Program Coordinator
Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc. - Winnipeg, MB

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Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc. “Those who lead”

Position: Program Coordinator (1 year term)

Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc. is a registered non-profit, culturally based, Aboriginal-led organization located in downtown Winnipeg, Manitoba. Ka Ni Kanichihk’s mandate is “to provide Aboriginal identified programs and services that focus on wholeness and wellness that build on the strengths and resilience of Aboriginal people. We do this to help people help themselves, to build healthy relationships, and to create a sustainable future for our community”

Ka Ni Kanichihk’s MYTEAM (Manitoba Youth Transitional Employment Assistance Mentorship) will provide a range of holistic and individualized support services focused on improving education, employment, and housing outcomes for youth 16 – 21 who are, or have been in the care of Child and Family Services. This service delivery approach will be specifically tailored to meet the individual needs and self directed interest/goals of each participant transitioning into independent living.

Ka Ni Kanichihk is currently seeking a positive and energetic self starter with demonstrated skills in program delivery. The Candidate will have experience in the social services field and express a passion for working with youth. The successful candidate will be committed to positive youth development through mentorship, advocacy, education, training, workshop facilitation and individualized development plans.

Key Responsibility:

The Program Coordinator will be responsible for the planning, implementation and monitoring of program services, as well as overseeing the daily management of the program and program staff.


 A university degree in Social Work, Human Ecology or in a related field. Three years experience in program coordination, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. Other related combinations of education and experience will be considered
 A minimum of three years directly related experience working with at risk adolescents or marginalized participants.
 Knowledge of independent living practices and mentorship programs.
 Knowledge of issues facing youth who are transitioning from the child welfare system to independence.
 Knowledge of the child welfare system and available community resources available to youth.
 Knowledge of independent living best practice.
 Strong organizational skills, computer proficiency, excellent communication, both written and oral, and professional work behaviors.
 Must be respectful, sensitive, and responsive to gender, race, ethnicity, socio-economic status and sexual orientation as demonstrated in ability to communicate and interact with other staff and youth.
 Must be able to exemplify the qualities of honesty, integrity, fairness, empathy, patience and trustworthiness when dealing with youth.
 Good interpersonal skills with the ability to engage and to establish working relationships as a means of achieving goals and affecting change.
 Ability to be flexible and to work within a team environment.
 Ability to build strong, positive and effective relationships with collaterals.
 Ability to work independently and under pressure
 Current Emergency First Aid Certificate
 Current CPR certificate
 Access to a vehicle for transportation during working hours is an asset.
 Applicants will be subject to satisfactory criminal records, child abuse registry, and prior contact checks.

Ka Ni Kanichihk invites all qualified applicants to submit a cover letter and resume clearly indicating how you meet the qualifications. Please submit your cover letter and resume including references by August 2, 2013.

Attention: Samantha Ducharme
Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc. 109-383 Provencher Winnipeg, MB, R2H 0G9
Fax: 204-942-2502
Ph: 204-942-2506

We thank all who apply, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.