EXTENDED - Executive Director for the Snuneymuxw First Nation April 2016

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 the 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 Resources, Finance; or equivalent experience in senior management with First Nations Government.
Extensive Knowledge in 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 and Council, Boards 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 4:00pm Friday April 8, 2016.

The above 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 Sandra Good, Interim Executive Director

668 Centre Street, Nanaimo, B.C.

Or via email to: sgood@snuneymuxw.ca

Application Deadline: 
Friday, May 6, 2016
Job Type: 
Employment (Full Time)