Band Manager / Chief Administrative Officer

Job Information
Bonaparte Indian Band logo sm
Author pmnationtalk
Date January 5, 2017
Type Full Time
Company Bonaparte Indian Band
Location BC
Category Admin / Office
Client Bonaparte Indian Band
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Bonaparte Indian Band


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.


Fax: 604.436.2809

Applicants with Indigenous ancestry are strongly encouraged to apply.  We thank all applicants for applying.   All applications will be treated with strict confidentiality.

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