Employment & Contract Opportunities




Position Summary:

The intention of this position is to support overall youth engagement and leadership according to ka kniⱡwitiyaⱡa stated goals and objectives, across all tipi poles. As such this position is directly responsible for the implementation and sustainability of Ɂapakinŧu.kuɁnaŧ—as defined by the Terms of Reference and as proposed to Columbia Basin Trust and Community Futures East Kootenay, current funders of Ɂapakinŧu.kuɁnaŧ. This position will work closely with different staff from across departments, organizations and systems.  This position will be directed by and receive supervision and guidance from the Governance Coordinator.

*The directive of funding for this position is:  applicants must be 18 to 25 years old. 


 Contact with external organizations about their support, involvement and participation
 Assist Youth Governance Facilitators in their duties
 Gather and assist in suggested events
 Assistance in internal events – May Celebration
 Organize events and keep track of logistics:
 Promote events in person and through media and meetings
 Contact and maintain list and relationships with volunteers
 Create and manage event budgets
 Draft reports and finalize project completion responsibilities
 Provide transportation as requested and needed.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

 Able to work in fast paced and high intensity environment
 Able to communicate openly verbally and in writing in timely fashion
 A self-starter able to work independently or in a team environment
 Excellent time management skills
 Good computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office programs
 Good relationship building skills
 Ability to lead and speak in groups
 Flexibility
 Able and willing to accept guidance from multiple sources without losing long term vision
 Desire to pursue life-long learning by developing a plan of action with the intension of returning to school to upgrade or attend post-secondary
 Demonstrated knowledge of Ktunaxa/Aboriginal people and Ktunaxa/Aboriginal culture

Education, Training and Experience:

 Grade 12 Graduate
 Possesses a comprehensive understanding of ka kniⱡwitiyaⱡa and Ɂapakinŧu.kuɁnaŧ
 ktunaxa language competency and have had cultural experiences
 Valid B.C. Driver’s Licence
 Driver’s Abstract
 Reliable vehicle
 Willing to undergo a criminal record check

Remuneration:  Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications and includes a favourable benefits package and pension plan.

Please submit your cover letter and resume marked “confidential” to:

Jan Bailey, HR Manager
7470 Mission Road, Cranbrook, BC, V1C 7E5;
e-mail: ;
Fax: 250-426-8935

Closing Date:  Thursday, April 27th, 2017 @ 4:30 p.m. MT - Any applications received after this time will not be considered.

Thank you to all those that apply, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 



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