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Executive Director
1 Full-Time Permanent Position
Couchiching First Nation requires an Executive Director responsible for
the overall representation of Council and its governance to all external
and internal stakeholders. The Executive Director is responsible for the
ongoing success of the operations and strategic planning. Internally,
the Executive Director will focus on the ongoing improvement of the
organizations processes to ensure maximum communication and
Council transparency. Externally, the Executive Director will establish
key long-term relationships with business partners that enhance the
organization’s representation for its members. The Executive Director
will attend meetings, propose policies and practices, sit on various
committees, and will submit various reports to the Council, members,
and other stakeholders. Acting as an industry advocate, the Executive
Director will promote our organization, and Native Groups as a
whole through strategic public relations and government interactions.
The Executive Director will be relied upon to perform business
development duties, including the creation of suitable and beneficial
partnerships, conducting assessments of other organizations viability
and potential fit while determining their overall value for possible
purchase or acquisition. Other responsibilities will include the creation
of committees, appointing members to such committees, and the
performance of other duties as needed and/or as defined in the bylaws.

  • Travel and use of own vehicle required
  • Ability to attend and conduct presentations
  • Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals
  • Overtime as required


  • Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in Business Administration,

Liberal Arts, Leadership or equivalent.

  • (3) years of experience in a Leadership-level position
  • (3) years of experience in business development, financial analysis

and strategic planning

  • Proven experience negotiating and working within strategic


  • Excellent organizational, strategic, planning and implementation


  • Excellent management writing, presentation and verbal

communication skills

  • Understanding of financial reports including budgetary guidelines

and project expenditures

  • Ability to assign and delegate work, problem solve, answer questions

and evaluate results of performance

  • Ability to follow through and complete overlapping projects
  • Effective leadership skills, with a strong focus on operational,

legislative and business processes

  • Able to identify key issues; creatively and strategically overcome

internal challenges or obstacles

  • Sound analytical thinking, planning, prioritization, and execution


  • A well-defined sense of diplomacy, including solid negotiation,

conflict resolution, and people management skills

  • Experience creating and managing budgets for a large, distributed


  • Knowledge of contracting, negotiating, and change management
  • Knowledge of federal, provincial, territorial, and local legislative


  • Ability to participate in and facilitate group meetings
  • High level of integrity, confidentially, and accountability
  • Ability to respond appropriately in pressure situations with a calm

and steady demeanor

  • Able to build and maintain lasting relationships with other members,

key business partners, and government agencies.
Applications will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. May 16, 2018.
Applications should include resume, cover letter and three (3)
employment related references (one of which must be from a current or
recent supervisor) with permission to contact these references.
A Criminal Reference Check is required.
Please submit application to:
Amanda Lelonde
Human Resource Manager
Couchiching First Nation
RMB 2027, RR2
Fort Frances, Ontario
P9A 3M3
Fax: (807)274-6458
All late applications will be returned unopened.
For a complete Job Description, contact Couchiching Reception.