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Chief Executive Officer ($140K-$180K/yr + relocation assistance!)

Posted 6 days ago

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Job Description

  • Expand your Executive Management skills while honouring our heritage!
  • Receive a competitive annual salary of $140K-$180K, consideration for relocation assistance, plus excellent benefits!
  • Make a true difference to the vibrant community of the Haisla Nation and beyond!
About yáqʷa Development Corporation (YDC)
yáqʷa Development Corporation (YDC) was established to improve the operational efficiencies and advance the economic growth of the Haisla Nation. Haisla Nation Council  (“HNC”) maintains legal control over YDC, however, YDC will have a degree of autonomy through it’s delegation of authority, governance and board structure, which will include a blend of both Haisla members and independent, non-Nation members.  
yáqʷa Development Corporation’s vision is to facilitate the education, employment, sustainability and multi-generational wealth that will empower the Haisla with the resources required to build a powerful and proud community, healthy in mind, bodyand spirit. The mission of YDC is to develop a well-diversified portfolio through a business-focused structure enabling sustainable growth and long-term prosperity.
About the Haisla Nation Council
The Haisla Nation, governing the Haisla people, aims to foster a prosperous, proud community with a focus on mental, physical, and spiritual health. Committed to sustainable economic development that respects our natural surroundings, we strive for positive, timely change. Our vision is to empower our members towards a strong, independent future, integrating into Canada's economic fabric for lasting strength and independence.
For more information about Haisla Nation, please visit
About the Opportunity

YDC in affiliation with Haisla Nation Council have an exciting opportunity for a full-time Chief Executive Officer to join our team in Haisla, BC, with an opportunity for to work hybrid after orientation.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, you will be primarily responsible for driving the economic growth and sustainability of yáqʷa Development Corporation through strategic leadership and direction.

Your key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing and implementing strategic plans to advance economic development goals
  • Building strong relationships with Haisla membership, First Nations communities, and stakeholders
  • Overseeing financial health, including budgeting, forecasting, and financial reporting
  • Leading operational management and ensuring alignment with organizational goals
  • Supporting economic empowerment and community development initiatives
  • Ensuring compliance with laws, regulations, and governance standards
  • Identifying and mitigating operational, financial, and reputational risks
  • Liaising with Chief and Council, private organizations and government entities

To read the full position description, please click here.

 More About You 

To qualify, you will need a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Economics, Public Administration, or a related field, with 5+ years of experience in economic development, business management, or a related field, preferably within Indigenous or First Nations contexts, will also be essential.

Additionally, the following skills and background will be highly valued:

  • A Master's degree in a relevant field (asset)
  • Developed experience in Chief and Council/Government relations
  • Strong understanding of Indigenous rights, culture, and socio-economic issues
  • Demonstrated experience in financial management and strategic planning
  • Excellent communication skills and stakeholder engagement ability
  • Developed experience with economic/business development processes such as feasibility studies, cost analyses, etc.
  • Familiarity with Land code or Land use

As our ideal candidate, you will possess strong ethical principles, cultural competence, humility, and a commitment to transparency, integrity, and accountability. These soft skills, along with your ability to work sensitively and respectfully within Indigenous communities, will make you succeed in this role. You should also demonstrate a proven track record of executive leadership and have the ability to navigate through potential political challenges and governance relations with effectiveness and diplomacy.

This is an impactful leadership opportunity aiming to drive sustainable economic growth and community development within the Haisla Nation. We are looking for a visionary leader who can not only meet the operational and strategic objectives of yáqʷa Development Corporation but also uplift and empower Haisla members and independent, non-Nation members through economic opportunities and development initiatives.

Note: Preference will be given to applicants who have First Nations and Indigenous ancestry. 

 About the Benefits

As recognition for all your hard work, you will be rewarded with a competitive annual salary of $140,000 - $180,000, negotiated based on skills and experience. You will also receive the following benefits:

  • Extended health, dental, and vision
  • RRSP matching plan
  • 4 weeks paid vacation to start with
  • 2 weeks paid closure over Christmas
  • 2 weeks flexible manager leave
  • Participation in Indigenous community events
  • Relocation allowance negotiable

This is your chance to be part of a dynamic and growing organization where you will have the opportunity to implement processes and make your mark for the better of all.   

If you share our values and have the skills necessary to bring success to the role, then we invite you to apply today!

About Scout Talent

Who is Scout Talent? Despite what you might be thinking, Scout Talent is not a traditional recruitment agency. Born out of a great idea and an understanding of what employers really want, we provide customized, intelligent recruitment marketing, employer branding and candidate management services to clients throughout Canada and around the World. Our key strength lies in our ability to create unique candidate attraction strategies that enable clients to tap into the best talent pools. We're proud to say that 90% of our clients are repeat business which is testament to the value of our service. At ST, we're revolutionizing the recruitment industry. Our purpose: Connecting people to grow companies, careers and communities.


Staffing, Recruiting, HR Outsourcing

Company Size

11-50 employees

Application closing date is 2024-07-19

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