Siksikaitsitapii Oh’kininaiiks Society-Senior Executive Director

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Siksikaitsitapii Oh’kininaiiks Society
January 11, 2023
Lethbridge, Canada
Job Type
  • Lethbridge


The Siksikaitsitapii Oh’kininaiiks Society Senior Executive Director will be
responsible to oversee all operations, functions, and activities of the Society. The
Senior Executive Director will report to the Chief Executive Officer of Blackfoot
Confederacy Tribal Council.
In accordance with the Declaration of Siksikaitsiitapiwa, the mandate for the
Society is to work collaboratively with the four Tribal communities: Blood Tribe
(Kainai), Siksika Nation, Piikani Nation and Blackfeet Tribe (Amskapi Piikuni),
Mont. USA. The Society will assist in the organization, facilitation, and
coordination of strategies, advocates and lobbies with each of the Nations of the
Blackfoot Confederacy.
The Senior Executive Director will engage and consult in good faith with the
Siksikaitsitapi peoples concerned through their own representative institutions in
order to obtain their confirmed, free, and prior informed consent before adopting
and implementing legislative or administrative measures that may affect them.
The Senior Executive Director will lead staff within the Society. The successful
candidate will have great communication skills and take a Siksikaitsitapi approach
in managing the Societies operations.
Roles and Responsibilities:
The Senior Executive Director will create a detailed organizational development
plan that is consistent with language and cultural protocols, values, and principles
of all Siksikaitsitapi regardless of residency. This plan shall include, but not be
limited to, the creation of an organizational chart (internal and external) and staff
identification. The plan will also include an annual operational budget and will
form the basis of new funding applications for federal, provincial, and other
funding opportunities.
Under the direction of the Blackfoot Confederacy Tribal Council CEO, and
reporting to the Chiefs of the Blackfoot Confederacy, the Senior Executive
Director will be responsible for the following duties:
• Develop a political/legal strategy for the Blackfoot Confederacy Chiefs and
leadership to collectively provide the federal government and provincial
government with plans and strategies to uphold Blackfoot Treaty rights,
constitutional and inherent rights, United Nations Declaration on the rights
of Indigenous Peoples, Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
Calls to Action, National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous
Women and Girls, to address the needs of Blackfoot Treaty members.
• Develop free, prior, and informed consent processes and procedures to
implement case law and supreme court rulings for the betterment of
• Analyze federal and provincial legislation, laws, and policies to effectively
support Siksikaitsipi members for their benefits, needs and requirements.
• Lobby and advocate for funding formulas that meet the needs to equally
support each Blackfoot Nation based on credible evidence-based
information and data.
• Develop proposals and apply for provincial, federal, and other funding
sources in coordination with Siksikaitsitapi Nations.
• Develop and maintain relations of trust with shareholders, partners and
external authorities and others as required.
• Under the direction of the CEO and in collaboration with Communications,
act as the public speaker and public relations representative of the
Siksikaitsitapii Oh’kininaiiks (the Corporation) in ways that strengthen and
increase its profile.
• Review reports by managers to acquire understanding of the organization’s
financial and non-financial position.
• Devise remedial actions for any identified issues as needed or necessary.
• Build an effective organizational structure by providing guidance and
coaching to subordinate staff and contractors.
• Ensure strict adherence of Blackfoot Confederacy Tribal Council’s financial
and human resource policies, legal guidelines including confidentiality and
intellectual property.
• Working collectively with BCTC Team and Siksikaitsitapi Nations - and other
duties as assigned or required.
The Candidate:
BCTC is looking for a candidate with first-hand knowledge of, and experience
with, Siksikaitsitapi Nations and their organization at the community, provincial,
national, and international level. They are a proven leader with excellent
communication skills who will articulate the organization’s vision, mission, and
core strategic objectives and inspire others around them through coaching,
mentoring, and support.
This individual will be an innovative strategic thinker who is politically aware and
able to successfully navigate competing interests to reach a positive mutually
beneficial outcome through exceptional relationship building and collaboration.
They have a successful track record of leading organizations through periods of
change and growth – particularly non-profit organizations.
In addition to these attributes, the candidate will hold these qualifications, skills,
and abilities:
o A Master's degree in an appropriate discipline and/or equivalent and
relevant lived experience.
o A minimum of 10 years’ experience in a senior leadership role, preferably in
the non-profit sector or with similar organizations within government,
academia, or advocacy.
o Experience in all aspects of strategic planning and execution, fiscal
oversight, and operational programming development and review.
o Experience in fundraising, building revenue streams, and securing funding
through various sources.
o Experience managing teams through growth and organizational change
Bilingualism (Blackfoot and English) is not required but is an asset.
o Siksikaitsitapi lived experience is an asset.
Salary to be commensurate based on education and lived experience.
Three (3) year full-time contract including benefits based on continued funding.
BCTC Branch Calgary Office
7535 Flint Road S.E T2H 1G3 Calgary, AB
Interested applicants must submit: cover letter, resume, education documents
and letters of reference by email to
Monday January30, 2023 at 5pm MST

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