Employment & Contract Opportunities


Full-time Term Early Childhood Educator
ʔaq̓amnik̓ Daycare Centre

At ʔaq̓am we are dedicated to working toward our community Vision, collaborating to provide quality programs and services to ʔaq̓amnik̓ (the people).   By infusing our Ktunaxa language and culture into the programming at our ʔaq̓amnik̓ Daycare Centre we are laying the foundation for the next generation of strong and healthy Ktunaxa citizens.  Our employees enjoy exposure to Ktunaxa culture and language, a cohesive work environment; we offer excellent benefits and a diverse, dedicated and enthusiastic team!

In collaboration with the Daycare Manager, the Early Childhood Educator will assist the Daycare Centre to do its part in preparing our infants, toddlers and pre-school children of today to become our next generation of Ktunaxa professionals, trades people, parents, chiefs, councillors, artisans and more.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Provide quality childcare as well as plan and carry out developmentally and age appropriate educational activities to engage children aged 1-5 years in learning;
  • Help children complete daily tasks and routines to gain independence and provide constant feedback and communication to build self-esteem; 
  • Function as a member of our cohesive, positive, flexible and exuberant team, which includes staff, management, parents and community members.

Successful candidates will have:

  • Early Childhood Education (ECE) Certification and licence to practice;
  • Doctor’s medical clearance letter;
  • Up to date immunization record;
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Vulnerable Sector Check Criminal Record Check;

Preference will be given to candidates who also have:

  • Previous experience in a similar capacity, supervising and working with children; experience developing learning activities would be an asset.
  • Previous experience working in a First Nation community.
  • Food Safe certification.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and copy of ECE certificate and licence to:

Amanda Gnucci,                                                                                                                                                                 
Human Resource Generalist             
ʔaq̓am                                                                                                   Fax:  (250) 426-8935                                                       
7470 Mission Road, Cranbrook, BC, V1C 7E5                             Email: 

Position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

Term Position: Start date as soon as successful candidate is found until December 18th, 2020.

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


Administrative Assistant

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 ʔaq̓ am Organization works together to achieve our strategic plan – “ka kniⱡwitiyaⱡa ~ Our
Thinking”, and continue to progress and move our Community forward.


The Administrative Assistant will perform a variety of administrative duties in support of the Community Health and Wellness Department and Lands Department.


 High degree of confidentiality is essential.
 Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact with people from various backgrounds.
 Excellent customer service skills.
 Ability to multitask and manager competing demands.
 Strong communication (verbal and written) skills.
 Knowledge of basic medical terminology.
 Attention to detail and accuracy.
 General office administration skills.
 Ability to operate standard office equipment (phone, fax machines, photocopier, printer, etc.)
 Basic proficiency in Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office.
 Demonstrated knowledge of Ktunaxa/Aboriginal people and Ktunaxa/Aboriginal culture is an asset.
 Criminal Record Check.
 Valid Class 5 Driver’s License.


 Post-secondary education or a combination of education and experience.
 2-4 years’ office and administrative experience

Please submit your cover letter and resume marked “confidential” to:
Amanda Gnucci, HR Generalist
ʔaq̓am Administration
7470 Mission Road, Cranbrook, BC, V1C 7E5 e-mail: Fax: 250-426-8935
Closing Date: Monday, January 27th, 2020 @ 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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