Chief Administrative Officer

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Author pmnationtalk
Date November 29, 2016
Type Full Time
Company Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte
Location Territory, ON
Category Business / Management
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Chief Administrative Officer

Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte, Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory

The Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory is a thriving First Nation Community located in South-Eastern Ontario on the Bay of Quinte. The Band’s current membership as of August 2016 was 9625, of which 2174 members were living on the Territory, making it the tenth largest membership of all First Nations in Canada, and the third largest in Ontario.

The Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte Administration is the largest employer in Tyendinaga, with over 200 full and part time employees. Working for MBQ Administration is an opportunity to make a difference. We currently have an exciting career opportunity for the right individual in the position of Chief Administrative Officer.

The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) reports directly to the Tyendinaga Mohawk Council (TMC), and ensure the sustainable, inclusive, innovative and cost effective delivery of services to the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte (MBQ).  As the administrative head of the organization, the CAO works cohesively and respectfully in partnership and consultation with the portfolio holders on Council, with the Council as a whole and with other MBQ executives and managers to develop and implement effective strategies, policies, programs and procedures, in a manner that is consistent with the Council’s short and long term strategies and policies.

The CAO inspires a dedicated workforce to deliver excellent community services and shape a workplace culture founded on trust and transparency.  The CAO ensures the commitment to providing a high level of public service, and continually strives for new and more effective approaches to fulfilling the MBQ mandate and strategic objectives.

The CAO provides clear and sound vision, leadership, and strategic direction to the management and staff of the MBQ organization, and is accountable for overall development and administration of the MBQ budget, and the management of assets and resources, while ensuring that management and staff implement and carry-out TMC direction, and demonstrate effective and efficient use of delegated authority through regular reporting to council.

As an ideal candidate you are a member of the Tyendinaga Mohawk Community or another First Nations community in Canada.  You possess postsecondary graduation in Business Administration, Public Administration, Law, or a closely relevant field, and you have a minimum of ten or more years of proven and successful related experience as a Senior Manager in an organization of comparable size and scope.

Your background as a seasoned public sector executive includes experience working in a First Nations government involving a wide range of complex functions.  You have a sound understanding of relevant social, political and economic trends and Provincial and National legislation and policy issues affecting and impacting First Nations Communities within the Province of Ontario, and you possess a good working knowledge of Federal and Provincial programs and services available to First Nations governments.

A clear and persuasive communicator, you lead by example, and have the ability to motivate and develop teams of employees.  You are an innovator, strategist and problem solver, delivering results on time and within budget and you have a strong background in strategic and operational planning, public sector performance measurement, public sector finance, budgeting and long term capital planning and you have extensive knowledge of modern principles and leading practices of public policy and business administration in First Nations government and the Canadian public sector environment.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Reposted November 30, 2016.  Remains open until filled

For a detailed job description, or to submit your resume and cover letter, please see below:

Mailing Address:
24 Meadow Drive
Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, ON
K0K 1X0
Inquiries, please call:

Note: We thank all applicants for their interest in this position but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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