Employment & Contract Opportunities


Program 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.   


Working closely with the Director of Operations and Community Services, the Program Assistant position focus will be providing high-level clerical, operational and administrative support to the Department of Operations and Community Services.


Demonstrated knowledge of Ktunaxa/Aboriginal people and Ktunaxa/Aboriginal culture.
High degree of integrity, ethics and confidentiality. 
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds; ability to quickly build rapport and trust. 
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, comfortable with public speaking.
Ability to advocate for and collaborate with others.
Strong math and budgeting skills
Proficient in Microsoft Office, data management software, and Adobe Acrobat. Ability to plan programs and organize events. Excellent time management and prioritization skills. 
Patient and approachable.
Flexible and adaptable. 
Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills.
Problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
Knowledge of Federal and Provincial policies and legislations related to education (both on- and off-reserve).


Completion of Grade 12 or GED equivalent; completion of certificate, diploma, or degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. education, administrative support, business.) or an acceptable combination of relevant education and experience.
Minimum 2 years’ experience in a similar capacity.
Vulnerable Sector Check and Criminal Record Check clearance required.

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 August 29th, 2019 @ 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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