Oct 19, 2022

Post-Secondary Support Officer

  • Tungasuvvingat Inuit
  • 1071 Richmond Road, Ottawa, ON
Full time Education Research

Job Description

It is the mission of Tungasuvvingat Inuit (TI) to provide Inuit-specific programs that contribute to the health and wellbeing of Inuit, and to encourage and support similar programs for Inuit across the country. With over 30 years of highly successful experience in crafting the design, development, and delivery of a wide range of effective, client-centered services, TI continues to deliver quality programs and services that directly benefit our growing urban Inuit population.

TI’s Post-Secondary Education Program serves in creating a direct approach for supporting Inuit students enrolled in post-secondary institutions within Ontario. The Post Secondary Support Officer provides intensive guidance, case management, and develops appropriate supports and methods to ensure students achieve their full potential.

The incumbent will assist Inuit students with concerns or questions they may have or supports they require which will allow for their successful completion of studies. The incumbent will offer guidance towards appropriate employment opportunities and ensure students have the necessary academic criteria to pursue their career paths.

The incumbent will also connect with Inuit students on a regular basis to ensure emotional and academic well-being, including helping with navigating financial supports. Additional key responsibilities include:

  • Supporting efforts to build knowledge and awareness of Inuit histories, cultures, perspectives, and contributions at every level.

  • Participating on district committees and task forces to review, develop, and validate post- secondary approaches.

  • Working closely with the Indigenous Education Council and any other committees related to indigenous learning.

  • Collaborating and liaising with local Inuit communities, organizations, and students.


The ideal candidate will understand the mental health, socio-economic, and housing issues impacting post -secondary students in Ontario; Inuit culture, values, Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit and traditional practices; post-secondary education and institutions, Inuit service provider agencies, Indigenous post-secondary programs, career development and supports for the Inuit community.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, presentation skills, relationship building skills and organizational skills are necessary.

The ability to participate in team, committee and engagement activities, present program information and research, work independently, and use computer applications (Microsoft Office, e-mail, and Internet) is required.

Post-secondary education in a relevant field; minimum of a two-year diploma is required. Two years’ experience in Inuit cultural education, community development or another relevant field is preferred. Assets include working with Indigenous organizations and/or FNIM peoples and communities and facilitation and community engagement experience. Fluency in English is required and the ability to communicate in Inuktitut is an asset.

A combination of related education and experience may be accepted.

Salary and Benefits

  • TI offers a competitive total compensation package.

  • TI provides paid sick, personal and family sickness leave days, and a 24/7 confidential Employee and

    Family Assistance Plan.

  • Vacation (earn 3 weeks/year).

Deadline for applications is October 31, 2022.

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to careers@tiontario.ca. Interested candidates are encouraged to visit our website at www.tiontario.ca to learn more about our programs and services.

Preference in hiring will be given to qualified Inuit candidates, applicants are encouraged to self-identify. The successful candidate for this position will be required to obtain a vulnerable sector check with results that are acceptable to TI.

Accommodations for applicants with disabilities is available upon request.

TI’s main office is located at 1071 Richmond Road, Ottawa, which is conveniently located close to Britannia Bay, walking and biking trails, and all major transportation access points. It is close to major amenities including gyms, malls, and restaurants. Parking is free on the premise.

We thank all interested candidates in advance, but unfortunately, we are only able to respond to those selected for an interview.