Band Manager/Senior Manager

Washagamis Bay First Nation is hiring a Band Manager/Senior Manager! For more information about this LEAP job posting, check out the details below!

Washagamis Bay First Nation is seeking applications for a Band Manager.  In this high-profile senior management position, you will be responsible for the complete operation of the First Nation administration under the general direction of the elected Chief and Council. This position is will be subject to a written term contract.

Employer Name: Washagamis Bay First Nation
City: Kenora Unorganized
Province: Ontario
Postal Code: P0X 1C0
Application Deadline: December 17, 2021
Hours of Work: 40-45
Job Type: Full-Time
Wages: Competitive annual salary

Duties of this LEAP Job Posting:

The Band Manager will be responsible for a wide range of duties, including leadership and organizational management responsibilities, financial planning and management, human resource planning and management and responsibilities related to relationships and advocacies.

Duties include:

  • Manage all staff of the First Nation
  • Ensure policies are reviewed and updated regularly and are in compliance with relevant legislation;
  • Establish objectives for the organization and formulate programs;
  • Develop policies, procedures and by-laws for the review and approval of Chief and Council;
  • Recommend, review, evaluate and approve documents, briefs and reports;
  • Ensure appropriate systems and procedures are developed and implemented to provide budgetary control;
  • Manage agreements and relationships with other levels of government;
  • Maintain an open, equitable and service-oriented relationship between the community and the administration;
  • Assist the Chief and Council with the design and implementation of physical development and strategic plans;
  • Management the community’s infrastructure and assets.
Qualifications for this LEAP Job Posting:
  • A relevant post-secondary degree or diploma, with at least five (5) years of management experience or equivalent;
  • A certified Aboriginal Professional Administrator (CAPA) designation or be willing to obtain;
  • Working knowledge of financial management, human resources management, and labour relations;
  • A strong background in finance, including previous working knowledge of financial systems;
  • Strategic and long-range planning skills, coupled with experience in organizational development/governance as well as public affairs;
  • Sound decision-making skills and the ability to motivate your staff will also be crucial to your success in this position;
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills as you will be interacting with a variety of stakeholders;
  • In addition, it is essential that you have experience in writing proposals and proposal reporting as you will be required to produce, implement and report on municipal, territorial, and federal related program proposals.
How To Apply to this LEAP Job Posting:

The Band Manager is responsible for working with and ensuring that the needs of the community are met, preference will be given to qualified candidates with experience working in aboriginal communities and qualified aboriginal applicants.

As recognition for all your hard work and determination, you can look forward to a competitive annual salary, with a group benefit and pension plan.

Please apply via email to: or fax to 807-543-2964

When applying you must include a detailed cover letter, detailed resume, a copy of your current (within 30 days) criminal records checks which includes a vulnerable sector check (or proof that it has been applied for), and three written references (at least two being from previous supervisors).

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