Full Time Position available in Winnipeg.

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Under the direction of the IRS Path Forward Project Manager, the Logistics/Event Coordinator will support the direction of the MKO Path Forward for Investigations of Former Indian Residential School Sites (Path Forward Project). The Logistics/Event Coordinator will be responsible for event and activity bookings which may include but are not limited to venues, travel requests, and hotel accommodations. The Logistics/Event Coordinator will work closely with the IRS Path Forward Team and Regional IRS Advisory Committee to plan and host upcoming events and activities. The ideal candidate will be a strong communicator, collaborator, and enthusiastic team member.


Roles and Responsibilities

  • Assists team with day-to-day requirements leading up to events;
  • Provides professional recommendations on key planning components such as timelines/agendas, audiovisual elements, room configurations etc.;
  • Assists with room set-up and takedown for internal and external events;
  • Assists with the execution of all events once on site;
  • Works alongside, and in partnership with, contracted companies during events;
  • Informs team and Regional Advisory Committee of event planning progress and important updates;
  • Participates in meetings with Project Manager on a regular basis to ensure that key details are being flawlessly executed;
  • Leads pre-event meetings with IRS Path Forward Team and Regional Advisory Committee;
  • Provides direction to and works closely with volunteers during events;
  • Keeps track of event and activity expenses for Finance;
  • Assists with the development of materials for events and activities;
  • Completes event and activity summary reports for funders;
  • Other duties as assigned.


Education and Experience

  • Minimum of 2 to 3 years of banquet/special events service experience and/or education at the certificate or diploma level (in tourism or hospitality preferred), or equivalent combination of skills and experience;
  • 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 by air, road, boat, skidoo to First Nation communities throughout Manitoba;
  • 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;
  • A current Police Security Clearance and satisfactory Criminal Records check including clearance to work with vulnerable women, youth and child Intervention;
  • Satisfactory “Child Abuse Registry” check.


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 PM on September 6, 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.