NISHNAWBE-ASKI LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION
Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services Corporation was established in 1990 by the Chiefs of Nishnawbe-Aski Nation to provide legal services to the 49 member First Nations in the Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN). The geographical territory covered by NALSC is one-third the size of Ontario and spreads from the borders of Manitoba to Quebec with James and Hudson Bay to the north and above the CNR track line. This is the area covered by Treaties Number 9 and Number 5.
The purpose of the Corporation is to plan, develop, deliver, coordinate and administer the provision of legal and paralegal services including community legal education, for the people of NAN in a manner sensitive to and respectful to their unique cultural heritage. The mandate of the Corporation includes legal, paralegal, public legal education and law reform services.
Under the direction of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will have the overall responsibility of planning, assessing and implementing the future direction and operation of the Corporation. During a 1-year transitional period, the Executive Director will examine and analyze the structure that is presently in place and make recommendations to the Board of Directors of organizational structures that could work for the Corporation.
Salary: To commensurate with experience.
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario
Applicants should have any combination of education and experience providing the required skill and knowledge.
- University/College degree in management, law, social services or equivalent.
- Experience in management preferably in an Aboriginal organization.
- Ability to speak Ojibway, Oji-Cree or Cree is preferred.
Closing Date: February 22, 2002 by 12:00 p.m.
Please submit a resume and cover letter including 3 references to:
Attention: Hiring Committee
Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services Corporation
86 Cumberland Street South
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 2V3
Fax: (807) 622-3024
Please note only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.