Band Administrator ($90-120K per year!)

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Aroland First Nation
May 10, 2023
Lethbridge, Canada
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$90,000–$120,000 a year
  • Lethbridge


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$90,000–$120,000 a year
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  • Use your skills and experience to make a lasting difference to Aroland First Nation
  • Immerse yourself in the culture and traditions of the Traditional Territories of the Aroland community
  • Be rewarded with a competitive $90K - $120K annual salary, plus great benefits

About Aroland First Nation

With a strong cultural heritage and a deep connection to the land, Aroland First Nation is a vibrant Anishinaabe community located in Northwestern Ontario. Aroland First Nation has a deep connection to the lands and waters of their Traditional Territories, surrounded by natural beauty, including vast boreal forests, rolling hills, and pristine lakes and rivers, all of which are home to a diverse array of wildlife.

Aroland First Nation is committed to preserving its traditions and way of life, while also embracing modernity and progress. From fishing, trapping, and hunting to education, health, and economic development, Aroland First Nation is creating a community where people can thrive.

To learn more about us, please visit our website.

About the Opportunity

An exciting opportunity exists for a Band Administrator to join the Aroland First Nation in Aroland, ON, on a full-time basis.

Reporting directly to the Chief and Council of Aroland First Nation, the Band Administrator will be responsible for managing the Nation's administrative and financial operations, and ensuring the seamless delivery of programs and services to its members. This includes implementing policies and procedures to support the successful execution of these programs and services.

Key duties and responsibilities include:

  • Attending and coordinating Chief & Council meetings, providing relevant information and recommendations, implementing decisions, and acting as a liaison between Administration and Chief & Council
  • Monitoring the effectiveness of Aroland First Nation policies and procedures and recommending amendments to Chief & Council
  • Overseeing the delivery of core services such as Governance, Administration, Health, Education, Ontario Works, and Operations & Maintenance
  • Working with Program Administrators to improve operations, streamline work processes, and provide quality services to our members
  • Supervising Program Administrators and carrying out training, coaching, disciplinary procedures, and annual performance reviews of staff
  • Preparing proposals and long-range plans, such as Strategic Plans, Capital Projects, Economic Development Strategies, etc
  • Reviewing and signing Program Administrators' time sheets and travel claims
  • Providing workable solutions and attempt to resolve staff disputes
  • Preparing an annual budget in consultation with Finance Manager and Program Administrators, for approval by Chief & Council
  • Monitoring Capital Projects, participating in the development and negotiation of contracts with contractors and consultants, and ensuring all departments operate within budget
  • Producing external and internal written correspondence, supporting the auditing process, authorizing the use of legal consultants, and ensuring asset safeguarding
  • Performing assignments in accordance with professional and federal laws and Aroland First Nations approved Policies and Procedures
  • Building relationships with community members and coordinating follow-up action in response to community complaints or problems
  • Managing relationships with funding agencies and other external stakeholders
  • Educating and informing community members of First Nation issues through flyers and newsletters

About You

For this role, you must have a post-secondary Diploma or Degree in Business, Public Administration, Finance, or another applicable field as well as a minimum of 3 years of experience in a senior management role, ideally within a First Nation or a Municipality. Previous experience in band management/administration would be preferred.

The ideal candidate will also join us with the following:

  • Driver's license and access to a reliable vehicle
  • Ability to provide a clear criminal record check
  • Exceptional communication skills and ability to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong financial acuity and understanding of accounting principles
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, accounting software, and computer systems
  • Experience in human resource management and familiarity with the Canada Labour Code
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision

As a reliable, respectful, and assertive leader, you will focus on building strong working relationships with all staff, while upholding and enforcing internal policies and procedures. Above all, you will be a community-oriented and approachable professional with strong leadership skills.

About the Benefits

In exchange for your hard work and dedication, the successful candidate will be rewarded with a competitive $90,000 - $120,000 annual salary that is commensurate with your skills, experience, and qualifications. In addition, you will also have access to a variety of employee benefits, including:

  • Extended health, dental and vision plan
  • Pension plan (5% matching)
  • Additional time off on top of paid vacation time (culture week in Spring and Fall, and 2 weeks off around Christmas)

Upon joining the Aroland First Nation, you will be welcomed into a supportive team and have the opportunity to make a real difference in the community.

Don't miss this unique opportunity. APPLY TODAY!

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