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Job opportunity at the National Aboriginal Health Organization

Project Lead for National Aboriginal Mentoring Initiative

Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Seeking an energetic and enthusiastic Project Lead for CyberWolves, a web-based mentoring initiative for First Nations, Inuit and Métis students in Grades 7 and 8. Classrooms of students will be matched with a team of four mentors from the Lead Your Way! National Aboriginal Role Model Program for a minimum of one year.

Specific Roles and Responsibilities

  • Collaborating with two to three Aboriginal communities and up to twelve mentors.
  • Monitoring and supporting the participation of mentors and classrooms of students.
  • Writing curriculum and web content.
  • Writing activity and financial reports.
  • Collecting and analyzing data on the initiative to measure its success.
  • A Bachelor degree or higher in Health or Education or a related field
  • Three to five years work experience in a relevant field preferred.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Research and evaluation experience preferred.
  • Familiarity with web-based tools such as Skype and WordPress.
  • Strong project management skills, including management of budgets
  • Familiarity with First Nations, Inuit and Métis cultures and health issues.
  • Ability to communicate in English is essential and a working knowledge of French and/or an Aboriginal language is desirable.

Education and/or Experience

  • A Bachelor degree or higher in Health or Education or a related field
  • Three to five years work experience in a relevant field preferred.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Research and evaluation experience preferred.
  • Familiarity with web-based tools such as Skype and WordPress.
  • Strong project management skills, including management of budgets
  • Familiarity with First Nations, Inuit and Métis cultures and health issues.
  • Ability to communicate in English is essential and a working knowledge of French and/or an Aboriginal language is desirable.

Position Status

Full-time, Contract to March 30, 2012 with possibility of extension.

Hiring Preference

In meeting the objectives and vision of the organization, preference will be given to individuals of Aboriginal ancestry.

Closing Date

Resumes will be accepted until 5:00 P.M. (Eastern Standard Time) on Friday, September 2, 2011. No application will be accepted beyond the closing deadline. We regret that we are only able to contact those applicants selected for an interview.

Contact Information

Please forward a covering letter explaining why you are the best person for the job and your resume, in confidence, quoting competition number 11-01 to:

Attention: Human Resources

National Aboriginal Health Organization
1200 – 220 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, ON K1P 5Z9

careers@naho.ca Fax: 613-237-1810

City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre

www.nextsteps.org is the City of Calgary's Youth Employment Centre website.

Here you will find tips and workshop info on figuring out the best career path for you, finding a job, getting a job and keeping a job!

All the employment and career counselling services at the Youth Employment Centre are FREE for youth between 15 and 24 years old. Free services include use of a fax machine, Employment Counsellors, photocopiers, job boards, Internet and computer access, hiring and career fairs, workshops and their resource area.

They also have an Aboriginal Youth Outreach Worker who specifically helps Aboriginal youth with career planning, resume writing, job searching, interview techniques etc.

Click here to go to the Aboriginal Youth page and to get the contact info for the Aboriginal Youth Outreach Worker.

First Nations Natural Resources Youth Employment Program

Matachewan First Nation is looking for students interested in a summer job as a ranger. As part of the First Nations Natural Resources Youth Employment Program, successful applicants will work for Outland Reforestation Inc in natural resources based training and educational activities six days a week for seven weeks.

Where:
Firesteel Camp, 13km west of Upsala Ontario

Why:
To build self-confidence, live and work in an environment founded on a sense of community, gain skills for possible future jobs in forest/mining/natural resources jobs and get a co-op education credit!

How to apply:
Send your resume to Band Manager Laura Jean Flood at laurajean.flood@xplornet.com or fax to (705)565-2585

For more information, click here.

Aboriginal Youth Work Exchange Program

Every summer the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources runs the Aboriginal Youth Work Exchange Program which gives Aboriginal youth (age 15 to 24) the opportunity to work for 8 weeks for the Ministry. Successful applicants stay with the program for three summers during which time they will also complete an exchange component between the Ministry of Natural Resourcse and a First Nation community or Aboriginal organization.

The Aboriginal Youth Work Exchange Program website lists all of the jobs that are currently available. Each posting has the job title, location, number of positions available and who/where you should send your application. If one of the positions looks good to you, send that person/organization your resume and a coverletter. Most postings include a mailing address, fax number and email address.

There are no specific application deadlines for these positions, but don't wait too long! As the positions are filled the postings will be removed from the website.

Click here to go to the website, where you can also watch a video of previous participants in action!

Summer job opportunities 2011

Its been beautiful and sunny out in Ottawa over the last few days....its officially time to start thinking about what you're going to be up to over the summer! If you're really lucky maybe you can spend the summer hanging out and enjoying Canada's amazing summertime, but if you're looking for a summer job, check out the "employment opportunities" postings in the HLN blog.

As I run across summer job opportunities I'll make sure to post them on the blog and through Facebook and Twitter.

The Ontario government has a great website to help students prepare for, apply to and find summer jobs. Youthconnect.ca includes tips about how to write a resume or cover letter, how to ace a job interview, how to get a social insurance number, making sure you know your rights as an employee etc. There are also of course links to all kind of jobs for students, including summer jobs like the Summer Experience Program. You can also find jobs listed by categories for example if you want to work with the environment or in the arts, if you're looking for an apprenticeship, internship or even tips and links to funding opportunities to start your own business.

Check it out, I think you'll find it really helpful!

The Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities also has a summer job section of their website. Here you can find job postings and even tips on starting your own summer business. Click here to access their website.