Job Postings

Positions with external organizations

Wei Wai Kum First Nation posts jobs for external organizations upon request as a service to Band members and employers. Employers may email their postings to reception@weiwaikum.ca

Positions with the Wei Wai Kum First Nation or its affiliated operations

Full Time Social Worker

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Position Summary:

The Social Worker works as the Designated Representative regarding the Nation’s families involved with the Ministry of Children and Family Development. As the Designated Band Representative, you will offer support to clients through legal proceedings, work with families on permanency planning, and build capacity within the Nation to improve our ability to monitor, assess, create culturally safe investigation processes and establish more appropriate solutions to family health and wellness.

This position offers one-on-one supports to families to mitigate crisis interventions and child removals. This role acts as a navigator and liaison for community members, creating connections and access to resources and culturally safe services essential to memberships health and wellness. The Community Enrichment Facilitator will be the primary individual responsible for developing, planning & effectively using the designated funding to improve support to community members in need.

QUALIFICATIONS:

· Ability to provide a high level of care, guidance and support to children, caregivers and families.

· Ability to navigate complex crisis situations in a calm, effective manner.

· Ability to work independently and build effective interpersonal relationships.

· Ability to self-regulate, meet deadlines, have attention to detail and respect confidentiality.

· Proficiency in the use of computer programs for word processing, databases, spreadsheets.

· Must have a valid BC Driver’s License.

· Bachelors in Social Work or Child and Youth Care or equivalent.

· Minimum 1 year working within the social work type field or experience dealing with families and individuals.

· Familiarity with relevant Indigenous Child and Family Legislation, Federal Legislation Bill-C 92, United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and the Calls to Action of the Truths and Reconciliation Commission

· Excellent oral and written communication skills.

· Knowledge of unique and diverse traditional practices of First Nation cultures is preferred.

· A strong understanding of social, economic, political and historical concerns in Indigenous communities is required.

The hours for the duration for this position are Monday – Friday 8:30 am to 4:00pm.

Persons of First Nations ancestry will be given preference.

Application Deadline: 2021-08-12

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $30,000.00-$60,000.00 per year

Please mail, email or fax a cover letter and resume, to:
Sean Muir,
Operation Manager
Wei Wai Kum First Nation
1650 Old Spit Road, Campbell River BC V9W 3E8
Fax: (250) 287-8838
Email: careers@weiwaikum.ca

Full Time Youth Worker

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Wei Wai Kum First Nation is accepting applications for the position of Youth Worker.

The purpose of this position is to nurture the physical, emotional and spiritual growth of the youth of the community.
DUTIES: Reporting to the Band Manager the Youth Worker plans, organizes and promote recreational, cultural and preventative activities and programs with a focus on inclusion of Laichwiltach culture and language. The Youth Worker participates in all program activities in a leadership role; organizes special events for youth; and participates in strategic and operational program planning, design, and evaluation.
QUALIFICATIONS: This position requires:
• Related training and experience working with youth and families;
• Ability to work independently and as a team member;
• Good interpersonal and communication skills;
• Class 4 Driver’s Licence (or willingness to obtain prior to beginning employment);
• Valid First Aid and CPR certification;
• A clear Vulnerable Sector Criminal Record Check
• Ability to exhibit patience, diplomacy, respect and a sense of humour;
Preferred qualification:
• Knowledge of the culture and traditions of the Laichwiltach People
This position is a full-time, position for 35 hours per week usually weekdays from 1:30 to 8:30 p.m. Hours will be flexible depending on project activities.
See the website for the full job description: www.weiwaikum.ca

Please mail, email or fax a cover letter and resume, to:
Sean Muir,
Operation Manager
Wei Wai Kum First Nation
1650 Old Spit Road, Campbell River BC V9W 3E8
Fax: (250) 287-8838
Email: careers@weiwaikum.ca

MATERNITY LEAVE – EDUCATION COORDINATOR

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Wei Wai Kum First Nation is accepting applications for the position of an Education Coordinator for
a five-month contract – October 2021 – February 2022

Position Summary:
The Education Coordinator shall coordinate and administer the Nation’s Post- Secondary (PSE), Adult
Basic Education (ABE) and Occupational Skills Training (OST) to ensure that students’ needs are met in a
manner to assist them to reach their goals. The Education Coordinator requires collaborative work with
other Education staff, the local school district, employment agencies, post-secondary institutions and
other relative organizations. This individual will engage our administrative managers and other potential
local employers to keep students informed of capacity needs within our community and the large
surrounding community.
QUALIFICATIONS:
This position requires:
• Understanding of INAC and FNESC programs
• Strong proposal writing skills, report writing, and communications
• Minimum of four (4) years of experience in an administrative office setting
• Computer skills – MS Office, Internet and email
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Excellent organizational and prioritizing skills
• Possess strong written and verbal communication skills
• Experience working within a First Nations environment is preferred
• Ability to work some flexible hours and under minimum supervision
• Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
Please mail, email or fax applications with a cover letter and resume to:
Sean Muir, Operations Manager
Wei Wai Kum First Nation
1650 Old Spit Road
Campbell River BC V9W 3E8
Email: seanmuir@weiwaikum.ca
CLOSING DATE: Friday, October 8th, 2021
Only those short-listed will be contacted for an interview

Employment Opportunity – Internal/External Posting SENIOR MANAGER, OPERATION

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Located within the beautiful waterfront City of Campbell River, the Wei Wai Kum First Nation (WWKFN) is a progressive and innovative Band and has become one of the fastest growing First Nations communities in BC with many exciting economic and capital projects on the go.
The WWKFN is seeking a highly skilled individual to fill the role of Senior Manager, Operations.
If you have strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills that would assist achieving the goals of the organization and you want to be part of an enthusiastic team, please consider this opportunity to join us as a Senior Manager, Operations.
The Senior Manager, Operations will report to Chief Councillor (for day-to-day direction) and Council as Whole. They will work closely with the CFO and Executive Assistant to Chief and Council.
The WWKFN offers a competitive compensation and retirement savings & benefits package as well as a great team and respectful work environment. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm. Salary commensurate with experience within a range of $85,000 – $115,000.
HR West Consulting has been engaged to support Chief & Council with this search. If you are qualified and looking for an exciting and rewarding career as a Senior Manager, Operations, send a resume and cover letter by 4:00 pm on Thursday, September 29, 2021 to the attention of:
Heather Johnson, HR West Consulting
Email: wwkfnops@hrwest.ca
Overall Purpose:
The Senior Manager, Operations is designated by the Band Council to serve the Wei Wai Kum Membership and is responsible for the effective management and administration of the Band Office, staff, programs and services. The Senior Manager, Operations is responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring the Nation’s human resource strategy, ensuring all the necessary structures, systems and supports are in place to complete Council’s annual goals and objectives.
Overall Responsibilities:
The Senior Manager, Operations, reporting directly day to day to the Chief Councillor (on behalf of Council) has the following overall responsibilities to Wei Wai Kum First Nation:
• Responsible for implementation of policies and procedures approved by Council
• Provides input on implementing strategic plans
• Develops and implements Operational Work Plans
• Ensures respectful, timely and accurate response to Membership concerns and inquiries
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• Oversees and is responsible for the effective and efficient operational, and human resource management of the Wei Wai Kum administration
• Work with Chief Financial Officer to ensure proper financial management and reporting of operational budgets, program and services
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
• Ensures development of, recommends, monitors and controls operational plans and budgets (annual and multi-year) by understanding and implementing Council’s strategic plan direction and all goals and objectives set by Council;
• Ensures bi-weekly Operational Reports to Council that includes updates for all departments;
• Researches and secures additional funding that support Council’s strategic objectives and goals;
• With assistance of the Chief Financial Officer, forecasts financial, budgetary and planning needs;
• In conjunction with Council and Membership, implements the Comprehensive Community Plan that includes the following components:
o Prioritizing and Operational Planning
o Operations and staff management
o Lands and Housing Programs
o Social, education and other Member programs
o Grant and funding resource management
o Public works and emergency services
• Provides advice and information to Council and Members when required;
• Implements Council Motions and Action Items in a prompt and effective manner;
• Ensures the reporting requirements to other government departments and agencies are complete by deadlines;
• Develops and maintains working relationships with other government agencies;
• Develops and maintains working relationships with community members;
• Develops and maintains working relationships with affliated Indigenous organizations and other stakeholders;
• Develops and maintains a records and archive system;
• As needed, recommends to Council revisions to policies and procedures for approval;
• Supervises, directs, coaches, supports and evaluates staff according to approved Wei Wai Kum policies and all applicable labour laws;
• Hires, disciplines and terminates staff in accordance with approved Wei Wai Kum policies and proceducres and applicable labour laws;
• Provides staff orientation, training and development;
• Preforms other duties as required, such as:
o Dispute resolution,
o Crisis management,
o Advocacy,
o Systems maintenance, and
o On call response.
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Education and Skills:
• Post-secondary education related to organizational administration and management.
• Minimum of 10 years of management experience, supervising a minimum of 5 employees.
• Familiarity with general financial principles; budgeting.
• Knowledge and experience with Human resources management.
• Knowledge and experience with program management and delivery; knowledge of the programs, regulations and procedures of ISC related to Band funding arrangements.
• Understanding of relevant legislation, policies and procedures including the Indian Act.
• Understanding of the roles and responsibilities of governing bodies (Councils, Boards, etc.)
• Experience in sourcing funding and ability to write effective proposals.
• Superior interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written; good social skills to be able to maintain good relations with Band members and other stakeholders.
• Team leadership and management skills; strategic planning skills.
• Analytical, problem solving, decision-making, and negotiating skills.
• Effective public relations and public speaking skills.
• Computer skills in MS Office and Excel, and preferably some experience with computer business systems and applications.
• Decisive and willing to take an unpopular position when necessary.
• Time and stress management skills; flexibility.
Abilities:
• Ability to analyze problems systematically, organize information, identify key factors and underlying causes and generate appropriate solutions.
• Superior ability to manage First Nation resources including people, material assets and funds.
• Ability to manage projects and other time sensitive activities.
• Ability to ensure quality service delivery to Wei Wai Kum Members and Council.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective administrative systems.
• Ability to adapt technological change.
• Abiltiy to clarify staff roles and expectations.
• Superior ability to communicate both orally and in writing, including proposal writing.
• Ability to clearly define and communicate vision and direction to Council, community and staff.
• Ability to accurately listen and understand and then respond appropriately taking into consideration cultural nuances.
• Ability to motivate others, foster teamwork and manage time of self, teams and staff.
• Ability and willingness to lead by example.
• Ability to accomplish results through others, inside and outside of the Nation and community.
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• Superior ability to handle conflict using sound judgement with the goal of win/win outcomes whenever possible.
• Ability to accept constructive criticism.
• Ability to deal with and accept diversity and adapt to change.
• Ability to reflect on difficult situations to improve future performance.
• Ability to foster effective, professional interpersonal relationships.
• Ability to participate in continuous learning.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
• Full-time managerial position, no additional compensation for overtime.
• This is a salaried position with no paid overtime. The hours are 40 hours per week typically 8:30am-5:00pm, Monday to Friday.
• Location – Wei Wai Kum Administrative Office
• Subject to the Band’s Personnel Policy.
• Eligible for benefit coverage under the Band’s benefit plans.
The WWKFN provides equal employment opportunities to all, regardless of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, political belief, creed, disability that does not prohibit performance of essential job functions or that cannot be accommodated, or conviction for which a pardon has been granted. However, where two or more applicants have comparable or equivalent skills and qualifications, preference shall be given, in the following order, to persons with specific knowledge of and/or experience with Wei Wai Kum culture, history and customs; persons of Aboriginal, Métis or Inuit ancestry; and all others.
We thank all those who apply; however, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

 

Please mail, email or fax applications with a cover letter and resume to:
Sean Muir, Operations Manager
Wei Wai Kum First Nation
1650 Old Spit Road
Campbell River BC V9W 3E8
Email: seanmuir@weiwaikum.ca