Youth Programs Officer (Maternity Replacement) 

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  • Post Date: October 29, 2021
Job Description

Department: Apatisiiwin Skills Development
Location: Mistissini
Salary Grade 4: (Min. $45,886.00 – Max. $61,258.00)
Status: Temporary (Maternity Replacement) 

Core Functions 

The Youth Programs Officer is responsible for implementing, administering, and monitoring the various ASD youth programs and Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) youth programs for the department. The incumbent is also responsible for providing assistance, counsel, and information to recipients, in all aspects of the ASD Policy and is responsible to promote the youth programs in Eeyou Istchee territory. 

Functional Responsibilities 

  • Assist potential recipients with project proposal submissions, guidelines, and procedures by providing them with advice and information on processing and deadlines. 
  • Receive and analyze proposals submitted under the program to ensure their eligibility with the ASD Policy. 
  • Recommend projects to the technical group and the Apatisiiwin Skills Development and Advisory Committee. 
  • Prepare contract funding agreement to be signed with recipients. 
  • Monitor projects and ensure compliance with ASD Policy. 
  • Obtain progress reports and claims from recipients. 
  • In collaboration with the Financial Program Technician, verify payment requests received from recipients and authorize disbursement of funds in accordance with contract agreement. 
  • Input and maintain data in the Cree Nation Government Information System. 

Interaction/Communication Responsibilities 

  • Provide information on the Cree labour market to the local and regional employers. 
  • Collaborate with local and regional partners, ASD projects to improve the employability of youth community residents. 
  • Collect and analyze data to make recommendations for improvements and/or adjustments to youth program activities. 
  • Participate in youth development activities/committees. 
  • Participate in career fairs, local general assemblies, and any relevant events to promote and facilitate the understanding of community-based youth programs and INAC’s Youth Employment Strategy (YES) programs. 

Reporting Responsibilities 

  • Produce quarterly activity reports on program outcomes. 
  • Submit yearly proposals to INAC for YES programs, as well as final reports. 

Other Responsibilities 

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge and skills in area(s) of responsibility. 
  • Perform other duties as required. 


  • College Diploma in Business Administration or related field. 


  • Three to five years of relevant work experience. 


  • Fluency in verbal Cree. 
  • Fluency in English. 
  • Fluency in French is an asset. 

Knowledge and Abilities 

  • Customer-focused and service-oriented. 
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively. 
  • Proven ability to be discreet and maintain confidentiality. 
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy. 
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to coordinate multiple projects. 
  • Strong judgment and proven ability to problem-solve. 
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and to adapt to a changing environment. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products. 

Additional Requirements 

  • Typical office setting where there are no unusual physical demands. 
  • Willingness to travel occasionally. 

The Cree Nation Government may, at its discretion, waive any or all of the aforementioned requirements if a suitable candidate who is a JBNQA beneficiary accepts to follow a training plan determined by the Cree Nation Government as a condition of employment. 

Application Period 

From October 28, 2021 to November 12, 2021 


Your application must be sent by email with the competition number: ASD-211007-1 

Valerie Mianscum 

Recruitment Specialist 


Tel.: 819-673-2600