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Executive Director ($100,000-$150,000+/yr)

Full Time
11 days ago
100,000 to 150,000 per year
  • An exceptional organisation with a firm commitment to its people and culture
  • Become a key part of a forward-thinking, inclusive, and diverse team that values every perspective
  • Earn a competitive salary of $100,000-$150,000+, negotiable dependent on experience, and comprehensive benefits! 
About Sawridge First Nation

Sawridge First Nation, an innovative leader in Indigenous community development, welcomes you to explore our dynamic world. Our unique organisational model blends cultural values, economic prosperity, and environmental stewardship to create sustainable growth.

With a diverse range of services spanning economic development, property management, and community engagement, we're dedicated to nurturing thriving communities. Our commitment to forging strong partnerships with clients and Indigenous communities across Canada is at the heart of our success.

Join us in making a meaningful impact and be part of a team that's redefining possibilities. Discover a career that aligns with your values and aspirations at Sawridge First Nation.

To learn more about us, please visit:

About the Opportunity

Sawridge First Nation has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Executive Director role, based at its principal office adjacent to Slave Lake, AB, with opportunities for a hybrid work model as per business needs.

Reporting to and advising the Chief and Council, you will be primarily responsible for providing plans for implementation, managing key resources and overseeing the First Nations' administration, whilst handling general office inquiries.

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Representing and managing external relations for the First Nation
  • Developing and overseeing strategic plans, policies, and procedures
  • Supervising employees and managing central resources
  • Preparing and overseeing annual budgets, collaborating with auditors, and negotiating compensation agreements
  • Managing financial aspects, including signing cheques, insurance, pensions, and grants
  • Fulfilling various roles, such as Principal Management Officer and Secretary to the Management Board
  • Attending Council meetings and providing support
  • Managing Council meeting logistics, including preparing agendas, maintaining minutes, and distributing packages
  • Drafting various documents, policies, procedures, and communications
  • Assisting with Lesser Slave Lake Indian Regional Council (LSLIRC) meetings and Sawridge Management Corporation agreement services
  • Maintaining communication and compliance with ISC, including report preparation and annual audit reviews
  • Authorizing maintenance purchase orders, obtaining quotes, and liaising with maintenance staff
More About You

To qualify for this role, you should hold post-secondary education in a relevant field, ideally with a minimum of 3+ years of relevant experience. We will also consider an equivalent combination of education and related experience. If you possess fewer years of experience but have transferrable skills and the determination to excel within the organization, we encourage you to reach out to us.

The following requirements are essential:

  • Located in Alberta - hybrid work options available, but must be within reasonable travel distance
  • Possession of a valid Class 5 Driver's License

The following skills and experience will be strong assets:

  • Profound understanding of First Nations operations
  • In-depth knowledge of First Nation economic development
  • Extensive expertise in First Nation funding and Crown-Indigenous relations
  • Demonstrated property management experience
  • Familiarity with Indigenous legal and political issues
  • Proven track record in research and grant applications
  • Willingness and ability to travel extensively
  • Effective management of high-paced schedules and workloads

As the ideal candidate, you will have strong administrative, management, and financial skills. We value responsibility, initiative, and a deep commitment to our collective goals. Your professional standards, diplomatic approach with stakeholders, and ensuring all community members feel heard are essential. Clear and articulate communication, approachability, and the ability to handle a high-paced schedule and workload are vital.

Above all, your solutions-focused, diplomatic leadership approach, coupled with a collaborative attitude, will facilitate positive decisions and propel the organization and community towards delivering impactful services and programs.

About the Benefits

In exchange for your hard work and dedication, you will receive a highly competitive salary of $100,000-$150,000+, negotiable dependent on experience, along with a great host of benefits, including:

  • Comprehensive Benefits Plan: extended health care, dental, vision, life and long-term disability, etc.
  • Pension Plan with employer RRSP matching 
  • Travel expenses covered
  • 3 weeks of vacation to start
  • Sick pay and personal days
  • Training & development support
  • Regular social events such as community events, Christmas parties, and more! 

If you are interested in progressing your career with a growing organisation, apply today! 

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