Chief Administrative Officer

Prophet River First Nation - Prophet River, BC (30+ days ago)

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Prophet River First Nation is looking for a Chief Administrative Officer. Reporting directly to Chief and Council, the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) leads the planning, organization, implementation and evaluation of the overall management and day-to-day operations of Prophet River First Nation. The CAO ensures overall fiscal responsibility, and oversees the delivery of effective programs that meet the needs of the Prophet River community and its citizens. This position is the primary liaison between Chief and Council and the Administration, and leads the Management Team and staff in operationalizing and implementing the strategic direction set by Chief and Council.

Leadership and Operations:

  • Oversees all operations and programs, including Administration, Finance, Health, Lands, Education, Social Programs, Economic Development, Housing, Maintenance, and Trust Administration
  • Provides guidance and mentoring to employees and for succession planning and works to resolve issues between staff or with community members
  • Ensures Prophet River’s programs and operations meet municipal, provincial and federal legislation, as applicable
  • Oversees Human Resources for the organization, including policy, workforce planning, employee relations, recruiting & selection, performance management, employee development, and occupational health and safety
  • Leads the Management Team to ensure a healthy and productive work environment, where employees work together to achieve individual, departmental and Prophet River First Nation goals

Financial Oversight:

  • Ultimately responsible for PRFN’s finances, including annual budget preparation, overall financial and cost controls, financial management and accountability, and ensures financial risks are mitigated
  • Oversees and administers all contracts
  • Works in collaboration with the Finance Manager to provide regular financial reports and updates to Chief and Council
  • Ensures that all reporting requirements are met for external funders

Chief and Council:

  • Supports Council in the development of Prophet River’s strategic plan and goals
  • Responds to Council requests for information
  • Attends and provides advice and input at Council and Committee meetings
  • Makes recommendations to Council for amendments to existing policy and development of new policy, where required
  • Provides reports and recommendations for changes or improvements to programs and services, infrastructure, capital projects and housing
  • Ensures all Band Council Resolutions and documents are properly executed, recorded and filed

Community Relations:

  • Builds and maintains positive relationships with PRFN citizens
  • Assists members and responds to their inquiries/requests and delegates as appropriate, to ensure members receive timely responses
  • Chairs the Community Advisory Committee and reports recommendations from the Committee to Chief and Council

External Relations:

  • Explores, reviews and pursues funding streams
  • Develops and maintains relationships with federal, provincial, and municipal governments and other agencies and organizations in the best interest of PRFN


  • Degree in Business Management or related field is required
  • Minimum 10 years of progressive management positions within an Indigenous organization is required
  • Excellent business and finance acumen with the ability to analyze situations and make sound decisions and/or recommendations
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as the ability to make effective presentations
  • Intermediate proficiency level in Microsoft Office.
  • Respect for Prophet River First Nation culture
  • Satisfactory criminal record check and driver’s abstract
  • Class 5 driver’s license

If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding opportunity and you believe you meet the requirements to be successful in this role, please submit a cover letter and your resume.

We thank all applicants for applying, however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Work remotely:

  • Temporarily due to COVID-19