Job Posting 92173

Tenant Event Student
M'akola Housing Society
Vancouver Island & Coastal areas
closes in 22 days (Fri, 14 Apr)
full time - temporary / contract  •  $21 per hour

Summer Event Coordinator - Full Time, Temporary
M’akola Housing Society – Victoria

Are you an Indigenous student looking for a fun work opportunity for the summer? M’akola Housing Society (M’akola) is looking for two (2) Tenant Event Students to join the team for the summer to plan and execute fun events all over the province! You will be barbecuing for tenants, playing games with the children, and driving and travelling to various locations across BC.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Senior Director of Housing Operations (SDHO), the Summer Event Coordinator will be responsible for the M’akola Summer Tenant Appreciation Event program by creating, preparing, and executing exciting events in each region across the province. The Summer Tenant Appreciation Event program is intended to celebrate the community in which we serve, show appreciation to our tenants, and get to know our tenants on a personal level. The Summer Event Coordinator will be responsible for connecting with tenants directly to determine what kind of event they would appreciate, creating a plan, and making it happen!

This position is a temporary, 4-month term starting May 1, 2023 until September 1, 2023 for a student currently enrolled in a college or university course. The schedule is Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:00pm based out of the Head Office in Langford when not travelling.


  • Meet with the SDHO daily to determine priorities
  • Connect directly with tenants to explain the Summer Tenant Appreciation Event program
  • Determine from tenants what type of event they would appreciate and create a plan for each region
  • Travel to each region to execute the event by gathering products, setting up, communicating with tenants and regional staff, putting on the event, and cleaning up afterwards
  • Debrief after each event to determine lessons learned
  • Attend meetings as required
  • Other tasks that may be assigned


  • Currently attending a post-secondary institution
  • Experience in an office environment is an asset
  • Experience providing direct customer service to the public is an asset
  • Willing to acquire Level 1 first aid and Food Safe certificate (reimbursed by M’akola)
  • Experience in and with the Indigenous community would be an asset

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

  • Excellent computer skills, specifically in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Excellent grammar, spelling, and punctuation skills for written communication
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Strong planning and time management skills
  • Respectful and professional interpersonal skills with colleagues, tenants, and vendors
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of all M’akola matters
  • Exhibits cultural sensitivity and awareness
  • Excellent problem-solving skills


  • Must have a Class 5 drivers license
  • Provide a clear Criminal Record Check upon selection
  • Be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 before start date

Who We Are

M’akola is an Indigenous affordable housing provider committed to supporting vibrant, diverse communities in British Columbia. Our portfolio spans the entire province and involves property management, asset management, Assisted Living and providing professional consulting services to other service providers.

At M’akola, we have energetic and engaged teams. Each member brings a unique approach and skillset, and together we are committed to delivering high-quality service to our tenants and their communities. We strive to create a welcoming and supportive environment where all team members take personal accountability for their work, have a passion for excellence, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential.

We honour our Indigenous roots as an Indigenous organization and strive to hire and train interested Indigenous people to work in all areas of our organization. We understand that there have been historical events that have affected the identity of Indigenous people.

We accept all self-identifying Indigenous employees including status, non-status, Metis, and Inuit pursuant to Section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code. We honour and understand Indigenous cultures and values and do our best to support our employees.

If you have any questions regarding this position or applying for the position, please reach out and email us at: or by phone: 778-402-9260. We want to support all applicants during this process.

Preference will be given to applicants of Indigenous ancestry (please self-identify) as per Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code.

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