Tribal Administrator

Tribal Administrator

Job Information
Author stcanada1
Date January 24, 2021
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation
Salary Competitive - Per Hour
Location Tofino, BC
Category Government
Contact Information
[email protected]

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  • Use your management skills to assist in developing our community while honouring our heritage.
  • Receive a competitive annual salary plus benefits!
  • Don’t miss this chance to make a true difference to the vibrant community of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation.

About the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation

The Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation and Administration is located on the West Coast of Vancouver Island in Tofino, British Columbia. Our people are a nation with over 1200 members while our administration is comprised of about 50 employees, though this number is ever-growing as our lands, economic, and local growth continues.

Our mission is to restore and promote our traditional values by providing enhanced services to improve the quality of life for all.

For more information please see our website.

About Tofino

Surrounded by the vast displays of breathtaking beauty, Tofino is the playground of water and nature that truly offers something for everyone.

Everything here is connected and something to behold from the quiet inlets to the old-growth rainforest and the rolling waves that embody the vibrancy of Tofino.

About the Opportunity

Currently the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation is looking for a Tribal Administrator to join our community in Tofino, BC on a full-time basis.

As the Tribal Administrator, you will report to Chief and Council and will be responsible for providing leadership and for the overall day-to-day management of multiple programs including the expansion of our second reserve. You will also have 8 direct reports to manage who each manage their own individual teams.

More specifically your responsibilities will include:

  • Acting as an advisor to the Chief and Council on any and all relevant matters.
  • Working closely with First Nation Governments and Private/Public service agencies to establish complementary working relationships that are strategic to the community.
  • Overseeing the day-to-day financial management of the community and ensuring all financial systems and processes including approval of expenditures, cheque writing, and filing systems and audit preparations, comply with best-practice standards and meet the requirements of community funding agencies and the auditor.
  • Working cooperatively with staff and Chief and Council in the preparation and submission of grant/funding proposals and actively participating in discussions with funding agencies concerning any funding agreement terms and conditions.
  • Hiring, orientating, training, supervising, scheduling, evaluating, and disciplining all staff.
  • Working with Chief and Council, or a designated committee, to develop, maintain, and revise appropriate personnel policies and procedures of the community.
  • Overseeing program administrators efforts and overall operations with respect to programs that span education, health, housing, membership registration, social assistance, and economic development.

In order to qualify for this role, you will need at least 5 – 10 years of experience working at a management level along with previous experience working with a First Nations community.

Our ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of and respect for Indigenous culture, customs, traditions, and issues. In addition, it is essential that you have strong Human Resource skills with the ability to manage, supervise, and provide support to staff in determining programs/services. Equally the ability to write funding proposals is also required.

In this high-profile position, you will have strategic and long-range planning skills, coupled with experience in organizational development/governance as well as public affairs. Sound decision-making skills and the ability to motivate your staff will also be crucial to your success in the role. Since you will be interacting with a variety of stakeholders, you will join us with outstanding communication skills, both in verbal and written form.

Do you want to make a lasting difference to a vibrant First Nation community? Here’s your chance. Please read on to see what we have to offer you!

About the Benefits

As recognition for all your hard work and determination, you can look forward to a competitive annual salary, plus the following:

  • Extended health and dental benefits package.
  • Pension plan.
  • Relocation assistance.
  • Five weeks vacation in the first year – (2 weeks, 1 week manager leave, two weeks over Christmas when the office is closed)

This is your chance to be part of a dynamic and growing community where you will have the opportunity to implement processes and make your mark for the better of all.

If you share our values and have the skills necessary to bring success to the role, then we invite you to apply today!

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