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Chief Executive Officer



Atli Resources Corporation (Atli) has a unique part-time opportunity for an experienced forestry operations manager to provide oversight, direction and leadership to a profitable a First Nation’s owned forestry company. If you pride yourself in being a results oriented individual and are looking to contribute your skills, knowledge and experience to make a difference in a progressive organization this may be the opportunity you’ve been looking for.

About Atli Resources

Atli Resources is the ‘Namgis First Nation’s forestry company. Its main business is to manage its forest licences for the benefit of the ‘Namgis Nation.  We contract with outside companies to manage our forestry operations. Please visit our webpage:

About the ‘Namgis First Nation

The ‘Namgis First Nation has more than 1,700 members, with its main community located at Alert Bay, B.C., on Cormorant Island, adjacent to north Vancouver Island. It is easily accessible through the regular ferry service from Port McNeill. The ‘Namgis First Nation has a strong commitment to the environment, local opportunities, and is progressive in its approach to business:

The Opportunity

This position requires a commitment of approximately 7 hours per week with the opportunity to increase hours depending on operational needs and desired growth. The work can be done, in part, remotely with the need to be onsite approximately once per month to participate in meetings, develop relationships and undertake occasional fieldwork.  Flexibility with hours and travel to Alert Bay is required.

Reporting to the Board of Directors (the Board) the CEO will have overall responsibility for the effective operations of Atli. Specific responsibilities include:


  • Provide general management and administration of the day-to-day operations of the organization
  • Ensure adherence to legislation and regulations and development of a culture promoting environmental sustainability (especially around area of silviculture) and health and safety

Strategic and Operational Planning:

  • Work to update and implement the corporate vision, goals and objectives
  • Prepare and present for Board approval annual operating and long-range financial plans
  • Implement and monitor annual operating and long term strategic plans

Business Development:

  • Evaluate new business opportunities and/or expansion of Atli’s forestry business with specific emphasis on risk assessment and corporate value to both generate income and employ community members through a timely due diligence process

Communications, Marketing and Reputation Management:

  • Build strong working relationships internally within the organization and externally with other organizations and individuals that could further Atli’s goals
  • Interact, as appropriate, with Senior Management and/or Council of Namgis Nation
  • Support operations and the administration of the Board by informing, advising and interfacing between the Board, staff and community

Financial Reporting and Record Management:

  • Responsible for the management and the financial well- being of Atli
  • Manage / oversee all legal matters as they apply to Atli
  • Ensure adequate financial and operational risk management processes are in place and operational
  • Ensure that all legal and fiscal corporate reporting requirements are met
  • Ensure effective administration and management of contracts and expenses
  • Working with the Treasurer, prepare for approval annual consolidated operating and capital budgets for Atli operations
  • Working with the Treasurer, prepare consolidated reports for the Namgis First Nation and present them, as appropriate, at community or Council meetings on a quarterly basis

Board and Board Committees:

  • Attend Board and committee meetings and assist the Board and its committees with their work
  • Provide leadership and support to the Board through regular meetings and written reports
  • Ensure that the Board is kept informed, as appropriate, about ongoing issues and initiatives
  • Work with Board to develop and implement a clear governance structure

The Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Resource Management or related studies and a minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in forestry, logging or natural resource operations. Holding an MBA, RPF or an RFT designation is preferred. Consideration will be given to candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience:

  • Understanding of First Nations culture, traditions and structures
  • Personal accountability for results and achievement of goals
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to build and maintain cooperative and productive relationships
  • Strategic thinking with the ability to assess opportunities and risks
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Strong negotiation and problem resolution skills
  • Strong inter-personal, written and oral communications skills
  • Understanding of the Forest Act and Forest and Range Practices Act

We offer competitive compensation and are flexible in the structuring of the employment arrangements for this unique opportunity.  Interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to forward their cover letter and resume in confidence by June 25, 2016 to:

Linda Heep HR Consulting Services – Email: [email protected]   Subject line: Atli Resources CEO

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