The Nîhitho Language and Culture Unit (NLCU) is looking to fill the position of Elders/Knowledge Keepers Administrative Assistant.

Overall, the Elders/Knowledge Keepers Administrative Assistant is responsible and accountable to Wm. Elvis Thomas, the Director of Nîhitho Language and Culture Unit (NLCU) or designate for providing assigned Elders/Knowledge Keepers support services for the Nîhitho Language and Culture Unit (NLCU).

Salary: Negotiable depending on qualifications and experience


The Elders/Knowledge Keepers Administrative Assistant will be required to perform an array of responsibilities that include:

  • General secretarial and receptionist duties that include receiving and screening all Elders/Knowledge Keepers in-bound calls, scheduling and keeping track of progress of Elders/Knowledge Keepers time on specific NLCU projects, emails, visitors;
  • Document production including typing, transcription, syllabics conversion of work produced by the Elders/Knowledge Keepers;
  • Managing in-bound and out-bound mail;
  • Minute taking at administrative meetings and at Elder/Knowledge Keeper language and history working group meetings;
  • Assisting with preparing both proposal and internal reporting documents; and
  • Other duties, as assigned.

In performing all the tasks of this position it is essential that the Elders/Knowledge Keepers Administrative Assistant observes and maintains the highest degree of professionalism and confidentiality.

The Elders/Knowledge Keepers Administrative Assistant must possess the following:

  • Ability to speak and understand asiniska ithiniwak dialect will be an asset.
  • A strong daily work ethic.
  • Ability to adapt to new technology.
  • Ability to deal with people sensitively, tactfully, diplomatically, and professionally at all times.
  • High flexibility with strong interpersonal skills that allow one to work effectively in a diverse environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Superior professional telephone manners and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage numerous simultaneous demands.
  • Ability to adapt/respond quickly in a dynamic and changing environment.
  • Ability to work individually as well as part of a team.
  • Ability to type efficiently.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs (including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills.
  • Have a minimum of one-year experience in a related industry. (Some on the job training will be provided.)

Application Deadline: Qualified applicants are invited to submit their cover letter and resume (please state position title applying for), along with (3) references (including a most recent employer reference) by Friday, October 20, 2023 at 4:00 pm to:

In Person: Wm. Elvis Thomas

Director of Nihitho Language and Culture Unit (NLCU),
Alice Moore Education Centre (AMEC),
Nisichawayasihk, Manitoba (Formally Nelson House)

On-line: [email protected]

We thank all those who apply, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  No phone calls will be accepted.  Successful applicants must provide satisfactory Criminal/Vulnerable Sector check and Child Abuse Registry Check.