Part-time term position available in Thompson (August 30, 2024)

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Under the direction of the Food Bank Supervisor, the MKO Food Bank Food Packaging & Delivery Worker is required to meet the performance requirements to ensure that the MKO Food Bank operations are always met. All work will be carried out in a manner consistent with MKO’s policy and Indigenous culture and values.

Roles and Responsibilities
• Assists with applications for food hampers, picking up food and supplies, stores it, assembles, and distributes it to person(s) through the MKO’s Food Bank;
• Assist with delivery of food hampers to elders and people with mobility issues;
• Embraces the MKO Food Bank core value to serve those in need with kindness and compassion;
• Assembles food hampers following a check list;
• Responsible for the proper storage of food products in a safe and secure manner consistence with health regulations;
• Stock shelves, rotates food products, and maintains product inventory;
• Receives and counts stock items, and records data manually or using computer;
• Maintains the MKO’s Food Bank facility in a manner consistent with licensing requirements of the Health Department;
• May assist with volunteer groups as designated;
• Be a positive role model by maintaining the highest level of professional and ethical behavior throughout your interactions with both internal and external customers;
• Attends work regularly per assigned work schedule and in accordance with MKO policy;
• Attends and participates with in-service training, staff meetings and other activities to facilitate professional development;
• Works cooperatively with others including all staff, supervisors, administrators, co-workers, community professionals, clients, vendors, and the public;
• Follows instructions and abides by MKO Food Bank policies and procedures;
• Assumes other duties, responsibilities and special projects as needed;
• Implement food safety policies and procedures as enforced by Food, Nutrition Canada-Government of Canada;
• MKO is political advocacy organization that works to represent the leadership and member First Nations. All staff at MKO may be given other duties as assigned that enable MKO to fulfill the mandate and responsibility to its member communities.

Education and Experience
• Able to work as a collaborative team member in delivering customer service;
• Class 5F Drivers Licence is required;
• Certified in food handling safety standards desired;
• This position requires walking, standing, sitting, and lifting boxes up to 40 lbs., and the ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends;
• Service-oriented with a passion for helping with people orientated projects;
• Solid interpersonal communication skills, with an emphasis on active listening;
• Basic knowledge of MS Word & Excel;
• Ability to take direction;
• Ability to build strong relationships and gain trust with urban members & staff;
• Ability to work in an office environment;
• Ability in work in a warehouse environment;
• Ability to communicate on the telephone;
• Ability to stand for long periods of time;

• Ability to walk up and down stairs;
• Ability to lift over 50 lbs.

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 p.m. on May 29, 2024 to: Human Resources at [email protected]

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Preference will be given to qualified First Nations applicants; applicants are encouraged to self-declare in their resume or cover letter. 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.

Please visit our website at mkonation.com