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Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer /Tribal Administrator
Stoney Tribal Administration

The Stoney Nakoda Nation’s are seeking a Chief Executive Officer who is responsible for implementing the Chief and Councils vision, goals and directives in accordance with legislation and the Nations’ approved policies, procedures, principles, and practices.

Located in the beautiful Rocky Mountains, 65km west of Calgary, the Stoney Nakoda Nations is comprised of the Bearspaw, Chiniki, and Goodstoney First Nations.

Reporting to the Stoney Nakoda Nations Chiefs and accountable to the Council, the CEO is responsible for the overall strategic operation for the Stoney Tribal Administration programs and services. He or she will provide overall leadership, guidance, and direction to the Program Managers and Directors to ensure that the highest standard of service is achieved.

The CEO would develop and foster a positive inclusive collaborative aligned environment where all STA programs and services work cooperatively in the best interests of the Stoney Nakoda Nations and will work closely and collaboratively with this Chief Financial Officer and the finance department.

The CEO will build and maintain positive internal and external relationships and partnerships with government agencies and departments, SNN legal counsel, private industry, and key stakeholders including the administrative offices of the Bearspaw, Chiniki, and Goodstoney First Nations.

Key Success Factors

  • Communication and Interpersonal – The ability to influence and inspire
  • Consensus Building – The ability to build consensus amongst multiple stakeholders
  • Strategic Leadership – Proven ability to lead the organization to achieve long term success
  • Business Acumen – Proven fiscal management experience and expertise
  • Change Agility – The ability to effectively create and manage transformational change
  • Public Sector – Understand the functions and principles of various levels of government administration, operations, and relevant legislation
  • Creativity – The ability to think creatively and make sound and effective decisions

Education and Qualifications:

  • Post Secondary degree in Public Administration, Business, Political Science or equivalent combination of related education, training, and managerial experience
  • Well-developed management skills to ensure appropriate delegation, resource coordination, and monitoring of activities
  • Ability to provide leadership and motivate others
  • Ability to organize time and work, sound decision-making capability to provide effective supervision, and ability to develop policies and procedures
  • Possess capabilities needed for short and long-term planning, including the ability to guide planning sessions
  • Excellent communication, diplomacy, and interpersonal skills
  • Computer literate

First Nation experience in the following areas would be considered an asset:

  • Working knowledge of the First Nation’s organizational structure, laws, policies and programs, Aboriginal and Treaty Rights, and ISC regulations and procedures
  • Working knowledge of the community culture, customs, and a thorough understanding of the issues facing the community and of the community’s present and future needs
  • The ability to guide initiatives in all areas of the community’s development including Land Use Planning, Consultations, and Governance

Interested and qualified applicants are invited to submit their resume and cover letter to:
Stoney Nakoda Human Resources
Email: employment@stoney-nation.com

This opportunity will remain open until appropriate candidates are found. We thank all applicants for their interest however only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.