Employment & Contract Opportunities

COME JOIN OUR TEAM

 

~INTERNAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY~
Casual ʔaq̓am Trading Retail Associate

ʔaq̓am Trading Limited Partnership is the retail division of the Corporations of ʔaq̓am. We are looking for a self motivated, energetic and driven individual to fill the Casual Retail Associate position. This position performs key functions within Ɂaq̓am Trading. This position will be key in covering shift shortages due to holiday and sick time.

The Retail Associate is responsible for the following, which includes but is not limited to;
 Overall retail store operations, including use of point-of-sale systems, maintaining merchandise displays, following cash management procedures and monitoring cash over/under and inventory shrinkage daily
 Develop and maintain positive relationships with customers, and work colleagues
Complete daily paperwork and data entry in a timely manner
 Have the physical ability to perform the required duties
 Identify and resolve customer needs in a timely and professional manner
 Communicate and perform all price change request, mark downs/ups
 Adhere to merchandising and vendor policies and procedures
 Adhere to all permitting and license regulations
 Follow safety and security procedures pertaining to the store
 Assist with social media marketing and promotional ideas to help increase store traffic and sales
Assist in business development and growth efforts for ʔaq̓am Trading

QUALIFICATIONS & ATTRIBUTES:
• Satisfactory completion of grade 12 preferred
• Experience in retail store operations
• Physically fit and have the ability to lift up to 50 lbs
• Highly motivated, organized and able to prioritize work tasks
• High degree of professionalism when interacting with work colleagues and customers
• Ability to work independently and would like to continually learn
• Valid First Aid Certificate preferred
• Valid Class 5 Driver’s License and reliable vehicle
• Must be willing to undergo Criminal Records Check and must be “bondable”

Please submit your cover letter and resume marked “confidential” to:
               Christopher McCurry, Director of Community & Economic Development & ACE CEO
               ʔaq̓am 7470 Mission Road, Cranbrook BC, Email: Fax: 250-426-8935

Closing Date: Friday, June 2nd, 2017 4:30 pm MST. Any application received after this time will not be considered.
Thank you to all applicants however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

 

 

1.0 FTE commencing August 28th, 2017
KINDERGARTEN TEACHER

ʔaq̓am is located in the beautiful, sunny centre of ktunaxa Traditional Territory in the southeast corner of
British Columbia. If you love the outdoors, the mountains, fresh air and the sun, this is the place for you. We
are here to work towards achieving ʔaq̓am’s Vision:
“A vibrant, healthy community, speaking out language, governing effectively, and
maximizing our lands and resources for the benefit of future generations and all
living things, in a manner consistent with qanikitȼi (our values and principles).”
Our children are our future. Be a part of an excellent team, helping to nurture, educate and guide our
children to become their best; strong ktunaxa citizens supporting and leading our Community into the years
to come. We work together in a friendly, positive, energetic and supportive environment.
Position Summary:
The successful candidate will create and foster “experiential learning” environments where the needs and
interests of the individual child are recognized and fostered, while preparing the four year olds for next
year’s kindergarten. The candidate will recognize student potential and develop education plans that will
enable each child to reach his or her full potential. The candidate will work within a collaborative team
environment, to coordinate lessons and activities that contribute to classroom and school-wide goals, and
incorporate ktunaxa language & culture.
Qualifications:
 BCCT Certified Teacher
 Valid Child Safety Oriented First-Aid Certificate
 Clean Criminal Record Check
 Excellent computer & technology literacy skills, both PC and MAC
 Strong classroom management, communication and organizational skills
 Knowledge & experience teaching and organizing Experiential Learning Activities, within a variety of subject areas
 Knowledge of, or willingness to learn ktunaxa language, history and culture
 Preference will be given to candidates with experience working in First Nation schools
Submit “confidential” cover letter, resume and copy of current BC Teacher Certificate to:
Jan Bailey,
HR Manager
ʔaq̓am
7470 Mission Road
Cranbrook, BC, V1C 7E5
Fax: (250) 426-8935
Email:
Competition Closing Date: Friday, May 26th, 2017 - 4:30pm MT.
Any applications received after this date and time will not be considered.
Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

      PERMANENT FULL-TIME

LAND CODE PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION MANAGER

ʔaq̓am is located in the beautiful, sunny centre of ktunaxa Traditional Territory in the southeast corner of British Columbia. If you love the out of doors, the mountains, fresh air and the sun, this is the place for you.  We are here to work towards achieving ʔaq̓am’s Vision:
“A vibrant, healthy community, speaking out language, governing effectively, and maximizing our lands and resources for the benefit of future generations and all living things, in a manner consistent with qanikitȼi (our values and principles).”
Be a part of an excellent team, perform meaningful work that will realize long term benefits, share in worthwhile accomplishments, celebrate successes, join in the camaraderie, build strong relationships and enjoy life long learning!

Position Summary:

The Land Code Planning and Implementation Manager is responsible for managing the planning, implementation and administration of the ʔaq̓am Amended Land Code, according to natural law and qanikitȼi (ʔaq̓am values and principles) for the use and benefit of all ʔaq̓amnik̓ (ʔaq̓am people present and future generations).   A major function of this position is to facilitate the development of laws, policy and procedure arising from ʔaq̓am Amended Land Code. This position is critical in supporting the Director of Lands and Natural Resources in achieving goals and objectives as set out in ka kniⱡwitiyaⱡa or Our Thinking: ʔaq̓am Community Strategic Plan. 

Training, Education, and Experience

• Minimum 3 years’ experience in a similar role, implementing and monitoring strategic plans, policy and law development, and land and resource development is preferred.
• Preferred field of study: Law Clerk, Paralegal, Legal Assistant, Natural Resource Management,
Government Policy, Public Administration or other relevant field. 
• Project management experience.
• Experience working with a variety of stakeholders including government agencies, First Nations, industry, and non-profits.
• Experienced in intensive public engagement and consultative processes.
• Experienced and knowledgeable with law making processes and law drafting.
• Experienced in a wide variety of written communications including; business correspondence including letters and emails, briefing memo’s, news releases, reports, website content, brochures and other public communications.  
• Completion of Aboriginal Culture Training, training in engagement and consultation, and/or Aboriginal rights and title training/workshops is an asset.
• Previous experience working for a First Nation or within an Aboriginal context is preferred.
To see the full job description of this position please visit our website: aqam.net under Employment and Contract Opportunities

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:  Applications will be accepted until a qualified candidate is found. So get your application in as soon as possible!!
                         Thank you to all those that apply, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted

PLEASE SEE FULL JOB DESCRIPTION BELOW:

JOB DESCRIPTION
Position: Land Code Planning and Implementation Manager
Department: Lands and Natural Resources
Reports to: Director of Lands and Natural Resources
Date: May 2017

Position Type: Permanent Full-Time

OVERVIEW
ʔaq̓am is a member Community of the ktunaxa Nation (pronounced ‘k-too-nah-ha’). ʔaq̓am Organization exists for the Community.  Externally, we are here to serve the Community, and internally, we are our own Community, comprised of different departments unified by our Vision, Mission, and values.  As a team, through our own roles and departments, the ʔaq̓am Organization works together to achieve our strategic plan – “ka kniⱡwityaⱡa ~ Our Thinking”, and continue to progress and move our Community forward.   
POSITION SUMMARY
The Land Code Planning and Implementation Manager is responsible for managing the planning, implementation and administration of the ʔaq̓am Amended Land Code, according to natural law and qanikitȼi (ʔaq̓am values and principles) for the use and benefit of all ʔaq̓amnik̓ (ʔaq̓am people present and future generations).   A major function of this position is to facilitate the development of laws, policy and procedure arising from ʔaq̓am Amended Land Code. This position is critical in supporting the Director of Lands and Natural Resources in achieving goals and objectives as set out in ka kniⱡwitiyaⱡa or Our Thinking: ʔaq̓am Community Strategic Plan. 
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
Land Code
• Responsible for law approval processes under ʔaq̓am Amended Land Code as directed by Chief and Council.
• Ensures organizational compliance with ʔaq̓am Amended Land Code.
• Research and keep informed of pertinent information and developments in areas such as First Nation laws and regulations and or Federal laws and regulations.
• Works closely with legal counsel, the Lands Committee and Chief and Council to draft priority Community laws.
• Updates policies and procedures and develops new ones, as necessary.
• Organizes, conducts and reports out on compliance monitoring of active land instruments including leases, licenses, permits, etc.
• Works closely with Staff, Leadership and the Lands Committee to communicate Land Code development initiatives and lead Community engagement and consultation efforts.
• Works collaboratively with external partners to implement Land Code initiatives.  Partners may include but, are not limited to: Lands Advisory Board Resource Centre, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, the Ktunaxa Nation Council and other Land Code communities.
• Correspond, liaise or consult with other departments and outside agencies.
 Special Projects
• Assists Director of Lands and Natural Resources with special projects from time to time, which may include grant writing, field work, and technical expert advice.
• Provides research assistance to the Director of Lands and Natural Resources on a variety of topics including sourcing information from various departments and external agencies.
• Supports Community events such as Wood Day, National Aboriginal Day, Community Trek, etc. as needed.
Membership/Nation Relations
• Drafts leases, permits, licenses, etc. to support ʔaq̓am and ʔaq̓amnik̓ operated initiatives.
• Helps ʔaq̓amnik̓ interpret and complete forms within the Lands Management Manual.
• Works closely with the Lands Officer to ensure land instruments are recorded in an accurate and timely manner within the First Nations Lands Registry.
• Works closely with the Lands Committee for recommendations pertaining to Land Code initiatives.
• Provides, as required, communications to ʔaq̓amnik̓ as specified under Land Code.
• Engagement at the Nation level as required.
Community and Economic Development
• Supports Community and economic ventures by serving as the Land Code knowledge holder.
• Represent the interests of ʔaq̓am in the negotiation and drafting of lease/license/permits/easement agreements where ʔaq̓am is the lessor, permittor, etc.
• Work closely with ʔaq̓am's corporations to realize economic opportunities (lands and natural resources) that arise from ʔaq̓am Amended Land Code.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
• Ability to review land related legal documents for accuracy and legal requirements.
• Knowledge of procedures and legal terminology relating to rights and interest in land.
• Knowledge of relevant Federal and Provincial regulations.
• Demonstrated knowledge of ktunaxa/Aboriginal people and ktunaxa/Aboriginal culture is preferred.
• High degree of ethics, confidentiality, and integrity. 
• Strong facilitation skills.
• Strategic and analytical thinker.
• Collaborative, with a Community focused approach.
• Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and ability to communicate complex information in a simple manner.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with a variety of people from different backgrounds, demonstrating professionalism at all times.
• Exceptional organizational and time management skills
• Good conflict resolution and negotiation skills
• Detail oriented, skilled in accuracy throughout one’s work
• Ability to take initiative and prioritize multiple projects.
• Advanced proficiency in MS Office Suite
• Knowledge of financial management practices and ability to seek funding, prepare proposals, manage budgets, processing accounts payable and accounts receivable and work with limited funds.
• Ability to attend evening meetings, give presentations, as required.
• Ability to travel on an as needed basis.

TRAINING, EDUCATION, AND EXPERIENCE
• Minimum 3 years’ experience in a similar role, implementing and monitoring strategic plans, policy and law development, and land and resource development is preferred.
• Preferred field of study: Law Clerk, Paralegal, Legal Assistant, Natural Resource Management,
Government Policy, Public Administration or other relevant field. 
• Project management experience.
• Experience working with a variety of stakeholders including government agencies, First Nations, industry, and non-profits.
• Experienced in intensive public engagement and consultative processes.
• Experienced and knowledgeable with law making processes and law drafting.
• Experienced in a wide variety of written communications including; business correspondence including letters and emails, briefing memo’s, news releases, reports, website content, brochures and other public communications.  
• Completion of Aboriginal Culture Training, training in engagement and consultation, and/or Aboriginal rights and title training/workshops is an asset.
• Previous experience working for a First Nation or within an Aboriginal context is preferred.
• Provision of a clean Criminal Records Check
• Provision of a Driver Abstract and a Valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License.
CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS
The core of our business is serving the ʔaq̓am Community and the ktunaxa Nation overall.  Therefore, anyone who joins the Organization should have an understanding of ʔaq̓am and/or the ktunaxa Nation.  This understanding can be gained from being a member of the ʔaq̓am Community and/or the ktunaxa Nation, being from ʔaq̓am or ktunaxa ancestry, or from working with the Community and/or the Nation.  If a person looking to join the ʔaq̓am Organization does not currently possess this understanding of the Community or Nation, they must demonstrate a genuine interest to learn more and immerse themselves in the culture to gain a greater understanding. 
 

 

 

 

 

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