Job Summary

Reporting to the Chief and Council, the Director of Operations plays a vital role in the organization by overseeing the management, administration and delivery of all the Nation’s programs and services in order to ensure that the needs of Community Members are met in a reasonable, effective and efficient manner.

The Director of Operations will ensure that all operations are conducted in a respectful and responsible way, ensuring that all decisions and actions meet the relevant legislation, policies and procedures.

This includes responsibility for all financial transactions, programs and services created and implemented by the Chief and Council, and all staff.

This position will also act as the liaison between Chief and Council and staff to ensure effective management and oversight of all departments and initiatives.

The Director of Operations is responsible for managing up to 120 staff members directly and indirectly in the delivery of programs in the areas of Day Care, Head Start, Education, Public Works, Housing, Social Development, Lands, Membership, Justice, Health, Recreation, Post-Secondary, Prevention, Protection, Finance, Lands Management, Iron Buffalo Centre.

The Director of Operations also acts as liaison between other government agencies and departments, private industry business and any other individuals, groups or agencies operating in the community.

The Director of Operations provides accurate records and reporting to Chief and Council, relevant governments and agencies, when requested.

The position must also ensure that all business and operations are conducted in a responsible, confidential and ethical way.


Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in Business Administration, Public Policy or a related field along with related training and experience.
  • Seven (7) + years’ experience that demonstrates progressively increasing responsibility in management roles within an organization.
  • Experience in strategic planning, financial management, human resource management, program management, delivery and evaluation.
  • Experience with policy development/maintenance, financial reporting to Indigenous Services Canada (ISC), ISC-FNIH, and managing committees.
  • Experience working within a First Nations governance structure/organization is an asset.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities, Personal Suitability

  • Knowledge of First Nation governance and related financial/funding requirements (eg. 10 year funding agreements, Financial Management Systems, Financial Administration Law, Child Family Services) and relevant legislation, policies and procedures including the Indian Act.
  • Knowledge of Cree Language, culture and traditions.
  • Proven leadership ability with capability to influence others using a professional approach.
  • Strong time management and project coordination skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong analytical and negotiation skills.
  • Strong ability to exercise sound judgment.
  • Ability to engage staff at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to work with and manage confidential information and use independent judgment.
  • Organizational, attention to detail and ability to multi-task.
  • Demonstrates strong integrity, work ethic, confidentiality, initiative and follow-through.


Deadline: May 17, 2022 – 4:30pm.

If interested, submit resume; cover letter; copies of certification; recent Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Check; three reference letters; copy of valid driver’s abstract in confidence to the Attention Human Resources via email at or fax to 306-244-1097 by Tuesday, May 17, 2022 closing date or until filled. Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview.


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