents, and protecting valuable resources.

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Strategic Initiatives

Communications Intern

The Independent First Nations Alliance (IFNA) is seeking a dedicated Communications Intern to join our team. The Communications Intern assists in developing promotional materials, corporate webpages, coordinating meetings, and interacts with clients to effectively deliver IFNA’s message to the public and media. They must possess strong written and verbal communication skills and should have a knowledge of marketing principles.

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Economic Development Officer

Independent First Nations Alliance (IFNA) is a tribal council located in Northwestern Ontario as its 100% First Nation owned. Its First Nations stakeholders include: Lac Seul First Nation, Pikangikum First Nation, Whitesand First Nation, Muskrat Dam First Nation, and Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation. IFNA’s purpose is to build capacity in the communities we serve and support all aspects that improve the quality of life through employment, and new training developments.
IFNA is seeking a business leader to take on the role of Economic Development Officer (EDO) based in Sioux Lookout or Thunder Bay, this position reports directly to the Technical Services Manager. IFNA’s business ventures aim to increase revenue and enhance employment opportunities within the organization and communities we serve. The EDO will focus on generating economic opportunities while assuring environmental, economic, and social sustainability for IFNA and its community members.
The successful candidate will work closely with the Business Development Officer to have a clear understanding of the needs in the five IFNA communities.

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Drone Operations Manager

The purpose of this position is to provide oversight for IFNA’s Drone Operations. IFNA’s Drone Operations operate Unmanned Vehicles (UV’s) for emergencies (forest fires, floods, tornado, etc.) through member communities, while also maintaining IFNA’s forward operating bases. The successful applicant will oversee forward operating bases (1), human resources, a drone fleet, maintenance and repair operations, and training coordination of UV pilots in First Nations and regional locations (Thunder Bay or Sioux Lookout). The Drone Operations Manager will also report to IFNA’s CEO/Board of Directors on progress, challenges, finances and long-term outlook.

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IFNA Community Careers

IFNA Community Careers

Career Opportunities in IFNA Communities

Lac Seul First Nation

Business Development Manager

Human Resource Clerk

Various Human Resource Positions

 

Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug

Various Teaching Positions

Qualified applicants may forward their cover letter, resumé and three
most recent employment references to:

ATTENTION: HUMAN RESOURCES

Independent First Nations Alliance
P.O. Box 5010, 34 Prince St.
Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1K6
Fax: (807) 737-3501
recruitment@ifna.ca

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