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Band Manager

Job No: 15830
Location: Saulteaux, Saskatchewan

  • Are you looking for an exciting new challenge? This is a pivotal position with an influential First Nations band government.
  • If you have extensive management experience and are looking for an opportunity to take your career to the next level, this may be the perfect role for you.
  • Attractive salary of $55,000 - $75,000 plus benefits including laptop, cell phone allowance, and relocation assistance is negotiable.
  • This is your opportunity to drive positive change within a First Nations community.

About the Organization

Saulteaux First Nation is a First Nation band government serving a membership of 1,100 people, approximately half of which reside in the community of Saulteaux. Saulteaux First Nation is governed by a Chief and 5 Band Councilors elected for 2 year terms. A portfolio system keeps leadership engaged in governance and some administration.

Saulteaux First Nation administers programs and services on behalf of its membership in the areas of: Health, Education (N-8 School), Post Secondary Education and Skills Training, Housing and Infrastructure, Lands and Resource Management, Social Development, Youth and Early Childhood programming.

Saulteaux First Nation is a member of Battlefords Agency Tribal Chiefs. The Band Administration is responsible for approximately $8 million in annual revenue, the majority of which comes from federal funds. The First Nation employs approximately 60 staff.

About Saulteaux

Saulteaux First Nation is located 43 kilometres north of North Battleford near Cochin and Jackfish Lake in Northern Saskatchewan. Land holdings are over 14,386.73 acres. Saulteaux is associated with BATC, Treaty #6 Territory.

Economic sources include tourism, agriculture, and forestry. Land use is primarily agricultural.  Many lakes and parks offering camping, fishing and hunting are located in the area.  Community Infrastructure includes a modern Health Center, N-8 School, Early Childhood Center, and Band Complex that houses Band Administration, a Community Culture and Recreation Center, and a Band Hall. An Elders Lodge and Water Treatment plant are also part of the core infrastructure.

About the Opportunity

Saulteaux First Nation has an exciting and rare opportunity for a talented Band Manager to lead their overall operations.

Reporting to the Chief and Council, the Band Manager is primarily responsible for the planning, accountability, supervision, leadership, and overall operation of the Saulteaux First Nations.

More specifically, some of your duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Leading and directing all programs and entities;
  • Delivering reports on administrative, financial, and program matters on a monthly basis;
  • Coordinating corporate and program planning activities;
  • Developing proposals to access additional resources or services;
  • Liaising and developing effective collaborative partnerships and strategic alliances with key external stakeholders;
  • Developing, implementing, and evaluating policies; and
  • Providing leadership, motivation and direction to all staff

The successful candidate will have a university degree in administration or business. You will possess a minimum of five years management experience with demonstrated abilities in leadership, planning, and accountability.  You will have demonstrated the ability to handle budgets, human, and capital resources.

In addition, you will have knowledge of human resource management, financial, and accountability processes, as well as corporate planning.  You will have the ability to develop and sustain financial activity reporting.  Knowledge of federal funding programs would be an asset.

You will need excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work with a broad and diverse range of people.  The ideal candidate will have exceptional communication skills along with strong leadership abilities with supervision experience.  Applicants who speak either Cree will be held in high regard.

This is a diverse, enjoyable and rewarding role that will provide you with both autonomy and variety in your working day.

About the Benefits

The successful candidate will enjoy attractive remuneration around $55,000 to $75,000, depending on qualifications and experience.

In addition, the Saulteaux First Nation employees enjoy a wide range of excellent benefits, including...

  • Generous medical, dental, and pension plan;
  • Laptop and cell phone allowance;
  • On-Reserve Tax Exemption for Treaty candidates;
  • No housing is available in community - will negotiate relocation to neighbouring community;
  • Competitive travel rates; and
  • Mentorship program and professional development opportunities are available.

This is a rare chance to join and help shape the services of a growing and innovative First Nations organization committed to driving positive change. Don't miss out- APPLY NOW!

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