Coordinator of Cultural Services

Iskatewizaagegan #39 Independent First Nation is seeking a highly motivated dynamic individual to fulfill the responsibility of a Coordinator of Cultural Services for the Family Advocate Program.


Iskatewizaagegan No. 39 Independent First Nation Coordinator of Cultural Services will be hired for a term contract position with the possibility to extend employment beyond March 2021.  The Coordinator of Cultural Services will be governed and will adhere to the community policies.


Reporting to the Social Director, the Position of Coordinator of Cultural Services will work in a team environment with the Family Advocate Program Model and hold a planning role to increase cultural services provided to our children and youth and nurture their Anishinaabe identity and belonging. The Coordinator of Cultural Services will provide assistance to Program staff and the children and families we serve.

The Coordinator of Cultural Services will:

  • Increase culturally-appropriate service delivery in the areas of family transition and children-in-care supports
  • Undertake planning and coordination for cultural  and ceremonials services for children and families i.e. book knowledge keeper; book facility; order catering; present tobacco; be present with the knowledge keeper during session.
  • This will be important when connecting children-in-care with their traditions, ceremonies, kin-networks, and land through land-based teachings and gatherings that are inter-generational
  • Coordinate with staff members in other departments, i.e. Land base Coordinators to determine what activities are upcoming and ensure they are advertised to community or across programs.
  • This position is not the Elder or Knowledge Keeper but coordinates the services as required.

Education and Experience

  • Warm and approachable individual with an engaging personality.
  • Positive role model
  • Possess good oral communication skills
  • Good computer skills are required
  • Experience in coordinating events and activities. 
  • Experience coordinating cultural events (feasts, pow-wows) and ceremonies (welcoming ceremonies, sweats) an asset.
  • Collaboration and contributing to professional working environment as this individual will be coordinating with all departments and working with leadership as they plan their events.
  • Certificate, Diploma
  • Mentorship opportunity.


  • Valid Ontario Driver’s License and Insurable
  • CPIC upon request


$35,000 – $52,000 dependent upon experience

Applications must include

  1. Cover letter
  2. Current resume
  3. Provide 3 professional references to be contacted by management if successful screening

Closing Date:            March 24, 2020 12:00 noon

Interview Date:          March 26, 2020

Start Date:                  April 2, 2020 (negotiable)

Please submit to the attention of:

Shona Wapioke – Human Resources Manager

Iskatewizaagegan No. 39 Independent First Nation

Kejick Post Office, Box 1

Kejick, Ontario P0X 1E0

Email: Fax: (807) 733-3106

Miigwetch to all who apply.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.