Our continued success depends on our commitment to the recruitment, retention and development of a talented and diverse team. Northern Policy Institute is eager to connect with individuals who can make valuable contributions to our increasingly dynamic and innovative organization.  


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Event Coordinator - Thunder Bay

We are seeking a full-time Event Coordinator for a 2-year contract (renewable) in Thunder Bay, Ontario

Communications, public relations, and marketing graduates may find this position especially rewarding. But anyone interested in bringing people together for a positive and enriching experience should apply.  The Event Coordinator is responsible for planning and running all NPI events. Our communications and research teams will help with marketing, speaker recruitment, and sponsorship. Your job will be to make the magic happen. Working with event venues, AV contractors, caterers, hotels, and travel providers you will ensure all the little details are handled. As the primary contact for attendees, presenters, and event partners you will make their experience seamless and memorable.

Candidates are asked to provide a one paragraph statement as to why they have applied for the position in this specific community. Applications that do not include this information may not be considered. Deadline for applications is midnight eastern time 23 May 2022. Expected start date is 13 June 2022. Please forward a cover letter, resume and references to with Event Coordinator in the subject line.


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Experience North

Northern Policy Institute makes available up to ten four-month placements across Northern Ontario. Usually housed with a partner organization in one of Ontario’s Central, Western or Northern Regions, the placements learn first-hand about the cut and thrust of public policy debate, building human capital and experience in the North. For more information, visit our Experience North page.

These positions are ideal for those seeking to build firsthand experience about real world policy research. How it is done, how it is crafted, and to whom and how it is communicated. The added benefit is a chance to expand your knowledge and understanding of Northern Ontario.

Other Opportunities

Looking for a co-op placement, a summer job, or that first position after graduation? Look no further!

Northern Policy Institute (NPI) has multiple opportunities for communications, marketing, business administration, office administration, finance, political science, public administration, economics, and law students.

But don’t self-select!

NPI has hired librarians, historians, community developers, planners, and geographers. If you are in the social sciences and interested in public policy or not for profits, you may be a fit with us. For more information, follow this link to Student and Recent Graduate Employment Opportunities