Band Administrator

Closing Date: June 20th, 2021
Location: Pauquachin First Nation
BAND ADMINISTRATOR  Type of Position: Full-time, permanent
Pauquachin First Nation is seeking a dynamic individual to join its team as Band Administrator and provide leadership in planning and implementation of programs and services to the membership and community.  The Band Administrator of Pauquachin First Nation is the sole employee of Chief and Council, responsible for the core functionality, management, and administration of the community and facilities, as well as the effective and efficient delivery of all programs and services by staff. The Band Administrator promotes and provides a positive working environment aligned with the culture and values of the Pauquachin First Nation and all related human resources legislation and regulations. Administration carries out the policies mandated by Chief and Council in order to achieve and sustain its vision for the community.
Duties And Responsibilities

Strategic and Operational Band Management
• Provide leadership to develop organizational strategic and operational plans and lead their implementation and subsequent evaluation, inclusive of Risk Management and Fraud Risk Plans.
• Develop, implement and enforce relevant legislation, policies and procedures as directed by Chief and Council and ensure appropriate record keeping systems are in place and maintained.
• Manage agreements, reporting requirements and relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
• Provide overall administrative support to the organization and ensure efficiency and effectiveness of ongoing operations.
Financial Operations Management
• Oversee and supervise all financial operations of the Band including budgeting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, end-period reporting, purchasing and payroll.
• Ensure fiscal and operational accountability including applying and reporting to funding programs.
• Provide direction and support to the Financial and Program Management Teams to ensure sound management, controls and reporting needs are met.
• Provide leadership and advice to Chief and Council in the management of the Nations' affairs.
Program and Service Delivery Management
• Oversee needs assessment, program delivery and evaluation of all programs and services.
• Develop proposals for program funding and ensure program funds are expended appropriately.
• Lead the development, review and updating of program policies, procedures and standards.
Stakeholder Relations and Management
• Strong team leadership and management skills including ability to establish good working relationships, both internally and with external stakeholders, mitigate and manage conflict using sound judgement.
• Oversee, directly manage and coordinate performance evaluations, recruitment, coaching, training and development.
• Maintain an open, equitable and service oriented relationship with everyone.
Band Council Support and Administration
• Prepare information, materials and reports in support of and attend Band Council meetings.
• Systematically manage and support Chief and Council.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Knowledge of key issues, legislation, policies, and procedures relating to First Nations administration.
• Demonstrated ability to manage First Nations resources, including people, materials, assets, and money including strong financial and operations management skills including working knowledge of public sector accounting standards (PSAS).
• Effective written communications skills, including the ability to prepare reports, policies, and Band Council documents using software applications such as MS products.
• Possesses cultural awareness and sensitivity.
Experience and Education Requirements
• A Bachelor (or equivalent) degree in a related field in business, finance, Aboriginal studies, or other related field.
• Certified Aboriginal Financial Manager (CAFM), Certified Aboriginal Professional Administrator (CAPA) or relevant certification are considered an asset.
• A minimum of 5 years of related leadership experience, ideally in a management role for a First Nations organization, with responsibility for the following areas: financial management, budgeting, human resources management, program management, delivery and evaluation, policy development and implementation
• A demonstrated record of successfully building effective relationships with community members and external stakeholders.
• Well-developed written and oral communication skills.
Ability to successfully and periodically undergo an appropriate criminal records review and police record check is required.
How to Apply:
All interested applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter and resume outlining how you meet these qualifications to the c/o: MNP at Please call 204.789.3088 for technical difficulties
with submission of your application.  Pauquachin First Nation Band Administrator Closing date: June 20th, 2021  Applications are assessed as they are received therefore early application is recommended. Applications will only be considered from those eligible to work in Canada. All applicants who require a work permit or sponsorship for employment in Canada will not be considered. Candidates who meet the above criteria will be contacted for an interview. Proof of certifications will be required prior to employment.
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