We’re hiring an Executive Assistant to join our team…

… and help keep things running smoothly. If you’re a master at multitasking and thrive in a fast-paced environment, this is for you.


Employment Opportunity

Position Title: Executive Assistant (Temporary Contract)
Reports to: Executive Director
Duration: June 1 to Sept 30 (option for permanent employment)
Location: Remote
Pay Range: $50,000 to $65,000 per year


  • Administrative support to Executive Director to ensure operational efficiency
  • Manage all executive level administrative tasks, including scheduling meetings (virtual and in
    person), and travel arrangements
  • Managing Governance Circle meetings and coordination of attendees, meeting materials, minutes
  • Locates, compiles, and consolidates data to prepare papers or presentations
  • Handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion
  • Leads the expense reporting process of members and assist in the coordination of budget and
    ongoing review of expenditures
  • Leads the coordination of awards
  • Develop records management system to process executive documentation


Skills and Qualifications:

  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Time management
  • Intermediate computer and office equipment skills
  • Ability to work in fast-paced, high-volume environment
  • Educational and Professional Requirements:
  • Diploma/degree in Business Administration or related field
  • 5+ years experience as an Executive Assistant


About the Indigenous Institutes Consortium (IIC)

The IIC represents the collective and collaborative efforts of its seven Indigenous-owned and operated post-secondary education and training institutes across Ontario. We work collaboratively to improve the outcomes of First Nation learners and strengthen our communities by providing high-quality post-secondary education and training to Indigenous learners.



Marsha Josephs, Executive Director



Indigenous Institutes Are Leading Indigenous Post-Secondary Education In Virtual Learning In Partnership With eCampusOntario

Thanks to collaborative, innovative funding from the province and education non-profits, member institutes of the Indigenous Institutes Consortium (IIC) will be developing and improving virtual learning in Ontario for Indigenous learners.

Following a historic $50-million investment in the Virtual Learning Strategy (VLS), the IIC formed a new partnership with eCampusOntario to advance the virtual capacity of Indigenous Institutes in Ontario through micro-credentials.

The total culminating amount granted to Indigenous Institutes for micro-credential course development is $398,340. Indigenous Institutes Kenjgewin Teg and Six Nations Polytechnic are official members of eCampusOntario and Six Nations Polytechnic will lead in the development of these micro-credential courses, following two successful expressions of interest (EOI).

“With the continued support of eCampusOntario and the Ministry of Colleges and Universities, Kenjgewin Teg is excited to welcome more learners as the Indigenous Institutes expand their virtual programming and credibility awareness,” said Stephanie Roy, President of Kenjgewin Teg.

Intended to drive growth and advancement in virtual learning across the province’s post-secondary institutions, the $50-million investment from the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU) in partnership with eCampusOntario was announced on Dec. 11, 2020.

By January 2021, EOIs were put out and IIC members secured successful submissions in the Digital Fluency stream — a development and adoption of professional resources and supports for faculty and students to improve virtual teaching and learning.

Led by Six Nations Polytechnic, the IIC members will undertake the development of two new micro-credentials focused on Indigenous e-learning assessment strategies and Hybrid-flexible (Hyflex) design in Indigenous teaching and learning throughout 2021.

“With the development of two new micro-credentials focused in ‘Indigenous e-learning assessment strategies’ and ‘Hyflex design in Indigenous teaching and learning’, the Indigenous Institutes will be positioned as leaders in Ontario for virtual learning and new Indigenous-focused micro-credentials,” said Rebecca Jamieson, IIC Interim Chair and President/CEO of Six Nations Polytechnic.

Additionally, through advocacy of the IIC, a new position was created at eCampusOntario for a Virtual Learning Technical advisor. This position supports all Indigenous Institutes in virtual learning support, technological expertise and future improvements to their curricula and processes.

“eCampusOntario is very pleased to support Indigenous Institutes in realizing the benefit of virtual learning. Our partnership with the Indigenous Institutes Consortium is helping to ensure the development of high quality Indigenous-led virtual education content, while supporting increased capacity of Indigenous Institutes to continue to create and lead the development of virtual learning for the benefit of all learners,” said Robert Luke, CEO of eCampusOntario.

“The IIC recognizes the tremendous efforts of the member Indigenous Institutes on the development of two new micro-credentials,” said Wendelyn Johnson, IIC Executive Director. “IIC plans to continue the exemplary partnership between eCampusOntario and the Ministry of Colleges and Universities to support the global capacity, growth, and recognition of the member Indigenous Institutes.”

Additional Quotes

“Our people are wanting to get trained and educated faster. Virtual learning has become the standard at Oshki-Wenjack and the introduction of Indigenous-focused micro-credentials will enrich the learning at our Institute.” – Lorrie Deschamps, President of Oshki-Pimache-O-Win: The Wenjack Education Institute

“Since the start of the pandemic, understanding the full-time virtual learning space has been a challenge for all post-secondary Institutions. Following the completion of new micro-credential projects in Digital Fluency, the success of staff, teachers and learners at Anishinabek Educational Institute (AEI) is bound to grow.” – Mindy Taylor, Interim Education Director for Anishinabek Educational Institute

“Iohahi:io Akwesasne Education and Training Institute is proud of the successful outcomes on the virtual learning Strategy EOI submissions. IIC continues to do good work on opportunities and resources that directly benefit all of the member Indigenous Institutes.” – Norma Sunday, IIC Vice-Chair and Director at Iohahi:io Akwesasne Education and Training Institute

“Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig welcomes the further development and position of Indigenous Institutes in the post-secondary virtual learning space. Our students deserve and will receive the same high-quality education as if they were in the classroom.”- Dianne Roach, Acting Director at Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig

“Indigenous Institutes are leading virtual learning for Indigenous post-secondary education in Ontario and in partnership with eCampusOntario we are setting the standard for good quality partnerships. This work is an example of that. Ogwehoweh Skills and Trades Training Centre will continue to innovatively support our community in their learning journeys.”– Erin Monture, Director at Ogwehoweh Skills and Trades Training Centre

Interested in learning more? Contact Jake Jamieson, IIC Marketing & Communications Lead.


Ted Nolan to Make Significant Donation to Indigenous Institutes Consortium

Ted Nolan and his son, Brandon Nolan, will be in Fort Frances, Ontario at Seven Generations Education Institute to make an important donation to the IIC. The former NHL player, coach and founder of the Ted Nolan Foundation made the donation on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019 at Seven Generations’ brand-new education facility. The IIC is proud to accept the Rose Nolan Scholarship Fund in the amount of $125,000. This Fund is donated in support of First Nations women pursuing a post-secondary education at an Indigenous Institute in Ontario.

“I wouldn’t be the man I am today without the love and support of my mother,” said Ted Nolan, who believes that real strength in our world comes from women. “Collectively, we need to support our First Nations women to ensure they get the opportunities they rightly deserve. Inspiration is the seed that blooms into a Rose.”

Chair of the IIC, Murray Waboose, acknowledges the contribution from the Ted Nolan Foundation stating that, “The Indigenous Institutes Consortium is proud to partner with the Nolan’s to continue to enrich the academic careers of our First Nations women learners as they strive to achieve their post-secondary education attainment.”


Since 2002, the goal of the Ted Nolan Foundation has been to encourage Indigenous youth to pursue academic growth for a better future. Ted Nolan believes that today’s youth will be tomorrow’s leaders.

The Rose Nolan Scholarship Fund is sponsored by the Ted Nolan Foundation and was established in 2004. Named after Ted Nolan’s mother, who had an untimely death due to an impaired driver in 1981. The Fund was established to assist First Nations women achieve their educational and training goals, while maintaining strong community involvement.

The Ted Nolan Foundation announced a $100,000 contribution to Sault College in 2017, and last Fall the Foundation made two more donations to First Nations University of Canada (FNUC) and Cape Breton University (CBU) with a donation of $75,000 to each of their respective bursary programs. More donations to additional post-secondary institutions are to be expected.

Established in 1994, the Indigenous Institutes Consortium is a non-profit corporation mandated to represent the collective interest of the Indigenous Institutes with a mission to support the development and recognition of Indigenous Institutes. Indigenous Institutes constitute one of the Pillars of Ontario’s post-secondary education and training system that are recognized under the Indigenous Institutes Act, 2017. Indigenous Institutes are community based post-secondary education and training Institutes that are Indigenous owned and operated and centred on local, accessible, and culturally appropriate programming.  Indigenous Institutes provide culturally responsive and safe-learning environments grounded in Indigenous ways of knowing and living that honour Indigenous traditions.

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