Band Manager

Nuchatlaht First Nation is seeking a permanent and full-time General Manager. Reporting to Chief and Council, the General Manager oversees and directs the operations of the organization to meet the Nation's vision, mission, and values. This position is responsible for the ongoing success of the Nation's operations, providing sound leadership and direction to its employees and establishing and maintaining long-term relationships with external business and governmental partners and stakeholders.

Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Advise the Chief and Council and its committees on matters under their control and direction to enable them to make sound decisions.
  • Oversee the implementation of the decisions and policies from Chief and Council

-     Report to the Chief and Council on the Nation’s ability to meet its strategic and

       operational objectives.

  • Identify and supply recommendations regarding potential opportunities for improvement for the efficient operation of all departments, programs, and activities of the Nation.
  • Organize, chair, and oversee Council and Committee meetings preparing necessary documentation, including agendas, monthly reports, and briefing materials.
  • Manage the Nation’s operations meeting the objectives outlined by Chief and Council.
  • Develop, implement, and provide leadership with short and long-term tactical and strategic plans that will meet the Nation’s business objectives and goals.
  • Monitor relevant legislations, regulations, and standards and ensure that the Nation is in compliance.
  • Oversee the all departments and staff ensuring that all programs and service requirements are achieving their objectives.
  • That the human resources are appropriately managed and that they are operating within approved their approved budgets.
  • Provide direction on complex human resources claims, such as discrimination, harassment, workplace safety, and when necessary participate in the resolution process.
  • Assists the Financial Officer in administrating and managing the financial performance of the Nation.
  • Establish and maintain key relationships with strategic external stakeholders, including governments, First Nation organizations, professional organizations and other agencies.
  • Facilitate and oversee any auditing conducted by third parties to ensure effective resolution and swift closure of auditing activities.


  • Oversee the procurement process and maintenance of contracts and service agreements with third party suppliers and/or service providers.
  • Create a safe work environment that respects all people, including employees, co-workers, and stakeholders.
  • Represent the Nation and foster a culture that supports the Nation’s vision, mission, values, and objectives,
  • Uphold the Nation’s policies, procedures, and practices including financial, human resources, and safety initiatives.




Education, training and certificates


            - Relevant degree, preferred BA or Masters in Public or Business Administration,

  or an acceptable combination of senior management experience, education and



Work experience:


  • 5 years of experience in leadership-level position involving business development, financial analysis and strategic planning.
  • Experience working with First Nations Administrations & Aboriginal Communities is an asset


Skills & Abilities


- Strong skills in financial reporting and budgetary processes

- Proficient understanding of Government and corporate legislations, change

   management, leadership principles, and conflict resolution.

- Credible experience and skills in Strategic planning, negotiation, and human

   resources leadership.

- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

- Strong understanding of First Nations community wellness, reconciliation and

   cultural regeneration.

- Ability to view issues from a broad and integrated perspective.

- Strong leadership, financial, and management skills.

- Knowledge of Fund Accounting


Nuchatlaht First Nation



Contact Info: 

Closing Date: February 21, 2020

Salary Range: $55,000 – $65,000

Hours of Work: Monday – Friday (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

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