The Social Services, Health, Education and Justice Committee (SHEJ) at the Chiefs of Ontario (COO) is a collaborative inter-sectoral forum designed to effectively share information and identify common threads among issues related to healing, wellness, education, and economic prosperity. The SHEJ Committee Coordinator will be responsible for facilitating communication and fostering collaboration between COO’s Social Services, Health, Education, and Justice Sectors and with regional partners.

Location: Toronto
* Position will be remote/virtual until further notice.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Determine and prioritize opportunities for coordination and collaboration between COO sectors and with external partners and governments.
  • With a focus on First Nations’ inherent and Treaty rights, identify and work through common issues to support political advocacy on policy, programs, and activities affecting First Nations in Ontario.
  • Develop a collaborative work plan to address agreed upon priority activities.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of unit work plans and funding proposals.
  • Ensure inter-sectoral strategies are collaboratively developed to improve the lives of First Nations people in Ontario.
  • Design and implement effective communication protocols to ensure information flows among all parties associated with identified priorities.
  • Report on the SHEJ Committee activities to the Leadership Council and Chiefs-in-Assembly as requested.
  • Attend and take notes at relevant meetings and gatherings.
  • Assist in planning and successful execution of meetings and gatherings.
  • Support the Policy and Communications sector with relevant tasks and projects.
  • Write briefing notes, memos, and communiques as requested.
  • Other duties may be assigned as needed.

Relevant Skills:

  • Relevant post-secondary education.
  • Understanding of the history and relationship between First Nations and the Crown, as well as a working knowledge of First Nation traditions, cultures, and values
  • Strong ability to analyze problems, recommend comprehensive solutions, and mobilize resources for effective implementation.
  • Excellent communication skills, including written and verbal.
  • Ability to use relevant office technology and software.
  • The capacity to work effectively, independently and as a team member to complete assigned tasks and projects.
  • Must be able to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.

DURATION: October 1st, 2021 – March 31st, 2022 with possibility for renewal.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled.

Send letter of application, resume and include two references marked confidential to:
Email: opportunities@coo.org