Employment & Contract Opportunities

~INTERNAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY~

COMMUNITY GARDEN LEAD

Term Part Time Position (April 4th to October 7th, 2017) (20hrs/week for 27 weeks)
The Community Garden Lead’s duties and responsibilities will include but not limited to;
• Planning for season: ie: types of plants, types and numbers of Community event/engagements
• Seeding, weeding, watering and harvesting the plants within the garden space
• Hosting and promoting Community gathering events
• Promotion of the garden to the Community
• Ongoing and regular communication with the Community both outside and within the garden
• Manage a budget
• Newsletter updates to Community
• Resourcefulness
• Working independently as well as with Community members, ʔaq̓amnik̓ Daycare staff, children, ʔaq̓amnik̓ School staff and students

Qualifications and Attributes;
• Good knowledge of plants, soil and gardening
• Strong written and oral communication and connecting skills
• A love for working outdoors and positive energy to help promote this project
• Physically fit and able to lift up to 50 lbs
• Highly motivated, organized and able to prioritize work tasks
• High degree of professionalism when interacting with Community, media, students and staff
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
• Valid First Aid Certificate preferred
• WHMIS Certification preferred
• Valid Class 5 Driver’s License and reliable transportation are preferred

REMUNERATION: Salary to commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Please submit your cover letter and resume marked “confidential” to:
Jan Bailey, HR Manager ʔaq̓am
7470 Mission Road, Cranbrook BC
Email: Fax: 250-426-8935
Closing Date: Tuesday, March 21st 2017 at 4:30 pm MT
Thank you to all applicants however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

 

~~EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY~~
 
PERMANENT FULL-TIME

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Position Summary:

This position oversees and manages the Department of Community Health and Wellness.  It is responsible and accountable for the leadership, direction and overall management of Community health, wellness, education, social, childcare, ktunaxa language and culture resources and programs to include: policy development and administration, human resource management, financial management, the development and management of formal plans, strategies, goals, programs and services, the administration of funding agreements and contracts, and the overall valuation and monitoring of the Community Health and Wellness Department resources (intellectual, financial, human, technical and capital) in accordance with ʔaq̓am’s strategic plan and Vision.

Key Responsibilities:

• Performs all duties and responsibilities as directed by Chief and Council in accordance with ʔaq̓am policies, standards and procedures, ensuring compliance with all relevant Federal and Provincial legislation.
• Develop new policy, where necessary and maintain existing policies.
• Directs the development, implementation and monitoring of the Department’s strategic and operating plans.
• Provides leadership, direction and support in the planning, development and management of ʔaq̓am’s Community Health and Wellness Department’s resources, programs and services.
• Implements the plans, distributes resources, policies and practices to the operations of the Department in accordance with ʔaq̓am Values, Mission and Vision.
• Participates in all relevant internal and external meetings.
• Evaluates overall effectiveness and capacity of the Department to achieve goals and develop and implement measures for improvement, where required.
• Evaluate effectiveness of programs and services delivered to the Community and makes recommendations or implements improvements when required.
• Prepares and presents written and verbal reports to: Chief Operating Officer, Chief and Council and Membership in the Annual Report and ʔaq̓am General Meetings.
• Directs, guides, coaches and mentors Department Staff through work plans, meetings, evaluations and professional development.
• Manages all financial affairs of the Department and reports on financial performance.
• Prepares annual operating budget for the Department.
• Ensures that the relationships and communications with the Community, government, public, interest groups and other organizations and agencies are appropriate to the position, image and interest of the Department and ʔaq̓am in general.
• Represents the Department’s interest as directed, in negotiation with government and private sector.
• Negotiates with public and private entities for access to resources including those held by external agencies – fiscal, capital and human.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Knowledge of ktunaxa/Aboriginal people and ktunaxa culture and language
• Knowledge of the ktunaxa Nation and ʔaq̓am
• Excellent interpersonal and people management skills
• Demonstrated leadership and management skills
• Exceptional integrity and professionalism
• Strong team player with excellent teambuilding skills
• Lifestyle consistent with the importance and responsibilities of the position
• Exceptional planning, organizational and coordination skills
• Demonstrated ability to develop policies and procedures
• Exceptional mediation and conflict management skills
• Demonstrated knowledge of related Government Regulations
• Ability to consistently demonstrate tact, discretion and sound judgment
• Exceptional oral and written communication skills
• Demonstrated commitment to fiscal management
• Exceptional analytical and decision-making skills
• Strong cultural sensitivity and understanding
• Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office)
• Criminal Records Check
• Valid BC Driver’s License. Driver’s Abstract and own transportation
• Ability to travel as required for the position

Training, Education, and Experience

• Bachelor Degree in social services or health promotion or i.e. human services, health or education, a Masters is preferred.
• Eight (8) to ten (10) years related experience to include three (3) to four (4) years at the senior management level
• Post-Secondary Courses or Formal Training to include: Leadership, Teambuilding, Business Administration, Financial Management / Budgeting, Management / Supervision, Community Health, Policy Development, Conflict Resolution, Negotiations, and Effective Human Resource Management
• Experience in the leadership and management of health and wellness programs and staff
• Experience working with relevant Government Agencies and applicable Legislation
• Experience in the planning, development and management of community services programs and staff
• Experience working with First Nations

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
ʔaq̓am
7470 Mission Road, Cranbrook, BC, V1C 7E5;
e-mail: ;
Fax: 250-426-8935

Closing Date:  Friday, March 31st, 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. 

 

~~EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY~~

PERMANENT FULL-TIME

CORPORATE CLERK

Position Summary:

With direction from the Executive Assistant, the Corporate Clerk will provide high-level clerical, operational and administrative support to the Organization’s Departments as well as various committees within the Organization.  Duties include: prepare reports, documents, correspondence and memos, schedule and organize meetings and events, take and transcribe official minutes, prepare travel arrangements, accounts payables for processing and provide relief for front desk reception. 

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

• Excellent written and oral communication skills within diverse groups from corporate to Community
• Strong ethics and ability to maintain confidentiality.
• Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office 
• Excellent typing skills – minimum 50 to 60 wpm
• Sound minute taking and transcription skills
• Good event planning and/or project management skills including tracking and monitoring tasks
• Good bookkeeping knowledge
• Proven customer service skills
• Excellent prioritization, organization and time management skills, with attention to detail
• Ability to multi-task effectively and efficiently
• Excellent record and file management skills
• Knowledge of ktunaxa/Aboriginal people and ktunaxa language and culture
• Criminal Record Check
• Valid Class 5 Driver’s Licence

Education, Training and Experience:

• Diploma in Business or Office Administration or a combination of education and experience.
• 3-4 years’ office and administrative experience

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
ʔaq̓am
7470 Mission Road, Cranbrook, BC, V1C 7E5;
e-mail: ;
Fax: 250-426-8935

Closing Date:  Friday, March 31st, 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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