Employment & Contract Opportunities

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY!

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 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 must have:
• Early Childhood Education (ECE) Certification and licence to practice;
• Doctor’s medical clearance letter;
• Up to date immunization record;
• First Aid Certificate;
• Willing to undergo a 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 Resources
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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TERM FULL-TIME POSITION

Project Leader

Position Summary:

The Project Leader is responsible for the leading the Language and Culture Department’s Language Revitalization project. Duties will include, but are not limited to:

Plan & organize Community Meetings: to consult, review and adjust current Language and Culture Plan including goals and objectives, to utilize for our Language Revitalization Plan, as well as develop an overall Vision for Language Revitalization within the Community.
Create financial plan to coincide with goals and objectives
Establish an accountability protocol for the language team. Research, define and develop protocol for the language team.
Document the process by which decisions are made and approved, following cultural protocols and traditional leadership structures. Gather input from Language Speakers & Knowledge Holders Group, regarding cultural protocols and traditional leadership structures.
Develop internal/external partnership agreements with those who support the work of language revitalization.
Develop language curriculum and language resources to support the curriculum. Research and discuss how to support the Community with fluency, research other Indigenous Communities that have many advanced speakers.
Develop the Language Revitalization Plan. Use all the information gathered above to create the plan, research what worked for other Indigenous Communities, research various language revitalization approaches, and use Ktunaxa as much as possible throughout document.
Review finished product with key staff. Enact plan and begin utilizing in School/Daycare and Community Language Lessons.
Present and distribute finished product to Community.
Liaise with the ʔaq̓amnik school language team on project.

Training, Education, and Experience

Minimum diploma in related field of study, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Highly motivated and able to prioritize work tasks.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work within a diverse team environment.
Previous experience working with a First Nation’s organization, and knowledge and appreciation of the culture, values, language and political objectives of the Ktunaxa/ʔaq̓am Community.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact with people from various backgrounds.
Attention to detail and accuracy.
Excellent communication skills (oral and written).
Ability to operate standard office equipment (phone, fax machines, photocopier, printer, etc.)
Strong computer skills including Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, and Zoom.

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 September 22nd, 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.

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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