Position: Tribal Director
The Tribal Director is responsible for the leadership, management, reporting, and operations of
the Tribal Council, and for the implementation of decisions made by the Council of Chiefs.
The Tribal Director is responsible for making recommendations to the Council of Chiefs
regarding any required changes to administrative policies and procedures, the strategic
direction of the organization and the deployment of organizational resources to meet the
mission statement of the SNTC and to establish a collaborative working relationship with all 17
Chiefs of the Secwepemc Nation.
1. Minimum of a Bachelors Degree, preference given to a persons with a Master’s degree
in an administration or Management related field
2. Three years minimum with an administrative or leadership background
3. Minimum three years in a management position
4. Minimum of five years experience with a First Nations or Aboriginal organization
5. Knowledge of leadership and management principles as they relate to non-profit
STANTDARDS OF SERVICE:
1. Maintains confidentiality of professionally acquired information.
2. Provides service in non-judgmental and in a culturally sensitive manner.
3. Is accessible, accountable, cordial and responsive in all manner of communications for
4. Presents themselves professionally in the workplace and when conducting business
for the SNTC; keeping in mind at all times s/he represents the SNTC in a manner of
professionalism and integrity.
1. Performs all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Shuswap Nation Tribal
Council policies, standards, and procedures, and as directed by the Council of Chiefs.
2. Maintains confidentiality on all matters relating to the business of the Shuswap
Nation Tribal Council.
3. Provides leadership to the SNTC employees in the assessment of SNTC program needs,
financial and operating.
4. Provides leadership, planning and direction to the Council of Chiefs in the
development and review of the SNTC Mission Statement and ensures that the SNTC
operating affairs are managed in accordance with the approved Mission Statement.
5. Provides leadership and direction to the Council of Chiefs in the review and
development of the SNTC Strategic Plan.
6. Provides leadership and direction to the Council of Chiefs in the management of the
operating, program, and financial affairs of the SNTC.
1. Monitors and reviews private sector, and federal, provincial and regional government
interests into activities, hearings, and reports, which could have an affect on the
administration and operation of the SNTC.
2. Manages the operating and administrative affairs of the SNTC in accordance with related
Federal and Provincial Government Regulations.
3. Keeps the Council of Chiefs informed of sensitive and important matters and issues.
4. Provides leadership and direction in the development of office / administration services,
support, policies and procedures.
5. Manages the overall administration affairs of the SNTC Administration office.
6. Provides leadership and direction in the development and coordination of SNTC special
7. Maintains an awareness of the on-going need within the SNTC to develop and maintain a
level of trust, integrity, service and professionalism.
8. Performs other duties and responsibilities as necessary in the performance of the position
and as assigned by the Council of Chiefs, the Tribal Chairperson, and the Executive
1. Manages the overall development of the SNTC operating and capital budgets, presents
the budgets to the Council of Chiefs for approval, and administers the budgets as
2. Manages the overall operating and capital financial affairs of the Shuswap Nation
3. Oversees the development and management of SNTC financial policies and
4. Provides leadership and support in the development of proposals for operating,
program and project funding.
5. Provides special and regular financial reports to the Council of Chiefs.
6. Directs the internal transfer of operating funds to meet the needs of programs and
services, as approved by the Council of Chiefs.
7. Monitors expenditures for all SNTC administered programs, services and projects.
8. Ensures that all financial records of accounts are up-to-date and accurate, and
developed in accordance with accepted financial practices.
9. Ensures that the financial affairs and records of the SNTC are audited at least
1. Ensures that the Tribal Chairperson and all other members of the Council of Chiefs
are informed of every regular and special meetings of the Council of Chiefs.
2. Attends all regular or special meetings of the Council of Chiefs and presents reports or
recommendations as may be required.
3. Ensures that all resolutions, decisions and recommendations of the Council of Chiefs
are recorded, and that required actions are initiated.
4. Assists the Council of Chiefs in the development of meeting agendas, and in the
preparation and distribution of information in support of meeting agendas.
Human Resource Management
1. Manages the development of the SNTC Human Resource Plan and oversees the
management of the Plan as approved by the Council of Chiefs.
2. Provides leadership to all employees of the SNTC and supervises employees
reporting to the Tribal Director.
3. Manages the development and review of SNTC Human Resource Policy, oversees
the administration of Policy as approved by the Council of Chiefs, and ensures that
all employees have a detailed understanding of Human Resource Policy.
4. Oversees the hiring of all SNTC employees and contracts for service, chairs the
Personnel Selection Committee, as appropriate, and signs or delegates the signing of
the offer of employment and contracts for service as recommended by the Personnel
5. Evaluates the performance of all employees reporting to the Tribal Director, and
ensures that all employees are evaluated in accordance with the Human Resource
6. Manages the development of the SNTC Compensation Program, and administers the
Program as approved by the Council of Chiefs.
7. Identifies employee training and development needs of employees reporting to the
Tribal Director, and ensures that all SNTC employees have the skills and knowledge
to perform the responsibilities of their position, and represent the SNTC.
8. Reviews the design of positions within the SNTC, and recommends an appropriate
organizational structure to the Council of Chiefs.
9. Provides leadership in the review and development of SNTC position descriptions and
10. Manages the employment legal affairs of the SNTC.
11. Chairs the SNTC Personnel Committee.
Programs Services and Projects
1. Provides leadership and direction in the research of available program funding.
2. Provides leadership, direction and support in the development of program and
operating policies and procedures, and ensures that policies are administered as
3. Provides leadership, direction and support in the development and delivery of SNTC
Programs and Services.
4. Manages the tendering of capital projects and manages the overall construction of
Community and Public Relations Affairs
1. Ensures that SNTC Members have the opportunity to share their views and needs relative
to new or continuous SNTC programs and services.
2. Ensures that SNTC Members have a detailed understanding of the services and
programs available through the SNTC.
3. Manages the overall development of an SNTC Member Communications Plan and
monitors the Plan, as approved.
4. Liaises with government departments, agencies, and industry on matters affecting the
advancement of Council of Chiefs goals and objectives.
5. Makes presentations, as authorized or requested by the Council of Chiefs to Band
Councils, the media, government departments or agencies, and the public.
6. Visits, on a regular basis, each Band Council office to confer with and update the
member bands and their staff, on the work and progress of the SNTC and the affairs of
the Council of Chiefs.
7. Monitors the communications of the SNTC with governments, outside organizations
and the media.
8. Represents the SNTC, as required in the performance of the duties and
responsibilities, and as assigned by the Council of Chiefs and the Tribal Chairperson.
The Tribal Director is accountable to the council of chiefs through the direct professional
supervision and support provided by the Tribal Chairperson.
In accordance with the SNTC Human Resource Policy, the first priority will be to hire
qualified persons of Secwepemc ancestry. Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights
Code, preference may be given to applicants of Aboriginal ancestry.
We invite applications to be submitted to the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council attention the
Personnel Committee no later than Friday, October 9th, 2009.
Shuswap Nation Tribal Council
304 – 355 Yellowhead Highway
Kamloops, British Columbia V2H 1H1