Senior Administrative Officer (SAO) 5+ yrs mgmt exp

Smith's Landing First Nation - Fort Smith, NT (il y a 30+ jours)

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Smith’s Landing First Nation (SLFN) has an exciting opportunity for an experienced senior management professional to fill the position of Senior Administrative Officer (SAO). This key full-time position will report directly to SLFN Chief and Council. The incumbent works in a high-level position of trust and responsibility and must have outstanding communication and organizational skills as well as demonstrate collaboration, integrity, and professionalism. The Senior Administrative Officer acts as the liaison between Chief and Council, the administrative staff, and SLFN members.


  • Works closely and advises the Chief and Council on policy and legislative questions and refers major policy matters to them for determination;
  • Establishes procedures and protocols for all by-laws, policies, governance codes, and regulations that are enacted by the Nation/Chief and Council and ensures the effective implementation and enforcement;
  • Provide leadership in setting the vision, principles, values, and strategic plans for SLFN in consultation with Chief and Council;
  • Manages the activities of all departments and operating units of SLFN, including delivery of programs and services, project management, as well as liaising with industry and government representatives to build effective working relations;
  • Oversees all financial resources and financial transactions;
  • In consultation with Chief and Council, prepares and manages annual budget which includes tracking expenditures, analyzing financial reports, and reviewing un-budgeted expenditures;
  • Ensure that all reporting to Chief and Council is complete, transparent and timely;
  • Monitor and ensure that SLFN is in compliance with all applicable legislation and regulations;
  • Ensure that funding agreements and contracts are in compliance and that all program delivery and reporting requirements are met;
  • Attend Chief and Council meetings to provide updates on Administration’s goal achievements and to provide general advice to Chief and Council;
  • Leads, mentors, and ensures the successful performance of Administration Staff; completes performance appraisals, and collaboratively sets goals for all staff.


  • Degree in Business Administration, Management or Public Administration or a Diploma in a related field with at least 5 (five) years’ related Management experience;
  • Must have 3+ years’ experience working with and reporting to a board or council;
  • Sound knowledge of financial management, budgeting, policy development, governance, reporting requirements, and human resource management;
  • Experience working with First Nations in a senior management capacity is preferred;
  • Excellent written, active listening, and oral communication skills;
  • Change management skills: ability to manage change and to manage conflict;
  • Ability to read and write policies and procedures, proposals, budgets, project reports, financial statements and variance reports;
  • Must demonstrate professionalism and maintain a positive demeanor which is non-threatening, calm, respectful and self-confident;
  • Experience working with First Nations in a senior management capacity is preferred;
  • Must be bondable and provide a satisfactory job specific Criminal Record Check.

Job Type: Full-time