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Band Manager

The Band Manager, reporting directly to Chief & Council, is a Team Leader in support of and coordination of the First Nation’s operations and works to improve the efficiency of the administration. The Band Manager will work diligently with the PTFN’s advisors in making strategic and proficient recommendations to the Chief and Council on policy questions, planning, organizing, and determining the day-to-day direction and activities of PTFN member programs and services, in accordance with any by-laws and policies made by Chief and Council, and any Federal or Provincial funders. The Band Manager will focus on Band governance, administration, staff supervision, and ensuring good financial service delivery for the key responsibility areas. In addition, the Band Manager will write and manage contracts for services, will be fully-responsible for the delivery of human resource management functions and systems.

Key Responsibility Areas:

  1. Governance and Development
  2. Chief and Council Administrative Support
  3. Operations Management
  4. Human Resource Management
  5. Financial Management
  6. Compliance Management
  7. Relationship Management

 You will have:

  • Post-secondary coursework in Commerce, Administration, Management, Finance, or Public Administration; or a combination of both experience/education;
  • At least 5 (five) years of related Management experience, with emphasis on Financial (GAAP) and Human Resource Management, Administration, and staff supervision;
  • Operational knowledge of all PTFN programs (Health, Youth and Cultural, Housing, Income Support, ISETS, Trust and Post-Secondary Education, Membership, Healing Center, Lands and Consultation);
  • Understanding of the role, function and challenges of First Nations and the interface between the Band Manager, Council, Members, Tribal Council and other First Nations;
  • Working knowledge of the computer, including knowledge of spreadsheet, accounting, word processing systems, presentations, and e-mail;
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills, including the ability to write reports and motions along with excellent public speaking skills;
  • The ability to demonstrate resilience and remain calm, respectful and self confident even under conditions of stress;
  • The highest level of integrity and professionalism as it is a position that operates in a high-level of trust and responsibility;
  • Demonstrated business acumen with the ability to read, write, and interpret proposals and policies, budgets, project reports, financial statements and variance reports;
  • Ability to understand/speak Cree is an asset;
  • Full understanding of Freedom of Information and Protection Act (FOIP), able to maintain personal integrity and confidentiality;
  • A clear RCMP Police Information Check and Clean Drivers’ Abstract;
  • Class 5 Driver’s License.

Please submit a cover letter and resume citing the position title in the email subject line via email to: We thank all candidates for their interest, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


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