EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR / BAND MANAGER
The Lower Nicola Indian Band, located in Merritt, British Columbia, is seeking an Executive Director to oversee day to day operations of programs and services for the benefit of community members. Bring your strong leadership, operational, and financial management expertise to an organization located in a dynamic small city with a good quality of life within a few hours’ drive of Vancouver. If you want to make a difference in the life of community members, enjoy participating in community events, are able to build strong relationships of trust, as well as have pragmatism and a sense of humour, we encourage you to apply.
Reporting to Chief and Council, the Executive Director is responsible for the overall management of the Lower Nicola Indian Band. In conjunction with Chief and Council, the Executive Director develops objectives for the LNIB, and delivers effective policies, programs and services.
Areas of responsibility:
- Acts as a resource to Chief & Council, providing advice and recommendations to ensure sound decision making
- Provides leadership, management and direction to all Department Managers to ensure effective program and service delivery
- Builds and communicates a strong vision for the growth and development of staff
- Plans, organizes, controls, reports and evaluates management systems, policies and operating systems
- Manages the overall operating and capital budgets in conjunction with the Finance Manager
- Liaises with various government representatifves, agencies, industry leaders and business managers to further the goals and objectives of the Lower Nicola Indian Band
Qualifications & skills:
- A degree in business, public administration, First Nations governance, or related subject, supplemented by 3-5 years of senior management experience in a First Nations administration, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
- Familiarity with the funding agencies, legislation, culture, title and rights, and traditions in a First Nations environment
- Real estate acquisition and development experience would be an asset
- Experience managing programs and projects involving staff and community members would be an asset
- Excellent organizational skills
- Exceptional communicaition skills, including the ability to listen well
- Strong problem solving skills and decision making ability
- Strong leadership and team development ability
- The ability to adapt, undertake multiple tasks and respond to changing priorities
- Strong computer skills using Microsoft Office
- A criminal records clearance will be required
- Holds a drivers’ license.
Please forward your cover letter and resume, quoting Job 003, by January 25, 2017, 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.