Full-Time Position (Thompson Office)

 Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc. (MKO) Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Liaison Unit is seeking an experienced individual to provide office and community liaison support to the Unit. Under the supervision of the MMIWG Liaison Unit Director, the MMIWG Office and Community Liaison Worker acts as the first point of contact by responding to and directing all incoming inquiries to the MMIWG Liaison Unit Thompson Office. The incumbent also performs all administrative and office duties necessary to support the ongoing functioning on the Unit.

The incumbent works in an environment focused on the design and delivery of culturally responsive and dignified trauma informed health and wellness supports for individuals who have been impacted by the issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people (MMIWG2S+). This includes providing support to survivors of gender-based violence, families of MMIWG and 2SLGBTQQIA+ individuals, and communities who have been impacted by MMIWG2S+.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Certificate or diploma in Office Administration is preferred; other Administrative Assistant certificate/diploma or a combination of relevant education and experience will be considered.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience working in a non-profit organization providing office and administrative support is preferred.
  • Experience working within a harm reduction and dignified trauma informed care organizational structure that involves understanding, recognizing, and responding to the effects of all types of trauma, including intergenerational trauma and the impacts of colonization.
  • Advanced organizational and time management skills including the ability to manage multiple priorities while working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to build and maintain positive working relationships and work with a variety of people, groups, and organizations.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software and Internet research tools with strong typing abilities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage reception operations and act as the first point of contact for inquiries to the MMIWG Liaison Unit Thompson office while upholding a welcoming, professional demeanour.
  • Provide fulsome office and administrative support to the Unit while maintaining a high degree of confidentiality.
  • Utilize a strength based, dignified and trauma informed, client centered approach in all interactions with the community and clients.
  • Create and maintain positive working relationships with local agency professionals who are also working with families who have missing or murdered loved ones and survivors of gender-based violence.
  • Create and maintain electronic and physical records, databases, lists, and filing systems as required.
  • Prepare and send correspondence and documents with a high attention to detail.
  • Create and maintain a system of material/supply organization, including equipment inventory, ordering supplies, and sorting and labelling for efficient storage and access.
  • Be available and support the duties of other MMIWG Liaison Unit team members for optimal productivity.
  • Attend community events and gatherings in support of MMIWG2S+ family members.
  • Assist in planning travel, including booking flights and accommodations, and completing travel requisition forms.
  • Commit to continuous learning on the issue of MMIWG, violence against Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people, and exploitation and human trafficking, including best practices in supporting impacted families and survivors.
  • Ensure the secure handling and storage of confidential documents.
  • Perform other office administration duties as required.

Other Duties and Skills:

  • Work under the supervision of the MMIWG Liaison Unit Director.
  • Must be willing to participate in Indigenous cultural practices and protocols related to land-based healing and wellness activities.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality as outlined under The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and advise the Executive Director of any conflicts of interests that may arise.
  • Participate in ongoing professional development and training as provided by MKO.
  • Ability to comply with all MKO policies and procedures.
  • Ability to travel and work flexible hours as required.
  • Possess a valid Manitoba Drivers license.
  • Ability to speak a First Nation language is an asset.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Current criminal record, child abuse, and vulnerable sector check including clearance to work with vulnerable women, youth, and children.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.

Interested applicants please submit a cover letter, resume and three (3) written references, with written permission to contact references by 4:00pm on April 14, 2022, to:

Dorothy Smith

Email: [email protected]

Fax: (204) 778-7655

Mail: 206-55 Selkirk Avenue

Thompson, MB R8N 0N8

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.