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Dirctor of Operations


Reporting to Chief and Council, the Director of Operations is responsible for leading, planning, managing, and implementing Caldwell First Nation (CFN) programs, services, and policies. The position is also responsible for the provision of administrative expertise and overall direction to all employees (including directors/managers), and programs and services (including economic development initiatives and other areas agreed and approved by CFN Chief and Council.
The position is responsible for monitoring and ensuring that CFN programs remain within established budgets by maintaining a close working relationship with the departmental directors, managers, and employees. The position is also responsible for effective liaison on behalf of Chief and Council with officials of the Federal, Territorial, Provincial Governments and other agencies in support of CFN goals and objectives.
The successful candidte will lead and direct the day-to-day administrative operations and all employees of the CFN to ensure the best interests of the Citizens are built into the overall goals, objectives, programming, and policies of Caldwell First Nation.

• Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration or a related field combined with experience working with First Nation governments, preferably at a senior level;
• Sound knowledge of CFN social structure, traditions, language and cultural values;
• Sound knowledge of government program requirements and specifically Nation First government program requirements;
• Experience with staff supervision and general management
• Knowledge of Federal and Territorial Government programs, regulations and procedures;
• Good knowledge of funding agencies and associated requirements;
• Experience conducting or participating in negotiations;
• Exceptional financial management skills;
• Ability to plan, direct, develop, implement and evaluate programs, policies and procedures;
• Experience in conflict management, mediation and problem solving.

• Experience working at the senior management or executive level including the ability to direct, supervise and evaluate the performance of personnel;
• Ability to manage budgets;
• Ability to lead, direct and manage program and policy development and delivery;
• Strong decision making and problem-solving skills working within tight timelines;
• Ability to manage high levels of stress effectively;
• Well developed organizational and time management skills;
• Ability to utilize a computer and associated software.

• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written;
• Ability to maintain discretion, tact, diplomacy, compassion and good judgement at all times under demanding circumstances and in a dynamic working environment;
• Ability to resolve conflicts and foster unity;
• Ability to make difficult decisions exercising cultural sensitivity;
• Ability to work effectively as part of a management team in a leadership role;
• Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with staff, Citizens, and the general public;
• Ability to provide strong leadership and motivate people;
• Ability to work flexible hours;
• Ability to maintain confidentiality.

SALARY: based on qualifications and experience.

APPLICATION DEADLINE : January 7th, 2022 – 4pm
Please submit a cover letter and resume along with three references (two employment related) to the attention of:

Geoff Stonefish, Director of Operations
Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians
387 Princess Ave
London, Ontario
N6B 2A7
fax 519- 675-1053
[email protected]

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