NOHFC Internship: Aboriginal Mentorship Program Assistant Coordinator, Lakehead University Aboriginal Mentorship Program, Competition # GEN-19-14, Thunder Bay, ON

Administrative/Staff Positions - Thunder Bay Campus
Aboriginal Initiatives
Application Deadline: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 4:30pm

NOHFC Internship: Aboriginal Mentorship Program Assistant Coordinator  

Thunder Bay, ON

1 Year Contract, Full time

Competition # GEN-19-14

Lakehead University’s Aboriginal Mentorship Program (AMP) has worked since 2013 to deliver educational programming and hands-on learning to Indigenous youth across Northwestern Ontario in a wide variety of educational subject areas and career opportunities.  AMP works to break down the socio-economic and geographic barriers faced by many Indigenous youth, while empowering individuals, developing confidences and providing a means to learn about post-secondary education choices and future career options.

We are looking for an AMP Assistant Coordinator to work within the Lakehead University Aboriginal Mentorship Program (AMP) office. The successful candidate will work alongside the AMP manager to perform office related duties as well as coordinate Indigenous hands-on activities in a school classroom setting.  A large part of this position will involve providing Indigenous Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (In-STEAM) curriculum-based hands-on-activities to youth in Thunder Bay and in surrounding communities.

The Assistant Coordinator will work alongside the AMP manager and will be responsible for coordinating/planning activities and events (both on-campus and off), manage AMP volunteers; execute relevant communications such as meetings, phone calls, and emails as necessary to coordinate programming; participate in weekly meetings with the AMP manager.


This is a full-time position that runs from October 2019 to September 2020.  The successful candidate must be either a university or college graduate who has graduated within the last three years from an accredited college or university. The candidate must be a graduate of a post-secondary degree or diploma program. The position must also be the first full-time employment in the candidate’s field of study.

Eligible candidates must have;

  • good understanding of Canadian Indigenous history and culture,
  • broad knowledge of Indigenous science,
  • good organizational and computer skills
  • some level of teaching experience (where proficiency was gained in presenting and teaching key    concepts, theories, and methods)
  • experience developing teaching materials
  • ability to work independently
  • ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing,
  • possess initiative, interpersonal and leadership skills,
  • must have own transportation and a valid drivers license
  • have the ability to travel within Northwestern Ontario
  • must have a recent level 3 Police Records Vulnerable Service Check prior to offer of employment.
  • The following are considered assets for this position:
  • Indigenous Self-Identification
  • Indigenous language skills
  • Teaching experience specifically with Indigenous youth
  • Proficiency in social media management and website maintenance

Interested applicants are invited to submit a completed application and letters of reference quoting competition #GEN-19-14 by 4:30 p.m. on September 23, 2019 to:

Lakehead University Aboriginal Mentorship Program

Office of Aboriginal Initiatives

Lakehead University,

955 Oliver Road,

Thunder Bay ON

P7B 5E1, Canada


This opportunity is proudly supported by:

The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation logo

We appreciate your interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be notified.

Lakehead University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including women, racialized persons, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and other equity-seeking groups. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  This is in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements.

Lakehead University is committed to supporting an accessible environment. Applicants requiring accommodation during the interview process should contact the Office of Human Resources at (807) 343.8334 or to make appropriate arrangements.