Fort Severn First Nation looking for candidate to fill Band Manager position


The Fort Severn First Nations is located in northern Ontario, near Hudson’s Bay. The First Nation administers a number of programs and services, including several business ventures. The community is a remote “fly-in” community.

The First Nation Manager position requires strong management and supervisory experience, good interpersonal and communications skills, knowledge of the culture and traditions of First Nations and knowledge of government funding processes.

The position will provide leadership and management oversight to the all community programs, projects and personnel of the Fort Severn First Nation. This is a high profile position requires skills in program monitoring, coordination and providing technical assistance to the Chief and Council, program development, strategic planning, identifying budget requirements, recruitment and performance appraisal of professional and support staff, and  capacity building.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Post secondary education in business administration or management related program.
  • A minimum of five years experience in the management of a First Nation.
  • Knowledge of government and financial policies as related to First Nation business activities.
  • Proven ability to delegate work and supervise subordinates
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding accountability requirements
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including people management, adaptability, and professional integrity.
  • Previous experience dealing with INAC ( CFNFA) and other government funding agreements.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both oral and written.
  • Excellent analytical and administrative skills and experience managing projects and contracts and personnel.
  • Knowledge of accounting principles as related to financial management.
  • Ability to speak Oji-Cree/Cree is a definite asset.
  • Must possess a sensitivity and awareness of aboriginal cultures.

A competitive compensation package based on qualifications is offered for this key management position. Salary range offered: $55,000-$70,000, depending on experience. Complete with group benefits plan, pension plan and travel assistance provided. Applications sent by either fax, mail or email accepted. 

Please forward your resume by May 30, 2007 along with three references to:

Mr. George Kakekaspan - Acting Band Manager
Fort Severn First Nation
Box 149
Fort Severn, Ontario
Fax: 807-478-1103