Band Administrator

Job No: 137539
Location: Kingcome Inlet, BC

  • Use your leadership 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 Dzawada’enuxw First Nation.

About the Dzawada’enuxw First Nation

We refer to ourselves as both the Dzawada’enuxw and the Musgamakw Dzawada’enuxw. The outside world and the Government of Canada see us as four tribes however we have always been One People. This we know from our origin stories, and from generations of intermarriage, co-habitation, and respectful shared resource use. 

Our community in Ukwanalis Village is based alongside the breathtaking Gwa'yi (Kingcome) river on the mainland within a glacier-fed river valley that is surrounded by towering mountains across from the northern tip of Vancouver Island.  

For more information about the Dzawada'enuxw First Nation please visit our website. 

About the Opportunity

Currently, the Dzawada’enuxw First Nation (DFN) is looking for a dynamic Band Administrator to join our team on a full-time basis in Kingcome Inlet, BC. 

Reporting to the DFN Council, the Band Administrator will oversee and be responsible for all operations of DFN. The Administrator will ensure that all operations are conducted in a respectful and responsible manner, ensuring that all decisions and actions are within policy and accepted practice. The key to this position is ensuring that goals and objectives, established by DFN Council on behalf of the nation, are implemented and reported on according to the Strategic Planning process.

The Band Administrator is also the main administrative contact for government agencies and departments, private industry and any other individuals or groups operating in Dzawada’enuxw traditional territory. The Band Administrator must ensure that all reporting and contractual requirements are met in all operating and administrative areas; this is integral to ensure ongoing required funding. The Band Administrator must ensure that all business and operations are conducted in a responsible, confidential and ethical manner.

More specifically, your responsibilities will include:

  • Overseeing the annual DFN Administration Office and its department’s budgets
  • Submitting finalized budgets to the Finance Committee for presentation to DFN Council
  • Ensuring monthly financial statements are prepared and available for review by DFN Administrators and DFN Council
  • Ensuring that all budget adjustments and recommendations are vetted through the Finance Committee
  • Ensuring the DFN audit is completed in a timely and efficient manner
  • Working with the Finance Administrator and department to ensure that financial controls, efficiencies and systems are in place
  • Managing, overseeing and pursuing funding management and development opportunities
  • Preparing and managing funding applications and proposals as required
  • Managing human resources, in accordance with DFN’s policies and procedures, and recommending and carrying out actions with respect to staffing, leave and attendance, performance management, performance evaluation, training and professional development, progressive discipline and termination, and monitoring sub delegated human resource responsibilities carried out by departmental supervisors, (e.g. performance appraisals for own staff)
  • Overseeing and ensuring Administrators are working with DFN Council Committees
  • Attending DFN Council meetings; attending committee meetings as requested
  • Providing DFN Council with monthly reports on programs and operations and providing Council with detailed monthly financial statements
  • Recommending DFN Council changes and/or improvements to DFN facilities, services, programs and policies
  • Communicating on behalf of the DFN with: other First Nation’s, organizations, agencies, and federal, provincial, or municipal officials or departments
  • Publishing DFN Council programs and policies; advising and counselling individual DFN members on programs and policies
  • Preparing and submitting DFN Council statements, information and reports related to these duties as required
  • Developing and maintaining effective working relationships with external partners and stakeholders including governments, regional health authorities, and Aboriginal organizations, for the purpose of advancing the best interests of DFN
  • Responsibilities for the management of the system of internal controls which exists to safeguard all assets of the organization, as errors and omissions may result in the loss or misuse of organizational resources
  • Ensuring the proper maintenance, use, repairs and occupancy of DFN buildings, equipment and assets
  • Ensuring capital projects are funded adequately and work is performed within budget, standards and deadlines
  • Ensuring DFN bylaws are adhered to

For an extended list of responsibilities, please click here.

More About You

In order to qualify for this role, you will need a degree, diploma, or certification in Business Administration or equivalent education and experience, along with at least 5 years of related experience. Knowledge and experience of First Nations culture is an asset.

As our ideal candidate for this role, you have great management and leadership skills, in addition to being a motivational individual and team player. You are experienced in conflict resolution and mediation, and able to work independently with effectiveness. You have great interpersonal skills, and are a honest and trustworthy person with the ability to maintain confidentiality with sensitive information. Good communication and presentation skills are a must, along with competent computer skills and record management ability. You have experience in governance, financial and human resources management theories, principles, practices, and knowledge, to effectively contribute to the management of DFN and ensuring departmental compliance with policies, standards and requirements. Our ideal candidate would also possess the writing and editing skills to develop reports, presentation and briefing materials, and correspondence for a variety of audiences, Council, Administrators and funding agencies.

Finally, it is important that you are willing to participate in local community and cultural events. 

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
  • Vacation pay at 6.1% for the first four years that increases with further length of service
  • Staff housing provided 
  • Relocation assistance

This is your chance to make a change in a dynamic environment!  

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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