First Nation Manager

Posted on January 22, 2019. Region: Kenora, ON

On behalf of our client, Obashkaandagaang First Nation, we are seeking a First Nation Manager to join their team in Kenora, Ontario. Obashkaandagaang Bay First Nation is an Ojibwe First Nation and is a member of the Bimose Tribal Council and the Grand Council of Treaty 3.

Reporting to the Chief and Council, the First Nation Manager will be responsible for the administration and financial management of the Obashkaandagaang First Nation office, including supervising staff and over-seeing the co-ordination of activities. The First Nation Manager will be highly motivated and will provide leadership in developing and organizing policies and direction in conjunction with Chief and Council.

Key Responsibilities:
• Responsible for the management of all the operations, including carrying out the resolutions and directives of Chief and Council
• Recommends initiatives within approved policies on all matters related to planning, organizing, motivating, co-ordination of programs areas and deliverables with Chief and Council
• Develops human resources strategies and administers policies and procedures in all human resources areas including hiring, performance management, disciplinary action, terminations, recruitment and employee engagement
• Oversees the day-to-day operations including the management of all correspondence, delegating authority and concluding any internal negotiations or agreements as approved by Chief and Council
• Coordinates the preparation of agendas and notices, facilities and reports for meetings of the Chief and Council
• Assists in planning, development and implementation of innovative programming, problem-solving and community involvement projects
• Represents the Chief and Council at public functions and other meetings and ensures that relevant information from these functions are communicated to Chief and Council
• Develops a good working relationship with Obashkaandagaang First Nation members and groups affiliated with Obashkaandagaang First Nation, other First Nations organizations and with government officials
• Responds to inquiries and investigate complaints from Obashkaandagaang First Nation members
• Responsible for the co-ordination of financial information, including annual submissions, allocation of expenses, reporting conditions to funding sources and the preparation of the annual audit
• Develops and monitors a detailed annual provisional budget and reports to Chief and Council regarding program funding, budget updates and other business as directed by Council
• Monitors expenditures and advises managers of budget limits

Skills & Qualifications:
• Post-secondary education in business management with a minimum of 5 years of senior management experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience in a First Nation organization
• Must have an understanding and knowledge of First Nation, processes and issues relating to First Nations programs, funding mechanisms and the working knowledge to conduct business within these areas
• Experience in managing human resources in complex environment, strategic planning, financial management and administrative skills
• Demonstrated sound judgement, analytical and decision-making skills
• Superior leadership, team building, negotiation, conflict resolution and problem-solving skills
• Fluent in a First Nation language will be an asset

If you feel you have the demonstrated background and are interested in learning more about this exciting opportunity, please forward your resume to [email protected] or call Jim Juacalla at 204.336.6209.


Kenora, ON

Job type: Full-time

Contact Information

Kamalita Ketler
Email: [email protected]

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