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CEO for the Tsartlip Group of Companies

Full Time
5 days ago
135,000 to 165,000 per year
  • Make a lasting difference to Tsartlip First Nation's business development and its people and culture
  • Become a key part of building up the TGC's economic importance  
  • Earn an attractive salary ranging from $135,000 to $165,000 based on skills, qualifications and experience, as well as comprehensive benefits! 
About Tsartlip Group of Companies

The Tsartlip Group of Companies (TGC) is the business arm of the Tsartlip First Nation. TGC develops and oversees new economic development ventures that align with its governance objective and commitment to the Tsartlip First Nation (TFN) members and community.

About Tsartlip First Nation

Tsartlip First Nation is one of five communities that constitute the W̱SÁNEĆ Nation. Located on the west side of the Saanich Peninsula, the W̱SÁNEĆ people have lived on these lands since time immemorial. Our vision is to honour the past while moving forward and creating opportunities for our future generations.

To learn more about us, please visit:

About the Opportunity

The Tsartlip Group of Companies has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Chief Executive Officer (CEO), based in Brentwood Bay, BC. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the senior employee of the TGC and reports to the TGC Board of Directors specifically. The CEO will collaborate/communicate with Tsartlip First Nation (including Administrator and CFO) when needed, however, the CEO does not report to the Chief and Council of the Tsartlip First Nation. 

In this position, you will be primarily responsible for ensuring TGC’s economic importance to the community, working to accomplish the Tsartlip First Nation’s mission and vision, and protecting the accountability of TGC to the Tsartlip First Nation members. 

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Overseeing the staff of the Tsartlip Group of Companies
  • Ensuring the filing of all legal and regulatory documents and monitoring compliance with relevant laws and regulations
  • Providing general oversight of all TGC activities, managing day-to-day operations, and ensuring a smoothly functioning, efficient organization
  • Ensuring program quality and organizational stability through the development, implementation, and oversight of standards and controls, systems, policies, and procedures, and regularly evaluating them
  • Recommending staffing and financing to the Tsartlip Board of Directors
  • Executing human resource-related initiatives, including recruiting, negotiating employment agreements, setting strategies and objectives, ensuring proper training, encouraging employee professional development, administering discipline, and resolving labour relations issues
  • Specifying accountabilities for management personnel and evaluating their performance regularly
  • Carrying out other duties essential to the position as directed by the Tsartlip Board of Directors
  • Demonstrating an understanding of key trends in the economic realities of the TFN and surrounding region, including trends that are affecting stability
  • Utilizing strategic thinking and planning abilities aimed at identifying business and economic development opportunities in support of TGC’s mission and goals
  • Managing the various processes and stages involved in effective decision-making relevant to venture development
  • Establishing and maintaining strategic partnerships aimed at meeting the mission and goals of TGC
  • Building and strengthening TGC as the TFN economic development corporation using systematic processes
  • Working as part of a team that can assist TGC in negotiating the economic aspect of potential development agreements
  • Undertaking and managing the full business development process, including but not limited to opportunity identification, venture screening, pre-feasibility, feasibility, business planning, and financial packaging
  • Conducting financial analysis related to business development planning and business management
  • Demonstrating the capacity to write professional documents relevant to all aspects of the business and economic development and management process

Please note that this is a fully on-site role, located within the Greater Victoria Region.

More About You

In order to qualify for this role, you must have post-secondary education (MBA preferred) in Business or a related field, as well as, a minimum of 7 years of current economic development, business or financial management experience at a senior level (10+ years experience in executive management would be ideal). An equivalent combination of education and a minimum of 10 years of related experience will also be considered. 

The following skills and experience will be strong assets:

  • Proficient in conducting negotiations, particularly in complex agreements
  • Demonstrated expertise in the development, management, and control of operating budgets
  • Work experience in a First Nation territory environment (preferred)
  • A Class 5 driver's license, a reliable vehicle, and a clean driver's abstract (required)
  • Working knowledge and skills related to supporting good governance at the Board level
  • Familiarity with the Tsartlip First Nation and First Nations' history and culture
  • Strong administrative, financial, facilitation, planning, negotiation, and mediation skills
  • Sound leadership skills, motivating managers and staff while inspiring confidence in the Board of Directors, staff, and Band members
  • Exceptional critical thinking, organizational, and problem-solving abilities
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills suitable to the audience
  • Professional attitude in handling problems positively and with motivation
  • Ability to manage detailed, complex concepts and problems, balance multiple tasks simultaneously, and make rapid decisions regarding administrative issues
  • A keen awareness of key trends in the economic realities of the TGC and the surrounding region
  • Proficiency in managing the various processes and stages involved in effective decision-making relevant to venture development
  • Adept at establishing and maintaining strategic partnerships aligned with TGC's mission and goals
  • A systematic approach to building and strengthening the TGC as the TFN economic development corporation
  • Experience in managing, directing, and leading employees while liaising with various regulatory agencies (asset) 

The CEO maintains strict confidentiality in performing their duties and demonstrates the following personal attributes:  Accountability, Growth and Traditionalism.

Note: The successful candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a clean Criminal Record Check.

About the Benefits

In exchange for your hard work and dedication, you will receive an attractive salary ranging from $135,000 to $165,000 based on skills, qualifications and experience, along with a great host of benefits, including:

  • Comprehensive Health, Dental, and Vision Coverage
  • RRSP Matching of up to 5% of Your Salary
  • Relocation Assistance (Negotiable)
  • 3 Weeks of Vacation to Start (Negotiable)
  • Community Events and Activities

If you align with our values and are interested in progressing your career with us, apply today! 

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