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The Chief Executive Officer will report to the United Chiefs and Councils of Mnidoo Mnising Tribal Chair and Board of Directors.
The Chief Executive Officer is ultimately responsible for the overall administration and operation of the United Chiefs and Councils of Mnidoo Mnising providing service to six member First Nation communities including Aundeck Omni Kaning, M’Chigeeng, Sheguiandah, Sheshegwaning, Whitefish River and Zhiibaahaasing. The Chief Executive Officer provides advice, recommendations and strategic initiatives to the Board of the Directors. The Chief Executive Officer directly supervises six (6) Senior Management Staff.
Key Areas of Responsibility
• To act as the administrative lead and link between Senior Managers and the UCCMM Board of Directors.
• Implement all decisions made by the Board of Directors
• To ensure the UCCMM Tribal Council’s Vision, Mission and Values are upheld.
• Support the Board of Directors by facilitating Strategic Planning Sessions and ensure that all Strategic Initiatives undertaken by the UCCMM Tribal Council benefit the six (6) member communities.
• Ensure clear communication to the Board of Directors including the provision of general updates in relation to the CEO as well as for all sectors within the UCCMM Tribal Council. Provide the Board of Directors with background material, research and information to support the Board of Directors in making sound decisions
• Ensure that annual budgets are prepared for approval by the Board of Directors
• Ensure that any budget amendments are approved by the Board of Directors
• Provide the Board of Directors with quarterly financial reports.
• Ensure that all requirements for the annual audit are met.
• Ensure that meeting agendas, packages and minutes are prepared.
• Ensure that the By-Laws and policies including financial policies are up to date and approved by the Board of Directors
• Recommend any key policy changes to the Board of Directors
• Establish key long term relationships with First Nations, affiliates and government partners that enhance the organization’s representation for its members.
• Attend meetings as required – First Nations, affiliates, indigenous organizations, partners and federal and provincial government.
• Promote the UCCMM Tribal Council Organization and First Nations through strategic public relations and government interactions.
• Ensure that the Board of Directors are supported by proper governance policies and leadership manuals.
• Inform the Board of Directors of emerging trends, threats and/or opportunities.
• Develop and enhance relationships between First Nations Organizations that the member First Nations are part of (ie. Castle Building Supply, Manitoulin Hotel and Conference Centre, McLeans Mountain Wind Farm, UCCM Anishinaabe Police Service, Kenjgewin Teg, Noojmowin Teg, Mnaamodzawin Health Services Inc., Kenjgewin Teg and Ojibwe Cultural Foundation.
• Ensure oversight and provide recommendations and advice to the Board of Directors in relation to all aspects of existing claims and future claims benefiting the member First Nations.
• Provide support in any and all Negotiations
• Ensure regular communication to the Tribal Chair.
• Liaise with the First Nation’s Band Managers as mandated by the Board of Directors
• Direct Supervision of six (6) Senior Management Staff and ensuring that regular performance appraisals are completed.
• Responsible for human resources, strategic planning and contributing to a positive work environment.
• Ensure that all Policies and Procedures are updated and compliant with applicable legislation
• Ensure the management and delivery of all programs and services
• Development of annual work plans to include professional development relating to position
• Practice strict confidentiality, privacy, ethical and non-bias approaches
• Oversee the administration of finances of the Tribal Council
• Review and approve all contracts and tenders and ensure that any contracts or tenders beyond the CEO authority are presented to the Board of Directors.
• Maintain and review up to date knowledge of all additional funding opportunities to support the UCCMM Tribal Council and its initiatives and ensuring that proposals are approved by the Board of Directors and submitted to the funding source.
• Ensure that staff have the ability to develop their capacity with professional development training
• Ensure that all personnel files are maintained in strict confidence.
• Ensure and oversee effective communication between sectors
• Ensure up to date knowledge on legislative changes impacting the UCCMM Tribal Council
• All other duties as directed by the Tribal Chair and/or Board of Directors.
Qualifications and Requirements
• Post-Secondary degree in public policy, public management, or related field.
• Minimum 5 years’ experience in senior management role, including program development responsibilities and successful legislative advocacy experience, preferably on Indigenous issues;
• Have working knowledge of the Member First Nations of the UCCMM Tribal Council.
• Seasoned, knowledgeable and culturally astute leader who is highly adaptable to change and able to navigate through multi-faceted and complex environments.
• Significant knowledge and understanding of the 1850 Treaty, 1836 Treaty, Articles of 1862, 1990 Land Claim, and Federal Claims that impact the member First Nations.
• Proven experience negotiating and working within strategic partnerships.
• Excellent organizational, strategic, planning and implementation skills
• Demonstrated excellent organizational management and administrative skills including strategic and operational planning, supervision and performance management, budget management, and policy implementation;
• Strong leadership abilities:
o Leads, develops, mentors and motivates staff teams;
o Leads with diplomacy, transparency, honesty, and teamwork.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Superior interpersonal skills and able to build and maintain strong relationships; approaches members, stakeholders and all relationships with respect and instills trust.
• High level of integrity, confidentiality and accountability
• Possesses knowledge and deep understanding of Indigenous traditions, Indigenous issues and challenges, and the relevant history and political landscape.
• Self-motivated, ability to work independently and is team oriented
• Have excellent time management skills and ability to multitask and prioritize to meet deadlines
• Strong interpersonal and decisions making skills, analytical and problem-solving skills for nature of the work Must have knowledge and understanding of Anishinaabe culture, traditions and customs
• Understanding and fluency of the Ojibwe language is an asset
• Must have a valid Class “G” Driver’s Licence
Mail/drop off (no fax or email submissions) 1) cover letter 2) resume 3) copy of valid Ontario driver’s licence 4) three work-related letters of reference including at least one from a direct supervisor/manager 5) current (within the past 3 months) criminal record check.
Mark “Confidential-CEO” to:
Tribal Chair Chief Patsy Corbiere
United Chiefs and Councils of Mnidoo Mnising
M’Chigeeng, ON P0P 1G0
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