KIBDC General Manager - Business Development Depart.
Kamloops Indian Band - Kamloops, BC

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The Tk’emlúps Indian Band (TIB) is a fast growing vibrant organization committed to the development and progress of its Band Members and Community. As such, the TIB invites applications from qualified, highly motivated and dynamic individuals to fill the following position.

JOB REFERENCE#: 2013-009

Responsible for the effective operation of the Kamloops Indian Band Development Corporation (KIBDC) and its related businesses, the General Manager will oversee implementation of strategic goals and objectives while providing direction and leadership toward the achievement of the corporation’s mission, vision and annual goals. Responsibilities include maintaining the corporation’s standards for licensing, employment, administration, regulations, and safety while ensuring the KIBDC operates in an efficient and profitable manner. The manager also maintains and promotes the cultural integrity of the community.

This position reports to and is accountable to the band membership through the KIBDC Board of Directors. This position supervises all KIBDC and affiliated corporation staff and sub-contractors.


  • Implement KIBDC’s mission and strategic goals as conveyed through Corporation objectives, policies, and procedures, by-laws, and through the effective management of human, financial, and physical resources.

Corporate Responsibilities

  • Fulfill corporate reporting functions ensuring continuity and requirements compliance.
  • Implement organizational policies and programs, establish financial and administrative controls, formulate and approve promotional campaigns, and approve overall human resources planning.
  • Performs all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the TteS Band policies, standards and procedures.
  • Coordinate Annual General Meeting to facilitate reporting to the community.
  • Coordinate Strategic Planning for KIBDC, as well as strategic planning amongst all other Kamloops Indian Band businesses and corporations.

Human Resources

  • Recruit, interview, hire, train and evaluate employees, contractors and other service providers that report directly to the general manager; ensure services are completed and addressed in a timely fashion.
  • Monitoring staff performance and ensuring a high level of customer service is maintained to all stakeholders.
  • Facilitate inter-departmental relations within the Tk’emlúps Indian Band, and develop terms of reference outlining roles and responsibilities of KIBDC and related departments.

Financial Resources

  • Financial, Tax, Risk and Facilities Management – recommends a yearly budget for Board approval and allocates physical, human and financial resources within those guidelines according to current laws and regulations; obtain required insurance policies; oversight and maintenance and accuracy of records.
  • Monitors expenditures on the office budget and calculates budget balances, advises on fund availability and completes account balances.
  • Approves and verifies accounts payable items and travel expenses.

Physical Resources

  • Working with our Lands Leasing and Taxation Department, responsible for management and marketing of all KIBDC assets and major assets including building and land assets. .

Point of Contact

  • Working with our Lands Leasing and Taxation Department the Manager represents KIBDC or delegate representatives to act on behalf of the organization in negotiations or other official functions, while assures the Corporation and its mission, programs, products and services are consistently presented in a strong, positive image to relevant stakeholders and the community.
  • Prepares submissions, applications, and/or proposals for new project development and to develop additional business opportunities.
  • Develop and coordinate marketing, advertising and communications for the Kamloops Indian Band Development Corporation, the Mount Paul Centre, Chief Louis Centre and related assets.
  • Develop and oversee community, public and customer (client/tenant) relations, including the development of relevant policies.
  • Liaises between departments and ensures organizational strategies are implemented accordingly.
  • Conduct research on best practices, business and marketing opportunities, compile data, and prepare papers for consideration and presentation by executives, committees and the board of directors.
  • Ensures the native language, culture and history are reflected in aspects and functions of the department.
  • Maintains confidentiality on all matters relating to the affairs of KIBDC.

- Other duties as related to the operation of the Kamloops Indian Band Development Corporation as may be required.

This position works with:
- Board of Directors to provide input to KIBDC policies and strategies, solutions to problems and help develop and implement short- and long-range plans.

  • Clients/customers and stakeholders (Chief and Council, individuals, businesses, government, community groups, and professionals) to identify needs, discuss and resolve complaints and concerns and evaluate service delivery.
  • Employees to discuss and resolve employee issues and concerns, provide direction, manage performance, ensure effective operations and provide service delivery standards.
  • Employees to oversee and ensure high safety standards at all times.
  • Officials/counterparts from other businesses to negotiate agreements, contracts or other business relationships.
  • Industry representatives regarding activities, opportunities, and threats to KIBDC businesses.
  • Government officials and representatives to discuss programs, proposals, legislation and regulations and other issues relevant to KIBDC.


  • Ideally, the General Manager will have completed a Bachelor’s Degree or Masters Degree in Commerce, Business Administration, or a related field, with a focus on Community Economic Development. However, an equivalent level of education and experience will be considered.
  • Proficiency with financial statements and office related software (Microsoft Office)
  • Substantial practical experience in small to medium sized business management/community economic development, and real estate development combined with relevant management course work.
  • Minimum of five years experience as a business manager with a community economic development focus, including operations, finance administration, marketing, and human resource functions.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to plan, organize, coordinate and lead a diversity of projects simultaneously.


  • Excellent interpersonal, tact and diplomacy skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Can engage in strategic planning, implementation and evaluation within a First Nation community.
  • Proven leadership and management skills.
  • Respect and understanding of First Nations culture and traditions.
  • Can develop and implement proposals.
  • Must pass a Criminal Record Check
  • Must possess a current Class 5 Driver’s License

Knowledge –

  • Knowledge of a variety of industries, including, tourism, general contracting, and renewable and non-renewable resource development.
  • Knowledge and experience in real estate development and marketing.
  • Knowledge of government programs and services.
  • General knowledge of Secwepemc culture and traditions (preferred).
  • Knowledge of accounting and human resource systems.
  • Knowledge of relevant laws and government legislation.
  • Knowledge of information/computer systems.

Abilities –

  • Ability to develop and manage budgets, and oversee an accounting system.
  • Ability to market and promote real estate and land development opportunities, community based businesses, products and services.
  • Ability to work with a Board of Directors.
  • Ability to manage human resources, including staff and consultants.
  • Ability to manage large projects with limited resources.

Personal Suitability –

  • Strong communication skills.
  • Political and cultural sensitivity.
  • Ability to motivate and build successful relationships.
  • Ability to resolve conflict effectively.
  • Strong decision-making skills and the ability to meet short timeframes.
  • Strong analytical and negotiation skills.

HOURS OF WORK: Normal day shift – 7 hours per day. Non – normal shift may be required.
PAY GRADE: As per current salary grid.