Location: Birch Narrows Dene Nation
Program: Band Office
Employment Terms: Full Time
Length of Employment: Permanent
Number of Positions: 1
Date Posted: 05/28/2019
Expiration Date: 07/01/2019
The Birch Narrows Dene Nation (BNDN) is currently recruiting for the key administrative role of Office Manager. This is a permanent full-time position within Band Office Administration Department of BNDN. Working under the support and supervision provided by the Director of Operations, the Office Manager is responsible for organizing and coordinating office operations and procedures that facilitate the smooth running of Birch Narrows Dene Nation offices. This position also provides senior administrative support to the Director of Operations and the overall leadership of BNDN as well as working with other key administrative support staff at various sites and within the programs to ensure effective and consistent administration services are delivered across the BNDN.
The successful candidate will be expected to work independently, take initiative and be responsible for the quality of assigned work. The Office Manager will also be required to work extensively with external contacts including suppliers, government officials, and BNDN elected officials. In carrying out this role, the Office Manager must maintain a professional code of conduct, demonstrate integrity at all times, and exercise sound judgement in carrying out the position’s responsibilities consistent with BNDN’s policies and procedures.
For applicants to be considered for this role, they must possess:
• Education in Office Administration and office procedures along with a minimum of five years’ relevant experience in a senior administrative/executive support position; an appropriate combination of education and experience will be considered
• the demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment with Senior Management and BNDN leaders
• the ability to manage competing priorities and to meet tight deadlines
• sound judgement, collaboration problem-solving skills and initiative
• the demonstrated capability and performance in the areas of time management, ability to work independently, and punctuality
• the ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing (including drafting documents)
• a strong work ethic and a positive team attitude
• computer proficiency with Microsoft Office products including MS Office 2010, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, and
• a valid driver’s license.
In addition, the successful applicant will be required to sign an Oath of Confidentiality. Understanding of First Nation Culture, Dene/Cree Language, will be considered an asset.
The Birch Narrows Dene Nation (BNDN), with its administration office in Turnor Lake, has invested extensively in recreational facilities, community services, infrastructure, and both economic and capacity development with the assistance of funds distributed by the First Nations Trust. It is affiliated with the Meadow Lake Tribal Council (MLTC). Its mission is to provide good governance and create opportunities for the well-being of all Birch Narrows Dene Nation membership, citizens and community. It adheres to values focused on Culture, Language, Respect, Integrity and Honesty.
The membership of Birch Narrows Dene Nation is around 826 people, but the need for local services is large. The First Nation has several initiatives that will make a difference. For example, the First Nation took over the Turnor Lake Provincial School and now owns the local Northern Store. Ownership and control of the school provides the opportunity to revitalize language retention and local cultural knowledge. The Birch Narrows Elders are active in the community and vigilant about changes to the environment. Mapping and recording the environmental history of their traditional territory is one Elder project underway. Their lifelong relationship with the land is just one reason they are holding meetings at the Birch Narrows Lodge. The Lodge is a development conceived by the community and is wholly owned by the Birch Narrows Dene Nation. It is located in a prominent area of BNDN traditional hunting, fishing and trapping lands.
Interested applicants should submit their application in writing to:
#106-4002 Arthur Rose Ave
Attention: Human Resources Competition #2019BNDN03OM
The closing date for applications is July 1, 2019. (or 30 days after posting date) Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.