Executive Director for the Snuneymuxw First Nation

Job Description: 

Snuneymuxw First Nation is looking for a dynamic, confident and energetic professional with experience in senior management within a First Nation Government. The successful candidate will be responsible for management, oversight, operations and budgets of Snuneymuxw First Nation Administration.


We are seeking a superior performer who is self-motivated to provide Snuneymuxw Chief and Council with strategic planning, implementation strategies for Chief and Council decisions and advice on policy, legislation and various other Chief and Council initiatives. 



  • A Bachelor Degree in Management, Business, Human Resource, Finance; or equivalent experience in senior management with First Nations Government.
  • Extensive knowledge of First Nation culture, practices and laws.
  • Thorough knowledge of the Indian Act.
  • Knowledge of the social and economic issues facing First Nations.
  • Knowledge of implementation strategies for Chief and Council decisions, departmental goals and policies, and community priorities.



  • Extensive experience working within First Nation governance framework such as Chief & Councils, Board of Directors, Corporations, or equivalent.
  • Thorough understanding of First Nation administration, programs and services, finances, policies and procedures.
  • Superior capability for project management, coordination, monitoring and conflict resolution.
  • Thorough understanding of First Nation health, education, housing, social development, Elders and Youth.
  • Experience with drafting budgets, monitoring procedures and reporting systems.
  • Sound knowledge of financial accounting principles and practice.
  • Demonstrated excellence with human resources such as building and sustaining respectful relations and communications with management, staff, and membership.
  • Demonstrated ability for visioning, strategic planning and organizational teamwork
  • Superior oral, written, negotiation, critical thinking, multi-tasking and problem solving skills. 


We encourage qualified, interested persons to submit your cover letter, resume and references by 4:00 pm Friday August 21, 2015.  The above is a general description of requirements for interested parties and a formal job description and contract will be discussed with those selected for an interview.  Please make submissions to:


Attention: Amy Wyse, Chief & Council Secretary

668 Centre Street, Nanaimo, B.C.,

OR via email to:  Amyw@snuneymuxw.ca


We thank all those who apply however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, August 21, 2015
Job Type: 
Employment (Full Time)