- Use your Band 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 Alexis Creek First Nation.
About the Community
The Alexis Creek First Nation (Tŝideldel) is located in Chilanko Forks, BC which is 177km west of Williams Lake on Highway 20. The Nengayni Deni "First Nations People" of Tŝideldel (Redstone) are part of the Tsilhqot'in Nation.
In the time of our Ancestors, residents of Tŝideldel spoke the Tsilhqot'in language, were nomadic, and had seasonal camps wherever food was in abundance. The Tsilhqot'in had laws, structure, and stability by utilizing the power of working together. This contributed to the survival of our legacy and despite all trials and tribulations, the Tsilhqot'in of Tŝideldel are determined to carry on our culture today.
Today we are a small, semi-rural community with a population of about 700 of which approximately 240 members live on the reserve. Many people of Tŝideldel have families, work, attend school, play sports, and work to pass over Tsilhqot'in culture and knowledge to the youth. In terms of past times many still love to out hunting, fishing, craft making, drumming, singing, and playing Lehal. The Redstone Rodeo is a very popular annual event in August; more information about the Redstone Rodeo can be found here.
For more information about the Alexis Creek First Nation (Tŝideldel) please visit our website.
About the Opportunity
Currently, the Alexis Creek First Nation (Tŝideldel) is hiring a Band Manager to join our community in Chilanko Forks, BC.
Reporting directly to the Chief and Council, the Alexis Creek First Nation Band Manager will be responsible for the administering and overseeing of all band programs and will ensure programs are within budget. The Band Manager will ensure that all operations are conducted in a respectful and responsible way, ensuring that all decisions and actions meet the relevant legislation, policies, and procedures.
The Band Manager will be responsible for the management of all staff and departments, for overall planning, conflict resolution, while acting as a liaison between the community, staff, and Chief and Council. The Band Manager will also act as a liaison between other government agencies and departments, private industry business, and any other individuals, groups, or agencies operating in the community.
More specifically your responsibilities will include:
- Providing overall leadership to manage the Band in the best interests of the Council and members.
- Working with Department Managers in administering the Band's day-to-day program delivery and services in accordance with the annual plan and budget approved by the Band.
- Overseeing the financial controls including the budgeting process, budget administration, financial reporting, audit, and funding agreement administration.
- Maintaining and implementing all policies and procedures with operational guidelines in order to ensure accountability, transparency, and integrity.
- Developing and maintaining a positive working relationship with all governmental departments, other First Nation communities, and any other agencies whose activities may have an impact on the Alexis Creek First Nation or its programs and services.
- Attending community meetings to address any concerns, issues and requests of the Chief and Council.
- Ensuring the effective procurement and allocation of the financial, human, and other resources required by the Band to implement and achieve its strategic plan.
- Performing other duties as requested by the Alexis Creek First Nation Council.
In order to qualify for this role, you will need a Bachelor's degree in Business, Public Administration, Operations Management, or another related field along with at least four years of previous experience as a Band Manager. A different combination of education and experience may also be considered.
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 situations.
As a disciplined and direct individual, you are also flexible enough to adapt in our dynamic work environment. You will need proven organizational, management, and interpersonal skills to excel with us. Lastly, you must have the ability to effectively multitask when dealing with competing priorities.
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.
- Community activities every month such as our Winter Carnival or the Redstone Rodeo.
This is your chance to make a change in a dynamic and growing work environment where you will have the opportunity to implement processes in order to streamline the organization as a whole.
If you share our values and have the skills necessary to bring success to the role, then we invite you to apply today!