About the Organization
The Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw First Nation is located adjacent to the community of Port Hardy, British Columbia and on the Tsulquate reserve. Our residents stay true to their traditional lifestyle and still participate in activities including hunting, and fishing.
We are a small, semi-rural community of about 500 on-reserve community members, with about 450 of our band members living off-reserve. The Tsulquate reserve, where most of our members live, is adjacent to the town of Port Hardy on the North-eastern tip of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Tsulquate is within the boundaries of the Regional District of Mt. Waddington.
Prior to 1964, the Gwasala people and the Nakwaxda people lived as two separate tribes. The Gwa'sala people mostly lived and travelled around Smith Inlet while the 'Nakwaxda'xw people lived around the Seymour Inlet. While many of our practices were similar, we spoke different dialects and each tribe had our own distinct culture. In 1964 we were amalgamated with each other and relocated to the Tsulquate Reserve.
About the Opportunity
Currently, Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw First Nation is hiring a Band Manager in Port Hardy, British Columbia.
Working under the direction of Chief and Council, you will be responsible for the efficient and effective operation of all departments of the Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nation Administration Office.
More specifically, you will manage Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nation resources of staff, financial assets, property, natural resources, and information, in accordance with Council's policies and priorities.
As a business-minded leader, you will need a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Public Administration, Accounting or another relevant discipline along with at least three years' experience in program administration for a First Nation, or experience in a related field such as local government administration. A different combination of education and experience may also be considered.
Our ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of and respect for Indigenous culture, customs, traditions and issues and a knowledge and understanding of AANDC policies and procedures. In addition, it is essential that you have mathematical and accounting skills, supervisory and team-building skills, a familiarity with the Indian Act and Indian Act regulations and leadership and administrative skills.
About the Benefits
As recognition for all your hard work and determination, you can look forward to a competitive annual salary, plus the following:
This is your chance to make a change in a dynamic and growing work environment where you will have the opportunity to implement processes in order to streamline the organization as a whole.
At Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nation, you will find a community of transition that is looking to the future via training and economic development while maintaining a traditional lifestyle and honoring the values of our people.
If you share our values and have the skills necessary to bring success to the role, then we invite you to apply today!
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