Employment Opportunity – Tobacco Project Coordinator

The Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians (AIAI) is seeking applicants to fill the role of Tobacco Project Coordinator. The Project Coordinator will be responsible for facilitating project duties, including the coordination of AIAI Tobacco Task Force Preparation meetings, ensuring the project deliverables are carried out according to contribution agreement specifications, and any other associated project activities.

The Tobacco Project Coordinator will work with AIAI staff and external partners, such as: AIAI Member Nation leadership, AIAI senior staff and leadership, Tobacco Task Force representatives, provincial partners, and hired consultants or advisors.

ACCOUNTABILITY: Director of Operations

· Coordinate project initiatives to ensure achievement of all project deliverables as outlined in the contribution agreement and designated task groups;
· Plan, organize, and attend relevant meetings or gatherings to advance the project;
· Consolidate information and develop written communications for project partners and AIAI Member Nations (ie. briefing notes, Task Force meeting minutes, formal recommendations and action reports, workplans, letters and email correspondence to government and AIAI partners);
· Coordinate and assist in the collection and analysis of data/information to support the Task Force in their duties;
· Perform research and writing duties and develop and provide presentations as required;
· Coordinate and collaborate with legal consultants or advisors to achieve workable documents required to advance project deliverables;
· Work with project partners to develop a workplan to achieve project deliverables with clear indicators, milestones, responsibilities, action items, timelines, etc.
· In collaboration with the AIAI leadership and senior staff, liaise and strengthen relationships between the AIAI Member Nations and provincial partner in order to advance the AIAI Tobacco Project according to mandated directions established;
· Work with a team to prepare and share information with AIAI Member Nations on key developments, priorities, and initiatives related to the project;
· Manage the project budget to ensure expenditures align with allocated budgets and complete reporting as outlined in the contribution agreement (Ie. verbal updates with project partners, end of year financial reports, and all final written project reporting requirements);

· Must have a post-secondary diploma/degree in the area of public administration and/or a related discipline;
· Three (3) years work experience in a related field;
· Must demonstrate knowledge of federal, provincial, and Indigenous systems, programming, and policies;
· Must possess strong organizational, communication (verbal and written), and research skills
· Must have the ability to multi-task and prioritize in order to achieve deliverables within respective deadlines;
· Knowledge of Indigenous traditions, cultures, and values, as well as a general understanding of the current issues relating to Indigenous law making and tobacco is required;
· Must have experience in budgeting, proposal writing, and reporting;· Working knowledge of the Microsoft suite of programs;
· Possess a valid Ontario Driver’s license;
· Indigenous ancestry preferred;


  • Travel will be required
  • Ability to attend and conduct presentations in-person and virtually
  • Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals
  • Overtime as required
  • Lifting or moving up to 10lbs may be required

DURATION: current until March 31, 2021 (renewal dependent on continuation of funding)

SALARY: $54 000 to $60 000


Applicants are asked to submit resume and cover letter electronically (gstonefish@aiai.on.ca ) or to send two copies of their resume and cover letter by regular mail in a sealed package to the Association marked as follows:

Attn: Director of Operations
Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians
387 Princess Ave.
London, ON
N6B 2A7