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Director of Governance - Shuswap Nation Tribal Council

Position: Director of Governance
Organization: Shuswap Nation Tribal Council
Reporting to: Tribal Director
 
POSITION PROFILE:
The Director of Governance is responsible for working collaboratively with leadership, community members, and all staff in the Aboriginal rights and title department of SNTC to develop a Nation governance structure that will be representative of the Secwepemc Nation as a sovereign government body. The Secwepemc National Government body will be constructed based upon traditional Secwepemc values and traditions and guided by leadership and community members. The ultimate goal of the Secwepemc National Government body will be to operationalize so that leadership can effectively engage directly with Canada and British Columbia Nation to Nation on various subjects and issues. The Director of Governance will participate in developing a vision and strategic plan to guide the Nation to Nation governance work. The Director shall ensure that Nationhood and Nation based actions and decisions are categorized clearly as Nation matters and will avoid community (band) governance matters. The Director of Governance will oversee the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the governance structure.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
Education/Training:
 University degree preferred with specific focus and training in governance development and 3-5years directly related experience;
Experience
 Experience working independently and in a team oriented environment;
 Ability to effectively prioritize and execute multiple tasks simultaneously in a high-pressure environment;
 Demonstrated experience in First Nation organizations and project management;
Personal Qualifications and Other Skills and Knowledge
 Extensive and current knowledge of Secwepemc culture and challenges. Well versed in the current state of First Nations social and political issues and knowledge of Secwepemc customs and traditions;
 Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
 Adaptability: Demonstrate a willingness to be flexible, versatile and/or tolerant in a changing work environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency.
Shuswap Nation Tribal Council
 
JOB DESCRIPTION
 Behave Ethically: Understand ethical behaviour and business practices, and ensure that own behaviour and the behaviour of others is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization.
 Technically competent with various computer software programs such as Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel and Outlook;
 Must demonstrate exceptional leadership and interpersonal skills;
 Ability to conduct business and represent the SNTC and the Secwepemc National Government.
 Build Relationships: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization.
 Communicate Effectively: Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.
 Creativity/Innovation: Develop new and unique ways to improve operations of the organization and to create new opportunities.
 Focus on Client Needs: Anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of internal and external clients to meet or exceed their expectations within the organizational parameters.
 Foster Teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.
 Lead: Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization.
 Make Decisions: Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organization.
 Organize: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information and activities
 Plan: Determine strategies to move the organization forward, set goals, create and implement actions plans, and evaluate the process and results.
 
RESPONSIBILITES:
 Identify, assess, and inform leadership of internal and external issues that affect the Secwepemc Nation efforts to re-establish traditional government structures.
 Foster effective team work within the Aboriginal rights and title department and the Secwepemc Nation
 Represent the Secwepemc National Government at community activities and meetings and to enhance the profile of the Secwepemc National Government body.
 Develop an operational plan which incorporates goals and objectives that work towards the strategic direction of the organization.
 Oversee the effective day to day operations of the Aboriginal rights and title department to ensure efficiency and effective uses of all resources, both fiscal and human capacity.
 Draft correspondence, briefing notes, reports, and policy for approval by the Tribal Director or Tribal Chief as directed.
 Oversee the planning, implementation and execution of special projects from time to time
 Determine staffing requirements for the Secwepemc National Government and make recommendations, including strategic plans and succession plans.
 Oversee the implementation of the human resource policy
 Coach and mentor other staff members as appropriate to improve performance
 Work with staff to develop a comprehensive budget to conduct the work necessary to operate a government office.
 Research funding sources and write funding proposals
 Administer the budget and monitor monthly cash flow
 Communicate with leadership, community members to keep them informed of the work of the Aboriginal title and rights department as it relates to governance.
 Establish good working relationships and collaborative arrangements with community members, advisory groups, leadership and other governments.
 
Standards of Service
 Maintains confidentiality of professionally acquired information;
 Provides service in a non-judgmental and in a culturally sensitive manner;
 Is accessible, accountable, cordial and responsive in all manner of communications for the SNTC;
 Presents themselves professionally in the workplace and when conducting business for the SNTC; keeping in mind at all times s/he represents the SNTC in a manner of professionalism and integrity.
 
Accountability
The Governance Director – Is accountable to the council of chiefs through the direct professional supervision and support provided by the Tribal Director.
 
CLOSING DATE:
In accordance with the SNTC Human Resource Policy, the first priority will be to hire qualified persons of Secwepemc ancestry. Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Aboriginal ancestry.
We invite applications to be submitted to the SNTC attention Bonnie Leonard, Tribal Director no later than Friday, August 18th, 2017. Cover letter and resumes can be submitted by fax, mail or email to the following addresses:
680 W Athabasca St.
Kamloops, BC V2H 1C4
Facsimile: 778-471-5804
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Governance Assistant - Shuswap Nation Tribal Council

Position: Governance Assistant
Organization: Shuswap Nation Tribal Council
Reporting to: Tribal Director
Wage: Level II

POSITION PROFILE: The Governance Assistant will provide administrative assistance to the Tribal Director, Director of Governance and support in the day to day operations, all activities and events of the ART department, and supporting staff. This individual will also provide administrative support in the advancement of the Secwepemc Nation- BC Hydro Relationship.

QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE:
1. Completion of grade 12 or equivalent
2. Minimum of 3 years’ experience in an office setting
3. Strong verbal and written communication skills
4. Strong computer skills and knowledge of computer programs such as Word, Power Point, Microsoft Excel and Outlook
5. Good organizational skills and record keeping

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITES:
1. Organize meetings, events and activities, the logistics, agenda, minutes and related communication for the ART department, Governance Director;
2. Maintain and respond to correspondence related to Aboriginal Rights and Title, BC Hydro and the Columbia River Treaty;
3. Administrative support to the 11 signatories of the Secwepemc Nation- BC Hydro Relationship Protocol Agreement, including Joint, Steering and Executive Committees;
4. Organize travel/accommodations for the Governance Director, ART department and support staff;
5. Assist receptionist and provide front desk coverage as requested
6. Perform office related errands, including shopping to assist daily functions for the department
7. Prepare notices, posters & other advertising materials as required
Shuswap Nation Tribal Council

JOB DESCRIPTION
Assist receptionist with registration, travel, meals, and accommodations for community members for conferences and workshops related to the ART department and support staff;

STANDARDS OF SERVICE
1. Maintains confidentiality of professionally acquired information.
2. Provides service in non-judgmental and in a culturally sensitive manner.
3. Is accessible, accountable, cordial and responsive in all manner of communications for the SNTC.
4. Presents themselves professionally in the workplace and when conducting business for the SNTC; keeping in mind at all times s/he represents the SNTC in a manner of professionalism and integrity.

CLOSING DATE:
In accordance with the SNTC Human Resource Policy, the first priority will be to hire qualified persons of Secwepemc ancestry. Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Aboriginal ancestry.
We invite applications to be submitted to the SNTC attention Bonnie Leonard, Tribal Director no later than August 18th, 2017. Cover letter and resumes can be submitted by fax, mail or email to the following addresses:
680 W Athabasca St.
Kamloops, BC V2H 1C4
Facsimile: 778-471-5804
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The Shuswap Nation Tribal Council thanks all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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