Youth Resiliency Project Manager

Deadline: Open
Location: Sioux Lookout, ONCommitment: Full Time

In recognition of the multiple factors that contribute to youth resilience, life promotion and bimaadiziwin (a healthy way of life), Indigenous Youth Futures Partnership (IYFP) was launched. IYFP brings together tools and approaches rooted in indigenous knowledge and Western science to work together with communities to articulate their vision of the future. The vision will guide the co-development, implementation and evaluation of multiple, interdependent pathways to foster youth resilience and create the conditions for youth to thrive. Sioux Lookout First Nations will work in Partnership with Carleton University for a Youth Resiliency Project for the Sioux Lookout Area (


  • A graduate degree associated with health, education, or social services, or equivalent experience.
  • Experience in Research Project Management, including community-based research
  • Experience in Health Administration
  • Experience and/or training in management and leadership 
  • Experience in developing training materials
  • Fluency in one of the First Nation’s dialects of the Sioux Lookout district (Ojibway, Cree and/or Oji-Cree) is an asset 
  • Must have experience and understanding of First Nations issues, and of the geographic realities and social conditions within northern remote Native communities. 
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong skills in knowledge translation and the dissemination of research findings
  • High degree of computer literacy (i.e. accounting, spreadsheets, health data base, Microsoft Office and project management software)
  • Well-developed organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Must be willing to travel


1.    Act as community liaison with participating communities

2.    Monitor the budget and ensure proper financial coding

3.    Will work with Carleton University administrator to:

  • Coordinate the movement of researchers in and out of the region (together with community liaison)
  • Complete expense reimbursements etc.
  • Document the in-kind contributions of partners in the community
  • Assist in completing documentation required by granting agencies
  • Organize travel to communities
  • Oversee communications with communities and the researchers
  • Oversee organization of regional events and meetings in Sioux Lookout and Thunder Bay
  • Ensure the resource needs for running events are in place
  • Oversee the operation of the research house in Sioux Lookout 
  • Upload documents to database
  • Other activities as needed to support the project

4.    Will work with Project Research leads and research coordinator (Ottawa) to:

  • Co-ordinate IYFP research projects conducted with communities in the region
  • Organize community events, including meeting spaces, accommodations for visitors, translators where necessary
  • Assist in overseeing students working in communities and Sioux Lookout
  • Assist in setting in place supports to accomplish research activities, including survey administration, helping to set up interviews, focus groups, key conversations, and community resources
  • Establish appropriate support and protocols for researchers to work in the region, including research ethics advice and approvals, compliance with OCAP principles, orienting researchers (and students) to appropriate training
  • Assist in organizing materials and resources for community initiatives
  • Support the collection of documentation for advocacy and drafting of funding applications
  • Facilitate, follow-up, and contribute to activities to promote community engagement
  • Liaise between researchers and community members, as relevant
  • Take minutes of meetings of in the communities
  • Develop and implement communication and outreach strategies