Salary range – $22.50 – $25.50/hour

Full Time, Days (40 hours/week)

We are Community Leaders:

Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc. is a nonprofit, community based; Indigenous-led human services organization that provides a range of Indigenous identified programs and services that focus on the wholeness, wellness and that builds on the strengths and resilience of Indigenous People.

The Opportunity:

Velma’s House is an Indigenous led, low-barrier safe space for women and gender diverse folks who are unsheltered, experiencing sexual exploitation or gender based violence. Under the direction of the Program Coordinator, the Administrative Coordinator is responsible for day-to-day administration tasks such as collecting and distributing information, facilitating meetings, taking minutes and providing ongoing leadership support.  Our safe space serves a place of comfort, connection, and safety, with an emphasis on meeting the immediate safety needs of those who need it most, when they need it most.

What You Will Be Doing…

  • Providing as-needed reception support; greeting and hosting guests, answering phone calls and emails, and directing communication to the appropriate person;   
  • Receiving, sorting, and informing staff of mail, messages, and deliveries;
  • Preparing spaces for meetings, building tours and site visits;
  • Managing, ordering, and distributing inventory; office supplies, harm reduction tools and housekeeping products;
  • Attending the Workplace Health and Safety Committee;
  • Updating internal staff communications board(s);
  • Managing, monitoring, and tracking donations;
  • Data entry of high volume statistics;
  • Creating monthly calendar of events for staff and guests;
  • Assisting frontline staff in the drop in space by providing referral and resource information;
  • Assisting in entry-level finance tasks, such as cheque requisitions, expenses, and purchase orders;
  • Maintain strict confidence in all organizational policies and procedures

Who You Are:

  • Demonstrated understanding of issues related to mental health, gender based violence, problematic substance use; sexual exploitation;
  • Knowledgeable on resources and systems within Winnipeg;
  • Commitment to cultural reclamation practices and Ways of Being, Two-Eyed Seeing;
  • Able to communicate effectively, both verbally and written;
  • Proficient in a variety of administrative tasks with a strong attention to detail and organization;
  • Customer-service orientated and able to anticipate needs;
  • Understanding of harm reduction principles and trauma informed care;
  • Understanding on systems of oppression, able to apply anti-oppression measures;
  • Commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion; including issues impacting the 2SLGBTQ+ community;
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook and Teams);
  • Highly proficient in interpersonal and emotional intelligence skills;
  • Team player who is able to work safely and collaboratively in fast-paced and high-needs environments;

You Have…

  • 1-3 years of related formal training (mental health, social work, family studies, gender-based violence, substance training, community health, etc.), work experience, and combined lived experience are all valued;
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • Satisfactory completion of recent (as of the last 6 months) Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search; Child Abuse Registry Check; Adult Abuse Registry check;
  • Current Emergency First Aid Certificate and CPR;
  • Non Violent Crisis Intervention or related Crisis Management Training;
  • Opioid Reversal Training;
  • Mental Health First Aid and ASIST training is an asset
  • Valid Manitoba Class 5 Driver’s License and access to a vehicle are considered assets

What We Offer:

  • Competitive Salaries and Shift Premiums
  • Comprehensive and Immediate Benefits including Health and Dental
  • Long-Term Disability & Life Insurance
  • Employer Contributed RRSP; up to 5% match
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program with Consult + and Telus Health
  • Cultural Ways of Being; Mino Pimatisiwin Lodge, Knowledge Keepers and Kookums, medicine picking, sweats, ceremony, smudging on-site;
  • 12 Wellness Days, in addition to Vacation Days;
  • Work-life balance and casual dress;
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Free on-site parking
  • Employee appreciation events

To Apply:

Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter and resume, detailing how you meet the requirements of this posting, and salary expectations.

Ka Ni Kanichihk remains committed to achieving employment equity; candidates are strongly encouraged to self-declare in their cover letter if they are of Indigenous ancestry.

Please forward your cover letter and resume to:

Human Resource Specialist

Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc.

101-1065 Portage

Winnipeg, MB R3G 0R8


Ka Ni Kanichihk thanks all applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.