Full-Time position available in Thompson, MB.

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Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc. (MKO) is dedicated to empowering First Nations communities and is currently searching for a passionate individual to join our team as a Status Identification Intake Clerk. The need for Identification is a requirement in our current society. With minimal unsecured status cards being delivered to the communities the need for the secured Indian Status card is necessary. The Secure Certificate of Indian Status Card allows First Nation people to access their treaty rights as it provides proof of their identity and treaty status. Many businesses and government offices are requiring First Nation people to produce their valid treaty card for them to access their treaty rights. Not having a valid treaty card has caused many First Nation people to be declined what is rightfully theirs. Having valid ID to apply for employment, government services, bank accounts etc. is a necessity. Under the direction of the SCIS Supervisor, the Status Identification Intake Clerk will provide support to First Nations people in obtaining their status card or registering for treaty status.

Roles and Responsibilities
• Must be able to work independently and efficiently while working in a team environment;
• Strong verbal, written and communication skills is an asset;
• Attention to detail;
• Keep all documents locked in a secure space;
• Knowledge of various types of Identification and how to obtain these IDs;
• Maintain a neat work environment;
• Ability to work under pressure in a fast pace environment;
• Answer phone calls and emails for questions regarding status cards or registrations or Identification;
• Participate in community events for status cards;
• Maintain filing system;
• Maintain stats on a monthly basis;
• Coordinate and provide logistical support to SCIS Program Supervisor;
• Prepare and organize of community events;
• Research and Share important information pertaining to program services and Identification;
• Must be sensitive to culture, Language, and issues of First Nations communities in MB;
• Must be available for travel;
• Establish relationships and maintain partnerships;
• Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • Post-Secondary education or combination and experience will be considered;
  • Proficient Computer Skills including Microsoft Office 365, Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook and Microsoft Teams;
  • An Understanding of First Nations language, Inherent and Indigenous rights and the unique issues related to Northern First Nations members and communities;
  • Understanding of Various types of Identification and how to assist clients with obtaining other forms of Identification;
  • Produce a satisfactory criminal record, child and adult abuse registry and vulnerable sector checks;
  • Valid Class 5 driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle is required;
  • Preference will be given to First Nations candidates.

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 June 4, 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