Full-time term position available in Winnipeg or Thompson ending December 31, 2025.

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Under the supervision of the Youth Healing Lodge Program Manager, the Kakiskinawtahitonan Program Coordinator will provide overall program coordination and delivery of services of the Kakiskinawtahitonan Youth Justice Initiative.

Kakiskinawtahitonan program coordinator will work in collaboration with MB Justice to provide youth with increased connections to culture, language and identity, culturally responsive and supportive interventions/programming and reintegration support with their families, and communities. With the goal of reducing further involvement with the Criminal Justice System (CJS).

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Provide overall program coordination and delivery of services and monitor day-to-day operations to track, measure, and modify program progress and performance.
  • Supervise, monitor, and support program
  • Liaise, collaborate, and develop positive working relationships with internal and external
  • Develop and monitor an annual operational plan, implement, and amend accordingly throughout the year, cash flow projections and budgeting, financial reporting, review general ledgers for eligible expenses under agreement guidelines.
  • Activity reporting and recommendations, case tracking and monitoring, database review, reporting and provide guidance, ensuring overall compliance with agreements and evaluations.
  • Provide technical support, advice, and assistance to internal and external stakeholders to ensure compliance with all aspects of the agreement(s).
  • Provide feedback to the MKO management, MB Justice and the Project Board updating the status of activities and compliance with the terms and conditions of the agreement.
  • Participate in staff meetings and other internal meetings as
  • Identify and share partnership and networking opportunities with staff and
  • Identify workshop, training, and professional development opportunities for program
  • Manage own workload through utilization of effective time management; organizes workstation, record keeping and filing systems, and utilizes computer for data management.
  • Enhance professional development through attendance at professional development courses/workshops, evaluate content and share results (learning). Learn new office technology when introduced and implement new systems and procedures, as necessary.
  • Other duties assigned.

Education and Experience

  • Post-Secondary education in Business Administration and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience of working in the Justice or Correctional Services field.
  • Knowledge of the Criminal Justice System and Correctional Services considerations relevant to working with youth in conflict with the Justice System.
  • High organizational and time-management
  • Extensive experience in determining if policies and standards align with program objectives, policies, and
  • Ability to collaborate and work with the Board of Directors and Executive
  • Experience in preparing reports and presenting findings.
  • Strong recordkeeping, analytical and problem-solving
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Excellent interpersonal, networking, and social
  • Exceptional team player with a strong ability to contribute positively to a team
  • Strong computer literacy is required; Microsoft Office 365, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and
  • Organization and prioritization skills
  • Budgeting and financial analysis and reporting
  • Attention to detail and aptitude in long-term
  • Ability to be flexible and travel as
  • Ability to adapt to a rapidly changing
  • Must be able to obtain a satisfactory Criminal Record Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search), a satisfactory Child Abuse Registry Check and a satisfactory Adult Abuse Registry Check upon hiring.
  • Must posses a valid Class 5F Driver’s
  • Having access to a reliable vehicle is a requirement.

Salary is dependent 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 June 25, 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