Executive Director

Job Information
Author Human Resources
Date April 19, 2017
Type Full Time
Company Okanagan Indian Band
Salary Commensurate equivalent to experience - To Be Negotiated
Location Vernon BC
Category Government
Contact Information
Please send resume, cover letter and references in any one of three ways: Email: humanresources@okanagan.org Fax: (250) 542-4990 Mail: 12420 Westside Road, Vernon, BC V1H 2A4 A Criminal Record Check and 3 References are required.

The Executive Director is expected to strategically manage all Okanagan Indian Band departments and related organizational entities in an efficient and effective manner within budget and time parameters.

The Executive Director, reporting to the Band Council, provides leadership in strategic planning, advises on policy, implements work plans and oversees and is responsible for the effective and efficient operation of the Okanagan Indian Band.

Reports to the Okanagan Indian Band Chief and Council

• Oversee and make recommendation to the development, monitoring and controls of the financial plans and budgets (annual and multi-year) by interpreting and advising on the strategic plan direction, and on the goals and objectives set by council
• Access and secure additional funding as available
• In conjunction with council participate in on-going community planning that includes strategic community planning, improving operations and program delivery, land use planning, social and education development, sustainable economic development and public works and emergency services
• Advise, inform and liaise with council and implement council decisions
• Report to other government departments and agencies as required regarding all program funded areas including social-services, education and capital
• Develop and maintain working relationships with the community, other levels of government and other stakeholders
• Develop and maintain a system of records and archives
• As needed, research, recommend, develop, implement, enforce, review and revise Band policies
• Interpret and apply applicable legislation, regulations and agreements
• Perform other duties as required, such as: dispute resolution, crisis management, advocacy, and management systems development and maintenance
• All persons employed by the Okanagan Indian Band may be required to assist the Band in providing emergency services. Duties assigned during an emergency may differ from regular duties
• Participates in community events as requested

• Attend all council meetings
• Oversee quarterly and annual reports, budgets, audits, etc.
• Attend strategic planning meetings with council
• Analyse problems systematically, organize information, identify key factors and underlying causes and generate solutions
• Manage resources efficiently, including people, material assets and money
• Manage projects and other time-sensitive activities
• Ensure quality service delivery
• Establish and maintain various management systems
• Use Microsoft office computer programs and adapt to technological change
• Effectively communicate both orally and in writing, including proposal writing
• Clearly define and communicate vision and direction to community and staff
• Accurately listen and understand and then respond appropriately
• Motivate others, foster teamwork and manage time of self, teams and staff
• Willing to lead by example
• Accomplish results by leading others
• Use sound judgment in handling conflict
• Reflect on difficult situations to improve future performance
• Remain up-to-date on First Nations current affairs, legislation, legal cases, governance and administration
• Stay current on labor laws
• Performs all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the OKIB policies and procedures
• Performs other duties as required

• Bachelor Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, or similar discipline
• 5 years of experience in equivalent level Director/Acting Executive roles
• A combination or relevant experience and education may be considered
• Knowledge of First Nations administration
• Knowledge of First Nations legislation
• Knowledge of labor laws

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