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Institute Support Officer

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date May 18, 2017
Type Full Time
Company Indspire
Location Ohsweken, ON
Category Miscellaneous
Client Indspire
Contact Information


Institute Support Officer

Indspire is an Indigenous-led registered charity that invests in the education of Indigenous people for the long-term benefit of these individuals, their families and communities, and Canada. With the support of its funding partners, Indspire disburses financial awards, delivers programs, and shares resources with the goal of closing the gap in Indigenous education. Through the Indspire Institute, it provides resources to educators, communities, and other stakeholders who are committed to improving kindergarten to grade 12 success for Indigenous youth. Since its inception in 1985, Indspire has disbursed almost $79 million through close to 25,000 scholarships and bursaries to Indigenous students, making it the largest funder of Indigenous education outside the federal government. Each year, the organization presents the Indspire Awards, a gala celebration of the successes achieved by Indigenous people that is broadcast nationally.

Reporting to the Indspire Institute Program Director, the Institute Support Officer will support Indspire’s K-12 Institute with various tasks, including research and administration while maintaining confidentiality related to all activities and information of a strategic or sensitive nature.

The position responsibilities of the Institute Support Officerinclude:

Key Duties

  • Support programming in DPX with various tasks such as; record dates honorarium cheques are mailed; update program spreadsheets; input past National Gathering (NG) conversation circles information; upload participant release forms; enter Soaring schools; update Industry In The Classroom (IITC) delivery; update Guiding The Journey (GTJ) recipients; keep contacts, updated, and tagged appropriately, update and downloading various surveys.
  • Support registration for National Gathering through phone, email and mail outreach.
  • Assist with coordinating accommodations for NG for presenters, GTJ recipients, and complimentary attendees.
  • Administrative support in mail outs and receivables.
  • Organize NG presenter files, lesson plans and resources for National Gathering
  • Assist with organizing National Gathering logistics prep such as bag stuffing, seating arrangements etc.
  • Assist with monitoring workshops at the National Gathering.
  • Assist with accurate data entry using Microsoft Excel.
  • Support with recording webinars.
  • Support Peer Support Coordinator outreach to completed surveys and reminders; Prepare and mail mentor honorarium cheques.
  • Assist in the preparation of regularly scheduled reports.
  • May require travel to Toronto Office for staff meetings and/or events.
  • Assists the Director with Program related administrative duties as required.
  • Assists with the development, promotion and production of Indspire events as required.


  • 15-30 years of age; resident of a reserve; not in school or unemployed/underemployed
  • Strong computer skills with the familiarity of Microsoft Office.
  • Have the ability and willingness to receive training for Donor Pro (DPX), Outlook, and Excel.
  • Ability to learn independently from tutorial videos.
  • Reliable, punctual, with good work ethic.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, flexible and able to work within short timelines.
  • Familiarity with database systems will be considered an asset.
  • Experience with administrative duties will be considered an asset.

The duties within this job description can be amended from time to time.

How to Apply

This is a contract full-time positionuntil March 2018depending on funding. This position will be based at Indspire’s offices on Six Nations of the Grand River Territory (Ohsweken, ON). Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. To learn more about Indspire, visit

To apply, please forward your resume, cover letter, and reference to:

Zandra Bear-Lowen, Director, K-12 Institute, Indspire | Fax at 1.866.433.3159

No agency calls.

Deadline for Applications:May 31, 2017

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