Full Time Position – Thompson, Manitoba


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Under the direction of the Human Resources Manager, the Human Resources Assistant will provide administrative support to the HR Manager in compiling, filing, maintaining, and processing information relating to staffing, recruitment, training, complaints, and performance evaluations.


Roles and Responsibilities

  • Assist with day-to-day operations of the HR functions and duties;
  • Provide clerical and administrative support to Human Resources Manager;
  • Arrange for advertising or posting of job vacancies, assist in screening and rating of job applicants, and conduct reference checks;
  • Coordinate communication with candidates and schedule interviews;
  • Compile and update employee records (hard and electronic copies);
  • Process documentation and prepare reports relating to personnel activities (staffing, recruitment, training, complaints, performance evaluations, etc.);
  • Attend various online and in-person meetings and record minutes upon request;
  • Compile information and data and assist in the preparation of reports, and materials as required;
  • Provide administrative support when necessary for special projects, conferences, workshops, and other directly related activities of MKO;
  • File, copy, label confidential documents;
  • Arrange travel, reservations, and booking meeting spaces;
  • Create word templates and excel spreadsheets;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Education and Experience

  • Certificate in Human Resources or Administrative Assistant;
  • Proven experience as an HR Assistant or relevant human resources/administrative position;
  • Basic knowledge of Employment Standards Legislation;
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills;
  • Reliable and dependable in performing job-related tasks;
  • Excellent grammatical skills and proficiency in technical and plain language writing;
  • Experience and/or knowledge working with First Nations communities;
  • Excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural skills to work within a First Nations environment;
  • Flexibility to travel;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software applications and other online applications and tools;
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a multi-disciplinary team of professionals;
  • Possess a valid Manitoba driver’s license and have access to a reliable vehicle;
  • Preference will be given to First Nation applicants;
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record and Child Abuse Registry Checks.

Salary is dependant upon qualifications and experience

Interested applicants are invited to submit their cover letter identifying the position applying for and resume, along with 3 professional reference listings (include a most recent employer reference) by: 4:00 PM on July 7, 2023 to: Shawna Flett at [email protected]


We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. No phone calls will be accepted.


Incorporated in 1981 as the Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO). MKO is a non-profit, political advocacy organization that provides a collective voice on issues of inherent, Treaty, Indigenous, and human rights for citizens of the 26 sovereign First Nations we represent. The MKO First Nations are signatory to Treaties 4, 5, 6, and 10.