2 Year Contract
Opokaa’sin Early Intervention Society is seeking an
Interim C.E.O. to join our team of dedicated
Opokaa’sin is a community-based, not-for-profit, Indigenous organization that provides
programs and services for children and families in southern Alberta. Opokaa’sin
provides a comprehensive and holistic spectrum of prevention and early intervention
services aimed at strengthening the families through Blackfoot child rearing practices
and values. This includes, parenting programs/support, child care services, head start,
kindergarten, youth mentorship, family support and after school programming.
Opokaa’sin is the host agency for the Indigenous Family Resource HUB for southern
Opokaa’sins’ vision is of a healthy community where Indigenous families, children and
youth are proud, healthy, connected and resilient. Our mission is to nurture and support
the strengths and connections of Indigenous children, youth and f amilies. The Director
will hold a key leadership position in the organization. You will be reporting to the Board
of Directors and must possess strong leadership skills, have a solid awareness and
understanding of Blackfoot/Indigenous cultural protocols and values, possess a team
mindset, flexibility to changing working conditions, strong written and verbal
communication skills and can respond efficiently and effectively to the needs of the
The C.E.O. must also provide financial leadership by managing multiple budgets and
monitoring the allocations of resources within a fiscally responsible manner. Other key
responsibilities include fundraising, marketing and community outreach. In addition, the
Director of Opokaa’sin will be responsible to ensure Blackfoot protocol and culture are
integral to operations.
Assists in the development and orientation of the board.
Ensures execution of Opokaa’sins’ strategic plan.
Responsible for upholding the branding and public image of Opokaa’sin in the
community by ensuring the organization is active and visible in the community in
a positive manner.
Present and propose annual budgets to the Board
Ensure monthly financial reporting is communicated to board and senior
Responsible for fiscal management and integrity
Overseeing fundraising and budget shortfalls are addressed.
Responsible for overseeing the maintenance of the facility
Responsible for developing other avenues of funding.
Responsible for developing and implementing employment policies that reflect
and adhere to provincial labour standards.
Maintain professional conduct, confidentiality and ethical standards at all times.
All other duties as required by the Board of Directors.
A degree in human services, management or related field with a minimum of
three years (3) progressive management experience at a senior management
level, (preferably in the not-for-profit sector).
Culturally knowledgeable and competent (Blackfoot specific)
Experience with Indigenous community programs
Experience with engagement funders and donors. Demonstrated knowledge of
working with a Board of Directors
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
Financial Management skills
Police Information Check including the vulnerable sector, and Children’s Services
Intervention Record Check will be required before an offer of employment is presented
to the successful applicant.
Please submit your resume with a cover letter highlighting your reasons for applying, as
well as your salary expectations and 3 professional references.
Please submit your application by email to:
Deanna Shade, Quality Assurance Manager
Applications will be accepted until 5pm on Friday, November 18
Please visit www.opokaasin.org for more information about Opokaa’sin
We thank all interested applicants. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.