BAND MANAGER / CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER
The St’uxwtewsemc (Bonaparte Indian Band), located just outside scenic Cache Creek, British Columbia, is seeking a Chief Administrative Officer with a sense of adventure. Are you looking for a great quality of life in a small community with spectacular nature at your doorstep? Do you believe in building a welcoming and collaborative work environment and enjoy participating in community programs? Do you want to use your considerable operational and financial management skills to build a strong organization and support employees to grow and thrive? Are you interested in promoting the well-being of community members? If so, we encourage you to apply.
- Work collaboratively with Chief and Council to implement the strategic plan
- Implement the comprehensive community plan into administrative/fiscal year planning, work plans, and budgets
- Support all departments and their managers to ensure the effective achievement of operational goals
- Regularly attend council and committee meetings
- Work with departments to set short and long term plans for each program area, and oversee the budget development process
- Present monthly and annual financial reports/budgets and oversee financial administration
- Oversee the negotiation and performance of contracts, agreements, and conditions and reporting the results to Council
- Oversee financial management systems, policies, operations and activities
- Oversee the development and submission of program funding proposals
- Oversee human resources programs and activities, including recruiting, training, developing, supervising, supporting and motivating staff.
Qualifications and Experience:
- Combination of education and at least 3-4 years of senior management experience in an Indigenous organization. A degree or diploma in business or related discipline would be preferred
- A strong understanding of, and experience with, financial management
- Understanding of, and experience with, government legislation, programs and funding related to Indigenous communities
- Demonstrated ability to work with managers, staff and Council/Board to develop, and deliver on, organizational priorities
- Outstanding communication, problem solving, and management skills
- Proven leadership ability to motivate and develop staff
- An understanding of, and experience with, economic development would be an asset
- Experience developing and implementing policies and procedures would be an asset
- Ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences including the public, government officials and Indigenous organizations and people
- Knowledge of Indigenous culture and traditions would be preferred
- An orientation towards, and experience with, the development of staff at all organizational levels
- Interest in community engagement and participating in community activities and events
- An understanding of reserve community dynamics and effective communications with citizens
- Experience implementing organizational strengthening and development would be an asset
- Ability to handle multiple tasks and respond to new and immediate demands while remaining on track with organizational priorities
- Computer literate
- Criminal record check required
- A valid B.C. driver’s license and reliable transportation.
The successful candidate will enjoy a competitive salary and benefits package. Join a strong team and help shape the services of a growing and innovative Indian Band on the threshold of unprecedented growth and positive change.
CLOSING DATE: January 18, 2017
TO APPLY: Submit a cover letter and resume to:
PeopleLink Consulting Inc.
Applicants with Indigenous ancestry are strongly encouraged to apply. We thank all applicants for applying. All applications will be treated with strict confidentiality.