Posted Aug 12, 2021Employment & Training Administration



Business: Citxw Nlaka'pamux Assembly
Address: Merritt, BC




Job details

Full-time | Permanent7 days ago


  • Dental care


  • Microsoft Office

Full job description

Terms: Full-time permanent position

Start Date: As soon as a suitable candidate is found

The Employment & Training Assistant will work in a team environment to provide opportunities with employers and the eight (8) Participating Band's Members. As well as provide administrative support functions for the Employment & Training Coordinator and the Office Manager as required. The Employment & Training department provides support through the assessment, employment planning and coaching, employment readiness training, and job placement and on-the-job support with employers, Highland Valley Copper Mine and/or its contractors. The successful candidate will have strong and proven ability in organizational development with an ability to multitask, thrives under pressure and has a strong knowledge of Office 365. The candidate needs to be confident, friendly and firm, is able to communicate in a clear, direct and professional manner while having a strong sense of responsibility, problem-solving skills, ability to prioritize, confidentiality, self-motivated and helpful to be successful in this role.

Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, with a 1-hour lunch.

program planning and oversight, all forms of communication; and, establishing and implementing systems and procedures.

Travel will be required to attend job fairs, meetings and meet clients.

Primary Duties

  • Work to determine goals for employment and training requirements with CNA community members
  • Supports in the recruiting of qualified staff and contractors to work with the training, employment and business development initiatives.
  • Develops, documents and leads operational processes to assist individuals in the hiring procedures with employer partners, including adding and amending processes or resources as needed.
  • Liaises with the community service delivery teams throughout the eight (8) Participatory Bands to ensure consistent project design, delivery and execution of programs and services.
  • Provide database intake services for employee and employer clients and the client management process.
  • Establish and manage milestone targets for employment and training with CNA, community members.
  • Identify and engage with unemployed and/or underemployed community members to involve them in the planning and implementation of any CNA Training and Employment Programs to meet employment targets.
  • Set up and maintain files in the Employment & Training office, opening, maintaining, and archiving forms, files, documents, and database as required.
  • Answering and responding to routine inquiries, and directing callers to the appropriate services.
  • Attends events and meetings while being responsible for preparing briefing notes, memos, report summaries, as required.
  • Ensures that recommendations are implemented.
  • Promotes and coordinates recruiting activity between employer Hiring Managers and the eight (8) Participatory Bands.
  • Provides coaching to CNA community members to encourage effective hiring or employee development.
  • Demonstrated facilitation, training, and presentation skills, social media experience with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Writing and delivering internal communication and announcements.
  • Planning, coordinating and executing business meetings and corporate/social special events.
  • Typing/word processing and filing, maintain a neat and clean environment in the Employment & Training Department.
  • Other duties, as required.

Relationship and Supervision

  • Reports to the Department Coordinator works and builds relationships with the Participatory Bands, Highland Valley Copper Mine, community members, external hiring agencies, and employers.
  • Active in the Highland Copper Mine Annual Planning process and the Implementation Committee.
  • Communicates regularly with clients and employers regarding employable community members.
  • Interacts with other Participatory Bands’ employees with respect to duties, meetings and workshops.

Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated experience planning, organizing, and coordinating events.
  • Proficient in social media platforms.
  • Bring exceptional communication, influencing and relationship-building skills, to foster collaboration across all Participating Bands and drive the need for employment growth.
  • Ability to balance and blend various departmental needs into effective communication strategies.
  • Ability to research and collect data and to prepare reports and related documentation.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate and manage concurrent activities while keeping all stakeholders informed.


  • Minimum of a High School diploma or equivalent, 1-2 years office administration experience an asset
  • Valid driver's license and access to vehicle
  • Strong ability to organize, prioritize, multi-task, and manage time, with solid computer skills and proficiency with MS Office
  • Comfortable using web applications and programs
  • Exceptional English verbal and written communication skills and outstanding attention to detail
  • Highly organized and efficient with strong time management skills, interpersonal and relationship management skills
  • Strong problem solving, critical thinking, and diplomacy skills.
  • Adept at balancing and prioritizing major concurrent tasks and projects, and ability to work independently and as a member of the team.
  • Experience working with First Nations people and within industry is an asset
  • Excellent assessment skills, with good networking and relationship-building skills.
  • Knowledge of local and regional area labour/employment market and community resources is an asset
  • Committed to providing tools, resources, and opportunities to enable clients to exceed their own expectations
  • Discretion & respect for confidentiality

Experience that would be considered an asset - administrative assistant - employment specialist - work training specialist - job placement specialist - community outreach specialist - first nations office assistant - indigenous outreach - indigenous office assistant - indigenous job specialist -

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $45,000.00-$48,000.00 per year


  • Dental care
  • Vision care


  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Merritt, BC: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (preferred)


  • Secondary School (preferred)


  • office: 1 year (preferred)


  • Driving Licence (preferred)

Work remotely:

  • No

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