Employment & Contract Opportunities

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY!

PERMANENT FULL-TIME POSITION
Receptionist

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 kniⱡwitiyaⱡa ~ Our Thinking”, and continue to progress and move our Community forward.    

The Receptionist is a key first point of contact at ʔaq̓am. The Receptionist greets guests and callers; ascertains the nature of their business with ʔaq̓am and connects them with the right staff member to serve them. This position performs office administration duties.

Key Responsibilities

Answer incoming telephone calls on behalf of the ʔaq̓am in a professional manner; transfer calls to appropriate staff member.
Direct and assist visitors to the office as able to.
Record and distribute incoming mail and cheques.
Assist with maintaining clean working environment for all office staff.
Manage and organize electronic files.
Notify all employees of upcoming meetings as requested.
Other office administration duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact with people from various backgrounds.
Excellent customer service skills.
Strong communication (verbal and written) skills.
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.

Training, Education, and Experience

Post-secondary education or a combination of education and experience.
1-2 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: Thursday, February 25th, 2021 @ 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.

Preference will be given to candidates of Ktunaxa or other First Nations ancestry. If you are a Ktunaxa citizen who is interested in this opportunity but do not feel you have the necessary qualifications, please contact the Ktunaxa Nation Council Education and Employment Sector.

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INTERNAL JOB POSTING

ONE-YEAR TERM FULL-TIME POSITION
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 ʔaq̓am Organization works together to achieve our strategic plan – “ka kniⱡwitiyaⱡa ~ Our Thinking”, and continue to progress and move our Community forward.   

position Summary

The Administrative Assistant will perform a variety of administrative duties in support of Language and Culture Department. Duties will include, but are not limited to:

Creation of correspondence, invoices, presentations, brochures, publications, reports and related material.
Create content and updates for the webpage and other digital media.
Create and manage grant tracking sheet to ensure the effective management of grants and funding.
Schedule, plan and confirm appointments and meetings.
Answer telephone and electronic enquiries and ascertain nature of business and direct visitors to employer or appropriate person.
Set up and maintain manual and computerized information filing systems.
Record and prepare minutes of meetings.
Arrange travel schedules and make reservations.
Notify all employees of upcoming meetings as requested.
Other office administration duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

High degree of confidentiality is essential.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact with people from various backgrounds.
Excellent customer service skills.
Attention to detail and accuracy.
General office administration skills. Minute taking skills an asset.
Ability to operate standard office equipment (phone, fax machines, photocopier, printer, etc.)
Proficiency in Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office.
Demonstrated knowledge of Ktunaxa/Aboriginal people and Ktunaxa/Aboriginal culture.
Criminal Record Check.
Valid Class 5 Driver’s License.

Training, Education, and Experience

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

For further information about this position, please visit our website aqam.net under Employment and Contract Opportunities

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: Thursday, February 25th, 2021 @ 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.

*Internal job postings are open to current ʔaq̓am staff, ʔaq̓am Band Members and other Ktunaxa Bands’ Members* Preference will be given to candidates of Ktunaxa or other First Nations ancestry. If you are a Ktunaxa citizen who is interested in this opportunity but do not feel you have the necessary qualifications, please contact the Ktunaxa Nation Council Education and Employment Sector.

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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 1-3 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.

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

Preference will be given to candidates of Ktunaxa or other First Nations ancestry. If you are a Ktunaxa citizen who is interested in this opportunity but do not feel you have the necessary qualifications, please contact the Ktunaxa Nation Council Education and Employment Sector.

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ʔaq̓am Community Enterprises Opportunities:

There are currently no open job postings. Please check back for future postings. 

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EXTERNAL OPPORTUNITIES:

OPPORTUNITY EXCLUSIVELY FOR KTUNAXA CITIZENS

KTUNAXA NATION COUNCIL CAO MENTEE ROLE

CORE SERVICES

The Ktunaxa Nation is characterized by the spirit of courage, initiative, innovation, perseverance, and leadership that it has brought to the work of preserving and protecting both the past and the future of its people. This has been accomplished through the exceptional commitment and vision of its human resources. It is therefore expected that employees who represent the Ktunaxa Nation will be committed to honouring the spirit of the Nation’s work by putting their best into all that they do and by conducting themselves at all times ethically, professionally and respectfully. To advance the Ktunaxa Nation Council Goal of having Ktunaxa citizens filling key leadership roles, the CAO position has been filled with an Executive Mentor with a mandate to identify and work with a Ktunaxa successor by 2022. Previous to this, a formal callout was done for Ktunaxa citizens that are interested in pursuing leadership opportunities at KNC. The program is ongoing and continues to attract potential candidates. This is the Official Callout for Applications for the KNC CAO Mentee. Key position criteria and an overview of the position's scope and responsibilities have been provided to assist in guiding the development of your application.

Key Position Criteria:

     - A deep desire to make a difference in the lives of all Ktunaxa citizens no matter where they live

     - A vision for Ktunaxa self-determination and passion to see it through

     - The commitment to always listen and learn, grow and seek out ways to integrate Ktunaxa culture and traditions in all the work we do

     - The courage to make, accept and take responsibility for tough decisions that will always need to be made. Be a catalyst for necessary change and a champion for improvement.

     - The ability to accept criticism and turn it into “feed-forward”

     - Be willing and capable to work in a team environment - guiding a team and within a team

     - Personal characteristics are very important to the success of the mentorship. The following personal characteristics are important to any leadership role within the KNC: Attitude, Enthusiasm, Ethics, Goal-Oriented, Listener, Networked, Persistence, Self-Awareness, Self-Confidence, and Self Discipline.         To set a clear goal for the success of the Ktunaxa Nation Council, to guide and support performance, and to foster open conversation between Council, Senior management, and employee.

     - The Ktunaxa Nation has adopted the following 9 core organizational competencies which are: Thinking, Achieving, Influencing, Becoming, Appling, Cultural Agility, Empowering Others, Self Discovery & Awareness & Change Management. These organizational competencies are KNC dynamic tools for           strategic goals and objectives.

Overview of CAO position scope and responsibilities:

     - Managing Day-to-day operations including the direction to Senior Management team and the Core Services department

     - Initiating and stewarding the Ktunaxa Nation Strategic Framework including development and implementation of governance and corporate strategies

     - Operationalizing of Executive Council decisions

     - Develop a clear vision of the Ktunaxa Nation Council and use your naturally assertive nature and leadership skills to ensure it becomes a reality.

     - Overall authority for leadership, valuation, monitoring and protection of KNC Sectors/Government operations, and assets

     - Interface between Executive Council and Sector Councils in operational and policy matters

     - Manages the relationship with communities as it relates to the Executive Council and KNG operations

     - Accountable to direct, oversee and achieve goals related to:

          - Mission, Values and Strategy

          - Management and Administration

          - Mentorship and succession

          - Governance and Governance Transition

          - Policy and planning

KNC Core Competencies:

Recognizing that the CAO responsibilities are vast in scope and depth, the mentee will be selected in early 2021 and will be provided over a year of direct mentorship from the current CAO/Executive Mentor. This training period will allow the mentee to gradually assume responsibilities while building confidence and competencies. It is also critical for the mentee to have a role in the current assessment of KNC operations and in any decisions related to restructuring as we evolve towards self-governance.

We encourage all interested members to apply for the position, and the opportunity to discuss your vision for this important senior management position at KNC.

Application Requirements:

1. A formal resume with the main focus on your education and experience that is relevant to this position;

2. A formal cover letter indicating your interest and why - include personal traits you identify with;

3. Provide a brief (3 paragraph maximum) paper outlining what you envision is integral to positive change in the CAO Mentee role

Please submit your cover letter and resume to: Ktunaxa Nation Council CAO Mentee Position c/o Shawna Janvier, CAO / Executive Mentor PO Box 7825 Mission Road Cranbrook, BC V1C 7E5 Fax: (250) 489-2438

CLOSING DATE: February 26, 2021

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To view other opportunities please visit:

http://www.ktunaxa.org/careers/current-postings/