General Manager

Job No: 132045
Location: Fraser Lake, BC

  • Use your General Manager 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 Nadleh Whut'en First Nation.

About our Community

Based near Fraser Lake and only a one and a half-hour drive from Prince George, the Nadleh Whut'en First Nation has a current population of over 500 people with over half living on the Reserve. We are the 'people who live where the salmon return' having lived on our lands since time immemorial. The clans that make up our people within the Nadleh Whut'en are the Lhtseh'yoo (frog), Dunstem'yoo (bear), Luksilyoo (caribou), Lhtsumus'yoo (owl, grouse), Tsayoo (beaver).

We, like other indigenous peoples, have persevered and continue to remember and retell the stories of our ancestors. Today we are thriving and experiencing continued growth; if you believe you have the skills to help us continue to grow then we invite you to read on.

For more information please visit our website.

About Fraser Lake

Fraser Lake is nestled in the heart of some of British Columbia's most beautiful scenery. Located 140km west of Prince George, this playground of water and nature offers truly stunning views.  

With many nearby hiking trails and plenty of opportunities for canoeing and fishing, Fraser Lake has everything a lover of the outdoors could ask for.  


About the Opportunity

Currently, the Nadleh Whut'en First Nation is looking for a General Manager to join our community on a full-time basis. This is a two-year contract role, however, if the successful candidate is able to secure funding for their position beyond two years the contract can be extended. 

As the General Manager, you will report directly to the Chief and Council and will be responsible for providing leadership and for the overall day-to-day management of public relations, financial, administrative, personnel, and program service delivery systems of the community. In addition, you will also be responsible for adhering to and continuing to implement the Nadleh Whut'en Band Administration Law which can be found here.

More specifically your responsibilities will include:

  • Acting as an advisor to the Chief and Council on any and all relevant matters.
  • Working with staff to plan and coordinate monthly Chief and Council meetings.
  • Working closely with First Nation Governments and Private/Public service agencies to establish complementary working relationships that are strategic to the community.
  • Ensuring annual operating budgets and financial projections for the community are developed and submitted to the Chief and Council for approval by the beginning of each fiscal year. 
  • Working with the Finance Officer to ensure all community financial records are maintained in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Procedures (GAAP), the INAC Year-end Reporting Guide, and any other program funding agency contribution agreement requirements. 
  • Overseeing, with the assistance of the Finance Officer, the day-to-day financial management of the community and ensuring all financial systems and processes including approval of expenditures, cheque writing, and filing systems and audit preparations, comply with best-practice standards and meet the requirements of community funding agencies and the auditor. 
  • Working cooperatively with staff and Chief and Council in the preparation and submission of grant/funding proposals and actively participating in discussions with funding agencies concerning any funding agreement terms and conditions. 
  • Hiring, orientating, training, supervising, scheduling, evaluating, and disciplining all staff.
  • Working with Chief and Council, or a designated committee, to develop, maintain, and revise appropriate personnel policies and procedures of the community. 
  • Overseeing program administrators' efforts and overall operations with respect to programs that span education, health, housing, membership registration, social assistance, economic development, and the community store. 

In order to qualify for this role, you will need a bachelor's degree in Business Administration or similar combined with at least three years of experience working at a management level in a not-for-profit organization. Preference will be given to individuals that have worked with a First Nations community before. A valid class 5 driver's licence and driver's abstract is also required as is the ability to pass a criminal record check.  

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 form.

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.
  • Housing available within close proximity in the surrounding areas.
  • 2 weeks paid time off during Christmas/New Years.
  • Relocation assistance is negotiable.
  • Two weeks vacation in the first year that increases up to a maximum of four weeks vacation. 

This is your chance to be part of a dynamic and growing community where you will have the opportunity to implement processes and make your mark for the better of all.   

If you share our values and have the skills necessary to bring success to the role, then we invite you to apply today!

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About Fraser Lake

Fraser Lake is situated on the gently rolling hills of the Nechako Plateau near the geographical center of British Columbia. The surrounding wilderness has a variety of sloping plateaus, hills and mountains.

Lakes and wetlands are also scattered throughout this domain, attracting moose and a variety of other wildlife. There are many opportunities for canoeing, hunting, fishing, sight-seeing, swimming, cross-country skiing and boating. The area is a beautiful natural playground right on your doorstep.

Nadleh Whut'en First Nation