The Scw'exmx - People of the Creeks - is taken from the name of the Nicola River, Scw'ex, meaning creek. The Shackan Indian Band is one of five bands in the Nicola Valley who comprise the Scw'exmx.
The five bands of the Nicola Tribes are: Coldwater Indian Band, Lower Nicola Indian Band, Upper Nicola Indian Band, Nooaitch Indian Band, and Shackan Indian Band. Together, the numbers of the 5 Nicola Tribes totals well over 3,000 individuals. All part of a proud, strong, thriving Indigenous Nation of the BC Interior.
For more information about Shackan Indian Band, please visit our website.About the Opportunity
We are currently hiring a Band Administrator to join our team in Merrit, BC on a full-time, permanent basis.
Reporting directly to the Chief and Council, the Band Administrator supports the vision and goals of the Shackan Indian Band and is responsible for the overall coordination, reporting, and administration of executive and administrative policies of the Council. You will oversee the management and delivery of all Band programs and services, and must ensure the needs of the Band are met efficiently.
Your essential responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
In order to qualify for this role, you will need a Bachelor's Degree in Business, Public Administration, Economic Development, or another related field along with a minimum 5 years as a Band Administrator or similar Senior Management experience, preferably in a First Nation, an Indigenous organization, or the social-serving sector. An acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered.
As our ideal candidate, you are results-oriented and join us with a strong financial acumen, with an emphasis on budget creation and funds allocation.
The following is also essential for this role:
Our ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of and respect for Indigenous culture, customs, traditions, and challenges, and be eager to learn more about Shackan Indian Band and the Scw'exmx peoples altogether.
As a natural leader, you think strategically and will collaborate with the leadership team in establishing goals, strategy, preparation of budgets, and funding proposals. You can work independently with minor guidance, while being a personable individual capable of nurturing relationships at all levels inside and outside the organization. You have the innate ability to mentor your team members and lead by example.
Furthermore, you are capable of managing complex projects and identifying opportunities, establishing goals, and implementing an action plan to achieve these goals. You thrive in a dynamic environment by prioritizing tasks with competing deadlines, maintaining a positive attitude at all times.About the Benefits
As recognition for all your hard work and determination, you can look forward to a competitive $95,000-$120,000 salary based on skills, experience, and performance, plus the following benefits:
Upon joining Shackan Indian Band, you will be welcomed to an organization where your ideas can make a direct difference in our community. If you share our values and have the skills necessary to bring success to the role, we want to hear from you — apply today!
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