Initiative Coordinator

Lac Seul First Nation


Initiative Coordinator


The Initiative Coordinator will report to the Director of Bringing Our Children Home Initiative. Working in conjunction with the Research and TCC team members, the Initiative Coordinator is responsible for assisting with the overall organizational tasks of the Initiative.


Key Responsibilities are (but not limited to):

  • Assist with work plans for all Initiative job families to ensure objectives are met.
  • Attend meetings with Partners and Funders as requested.
  • Control all supplies, inventory, and equipment.
  • Oversee timesheet submissions, and employee leave requests.
  • Complete all paperwork for conference attendance, travel advances, and travel expense documents for the team.
  • As part of the larger team, assist at meetings and Gatherings as required.
  • Assist with confirmation of venues, catering, invitation mail outs and attendance for and including meetings, Survivors Circles, Gatherings, and other initiative events.
  • Create the Initiative monthly newsletter, ensuring printing and distribution are completed in a timely manner.
  • Assist with scheduling community engagement sessions virtually and in community and booking accommodations.
  • Maintain monthly meeting calendars and schedules for initiative team.
  • Assist in initiative policy and protocol development and updates.

Meeting minutes, agendas and tracking where applicable.

  • Closely monitor all initiative expenses
  • Requisition all required payments, honoraria’s, etc., ensuring adherence to the budget and funding requirements.
  • Reconcile all receipts and other monthly statements.
  • Work with Director to seek out additional funding and coordinate funding applications and submit reports.
  • Continuously review and monitor critical ongoing project information specific to budget, timelines, and production to determine if targets and goals are being met.
  • Prepare updates to Chief and Council, Partners, Funders, and Communities.
  • Monthly newsletter distribution.
  • Develop presentations for both informal open dialogue sessions and formal community engagement sessions.


  • Post-Secondary Education in administration, and social work or equivalent is considered an asset.
  • Two (2) or more years in office administration preferred.
  • Proficient in MS Office.
  • Basic accounting
  • Strong verbal/written communication skills with ability to build strong working relationships.
  • Knowledge of First Nation Communities, and culture is a high priority.
  • Experience working with urban, rural, and remote First Nation Communities
  • Be knowledgeable of the residential schools and impact on communities.
  • Be knowledgeable of mental health support networks for the residential school survivors.
  • A valid Ontario Driver’s License and willingness to travel is essential.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills


Location:          Frenchman’s Head, Lac Seul, ON

Salary:               Wages start at $36.50/hour based on qualifications and experience.

Term:                 Full-time position

Hours:               8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., 35hrs/week

Closing:            Open until filled.


*LSFN offers great competitive wages, vacation, additional time off during Christmas Break and March Break, as well as great benefits*


Please submit a cover letter along with a resume, and written permission for LSFN Human Resources to contact two employment references, (most recent supervisors) must be provided.  Applications can be mailed, faxed, emailed, or delivered to: Lac Seul First Nation

Attention: C/o HR Dept.

P.O. Box 100

Hudson, ON.  P0V 1X0

Fax #: (807) 582-3585



Lac Seul First Nation requires Criminal Reference Checks for those offered positions.  We thank all applicants, however, only those being offered an interview will be contacted.


As per policy, applicants should note that COVID-19 Vaccination is required for all Lac Seul First Nation staff.