Chief Executive Officer
Fort Nelson First Nation - Fort Nelson, BC

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The CEO reports to Chief and Council, and the key mandate is to ensure that the organization implements its long-range strategy to achieve its mission and organizational objectives. The CEO is responsible for the overall representation of Council and it’s governance to all external and internal stakeholders. The CEO is responsible for the ongoing success of operations and strategic planning. Internally, the CEO will focus on the ongoing improvements of the organizations processes to ensure maximum communication and council transparency. Externally, the CEO will establish and maintain key long-term relationships with partners that enhance the organization’s representation for its members.

The CEO is responsible for providing financial leadership by managing budgets and monitoring long-term strategic fiscal plans. The CEO will be responsible for the establishment of financial policies, procedures, controls and reporting systems and shall be responsible for the supervision of all departments. Working with the CFO and department directors, the CEO shall also ensure legal and regulatory obligations are met for Fort Nelson First Nation’s compliance and reporting functions.

Organization Profile

Fort Nelson First Nation is home to two linguistic groups – Dene and Cree; we are one of 6 First Nation's that belong to Treaty 8. Our Nation is located in the north east corner of British Columbia, within the Northern Rockies region of the province. Our traditional territory offers an abundance of wildlife and outdoor experiences – hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, boating and motorized recreation – set within northern plains that meet the majesty of the Northern Rockies, our unique positioning sets us apart.

Fort Nelson First Nation offers a range of services to over 700 of our members living on and off the Nation. Annually, over 75 full-time, part-time and casual employees of various disciplines help facilitate and implement the programs set forth to meet the needs of our Nation.

Our Community Health & Wellness Department is home to a full-time Community Health Nurse, Home Care staff, a Community Health Representative and Wellness Counsellors. Our professionals provide individual and group care programs to promote individual and community wellness for all our members. The Dehzona Daycare and Family Centre provide day care, infant-toddler care and an Aboriginal Head Start. The Meyosin Youth Centre has a full time support worker for our teen population; and our Recreation program coordinates and hosts events and activities for all members between ages pre-1 to 105 years of age.

Our Nation is also home to an active Lands, Resources & Treaty Rights Department, an engaged Justice Department and Capital Works Department, and our Administration Department houses various member services as well as our finance headquarters.

Our Community Education Authority operates at arms-length of governance to oversee Chalo Independent School Society administration and staff who provide education and care to over 100 enrolled students between pre-3 to grade 12.

Our Board of Economic Development operates at an arms-length of governance to oversee revenue producing ventures such as, Eh Cho Dene Enterprises LP, Liard Hotsprings Lodge Ltd., and various partnership enterprises.

As employees of Fort Nelson First Nation we are community servants that pride ourselves on placing the health, safety and well-being of community members above all else. While working with this goal in mind we are also eager to embrace new and progressive approaches that support community advancements. If you are eager to work in an environment that embraces cultural approaches while supporting innovative thinking please submit your resume.

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Closing Date: June 15, 2014. Start date: Negotiable. Please state your organizational management and human capital philosophies, as well as anticipated salary, in your cover letter. All applicants will be responded to. Fort Nelson First Nation is a progressive organization offering an incredible work environment, competitive salary packages, extended medical, dental and vision, pension plan, professional development and career advancement opportunities. To request a detailed job description or to forward your resume, respond to:

Cathy Hooper, Human Resources Officer
Fort Nelson First Nation
R.R. #1, Mile 295, Alaska Highway
Fort Nelson, B.C. V0C 1R0
Fax: (250) 774-7260
E-mail: cathy(dot)hooper(at)

A Nation. A People. Strong, Healthy, Proud & Self-reliant.

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Our Territory and Community We are "the People of the Land" and we have occupied the lands of our traditional territory in the northeast...